The IBC Partnership Board has appointed Mike Martin as its Chairman from October 1st 2008. He succeeds Michael Bunce OBE, who steps down after nine successful years in the role.
Mike Martin’s career spans 30 years in the industry as sales director of the Vinten group until his retirement in 2001 and subsequently within IBC as Chairman of IBC’s Executive Management Committee. Mike also represented the IABM on the IBC Board from 2000 to 2006. Commenting on his appointment Mike Martin says
“I am delighted to be asked to become Chairman of The Partnership Board of IBC, following Michael Bunce’s retirement. My involvement with IBC over the past 10 years has given me a great insight into commitment of so many people from our industry. It is their talent that creates the unique exhibition and world renowned conference that is IBC.”
“It has been my great privilege to work with Michael Bunce, in promoting the ‘ by the industry for the industry’ ethos which is the heart of IBC.”
“Thanks to the hard work of the staff, consultants and committees, IBC has become one of the most respected forums within the electronic media industry. I intend that in my new role, IBC will continue to build on that excellent reputation,” he added.
Out-going Chairman Michael Bunce said “It has been a privilege to work for the industry with an outstanding team of Board members, IBC staff and consultants. Mike Martin has shown great skill in chairing the EMC, his knowledge makes him the ideal successor.”
“I believe that now is the time to hand over the Chairmanship following the Board’s appointment of Michael Crimp as COO to lead the IBC event and team”.
IBC COO Michael Crimp says “ IBC has benefited hugely from Michael Bunce’s chairmanship. I’m pleased that Mike Martin takes over the Partnership because his experience and contacts enable him to understand the needs of the industry we serve. This will be invaluable as IBC works hard to continue to deliver a vibrant sustainable and successful event”.
Established in 1967, IBC has evolved from its roots in terrestrial broadcasting to become the leading event for professionals involved in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment, sports and news content worldwide. The exhibition attracts over 1,300 exhibitors including the major technology suppliers. IBC also attracts over 46,000 attendees from more than 130 countries who visit each year to see the state-of-the-art technology. The world-renowned IBC conference tackles all the hot creative, management and technical issues. IBC is owned by six Partners who represent both visitors and exhibitors. Uniquely, the key executives and committees who control the convention are drawn from these organisations, bringing with them experience and expertise in all aspects of our industry. For full details, demographics and news visit www.ibc.org
About the IBC Partnership
IBC is a partnership. The partners are the six Sponsor bodies: IABM, IET (formerly IEE), IEEE, RTS, SCTE and SMPTE. Each partner has a Board member to perform the legal and contractual obligations of IBC. The Board oversees the policy, budget and general direction of IBC
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