Broadcast India 2018 sets new records - 20% increase in visitors and exhibitors

  • Broadcast India Show cements its position as India’s largest infotainment show
  • Exhibitors report higher turnover
  • 10,000+ visitors over three days

Celebrating the 28th edition in Mumbai, the Broadcast India Show continues to exemplify the energy and technology that drives the entertainment and the infotainment industry. This year’s show brought the highest attendance and participation, which proves that the infotainment industry is resilient and poised for great transformation in the upcoming years.

The exceptional audience from the infotainment industry was welcomed by NuernbergMesse India. Present during the inauguration of the three-day exhibition were Mr. Wolfgang Kranz – Vice President (International), NuernbergMesse GMBH, Mr. Satish Aggarwal – Managing Director, Visual Technologies India, Mr. Peter Bruce – Director APAC, IABM, Mr. Geoffrey Chappell – Film Focus Consultancy, Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi – President & CEO, Canon India, Mr. Eddie Udagawa – Vice President Consumer Imaging and Information Centre, Canon India, amongst other dignitaries from across the world.

The Broadcast India Show held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre from October 25 – 27, featured over 500 exhibiting companies to a sold-out show floor along with 10,764 unique attendees representing a 20% increase from the 2017 edition. Broadcast India Show 2018 highlighted a 15% increase in the number of new companies exhibiting with us for the first time.

Participants included many of the industry’s best-known names including Blackmagic Design, Sony, AVID, RED Digital, Canon, Datavideo, Ross Video, FOR-A, Grass Valley, ARRI, Carl Zeiss, Panther, Seagate, AJA Video Systems, IHSE, Primestream, Ikegami, Netweb Technologies, Sennheiser and Dell, together with numerous highly specialised firms supplying essential products and services for all sectors of the market. Over 27 countries were represented at the show; including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Ukraine and USA.

The event was further strengthened by the active support and presence of key institutions and associations including IABM (International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers), The All India Broadcast Manufacturers and Distributors Association (AIBMDA), Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC), and TradeFair Support, UK amongst others.

Among other supporting activities at this year’s show was a four-session workshop conducted by IABM & Kohinoor Business School. The sessions covered ‘Understanding the Broadcast & Media Industry’ and ‘Broadcast Technology Workflows’. Many of the well-attended sessions included Going Global with OTT, The Media Evolution: Convergence Broadcast - and 5G network, WebRTC Live streaming, Emergence of AR, VR & AI in the Broadcast Industry, Infrastructure and Future of LED Visual and Sound, etc.

"The industry needs trade shows because they bring together people, they spark new ideas and they help to build new working relationships. We need more opportunities to meet face to face - that's what makes events like Broadcast India particularly valuable." said Ms. Sonia Prashar, Chairperson of the Board, Managing Director, NuernbergMesse India.

Business optimism across the show floor was also reported by exhibitors, many of whom rated Broadcast India as their best trade show of the year. The predominant feedback from exhibitors was that they have met good quality buyers who were engaged and very interested in new products. Over 50% of the buyers stated they expected to make significant purchases in the next 6 to 12 months. The show will certainly be a catalyst for new and positive economic growth in our industry in the months and years to come.

Broadcast India Show makes way for the next-gen broadcast technology - faster, easier, more productive and definitely more creative ways of working with broadcast, film, audio, radio and everything else that contributes to the infotainment industry - from its content creation to its management and delivery. Companies and corporates, veterans and professionals, suppliers and customers, visionaries, and other stakeholders from across the world visited to realize opportunities, establish trade connections and facilitate resource pooling on the biggest scale as is the norm every year.

Summing up the success of Broadcast India, Sonia Prashar said: “This positive feedback confirms that this was a very successful show and we thank everyone who contributed to it – exhibitors, visitors, speakers and participants in all our supporting events; as well as our show partners and supporting organisations. Our focus is now on next year’s show, which will bring us back to the Bombay Exhibition Centre. Planning for that is well under way and stand reservations are already coming in quickly.”

Save the date!
The Broadcast India Show 2019 will take place at the Bombay Exhibition Centre from 17 to 19 October 2019.

For more information, please contact Varun Gaba on varun.gaba@nm-india.com or Pranali Raut on pranali.raut@nm-india.com.