Going to BVE 2013?

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In just over three weeks, BVE 2013 starts in London. I’ve been looking forward to it for months.

BVE is a production and post-production trade show with over 300 exhibitors and over 150 seminars. At one event you can visit Adobe, AJA, Anton/BauerArri, AutocueAvid

It is designed for editors, camera operators, producers, directors, broadcast engineers, writers… everyone involved in media production at all levels and stages.

Entry is free if you register in advance.

The question to ask about trade shows these days is whether you can learn more ‘live’ than by researching on the web. The great thing about BVE (which used to stand for Broadcast Video Expo) is that in my experience, exhibitors staff their stands with very knowledgeable people. It used to be that UK-based shows were made up of British hardware and software distribution companies who didn’t know much more than the text found in the brochures found on the stands.

Although I get very useful information at the stands, I’m most looking forward to the seminar programme. Seminars range from the very technical presentations by engineers to industry debates featuring TV channel commissioning editors. As well as the seminars, there is The Future of Media Summit 2013, a ‘Media Business Event For Content Owners, Tackling The Challenges Of Content Monetisation & Revenue Generation In The Digital Landscape(!)’

Because I blog here on Final Cut Pro and post-production and enjoy reporting from seminars using Twitter, this year I’m an ‘official BVE 2013 blogger’. In return for at least two blog posts and using a BVE banner or two, the event organisers are giving me access to the conference, the press facilities and a link from their site to here.

Given that I don’t usually write about industry events (the last time was for NAB four years ago), I’d class this post as an advertorial. However, I’m writing this because if I were to talk to you in person today, I’d ask if you’ll be joining me at BVE.

[Edited on 5 February at BVE2013’s request to replace large image with smaller animated gif, and changed exhibitor links from home pages to their pages on BVE site]

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