Bursaries offered to attend the IBC

If you work for a CBA member with responsibility for technical matters at policy or planning level of a broadcaster, we are offering bursaries to visit the IBC in the Netherlands from 12 to 17 September 2013.

With over 1,000 broadcasting manufacturers and service providers exhibiting, the IBC is the largest international conference for the professional broadcast and media industry. The conference covers technical papers, business and operational matters as well as programme-related sessions.

Bursary applications are invited from staff of member broadcasters from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands. The trip should benefit the applicant and their organisation, and due to financial restrictions be something they would not otherwise be able to attend.

Only one application per organisation will be considered, so companies should ensure that their strongest candidate applies. If there are multiple applicants from the same organisation, only the first one received will be considered.

Preference will be given to those applicants who are currently involved with the planning or execution of projects to convert their stations to file-based production, digital transmission and/or IP contribution/distribution. The level of involvement must be briefly covered in the application.

The closing date for applications is 13 May 2013, and successful applicants will be notified by 31 May.

The bursary will cover the economy return airfare from the applicant’s country to Amsterdam, five nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation and a daily subsistence allowance. The successful applicant will have access to all conference proceedings and the exhibition. It is the applicants’ responsibility to obtain a visa to visit the Netherlands. Letters of invitation will be provided. They will also be required to purchase the cheapest available airfare locally, which will be reimbursed by the CBA.

Download and complete the form. Only electronic applications will be considered. Please email the form and direct any queries to neil@cba.org.uk

Above from L to R at the IBC: Neil Dormand, CBA technical consultant; Okeychukwu Nnaji Nwachukwu and Jay Chauhan from CBA members Voice of Nigeria and NDTV; and Alan Downie, CBA broadcasting engineering consultant

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