IBC’s Wilson retires after overseeing growth, change, restructuring

John Wilson, the IBC’s honorary president, has been at the center of the changes that have made the event what it is today
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With IBC2004, an era comes to a close with the retirement of John Wilson, the IBC’s honorary president.

Under Wilson’s steady guidance, the IBC grew in size and prestige, attracting broadcasters and media professionals from the international community who have shared their insight, technology and leadership as the television industry has undergone constant change and rebirth.

Wilson, who joined the management committee of IBC in 1986, rose in prominence and stature, becoming chairman in 1991.

He is credited with spearheading the IBC’s move from Brighton to Amsterdam in 1992 and recognizing the need to transform the event from a biennial show to an annual affair in 1995.

With the move from Brighton, the IBC was transformed from an English-centric trade show to a truly international event. Wilson also was a mover behind the IBC Partnership ownership structure.

In 2000, Wilson became IBC president, and in 2002 he was made honorary president.

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