As the streaming industry evolves at a dizzying pace, staying current has never been more important. In 2024, several streaming-related events will be held around the world, each providing unique insights into the latest trends, technologies and strategies shaping the future of digital content.

In our comprehensive guide, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 streaming and media conferences in 2024. These events stand out with influential sessions, exceptional speakers and unparalleled networking and learning opportunities. So mark your calendars and get ready to be part of the future of streaming – here are the top 10 streaming conferences you simply can’t miss in 2024!

1. IBC 2024 

IBC is the real king among streaming and media events. The International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) is a prestigious event that annually charts the future of media production, management, and delivery.

At IBC, you have the opportunity to learn from experts about new trends and challenges in broadcasting, participate in workshops to enhance your skills and knowledge of the media industry, and network with a wide variety of professionals, from content creators to tech enthusiasts, for collaboration and growth.

The 2023 show at RAI Amsterdam drew 43,065 visitors from 170 countries. There were 1,250 exhibitors at IBC 2023. The hottest topics were cloud, AI, 5G, VR/AR/XR, metaverse, gaming, and edge computing. All this was discussed by over 325 speakers.

IBC 2024 returns to RAI Amsterdam on September 13-16, 2024.

Visit the event homepage to learn more: IBC 2024

2. NAB 2024

For over a century, the NAB Show has been a key event in the world of media, entertainment, and technology. As we approach the NAB Show 2024, taking place April 13-17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada, the event certainly continues to be a driving force in shaping the content economy.

The NAB Show is a major global gathering of broadcast, media, and entertainment professionals around the world. It is a huge event that attracted more than 50,000 visitors in 2023, and up to 100,000 in previous years. In addition to exhibitor stands, lectures, panel discussions, and workshops take place there.

This is an ideal place for anyone who is involved in the media industry and wants to see the latest technological achievements with their own eyes. If you’re looking for new business opportunities, NAB Show stands out as a streaming conference you shouldn’t miss.

Visit the event homepage: NAB Show

3. Connected TV World Summit 2024 

Connected TV World Summit is an annual event that attracts the biggest names in pay-TV, broadcasting, streaming, studios, and TV technology. This year it will be held in London on March 12-13.

According to the organizers, the Connected TV World Summit 2024 will present new business models, partnership opportunities, and service innovations that can increase the total value of the television market.

The Connected TV World Summit 2024 program will feature more than 60 speakers and will cover topics such as:

New linear and D2C partnership models as super aggregation evolves;

Pay TV operators as the default Smart TV application, without STB;

Integration of FAST with the pay TV offer;

Broadcaster FAST for selected Smart TV guides,

and much more.

You can read more on the event page: Connected TV World Summit

4. SportsPro Madrid OTT Summit 2024 

The SportsPro OTT Summit in Madrid is a key event for sports broadcasting and media professionals. The summit is dedicated to the dynamic world of OTT content, especially in sports, and offers a unique combination of knowledge, networking, and innovation. This year’s edition will be held on November 28-30.

The summit brings together experts and thought leaders from around the world, providing a platform to discuss the latest trends, strategies and technologies in sports media. It covers a range of topics, from content distribution strategy and monetization to fan engagement and digital rights management. Networking sessions are also very important, during which you can establish valuable contacts.

Find out more about the event: SportsPro Madrid OTT Summit

5. NEM 2024

NEM is the media and entertainment industry’s premier event, focusing specifically on the European market. NEM is renowned for its in-depth analysis of trends, challenges, and opportunities in the changing media and entertainment industry. NEM 2024 happens on 10-13 June in Dubrovnik. 

The event takes place every year in Dubrovnik, Croatia and is aimed at pay TV channels, cable and satellite operators, IPTV, production, distribution and technology companies, media agencies and other TV industry professionals. NEM Dubrovnik focuses on the Central and Eastern European region, although event participants come from all over the world. As many as 700 companies presented themselves in eight editions of the event.

The event covers a wide range of topics important for media workers. These include content creation and distribution, digital transformation, advertising strategies and the impact of new technologies in media. This diversity makes NEM a comprehensive learning experience for participants.

Find out more: NEM 2024

6. CES 2024

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a groundbreaking event in the world of technology and media, widely recognized as the world’s stage for innovation. Held every year, CES is the place where the world’s leading companies and innovators come together to showcase the latest developments in consumer electronics, including breakthroughs in the media sector.

CES is renowned for featuring a wide array of technological innovations, from cutting-edge home electronics to breakthroughs in digital media. This event is a showcase for tech pioneers to display their newest creations and concepts that are set to redefine how we interact with technology and media. CES 2024 will be held from January 9 to 12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

You can’t miss this event if you want to see the latest breakthrough gadgets, devices, and innovations!

Visit the event homepage: CES TECH

7. SEGMENTS:2024

SEGMENTS:2024 is a highly anticipated conference focused on exploring various segments of the media and entertainment industry. The event is expected to be a key gathering for professionals, creators, and innovators, offering insights into the latest trends, technologies, and strategies shaping the future of the sector.

This is an event of the Streaming Video Technology Alliance (SVTA), a global technical association developing solutions to address the critical technical challenges of delivering high-quality video at scale.

SEGMENTS:2024 will be held on February 14, 2024, at the Marriott Denver Tech Center in Denver, Colorado.

For anyone involved in the media and entertainment industry, Segments 2024 offers a unique opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the various sectors within the industry. It’s a conference where you can learn about the latest technological innovations, gain insights from industry leaders, expand your professional network, and develop skills that are crucial for success in this dynamic field.

Learn more here: SEGMENTS:2024

8. StreamTV Show

StreamTV Show is a key event for industry professionals, content creators, technology innovators, and media strategists who are shaping the future of television in the digital age. It will be held June 24-26, 2024 in Denver, Colorado.

In the upcoming edition, the organizers want to answer the question: How will streaming continue to evolve as the dominant viewing method? What does the future hold for multi-channel service providers, Smart TVs, streaming STBs, and FASTs?

The event features a lineup of panels and keynote sessions led by top industry leaders and experts. The StreamTV Show is an excellent platform for networking, offering opportunities to connect with broadcasters, content creators, technology providers, and other industry professionals.

Visit the event homepage: StreamTV Show

9. BroadcastAsia 2024

BroadcastAsia is the leading tech festival in Asia’s media and entertainment industry, recognized for its focus on the latest trends and innovations in broadcasting and digital media. Held annually, the event is crucial for professionals looking to learn about and capitalize on Asia’s fast-growing media industry. The event will be held from May 29 to May 31, 2024.

During this event, you can learn about investment trends in the broadcast and media industry in the Asia-Pacific region, learn what is driving investment and how to take advantage of emerging opportunities. Moreover, you can find out more about the latest creative production technologies that will transform the broadcasting industry.

BroadcastAsia is an essential event for those in the broadcast and media industry, providing the perfect combination of learning, networking and technology exploration.

Read more here: BroadcastAsia 2024

10. Global Media Congress

The Global Media Congress is an influential event designed to address the critical issues and opportunities in the global media industry. This congress is a key gathering for media professionals, content creators, technology innovators, and decision-makers from around the world. The third edition will be held from November 26-28, 2024, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre – ADNEC.

Global Media Congress is the ideal event to learn about the latest trends and collaborate on new ideas. Topics covered in the 2023 edition include sustainability, sports media, innovation, and the latest technologies in media. This congress boasts 23,924 attendees, 257 exhibitors, 172 participating countries, and 160 speakers. 

At the Global Media Congress you can find dedicated sessions related to the media industry. These sessions focus on key topics led by high-class industry experts from around the world.

Visit the event homepage: Global Media Congress 

The final words 

Looking ahead to 2024, the top 10 streaming and media events, including prestigious gatherings like the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam and the Global Media Congress in Abu Dhabi, are crucial for industry professionals. These events provide opportunities to connect with industry leaders, explore the latest innovations, and participate in pivotal discussions shaping the future of streaming and media.

When planning your calendar for 2024, consider these conferences as a key investment in your professional development. They offer a comprehensive overview of the current state and future direction of our industry, making them essential for those who aspire to be at the forefront of the streaming and media industry.

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