Mark Smith to Lead IBC Council as New Chair

IBC has announced the appointment of Mark Smith as Chair of their esteemed IBC Council, a group of seasoned media and entertainment executives providing strategic advice. Smith, with over 30 years of experience in the technology and events sector, is set to chair his first Council meeting during IBC2023 in Amsterdam.

Smith has spent more than 30 years in the technology and events sector, focused on industry-level technology evolution, innovation programmes and M&E initiatives. As Communications and Marketing Director for the GSMA, the industry organisation that represents the interests of mobile network operators worldwide, he was a key part of the team that acquired and grew Mobile World Congress (MWC) as it became one of the biggest technology shows in the world.
Over the last decade, he has focused on the intersection between the communications and M&E sectors. His experience has helped him launch and develop the now-established IBC Accelerator Media Innovation Programme, which brings together pioneering media companies and leading-edge technology partners to collaborate on solutions that address real-world challenges and drive advances across a range of areas.