Top 10 Broadcast Media Trade Shows & Conferences to Attend in 2021

The Ultimate Broadcast Media Events and Show Guide for 2021

Odds are you weren’t able to attend all of the in-person broadcast media trade shows and conferences you wanted to last year. 

Well…good news! It’s 2021 and the industry now has a year of contingency and virtual planning experience under its belt when it comes to successfully executing its usual knockout event lineup.

Onsite, online or a mixture of both…the show must go on, as the world of broadcast media knows very well. By bringing the gurus of media, entertainment and technology together it’s only natural that great business, networking and learning opportunities are bound to unfold.

So…what are you waiting for? Let the planning begin!

Here’s our list of top International Broadcast Media Trade Shows to attend in 2021.


1. CABSAT

Dates: May 24-26 New Dates! October 26-28

Location: Dubai

Brief: CABSAT is the No.1 Broadcast, Satellite and Content event in the MEASA region. With a 25 year history of engaging, innovating and disrupting with the industries decision makers involved in the Creation, Management, Distribution and Monetization of filmed entertainment and audio content. CABSAT is the region’s definitive event for Broadcast, Satellite and Entertainment content and has seen record breaking numbers all thanks to our valued exhibitors and loyal attendees.

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2. Broadcast Asia

Dates: July 14-16 

Location: Singapore (Virtual only) 

Brief: In 2021, BroadcastAsia joins Asia Tech x Singapore as anchor event and both events will take place online and physically! Through a hybrid model, we are able to bring you a new stream of live content covering IoT in Broadcasting, IP Broadcasting, Livestreaming and more in Singapore and on your screens. Networking can now take place F2F (safely) or via your devices as well so you can reach new potentials across industries effortlessly.

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3. IBC 

Dates: September 10-13 

Location: Amsterdam 

Brief: IBC is the world’s most influential media, entertainment and technology show. Six leading international bodies are the owners behind IBC, representing both exhibitors and visitors. In 2019, IBC attracted more than 56,000 attendees from 150 countries around the world, exhibiting more than 1,700 of the world’s key technology suppliers and showcasing a debate-leading conference.

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4. Sportel

Dates: October 5-7 

Location: Monaco

Brief: SPORTEL Monaco, the world’s leading Sports Content Media Rights and Technology Convention, will take place in Monaco from 5 – 7 October 2021. SPORTEL, initially created over 30 years ago to unite top executives involved in bringing live sports on television, adapts to the changing climate. In recent times, digital has transcended traditional live sports, with the viewing experience shifting from linear to multi-platform and multi-screen and new and parallel ecosystems such as esports, virtual sports, sports betting and immersive technologies emerging as a driving ‘crossover’ trend at SPORTEL between communities. Attend SPORTEL to meet or reconnect with the global decision makers and explore the latest trends, shifts and evolutions in the sports media and sports tech industry.

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5. NAB Show 

Dates: October 9-13th 

Location: Las Vegas (TBD) 

Brief: With AES Show, Radio Show, NAB SMTE and other co-located events yet to be announced, October’s NAB Show® will be the most significant, in-person media and entertainment event of 2021. The industry will realize unparalleled access to critical information, inspiration and solutions for those seeking to create superior audio and visual experiences that attract listeners and viewers in large numbers for greater reach.

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6. FIAT/IFTA

Dates: October 19-21st 

Location: Virtual 

Brief: The title of this year’s FIAT/IFTA conference is “Advancing the digital dividend”. The past year has shown that we need to be agile, able to rapidly adapt to change. We must continue to ensure our remit in acquisition, preservation, access and use is to the fore so that the archives can deliver on the promise of the social, cultural and economic leverage that they comprise.

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7. Broadcast India

Dates: October 21-23 

Location: Mumbai

Brief: Every year, for over 30 years, the Broadcast India Show becomes the interactive platform that showcases on one hand, the paradigm shifts in infotainment technology across the globe. On the other, it allows you to connect with the innovators and experience the marvels first-hand. The Broadcast India Show 2020 ‘WE GO DIGITAL’ EDITION succeeded in exemplifying the unrivalled energy of the broadcast, media and infotainment domains by providing three days of seamless networking experience.

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8. BIT Media

Date: October 28-30 (TBC)

Location: Madrid

Brief: BIT MEDIA is the great biennial event of the sector that, beyond the traditional broadcast, brings companies and professionals closer to the world of corporate television, eSports, digital signage, new distribution platforms and emerging new producers of film and advertising content.

The fair brings together managers and CTOs of all major multimedia communication groups, telcos and regional radio and television as well as numerous local television networks and television, film and advertising producers in a frame of reference in this industry where they can learn first hand the latest technology proposals of more than 250 companies.

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9. Caper Show 

Dates: Date: November 9-12th

Location: Buenos Aires 

Brief: CAPER 2021 will be held in person in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from Tuesday 9 to Friday 12 November (Technical-Academic Program) and from Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 November (exhibition). The event will be showcasing  both international and Argentinian companies in the sectors Information technology, Telecommunications, Technology.

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10. SET Experience

Date: On Demand

Location: Virtual Only

Brief: Set Experience Brazil is Latin America’s Largest Broadcast Equipment Exhibition. For 2021, the group is launching an event platform that will host a multitude of content, presentations, demos and experiences to connect industry professionals.

Learn More here!


There you have it, our top 10 picks!

With or without travel required, we hope you get the chance to attend some of this year’s much anticipated broadcast media events! 

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