Amsterdam Supermeet 2014
Tuesday, 05 August 2014
It's time to plan your trip to IBC2014 in Amsterdam. The exhibition runs from September 12-16th at the Amsterdam RAI. For users of Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer and Blackmagic Davinci Resolve, it is also time for this year's Amsterdam Supermeet.
There's nothing like visiting a trade fair and looking right into the eyes of post production hardware and software makers while asking tough questions. The networking opportunities continue at parties and other gatherings.
Supermeet is in the tradition of the unbiased sharing of information found at user groups. A super user group meeting.
Although Apple, Avid and Adobe have presented at previous meetings, it is the other presentations that can only be seen here. The people you meet and the stories you'll hear will be hard to track down on the IBC show floor.
The agenda evolves in the weeks up to the night, but there has been a big announcement: Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey, the editors of Alias, Lost, Mission Impossible III, Star Trek, Super 8, Kung Fu Panda 2 and Star Wars Episode VII, will be the special guests. Mary Jo Markey was one of the special guests of EditFest London this year, and she was one of the stars of the show.
As well as presentations and networking, in the tradition of old-school user group meetings there is also a large raffle which has so many prizes that attendees have a good chance of winning; each entry ticket includes two raffle tickets.
Disclosure: The organisers have asked me to be a media sponsor, so in return for writing about the event, they link to me from their site and I get a pair of free tickets.
Part of planning your trip to IBC in Amsterdam is booking accommodation. As well as booking a hotel near the venue, consider other parts of the city - your IBC credentials include access to shuttle buses.
Here's a map that shows the exhibition venue, routes for the shuttle buses and the location of this year's Supermeet.
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