The International Broadcasting Co-production Conference (IBCC) is an annual international event that has been held in Seoul, South Korea since 2016 by the Korea Communications Commission (KCC). The KCC, a government organization directly under the President of the Republic of Korea, hosts the IBCC to promote the international co-production of broadcasting programs in response to the globalized environment of the broadcasting media.
The IBCC aims to find ways to foster cooperation between countries so that the broadcasting industries and cultures of all countries across the world can coexist. Further, the IBCC brings together various experts from domestic and overseas broadcasting sectors, including government agencies, broadcasters, production companies, and academia, to share and discuss the need for and meaning of a bilateral and multilateral broadcasting co-production agreement.
The status of the IBCC as a reputable international conference has grown since its inauguration in 2016 with four participating countries (Turkey, UK, Thailand, Indonesia) to 12 participating countries in 2019 (China, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Thailand, Turkey, UK, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam).
The 2020 IBCC will be held on November 24th, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. This event is scheduled to be held in a hybrid format that combines offline and online components due to the COVID-19 pandemic that the world is experiencing together.