HbbTV Symposium and Awards 2023 on November 28-29 in Naples
Geneva, May 10, 2023 – The 11th HbbTV Symposium and Awards will take place on November 28-29, 2023 in Naples, Italy. This was announced today by the HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing open standards for the delivery of advanced interactive TV services through broadcast and broadband networks for connected TV sets and set-top boxes.
The annual key summit of the connected TV industry, targeting platform operators, broadcasters, advertisers and adtechs, standards organisations and technology companies, will be co-hosted with Comunicare Digitale, an Italian association for the development of digital television.
For the first time, the HbbTV Symposium conference will be split into a traditional format with keynotes, presentations and round tables on the first day while the second day will host an unconference in which the participants will decide about the agenda, topics and discussions, actively shaping and driving the conference sessions and conclusions.
“We are excited about being back in Italy, hosting a new conference format. While delegates told us that they liked the previous concept, they also encouraged us to create more opportunities for interactivity between speakers and the audience, enabling more exchange among the participants. We are confident that the new structure will create an extraordinary event providing visitors with valuable insights on how to successfully develop their business in the changing market conditions,” said Vincent Grivet, Chair of the HbbTV Association.
“We strongly support bringing the HbbTV Symposium and Awards to Italy as this is a great opportunity for our country given the event’s success in other European cities,” added Andrea M. Michelozzi, President of Comunicare Digitale. “Naples is an excellent choice with its rich history and strong enthusiasm for modern technologies driven by local market players which have largely contributed to the growth of HbbTV. Naples is ready for a breath-taking event, greatly inspiring all participants in Mediterranean surroundings.”
The HbbTV Symposium will take place at the Naples Maritime Station, a modern congress and exhibition centre located in the port area of Naples at the Mediterranean Sea. The event will also host the 6th edition of the HbbTV Awards, featuring a wide range of categories designed to acclaim best practice and excellence in the HbbTV community.
Targeting top-level executives of the connected TV industry, the HbbTV Symposium will provide a unique platform for commercial and promotional activities. Details on the sponsoring packages can be found in the Call for Sponsors. Interested companies are encouraged to secure their commercial arrangements quickly as the opportunities are limited, ensuring great visibility for the participating partners. Early bird offers with reduced rates are available until July 20, 2023.