6000 visitors expected at MEB

The Middle East Broadcasters Conference and Exposition, MEB 2005, is scheduled to be held for the first time at the Beirut International Exhibition and Leisure Centre from December 8-10, 2005.

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By  Vijaya Cherian Published  July 24, 2005

The first annual Middle East Broadcasters Conference and Exposition, MEB 2005, is scheduled to be held at the Beirut International Exhibition and Leisure Centre from December 8-10, 2005. The Middle East Broadcasters (MEB) Association, the organiser of the event, claims that it is expecting more than 6,000 broadcast professionals to attend the event. “Broadcasting in the region has really taken off in the last couple of years – 55 new stations went to air in the last year and a half,” says Ahmad Al Maaz, president of MEB. “Many of the 200 stations in the Middle East are currently preparing to upgrade their operations. MEB is ready to help them make this transition.” MEB 2005 will feature three exhibitions —- a broadcast technology exhibition, a programming exhibition, and a talent showcase. One of the highlights of the show will be a fully-functional High Definition (HD) television station that will broadcast straight from the floor of the MEB 2005. The theme of the conference is “Setting New Standards in Broadcasting”. Topics covered at the conference will include “Increasing the Advertising pie” and “Management of an All-News TV station.” MEB 2005 will wrap up with an awards ceremony recognising excellence in Middle East television programming and production.

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