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DVB World 2023 will take place at the Maison de la Poste in Brussels on Thursday 22 June. Building on the success of last year, the event will once again be run as an unconference.

Our unconference format means DVB World 2023 will be laser-focused on the topics and questions of most importance to you. We’re once again offering this highly interactive event format where the emphasis is on peer-to-peer learning and collaboration.

Don’t take our word for it…. here’s what DVB World 2022 attendees said:

DVB Members should note that physical meetings of the DVB Technical and Commercial Modules are scheduled for, respectively, the day before and after DVB World – another good reason to make the trip to Brussels.

DVB World 2023 • Thursday 22 June • Brussels

Registration fees

Once again, our registration fee is very low to encourage participation. However, please consider choosing the “supporter” option when registering: it helps us to offset the cost of running the event and delivers additional visibility for your company. More information below.

DVB MEMBER – Participant


NON-MEMBER – Participant


DVB MEMBER – Supporter


3 x participants plus brand visibility*

NON-MEMBER – Supporter


3 x participants plus brand visibility*

The venue

We’re returning to the warm and welcoming surrounds of the Maison de la Poste in Brussels. It is filled with inviting spaces that make an ideal backdrop for an event of this kind. This historic building sits right next to the Gare Maritime, under whose breathtaking wooden atrium we will hold an icebreaker event on Wednesday 21 June, the evening before DVB World 2023.

How it works

Register to attend, whether as an individual participant or as a supporting organization (with three tickets included).

Think about the sessions and topics you would like to see on the agenda – this guide may help (PDF).

Get to Brussels, ideally the night before, to join our icebreaker, but certainly in the morning on 22 June, at the Maison de la Poste.

After some time to mix and chat, we will together build an agenda for the day, based on pitches from participants.

Parallel sessions will run throughout the day – join the ones of most interest – fuelled by plentiful food and drinks.

At the end of the afternoon we’ll review the day together, before continuing the discussions at our social sessions.


The agenda for the DVB World 2023 unconference will be created when participants gather at the Maison de la Poste on 22 June. Below you can find the main timings for the event as a whole.

Wednesday 21 June

DVB Technical Module meeting – DoubleTree Hilton hotel (see the meeting calendar on our Member portal for timing details)

It is very important to complete the RSVP for this meeting and to indicate that you will attend in person. (DVB Members only!)

20:00 to 22:00Icebreaker at the Gare Maritime; all participants welcome. We’ll meet on this historic station concourse that has been transformed into an indoor city, with a food market that brings together offerings from many of Belgium’s leading chefs. We will provide the drinks and you can order whatever takes your fancy from the surrounding food counters.

Thursday 22 June

The event takes place at Maison de la Poste. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks will be provided throughout the day, as well as lunch and dinner.

09:00 to 09:30 – Welcome to DVB World: catch up with colleagues over a light breakfast and explore our inspiring venue.
09:30 to 10:45 – We will create the day’s agenda together.
11:00 to 17:00 – Sessions will run in parallel throughout the day; a lunch buffet will be provided.
17:00 to 18:00 – Plenary session to review the day and capture what we’ve discovered and learned.
18:00 to 22:00 – We continue with the Social Sessions: drinks, food, conversation, demos, music and more!

Friday 23 June

DVB Commercial Module meeting – DoubleTree Hilton hotel (see the meeting calendar on our Member portal timing details).

It is very important to complete the RSVP for this meeting and to indicate that you will attend in person. (DVB Members only!)


We’re grateful to the companies below for supporting DVB World 2023. To join them, select the supporter option when registering. More info in the FAQ below.


To make it as easy as possible for those in our community to attend this event, we have kept the fees low. The registration fee is €100 for non-members and €50 for those working for a DVB Member company.
If your company would like to provide additional support to the event and help us to offset the costs, you can select the “Supporter” option when registering (and bring two colleagues along to the event with you, among other benefits). See the next question for details.

As the event is an unconference, the programme will be developed on-site when the event begins. As such, there is no pre-published agenda. All registered participants are invited to join a dedicated LinkedIn Group where pre-event discussions are welcome. You can read more about the process in an article in Issue 60 of DVB Scene magazine (pages 10–11).

There will be time and space for everybody to contribute to the event. If you’d like to prepare a short presentation, you can use that as a basis for a session that you pitch, either alone or along with others.

Sure! Get in touch with us, tell us what you’d like to show, and we’ll discuss the best way to fit that into the day.

On the day itself, Thursday 22 June, you should plan to be at the Maison de la Poste from 09:00 to 22:00. (If you’re arriving in Brussels that morning, it will be fine if you can’t make it until 09:30.) We will have a full programme of activities throughout the day, with plenty of food and drinks to keep energy levels topped up.

All participants are also invited to “break the ice” with us the night before, on Wednesday 21 June from 20:00 to 22:00, at the Gare Maritime Food Market.

No. This is a physical event that will be neither streamed nor recorded.

All those who wish to be involved with the event must register as either a participant or a supporter. This applies also to trade journalists, who are welcome to attend and participate. Anyone reporting publicly on the event should ensure that participants are not quoted without their permission – conversations will be “off the record” unless the contrary has been confirmed.

While DVB World is a one-day event, we know that many of our participants will arrive in Brussels the evening before or will have been attending DVB meetings in the area. Our icebreaker is a chance to “break the ice” ahead of the intensive experience of an unconference. We’re gathering at the Gare Maritime to catch up with old friends and make new contacts.

If you arrive in Brussels in time to join us on Wednesday 21 June between 20:00 and 22:00, please do come along!

Keep it casual! (Or whatever works best for you.)

Travel & Accommodation


While we not have a special conference rate, the hotels around Place Rogier are a 15-20 minute walk from the Maison de la Poste.

The DVB group meetings on 21 and 23 June (TM and CM) will be held at the DoubleTree Hilton hotel.

There are several other hotels in the Place Rogier area that are conveniently located to get to the Maison de la Poste, including Thon Hotel, Hotel Indigo, Yadoya Hotel and Max Hotel (budget accommodation).

Getting there

Those travelling by train should get to Brussels-North station, from which the venue, located in the Tour & Taxis quarter, is a 20-25 minute walk.

A free and regular shuttle service (every 5 to 10 minutes) is provided from Brussels-North (Simon Bolivarlaan) to the site of Tour & Taxis, where the Maison de la Poste is located. It runs from 05:30 to 22:00.

Those landing at Brussels Airport can either take one of the regular trains to Brussels North station (~€10) or take a taxi (~€45) or Uber (~€35) directly to the venue. The taxi rank is clearly indicated at the arrivals area; Uber pick-up usually takes place in parking P1 on level 4 or 5.

If driving, keep in mind that Brussels has a Low Emission Zone that may apply for your vehicle. The Maison de la Poste website has information about on-site parking.


While Brussels is a safe and welcoming city, the area around Brussels North station has been the focus of some antisocial behaviour. We do not recommend walking around this area alone after dark.


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  • Uber – operating in Brussels


We will align with the guidance of the Belgian authorities with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. The most up-to-date information can be found on this website:


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Last year’s Agenda

An unconference agenda is co-created live on-site by the participants themselves. At last year’s event, around 25 sessions were added to the agenda, setting the scene for a day of intense exchanges across a range of topics.
To give you an idea of what to expect from DVB World 2023, below we list the sessions that were on last year’s agenda.

  • Object-based broadcasting
  • Designing an overarching DVB-I demo for IBC2022
  • Introduction of enhancement and scalability tools in DVB
  • DVB as THE video streaming standardization body
  • Introducing the DVB Service List Registry
  • DVB writes and promotes its own specs. Should we also promote other people’s specs. If so, how?
  • DVB-HB (Home Broadcast) – Transition Solutions to DVB-I Ecosystem
  • DVB-I and 5G-MAG, DVB-I over 5G System
  • Immersive & 6DoF in DVB
  • What can DVB learn from the ATSC 3.0 initiative and vice versa? / How to sell DVB? Beyond “Next Gen TV”?
  • DVB-I Plugfest
  • Dynamic Ad Insertion – Is it ready for DVB broadcast or purely for OTT?
  • Measuring DVB-I
  • Native IP: How do we, as the industry, bridge the IP gap between the connected and less connected world?
  • DVB-I: Is it ready for Primetime?
  • Dynamic Broadcast Multicast – Improve reliability and spectrum utilization
  • Energy-aware DVB service delivery and consumption
  • How could a DVB-I-over-broadcast profile improve the end-user UX?
  • How do I show the benefits of DVB-I?
  • Is DVB “FAST” (free ad-supported streaming television) enough?
  • Scalable Video Coding
  • SD -> UHD, what/when is good enough? / How can DVB help guide through a multi codec world?
  • What should DVB deliver besides PDF?
  • What will TV services, devices and users look like in 2032, and what should DVB be doing towards that?