The Association for International Broadcasting - AIB - is the not-for-profit, non-governmental trade association that represents and supports international television and radio broadcasters and online broadcasters. Founded in 1993, the AIB has developed into a truly global organisation whose membership extends from New Zealand west through to the USA. The AIB provides its members with market intelligence, lobbying, networking and marketing support. It publishes the international media magazine, The Channel, that has a regular subscriber base of more than 7,000 senior executives in broadcasting and electronic media organisations in over 120 countries. The AIB also produces regular electronic news letters that reach the desktops of more than 27,000 people worldwide. The AIB has an immense collection of data about broadcasting and electronic media covering territories throughout the world. The AIB runs an awards festival that celebrates the best in factual TV and radio broadcasting. Called the AIBs, this annual festival attracts entries from broadcasters and independent production companies on every continent and in many languages. In 2019, the 15th AIBs will be hosted by Nejra Ćehić, London-based anchor at Bloomberg Television. The AIB is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation with its headquarters in the United Kingdom. It is governed by an Executive Council of six members elected from the AIB's membership including representatives of BBC World News, Al Jazeera, Bloomberg Television, France Medias Monde, RT channel, Deutsche Welle. The AIB's permanent staff is led by Chief Executive Simon Spanswick.