NEXT EDITION | 29-31 MAY 2019
Launched in 2015, the 2019 edition of DISCOP ABIDJAN is slated to take place from 29 to 31 May 2019 at the RADISSON BLU HOTEL.
100% focused on business and high-level networking, DISCOP ABIDJAN has become the #1 destination for key players driving Sub-Saharan Francophone Africa’s content development, production and distribution industries.
Ever-increasing year-on-year attendance shows the true extent of growth potential in this ensemble of 31 neighboring countries where French is spoken as a first or second language: +/- 200 international sales executives representing global distributors and local content producers are expected to take part alongside +/- 200 acquisition and programming executives seeking content, adaptation rights and coproduction projects.
These buyers represent public and commercial broadcasters, premium cable channels, and other content distribution platforms servicing Sub-Saharan Francophone Africa.This region is a predominantly free TV marketplace challenged by rapidly growing pay TV and digital terrestrial television services, cutting-edge internet users consuming video content online, and the huge rise in mobile phone penetration.
Matchmaking services will be available from Monday 15 April 2019 and will include personalized meetings-organization assistance and online-based video marketing support.
Running parallel to the market, a sidebar conference, development and knowledge-transfer program will address important issues impacting the development of a sustainable content development, production and distribution sector across Sub-Saharan Francophone Africa. Topics to be covered include:
The booming animation sector
The role of public broadcasters
Sports ‘Made in Africa’
The chronic lack of funding
New mobile content distribution strategies
Relations with Morocco, DISCOP ABIDJAN 2019’s Guest Country
‘Early Bird’ rates are available to exhibiting and non-exhibiting delegates
registering by 31 January.
Companies attending with an exhibit will be offered one complimentary 3-night hotel package at the RADISSON BLU HOTEL as well as a substantial discount on fully furnished 9 M2 stands ($6,000 instead of $7,250) and on Meeting Tables ($4500 instead of $5,500).
Delegates attending without an exhibit can register as SELLER | BUYER | PRODUCER | VISITOR and benefit from a 50% discount over our regular prices.