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.

  1. 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).

  2. Delegates attending without an exhibit can register as SELLER | BUYER | PRODUCER | VISITOR and benefit from a 50% discount over our regular prices.