Next Gen Conference | Panel Discussion ANIMATION CROSSING BORDERS

Discussion around producing animation content that can travel or be adapted locally, buying and selling animation content into other regions/countries as well as the current state of the animation industry in each panelists’ country, challenges they are facing and any development to be shared with audience.

Moderator:  Ahmed Abdelhamid, Head of Programming & Acquisitions, Majid Kids (UAE)

Panelists:

  • Adam Khwaja, Creative Director for Cartoon Network Studios Arabia, Turner Broadcasting (UAE)
  • Nick Wilson, Founder, Africa Animation Network (South Africa)
  • Gaurav Malhotra, CEO, Artha Animation (India)
  • Fayez Weiss Al-Sabbagh, President, Spacetoon Kids TV (UAE)
  • Ramy El Gabry, CEO, Divine Touch (Egypt)

Next Gen Conference | Panel Discussion - DISCOVER AFRICA: SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA MARKETPLACE & RELATIONS WITH THE MIDDLE EAST

A Panorama of the diverse markets, content products, investment and production opportunities within the massive sub-Saharan region. Can the Middle East sell content into sub-Saharan Africa? What content are the Sub-Saharan Africa broadcasters looking for in the MENA region or what can be adapted for the local markets? What opportunities are there for Middle Eastern content producers within Sub-Saharan Africa? Can the Middle East buy content from sub-Saharan Africa? Discussions with experts on how the gap between sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East can be narrowed

Moderated by: Karl-Hills BOLUWA, Buyers Research Manager, DISCOP (USA)

Panelists:

  • Asif Sheikh, CEO & Co-Founder, Africa 24 Media (Kenya)
  • Mactar Silla, Chairman & CEO, Label TV (Gabon)
  • Sarin Drew, CEO & Producer, The V Company (South Africa)
  • Richard Boorman, Head of Communications, Showmax (South Africa)
  • Ana Ballo, General Manager, RTI Distribution (Ivory Coast)

Next Gen Conference | Guest Country Presentation - DISCOVER INDIA: OVERVIEW OF INDIA'S FRESHEST CONTENT, HOW INDIAN CONTENT IS TRAVELING GLOBALLY AND ITS CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Moderator: Girish Dwibhashyam, Head of Content, Spuul Digital Entertainment (India)

Panelists:

Naveen Chandra, Head of International Business, Times Network (India)

Shamoly Khera, Director, One Take Media (India)

Sachin Gokhale, Senior Vice President, Viacom 18 / IndiaCast Media Distribution (India)

Akbar Syed, Senior Channel Manager - MBC Bollywood, MBC Group (UAE)