NEXT EDITION - 25-27 February 2019

INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS CENTER IN SHARM EL SHEIKH

EXPLORING NORTHERN AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

With a populace of nearly 400 million people and counting, it’s no surprise that the Entertainment and Media Industry regards Northern Africa and the Middle East as a region with massive potential thanks in large part to a younger population's ever-growing online presence.

In such a vibrant context, the inaugural MENA edition of the DISCOP content, adaptation rights and projects market will take place from 25-27 February at the International Congress Center | Maritim Jolie Ville, a dream destination offering competitive pricing, value for money and easy access from most international airline hubs. 

Significant business opportunities exist today across Northern Africa and the Middle East, not only for global and regional content distributors, but also for local producers who are ready to feed a growing appetite for premium homegrown content.

Countries like Egypt, the United Arab Emirate, Saudi Arabia, and Morocco are embarking on a major revamp of their entertainment and media sector in a move to provide content tailored to local, regional and global audiences.

While free-to-air satellite TV remains the dominant mode of distribution and pay TV has a well-established presence, broadband penetration is growing in key markets. Additionally, growing mobile video consumption, is fueling interest in new streaming services and giving a boost to the subscription-based models.

Despite severe turbulences in the advertising industry, many stakeholders are viewing the challenges faced by the MENA region as opportunities for change. From revisiting marketing strategies, developing innovative practices, to investing in talent with the power to deliver young and loyal audiences, the market conditions are pushing consumer brands and television brands towards deeper relations.

BUSINESS, NETWORKING, AND KNOWLEDGE-TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES

Held in Egypt - the most populous country in the Arab-speaking world - DISCOP MENA is scaled to welcome 1,000+ delegates and 100+ exhibitors from 70 countries ready to explore content development, production and distribution opportunities with and across Northern Africa and the Middle East.

  • Acquisition, distribution, and coproduction executives representing streaming platforms, Telcos, public and private broadcasters, premium cable channels, pay TV operators and sub-distributors servicing the MENA region.

  • Sales executives representing global and regional distributors of film, television / digital content, and adaptation rights; and of content delivery and dubbing solutions.

  • Creative executives representing MENA and international boutique production companies with smaller catalogues, works in progress and projects in development;

  • Marketing executives representing consumer brands, advertising firms and talent agencies.

The 3-day agenda will be driven essentially by an exhibition spread across 4,000M2 of expansive space facing the Red Sea, pre-organized meetings set-up from Monday 14 January by multilingual matchmaking experts, high-level networking functions and glamorous parties. Similarly, the market will feature a parallel conference program addressing strategic issues impacting the development of sustainable content development, production and distribution ecosystems across the MENA region.

EGYPT IS A STRATEGIC INDUSTRY HUB AND A GREAT DESTINATION

DISCOP MENA will tremendously benefit from Egypt’s ambitious program to transform the country into one of the world’s fastest growing entertainment and media marketplaces. One of Africa’s largest economies, Egypt is projected to see financial growth of up to 6% in 2019. Brands spend more on advertising in Egypt than they do across all Gulf Countries. It is also home to some of Africa’s largest companies while much greater intra-African collaboration is encouraged – especially in the content development, production and distribution sector.

More specifically, acquisition, distribution and coproduction executives attending the 3-day market will have a unique opportunity to tap into Egypt’s large reservoir of film and television content. A recent survey revealed that among the most important MENA production houses, those in Egypt produced the highest number of television series that aired across the region for the first time in 2017 and during the first eight months of 2018.

 Delegates will also enjoy Sharm El Sheikh, a well-known port and resort town at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula with some of the most stunning underwater scenery. They will also relish in the modern facilities available at the International Congress Center | Maritim Jolie Ville, which boasts the largest exhibition and conference center in Egypt.

ALL-IN MARKET BADGE / register ONLINE now

All delegates registering for DISCOP MENA 2019 are entitled to the following privileges:

  • Early access to personalized meetings organization services except VISITORS

  • Early access to list of confirmed delegates with contact details except VISITORS

  • Onsite access to the ‘Meetings on Demand’ lounge except VISITORS

  • Access to the conference, development, screening and knowledge-transfer programs

  • Video-listing of up to 5 properties offered at the market by PRODUCERS / SELLERS

  • Invitations to networking events and evening functions

  • Three-night stay in a 5-Star hotel nearby the exhibition center

  • Three-day full board with breakfast, lunch offered at the exhibition center, and diner

  • Airport / Hotel pick-up upon arrival and departure

  • Stand-by shuttle service between hotel and exhibition center

  • Visa request assistance

  • Access to final list of delegates in attendance one week after the market

  • Assistance in post-market follow-up procedures

  • Special 2-night / 2-day excursion programs to Cairo

# REGISTRATION OPTION 1 | DEADLINE 31 DECEMBER 2018

  • BUYERS | $850 per delegate

  • VISITORS | $850 per delegate

  • NON-EXHIBITING SELLERS | $1050 per delegate

  • EXHIBITING SELLERS | $750 per delegate

  • PRODUCERS | $1050 per delegate 

# REGISTRATION OPTION 2 | FROM 1 JANUARY 2019

  • BUYERS | $1050 per delegate

  • VISITORS | $1050 per delegate

  • NON-EXHIBITING SELLERS | $1350 per delegate

  • EXHIBITING SELLERS | $850 per delegate

  • PRODUCERS | $1350 per delegate

No discount is available to delegates choosing other sleeping accommodations.

‘EARLY BIRD’ EXHIBITING RATES AVAILABLE UNTIL 31 DECEMBER 2018 / register ONLINE now

In a move to provide exhibitors with MAXIMUM VISIBILITY during the six weeks leading up to DISCOP MENA from Monday 14 January‘Early Bird’ rates are available to companies booking their exhibits by 31 December 2018.

Packages include SELLERS MARKET BADGES with privileges described above.

- 36 M2 ISLAND | UNFURNISHED | 4 X SELLERS MARKET BADGE US$18,000

- 18M2 STAND | FURNISHED WITH AV | 2 X SELLERS MARKET BADGE US$10,000

- 9 M2 STAND | FURNISHED WITH AV | 1 X SELLERS MARKET BADGE US$ 5,000

- VIEWING BOX WITH AV | 1 X SELLERS MARKET BADGE US$ 3,000

- ADDITIONAL SELLERS MARKET BADGE US$750

Please send an email to info@discop.com for immediate assistance and additional questions.

You can also check our sponsorship, branding, advertising and public relations opportunities described thereafter.

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