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About DISCOP Johannesburg


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About DISCOP Johannesburg


NEXT EDITION | 20-22 November 2019

NEXT EDITION | 20-22 NOVEMBER 2019

Launched in 2012, DISCOP Johannesburg brings together buyers, distributors and producers of finished content, packaged channels and projects in development. The 3-day market specifically targets Sub-Saharan countries where English, Portuguese and Swahili are spoken as first or second language.

Running alongside the market, a revamped pitching program will bring innovative stories and solid projects in development in front of key entertainment and media executives seeking fresh ideas and new talent. A more detailed preview of the overall program will be available on 20 July.

In an effort to provide more visibility to the wide and diverse selection of content offered at the market, screenings will be organized each evening of the market, from 5 PM to 11 PM. The series will be unveiled in front of networks, premium cable channels, streaming platforms, mobile and telecom operators, advertisers, media-buyers - and influencers who carry enormous clout on their social platforms. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A session.

Through DISCOP CLUB – a new service designed to reinforce engagement before, during and after DISCOP markets - all delegates (except visitors) will benefit from year-round sourcing, promotion, lead generation and meeting organization assistance.

Early registration is recommended as all indicators point to a strong edition. Planning relevant and productive meetings is our top priority and as much time as possible. 

1200+ delegates are expected to take part, representing:

  • 300+ BUYING COMPANIES | Linear television stations, cable / satellite pay-tv networks, telecoms and mobile operators, streaming platforms, inflight entertainment.

  • 400+ INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS | Film, television, digital and gaming content production companies with finished content and works in progress.

  • 150+ GLOBAL & REGIONAL CONTENT DISTRIBUTORS | Suppliers of movies, television series, documentaries, animation, educational content, sports, news, live events, talks shows, formats, adaptation rights, etc.

  • 100+ PERIPHERAL COMPANIES | Advertising agencies, financiers, regulators, advisory firms, research consultancies, and governmental institutions.  

As a participant - unless you register as a VISITOR and do not wish to be bothered with meeting requests – you will be entitled to the following benefits:

  • Immediate access to our list of confirmed delegates, complete with contact details and business profile, and communicate with them via our meeting organization platform.

  • If you attend the market without an exhibit, access to the ‘Meetings on Demand Lounge’ to conveniently set-up meetings

  • Invitations to all social events and the sidebar programs 

Furthermore, if you register as a BUYER:

  • You will have access to DISCOP CLUB, an interactive digital showroom comprised of all the titles offered at the market.

  • At all times, you can request the assistance of ‘personal shoppers’ to explore the content and projects, reach out to right-holders and set-up face-to-face meetings with them.

If you register as a SELLER | PRODUCER:

  • For a full year, you can showcase up to five titles on DISCOP CLUB, using trailers and full-length versions for each program.

  • At all times, you can request the assistance of our research specialists to identify new leads, and set-up meetings with them

  • Buyers’ meeting and information requests will be forwarded in real time.

  • For more comfort, you can also book an exhibit and download our current floor plan and exhibit booking form (below).

The United Kingdom will be DISCOP Johannesburg 2019’s ‘Guest Country’ to honor the presence of British companies at the market. It will also be an opportunity for U.K. and South African producers to build on an existing co-production treaty that covers both the film and television sectors.

You can send an email to info@discop.com for more information and immediate assistance.

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Register Johannesburg


Register

Register Johannesburg


Register

NON-EXHIBITING DELEGATE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. EARLY REGISTRATION IS RECOMMENDED IN ORDER TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF OUR ADVANCE MEETING ORGANISATION SERVICES.

CLICK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD THE FORM. FILL IT OUT AND EMAIL IT BACK TO INFO@DISCOP.COM.

ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE TWO MONTHS BEFORE THE MARKET.

L'ENREGISTREMENT DES DÉLÉGUÉS "NON-EXPOSANT" EST MAINTENANT OUVERT. IL EST RECOMMANDE DE S'INSCRIRE LONGTEMPS À L'AVANCE AFIN DE PROFITER LE PLUS TÔT POSSIBLE DE NOTRE SERVICE D’ORGANISATION DE RENDEZ-VOUS.

CLIQUEZ CI-DESSOUS POUR TÈLÈCHARGER LE FORMULAIRE. REMPLISSEZ-LE ET ENVOYEZ LE À INFO@DISCOP.COM.

L'ENREGISTREMENT EN LIGNE SERA DISPONIBLE DEUX MOIS AVANT LE MARCHÉ.

DOWNLOAD THE FORM HERE - CLIQUEZ POUR TÉLÉCHARGER LE FORMULAIRE


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The Market


The Market

The Market


The Market

Close to 250+ international, regional and local suppliers and producers of film, television and digital content, adaptation rights and packaged TV channels will be attending DISCOP Johannesburg with more than 10,000+ movies, limited and episodic TV series, dramas, animated and educational content, formats, documentaries, and much more.

They will exhibit across a 5,000 SQ. meter market floor inside the SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE—the premier exhibition, conference and events destination in Africa. The venue is conveniently located in Johannesburg’s vibrant business district within easy reach of the Gautrain and O.R. Tambo International airport.

The market floor is divided into individual exhibits that include MEETING TABLES, VIEWING BOXES and 9 M2 STANDS as well as REGIONAL, NATIONAL and INDUSTRY GROUP UMBRELLAS that represent smaller-sized and independent companies.  The Non-exhibiting delegates (except VISITORS) are welcome to use the ‘Meetings on Demand Lounge’ located on the market floor to facilitate the planning of their meetings.

CONTACT: Marc BERRY marcberry@greatexpos.com or via phone on + 1 (323) 782 13 00 in our Los Angeles offices.

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MEETINGS ON DEMAND


Meetings On Demand

MEETINGS ON DEMAND


Meetings On Demand

In today’s fast-moving Sub-Saharan African entertainment industry, the normal functions of content buyers, sellers and producers are beginning to blur. That’s why we make it our priority to deliver as many relevant and distinguishable meetings during the course of DISCOP markets. Delegates registered for DISCOP Johannesburg (except VISITORS) are entitled to the following meeting-organization assistance:

1 AUGUST 2019 (Johannesburg)

  • Companies who have never attended DISCOP markets in the past have access to lead-generation services designed to help them identify relevant vendors / buyers on the basis of detailed business profiles;

  • Veteran content vendors / buyers can access an online meeting organization platform and reach out to other delegates registered as BUYERS | SELLERS | PRODUCERS. Our staff is on hand to point out new companies who never took part in DISCOP Abidjan nor DISCOP Johannesburg in the past;

  • Content vendors can upload and showcase up to 5 programs onto the DISCOP CLUB screening platform for a period of 12 months. Key content buyers have access to DISCOP CLUB and can screen trailers / full-length episodes of programs offered at the market. 

  • Content buyers can also interact with ‘personal shoppers’ on stand-by to answer their questions and prepare the ground for meetings at the market.

DURING THE MARKET

  • To save time, non exhibiting content vendors / buyers can set-up their meetings inside the ‘Meeting On Demand Lounge’. They will be welcome by our staff and directed to communal tables.

  • Content vendors / buyers can request the assistance of our onsite staff to set-up last-minute meetings, chase ‘No Shows’ and be notified of important delegate changes. 

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Sidebar Program Discop Joburg


SIDEBAR PROGRAM

Sidebar Program Discop Joburg


SIDEBAR PROGRAM

THE DISCOP JOHANNESBURG 2019 AGENDA WILL BE READY ON 1 APRIL 2019

The DISCOP JOHANNESBURG 2018 AGENDA featureD 3 focused tracks, 42 conversations, panels, presentations, workshops, EVENTS, and over 50 world-class experts.

Meet the Experts


Meet Discop Speakers

Meet the Experts


Meet Discop Speakers

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PRESS CONFERENCES


Press Conferences

PRESS CONFERENCES


Press Conferences

WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER

14:00: DISCOMICS IQEMBU

16:00: CANAL+

THURSDAY 15 NOVEMBER

11:00: DIGITAL LAB AFRICA

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Plan Your Trip Johannesburg


Plan Your Trip

Johannesburg

Plan Your Trip Johannesburg


Plan Your Trip

Johannesburg

VISA Johannesburg


VISA Johannesburg


Visa

A valid passport at least 6 months prior to its expiration date, sufficient funds, a return or onward ticket, and at least two blank pages in your passport are required for all visitors to South Africa. Yellow fever certificates are required if the journey starts or entails passing through the yellow fever belt of Africa or South America.

a)        List of Countries that do not require prior visa to South Africa

**SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE** Please consult the website for updated information. The citizen who is a holder of a national passport  of the following countries,  territories, and/or international organizations is not required to hold a visa in respect  of purposes for which a visitor’s permit may be issued for an intended stay of 90  days or less and when in transit:

•   Luxemburg

•  Malta

•   Monaco

•   Namibia

•   Netherlands

•  New Zealand

•  Norway

•   Panama

•   Paraguay

•   Portugal

•  San Marino

•   Singapore

•   Spain

•  St Vincent & Grenadines

•   Sweden

•   Switzerland

•  Tanzania (90 days per year)

•  Trinidad & Tobago

•  United Kingdom

•  United States

•   Uruguay

•  Venezuela

•  Zambia (90 days per year)

•   Zimbabwe

 

•  African Union Laissez Passer

•   Andorra

•   Argentina

•  Australia

•  Austria

•   Belgium

•   Botswana

•  Brazil

•   Canada

•  Chile

•  Czech Republic

•   Denmark

•   Ecuador

•   Finland

•   France

•   Germany

•   Greece

•   Iceland

•   Ireland

•   Israel

•  Italy

•   Jamaica

•  Japan

•   Liechtenstein

 

 

The citizen who is a holder of a national passport  of the following countries,  territories, and/or international organizations is not required to hold a visa in respect  of purposes for which a visitor’s permit may be issued for an intended stay of 30  days or less and when in transit:

•   Macau

•  Malaysia

•  Malawi

•  Maldives

•   Mauritius

•   Mozambique

•  Peru

•   Poland

•   Seychelles

•  Slovak Republic

•  South Korea

•   Swaziland

•   Thailand

•  Turkey

•  Antigua and Barbuda

•   Bahamas

•   Barbados

•  Belize

•   Benin

•  Bolivia

•  Cape Verde

•  Costa Rica

•   Cyprus

•   Gabon

•   Guyana

•  Hong Kong

•   Hungary

•   Jordan

•   Lesotho

 

b)        Must I request a visa in advance at the Consulate or Embassy of South Africa?

If your country or territory is not listed above, you will need to request a Visa at your local South African Consulate or Embassy.

To request an invitation letter necessary to apply for a Visitor visa, please email Marc Berry at marcberry@basiclead.com with your information and a copy of your passport.

Fly to Johannesburg


Fly to Johannesburg


Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines

Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines offer a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. We offer special prices and conditions to participants, visitors, exhibitors, invited guests as well as employees of the Contracting partner and their travel companions.

To make a reservation, please click on www.lh.com/event-flight-booking and enter the access code USZQMPH in the "Offer for discounted flights" area. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.

NOTE: Pop-ups must be enabled otherwise the booking platform window will not open.

Partners Discop Joburg 2018


Clients

Partners Discop Joburg 2018


Clients