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About DISCOP Johannesburg


 

Nov. 14 - 16, 2018

 

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About DISCOP Johannesburg


 

Nov. 14 - 16, 2018

 

welcome to africa’s #1 content, adaptation right and project market.

Launched in 2012, the Johannesburg edition of the DISCOP content, adaptation right and project market has become Africa’s #1 destination for content production, acquisition and distribution business.

This upcoming edition will welcome 1,500+ participants including 1,000+ acquisition, production and distribution executives from 70 countries, including:

  • 400+ acquisition and development executives representing broadcasters, premium cable channels, mobile operators and streaming platforms operating in Sub-Saharan Africa;

  • 200+ global and regional distributors representing Africa's and the rest of the world's most popular entertainment brands;

  • 400+ up-and-coming / established producers of homegrown film, television and digital content.

The 2018 Johannesburg edition of DISCOP is specifically tailored to meet the demand of a rapidly changing audiovisual landscape under the influence of a marked preference for home-grown content, the emergence of local talents, viewers’ migration to mobile screens and faster and cheaper Internet.

You can access the list of registered companies HERE.

All delegates are entitled to the following benefits:

  • Access to low-cost travel packages;

  • Access to the 'NEXT GEN' program;

  • Invitation to all social events;

  • Access to the final list of attendees complete with contact details and business profiles after the market.

Delegates registering as BUYERS | SELLERS | PRODUCERS are entitled to these additional benefits

  • Access to online matchmaking services;

  • Access to list of confirmed delegates, complete with their contact details and business profiles before the market;

  • Access to personalized 'shopping services' (for BUYERS only);

  • Video display of up to five programs on IDSCOP CLUB (for PRODUCERS | SELLERS only);

  • Access to the 'Meetings on Demand' lounge;

  • Assistance in reconfirming and setting up last-minute meetings;

  • After the market, meetings follow-up support.

You can register HERE as a non-exhibiting SELLER $1000 | PRODUCER $250 | BUYER $250 | VISITOR $ 400.

For more comfort, you can also book an exhibit. Review the LATEST FLOOR PLAN AND LIST OF EXHIBITORS. 

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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@basiclead.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

Registered Participants Log In Below:

Built for business and designed for success DISCOP JOHANNESBURG will bring together 1500+ qualified delegates for a 3-day agenda driven essentially by a market powered by pre-organized meetings, premiere screenings of upcoming TV and web shows and high-level networking opportunities.

HOW MEETINGS ON DEMAND (MOD) WORKS

  • Register for DISCOP JOHANNESBURG. Only registered SELLERS, BUYERS and PRODUCERS will be able to request individual business meetings with other participants.

  • If you are already registered, you may edit your profile information via MOD platform.

  • MOD platform will help you research companies and contacts in our confirmed participant database, filter your research by COMPANY ACTIVITY, CONTENT TYPE and CONTENT GENRE as well as connect with targeted content distribution platforms and/or content distributors.

  • Our team will also help you identify relevant prospects and suppliers, and define the best possible meeting planning strategy.

  • Shortly before the event, each participant will receive a personalized meeting schedule.

  • During the course of the market and one day prior, our reinforced MOD team will also be available on-site to setup and confirm last minute meetings, chase no-shows, and update you on the latest list of registered participants.

Access the list of registered companies HERE.

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Johannesburg Agenda 2018


The 2018 Johannesburg Agenda

Johannesburg Agenda 2018


The 2018 Johannesburg Agenda

Africa's #1 content, adaptation right and project market will once again help production, acquisition and sales executives meet the demand of a rapidly changing audiovisual landscape.

Centered on a 3-day market powered by pre-organized meetings, the DISCOP Johannesburg 2018 agenda also includes several sidebar events that will bring innovative ideas, fresh talent and industry experts under the sight of today's and tomorrow's key players driving Sub-Saharan Africa's entertainment and media industry.

WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER

07H REGISTRATION OPENS

09H MARKET GATES OPEN

09H NEXT GEN ‘Spotlight on Africa’s 150-million people strong Swahili-speaking audience’. This session will highlight the opportunities that exist in Eastern Africa for Swahili content and the regulatory framework being developed to promote home-grown content.

10H NEXT GEN | ‘Spotlight on coproduction relations between South Africa and Canada.’ Twenty-one years after signing a coproduction treaty paving the way for collaboration between Canadian and South African film and television productions, this session will highlight and show how the co-production treaty can encourage a more sustainable approach to content co-productions between the two countries.

11H DISCOP CONVERSATION | ‘The United World of Animation’. This session will bring together globe-trotting animation experts to discuss the emerging trends and future outlook of animation globally.  Using their specific countries as case studies, the panellists will paint a vivid picture of the vast opportunities, pioneering spaces and potential collaborations that exist within the global animation industry. 

12H30 NEXT GEN | ‘Spotlight on Innovation’ | SES’

14H NEXT GEN | ‘Spotlight on public service broadcasting’ | RADIO TELEVISION IVOIRIENNE’. Leading public broadcasters will be invited to discuss their creative and business strategies to lead their organization into a digital and mobile future. 

14H PRESS CONFERENCE | CARTOON NETWORK / Cocktail Lounge

15H NEXT GEN | ‘Spotlight on China’ followed by a cocktail.

16H PRESS CONFERENCE | CANAL + / Cocktail Lounge

17H NEXT GEN | ‘The Ladima Women of Influence Global Digital Dialogue’. This session aims to create a powerful and impactful global digital dialogue where DISCOP delegates can directly engage with women from in the entertainment & media industry who have reached the top of their fields.

18H MARKET GATES CLOSE

18H WELCOME COCKTAIL PARTY / Cocktail Lounge

THURSDAY 15 NOVEMBER

07H REGISTRATION OPENS

09H MARKET GATES OPEN

09H NEXT GEN | Is there a BRICS coproduction model’.  This session will examine the opportunities and challenges laying ahead of a coproduction and distribution treaty that would facilitate relationships between the Film and Television professionals from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

10H DISCOP CONVERSATION | ‘The rise of block chain solutions for the entertainment industry’. Because of the structural advantages block chain technology is expected to have, the session will discuss and highlight the challenges and opportunities that block chain will present to the entertainment industry, especially in Africa.

11H00 NEXT GEN | ‘Making an Impact’. BBC will present a raft of new productions and how they have made an impact in the market.

12H00 NEXT GEN | ‘Spotlight on Innovation’: FOX NETWORKS GROUP’

14H NEXT GEN | ‘Spotlight on public service broadcasting’ | BRITISH BROADCASTING SERVICE’. Leading public broadcasters will be invited to discuss their creative and business strategies to lead their organization into a digital and mobile future. 

15H NEXT GEN | ‘Spotlight on Turkey’ followed by a cocktail.

16H00 PRESS CONFERENCE | DIGITAL LAB / Cocktail Lounge

17H NEXT GEN | ‘Developing the right format for international distribution’. Formats that are successful and have the potential to cut across borders are the ones that are conceived and designed to be or become a brand. The session will bring together experts to discuss formats and the significance of developing global formats with local appeal.

18H MARKET GATES CLOSE

FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER

08H REGISTRATION OPENS

09H MARKET GATES OPEN

09H NEXT GEN | ‘WHAM, POW, BOOM: Spotlight on Nigeria’s animation, comic books & video gaming industry’. There is a growing interest in Nigerian animation, comic books and gaming by local and international consumers, challenging Nigerian animators to step up and improve the quality and availability of content that is driven by a passion that is truly Naija and still has global appeal.

10H NEXT GEN | ‘Spotlight on Innovation’ | LIVE U’

10H30 NEXT GEN | ‘Spotlight on coproduction relations between South Africa and France.’ The session will have experts from France and South Africa discuss how the current film co-production treaty between the two countries can encourage more content co-productions and examine the reasons why it should be extended to television content.

11H30 DISCOP CONVERSATION | ‘Why Mobile Will be King’. In the last decade, mobile technologies have transformed the entertainment industry with traditional distribution systems being reconsidered due to evolving content consuming habits. This session will examine the impact of mobile-based content viewing on the distribution and consumption value chain and highlight ground-breaking mobile-based business models.

14H NEXT GEN | ‘Spotlight on public service broadcasting’ | CANADIAN BROADCASTING SERVICE’. CBC will present Panora.tv, a B2B solution developed for distributors, agents, and content buyers. This fully integrated and all-inclusive platform features content from around the globe, where the complete transaction, from searching and shopping, to contract generation, payment processing, and digital content delivery, happens entirely online.

15H NEXT GEN | ‘Spotlight on Innovation’

16H NEXT GEN | ‘Spotlight on coproduction relations between South Africa and the USA.’ This session will bring together an expert panel focused on showcasing opportunities that currently exist and how the two countries can create an enabling environment for more content co-productions between them. 

17H NEXT GEN | ‘Animation Progeny by AAN’. The Next Generation of animation brilliance on the African continent will close out the DISCOP Johannesburg 2018 NEXT GEN program. The Africa Animation Network has selected some of the best animators across Africa to be part of the session.  Chronicling their journey to success, they will highlight the challenges and opportunities that exist for new animators, the animation industry and the business of animation in Africa.

18H MARKET GATES CLOSE

19H GRAND FINALE OF THE ‘ANIMATION DU MONDE’ PITCHING COMPETITION

 

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THE SOCIAL PROGRAM


The Social Program

THE SOCIAL PROGRAM


The Social Program

THE SOCIAL PROGRAM

A growing percentage of delegates say they are using the DISCOP platform to plan business mixers and targeted PR functions.  It is a great opportunity and a widely-used tactic to reach participating companies, meet new prospects and learn how other delegates can help any business or project grow.

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Register Johannesburg


Register Johannesburg


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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


Partners

Partners Discop Joburg 2018


Partners