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About DISCOP Johannesburg


DISCOP Johannesburg

Nov. 14 - 16, 2018

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About DISCOP Johannesburg


DISCOP Johannesburg

Nov. 14 - 16, 2018

Launched in 2012, DISCOP JOHANNESBURG primarily facilitates business with, and between, the countries from Southern Africa including Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It has also become the world’s largest market for film, television, online entertainment content and adaptation rights created and produced in Africa. 

 2,000+ delegates from 90 countries representing 1,000+ companies attend the Market - including 350+ film, television, online content and adaptation rights buyers representing 250+ broadcasters, satellite, cable, online pay-tv platforms, mobile operators, airlines and territorial sub-distributors. 200+ global, regional and local companies attend the market with individual exhibits or under regional / national / trade association umbrellas. 

The market takes place mid-November at the conveniently located SANDTON CONVENTION CENTER, Africa’s leading event venue, offering prestigious multiuser event spaces in the financial hub of Johannesburg and within reach by fast train form O.R. Tambo International Airport and next to all partner hotels. With South Africa hosting the 10th Annual BRICS Summit in 2018, this year’s edition will be primarily focused on relationships between BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) countries in the entertainment and media industry. Brazil will be the 2018 Guest Country. 

 

Online registration opens 28 May 2018.

 

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The Market


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.

Please note that we will organize a 'Flash Sale' of our open exhibits spaces on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 September. For more information, please contact Marc BERRY marcberry@basiclead.com or via phone on + 1 (323) 782 13 00 in our Los Angeles offices.

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THE NEXT GEN PROGRAM


The Next Gen Program

THE NEXT GEN PROGRAM


The Next Gen Program

THE NEXT GEN PROGRAM

Aimed at a fast-rising breed of talented, multicultural, independent minded, world-trotting film, television, digital producers and programmers operating in Africa, the NEXT GEN program is tailored to help them broaden their expertise, get new projects off the ground, pitch innovative ideas, find new concepts and distribution, and rub shoulders with key industry players, influencers and trendsetters.

The NEXT GEN program is open to all DISCOP delegates, and features expert speakers from around the world. The overall agenda is specifically designed to give participants valuable, actionable information and tools, along with unparalleled connections. The program comprises a potent trio of tracks, highlighting creative and business trends, and their impact on the film, television, online content production and distribution industry.

  • DISCOPRO | This track focuses on international content coproduction opportunities and reinforced cooperation between African countries and world regions with a fast-moving media and entertainment industry. 
  • DISCORE | This track focuses on the production of original music created in Africa to accompany film, television and online entertainment content in a world under the influence of multiple cultural backgrounds.
  • DISCOMICS | This track focuses on the ubiquity of animated content, the staying power of comic books, the evolution of video games and the surging popularity of eSports across all platforms and screens in Africa.
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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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Content Catalog DISCOP Johannesburg


Content Catalogue

 

Content Catalog DISCOP Johannesburg


Content Catalogue

 

We invite our delegates registered as sellers and buyers to use our online content catalogue that consist of films, TV series, documentaries, animation and youth programs, game formats, and other content presented at the market.  Sellers are able to present up to ten programs via online content catalogue starting one month before market. Buyers are able to discover in advance the diverse content offered at DISCOP Johannesburg. 

Please contact Marc BERRY, marcberry@basiclead.com, if you want to list your programs in our catalogue (free offer for registered sellers).

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Plan Your Trip Johannesburg


Plan Your Trip

Johannesburg

Plan Your Trip Johannesburg


Plan Your Trip

Johannesburg

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MEETINGS ON DEMAND


Meetings On Demand

MEETINGS ON DEMAND


Meetings On Demand

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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.

Meetings On Demand services for DISCOP Johannesburg will be available from 17 September.

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Register Johannesburg


Register Johannesburg


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Partners Joburg


Partners Joburg


If you’re interested in becoming a partner, please contact Rachel Jucaud at +1 323 782 1300 or racheljucaud@basiclead.com