Discop Africa (Abidjan) 2016 va permettre d'injecter des fonds dans la production africaine et renforcer sa distribution

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C’est dans un hôtel international unique d’Abidjan, le Sofitel Abidjan Hôtel Ivoire (5 étoiles) que se déroulera Discop Africa (Abidjan) 2016. L’événement aura lieu du 31 mai au 2 juin 2016.

Rien ne peut remplacer une rencontre en face à face avec un client potentiel! Comparée à un échange d’emails, ou à une conversation téléphonique, les relations s’établissent beaucoup plus rapidement et facilitent les signatures de contrats.

Le succès de DISCOP AFRICA se mesure à travers le nombre de rendez-vous pré-organisés grâce à une équipe dédiée à cette tâche. Tous les participants (exceptés les participants inscrits en tant que “Visiteurs”), peuvent profiter de ces services d’organisation de rendez-vous. Il s’agit d’un avantage à ne pas négliger, car planifier ses rendez-vous exige beaucoup de temps et d’énergie  – en particulier pour les participants qui viennent pour la première fois à l’événement.

La planification des réunions commence 90 jours avant l’ouverture de DISCOP AFRICA, et l’équipe multilingue est là pour aider les participants (expérimentés ou novices) et les assister dans l’identification de clients potentiels et dans l’utilisation de la plateforme d’organisation de rendez-vous en ligne.

Si vous êtes participant de DISCOP Africa Abidjan vous pouvez vous connecter à un outil de planification de réunions et accéder à votre espace personnel.

Ces RV pris au Discop Africa (Abidjan) 2016 vont permettre d'injecter des fonds dans la production africaine et renforcer sa distribution.

Il est à noter que 75% de la surface accueillant les stands est déjà réservé.


Programme provisoire

Voici le programme provisoire de la conférence du 1er jour de cette édition :

DAY 1 – 31st. May 2016

Conference Draft Programme

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM:     Opening ceremony

11:00 AM – 01:00 PM:     African Pay-TV operators dealing with the arrival of DTT
Francophone Africa has nearly fifty Pay-TV operators working legally. At the time of DTT deployment, audiovisual players are facing new problems such as for example regulation, technology or quality content issues.
•    Obstacles to the development of subscriber base;
•    The acquisition of outstanding content;
•    Competition from international operators ;
•    Is the marketing of African operators enough?
•    Under-reporting of subscribers: cause or consequence of the landscape?
•    Should we move towards a national protectionism?
Moderated by Severine Laurent, Afrikakom

01:00 PM – 02:00 PM:    LUNCH BREAK

02:00 PM – 04:00 PM:    “Pirate TV operators” meet the emerging legislation
In Senegal, Cameroon or Ivory Coast, to name only those countries, “spiders operators” represent up to 70% of pay television subscribers. At present, they pay no publishers, nor pay back VAT or other tax or license to their States. Yet in Cameroon alone, it is estimated that they are giving work to up to 100,000 people. Therefore, it’s difficult to ignore them. Some actors, aware of the necessary evolution of their fragile economic model make efforts to try to get closer to international publishers on the one hand, and to mutate their models to adaptive technology on the other. To do this, they organize themselves into unions.
•    Does the "good- enough" has a future?
•    Which conversion models for these fragile economic models?
•    The cable, an important technology for the future of pay TV in Africa?
•    Technology or content legally operated, what priority?
Moderated by Severine Laurent, Afrikakom

04:00 PM – 05:00 PM:    Content distribution/Relationship between Cinema and TV
Panel discussion:  The African Film industry is growing, but what is the nature of the relationship between Cinema and TV? How are films funded in Africa? Are TV channels paying for films? Are national TV quotas implemented? How are African films selected? Who distributes them? Are there any obstacles to building a healthy film-TV relationship? How to optimize film distribution?
Potential speakers:
•    Sandra    COULIBALY - Head of RTI Distribution
•    Bernard Azria, CEO of Côte Ouest audiovisuel
•    Abel Kouame, Director / Producer - Afrika Toon
•    Alain Modot, Managing Director, DIFFA
•    A representative from ina   
•    Mary Remmy-Njoku, Head of Rok Studios
•    TV producers from Côte d’Ivoire and from West Africa
•    A representative from the Nollywood industry
Moderated by Sylvain Béletre, Balancing Act

05:00 PM – 06:00 PM:    Content distribution/Assessing the VoD opportunity
Panel discussion:  With the arrival of Netflix across the continent, it becomes obvious that a new emerging distribution market for the African audiovisual industry is OTT-VoD (Video-on-demand). So far, Balancing Act has recorded over 130 VoD platforms related to Africa. Questions: Who are the leaders? Which platforms buy content? Who will really benefit from those VoD services? How? Which business models?
Confirmed speakers:
•    Tonjé Bakang, CEO Afrostream
•    Gafar Williams, CEO Dobox
•    Marie Lora-Mungai, Founder and CEO, CEO/Founder of Restless Global - Buni.tv-Buni Media - Executive Producer
•    Justine Powell, Senior Vice President, iROKO Global
•    Denis Pagnac, CEO summview.com   
•    Jean-Luc Said, Director Orange
•    A representative from ina
•    A representative from Google (YouTube) or from Netflix – tbc
Moderated by Sylvain Béletre, Balancing Act

08:00 PM:        COCKTAIL PARTY

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