DISCOP 3-DAY AGENDA

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  1. 14.11.2018
  2. 15.11.2018
  3. 16.11.2018
9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Theater 1, Level 2 floor
    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.


    Moderator: Abdul MOHAMED - Marketing Director - Bakhresa


    Speakers: Cindy MBAE - Sales and Acquisitions Manager - Rushlake Media GmbH ; Yahya Mohamed KIMARO - Director of Operations - Azam Media ;


10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • DISCOMICS Stage - Level 0
    DISCOMICS / AAN Press Conference

    Three of the longest running pop culture events in South Africa, with over 40 years of combined experience, are joining forces with African Animation Network to create a pan-African partnership with a focus on raising the skills of content creators, regardless of pop culture field. Hear how these companies will be working together to help shape the future of pop culture across Africa.


    Speakers:  Nick WILSON - Head of Projects and Content - African Animation Network ;  Patrick ZUCHOWICKI - Chief Executive Officer - DISCOP ; Ayodele ELEGBA - Founder - Spoof Animation & Lagos Comic Con ; Les ALLEN - ICON Comics & Games Convention ; Thomas  IMBOYWA - NAICCON & Pro Series Gaming


11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • DISCOMICS Stage - Level 0
    DISCOMICS eSports | Highlights of the Southern Africa Prelims

    Highlights of the hotly contested Southern Africa  prelims of the inaugural Injustice 2 Pan African DISCOMICS esports competition will be screened on the DISCOMICS stage in partnership with ACGL
  • Theatre 1 - Level 2 Floor
    DISCOP CONVERSATION BY ALJAZEERA | ‘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 panelists will paint a vivid picture of the vast opportunities, pioneering spaces and potential collaborations that exist within the global animation industry. 


    Moderator:  Nick WILSON - Head of Projects and Content - African Animation Network


    Speakers: Ahmed ABDULHAMID - Head of Programming & Acquisitions - Abu Dhabi Media Company ;  Rathan Sam GEORGE - Director Operations - Toonz Media Group ; Amit KARNI - Head of Distribution - SPI International ; Géraldine BACHE - Head of Projects, MIFA ; Mike DE SEVE - Director - Baboon Animation


12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Theater 1, Level 2 floor
    NEXT GEN |‘Spotlight on Innovation - Next Generation Video Solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa’ | SES’

    As viewing habits change, the media and video industries are evolving. Broadcasters, content owners and viewing platforms in Sub-Saharan Africa are looking for new and innovative ways to take advantage of a wide range of media management and delivery services, all while still providing premium content to audiences. This session will explore next generation video solutions that are available to a wide range of media businesses.


    Presented by: Iris BAT-ADAM - Regional Senior Sales Director of Africa - SES


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Theatre 3 - Level 2 Floor
    DISCORE | Elevate your Pitch Workshop for Music Industry Practitioners

    The workshop will help music industry practitioners understand synchronisation.  The workshop will highlight scoring in film, tv and digital music, the secret to getting sync's, ownership and rights and what your music is best suited for.


    Facilitator: Mpumi PHILLIPS - Music Supervisor & Publisher - Sheer Publishing Africa


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Theater 3, Level 2 Floor
    PRESS CONFERENCE | DISCOMICS IQEMBU / Cocktail Lounge

  • Theater 1, Level 2 floor
    NEXT GEN | Spotlight on China’ followed by a cocktail

  • DISCOMICS Stage - Level 0
    DISCOMICS | The Future of Geek

    Comic-book, animation, and video game industries are not only expanding their influence on marketing, merchandising and the entertainment industry, but are also well-springs of opportunity for content. This session looks at the macro level of pop culture influence and reveals insights around the opportunities available.


    Host: Les ALLEN


    Speaker: Ariane SUVEG - Head of Content & Acquisitions - Turner Kids Channels Africa


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Theater 1, Level 2 floor
    NEXT GEN | ‘Spotlight on public service broadcasting’ | RADIO TELEVISION IVOIRIENNE’

     


    The Presentation will touch on which type of content for which market, the broadcasting and distribution strategy to adopt and the types of partnerships required to position content in international markets.


    Presented by: Ahmadou BAKAYOKO,  CEO - RTI

  • DISCOMICS Stage - Level 0
    DISCOMICS | Animation du Monde

    Programme Presentation and Pitching Workshop


    Presenter: Nick WILSON - Head of Projects and Content - African Animation Network

  • DISCOMICS Stage - Level 0
    DISCOMICS eSports | Highlights of the Eastern Africa Prelims -

    Highlights of the hotly contested Eastern Africa  prelims of the inaugural Injustice 2 Pan African DISCOMICS esports competition will be screened on the DISCOMICS stage in partnership with Pro Series Gaming


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Foyer, Level 2
    PRESS CONFERENCE | CANAL + / Foyer, Level 2

  • DISCOMICS Stage - Level 0
    DISCOMICS CARTOON NETWORK AFRICA | Creative Lab Awards

    In 2018 Cartoon Network Africa ran a Pan-African competition to find the best animation talents on the continent.  This session will expand on the Creative Lab initiative and announce the 3 winners!


    Panelists: Ariane SUVEG - Head of Content & Acquisitions - Turner Kids Channels Africa ; Aude BOUSSEAU - Marketing, Digital Manager - Turner Africa


4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • DISCOMICS Stage - Level 0
    DISCOMICS | What is IQEMBU

    This session will expand on the IQEMBU press conference announcement from earlier in the day, providing greater insight into this fantastic new initiative in animation.


    Speakers: Nick WILSON - Head of Projects and Content - African Animation Network ;  Patrick ZUCHOWICKI - Chief Executive Officer - DISCOP ; Mike DE SEVE - Director - Baboon Animation ; Rathan Sam GEORGE - Director Operations - Toonz Media Group


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Theater 1, Level 2 floor
    NEXT GEN | ‘The Ladima Women of Influence Dialogue

    This session aims to create a powerful and impactful dialogue where DISCOP delegates can directly engage with women from the entertainment & media industry who have reached the top of their fields.


    Moderator: Lara UTIAN - PRESTON - Co Founder - The Ladima Foundation


    Speakers: Raziah ATHMAN - Deputy Editor-in-Chief - Africanews ; Kelly-anne JOSEPH - Head of Operations, SA and Rest of Africa - Kwesé ; ZeeZee IHE-OKUNEYE - Managing Partner - How Media & Entertainment ; Valentine GAUDIN-MUTEBA - Managing Director: Media, Sales & Operations - TRACE Southern African Office ; Sheila COLE - Vice President of Post Productions & Operations - The Africa Channel

  • DISCOMICS Stage - Level 0
    DISCOMICS | Animation du Monde

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