Hands Across the Sea…
It’s not just about content of course. A good conference also needs plenty of opportunities for networking. Regulars at the CMC will know we always try to provide that, but this year we have also worked with partners to extend the range of delegates attending the event and enhance the business development potential. UK Trade and Investment have built two official delegations or “inward trade missions”. They’ll be attending on the 6th and 7th July and are keen to meet broadcasters, producers, interactive companies, content distributors, and people with IP and ideas.
The Chinese delegation of 15, comes from the national broadcaster – CCTV Children’s Channel, Beijing’s KAKU Channel specialising in animation (General Manager Mr. Shuai Min, pictured above), the Tencent Children’s Channel and Golden Eagle Cartoon Satellite TV. Also represented are some key online providers including Chinayouth.cn, Sina, CNTV, Netease and Sohu.
A delegation from Argentina will include Buenos Aires Producciones and Pinball London, looking for co-pro opportunities and expertise in the children’s sector, as new broadcasting regulations in Argentina will mean an increase in the number of children’s programmes to be transmitted there. It’s a little-known fact that Argentina is the third largest exporter of TV after the USA and the UK – because they make multi-territory, and often multi-language series based on successful formats.
Both delegations will be in Sheffield early on Wednesday 6th to take individual meetings (from 0930 – 1230). These are bookable on the UKTI website where more information on the delegates is also available.
UKTI representatives from a range of territories will also be available for private consultations on Wednesday 6th a.m. – these include the USA, Spain, France, Singapore and of course Argentina and China. They are there to help businesses export successfully or attract inward investment. It’s a great opportunity to get high-level advice on how to develop or enhance your international potential.
N.B. you don’t have to register for the Conference to be able to take advantage of these meetings.
All the above will also be attending the CMC workshops on the afternoon of the 6th July, along with a range of other international guests from Korea, Scandinavia, Spain and a big group from Ireland.