UK@KidScreen Delegation Make an Impact in New York

Posted on: Wednesday 15 February 2012 6:40pm

CMC, in association with The Creative Garden, organised the official UK delegation to the KidScreen Summit last week.

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The delegation comprised 33 people representing 28 companies. They all received significant discount on their KidScreen tickets, and the benefit of dedicated meeting tables, an exclusive breakfast briefing to kick start the week (with an amazing array of US and Canadian kids executives explaining the way the market works across the pond) and a glittering reception at the UK Consul General’s residence in Manhattan (where the Queen and the Princes stay when they’re in town).

All-in-all the delegation seems to have been a success. Thanks to Impossible Kids for their sponsorship of the two great events and to UK Trade and Investment for their support throughout.

KidScreen is as much a market as it is a conference. Delegation participants reported strong interest in their ideas and projects and if the number of meetings at the UK tables was any indication of potential success – then there should be some business results.

Congratulations to delegation members David Johnson (Famous Flying Films) and Ian Mackinnon (Mackinnon and Saunders) whose project Calamity Island featured in the prestigious pitching competition, and to Dominic Minns and CMC Advisory Committee member Juliet Tzabar (PlugIn Media) whose website for Octonauts won a KidScreen Award. Meanwhile Anne Brogan (Kindle Entertainment) walked away with 4 Awards for the CBBCLeonardo series!

Outside the delegation, Aardman Animations, Lion TV and Cartoon Network Europe also won awards – not a bad haul for the Brits in a worldwide field!

Other delegates at KidScreen showed strong interest in the CMC thanks to the great promotional work being done by UK delegation members and our tireless Advisory Committee at the Summit – so we can expect more international guests in Sheffield in the summer, adding to the creative and business potential the Conference offers.

The UK@Kidscren delegation profiles can be seen here.

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