MEA Q2 2022

MEA / Q2 2022 10 Apr22092 Dubai International Content Market (DICM) is MENA’s (Middle East and North Africa) biggest gathering of media professionals, this year to be held on 23rd and 24th November at Jumeirah Beach Hotel Conference Centre. ubai International Content Market is the leading and only event specially designed and structured for content producers looking for development opportunities in the region and willing to connect with broadcasters and all media and entertainment platforms in order to expand their distribution network. With loyalty being a core value of DICM, it strives to build and nurture long-term partnerships with its participants. It is the basement of a rich legacy, which allows DICM to run high-quality events and to deliver a memorable experience to all visitors and exhibitors. DICM’s objective is to drive international selected content in the Middle East, as well as to highlight regional specialised productions by allowing them to present their library to buyers and get pre-selected into the acquisition process. DICM provides a variety of solutions in terms of visibility, communication, and business connections. Its aim is to successfully support the expansion of diverse selected content into the region facilitating contacts with broadcasters, OTT, and VOD platform operators. Since its rebranding in 2018, DICM has been dedicated to the Middle East and Africa content community and its development, gathering together content sellers and buyers. While it remains focused on its core values and main objectives, the event has enhanced its geographical outreach and developed new services to better support its customers. Its skilled team is made up of experts in their field with a deep knowledge of the media and content industry and regional specificities. While the event aims to identify and bring together international content producers and distributors to its regional buyers, this further ensures the quality of buyers and refines the core audience that attend. Furthermore, the team liaises closely with all customers to identify the requests and interests from both buyers and sellers. This gives DICM an edge amongst other players in the market. DICM is constantly adapting and enhancing the way it operates to ensure it meets its clients’ needs through innovative and pioneering solutions. The Content Business Hub is its focused platform, which allows browsing and previewing of 10,000+ hours of content in order to preschedule meetings well before the event with qualified buyers by its expert team. Being based in Dubai has always been an asset for DICM. It is located in the heart of a wide flourishing region for the content industry and in a city that facilitates connections between various stakeholders. In addition, the past two years have proven Dubai to be one of the unique places worldwide for hosting live in-person events since December 2020. Despite the covid-19 challenges faced by the event industry globally, Dubai has managed to ensure a safe environment to host international events and welcome all participants. During this period, to keep its audience engaged and updated, DICM initiated a series of webinars, now an integral part of the DICM ecosystem, The Content Market Webinars, which are run on the third Wednesday of each month. The best content from each region of the world is presented to buyers to enable them to discover new trends, novelties, and opportunities before they meet at DICM. Also, two years ago, DICM introduced a unique and niche online event focusing on specific content aired during the holy month of Ramadan, called E-Ramadan Content Market. Its third edition is scheduled to take place 6th-7th December 2022. The event presents specialised Middle East productions as well as international content and attracts buyers from all global broadcasters and platforms airing a dedicated Ramadan programme. Now focused on the future, DICM will this year welcome Türkiye, Guest of Honour. Turkey is a very dynamic and prolific producing country and with the support of Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, Turkish content will be under the spotlight. Screenings will be introduced for the first time at the event in November, giving the opportunity to content producers and distributors to showcase their latest titles to DICM buyers. Indeed, DICM is a globally-known event that has proven within a short period of time to be the must-attend market for Middle East and Africa. Speaking about its success within the UAE Business Awards 2022, Irina Deaconu, Marketing and Communication Manager at the company said, “We are very grateful our event was recognised as the Best Media Industry Event in MENA. We look forward to welcoming all media executives to DICM in November.” Company: DICM, Dubai International Content Market organised by INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions Contact: Irina Deaconu Email: [email protected] Website: D Best Annual Media Industry Event - MENA