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DEAR COLLEAGUES,

We have an exciting event to share with you this fall: DISCOP JOHANNESBURG – November 2-4 in Johannesburg, South Africa. If you work in the TV / VIDEO / CONTENT market place or do licensing and co-production deals because you work in FILM, MUSIC or VIDEO GAMES, this event might interest you.

Africa is growing as a media content market place and there is demand for digital technologies and know-how from the United States. Pay-TV subscriptions are growing rapidly (50% in the last three years) and there is also high demand for U.S. content. The South African media and entertainment market place is growing exponentially and has opportunities for co-production, filming, and joint projects. In fact, this is Africa’s fastest growing multi-screen and multi-platform marketplace. There are very good predictions for investments for small and medium sized projects for parties seeking to start their first international project, or that are interested in a developing market place with all the innovation it comes with; it’s also an opportunity to be “the first” to market! There are of course major deals to be had with industry players (see flyer for sample companies in attendance). Please note that in addition to English speaking content, there will be business opportunities for companies offering French speaking content as well.

So….if you have always wanted to visit South Africa and have an interest in the continent – and projects that would jive with African audiences, THIS TRADE SHOW could be for YOU! South Africa offers certain tax and production incentives (varies by City/Region) and is building its infrastructure in a very vibrant market place. Our offices in Capetown and Johannesburg are actively working with the creative content sectors to support U.S. exports and licensing deals to their cities.

screen-shot-2016-09-15-at-4-02-36-pmOur partner DISCOP offers TV/Content shows in emerging markets globally (Johannesburg, Abidjan, Istanbul and NEW: Dubai – coming January 2017) and this year the United States is celebrated as the Country of Honor at the Johannesburg show. The International Trade Administration/Commercial Service is pleased to offer you the following event deal at one price, which is good for two attendees as part of the *American Pavilion*! In the attached flyer you will find further details for the show, including registration and contact information.

About DISCOP Africa
About DISCOP Johannesburg

The AMERICAN Umbrella PACKAGE INCLUDES:
• Two (2) Seller Market Badges
• Workstation consisting of 1 table and 2 chairs
• Panel separating your work area
• Company signage
• Electrical Power
• Online access to list of participating companies and their delegates
• Advance and on-site MATCH MAKING PROGRAM
• Invitation to all social events
• Access to discounted hotel accommodation
• Visa request assistance

Note: DISCOP is not only for the TV/Video/Streaming/content sector, but should also be promoted to music, video games, and film production as well as production equipment clients (think NAB). This show includes developers, writers, producers, videographers, technical experts and those conducting licensing deals between music and TV, video games and TV, and more.

For more information, please contact: Patrick Zuchowicki | +1 323.792.1300 | [email protected] • www.discopafrica.com

Our team will be on the ground to support your business needs and questions about licensing and exporting. Please let us know if you decide to attend so we can provide in-house counseling pre-show and we look forward to working with you!

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