The Dubai International Content Market (DICM) has launched today (November 24) its 4th edition, offering brands in the global and regional media, entertainment, and content sector an interactive platform in the heart of Dubai. The two-day event allows them to explore the regional market, gain entry and expand their footprint in the most lucrative industry that goes beyond the Mena region.
With more than 50 exhibiting brands, DICM and its strong lineup of regional and international exhibitors, buyers, and visitors will provide the participants with the chance to dive into an ideal networking platform for the industry, and an opportunity to view creative work carried out in the region.
Following the inauguration of the event, Ilker Kilic, Consul General of the Republic of Turkey in the UAE, Israfil Kuralay, Vice President of The Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, Ahmet Mibash Demircan, Deputy Minister of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Trade accompanied by Eng Aiman Al Madani, CEO of Finance and Administration at INDEX Holding toured the exhibition and witnessed the latest breakthroughs in the field of media content.
Kilic stated: “DICM is one of the most important platforms that opens up a door of opportunities in the Middle East and Africa. We are delighted to see the huge presence of Turkish brands in these types of exhibitions that showcase the demand of the Turkish media content which brings us closer together and connects our cultures.”
Andres Salinero, Economic and Commercial Counselor of the Embassy of Spain to the UAE also attended the exhibition and expressed his deep admiration of the Spanish participation as it showcases the valuable impact of their national product.
Following the increased screen time spent on international streaming services after the lockdown forced by Covid-19, DICM 4th edition brought the top content creators and media sellers to showcase the finest media materials that cater to all generations with the best production value. This year’s edition, more than 50 companies representing 20 countries, some of which are Russia, South Korea, Spain and Turkey were present.
Eng Al Madani stated: “For the past few years, Dubai has shaped itself to be one of the Middle East’s key providers of print, broadcast, and digital media materials. DICM reflects the great efforts that the UAE has been exhibiting as we work on serving global audiences.”
“Dubai is widely seen as a growing member in the global media landscape, as the government succeeded in bolstering Dubai's status as a media hub, launching new programmes in an effort to keep the emirate competitive with other regional media hubs and a number one source,” he added.
Commenting on the occasion, Emad Bdiawi, General Manager at I SEE Media Services UAE stated: “Being a full-service TV, film, corporate and multimedia production house, I See Media Services is eager to participate at DICM, for the first time, giving us the opportunity to explore a wide spectrum of media solutions and meet clients as well as content producers from all around the world.
“I SEE Media is always striving to present innovative creations and introduce exceptional approaches to tell memorable stories through top-notch media solutions in an all-encompassing production house with state-of-the-art capabilities,” he added.
Evgenia Markova, CEO, Roskino Russia stated: “DICM is a historic step towards a new perception of the Russian film industry in the Mena region, and to establish relations with the UAE as an important media hub for the Middle East & North Africa. Today, Russia is actively developing strategic partnerships and economic relations with Mena countries and through this interactive platform DICM, we will have a great way to discover another angle in fruitful cooperation and to open up new opportunities in the field of creative industries.”
DICM will be hosting top companies from around the globe in this year’s edition Including I See Media & Nstars from the UAE, Caracol from Colombia, Indiacast, Star TV from India, All Media (A START) Company, Central Partnership, Riki Group, Wizart Animation, CTB Company, KION representing Russia, ATV, Intermedia, Kanal D International, Mistco from Turkey and KBS, EBS, ICONIX Co ltd, Grafizix & HYBE Edu from South Korea.
“We’re excited to meet Mena buyers physically after the long pandemic break. We believe we’ll have very productive meetings at DICM and are happy to be part of the event,” commented Emre Gorentas, Content sales deputy manager, ATV, Turkey.
Dubai International Content Market – DICM is organised annually by Index Conferences and Exhibitions – a member of Index Holding.-- TradeArabia News Service