Supported and endorsed by the Government of Telangana, Reed Exhibitions is pleased to announce its inaugural ATF Kids’ Summit 2018, presented by Disney India, and in partnership with local industry veteran, and the ATF representative for India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Anil Wanvari. The Summit will see a slew of C-suiters from the TV industry shed light on the ever-evolving demands of the Indian TV market.
Keynote speakers at ATF Kids’ Summit 2018:
To kick-start the Summit on August 31, 2018, Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce (I&C) Department, Information Technology (IT) Department for the Telangana Government will give the Opening Address, after which he will join a line-up of key government dignitaries, led by Ashish Kulkarni, Chairman, FICCI Animation and Gaming Forum, as moderator, to discuss the emergence of animation hotspots in India, focusing on the states that are encouraging animation and VFX gaming. As the first international Keynote, Mark Eyers, SVP and Chief Content Officer (Kids) of Turner International Asia Pacific will lead the charge into a full day of significant commercial giants in the Media & Entertainment industry.
Leading the afternoon segment is Kazufumi Nagasawa, Chief Content Officer of Hulu Japan (HJ Holdings). In a rare fireside chat with moderator Marcus Herrmann, COO of TotallyAwesome, Hulu Japan will reveal strategies for 2019, which may interest the Indian market.
The final international keynote is Takahiro Kishimoto, Head of Animation, International Business Department from TV Asahi Corporation, Japan. This will proof a significant session, seeing how TV Asahi is already versed in the Indian kids’ content realm and has concrete plans to engage the local industry further.
Line-Up of Big Names on Key Panels
The ATF Kids’ Summit will also offer a plentitude of noteworthy personas on compelling panels, confirming the likes of Nitin Dadoo, Senior Finance & Business Leader at Contiloe Entertainment, Saugato Bhowmik, Business Head, VOOT Kids, Anu Sikka, EVP – Programming, Creative & Research, Kids Entertainment Cluster, Nickelodeon – Viacom18 Media Pvt Ltd, and Krishna Desai, Executive Director & Network Head, Kids (South Asia) at Turner International India Pvt Ltd.
The afternoon will continue with industry giants, Nina Elavia Jaipuria, Head of the Kids Entertainment Cluster at Viacom 18, Manoj Mishra, Chief Operating Officer at DQ Entertainment, Rajiv Chilaka, Founder and Managing Director at Green Gold Animation Pvt. Ltd, Tapaas Chakravarti, Owner at DQ Entertainment, Tejonidhi Bhandare, COO at Reliance Animation and Uday Sodhi, Head of Digital Business at Sony Pictures Networks India, Sony LIV.
Commissioners, Investors & Buyers:
The ATF Kids’ Summit 2018 will also see a band of content investors, who will not only be on a panel, but will partake in the summit’s exclusive meetings with Indian potentials. Among the investors, several have already invested in Indian kids’ content and are looking for more opportunities. This same thread runs through the squad of commissioners and buyers who will fly in from Indonesia, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, Thailand and the US, representing the likes of Netflix, Spectrum Indonesia and more.
Called Face Time @ Hyderabad, this session will look at post production work to commissioning projects to investing in Indian IPs. The wealth of 1-on-1 meetings is set to offer real deals on the table for the right candidate. This session will include Netflix’s Yoshiya Ayugai, Rajesh Kewalram Jagtiani, CEO of PT Spectrum Film Indonesia, Sneha Rajesh Jagtiani, Director of PT Spectrum Film Indonesia, Joe Suteestarporn, CEO of Doo Nee, Sandugash Kenzhebayeva, General Producer of “balapan” Kids Channel from Kazakhstan Republican TV & Radio Corporation JSC, and Le Thi Tuyet Minh, International Business Partner Executive from VNPT-Media Corporation, along with some of the heavy weights from India itself. Their presence comes with the confidence of meeting attendees who will match their requirements for new investments.
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