MediaCon in association with RTE, Virgin Media, Dublin City and Grant Thornton will host over 400 delegates and speakers from more than 20 countries for two days of networking, pitching and storytelling. MediaCon Global Entertainment Summit aims to position Ireland as a creative hub for global content. The Summit will run from 13th-14th September at City Hall and the Parliament Street area in Dublin.
The event opens up a unique opportunity for the Irish content industry to tap into a Trillion dollar global opportunity. Netflix and the dawn of VR have given rise to an explosion in demand for content globally. MediaCon will bring together industry leaders from broadcasting, VR, new platforms, animation and gaming to explore the major changes in the industry.
A host of CEO’s, Managing Director’s, Channel Controllers, Commissioning Editors, Distributors from networks such as Sky, BBC, Channel 4, HBO, NBC, RTL, DR, NRK, TV2, Channel 5, RTE, Virgin Media and people behind shows such HBO’s The Jinx, Gogglebox, The Killing, The Bridge, The Young Pope, Gomorrah, Deutschland 83, Follow the Money, will be flying to Dublin for this unmissable summit.Founder of Mediacon, Stephen McCormack said: “We are delighted to announce Mediacon for its second-year. It is the most complete global summit for the business of television and digital entertainment. This event offers an opportunity to shine a light on Irish content and increase its footprint globally. With so many global influencers descending on Dublin, we aim to promote Ireland’s offering in terms content output, as well as providing high-level discourse on key trends in the television and digital media industry.”
MediaCon is a highly curated event that gives delegates face time with buyers including distributors, commissioners and channel controllers actively looking for pitches and completed shows. It is the most intimate media event of the year that opens up an unique opportunity for Irish storytellers to tap into a Trillion dollar Industry.
Founder and CEO of MediaCon, Lesley O’Connor added: “While Ireland has a strong arts heritage and creative culture, we have not succeeded in developing a reputation for the delivery of world-class television content. We need to look at a strategy for the development of internationally marketable content for global television and digital audiences. We need to look at what countries like Denmark have achieved and are delighted that the so-called Father of Scandinavian drama Ingolf Gabold is flying into the Summit to shares his insights.”
The two-day conference will feature keynotes, panels and fireside interviews with key speakers, as well a programme of in-depth workshops, roundtables and master-classes to compliment the main conference and a full marketplace for business development and access to decision makers. The Summit will also host creative talent from the TV and entertainment industry and all those interested in the evolution of the content industry.
For information on this year’s schedule, please visit http://mediacon.ie/and tomorrow an interview with Stephen will be available on the Irish Tech News podcast.