The National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) and Creative Content Association Malaysia (CCAM) organised more than 800 business matching meetings between 40 international buyers with more than 100 local industry players, during KL Converge! 2015 on 27th to 28th August 2015.
The two-day event aims to showcase Malaysia’s creative industry through digital convergence of communications, broadcasting, digital technology and creative content and create opportunities for IP acquisition, securing licensing partnerships, and international co-productions.
Among the international content buyers are TV 5 Network (Cambodia), Hunan Radio & TV (China), Turner International Asia/Cartoon Network Asia (Hong Kong), MNC (Indonesia), Global TV (Indonesia), OSN (UAE), Tokyo Broadcasting System (Japan), Education Broadcasting System (Korea), Discovery Network Asia, VTV Education (Vietnam), IRIB Media Trade (Iran), The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia) and many more.
Highlighting the importance of the business matching initiative, Dato’ Kamil Othman, Director General of FINAS said, “The idea behind the business matching session is to provide local players with the opportunity to sell their content, establish new business alliances across the region as well as the world over while promoting Malaysia’s position as a central content hub in Southeast Asia.”
Dato’ Mohd Mahyidin Mustakim, CEO of CCAM further stressed that “Malaysia is no doubt an attractive starting point for new and established content buyers as the country has a thriving content that caters to a wide variety of viewers all over the world.”
The business matching meetings had generated a significant momentum for local content as well as an avid interest which resulted in establishment of new commercial relations between Malaysia and the rest of the world.
Jehan Miskin, Founder of Mastermind Group on FINAS-CCAM Business Matching Session at KL Converge! 2015.
Abdullah Altun, Coordinator of International Strategic Alliances of Semerkand Media Group (Turkey) on FINAS-CCAM Business Matching Session at KL Converge! 2015.