ConnectASIA 2017 Open Doors to New Opportunities beyond the Typical Studios and Distribution Channels

Published by Samentha James @ 17/09/2017

ConnectASIA 2017, a two-day B2B event which commenced on September 14, is a specially curated event for Malaysian Film and TV industry audio-visual as well as content creation professionals.

The organising committee pushes the boundaries to give industry professionals all the vital keys required to develop their business and expand their industry knowledge, to ultimately produce more B2B opportunities all over the world.

The inaugural ConnectASIA 2017 puts forth a thrilling line-up of conferences and dynamic masterclasses that showcase the essentials of how to best develop the Malaysian industry as well as internationally.

Dato’ Mahyidin Mustakim, Chief Executive Officer of CCAM, is positive that, “ConnectASIA 2017 will provide a platform for the sharing of ideas and opportunities as well as a networking program with opportunities for potential sales and co-productions between local and international players.”

ConnectAsia 2017, held in conjunction with FFM29, strives to position Malaysia as a hub for Filming, Production, and Co-Production for both local and international studios. Aside that, it aims to develop even more international investment in production and offers a showcasing platform for the Malaysian feature film, television, and animation industry players to develop new business opportunities.

The B2B event is also held to provide the industry with an annual event to inspire and encourage the creation and acquisition of fresh and transnational creative content as well as to mould a one-stop playground for the Malaysian audio-visual and content creation industry to expand their contacts, while concurrently developing beneficial networks for future business prospects.

Meanwhile, Dato’ Fauzi Ayob, Director General of FINAS, said, “ConnectASIA 2017 should be celebrated as an avenue towards economically integrated community, cultivating its collective identity and strength to engage with the world, responding to new developments, and seizing new opportunities.”

“The expansion of digital technology, manifested in virtual business communication and digital economy is revamping the industry’s structure, driving new ways to produce, distribute, and monetize creative content across its new landscape,” added Dato’ Fauzi.

ConnectASIA 2017 is co-organised by National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) and Creative Content Association Malaysia (CCAM) while supported by the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM).