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Kidscreen Summit reveals latest attendees

Organisers announce attendance for the 2009 Summit including groups from Korea, Brazil, Ireland, Italy and Canada.
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KOCCA (Korea Culture and Content Agency) is sending a delegation of 30 executives to the event this year and will be hosting an Exhibitor’s Booth. This is KOCCA’s third year as a Gold Sponsor of KidScreen Summit.

Enterprise Ireland is helping 25 kids entertainment players attend the Summit this year, as part of its mission to accelerate the development of world-class Irish companies within the global marketplace.

ABPI-TV (Associação Brasileira das Produtoras Independentes de Televisão) is bringing 20 local producers to the event and will be promoting their talents and services through an Exhibitor’s Booth. ABPI-TV is a non-profit entitity that represents independent Brazilian television companies.

Attending from Italy for the first time is a group of ten execs sponsored by the Italian Film Commission, a division of the Italian Trade Commission which aims to promote the country as a prime region for co-productions.

Finally, Canadian Heritage is sending 30 kids content producers to the Summit. The goal of this high-profile department of Canada’s national government is to promote the country’s art and culture communities.

Producers supported by Canadian Heritage have been attending KidScreen Summit since its inception ten years ago, but they are hosting an Exhibitor’s Booth for the first time this year as a home base for promoting their programming and seeking international co-production opportunities.

Jocelyn Christie, KidScreen’s director of events, said: “Year on year, the KidScreen Summit has experienced exponential growth in international delegates, and at the age of ten, we are thrilled to be attracting major government-backed bodies and international delegations from Asia, South America, Europe and North America.

“We are very committed to providing these attendees with a valuable experience that combines business-building networking and professional development opportunities.”

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