Both DISCOP Abidjan and DISCOP Johannesburg will return to their original May and July dates and to three-day editions in 2021, the organisers said.
DISCOP Abidjan and DISCOP Johannesburg, Africa’s leading film, television, and digital content markets, have been respectively postponed to September 3-4, 2020, and October 28-29, 2020.
The event organisers said the 2020 editions, which were expected to host over 500 companies driving media, entertainment and advertising business across Africa, have been moved from their May and July dates due to growing concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus on the continent.
Commenting on the postponement, DISCOP President Patrick Zuchowicki Jucaud, said: “We were more optimistic three weeks ago but the safety of our clients and staff is our priority. The last part of the year will be busy, and we believe these new dates will provide the DISCOP community with the opportunity to achieve their business objectives in Africa.”
During these times, organisers will be communicating individually with registered participants and help them organise virtual meetings with their existing clients and prospects in Africa.