On the first day of the event, deals were carried out by more than 350 companies spanning across 30 countries.
The Dubai International Content Market (DICM 2023) commenced its sixth edition at the Madinat Jumeirah Conference and Events Centre on November 22, drawing a robust attendance of more than 700 participants worldwide on its opening day. The event, which serves as a crucial platform for the content industry, witnessed engagement among media professionals from diverse backgrounds and countries, seizing the opportunity to explore, network, and shape the future of the content landscape.
Speaking about the event, Eng. Anas Al Madani, Vice Chairman and Group CEO of INDEX Holding, explained how DICM 2023 is a crucial platform to promote co-production prospects amongst content creators, streaming platforms, investors, financiers, and so much more. He stated: “In its sixth edition, DICM is essential in bringing together content creators from around the globe. DICM 2023 highlights the pivotal role that makes the UAE a crucial destination for production and media companies. The industry has responded overwhelmingly well to DICM 2023, as seen by the over 350 companies from more than 30 countries who have confirmed their attendance. This indicates the significance of the event as a platform for new, creative, and globally appealing content.”
DICM 2023 asserted its international status by welcoming participants from over 30 countries, facilitating collaboration and exchange on a global scale. The first day saw over 800 meetings, creating a dynamic marketplace where content creators, distributors, and buyers converged to explore business opportunities and form strategic partnerships.
Fares Sayegh, CEO of Roya Media Group in Jordan, commented on how important it is to attend events such as DICM, he stated: “When you get to talk with leaders in this industry, it becomes a very interesting discussion back and forth, and we learn from each other’s experiences where it benefits the audience.” He continued: “It’s essential to be involved here to have healthy dialogue and events such as DICM brings people together under one roof.”
The event saw the active participation of more than 200 buyers looking for new deals, indicating a strong interest in the diverse content offerings presented by exhibitors.
DICM 2023 featured four international pavilions, including representations from South Korea, Turkiye, and Russia, adding an international flair to the event. Distinguished delegations from Turkiye and Japan further reinforced the global significance of DICM.
The introduction of Producers Connect provided a dedicated space for content creators to explore co-production opportunities and foster collaborations. DICM Talks sessions, featuring panels such as Fast in MENA, Part 2, The Co-production Advantage: Crafting for a Worldwide Audience, and Beyond Borders: Challenges and Opportunities in TV Formats Expansion, proved to be major highlights.
The first day of DICM 2023 set the stage for a productive event, highlighting the market’s pivotal role in shaping the future of the content industry. With ongoing activities, organisers anticipate further fruitful collaborations, knowledge sharing, and networking opportunities.
The Dubai International Content Market is organised annually by INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions Organization – a member of INDEX Holding.