Record Attendance at Latest DISCOP Africa


LONDON: The tenth edition of DISCOP Africa wrapped up last week with record-breaking attendance numbers, concluding with 618 participants from 51 countries.

Held in Abidjan from June 2 to 4, the event saw 5,000 meetings held by 48 international distributors, 142 broadcasters and platforms and 134 independent producers. It also marked the return of DISCOP Africa to two annual editions. The market’s next edition will take place in Johannesburg from November 4 to 6, with the following Abidjan run occurring May 31 to June 2, 2016.

Patrick Zuchowicki, the CEO of trade-event organizer Basic Lead, said: “The success of this past edition mirrors the increasing role of Francophone Africa for pan-African content co-production and sales business, and the fast-rising importance of relationships between Anglophone and Francophone Africa. Abidjan is shaping up to become Francophone Africa’s production and distribution hub and has been an extremely hospitable and dynamic location for our event. We’re looking forward to returning in 2016 for another hugely successful market.”