Kiev Media Week 2017: programm announced

International media forum Kiev Media Week, to be held on September 18-20, combines the content market and range of conferences and B2B events for top players of TV, movie, digital and other media businesses.

Since 2011, KMW has been an good networking platform for industry professionals from more than 25 countries, building a solid bridge between CEE, CIS and other parts of the world. The 2017 edition features a number of events that takes place in one place and at the same time.

Apart from the international content market and five traditional conferences, the program is supplemented with eight special events: round tables, screenings, conferences and keynotes with participation of world-class experts in television and film business, representatives of state authorities of several countries, heads of international media industry organizations and foundations.

Victoria Yarmoshchuk, director of the show, explained: 'For almost four years media market of our country and region lives in conditions of increased turbulence and struggles with both internal and external challenges, building business models in line with the up-to-date realities'.

She continued: 'For balanced development of the industry it is necessary to build relations in the domestic market and business processes within the country properly, as well as to work consistently with foreign territories and partners. Based on these principles we created KMW 2017 program: all the activities of the forum, in one way or another, affect both aspects: the domestic market of Ukraine with its problems and possible solutions and the global media market, on which we are sure that Ukraine has great prospects'.

The traditional five events conference are, first, the Format Show, a one-day conference dedicated to format industry and screening of the newest and the most popular TV formats from all around the world. all3media, BBC, Red Arrow, FremantleMedia, Dori Media, Small World IFT, Global Agency and others are confirmed for this year.

Second, Conference Film Business: Challenges, Features, Opportunities. Since its inception in 2008, it has become a popular meeting point for film industry professionals from all over the world, a platform aimed at business networking, launching new partnerships, sharing experience as well as discussing current film industry development issues both in the region and worldwide with special focus on film co-production. 2017 edition of Film Business conference is supported by Ukrainian State Film Agency.

B2B Doc Coproduction Meetings is an international forum for documentary projects co-production organized in cooperation with Baltic to Black Sea Documentary Network (B2B Doc) expands KMW’s activities aimed at promoting co-production in the CEE region and beyond. The core of the event’s program is the pitching of documentary projects from different countries that have a potential for international co-production (pre-selected by B2B Doc).

This year, Pay TV 2017 will be held under the motto Carpe Diem! And it's not accidental, because the pay-TV industry is constantly changing and digital transformation is happening right now. The conference will consider the following topics: assessment of the situation after the changes in the must-carry; development of non-linear services in Ukraine; peculiarities of the regulation of new media and gaps in the current legislation; fighting piracy; the effect of the analogue signal shut down on the pay-TV market; encryption of TV channels signals on the satellite, etc.

Conference Television As Business 2017 is the annual meeting of the leaders of the television industry, where the leading television brands and the best media experts discuss the most important problems of the industry, talk about recipes for solving these problems and share their experience in successfully implementing media projects.

The conference program will be opened with Media Leaders’ Summit, which will gather Aleksandr Bohutskiy, Director-President of ICTV Channel, Oleksandr Tkachenko, CEO of 1+1 Media, Evgen Lyaschenko, Director of Media Group Ukraine, Hanna Bezliudna, Head of Inter Media Group, and Sergiy Sozanovsky, Co-founder of FILM.UA Group.

Last but not least, KMW Content Market represents effective and convenient networking platform for buyers and sellers of audiovisual content from more than 25 countries, connecting CIS and EE region and other parts of the world.

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