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Géraldine Gonard successfully closed the 7th edition of Conecta

Géraldine Gonard successfully closed the 7th edition of Conecta
 The seventh edition of Conecta Fiction & Entertainment closed happily with the promise to come back again in Toledo in 2024 with Brazil and Portugal as country of hounour.

 Mike Villanueva, Manager of the Castilla La-Mancha Film Commission and the Director of Conecta Géraldine Gonard presented the result of this edition: "more than 5,000 face-to-face meetings were held at the Palacio de Congresos El Greco, and a total of 23 panels, 8 keynotes, 6 open pitching sessions, 6 private pitching sessions, 8 workshop".

Villanueva highlighted how the celebration of Conecta  last year has helped Castilla-La Mancha to turn the audiovisual industry into one of its growth vectors. "So far in 2023, we have almost doubled the number of shootings in our region, with a significant increase in entertainment programmes".

Gonard provided the main figures of this second edition held in Toledo: with a total of 1,031 accredited professionals (around 30% more than last year) from 41 countries from both continents, the seventh edition broke all attendance records to date.

In terms of participation by country, she mentioned that 68% of the participants were Spanish, while the presence of European and American executives was very balanced, with the United States, France, Mexico, Argentina, Portugal, Poland, the United Kingdom and Germany being the countries with the largest number of delegates.

More than 5,000 face-to-face meetings were held at the Palacio de Congresos El Greco, and a total of 23 panels, 8 keynotes, 6 open pitching sessions, 6 private pitching sessions, 8 workshops, 6 tips and 5 after work meetings were offered to the attendees. Of these, 5 were part of the special programme dedicated to Mexico and Poland as focus countries.

Gonard also presented the Conecta Think Tank 2023’s Conclusions saying that the "coexistence of traditional television and video-on-demand services is necessary: video-on-demand services are giving new life to generalist television content, even years after its original broadcast, meanwhile  OTTs are more interested in unscripted, as it can guarantee more profit and impact at a lower cost. They are betting on formats and self-contained series and even shorter content to capture younger audiences and compete with Tik Tok and others".


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