Abidjan International Audiovisual Content Exhibition, known as SICA, is set to captivate audiences and industry professionals as it launches its inaugural forum to promote and enhance Pan-African audiovisual content. This exclusive in-person event will take place from November 20 to 22, 2023, at the prestigious Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire.
SICA 2023 is a comprehensive three-day program that will feature an array of enriching experiences, including keynote presentations, industry talks, roundtable discussions, networking sessions, masterclasses, and captivating screenings and exclusive premieres from renowned TV studios. The diverse content genres on display encompass fiction series, documentaries, entertainment formats, kids’ content, and movies, ensuring there's something for everyone in this immersive and educational journey.
The announced guest speakers and panelists for SICA 2023 are luminaries in the industry, each bringing their unique perspectives and experiences to the forefront. Among the notable names in attendance are; Producer at Johannesburg - based production company DIPRENTE, Kagiso LEDIGA; CEO and Producer of MAKE IT HAPPEN STUDIO, Sydney GALLONDE; COO of KUKUA, Vanessa FORD; Head of Drama at CANAL+ INTERNATIONAL, Cécile GERARDIN; and Co-Founder of Nigerian based production company INKBLOT PRODUCTIONS, Zulumoke OYIBO.
Initiated by the Minister of Communication, Amadou Coulibaly, and supported by the Minister of Culture and Francophonie, Françoise Remarck, SICA 2023 is poised to be a pivotal moment in Africa's audiovisual landscape. Liliane da Cruz and Samira Haddi, seasoned experts in B2B event organization with over fifteen years of experience within RX France, including managing renowned international markets like MIPCOM and MIPTV, are instrumental in curating the captivating program lineup and distinguished speakers for SICA 2023. Their expertise ensures an enriching and dynamic experience for all attendees.
SICA 2023 holds a bold vision for Abidjan, aiming to position the city as an indispensable hub for the international audiovisual industry. It is a place where ideas converge, partnerships form, and innovation thrives. This event leverages the rich tapestry of ancient African stories spanning millennia to fuel a thriving homegrown industry, making Abidjan the gateway to this flourishing market.
This engaging event goes beyond the conference halls, offering an unforgettable excursion into the vibrant heart of Abidjan. As the participants explore the city's rich cultural tapestry and creative dynamism, they will also have the opportunity to connect with over 150 carefully selected participants, including content creators, producers, and industry experts.
"SICA 2023 is a dream realized, a platform where African creativity knows no bounds, and we aim to foster collaboration and innovation within the audiovisual landscape,” said Liliane da Cruz, Content Director and Consultant of SICA 2023. “We believe that SICA 2023 will be a catalyst for the growth of Africa's audiovisual ecosystem”, she added, expressing her enthusiasm about the global event.
Samira Haddi, Content Director and Consultant of SICA 2023, added, “It is an event where creativity meets business, where tradition meets technology, and where the world meets Africa—a convergence of cultures, ideas, and opportunities that promises to redefine the audiovisual landscape for years to come.”
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