The industry bigwigs from the entertainment fraternity of India and Korea will congregate for the first time in the Capital on June 1 and 2. Revolving around the theme ‘Asian Talk: Crossing over Indian Korean Media Industry,’ the two-day conference will be a platform for the broadcasting industries of both the countries to exchange their ideas and information.
“I met some representatives of the Korean industry in Los Angeles who expressed their interest in India,” said Bhuvan Lall, former Executive Director of Indian Broadcasting Foundation and Founder and President of Animation Producers Association of India on the idea behind coming up with the conference.
Hosted by Korean Broadcasting Commission, the showcase will be a forum for the Korean entertainment industry to expand its reach and popularity by showcasing a wide array of genres like TV drama series, animation, variety shows and documentaries.
The first ever conference in the history of the Indian Entertainment Industry will be attended by Amit Khanna, President of Reliance Entertainment who has consented to be the chief guest for the two-day event.
However, the panel discussions will feature Ik-Hee Kang, Director of Korean Broadcasting Institute, Mun-Ki Eun, Head of Global Strategy Department and Raj Kumar Goyal, Director of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
The participants from the Korean industry include terrestrial broadcasters, programme providers, production companies, distributors and animation companies like KBS, SBS, MBC to name a few. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, TRAI, Star TV, Zee TV, Doordarshan, NDTV and others will be representing Indian side at the meet.