The Big Picture Conference 2007, a summit organised by CII in partnership with the I&B Ministry, Directorate of Film Festival (DFF) and the Film and Television Producers Guild of India, will be held on November 22-23 in Goa. The Conference is aimed at increasing the visibility of the Indian entertainment industry in the global market place and providing a business networking forum to the participating delegates.
Some of the key areas that the Conference would focus on this year include innovation in entertainment, digital revolution, new technologies and emergence of multi-platform distribution, new markets for Indian entertainment businesses, financing issues, business opportunities in the entertainment sector. The US, the UK, Singapore, Middle-East nations, France and Canada are some of the participating countries at the event.
Minister for Information & Broadcasting, P R Dasmunsi, I&B Secretary Asha Swarup, and Chief Secretary of Goa, J P Singh, are confirmed speakers at the Conference. Some other eminent speakers at the conference are O&M’s Piyush Pandey and Senthil Kumar.
The CII-AT Kearney report on ‘The new economics of Indian film industry: Creativity and corporatisation’ would be released during the Conference. The report provides insights on actual business models that would emerge within the media and entertainment space in the country.
The inaugural session will include a welcome address by Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman of the CII Creative Industries Council, followed by an introductory address by Bobby Bedi, Chairman of the CII Films Committee. Saurine Doshi, Partner, AT Kearney; J P Singh; and Asha Swarup would speak at the inaugural session, followed by a speech by Goa Chief Minister, Digambar Kamat.
The Conference would conclude with a session on ‘The big fight – Bollywood vs Hollywood’, which would be moderated by Vikram Chandra, CEO, NDTV Networks and would have among its panelists film director and producer Shekhar Kapur; Ramesh Sippy, Director, RS Enterprise; Amit Khanna, Chairman, Reliance Entertainment; and Uday Singh, Managing Director, Sony Pictures.