Registration open for FOCUS, The Meeting Place for International Production
FOCUS, The Meeting Place for International Production will return to the Business Design Centre in London on 3-4 December 2019. The event remains completely free to attend for industry professionals and registration is now open.
Now in its fifth year, FOCUS opens its doors to all the creative screen industries – including film, TV, advertising, animation and games – and it is the only UK trade event where attendees can meet content makers, film commissions, production services and locations providers from over seventy countries.
Those who register as delegates can discover filming incentives, locations and services to maximise screen value, as well as organise meetings with exhibiting organisations using the online scheduler. The free registration includes the packed content programme. Featuring a roster of expert speakers, who will address the key opportunities and challenges concerning the production industry today.
After a highly successful 2018 event, FOCUS is continuing to expand and refine its offering.
A packed content programme, featuring over a hundred and fifty expert speakers is developed in consultation with leading industry organisations, including the British Film Institute, British Film Commission, PACT, Directors UK, Advertising Producers Association, The Production Guild, ScreenSkills, UK Screen Alliance, Creative Europe Media Desk UK and Women in Film and TV.
Dawn-McCarthy Simpson, PACT UK Managing Director of Business Development & Global Strategy and Chair of the 2019 FOCUS Content Advisory Board comments “FOCUS is one of the top events that happen in the UK, where you can meet seventy countries, and find out incentives and partners and potential opportunities. A key factor is that it is free. FOCUS is inclusive and brings everyone together – a whole range of people at different levels of their career”.
The extensive networking opportunities presented at FOCUS will be increased for the 2019 edition, offering bespoke brokering of relationships. The 2018 event hosted thirty dedicated networking events, including a Producers Brunch in association with Variety, the Location Mangers Christmas Drinks, the Advertising Producers Association Christmas Party and receptions by a wide range of film commissions.
Once again, sustainability will continue to play a major role at FOCUS. In association with AdGreen and BAFTA’s albert, FOCUS 2019 will work with the Business Design Centre to reduce the carbon footprint of the whole event, and issues will be embedded throughout the content programme.
FOCUS 2019 is continuing to grow its international reach by creating additional formal partnerships and inviting overseas delegations. Over 30 associations from 20 European countries, representing producers, directors, location managers and other audiovisual professionals are affiliates for the 2019 edition of FOCUS.
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