India’s intelligence led operation attacks the biggest training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed at Balakot, Pakistan, in the early hours of Tuesday. In this attack, a large number of terrorists, trainers, senior commanders and jihadis were killed. This is the first time IAF has crossed LoC after the 1971 war.
Indian intelligence received a report that JeM was planning another suicide terror attack on India and in the face of imminent danger, this strike by India on Pakistan became absolutely necessary. This training camp at Balakot was headed by Moulana Yousuf Azhar, brother-in-law of Masoid Azhar, Chief of JeM. It is located in the thick forest on a hilltop far away from any civilian presence.
This attack by India was necessary to curb the menace of terrorism. There were no civilian casualties.
50 buyers, 40 Sellers, 912 meetings, INR 9.8 Crores+ Business make IMEC the most efficient Indian M&E Marketplace
Standing on the success of previous edition of Indian Media & Entertainment Conclave (IMEC), Media & Entertainment Association of India (MEAI) has successfully delivered the second edition of this conclave which is set to become one of the most efficient Indian M&E B2B marketplace.
IMEC is a closed door B2B event that sees speed matchmaking between the buyers and sellers. IMEC 2019 was held on 4th &5th February 2019 at Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), Hyderabad. Like the previous edition, IMEC was co-located with Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council of India (ESC)’s IndiaSoft.
IndiaSoft is India’s premier IT event that saw 350+ hosted buyers from 60+ countries looking to do business with 200+ Indian companies including 50 startups. This resulted in 4000 business enquiries. 79 companies used this platform to launch their innovative products.
The event was inaugurated by Dr Anup Wadhawan, Commerce Secretary, Government of India and Guest of Honour was Mr Wilfredo Gonzalez Vidal, Minister of Communications, Cuba. Other dignitaries included Shri Rohan Ashok Khaunte. Minister of IT, Revenue, Labour & Employment – Government of Goa, Shri Sanjay Chaddha, Additional Secretary Commerce, Government of India, Shri Ameya Abhyankar, IT Secretary, Government of Goa and Shri Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce (I&C), Information Technology (IT) Departments, Telangana Government.
IMEC 2019 saw 19 MOUs being signed with a value of over INR 9.8 Correa.
Indian Media & Entertainment Conclave (IMEC) is back for its second edition and MEAI gets ready to host 50+ buyers at Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), Hyderabad on 4-5 February 2019.
IMEC is a focussed B2B matchmaking which pitches IP owners / sellers with buyers. Last year there were 20 buyers which resulted in 10 MOUs and 4 closed deals. Some of the discussions are still underway and they will soon materialize into deals.
IMEC is co located with ESC’s IndiaSoft which is a moving exhibition that focuses on different cities in different editions. This year IMEC is being organised in Hyderabad because Hyderabad is one of the major AVGC hubs in the country and a lot more participation and support are expected from the organizations in Hyderabad.
While the format of IMEC 2019 is similar to IMEC 2018, the buyers are obviously more than doubled. The participants are broadcast channels, OTT/VOD platforms, airline content aggregators, distributors and licensing agents. This is the first time someone from airline syndication and licensing is participating in this event which will definitely be a plus for original IP producers. There are also companies looking to coproduce with Indian studios.
A team from eTV joining will be joining this year. They are looking at procuring content for their new channel which launches in 2019 in thirteen languages.
With an enviable lineup, MEAI’s IMEC 2019 looks promising and definitely a great opportunity for Indian IP producers / sellers.