MEAI helps promote business for the Indian media and entertainment industry by taking trade delegations to established and upcoming markets and organizing B2B trade meets.
MEAI promotes networking by providing platforms and organizing events such as workshops, seminars and CXO meets (by invite only).
MEAI helps represent businesses to government and helps address the key issues related to the industry.
MENA Cinema Forum, Dubai (22-24 October)
Now in its second edition, The MENA Cinema Forum is the largest gathering platform of cinema industry experts from across the globe in the MENA region. The forum is designed to support the evolution of the industry through updates on regional projects and plans, technological and technical advancements and best practices in next generation of customer experience and engagement, through a mixture of various content and mediums.
The inaugural edition gathered over 600 experts from 45 countries from across the cinema industry supply chain. The 2019 edition will build on the inaugural edition and will include a 3-day conference, dedicated expo hours, film slates, private screening, floor presentations, product demos, workshops, awards and so much more.
Asia Digital Entertainment Summit, Singapore (12-13 December)
Over the past decade, the development of the digital entertainment industry has mainly focused on gaming, animation, film, literature and music. Some of these areas – such as animation and literature – have been around since long before the birth of the digital media, when they were closely reliant on analogue methods and materials. Film and music have long been spread through TV, CDs and other such platforms. The biggest common denominator of these modes of communication was their limited reach and slow dissemination among audiences. Before the advent of digitization, these two points were almost fatal to the traditional entertainment industry. However, in the present era, rapidly-delivered online forms of transmission and the widespread coverage of the Internet have been quick to replace traditional communication methods. The development of the Internet has digitized entertainment platforms, made them more prosperous, and lent them a spectacular vitality. As the most innovative format in the emerging cultural industry value chain, the digital entertainment industry today has a broad scope for development and huge market potential.
MEAI was formed with the objective of promotion of business of the media and entertainment industry of India. MEAI comprises of media houses, animation and vfx companies, apps and gaming companies, journos, education institutes - amongst the gamut of organizations it represents.
MEAI was formed by and for the Indian media and entertainment industry to bring together the Industry and promote business at a national level. With representations from various cities such as Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai, MEAI forms and plays an integral adhesive role for the industry.
MEAI facilitates networking, promotes businesses through delegations and B2B meetings and marketing support to Indian IP promoters/developers.