DATE: FRIDAY, 31 AUGUST 2018
VENUE: THE WESTIN HYDERABAD MINDSPACE

THE INAUGURAL ATF KIDS’ SUMMIT IN HYDERABAD, INDIA, MAKES AN INDUSTRY-WIDE IMPACT



The inaugural edition of ATF KIDS’ SUMMIT 2018 concluded on a high note on 31 August 2018 at Hyderabad, India. Held at Westin Hyderabad Mindspace Hotel, the premier full-day summit was pioneered to capitalize and break new grounds for the emerging kids’ entertainment market in India. It comes forth at a prime time as the sunrise sector for the economy is making high growth strides driven by digitisation and rising consumer demand. As the kids’ channels are carving a space for themselves among other big genres in the entertainment industry, there has been a significant paradigm shift with huge demand for more refreshing content and better quality productions. The ATF KIDS’ SUMMIT 2018 coincides as a springboard to tap into India’s booming market potential, forging as the perfect business platform to acquire expert insights and to embrace new opportunities where the industry and market is growing at its fastest pace.

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Hear what our attendees have to say:

Overall, the ATF Kids’ Summit 2018 in Hyderabad was satisfying, primarily because of the curated attendees that we got to connect with. I would definitely sign up for ATF Kids’ Summit next year and have already recommended to partners in the industry to participate as well. In addition to the amazing speakers who shared a good perspective of their domains, I got to talk to good companies during Face Time @ Hyderabad; though we missed a few, and would have loved to have had them in my slot, the after party plugged the gap!

Ojas Agnihotri, Investor Advisor, Anthill Ventures

It was my great pleasure to be a part of the ATF Kids’ Summit 2018 in Hyderabad. I found it to be a very good event to have all the key players in the market being together at the same place/same time.

Takahiro Kishimoto, Head of Animation, International Business Dept, TV Asahi Corporation

The 2018 kids animation summit in Hyderabad presented a great opportunity for me to meet with content creators & platforms who were open to investment or co-investment from media investment company like ai love to help scale their ideas and/or businesses. This year's event brought us several potential deals that are in progress.

Guna Kaliannan, Monetizer & Director, ai love

Good networking and entire industry attending at one place. Hyderabad was a great place for the event. The overall was very good.

Srinivas Chilakalapudi, Chief Strategy Officer, Green Gold Animation Pvt Ltd

The mix of topics was interesting.

Mahima Kapoor, Marketing Manager, Viacom18 media Pvt ltd

Good for industrial growth and meeting of great minds.

Sachin Nagar, Senior Manager, Finance, Disney Broadcasting India Ltd

This is a good platform for making contacts. As this is a thematic summit, it gives more opportunities for finding content and partners. This is my first participation in the ATF Kids Summit and I liked everything. Thank you for such good organisation and Good luck for your future projects!

Sandugash Kenzhebayeva, General Producer Channel for Kids "Balapan", "Kazakhstan" Republican TV & Radio Corporation JSC

I had met the TV Channels Programing Heads. Overall, I am satisfied with ATF Kids’ Summit 2018.

Samir Gokalgandhi, Vice President, International Sales, Madhu Entertainment & Media Ltd

It brought in the right audience for the event all under one roof.

Seema Singh, Assistant Vice President (AVP), Communications, Broadcast Audience Research Council India

Great Opportunity to network. Met prospectus stakeholders.

Shaik Khaja vali, Head of Department, Telangana VFX, Animation and Gaming Association (TVAGA

The attendees in the summit were the decision makers in the industry and it was great to have spend time with them.

Lakshmi Nair, Chief Operating Officer, ILO Entertainment Pte Ltd

It’s really good to see International Event Brands coming to India. Great programme line-up and networking opportunities. Keep it up!

Kamal Pahuja, Director, Jugnu Kids

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Programme

ATF KIDS' SUMMIT 2018 PROGRAMME

SUMMIT PROGRAMME
August 31, 2018 (Friday)

Time

Session

8am — 8:45am

REGISTRATION

9am — 9.15am

OPENING ADDRESS & LIGHTING OF LAMP
Introduction by MC

Lamp Lightning Ceremony

Address: Representative of the Telangana Government

9.15am — 9:40am

PANEL: THE EMERGENCE OF ANIMATION HOTSPOTS
Various states in India are now encouraging animation, VFX gaming – What are they offering?

PANELLISTS

  • Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce (I&C) Department, Information Technology (IT) Department, Telangana Government
  • Ashish Kulkarni, Chairman, FICCI Animation and Gaming Forum

Moderator: Anil Wanvari, Founder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Indian Television Dot Com Pvt Ltd

9.40am — 10.00am

KEYNOTE: AN AUTHENTIC ANIMATED VOICE

PRESENTATION
Mark Eyers, SVP & CCO (Kids), Turner International Asia Pacific

10.00am — 10.15am

KEYNOTE: HYDERABAD - LEADING THE FUTURE IN CREATIVE ARTS
A father and friend to a flourishing industry, Rajiv gives us an exclusive peek into a promising future for kids’ content. PRESENTATION

Rajiv Chilaka, President, Telangana VFX Animation Gaming Association

10.15am — 10.30am

KEYNOTE: UNDERSTANDING THE INDIAN KID & THEIR VIEWING HABITS
BARC gives a snapshot of the Indian kid and his/her consumption habits on television. The keynote will focus on the programme genres that work on TV, the time band at which kids consume content, as well as the growing landscape of home-grown content.

PRESENTATION
Romil Ramgarhia, Chief Operating Officer, BARC India

10.30am — 10.50am

KEYNOTE: THE JAPANESE CONNECTION
Hulu Japan takes to the stage in a rare chat on what will be the link to India in 2019.

FIRESIDE CHAT: Kazufumi Nagasawa, Chief Content Officer, Hulu Japan (HJ Holdings)

Moderator: Marcus Herrmann, Chief Operating Officer, TotallyAwesome

10.50am — 11.15am

Networking Tea Break 1 | MEET THE SPEAKERS

11.15am — 11.30am

KEYNOTE: Decoding the Content Ecosystem for New Age Kids in India

PRESENTATION
Nina Elavia Jaipuria, Head – Kids Entertainment Cluster, Viacom18 Media Pvt Ltd (Nickelodeon)

11.30am — 11.55am

PANEL: THE ANIMATION SUPER SWEET SPOT
Animation shows has been the main driver of kids’ content consumption. What have the major broadcasters been doing to quench the thirst among kids for cartoon shows? What have been the major successes? And what is the way going forward?


  • Krishna Desai, Executive Director & Network Head, Kids (South Asia), Turner International India Pvt Ltd
  • P Jayakumar, CEO, Toonz Animation India
  • Anu Sikka, EVP – Programming, Creative & Research, Kids Entertainment Cluster, Nickelodeon – Viacom18 Media Pvt Ltd
  • Ronojoy Chakraborty, Vice President, Programming, Sony Pictures Networks India
  • Uttam Pal Singh, Head, Discovery Kids

Moderator: Anil Wanvari, Founder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Indian Television Dot Com Pvt Ltd

11.55am — 12.20pm

PANEL: CONTENT INVESTORS: THE MONEY TAP
How does the investment community view kids programming as an investment vehicle? Or are investments into other genres more lucrative?

  • Prasad Vanga, FOUNDER & CEO, Anthill Ventures
  • Guna Kaliannan, Monetizer & Director, ai love
  • Anuraag Srivastava, Venture Director, Zodius Capital

12.20pm — 12.40pm

PANEL: PROGRAMMING: SLICING, DICING AUDIENCES & THE REGIONAL OPTION
Is the kids’ universe in India homogeneous? How much can it be further segregated? How are broadcasters reaching out to them? And is regional a crucial peg to complete the value chain?

  • Uttam Pal Singh, Head, Discovery Kids
  • Kavitha Jaubin, Head, Content Acquisition & Kids Channel, Sun TV

Moderator: Soumini Sridhara Paul, Vice President, Hungama Digital Media

12.40pm — 2.15pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

FACE TIME @ HYDERABAD
(Commissioners, Investors, Buyers)

2.15pm — 2.40pm

KEYNOTE: JAPAN’S AFFAIR WITH INDIA
TV Asahi reveals plans for deeper relations with India that will proof compelling for how Japanese kids’ content will play out in India.

FIRESIDE CHAT
Takahiro Kishimoto, Head of Animation, International Business Department, TV Asahi Corporation

Moderator: Marcus Herrmann, Chief Operating Officer, TotallyAwesome

2.40pm — 3.05pm

PANEL: THE STUDIO GIANTS
Understanding the scale that the Big Four have achieved and the way forward for them.

  • Devdatta Potnis, SVP, Revenue and Corporate strategy, Cosmos-Maya
  • Manoj Mishra, Chief Operating Officer, DQ Entertainment
  • Tejonidhi Bhandare, Chief Operating Officer, Reliance Animation
  • Srinivas Chilakalapudi, Chief Strategy Officer, Green Gold Animation Pvt Ltd

Moderator: Soumini Sridhara Paul, Vice President, Hungama Digital Media

3.05pm — 3.30pm

PANEL: THE OTT FRONTRUNNERS
A look at products, OTT platforms and programming targeted at Indian kids, with a focus on kids’ streaming.

  • Saugato Bhowmik, Business Head, VOOT Kids
  • Uday Sodhi, Head, Digital Business, Sony Pictures Networks India, Sony LIV
  • Ram Veerapaneni, Managing Director, Whacked Out Media Pvt Ltd

Moderator: Pranab Punj, Chief Marketing Officer, Kinsane Entertainment

3.35pm — 4.00pm

PANEL: KIDS FICTION: BEYOND ANIMATION
Most programming for Indian kids is in the animation space. Is there potential for dramas, adventure, and other kinds of live programming?

  • Nitin Dadoo, Senior Finance & Business Leader, Contiloe Entertainment
  • Nazar Ali Abbas, Content Creator, Optimystix Entertainment
  • Asit Kumarr Modi, Director, Neela Tele Films Private Limited (Sab TV)

Moderator: Anil Wanvari, Founder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Indian Television Dot Com Pvt Ltd

4.00pm — 4.20pm

FIRESIDE CHAT: THE FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT SPACE
There has been a surge in the programming of factual live action productions, targeted at young children. This chat focuses on the investments in entertaining kids through The Voice Kids, DID Lil Champs, Sa Re Ga Ma, and India’s Best Dramebaaz, among others.

FIRESIDE CHAT: Ranjeet Thakur, Founder, Frames Production

Moderator: Anil Wanvari, Founder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Indian Television Dot Com Pvt Ltd

4.20pm — 4.45pm

NETWORKING TEA BREAK | MEET THE SPEAKERS

4.45pm — 5.10pm

PANEL: THE SCOPE OF EXPORTS, CO-PRODUCTIONS & OUTSOURCING
India has long held the reputation of being a destination for animation outsourcing. Does this still stand today? Is there scope for syndication of original animation series and for global co-productions?

  • Rahul Bakshi, Owner, Phoebus Creations
  • Nidhish Mehrotra, Founder and Managing Partner, ANM Global
  • RK Chand, Head of Business, Golden Robot
  • Viju Thomas Varghese, Senior Manager, Distribution (APAC & MENA), Imira Entertainment (Toonz Media Group)

Moderator: Anish Patel, Founder, HopMotion Animation Pvt Ltd

5.15pm — 5.30pm

KEYNOTE: BUILDING A PROFITABLE INDIAN KIDS’ CONTENT ECOSYSTEM

PRESENTATION
Devika Prabhu, Executive Director – Content & Communications, Media Networks Disney India

5.30pm — 6pm

PANEL: THE FUTURE OF KIDS CONTENT
How do we see Indian kids’ content evolving with the growth in channels and OTTs? Do we see L&M growing, as IPs are increasingly created? Will we see a healthy ecosystem of a 360-degree engagement for kids with their favourite characters? Will a Pixar or a DreamWorks emerge from India?

  • Ketan Mehta, Founder & MD, Cosmos-Maya
  • Tapaas Chakravarti, Owner, DQ Entertainment
  • Rajiv Chilaka, Founder & CEO, Green Gold Animation Pvt Ltd
  • P Jayakumar, CEO, Toonz Animation India
  • Anu Sikka, EVP – Programming, Creative & Research, Kids Entertainment Cluster, Nickelodeon – Viacom18 Media Pvt Ltd

Moderator: Anil Wanvari, Founder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Indian Television Dot Com Pvt Ltd

7.30pm till late

Drinks & Speakers’ Dinner
(By Invitation Only)

**The above is a preliminary programme and may be subject to changes.

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