The 2018 Next Content Fair, an exhibition specialized in the contents industry that opens the doors to a promising future, will be held at Hall 1 of Exhibition Center I, BEXCO for 3 days from October 4, 2018 (Thu) to October 6, 2018 (Sat) under the slogans “Meet Korea through Contents!” and “Meet [ ] through Contents.”
This event is hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, jointly sponsored by the Korea Creative Content Agency, and broadcasted by KNN. One hundred and forty domestic companies will participate in this event.
The 2018 Next Content Fair was designed to revitalize the contents industry, which is becoming the source of creating highly added values and jobs in the future and introduce specialized contents by region. This exhibition is composed of various genres including VR, game, animation, characters, and media contents and will present various attractions and enjoyment to people in the contents industry, Busan citizens, as well as other visitors.
This exhibition is composed of a ‘contents exhibition and experience zone’ in which the Busan IT Industry Promotion Agency and 17 nationwide regional cultural industry support agencies will participate. The special zone is an area where people can experience contents, including VR/AR and games and the new artists’ zone is where people can meet new contents companies, including start-ups, MCN, and one-person media. Unique characters from all over the country will also be introduced in ‘Story 2 Ins and Outs’ and ‘2018 Our Neighborhood’s Character Festival,’ which will be held as jointly held events.
In addition, various business programs will be prepared, including the “overseas business consultation meeting,” which invites and connect foreign buyers with domestic participating companies, “Local Story Writer Pitching,” which targets buyers, and “domestic business consultation meeting,” which invites domestic buyers to engage in meetings. All of these programs will be provided to actively support the promotion of contents by participating companies. Various consultation programs such as the ‘Outreach Contents Dispute Mediation Committee’ will be also held to provide tangible assistance to contents companies.
To draw further attention, various events including ‘MCN Live,’ featuring top-level domestic contents creators to communicate with visitors and enjoy contents together, will be prepared. Please visit the official homepage of the 2018 Next Content Fair to find more detailed information regarding the exhibition.