Indian Media & Entertainment (M&E) Industry is on the cusp of achieving the same global success that the Indian IT industry has achieved. With a revenue of around $24 billion, the industry is undergoing a huge transformation and is witnessing an exponential growth in almost every M&E vertical.
Some of the factors that are driving this growth in India are favourable demographics, growing literacy, increasing affluence and evolution of technologies. India, backed by a stable macroeconomic outlook and the government's 'Make in India' and 'Digital India' blueprints is strongly positioned to take advantage of this opportunity.
CII announces the 6th edition of its annual flagship event, the "Big Picture Summit" on the theme "M&E: The Digital Takeover" scheduled on Dec 5-6, 2017 in New Delhi.
CII has been engaging with the Indian Media and Entertainment sector for more than two decades now and the event is being steered by an active Committee on Media & Entertainment, which comprises 30-35 CEOs from the Industry covering broadcast, film, animation and gaming, new media etc.
The Big Picture is CII's annual flagship event for the M&E sector and one of the biggest Media Entertainment industry's gathering in the country. The Summit aims to bring together stakeholders and experts in the field under one platform to discuss 'big picture topics' and identify break-out growth opportunities for the sector.
As the industry adapts to emerging tech trends and embraces digital business models, a closer look is warranted at the immense talent pool that has been created over the years. A vibrant mix of creators, thinkers and artists – the M&E industry has one of the richest talent banks in the country. It is time to recognize this talent and further hone its potential in order to put India at par with the world's leading creative economies.
While a lot has been said about the size and scope of the various segments, limited emphasis has been placed on the real growth engine of the sector – the talent. The focus of this year's Summit Report is on this talent pool – understand the impact created by the M&E sector in building top notch talent and how these skills create a ripple effect for 'Digital India' as a whole. Equally important is the roadmap for the future on how the industry needs to continue investing behind and further enhancing these skill sets.
This year, CII looks forward to having top M&E minds – Indian and Global - to engage on how we can propel growth and talent development in the Indian M&E sector. We seek industry participation from USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Australia, and Singapore.
This Summit brings forth a series of plenaries and conversations between Policy Makers and Leaders of India's Media & Entertainment Industry:
While the overarching theme of this Summit allows for a wide variety of themes for discussion, the focus of the moderated debates would be on the following: