ABAI and the Government of Karnataka to present Bengaluru B2B Summit 3.0

The Government of Karnataka in partnership with ABAI, the trade association for the animation, visual effects, gaming and comics sector will proudly host its third edition of ‘Bengaluru B2B Summit’ for Animation, Visual Effects, Games and Comics, between 30 November and 1 December 2018 in Bengaluru. This event will be held on the sidelines of the Bengaluru Technology Summit 2018. Government of Karnataka, Department of Information Technology and Commerce and Industry principal secretary, Gaurav Gupta says, “Karnataka’s new AVGC policy 2.0, launched in August 2017, provides grants to start-ups, IP creators and local studios. This gives local studios the possibility to participate in cross border initiatives with greater confidence and resources. By bringing this at such a high frequency we are keen to see the AVGC IP industry flourish in Karnataka.” The B2B summit is a unique platform designed to connect IP owners and developers; content creators and production houses interested in producing and co-producing creative content. The summit will bring selected international and national studios, producers, broadcasters, distributors and financiers to participate in this ‘buyer: seller’ interface. The B2B summit is a ‘mini market place’ initiative aimed at promoting local IP creation and providing a platform that would match locally developed concepts with the needs of global and local buyers. “The event is not just a B2B but also a B2C, wherein the C stands for Community. Bengaluru has all the talent that this upcoming industry needs. A lot of MNCs and smaller players in this sector are based out of Karnataka. The market will give Indian talent exposure to what is currently happening in this field globally. The international buyers and participants will also be able to see the type of talent that is available in India, and that increases the chances of collaborations, going forward,” comments ABAI president Biren Ghose . The timeframe is extremely tight and requests for pitches and participation closes by 23 November 2018. ABAI will also be playing host at this buyer-seller market on the 30 November and 1 December 2018 as an integral subset to the Bangalore Tech Summit. To know more about submissions and queries on the rules and regulations for pitching, please write in to: abai.b2b@gmail.com.