Supported and endorsed by the Government of Telangana, Reed Exhibitions has announced its inaugural ATF Kids’ Summit 2018, presented by Disney India, and in partnership with local industry veteran, and the ATF representative for India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Anil Wanvari. The Summit will see a slew of C-suiters from the TV industry shed light on the ever-evolving demands of the Indian TV market. To kick-start the Summit on 31 August, 2018, Industries & Commerce (I&C) Department, Information Technology (IT) Department for the Telangana Government principal secretary Jayesh Ranjan will give the opening address, after which he will join a line-up of key government dignitaries, led by FICCI Animation and Gaming Forum chairman Ashish Kulkarni as moderator, to discuss the emergence of animation hotspots in India, focusing on the states that are encouraging animation and VFX gaming. As the first international Keynote, Turner International Asia Pacific chief content officer (kids) and SVP Mark Eyers will lead the charge into a full day of significant commercial giants in the media and entertainment industry. Leading the afternoon segment will be Hulu Japan (HJ Holdings) chief content officer Kazufumi Nagasawa. In a rare fireside chat with moderator TotallyAwesome COO Marcus Herrmann Hulu Japan will reveal strategies for 2019, which may interest the Indian market. The final international keynote will be International Business Department from TV Asahi Corporation, Japan head of animation Takahiro Kishimoto. This will prove to be a significant session, seeing how TV Asahi is already versed in the Indian kids’ content realm and has concrete plans to engage the local industry further. Line-up of big names on key panels the ATF Kids’ Summit will also offer a plentitude of noteworthy personas on compelling panels, confirming the likes of Contiloe Entertainment, senior finance and business leader Nitin Dadoo, VOOT Kids, business head, Saugato Bhowmik, Nickelodeon – Viacom18 Media EVP – programming, creative and research, kids entertainment cluster Anu Sikka and Turner International India executive director and network head kids (South Asia) Krishna Desai. The afternoon will continue with industry giants, Viacom 18 head of the kids entertainment cluster Nina Elavia Jaipuria, DQ Entertainment COO Manoj Mishra, Green Gold Animation founder and MD Rajiv Chilaka, DQ Entertainment owner Tapaas Chakravarti, Reliance Animation COO Tejonidhi Bhandare and Uday Sodhi, Sony Pictures Networks India, Sony LIV head of digital business Uday Sodhi. A panel on kids’ content investment will also be featured, where investors from Singapore will speak about their keen interest in the Indian market. Anthill Ventures founder and CEO Prasad Vanga and , ai love director Guna Kaliannan will join an intriguing panel focused on the money tap. The Summit will leave the last session to the big boys, who will close the day with discussions that could set the tone of where India’s kids’ content may go in the years to come. The ATF Kids’ Summit 2018 will also see a band of content investors, who will not only be on a panel, but will partake in the summit’s exclusive meetings with Indian potentials. Among the investors, several have already invested in Indian kids’ content and are looking for more opportunities. This same thread runs through the squad of commissioners and buyers who will fly in from Indonesia, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, Thailand and the US, representing the likes of Netflix, Spectrum Indonesia and more. Called Face Time @ Hyderabad, this session will look at post production work to commissioning projects to investing in Indian IPs. The wealth of one-on-one meetings is set to offer real deals on the table for the right candidate. This session will include Netflix’s Yoshiya Ayugai, , PT Spectrum Film Indonesia CEO Rajesh Kewalram Jagtiani, PT Spectrum Film Indonesia director Sneha Rajesh Jagtiani, CEO of Doo Nee CEO Joe Suteestarporn, “balapan” Kids Channel from Kazakhstan Republican TV & Radio Corporation JSC general producer Sandugash Kenzhebayeva, and VNPT-Media Corporation international business partner executive Le Thi Tuyet Minh, along with some of the heavy weights from India itself. Their presence comes with the confidence of meeting attendees who will match their requirements for new investments.