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Future of content discussed at DICON 2013

Creative industry professionals from around the world gathered in Seoul to discuss the latest trends and knowledge regarding the content industry. At the 12th DICON 2013 conference on November 20 and 21, 35 specialists from the United States, Britain, Japan, China, France and elsewhere exchanged their views at the “Open Innovation – New Transformation and Challenges, Future Strategies in Creative Content” conference.

The conference was jointly organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) and the Korea Creative Contents Agency (KOCCA). Among the participants were Visual Effects Society President Jeff Okun, Japanese animation director Morimoto Koji, visual effects director Craig Lyin, IMG Senior Vice President Miki Yamamoto, FreemantleMedia Executive Vice President Mark Newton and Kaynak Licensing Managing Director Hakan Tungac.

 At the DICON conference on November 20, Vice Minister Cho Hyun-jae said he hoped that this conference would become “a venue at which we will see innovation and the vision for the next generation.” (photo courtesy of the KOCCA)

At the DICON conference on November 20, Vice Minister Cho Hyun-jae of the MCST said he hoped that this conference would become “a venue at which we will see innovation and the vision for the next generation.” (photo courtesy of the KOCCA)


“Hollywood finds the stories of films made in countries like Korea, Japan, Australia and Finland to be very fresh,” said Okun in his opening speech. “This could become a good opportunity for the Korean film industry.”

“Korea has already surprised the world and will lead the world’s entertainment industry in the future,” he added.

 Visual Effects Society President Jeff Okun (left) and Japanese animation director Morimoto Koji make opening remarks at DICON 2013. (photo courtesy of the KOCCA)

Visual Effects Society President Jeff Okun (left) and Japanese animation director Morimoto Koji make opening remarks at DICON 2013. (photo courtesy of the KOCCA)


"Consumers will purchase products featuring characters, images and brands they know and trust,” said Kaynak Licensing Managing Director Tungac. “Licensing is one of the most powerful tools in marketing, brand extension and brand building.”

At the inaugural “talk concert,” an event allowing for free discussion with the audience, webtoon authors Yoon Taeho and Ha IlKwon and talent agency CEOs Chung Yong-beom and Lee Jae-cheol shared with the audience their production experience and opinions on the future of the content industries.

 (From left) Sejong University Animation Professor Han Chang-wan, Yoon Taeho and Ha Ilkwon participate in the open discussion session with the audience. (photo courtesy of the KOCCA)

(From left) Sejong University Animation Professor Han Chang-wan, Yoon Taeho and Ha Ilkwon participate in the open discussion session with the audience. (photo courtesy of the KOCCA)


At a business mentoring session, content specialists consulted industry people on the market feasibility of certain projects and the growth potential for their plans.

By Limb Jae-un
Korea.net Staff Writer
jun2@korea.kr

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