DICM 2023 opens its doors, attracts over 350 companies in Dubai - GulfToday

DICM 2023 opens its doors, attracts over 350 companies in Dubai


Dr Abdul Salam Al Madani, Chairman INDEX Holding, speaks to an exhibitor in Dubai.

Inayat-ur-Rahman, Business Editor

The Dubai International Content Market (DICM 2023) opened its doors to a new venue at Madinat Jumeirah Conference and Events Centre with a remarkable start that witnessed more than 700 participants attend from around the world on its first day.

The enthusiasm amongst media industry professionals was evident as they engaged amongst each other from different backgrounds and countries where they seized the opportunity to explore, network, and shape the future of the content industry.

Eng. Anas Al Madani, Vice Chairman and Group CEO of INDEX Holding, explained how DICM 2023 is a crucial platform to promote co-production prospects amongst content creators, streaming platforms, investors, financiers, and so much more.

He stated: “In its sixth edition, DICM is essential in bringing together content creators from around the globe. DICM 2023 highlights the pivotal role that makes the UAE a crucial destination for production and media companies. The industry has responded overwhelmingly well to DICM 2023, as seen by the over 350 companies from more than 30 countries who have confirmed their attendance. This indicates the significance of the event as a platform for new, creative, and globally appealing content.”

DICM 2023 solidified itself as an international platform as it welcomed participants from over 30 countries, fostering collaboration and exchange on a global scale.

Over 800 meetings took place on the first day, creating a dynamic marketplace where content creators, distributors, and buyers converged to explore business opportunities and form strategic partnerships.

Fares Sayegh, CEO of Roya Media Group in Jordan, commented on how important it is to attend events such as DICM, he stated: “When you get to talk with leaders in this industry, it becomes a very interesting discussion back and forth, and we learn from each other’s experiences where it benefits the audience.”

He continued: “It’s essential to be involved here to have healthy dialogue and events such as DICM brings people together under one roof.”