BCM is celebrating its 10th Anniversary, coming a long way from a humble beginning with the support of 229 companies from 18 nations just then. The Korean content market is on top of its game today. Under the direction of Koo Jong Sang, the organisation is focused on becoming a major regional player in the content market arena through collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Metropolitan City of Busan, together with the industry to secure the content market as well as to facilitate events when they are hosted in the country.
“We would like to extend our warmest welcome to the people in the content industry to our 10th edition of Busan Contents Market which will mark as the 10th birthday of our annual festive celebration this year.
“With the industry’s active buyers and sellers gathering once a year at South Korea’s second largest city- Busan- in May, our content purchasing, developing and co-producing business has grown stronger now than it was 9 years ago; we continue to grow at a terrific pace in a variety of ways. We have grown our core brand into a top content destination in Korea. The friendly ambience of both Busan’s attraction and BCM’s unique market atmosphere are just the bonus offerings for many attendees from all over the world.
“Each year, BCM experiences an annual steady growth in terms of business concluded at Busan Contents Market. Last year, a total of 2,000 buyers and sellers participated from 554 companies from 45 countries globally.”
On BCM 2015
Besides the record attendance, sales and co-production deals worth US93.57 million were made in BCM2015. BCM is committed to international expansion and it’s bullish on growth as more potential discussions are taking place at this year’s market.
“With last year’s success as another stepping stone, the market is gearing up to this year’s upcoming Busan Contents Market from 11 to 13 May with renewed energy and optimism driven from Korean wave with visions of new challenges and hope,” he outlined some reasons for the celebration as BCM turns 10.
Besides the market’s original role as the gathering of latest television content marketplace, BCM is striving to promote more business opportunities through various offerings at the market and, is on a mission to position BCM as the ‘networking base’ for contributing growth and promotion of various content industries in Korea. BCM prides itself to create opportunities for the next generations to harness from the Korean broadcasting industry. This is its core competency besides being a network base. The competency is what the organisation continues to invest in and build. The team will continue to manage its objectives in a way that allows great programming to drive longterm growth.
“We look forward to seeing you in Busan and we thank each and every one of our partners and supporters for their years of contribution to the market. We couldn’t have done it without your support. Join us as we keep on discovering,” concluded Koo.