Conecta Fiction & Entertainment 2024: Shooting in Spain to present the Spain Audiovisual Bureau

During the event, the brand will organize a matchmaking breakfast between foreign producers interested in filming in Spain and local service production companies specializing in assisting international productions, as well as presenting a panel on Spanish tax incentives and participates in Conecta Think Tank.

13 JUN 2024

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Shooting in Spain, the ICEX-Invest in Spain brand to promote the attraction of foreign filming and investment in the audiovisual sector to Spain, is once again participating in Conecta Fiction & Entertainment, the international market for the development and co-production of television content, which celebrates its eighth edition from June 18 to 21 in Toledo. Shooting in Spain will carry out various activities to publicise its support services for foreign companies intending to shoot in Spain and to promote collaboration between international and local production companies attending the event, which is expected to bring together almost a thousand audiovisual industry professionals from both Europe and the Americas.

Shooting in Spain will actively participate in the fifth edition of the Conecta Think Tank discussion forum, in the preamble of which the Spain Audiovisual Bureau will be presented to an audience of senior international executives representing leading companies in the production and broadcasting of content for American and European TV channels and platforms. Shooting in Spain's spokespersons will moderate one of the round table discussions at this meeting, which will take place on June 18 at the Puy du Fou España park, to draw the main conclusions about the present and future of the international television sector and the new trends in the industry.

The following morning, Shooting in Spain will inaugurate the first official day of Conecta F&E by collaborating in the organisation of the “ICEX-Invest in Spain Networking Breakfast”, a matchmaking breakfast that will bring together international prodcos interested in filming in Spain and local service production companies specialising in providing support to foreign feature films and tv shows that choose Spain as a filming destination. The event, which will be held from 9am to 10:30am and is by invitation only, aims to promote professional relations and offer a unique opportunity to generate synergies and new business opportunities.

Also on the morning of June 19, Shooting in Spain will host the panel “Unravelling Spanish tax incentive”, which will address crucial issues for audiovisual productions such as tax incentives and tax breaks. The session will start at 11am in room #1 with a welcome by Luis Cueto, advisory member of the Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure at the Ministry for Digital Transformation and Public Service, who will also give a brief introduction to the Spain Audiovisual Hub as a centralised source of information on the Spanish audiovisual industry.

Next, the executive director of ICEX-Invest in Spain, Elisa Garcia Grande, will moderate a discussion with the participation of Yousaf Bokhari, executive producer of Palma Pictures, a Spanish service production company; and Helena Suarez, partner in the areas of IP and audiovisual law at Ecija. Both will provide information for industry professionals seeking to maximize their investments and take full advantage of Spanish tax benefits.

ICEX-Invest in Spain will also have its own booth in the exhibition area of the Palacio de Congresos El Greco, the main venue for Conecta F&E for the third consecutive year, where its team will provide information on the services and advantages offered by Spain as a destination for audiovisual productions. It will also publicise the fundamental role of the Spain Audiovisual Bureau as a one-stop shop for all enquiries about the audiovisual industry, both for Spanish companies wishing to internationalise and for foreign companies interested in filming or opening their headquarters in Spain.