MIPTV confirmed its line-up for the 2023 Future Of Kids TV Summit, scheduled to be held at the Spring market on 17-19 April. The networking lounge hosting sessions related to the kid's industry is located in the all-new “Le Boulevard Hall” in the Palais des Festivals. "MIPTV is the next stop this April in the Kids calendar after Kidscreen” MIPTV Director Lucy Smith said. “We’ve got big plans, starting first with the future-facing summit and a dedicated Kids lounge in the heart of the exhibition giving quick access to the major international companies present on the show floor. I couldn’t be more thrilled by the response from the Kids community of distributors, buyers and producers all present in Cannes this April.”
Featuring global thought leaders alongside some of the industry's digital-first producers and players from social media and insight, the 2023 edition of The Future Of Kids TV Summit will offer attendees a scope of future-scape of Generation Alpha. Kids attendees will have their own “Kids Lounge” for networking as part of the new MIPTV business focused format, serving as the international meeting point for those interested in joining the conference.
The Future Of Kids TV Summit joins MIPTV strands for Documentary and Factual (MIPDOC), Formats (MIPFORMATS), Drama (MIPDRAMA) and FAST & GLOBAL – the Fast Channel Summit, all accessible with one pass. The summit will run from 2pm on Tuesday 18th. Re-formatted in 2022, MIPTV is expected to welcome more than 430 exhibitors and 1600 buyers with participants currently hailing from over 80 countries.
The program will focus on understanding the DNA of Generation Alpha, as well as the challenges and opportunites they provide, with CSO of full service Kids agency KidsKnowBest, Peter Robinson acting as MC throughout the day. Leading the analysis section, cartographer Evan Shapiro will focus on consumption patterns, commercial models and editorial trends. Generation Alpha’s behaviors will be discussed by McCrindle’s Ashley Fell, while Adam Woodgate from international audience agency Dubit talks about choice of media.
Leading the future-facing section will be a session on "How To Engage Kids & Monetise Content In The New Era" featuring Nicolas Eglau, Managing Director (EMEA & Asia Pacific) of Moonbug Entertainment and Jesse Cleverly, Founder & Creative Director of multi-award-winning UK production company Wildseed Studios. Steve Crombie, CEO of Social Video Growth specialists Totem will host a session on adapting business models for the next generation of social platforms; and market favourite Virginia Mouseler, CEO of The WIT will present a special session on "What’s Fresh In The Kids & Tweens Space."
MIPTV is the next stop this April in the Kids calendar after Kidscreen. We’ve got big plans, starting first with the future-facing summit and a dedicated Kids lounge in the heart of the exhibition giving quick access to the major international companies present on the show floor. I couldn’t be more thrilled by the response from the Kids community of distributors, buyers and producers all present in Cannes this April.” Lucy Smith Director, MipTV