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14th July 2011

Thai-Canadian Software & Digital Content Industry Collaborative Forum

CanadaFor the first time Thailand’s Software Industry Promotion Agency (SIPA), in cooperation with the Embassy of Canada in Thailand, will host the Thai-Canadian Collaborative Forum business partnership program. The main objective is to promote business opportunities and collaborations among Thai and Canadian companies within creative and digital content industry leaders including software, film, animation, game and mobile applications as well as eLearning, digital media, and training.

The collaboration between Canada and Thailand in partnerships such as joint-venture, co-investment, outsourcing, venture capital, knowledge and technology transfer, and other business deals are to be encouraged through this program. Canadian delegates will have access to first-hand information of Thailand’s creative and digital content industry as well as information concerning Thai companies.

Canadian companies, and related institutions who are engaged in the following industries: software, film, animation, gaming, mobile applications, digital media and other forms of digital content, as well as academic and professional organizations, are welcome to participate. Your company will get to meet selected Thai companies in software and digital content industries. Download the Forum PDF to get further information and to apply for this initiative.

There are four main activities at this event:

I. Thai-Canadian Collaboration Forum

  • Introduction to Canadian digital industry by a Canadian representative.
  • An overview of Thai digital content and software industry by SIPA representative.
  • Foreign Investment opportunities and incentives for digital content and software industry.
  • Thai representative will present Thai companies’ show reel and capabilities.
  • Presentations by Canadian companies
  • Special talk by a guest speaker

II. Business Matching Day

  • Business Matching day by pre-scheduling (target at least 50 matches). An LCD monitor will be provided upon request.

III. Thai-Canadian Networking Reception

  • An official dinner reception hosted by SIPA for participants and governments’ representatives.

IV. Studio/Campus Visit in Bangkok

  • A half-day company/studio visit at a renowned Thai company is provided.

As of July 8th, these are the participating Thai Companies:

1. AMADIVA: animation production, film production, VFX, SFX, Post Production
Want to meet: production house, advertising agency
Intent: co-production, outsourcing service

2. ANYA Animation: animation production, film production
Want to meet: producer, VC/Investor
Intent: co-production, project development

3. Imagimax Studio: animation production, film production
Want to meet: producer, VC/Investor
Intent: co-production, project development

4. Digital Magig Effect House: animation production, film production, VFX, SFX, Post Production
Want to meet: production house, advertising agency
Intent: co-production, outsourcing service

5. G-Motif Production: animation production, film production, VFX, SFX, Post Production, film/animation producer, original IP
Want to meet: marketing/PR, distributor, producer, outsourcing agent, licensing & merchandising agency, right holder/seller/distributor, TV channel/cable/satellite
Intent: co-production, outsourcing service, IP licensing, need agent service

6. Kantana Animation Studios: animation production, VFX, SFX, Film/Animation Producer
Want to meet: distributor, outsourcing agent, VC/Investor, licensing/merchandising, right holder/seller/distributor, TV channel/cable/satellite
Intent: co-production, outsourcing service, content selling

7. Right Beyond: film production, right holder/seller/distributor
Want to meet: producer, right holder/seller/distributor
Intent: production, IP rights execution

8. Shellhut Entertainment: film/animation producer
Want to meet: distributor, publisher, acquisition, licensing & merchandising agency, TV channel/cable/satellite
Intent: production, IP rights execution, project pitching for co-investment

9. The Monk Studios: animation production, film/animation producer
Want to meet: producer, VC investor
Intent: project pitching for co-investment and co-production

10. OpenDream: social enterprise, web application, solutions
Want to meet: VC investor, software solutions
Intent: developing software for social enterprise, solutions for NGOs projects

11. Debuz: online game developer, Browser/Social Game Developer, online game publisher
Want to meet: distributor, publisher, acquisition, VC/Investor, online game developer
Intent: publishing game, project development

12. GameMaker: mobile application, Browser/Social Game Developer, Game Publisher
Want to meet: distributor, publisher, acquisition, VC/Investor, App Store/Digital retailer, device manufacturer
Intent: application and game sale, joint-project
Target company: Research in Motion (RIM)

13. Ring Zero: console game developer (NDS, Wii, PC)
Want to meet: distributor, publisher
Intent: project pitching, project development

14. URBANICE: animation, web application, social media, licensing agency
Want to meet: distributor, publisher, producer, VC/investor
Intent: business development, project pitching, project development, agency service

15. SDM-School of Digital Media, SRIPATUM UNIVERSITY: undergrad program in animation, game, interactive, graphic design, film
Want to meet: Sheridan College or digital media institutions
Intent: business development, joint-program, student/staff exchange program

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