Get Ready For UNICON: The Emergence by Creative Industry Conventions Africa (CICA)

What is UNICON: The Emergence?

UNICON is an exhibition of the Nigerian creative industry that demonstrates the power, reach, and profitability of African content. The industry showcase and summit will engage international and local creative industry stakeholders on the opportunities in the industry, as well as showcase the talent and ingenuity of local creative entrepreneurs.

“ Unicon came to life due to the need to promote and establish this industry, the creative industry, whereby it can establish a whole new income generating sector for this part of the world. We focus so much on oil and other resources, but we haven’t really focused on creativity. I believe that if you want to change society, you need to change the narrative, let the kids know, let the future know, that they are powerful and that they can do anything. Everyone knows America is great because they have sold the story. We need to do the same .” – Peter Daniel, President, CICA

The global VFX & Games Market was valued at US $254 Billion in 2017, and digital distribution for comic book sales has grown by 20% year over year since 2012. The global opportunities for comic books, especially in this new age of TV, film, and animation adaptations and digital distribution, means that the real potential of the creative industry is in the multiple streams of income that can emerge from a single written story or comic book.

 

There is an opportunity to make this an investment opportunity, a career, something you can actually live off of. This is for the future.” – Ibrahim Ganiyu, Vice President, CICA.

Convention activities will range from gaming competitions and exhibitions, to screenings and panels. Conversations at the convention will focus on evaluating opportunities within the creative industry value chain, including, but not limited to capacity building, project financing, and distribution.

Where & When Is UNICON: The Emergence?

UNICON will take place at the Landmark Centre in Lagos, Nigeria on November 17th, 2018.

To learn more about Unicon visit: www.uniconafrica.co
For additional information on CICA visit: www.cicalimited.com

For media, sponsorship and attendance requests contact info@biayaconsulting.com. Find more info on UNICON: The Emergence at www.uniconafrica.com

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