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Moderators: Cisko, Larkworthy Antfarm, Celestial Elf, Asil, Natascha Randt

Dear all,

as part of our ongoing cooporation with XMediaLab, the internationally acclaimed digital media think tank, we are happy to invite you
to join a Second Commerce VIP delegation to the XML conference and business
matching forum China Animation Market, taking place in Suzhou / Shanghai from
July 9th to July 11th, and to EXPO 2010 Shanghai, including a VIP tour of the
Chinese and German Pavillons and Youth Innovation Expo on July 12th. We have 10
places on a first come first serve basis. If you are a creator, producer,
animator or investor in the field of digital media, 3D animation and machinima
and would like to be considered please get in touch with me fast.

For program details see below.

Kind regards,

cisko vandeverre

International and Chinese animation
powerbrokers to descend on Suzhou for
inaugural China animation summit

‘China Animation Market’
Conference, 9th of July 2010,
Business Matching Forum, 10th and 11th July 2010.
Suzhou, China
Shanghai, May 27 2010 – X|Media|Lab today announced X|Media|Lab: China Animation
Market – an inaugural professional conference and business matching forum set to become
the most important date on the calendar for international animation companies seeking to do
business in China.
Part of the China Animation and Game Expo, and mandated by the Chinese Central

Government, China Animation Market is presented by X|Media|Lab in partnership with the
Suzhou Municipal Government (, and the Shanghai Media Group
( - China’s second-biggest media conglomerate.
To take place in Suzhou, China, from 9 July 2010, the China Animation Market is where
international companies and broadcasters can explore business opportunities in outsourcing,
co-production, investment, distribution, franchising and licensing with pre-selected highquality
Chinese companies in a business matching environment.
In attendance will be key powerbrokers from all China’s TV animation networks (including
Wang Ying, General Manager, CCTV Kids Channel and Yang Wen Yan, General Manger,
SMG Kids Channel), as well as the principal players from China’s most innovative and
successful animation companies.
An impressive line-up of international visitors will include London’s Lord Waheed Alli (media
entrepreneur, Executive Chairman of Chorion and co-founder of Planet 24), Los Angeles’
Leah Hoyer (Director of Development at the Walt Disney Company), Sydney’s Kim Dalton
(Head of ABC Television), Pietro Ventani (producer of the forthcoming Chinese Oddessy,
a groundbreaking co-production from the China Film Group, Beijing Galloping Horse
Film &
TV and Tiger 62 Media), and many others.

The X|Media|Lab: China Animation Market event is considered the opportunity for

international animators to meet with and build relationships with their Chinese counterparts –
the biggest and best way for creators, distributors, broadcasters, agents, producers and
investors to develop profitable partnerships.
“The X|Media|Lab: China Animation Market will allow the international and Chinese animation
industries to establish new creative and business relationships,” said X|Media|Lab Director
Brendan Harkin. “In addition to showcasing China’s blossoming animation industries, the
summit will bring together leading international producers, executives and creatives
partnership opportunities with their Chinese counterparts.”
“The XML: China Animation Market will assemble a veritable who’s who of the Chinese

animation industries and become the premier event bringing Chinese and international
animation companies and broadcasters together,” said Tatiana Kober, President of Bejuba!
Entertainment. Kober whom has participated in two previous X|Media|Lab events in China.
“The XML: China Animation Market is a must-attend forum for anyone interested in working
with or within China,” she said.

Confirmed participants at the XML: China Animation Market include:
International Animation Powerbrokers:
• Lord Waheed Alli – Executive Chairman, Chorion (London)
• Kim Dalton – Director of Television, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
• Leah Hoyer – Director of Development, The Walt Disney Company (Los Angeles)
• Steven DeNure – President, Decode Entertainment (Toronto)
• Matthew Wexler – Director, Global Licensing & Bus. Development, Spin Master

Entertainment (Toronto)
• Tatiana Kober – President, Bejuba! Entertainment (Montreal, Los Angeles)
• Heather Kenyon – Head of Sales and Project Development, Starz Animation (Los
• Pietro Ventani – Co-founder, Tiger 62 Media (Hong Kong)
• Tim Brooke-Hunt – Executive Head of Children's Content, ABC TV (Sydney)
• Nick DeMartino – Senior Vice President, Media and Technology, American Film
Institute (Los Angeles)
• Frank Dietz - Head of Acquisitions and Co-Productions, Super RTL - RTL Disney

Fernsehen (Cologne)
• Sarah Muller - Head of Acquisitions and Drama Development, CBBC (London)
China Animation Powerbrokers:
• Wang Ying – General Manager, CCTV Kids Channel (Beijing)
• Yang Wen Yan – General Manger, SMG Kids Channel (Shanghai)
• Lei Ying – Vice President, Golden Cartoon Channel (Hunnan)
• Li Guo – Vice President KAKU Cartoon Channel (Beijing)
• Xing Ying – General Manager, Uyoung Media Inc (Beijing)
• Zuo Shuen Rong – Director, Jiangsu Kids Channel (Nanjing)
• Gong Jian Ying – Secretary, China Animation Association (Beijing)
• Tong Yao - Director, South TV Kids Channel (Guangdong)
• Huang Wei - Director, Zhejiang TV Kids Channel (Zhejiang)
• Zhang Tian Xiao – President, Fantasia Animation (Shanghai)
• Wang Lei – Vice President, Toonaz TV, Vice Director of SMG Film and TV Drama
Centre (Shanghai)
• James Wang - Founder and CEO Wang Film Productions Inc (Taipei)
• Zhu Xiao Hua – General Manager, Shanghai Crossover Marketing (Shanghai)
• Ding Dong – Founder and General Manager, Tian Run An Ding (Suzhou)
- ENDS -

About X|Media|Lab
X|Media|Lab is the internationally acclaimed professional network and digital media event
the world’s creative industries. X|Media|Lab provides assistance with creative industries
development, business development and access to international expertise and finance. Each
X|Media|Lab is a completely unique event where people with original digital media ideas
connect with a superb international network of independent creative thinkers, technology
wizards, commercialisation experts, potential business partners and financial resources.

Since its founding at the Sydney Opera House in 2003, 36 XMediaLab events have been held
in 10 locations all around the world including: Melbourne, Singapore, Seoul, Beijing, Suzhou,
Mumbai, Auckland, London, Wellington, Kuala Lumpur, Amsterdam and Los Angeles

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