Trade Mission to Turin, Italy - Animation Sector

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Join the Department for International Trade (DIT) London Region and ERDF’s Global Growth Project in an Animation Sector Trade Mission to Turin, Italy and explore the opportunities of an important export market for British animation services.

Why participate?

Turin is the Italian cluster of TV production specialised in children’s programmes and animation. In Italy, 22 TV channels are dedicated to children and animation which is the highest number in Europe, however 89% of animation programming is imported from abroad. Local animation companies have strong relations with the public broadcaster RAI and are looking for co-production partners from the UK. RAI invests important budgets in new productions.

UK animation companies such as producers, writers, story editors or companies in the CGI and VFX sector are very much appreciated by Italian production companies.

Who should apply?

London-based SMEs in the animation, children’s content, TV and Film sector.

What are the benefits of participating?

UK businesses will have the chance to present their offerings independently to an audience of engaged potential buyers and co-production partners.

  • Insights from Industry leaders in the Italian market
  • Networking activites
  • 2 nights' accommodation at a designated hotel

When will the trade mission take place?

25 - 26 January 2018

Eligibility criteria

  • London Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises* (SMEs) based in one of 32 London Boroughs or the City of London who have been trading for a minimum of 12 months
  • Eligibility will be assessed on the basis of your application

*Are you an Independent Small or Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME)?

Your business is defined as an independent ‘small’ or ‘medium’ enterprise if:

  • It employs fewer than 250 persons; AND
  • Its annual turnover is below €50m (approx. £40m); AND
  • Its balance sheet is below €43m (approx. £37m); AND
  • Its is not a subsidiary and/or under the control of a larger SME entity (25% threshold)

For further guidance see below link to the EU’s website on SME definition

What next?

Please register your interest for this trade mission on this page. We will contact eligible companies to start the formal registration process.

DIT London reserves the right to decline applications.

Registrations close on November 23rd 2017.


Paris Gittens
Events & Trade Missions Senior Coordinator

This trade mission is part-funded by the ERDF’s Global Growth Project.

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