Magazine article Screen International

TIFFCOM Opens with Record Number of Exhibitors

Magazine article Screen International

TIFFCOM Opens with Record Number of Exhibitors

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229 from 25 different countries and regions attending this year's market, up from 222 from 20 last year.

The 9th TIFFCOM market in Tokyo opened for business yesterday (Oct 23) with plenty of foot traffic at its new venue on the man-made island of Odaiba in Tokyo Bay.

Organisers reported a record number of exhibiting organisations, 229 from 25 different countries and regions, up from 222 exhibitors from 20 last year. Of the 229 exhibitors, 113 are showing for the first time, from emerging countries in South America, the Middle East and Africa.

The market also reports about 1,000 registered buyers. Notably buyers from Japan are up 129% year-on-year to 462, Korean buyers are up 112% to 102, Chinese up 113% to 53, and Thais are up 204% to 49. One buyer less from the US makes 38 this year, while Taiwan and Hong Kong both dropped 3% to 75 and 71 respectively.

The market booths are on an open-plan floor in Hotel Grand Pacific Le Daiba while the TIFFCOM Project Market takes place upstairs on the 29th floor. …

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