Harkiran Kaur Wraich
Confederation of Indian industry (CII) organised the “11th big Picture summit 2022” on 16 – 17 November at Hotel le meridian, New Delhi. CII has been representing the Indian film and entertainment industry at the prestigious Cannes Film Market for the past 20 years; at Berlin Film Festival for the past 5 years and the Toronto Film Festival for the past 3 years. In this year’s summit discussions centered on emerging trends, technological advancements and opportunities for various industries by internationally renowned experts like of entertainment, broadcasting, streaming, filming, advertisement and many other.
This two day summit saw delegates, event speakers, B2B meetings and participants. who came together to be a part of sharing thoughts and debating to bring the Indian media and Entertainment sector future ready and socio-economically strong. CII reports were also released in the session which focused mainly on Indian M&E sector and sports broadcasting. Mr. K Madhavan (Chairman, CII national committee on M&E) inaugurated the session by giving his valuable opening remarks followed by special address by Mr. Apurva Chandra (Secretary, Ministry of Information Broadcasting), Mr. P.D Vanghela (Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India), Mr. Biren Ghose( Vice Chairman, CII Committee on M&E. Mr. Neeraj Roy (MD& CEO, Hungama Digital Media Entertainment), Mr. Amit Khanna (Media Guru, Filmmaker, Poet) talked about the future of M&E Industry on day one of the summit followed by words of expert panelists who presented their views on various topics like Streaming, AVGC next steps, impact of piracy, role of OTT, role of broadcasting in promoting sports in India.
The Big picture Summit was being held online for a few years due to COVID outbreak. The 11th summit took place offline that was first time after covid shutdown. This gave a big opportunity for the participants who were invited to be a part of this programme. The participants were seen from various Public and Private Backgrounds like government officials, entrepreneurs, students, journalists, content creators, broadcasters, distributors and many more. Entertainment industry professionals from Redi Productions Pvt Ltd namely Mr. Parvinder Singh Wraich (Director), Harkiran Kaur Wraich (Director) and Swaranjit Kaur Wraich (Producer) also gave their valuable participation in the summit. After this summit every individual present there would take home a new and positive vision which would help them get ready for the future and get the key to capture the $25.2 billion entertainment industry by 2022. Knowing the emerging treads and changing the way of how we work is important to keep pace with the future. CII has been driving initiatives to take the Indian M&E sector to new heights and expand its global footprint in close collaboration with Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.