Content Localisation Workshop 2018

Content Localisation Workshop

Hôtel Westminster, 13, Rue de la Paix 75002 Paris, France, 20th March 2018

Featuring guest speakers and open floor discussion, based around a structured workshop approach, the meeting will concentrate on all aspects of content Localisation as it impacts on Europe and beyond, with a particular emphasis on the challenges being faced by companies preparing and sharing programming in French speaking territories as well as locally produced titles being readied for distribution in non-French speaking markets.

The workshop will embrace all aspects of content Localisation from the metadata and promotional materials, through to compliance editing and re-working, to the end product output featuring dubbed and/or subtitled audio.

The workshop is designed for existing MESA members and their locally based colleagues as well as participants in the MESA Europe Localisation Council and their regional counterparts and peers.

As part of the workshop MESA Europe will share some of the headline results from the Localisation research conducted during the early part of 2017 and will talk through current and future plans to extend that research as well as some of the other areas of priority focus set by the Content Localisation Council.


Event Schedule:

Registration  Opens:  1.30 p.m.
Workshop Session: 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Networking Reception: 5.30 p.m.

Introduction & Outline of Workshop Approach
Jim Bottoms, Executive Director, MESA Europe

French Home Entertainment & Content Trends
Mathieu Yulzari, Senior Research Analyst Home Entertainment, IHS Markit

Introduction to the MESA Europe Content Localisation Council

Mazin Al-Jumaili, Director of Business Development, ZOO Digital
James Puttock, Vice President EMEA, IYUNO Media Group

Discussion Host:
David Millar, Director of Communications, MESA Europe

During this informal discussion, delegates will learn about the aims and objectives of the MESA Europe Content Localisation Council and will hear more about some of the priority areas the group has focussed on. As part of this European initiative, the group supported an initial programme of research aimed at quantifying and closely defining the business in the EMEA region and some top line results from this analysis will be shared.

Open Floor Discussion to Set Workshop Objectives

Round Table Working Group 1: Understanding the Content Localisation Business in France

What are the unique characteristics and challenges? How is the industry evolving in order to respond to these challenges?

Tables, consisting of up to 10 industry participants, across a range of different interest groups, will be invited to discuss their perceptions and experiences and share ideas on the above questions.

Collection of Results and Open Floor Discussion

Making the Most of Metadata
Francois Modarresse, International Business Development Consultant, Entertainment Identifier Registry (EIDR)

Round Table Working Group 2: Managing the Resource & Capacity Needs Of The Business In France?

What are the resource and capacity pinch points? Can technology help relieve these pressures? How can the industry help maintain the level of skilled resource required to meet future needs?

Participants re–group to discuss a range of additional topics relevant to the business in France.

Collection of Results and Open Floor Discussion

Review of Outputs & Conclusions

Networking Reception


For further information about the Content Localisation Workshop and to discuss speaking and sponsorship opportunities please contact Jim Bottoms or David Millar at MESA Europe.

T: 44 (0)1525 864376



13, Rue de la Paix
75002 Paris