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2023 ACBS Working Group Meeting (2023 HKFilmart)

This march, the 2023 Asia Content Business Summit (ACBS) Working Group Meeting is held at HKCEC on March 15, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM HK Time. It marks the first in-person gathering of Asian content leaders since the pandemic. The meeting unites all the power forces from the member countries, including key government delegates and industry professionals from Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Hong Kong and other countries/regions.



At the meeting, Mr. Fred Wang, Chairman of Salon Films and Asia Content Business Summit, delivered the opening speech. He said that in the past few years of the epidemic, ACBS has never stopped the communication and exchanges among Asian member countries, and always actively supported and carried out dialogues that sharing of the latest technology and industry development. It is hoped that through this first face-to-face working group meeting after the epidemic, the success of the Asian content industry will be demonstrated, and more cooperation in content, technology and other fields in Asia in the post-epidemic era will be promoted.

Representatives from various countries and regions spoke in turn and shared their support for the cooperation in the content industry in Asia. Among them, Mr. Gary Mak, Secretary-General of Hong Kong Film Development Council, took the lead in sharing Hong Kong's support for Asian co-productions, and explained in detail the Hong Kong government's recently launched HK-Asian Film Collaboration Funding Scheme. The plan encourages more cooperation among Asian countries, expects to deepen exchanges between Hong Kong, China and Asia, and to produce more high-quality film and television works. Mr. Raymond Yip, Chief Liaison Officer of Nansha New District in Hong Kong, also affirmed the achievements of the Asian Content Industry Summit in the past years, and called on representatives from Asian countries to visit and land projects in the Greater Bay Area.




The Japanese Visual Industry Promotion Organization (VIPO) participated in the meeting on behalf of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan. Dato Kamil Othman, Chairman of the Malaysian National Film Development Corporation (FINAS), Mr. Dwi Heriyanto B, President Director of the Indonesian State Film Productions (PFN), Mr. Sirisak Koshpasharin and Mr. Paris Kandeva, representatives from the Ministry of Culture of Thailand, and Professor, Emily Kim, Professor and Producer from Korea Chugye University for the Arts all attended the meeting in person. They introduced their respective domestic film and television developments during the epidemic, and showed their co-produced films with Southeast Asian countries. The representative of Thailand emphasized that there are new tax incentives and other policies implemented for co-productions in Asia, and more than 30% of the tax can be refunded.

Among the industry veterans, there are Mr. Joachim Ng, Former Director, Media Ecosystem Development, IMDA, Ms. Endah Sulistianti, Former Deputy Head for Inter Agency and Regional Relations of Indonesia, Mr. Gordon Cheng, CEO of Cameron Pace Group Asia Pacific, Mr. Desmond Ngai, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development of WebTV Asia Asia, Ms. Sally Lin, Chairman of Yoywow, Mr. Dave Wu of Shanghai Jiuyou Investment Fund, etc., as well as representatives from India, France and the United States also expressed their views and support for expanding ACBS’s influence in Asia and increasing cooperation within Asia.

At the end, the members discussed the host region for the next summit, which will be finalized after the meeting. The successful conclusion of this meeting paved the way for a more solid foundation for the subsequent collaboration in Asia.


2023年亚洲内容产业峰会(ACBS)工作组会议于2023年3月15日上午10:00至12:00,在香港会议展览中心举行。这是自疫情以来亚洲内容领袖们的首次面对面聚会,并标志着亚洲内容产业峰会进入第十五年。会议集合了来自峰会成员国的主要力量,包括韩国、印度尼西亚、马来西亚、泰国、中国内地、香港和其他国家及地区的政府代表和行业专业人士。

众所周知,这几年中亚洲的内容行业一直在强劲的增长。此次面对面重聚,不仅能让亚洲各国深入探索合作伙伴关系,如在新技术开发、亚洲合拍、青年一代交流和金融合作等方面,也会进一步促进行业的增长。此次会议是突出创新发展的独特机会。此外,会议还对峰会的下一个主办国进行了讨论。

会议上,由香港沙龙电影公司主席,亚洲内容产业峰会主席汪长禹先生发表了会议致辞。其表示,疫情的几年中,亚洲内容产业峰会一直心系行业发展,从未中断过亚洲成员国们之间的对话与交流,并积极支持及开展融合最新技术、最新行业发展的分享。希望能通过此次疫情后的首次面对面线下会议,展示亚洲内容行业的成功,并促进更多的后疫情时代亚洲内容、技术及其他领域的合作。

各个国家地区的代表依次讲话,并分享了对亚洲内容产业合作的支持。其中,香港电影发展局秘书长麦圣希率先分享了香港对亚洲合拍的支持,以及详细解释了香港政府最近推出的亚洲文化交流电影制作资助计划。该计划鼓励亚洲国家间更多的合作,期望深化香港、中国同亚洲的交流,并输出更多更优秀的影视作品。香港南沙新区首席联络官叶泽恩先生也对亚洲内容产业峰会近十几年的成果做出了肯定,并号召亚洲国家的代表们一起到大湾区去走一走,到大湾区来落地项目。

日本映像产业振兴机构(VIPO)代表日本经济产业省参与了会议,前新加坡资讯通信媒体发展局媒体产业发展与电影局主任,韩国秋溪艺术大学电影与娱乐产业院教授及影视制片人等也均出席会议。马来西亚国家电影发展局(FINAS)主席Kamil Othman,以及印度尼西亚国家电影制作中心PFN及泰国文化部代表则对疫情期间各自国内的影视发展情况做了介绍,并展示了其与东南亚国家正在合拍的影片。泰国代表更是强调对亚洲范围内的合拍已有新的税务优惠等政策,可返税30%以上。

业界代表中,更是有卡梅隆佩恩集团亚太区总裁程信森、 WebTV Asia亚洲资深副总裁Desmond Ngai、深圳雅文信息传播有限公司总裁Sally Lin、上海久有投资基金Dave Wu等,以及印度、法国、美国的代表也都发表了对于扩大亚洲影响力,增加亚洲范围内合作的看法和支持。

最后,会议成员们对下一届峰会主办地区进行了讨论,并将于会后确定。此次会议的圆满结束,不仅肯定了香港在亚洲内容产业合作中的桥梁和基地的作用,也为后续大湾区内容的出海,及内容合作走向亚洲和国际化的趋势铺垫了更为坚实的道路。

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