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Written by Daniel Kirby on 21st October 2016

mipcom 2016

MIPCOM 2016 came to an end yesterday after a hugely popular event. The organisers have reported a turnout of over 14000, including nearly 5000 buyers, up slightly from last year.

The preceding MIPJunior event which took place on the weekend also reported an increased attendance, with 1600 participants. The main MIPCOM event saw 2000 companies exhibiting, and Japan was particularly well-represented as the country of honour. The Prime Minister of the country Shinzo Abe even sent a video address to the delegates.

The 'Personality of the Year' at the event was Shonda Rhimes, creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal, who put on an excellent keynote interview. Other big names in Cannes included Kiefer Sutherland and Kyle MacLachlan who were promoting Designated Survivor and Twin Peaks respectively.

By all accounts it was a highly successful and productive few days, with major deals being struck and new partnerships established.