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FOCUS brings together professionals from all sectors of the audiovisual industry

“We could not be happier to see how well received FOCUS 18 has been, counting visitors from all across the world and from all sectors of the creative screen industries. We enjoyed a lively exhibition hall, an amazing conference programme and many networking opportunities. Many thanks to the CAB, all our speakers, exhibitors, partners and sponsors and we look forward to seeing everyone again for yet another fantastic FOCUS 2019.”

Jean-Frederic Garcia, FOCUS Director

Following a highly successful 2018 event, FOCUS, The Meeting Place for International Production, will return to the Business Design Centre London on 3/4 December 2019 for its fifth edition. The event will remain completely free to attend for industry professionals.

FOCUS is aimed at all the creative screen industries – including film, TV, advertising, animation and interactive – and is the only UK trade event where attendees can meet with content makers, film commissions, production services and locations providers from over 70 countries. Each December, the industry’s key players converge at FOCUS, transforming two days of meetings, networking events and seminars into deals and lasting business relationships.

At FOCUS 2019 over 150 expert speakers will address the key opportunities and challenges concerning the production industry today. The programme is developed in consultation with leading industry organisations, including the British Film Institute, British Film Commission, Pact, Directors UK, Advertising Producers Association, The Production Guild, ScreenSkills, UK Screen Alliance, Creative Europe Media Desk UK and Women in Film and TV to ensure that it addresses current needs and concerns.



FOCUS is presented by The Location Guide.

The Location Guide are the world’s leader in global location filming production content and contacts. Since 1998 they have provided the global screen production industries with unparalleled production resources. The Location Guide publish up-to-date information and contacts in print, online, via social media and through events that are used by productions for filming on location around the world. 

No matter the type, size or production budget The Location Guide help over 55,000 production professionals make the smartest decisions to maximise production values and the bottom line.