Abai B2B Summit

16thNovember, 2017,

The Government of Karnataka in partnership with ABAI, the trade association for the animation, visual effects, gaming and comics sector has announced a unique summit, ‘Bengaluru B2B AVGC Summit’ on 16 and 17 November, 2017 in Bengaluru.

This event is being held concurrently with the Bengaluru Technology Summit 2017. (

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ABAI Fest & Summit is Now Bengaluru GAFX Conference

12thMay, 2017, The Lalit Ashok

Bengaluru GAFX Conference is a knowledge platform for the local community of artists/professionals and students. The objective is to expose them to the latest and greatest and in the process enrich, energize and inspire the community.
Bengaluru GAFX Conference is India’s most prominent & largest annual event for Games, Animation & Visual Effects Industry hosted by Government of Karnataka and organized by ABAI.

This event has been known as ABAI Fest & KAVGC Summit and this year it has been rechristened as Bengaluru GAFX Conference.

The event is a congregation of animation, VFX & games studios, production houses, industry veterans, professionals, students, academia and technology partners. The event strives to attract top subject matter experts, studios, production houses, game developers and the best content & projects from all over the world to provide exposure and know -how to the professionals, artists and students. The event offers one of its kind platform for professionals, artists and students to showcase their talent, get recognized on India’s largest platform and connect with top employers from all over the world. The endeavor is to enrich, energize, inspire and create a vibrant ecosystem.

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Siggraph Asia, Macao

5thDecember, 2016, Macao

A team from ABAI is traveling to Macao to be part of this great event.

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Bengaluru ITE.Biz

28thNovember, 2016, Bengaluru Palace

AVGC gets a boost at ITE.BIZ

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CII, Big Picture Summit (5th Edition)

26thOctober, 2016,

GoK and ABAI jointly participated in this M&E event. Karnataka was the partner State for the event. Honorable Minister for IT, BT and Tourism Mr. Priyank Kharge delivered a special address in the panel ‘Digital – The new mantra for innovation and growth’. The address covered the progress and plans for AVGC sector in the State of Karnataka under his dynamic leadership. Onwards and Upwards…

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ANNECY Film Festival and MIFA 2016

13thJune, 2016,

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival and its Market (MIFA) is the annual appointment for over 7,000 professional. Annecy/MIFA 2016 was held at Annecy, France from 13-18 June 2016.

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ABAI Fest & KAVGC Summit 2016

16thApril, 2016, Hotel Ashok Lalit, Bangalore

ABAI Fest & Summit is ABAI’s flagship annual event organized with support from Government of Karnataka. The objective of this event is to get the Animation, VFX, Gaming and Computer Graphics community together, enrich, energize and inspire the community.

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AVGC Panel @ Bengaluru ITE.Biz - Dec 2015

8thDecember, 2015,

ABAI organized a panel discussion at the Bangalore on 10th December 2015 at The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore.

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Info Session by HQ-Vancouver

28thNovember, 2015, Taj Vivanta, MG Road, Bangalore.

Mr Francois Bertrand, VP Business Development - HQ Vancouver, Mr Mel D’Souza-HQ Vancouver gave a presentation on business opportunities in Vancouver, BC on 28th November 2015 at Taj Vivanta, MG Road, Bangalore.

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Educators Round Table 27th Nov 2015

27thNovember, 2015,

ABAI’s Train the Trainer (TTT) project is the first of its kind in Karnataka- A novel project that aims to enhance the effectiveness and productivity of the talent pool in the AVGC Industry. The vision here is to provide an academically challenging educational experience that helps candidates acquire the necessary skills for a successful career as a trainer.

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Digital Art Symposium

3rdNovember, 2015, Nimhans Convention Center, Bangalore

ABAI with the support of GoK is organizing a Digital Arts Symposium on 3rd of November 2015 at the NIMHANS Convention Center, Bangalore. Requesting you to kindly post this flier on the home page and to give a link on the flier which will direct to a new page (Digital Art Symposium). Also requesting you to add the same in the Events list under Upcoming events.

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ABAI International Trade Meet 2015

22ndSeptember, 2015, Hotel ITC Gardenia, Bangalore.

A World Trade Meet was organized by ABAI on Tuesday, 22nd September 2015 at Hotel ITC Gardenia, Bangalore. The objective of the meet was to have captains of the industry and Government of Karnataka meet with the Trade Commissioners, Diplomats and other key stake holders in round table interface. This offered an opportunity to inform the participants that AVGC industry would like to engage in meeting visiting trade delegations to India take delegations to AVGC events worldwide and explore opportunities of working together in mutual interest.

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Gwangju ACE (Asia Content & Entertainment) Fair - 2015

17thSeptember, 2015, Kimdsejung Convention Center, Gwangju, South Korea

Gwangju ACE (Asia Content & Entertainment) Fair is an international content licensing fair supported by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea, hosted by Gwangju Metropolitan City and co-organized by Kimdsejung Convention Center, Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency and Gwangju Design Center.

It is one of the most prestigious culture content exhibitions, which shows Broadcast Game Character Animation Edutainment and all types of licensing content. It has acquired a set of certifications including the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry by UFI and the Association of Korea Exhibition Industry (AKEI) by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE), thereby growing into an international cultural contents exhibition. Additionally, Gwangju ACE Fair has been chosen as a promising exhibition for 4 consecutive years (2012 to 2015)

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Clay Animation Workshop

11thApril, 2015, Bangalore

We are delighted to announce that ABAI is conducting “Clay Animation Workshop”

The workshop is design to help the animator to learn the basics of stop-motion animation. Groups design their own clay characters and then produce a short animated film using multimedia tools.

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6thFebruary, 2015,

ABAI Fest – India’s biggest Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics film festival held annually in Karnataka, India with the support of Government of Karnataka is a confluence of Indian and Global Digital art industry. Fest is an ideal platform for artists from various backgrounds across the globe to come together to celebrate the art of digital storytelling and exchange ideas.

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KAVGC Summit 2015

6thFebruary, 2015,

KAVGC Summit, the annual business meet for Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics (AVGC) industry organised by ABAI with the support of Department of IT, BT and S&T and KBITS is the ideal platform for the Knowledge sharing, business development and networking. The summit’s power packed audience has always included senior Government officials, trade body representatives, CEOs, entrepreneurs and senior management.

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ABAI International Trade Meet 2014

24thSeptember, 2014,

An International Trade Meet was organised by ABAI on Wednesday, 24th September 2014 at Hotel ITC Gardenia, Bangalore.  The objective of the Meet was to have captains of the industry and Government of Karnataka meet with the Trade Commissioners, Diplomats and other key stake holders in an informal meeting.  This was offered an opportunity to inform the participants that AVGC industry would like to engage in meeting visiting trade delegations to India, take delegations to AVGC events worldwide and explore opportunities of working together in mutual interest.

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22ndSeptember, 2014,

Invest Quebec and the Government of Québec, in partnership with ABAI, hosted Roadshow for Montrial International Gaming Show 2014 at the JW Marriot Hotel, Bangalore on 22nd September 2014.

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Pre-Production Workshop

31stMay, 2014,

The workshop is designed to demonstrate each step of the pre-production from conception to completion of storyboard; it connects all the various panel and lecture components into one cohesive experience.

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Advance Master Class Storytelling

25thApril, 2014,

The main objective of the Advanced Masterclass Storytelling Workshop is to make the participants more enthusiastic and passionate about storytelling and subsequently story writing.

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Beauty of Bright

20thFebruary, 2014, Bangalore

ABAI is opening its doors and you are invited to our LIGHTING WORKSHOP! We welcome fresher and Junior Professionals from Institutes and Animation studios. A great platform for students who have finished their 3D animation course and want to make a career in lighting as their specialisation.

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International Animation Day - 2013

23rdNovember, 2013, Kuvempu Kalakshretra, Bangalore

ABAI supports the International Animation Day - 2013 celebrations to be held in Bangalore.

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KAVGC Summit 2013

28thAugust, 2013, Chancery Pavilion

The KAVGC Summit is the annual business conference conducted by ABAI – the nodal trade body for the Animation, Video Games and Comics business in India. The KAVGC Summit held annually for the last 3 years with the support of the Government of Karnataka, continues to increase its focus on the business and industry of AVGC, aiming to provide a forum for knowledge sharing and improved connectivity among decision makers and stakeholders in the sector. The power packed audience will include senior Government officials, trade body representatives, CEOs, entrepreneurs and senior management. As usual, the event will feature the "Who’s Who" from the international AVGC world sharing their experience and expertise and making themselves available for those who want more from them.

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