Spanish digital forum sets this year's agenda

Wired editor Chris Anderson to attend confab

MADRID -- The second edition of Spain's International Forum of Digital Content (FICOD) will address intellectual property, new business models for digital product and opportunities in Latin America, organizers said Wednesday.

Wired Magazine editor Chris Anderson will inaugurate the world's most comprehensive Spanish-language digital content extravaganza.

The two-day Intellectual Property in the Digital Environment conference will run parallel to the forum, which also will offer a spotlight on Colombia -- which recently adopted the European digital television standard, digital video broadcasting.

The sidebar on Colombia will analyze the business opportunities created by that decision as well as how to create a comprehensive digital landscape in Latin America.

An initiative of Spain's Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce, FICOD expects some 5,000 executives from every sector linked to digital content to attend the forum to be held in Madrid's Juan Carlos I Conference Center.

According to the Ministry of Industry, the digital content industry grew 14% in 2007 to hit 4.3 billion euro ($5.5 billion) in Spain.

FICOD is set to take place Nov. 25-27.