About the event

Kidscreen Summit is renowned as the kids entertainment industry’s most important annual event. In 2013, the conference welcomed more than 1,600 attendees from 47 countries. Top executives attend Kidscreen Summit to take advantage of the year’s best business networking, and to engage in critical dialogue on issues that affect the industry.

2013 statistics

1,600 delegates
47 countries represented
98% plan to attend again
99% would recommend the event to colleagues
400+ content buyers
900+ producers/distributors

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Ritsuko Sakai

Deputy-Head of Children & Youth Programs


Ritsuko Sakai joined NHK in 1985. As a director and producer, she has worked mainly on documentaries about public welfare, medical care, and the challenges facing disabled people. She became a producer of educational content in 2006. Her documentary “I Feel the Words”, which portrays the students at a school for the visually impaired, was a final nominee at the International Emmy Awards in 2008. Sakai was also involved in the Eurovision children’s documentary series Challenges as an international co-producer in 2008. Her documentaries for and about children reflect an effort to show the world from children’s point of view.

Sakai took on her current position as Deputy-Head since 2012, and looks over the production of NHK’s programs for children and youth.

Featured in: 30 Minutes with Ritsuko Sakai, NHK