FRAPA and Discop‘s Basic Lead will co-organize this year’s The Format Day, a conference and pitching program to be held on Tuesday, March 1, during the sixth edition of Discop Istanbul. Now in its second year, The Format Day will include three conference sessions on IP protection, and the trends, challenges and opportunities to be found in the CEE and MENA markets. It will also feature The Formats Showcase, during which new formats will be presented to a panel of top industry executives. Missing Link Media’s Jan Salling (pictured here), who serves as FRAPA co-chair with The Gurin Company’s Phil Gurin, will moderate the first conference of the day, entitled “Why Protecting Your IP Will Build Your Business.”