The Association Of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) will launch Phase Two of its Global Initiatives programme at the 23rd annual ACFI Locations Trade Show in Santa Monica (April 10-12).

Over 300 exhibitors from more than 30 countries will participate in the event this year and an estimated 4,000 professionals will attend to meet with AFCI member film commissions there to showcase global production services, resources and opportunities including the latest incentives available to film, TV, commercial and new media productions.

The Global Intiatives programme boasts new seminars, the first of which is entitled Soft Money 4: Spotlight On The Middle East, India & China And Worldwide Production on April 11. Panelists include Nushwa Airuwaini (Pyramedia), Hunt Lowry (Warner Bros), Ashok Amritraj (Hyde Park Entertainment), George David (Royal Film Commission Of Jordan), Lokesh Dhar (UTV Motion Pictures USA) and Ellen Elliasoph (attorney).

Greasing Palms On Location: What You Need To Know About The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act will take place on April 12 with panelists including Shelly Presser who is senior vice president and general counsel at Warner Bros Entertainment and Bill Bowling, worldwide locations executive, at Warner Bros Pictures.

Two new master classes will be offered at Locations Trade Show through AFCI University, the professional development initiative launched at last year's show. The two clases are Advance Studies In Filmmaking and Leadership for Film Commissioners.