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Face To Face Meeting Exchange

Monday, June 12, 2017
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

The renowned one-on-one Face to Face Meeting Exchange provides BANFF delegates with the opportunity to meet prospective partners or peers in the form of some of the world’s leading international development executives, producers, distributors, and agents. Specifically designed to be 10 minute exchanges, the program has enabled thousands of one-on-one meetings and has led to many millions of dollars in transactions. In an ecosystem that thrives on connections, great content, and expertise, connect with people, ideas, and events that are of professional interest and maximize efficiencies!


*Advanced sign-up is required. A total of ten (10) Face to Face Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved at sign-up time.

General sign up opened on Monday May 15th at 12:00pm ET, on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign-up closes on Friday June 9th at 5:00pm ET.


Once onsite: Participants who have successfully secured a Face to Face spot(s) will be required to check in at the session room for processing 15-20 minutes prior to the session’s start time. Showing up late may result in your spot being taken. 


For those who did not secure a spot in advance, or would like a chance to secure additional spots, some space may become available onsite due to no-shows. Delegates can arrive at the session room 15-20 minutes before the session’s start time and take advantage of the wait line; the room monitor will process the line on a first-come, first-served basis.  


Solange Attwood, Table host
EVP, International
Blue Ant Media

Erin Brock, Table host
Senior Vice President & Executive Producer
Insight Production Company Ltd.

Sean Buckley, Table host
Buck Productions

Vanessa Case, Table host
SVP Studio, VICE Canada
Blue Ant Media

Sarah Fowlie, Table host
Director, Comedy Original Programming
Bell Media

Tilusha Ghelani, Table host
Commissioning Editor, Comedy

Lisa Godfrey, Table host
VP, Original Content
Corus Entertainment

Robin Johnston, Table host
Director, Original Programming, Factual
Bell Media

Ellen Lovejoy, Table host
VP, Head of Sales, Americas and Formats
A+E Television Networks

Michelle Melanson (Cuperus), Table host
President/Executive Producer
Radical Sheep Productions

Marlo Miazga, Table host
Vice President of Content
Bristow Global Media Inc.

Tara Montgomery, Table host
EVP, Head of Programming
OWN Oprah Winfrey Network

Nataline Rodrigues, Table host
Director of Original Programming
Rogers Broadcasting Ltd

Sarah Sharkey Pearce, Table host
Executive Producer Showrunner
Entertainment One Television

Linda Simensky
VP, Children’s Programming

Stephanie Slack, Table host
Executive Vice President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions
MarVista Entertainment

Michael Smith, Table host
SVP, Content Sales & Co-Productions
BBC Worldwide Canada Ltd

Ryan St. Peters, Table host
VP, Kids & Family

Drew Worobow, Table host
VP Original Programming

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At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures?


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