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Face To Face Meeting Exchange

Tuesday, June 13, 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.  


Mike Abend, Table host
Director of Business Development
New Form

Mary Bredin, Table host
Creative Director
Guru Studio

Sean Buckley, Table host
Buck Productions

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

Michelle Daly, Table host
Senior Director, Comedy
CBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Jeffrey Engelen, Table host
Head of Beta Film North America Office
Midfield Entertainment

Fred Grinstein, Table host
Head of Non-fiction Programming
Pulse Films

Chantal Jackson, Table host
SVP Content
VICE Canada

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

Matt Loze, Table host
Head of Scripted Entertainment, BBC Worldwide Productions
BBC Worldwide Entertainment

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

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

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

Larry Shuman, Table host
The Shuman Company

Linda Simensky, Table host
VP, Children’s Programming

Jonathan Sinclair, Table host
EVP, Programing & Development
OWN Oprah Winfrey Network

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

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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