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Face To Face Meeting Exchange

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
8:30 AM - 9:30 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.  


Emily Baustien, Table host
Development Manager
Discovery Channel

Mary Bredin, Table host
Creative Director
Guru Studio

Chika Chukudebelu, Table host
VP Programming & Diversity
BET Networks

Zach Feldberg, Table host
Executive In Charge of Production, Digital Originals

Athena Georgaklis, Table host
Head of Development
Corus Entertainment

Cathy Hare, Table host
Director, Acquisitions, North America, International Distribution
Entertainment One Television

Marie McCann, Table host
Senior Director, CBC Kids
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Robin Neinstein, Table host
Manager of Original Content – Scripted, Factual & Kids
Corus Entertainment

Jenny Olson, Table host
Director, Strategy and Partnerships
Branded Entertainment Network (BEN)

Larry Shuman, Table host
The Shuman Company

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

Melissa Wolfe, Table host
Head of Kids Programming
Amazon Studios

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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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