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Banff World Media Festival


The Banff World Media Festival is the world’s largest and most important gathering of entertainment industry and digital media executives dedicated to media content development, production, broadcast and distribution within TV and digital media.

What: For 38 years, the Banff World Media Festival has brought top leaders from across the evolving media landscape to the heart of the Canadian Rockies for a totally unique experience.  This year, the festival has attracted top delegates as well as an unprecedented line-up of senior executives from BANFF’s Company of Distinction Program featuring keynote presentations from key leaders across the Disney/ABC group such as Channing Dungey (President, ABC Entertainment), Patrick Morgan (President, ABC Studios), Gary Marsh (President and Chief Creative Officer, Disney Channels Worldwide) and Tom Ascheim (President, Freeform).   

For more information on the schedule, please visit: http://banffmediafestival.playbackonline.ca/2017/agenda/

Who: 1,800 Delegates, 25+ Countries, 175 speakers, 200 Buyers.  This year’s Company of Distinction program will feature keynote presentations from key leaders across the Disney/ABC group.

When: June 11 – 14, 2017

Where: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Canada

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