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Pierre Abouchahla

CEO

Ecran Total

Pierre Abouchahla has been with film and TV industry publishing company Écran Total for nearly 10 years, and his current role is CEO and Director Général.

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Konstantinos Bourounis

Deputy Chief Content Officer

ERT/ERTFLIX

Konstantinos Bourounis is Deputy Chief Content Officer at ERT, and part of the core team behind the ERTFLIX streaming platform. His keen interest in media has seen him thrive for more than 20 years in top media management positions, with a focus on youth audiences. Prior to stepping into his...show more

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Georgi Chakarov

President & CEO

CEETV

Georgi Chakarov is president and CEO of TVBIZZ Group, which includes the companies CEETV and TVBIZZ. CEETV operates the leading news and market intelligence platform for television in Central and Eastern Europe—ceetv.net. It was founded in 2009 and tracks the key trends and developments in all countries from...show more

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Jocelyn Christie

SVP & Publisher, Kidscreen

NATPE Budapest

As SVP & Publisher of Kidscreen, Jocelyn Christie leverages her extensive knowledge of and relationships in the international kids entertainment business to help build the brand’s global leadership position and profitably expand its products, which include B2B publications (Kidscreen magazine and the Kidscreen Daily newsletter) and events (Kidscreen Summit and...show more

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Marta Csizmadia

International Sales Consultant

Rabbit Films


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Pascal Dalton

Head of Brand Partnerships, Northern EMEA

ITV Studios

As Head of Brand Partnerships for Northern EMEA, Pascal Dalton is responsible for managing and overseeing sales for all of ITV Studios’ market-leading formats in the region—including The Voice, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, The Chase and Love Island—collaborating with ITV Studios’ production companies and working with third-party...show more

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Mezen Dannawi

Manager, NPO Start

NPO Netherlands Public Broadcasting

Carribbean native Mezen Dannawi has worked in the media business for more than 30 years as a presenter, manager and director in both radio and television. He moved to Europe to study medicine and obtained his medical degree at the University of Utrecht. As a senior advisor to Dutch public...show more

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M. Chiara Duranti

Managing Director/Founder

Formatbiz

Maria Chiara Duranti, founder of the media company Formatbiz, is an experienced TV journalist and producer who has worked at Mediaset Italy, Telecinco and Bloomberg Television over the course of her career. In her current position as Head of Formatbiz Communication, Duranti provides valuable information about TV trends...show more

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Victoria Gorenstein

Founding Partner

Osnova Film Production

Victoria Gorenstein founded Osnova Film Production with her partner Tetiana Kuts in 2020. Since launching, the company has created a package of artistic projects for the Ukrainian television market that have attracted attention from international partners. Drama mini-series Mama was selected for the main competition stream of international festival Serial...show more

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Caroline Hurmson

Senior Director Content Strategy, Sales and Acquisition

Antenna Studios

Caroline Hurmson has more than two decades of international experience in acquisitions, sales, production and development, across all genres from scripted to factual to formats. She has worked for companies including RTL Group Germany, Endemol, Fremantle, TwoFour Group, Cineflix Rights, BBC Studios and CBS Studios. 

Coming from a publishing background, Hurmson worked in...show more

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Aleksandra Kazmieruk

Sales Director - Domestic and International Film Licensing

TVP Poland


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Stanislav Kimchev

SVP, Global Sales

CEETV

Stanislav Kimchev is a strategic, operational and collaborative sales and marketing professional with conviction in customer power and great attention to detail. He is one of the creators and SVP of Global Sales at CEETV.net, a B2B platform providing information and market intelligence about the TV content business in Central...show more

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Martin Korjus

Executive Producer

Duo Media Networks


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Kristina Kryvosheieva

CEO

Heroes Formats


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Kateryna Laskari

Co-founder, General Producer

SPACE PRODUCTION

Kateryna Laskari is a Ukrainian media manager and producer who co-founded SPACE PRODUCTION in June 2018 with her partner, Daria Leygonie-Fialko. SPACE has since become a domestic market leader in terms of output, producing 387 episodes in 2021 alone.

Prior to launching SPACE, Kateryna headed up production at Ukrainian channels TV-3...show more

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Daria Leygonie-Fialko

Founder, CEO

SPACE PRODUCTION

Daria Leygonie-Fialko is a Ukrainian media manager and producer who co-founded SPACE PRODUCTION in June 2018 with her partner, Kateryna Laskari.

Daria’s filmography dates back to 2008 and includes TV series such as detective show The Water Police, comedy The Ivanovs-Ivanovs, docudrama The Blind and Detective Anna. Projects she has worked...show more

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Claire Macdonald

SVP, Executive Director

NATPE Budapest

As SVP & Executive Director of NATPE Global at Brunico Communications, Claire Macdonald oversees all aspects of NATPE Budapest, and she will also be responsible for the relaunch of NATPE Global as a major international market taking place in Miami in January 2024. Until recently, Claire served as SVP &...show more

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Agnes Mbye

Senior Sales Manager, Formats

Passion Distribution


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Riyaad Minty

Director of Business & Audience, tabii

TRT - Turkish Radio & Television Corporation

Riyaad Minty is the Director of Business and Audience for TRT’s new digital brand, tabii. Riyaad moved to Istanbul in 2016 to join TRT, Turkey’s public broadcaster, where he has been responsible for the digital launches of the network’s international news channels and led the overall digital transformation of the TRT network...show more

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Gub Neal

Founder

Ringside Studios

Gub Neal is an Emmy Award-winning producer behind the internationally acclaimed and BAFTA-nominated series The Fall, starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan, as well as the successful French adaptation Insoupconnable. His other credits include The Last Enemy, Prime Suspect, Cracker and the Prix Italia winner Sunday.

In 2020, Gub established Ringside...show more

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Nick Pawsey

Senior Vice President, Distribution, Nordics & Benelux

Fremantle

Nick Pawsey oversees Fremantle’s distribution business across Central and Eastern Europe, leading the strategy to place the company’s finished drama, comedy, premium-factual, entertainment and lifestyle programming, as well as scripted and non-scripted formats.

Nick has driven many high-profile sales in the region, including drama series The Responder, This England and Alarm FurCobra; docuseries Planet...show more

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Dora Petho

Communications Manager

weCAN

Dora Petho earned her Master's degree in Media and Communication, and after several internships at global enterprises and local PR agencies, she has worked at weCAN for more than five years. As the agency network’s Communications Manager, she is responsible for content creation and editing, project management, event organization and...show more

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Katie Pike

Director, International Formats

Paramount Global Content Distribution

Katie Pike serves as Director of European Formats for Paramount Global Content Distribution. With more than a decade of experience in the television industry, she is responsible for licensing Paramount’s vast catalogue of formats to broadcasters and platforms around Europe, including iconic game shows such as JEOPARDY! and top-tier dramas. 

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Damien Porte

Partner, Global Distribution & Operations

Can't Stop Media


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Kateryna Sheveliuk

Head of Fiction Production

STB TV Channel

Kateryna Sheveliukis Head of Fiction Production for Starlight Media’s STB TV Channel. She has an extensive background in original series production and adaptations, covering a wide variety of different genres and formats. Among  her many credits are Sled (Trace), Slipa (The Blind), Colors of Passion/Revenge, Yuryk (a co-production with the...show more

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Pavel Stantchev

CEO of TV2 Media Group Hungary and Planet TV Group Slovenia

TV2 Media Group

Pavel Stantchev joined TV2 Media Group in Hungary as CEO in 2019. He also became CEO of Planet TV, the second-largest private broadcaster in Slovenia, when TV2 acquired it in 2020. Pavel heads up the team that has turned TV2 into a market-leading commercial television channel in Hungary, overseeing the...show more

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Jevgeni Supin

Producer & Acquisitions Executive

Estonian Public Broadcasting

Jevgeni Supinis an Estonian television, film and theatrical producer. His track record includes TV shows and series based on internationally acclaimed formats, as well as original non-scripted and scripted shows. Jevgeni established his own company (Zolba Productions) in 2013, and it has since produced several stage plays, feature films and...show more

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Veronique Verges

SVP, German-Speaking Territories, Poland & Hungary

Banijay Rights

Veronique Verges was appointed SVP of German-Speaking Territories, Poland and Hungary at Banijay Rights in January 2021, relocating from Miami to London following Banijay’s acquisition of Endemol Shine Group. In Miami, Veronique had served as SVP of Latin America and US Hispanic for Endemol Shine International since 2011. She joined Endemol...show more

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