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Avi Armoza

CEO

Armoza Formats

Avi has been working in the television and film business for more than 20 years. He began his tenure when he founded JCS Productions, which has grown to be Israel's largest independent production house. Prior to Armoza, Avi was the VP of Content and Business Development at Israel’s leading Media...show more

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Bianka Balázs

Head of Content Acquisitions

RTL Hungary


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Ralf Bartoleit

CEO

bTV Media Group

Ralf Bartoleit is CEO of bTV Media Group, part of the CME family and the Czech investment company PPF Group. With more than 25 years of international experience in the media industry and global corporations, he is an experienced journalist and project manager with a focus on digital transformation. He has worked...show more

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Georgi Chakarov

President & CEO

TVBIZZ Group

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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Nick Christoforou

Chief Content Officer

Antenna Group


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Stewart Clarke

SVP Content, International

Deadline


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Elif Dagdeviren

Managing Partner, Producer

Calinos Films

Elif Dagdeviren started to work as a book translator at high school and translated many films and TV serials for TRT (Turkish Radio and Television). After graduation from university, she became a journalist ranging from reporter to editor-in-chief
(Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, etc.). She worked as a columnist, reporter, and interviewer...show more

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Maria Chiara Duranti

Founder and Chief Editor

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. She is also member of the International Academy of Television Art & Sciences and member of WAWA (Worldwide...show more

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Ákos Erdos

Chief Executive Officer

Paprika Studios Ltd.

Ákos has been managing Paprika Studios for more than 8 years, while the number of productions has grown exponentially and the range of activities has covered 8 countries in Central and Eastern Europe. The long-time frontrunner company develops and produces headline-grabbing and culture-shaping entertainment programmes, reality and fictional series for more...show more

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Sophie Ferron

President

GRB Media Ranch

Founder of Media Ranch, second-generation producer Sophie is an entertainment executive with a stellar reputation and 30+ years in the business of international programming. Her expertise in global format creation, production, and distribution has grown Media Ranch exponentially with an ever-growing library of over 100 formats. In September 2023, GRB Studios and Media...show more

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Laszlo Fulop

Acquisition and Contract Manager

AMC Networks Central Europe Kft.

I am a seasoned professional with over 10 years of experience in the dynamic world of the TV and media industry. My passion lies in finding and acquiring compelling content and engaging audiences across various screens.

Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to acquire a diverse range of content....show more

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László Gáspár

Head of Infotainment Portfolio

AMC Networks Central Europe Kft.

After gaining 10+ years of experience in animation and marketing, László joined AMC Networks Central Europe (then called Chello Central Europe) in 2010. Since then, he’s been responsible for AMC’s factual channels in Central-Eastern Europe. He oversees the programming strategy, content acquisition and own productions for the Infotainment channel portfolio,...show more

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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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Agnieszka Kubiak

Head of Content Development and Creative

A+E Networks CEE

An accomplished producer, who has been working in the CEE TV industry for over 20 years. She started out her career in production on projects commissioned by the Polish Public Broadcaster TVP. In 2003 she joined the music channel VIVA, and she went on to become an editor in chief...show more

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George Levendis

Managing Director

Antenna Group

George has spent the last 30 years in pivotal senior executive roles across a range of media operations within the television, entertainment and music industry.

He has overseen the international business and creative operations for Simon Cowell’s 
SYCO Entertainment including the expansion of over 50 versions of Got Talent and...show more

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Stella Litou

CEO, CME Adria; CEO, Pro Plus; and President of the Management Board, RTL Croatia

RTL Croatia

Stella Litou is Chief Executive Officer of CME Adria, CEO of Pro Plus and President of the Management Board of RTL Croatia, responsible for the activities of Pro Plus and RTL Croatia. Prior to re-joining CME in 2022, she was the General Manager of Antenna TV Group operations in Greece,...show more

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Claire Macdonald

SVP, Executive Director

NATPE

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Dumitru Misin

Director of Programming and Acquisitions

Jurnal TV

Dumitru Mișin is a prominent figure in the media landscape of Moldova, with an impressive career in journalism and television. Starting as a TV presenter at EUTV in Chișinău and continuing as a live and economic reporter at Publika TV, Dumitru has built a solid reputation through professionalism and dedication....show more

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Rodrigo Nascimento

Head of International Business for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

Globo

Rodrigo Nascimento has followed different paths in the areas of technology, finance, management, commercial planning, and customer success. In June 2023, he took on the position of Head of International Business for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, operating from Globo's business HUB in Portugal. His responsibilities include developing partnerships...show more

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Mirela Nastase

Manager ZDFE.Drama

ZDF Studios GmbH

Mirela Nastase had joined ZDF Studios as Director Drama in 2016. She is responsible for the sale and acquisition of drama programs to customers in French-speaking and Central Eastern European territories. 

She holds a degree in Theater History and Theater Management from the National School of Theater and Film, U.N.A.T.C in...show more

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Kim Poder

Group Chief Operating Officer

Antenna Group

Kim has 20 years’ experience in executive positions within the European media and broadcasting industry. Prior to joining Antenna Group he was EVP & Chief Commercial Officer at, Viaplay Group Nordics responsible for streaming, TV and radio. Until appointed in charge for the Nordic business, Kim was EVP and Group...show more

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Andre Renaud

SVP, Global Formats:

BBC Studios

André Renaud is Senior Vice President of Global Format Sales for BBC Studios, leading all commercial sales and strategic activities for formats globally, outside of owned and invested production
companies.

Based in London, André joined BBC Studios in January 2017, to manage all lines of business in Italy &...show more

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Lisette Schlippe

Commissioning Editor

INSIGHT TV

An accomplished media executive, boasting 20 years of experience within the TV and
Media industry. In 2024, Lisette joined INSIGHT TV as commissioning editor, where she oversees the content investment strategy, including commissioning, co-productions, partnerships and acquisitions. Lisette specializes in innovative deal models with INSIGHT TV, enhancing the company's mission to...show more

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Panayiota Spanou

Director of Entertainment - ANT1 TV

Antenna Group


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Pavel Stantchev

CEO of TV2 Media Group Hungary and Planet TV Group Slovenia

TV2 Media Csoport Zrt

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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Sebastian van Barneveld

Director, Global Distribution

Talpa Studios

Sebastian van Barneveld is the Director, Global Distribution at Talpa in The Netherlands. He has a demonstrated history of working in the global broadcast media industry. Since 2005, he has been working in different roles within the media industry and for divergent companies. Previously, he graduated from the University of...show more

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Victoria Yarmoshchuk

CEO

FILM.UA Group

Victoria assumed the position of CEO at FILM.UA Group in 2020, while also holding the role of Executive Director at the UMPA since 2016. Additionally, she was appointed as the Deputy Representative of Ukraine to the Board of Eurimages in 2022. In 2024 she also become member of the Supervisory...show more

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