2011-08-11Final conference line-up announced for China Format Day at Sichuan TV Festival

sichuan tv festivalAdditional confirmed speakers include: 

Florian Fettweis, All3Media Consultant, China, Marco Schröder, MeKon, Germany, Thomas Disch, Cologne Conference and Benedikt Berg-Walz, State Chancellery, North Rhine Westphalia. Nan Hu, Idea Asia Media

Speakers already confirmed include: Oliver Fuchs, CEO of Eyeworks Germany, Fotini Paraskakis, Head of FremantleMedia Asia, UK, Robert Chua, CEO of The Health and Lifestyle Channel, Hong-Kong, Nancy Wang, Regional Executive, ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment, UK, Yan He, Regional Sales Director SevenOne International, Germany, Liu XiChen, General Manager, Shixi Media, Pierre Yves Lochon, CEO, Sinapses Asia / CSN², Tammy Zhao, Director of events, CMMI, China for Reed Midem and MipFormats. 

“I am particularly proud to welcome to Sichuan such prestigious guests and have them meet delegates from newly registered major Chinese Regional TV stations lead by CCTV, Shandong TV, Jiangxi TV, Guangxi TV, Southern TV, Changchun TV, Fujian TV, Nanjing Broadcasting Group, China DTV Production, and joining already participating Anhui TV, South East TV and other influential TV stations nationwide, and of course, our sponsors Tianjin TV station, and all the representatives from across the nation presenting the International TV Program Market of this year's SCTVF ”, said Lu Liang, Head of Programming and Acquisitions of Sichuan TV and co-organizer of Format Day.

“Organizers welcome all Format Day sponsoring organizations in particular SevenOne International GmbH, represented by He Yan, Regional Sales Director and the NRW delegation, bringing the most influential media entrepreneurs from North Rhine Westphalia that includes, among others the German Eyeworks, MeKon, RTL II and WDR, to Sichuan.” added Georges Leclere, CEO of LGMA, USA and co-organizer of Format Day with the support of Sinapses Asia Ltd (Hong Kong - Paris).

Format Day will also feature on-stage presentations lead by The world famous Format People, Michel Rodrigue and Justin Scroggie, (UK, Canada, USA), supported by FRAPA (Format Recognition and Protection Association) and including a keynote speech in partnership with MIPTV/MIPFormats exploring developments in the international formats business, as well as opportunities for the export of Chinese formats into international markets presented by CMM Intelligence, exclusive MIP Markets' agent for China. Reed Midem is the organizer of MIP markets including MIPTV and MIPCOM, the world's premier entertainment content markets.

 Parallel to all on-stage presentations, Format Day’s Market organizes private pitching sessions and one-on-one business meetings.

About the Sichuan TV Festival:

Sponsored by China State Administration for Radio, Films and Television, the Sichuan TV Festival is a bi-annual international event held in Sichuan, China and is now in its 11th edition. Format Day allows for Chinese regional TV stations’ management and the Chinese TV Producers to meet, to talk and to exchange views with International Formats companies. This year is the inaugural Format Day at the SCFTV.

About LGMA:

LGMA has a long history of organizing, designing and running International television and new media competitions and Awards ceremonies. LGMA’s experiences include: French TV, United Nations Television, the International Emmy Awards, the Banff World Media Festival, the History Makers International Conference, the War & Peace Media Group, the Sichuan TV Festival, the Seoul Drama Awards and the New York based South South News Awards.