Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais, Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission to present keynote at the Banff World Media Festival

Media Leaders series set to open and close BANFF again in 2015

BANFF, ALBERTA, April 17, 2015 /CNW/ -- The Banff World Media Festival is thrilled to announce that Jean-Pierre Blais, Chair of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), will be presenting the BANFF delegation with a keynote address on Sunday June 7th, 2015.

In the fall of 2014, the CRTC held three big hearings on television (known as Let's Talk TV) and wholesale wireless and wireline services. Sure to be a highlight of the 2015 Festival, Mr. Blais will speak about where the CRTC is heading next and why the recently launched review of basic telecommunications services is important – not only for the Canadian content industry, but also for all sectors of the Canadian economy. This is a session that can't be missed!

BANFF is also delighted to announce the return of the  Media Leaders series, set to open and close BANFF again in 2015!  This series of conversations will give BANFF delegates the unparalleled opportunity to listen in on exclusive conversations between top media leaders as they discuss the future of storytelling, new digital platform strategies, the monetization of content, and much more.  Our 2015 Media Leaders series featured participants will include:

  • Heather Conway, EVP, English Services, CBC
  • Michael MacMillan, CEO, Blue Ant Media
  • John Morayniss, CEO, Entertainment One Television
  • Doug Murphy, President and CEO, Corus Entertainment
  • Julie Tremblay, President and CEO, Media Group, Quebecor Media
  • Barbara Williams, EVP, Broadcasting and President, Shaw Media
  • Peter Sussman, Managing Director, Aver Media Finance, a Division of BMO

Don't miss out on these exciting opportunities at BANFF 2015.  Register before April 17, 2015 to take advantage of our Early Bird Rate and save $150 off your ticket price! 

About the 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 production, broadcast and distribution within TV and digital media. BANFF provides a platform for the evolving media industry to develop its creative and business objectives – it serves as the leading destination for co-production and co-venture partners and is an unparalleled marketplace for over 2,000 international decision-makers to connect with new partners, learn from industry leaders and execute new business deals. The 36th annual Banff World Media Festival will take place June 7-10, 2015 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Canada. The winners of the 2015 Rockie Awards will be announced at the 36th annual Banff World Media Festival in Banff, Alberta on June 7-10, 2015 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Canada. Connect with us on Twitter (@BanffMedia) and Facebook (

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