Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly To Give Opening Keynote at The Banff World Media Festival June 12th to 15th

BANFF, Alberta, April 19, 2016 /CNW/ -- The Banff World Media Festival is proud to announce that The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, will kick off BANFF with a Keynote Address. Minister Joly will address the delegates on Sunday, June 12th at 4:00 pmBANFF runs from June 12th to 15th, 2016.

Now in its 37th year, BANFF is recognized globally as a business market for executives working in the content industry.  Its focus is the development, production, distribution and monetization of screen-based content, and it is the preeminent event where Canadians can gain access to buyers and thought leaders from around the world in order to move projects forward.

"I am pleased to be taking part in my first Banff World Media Festival as Minister of Canadian Heritage," said the Honourable Mélanie Joly. "I am eager to share my vision for the future of Canadian arts and culture with industry leaders. It will be a time for productive discussions about the new realities of Canada's content industry."

"BANFF is proud to welcome Minister Joly this year.  We know our delegates will be excited about her Keynote and the opportunity to hear from her directly regarding plans to benefit Canadian content producers," remarked Ferne Cohen, BANFF's Executive Director.

The Banff World Media Festival will run from June 12th to 15th at the Fairmont Springs in Banff and will bring together over 2,000 buyers and content creators from around the world.

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 development, 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 37th annual BANFF World Media Festival will take place June 12-15, 2016 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Canada.


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