Festival Programme

Break Out Talks


Meet the International Commissioners

Meet the International Commissioners is a new session that gives delegates the chance to meet the top decision-makers from US broadcasters to hear about new business opportunities and take part in exclusive match-made pitch meetings with the commissioners.

The session will feature a clear briefing from each of the channels where they will be laying out their immediate needs and give insights into how their commissioning process works. They will discuss current trends in their genres; how best to understand the global market and the challenges of launching new formats followed by a brief Q+A.

The speakers have also committed to taking part in the Festival Speed Meetings, in which a select group of prominent and well-established TV producers will participate in short pre-booked meetings with the commissioners to discuss their projects.

There are still walk-in slots available for the Speed Meetings.  Just head to the Level 1 Lounge to reserve your place.

The level 1 Lounge (called the platform 5 café by the venue) on the  1st Floor of the EICC and any of the Festival stewards will be able to direct you if you are unsure. As you come in the main entrance into the foyer the area is up one floor, via stairs or lift and towards the right. There is a fully staffed bar for drinks, coffees and snacks and toilets nearby.

Note: Speed Meetings are only open to delegates who have purchased a Festival pass.