Find new business opportunities via one-on-one speed meetings and pitches

Speed Meetings & Private Pitch Sessions

Our ever-popular Speed Meetings strand is getting a makeover for 2018!

In April, we will be launching, ConnectED, a new section of the ETF website featuring host profiles and wish-lists, interview clips, facts and stats that will make speed meetings easier to research, as well as more targeted. Festival ticket-holders will be able to request speed meetings with the top UK and international commissioners, senior talent managers, distributors, media lawyers and global brands attending the Festival. As hosts are confirmed, we'll be revealing wishlists, video profiles and some exclusive briefs for private pitch sessions too.

Meetings are available to delegates only, so buy your ticket first!

ConnectED is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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Meet the Hosts

From April 9th, profiles and interview clips will be uploaded onto ConnectED as speed meeting hosts are confirmed. It will be simple to search host profiles and their wish-lists by name, territory, company and genre to find the host that is most pertinent to your business. View clips of selected hosts to find detailed information about the business opportunities available. When you've found a host you'd like to meet, simply request a meeting using the button on the host's profile and our team will guide you through the application and confirmation process. Remember, you have to buy a ticket to apply for a speed meeting.

'Connect with...' info zone

Access to top UK execs is core to our speed meeting event, but ConnectED is reaching out into the international TV community to attract an even broader mix of international hosts looking for creative collaborations. Visit our 'Connect with...' pages for interview clips with executives working in territories that will be featured in the 2018 Festival programme including the Nordics, North America, France and Germany.

ConnectED : Pitch+

Fancy pitching your idea to a panel of international commissioners in a private session hosted by top distributors? On ConnectED's Pitch+ page you'll find details of specific briefs issued by international broadcasters and information about how to apply for a closed 20-minute session to pitch your idea. Places are limited and hosts will select only the best ideas, so keep an eye on our newsletter for submission deadlines and alerts when new briefs are published.

Be a ConnectED Host

If you'd like to host a block of speed meetings, we'd love to hear from you.

Or, if you're in London or going to MIPTV and fancy doing a piece to camera for our 'Connect with...' pages? Drop us a line.

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