media-stands.eu is the brand name for a dynamic team combining expertise in the audiovisual sector with knowhow in showcasing the best Europe has to offer in this field via the 'umbrella' stands of the European Commission's Creative Europe MEDIA programme at key international programme and content markets, including MIPCOM, MIPTV, the European Film Market/Berlinale and the Marche du Film/Festival de Cannes.
Corporate responsibility is in the hands of CECOFORMA S.A. of Belgium, via its events department. CECOFORMA works in partnership with CONCEPTEXPO in providing attractive stands open to participation by European producers and distributors of European content. CECOFORMA works with SIGNÉLAZER for the design and communication (stand, web & print). The team is supported by a number of experts in the field of audiovisual and cinema, who speak at workshops and provide one-on-one advice at MIPCOM and MIPTV.
THE OPERATIONAL TEAM:
Stéphane is responsible for overall planning, coordination and liaison with the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency. An employee of CECOFORMA, he has spent almost a decade in the event management business.
Bruno Théry - Stand Director
Bruno is the CEO of ConceptExpo, CECOFORMA’s consortium partner, and has more than twenty years’ experience of designing and building stands. He and his team are responsible together with the graphics team for creation of a stand, which is at one and the same time appealing and functional.
Daniel Zimmermann – Programme Manager
Daniel has been closely associated with the audiovisual industry in various capacities for some two decades. He is adviser to the team on strategic developments and new market trends, and is responsible for the Advisory Services and other added-value services for MEDIA umbrella stand participants.
Pierre Hupin - Markets Manager
An ‘old hand’ with more than 20 years’ of participation at audiovisual events, Pierre is responsible for accreditation and all relations with Umbrella Stand participants, including collecting information on their line-ups for publication in official catalogues or media-stands.eu publications and the media-stands.eu website.
Claudia Velasco – Executive Assistant
Claudia, who has worked in this field for several years already, assists the Markets Manager and the Programme Manager.
Sébastien Houtart – Creative Director
Managing Director of his own graphic creation and design company, SignéLazer, Sébastien - with his team - is responsible for the visual look of the stand and all promotional and advertising materials, including the media-stands.eu website.
Marion Bywater – Head of Communication
A communicator in many guises for more than three decades, Marion advises on general communication strategy and is quality controller for publications, advertisements and website content.
THE TEAM OF EXPERTS
Peter Andermatt - Business Development Advisor
Peter Andermatt is the founder of Arena Audiovisual, a financial development and coproduction engineering consultancy. He is a specialist in Spanish and Portuguese-speaking markets.
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Christophe Erbes - Animation Advisor
Based in London and in the Dordogne, Christophe Erbes’ consultancy activities focus on content strategies, and animation and family programming. Christophe Erbes is an author of books, synopses and scripts – see www.theo-online.info and is also a script and project analyst.
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Yves Jeanneau - Documentary Advisor – Markets
Yves Jeanneau is the founder and General Commissioner of Sunny Side of the Doc, and of Asian and Latin Side of the Doc. He is also the creator of Sunny Lab, which is dedicated to cross-media training.
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Franz Mangelberger - Distribution Advisor
Austrian-born Franz Mangelberger is currently programme buyer for the VoD company Flimmit based in Vienna as well as a writer specialising in media business.
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