- 2002 -
(Association à but non-lucratif / A non-profit Organisation)
UK Marketing Agent
It was while visiting a well-known broadcast convention that Costa had
the idea of creating MITIL. This idea became a reality thanks to the great
help he had from close local relations and friends with whom he founded
As President, Costas skills and experiences are ideally suited to
motivate and direct MITIL's talented organisation team.
A former photo-reporter, Costa then became a film director and, thereafter,
a film & video producer. After directing three full length docu-feature
films in the 70's, he produced several corporate and promotional videos
during the 80's with his company MEDIAPROFILE prior to founding ICI-TV
in 1994 (the first local cable TV on the Swiss Riviera, still based and
broadcasting in Vevey-Montreux). Costa left the ICI-TV management in mid-2000
to establish himself as an independent producer (WebstyleTV.com)
and to create MITIL and launch, later on, the brand new online market
for TV programmes: market4tv.com
Xavier Kempf, Commercial Executive Officer
Xavier does not claim to be an expert in broadcasting or even webcasting.
He believes, however in broad-mindedness.
His main field of action for the last quarter of the past century has
been show business. Not the one most people think of first of all, but
the business of running conventions and trade shows.
He has even acquired some knowledge in the very special domain of organising
tradeshows in broadcasting, one of which was dedicated to Radio exclusively,
plus another in the TV field, with some 300 exhibitors.
He looks forward to dealing with you. You may do so in English, Schwiizertitsch,
Hochdeutsch, Franšais, Italiano, y, de manera despacio, tambien en Espa˝ol.
Renee Crawford, General Secretary
Born and raised in Scotland, Renee "emigrated", not as her countrymen-
and women of the past did, to the other end of the world, but, first of
all, to Brussels, before settling down on the Swiss Riviera in 1980.
She has, since 1990, been very closely involved in the organisation/coordination
of international conferences relative to the world of broadcasting (tv,
radio and electronic cinema).
Thanks to her experience in this field, plus her particular contacts with
the media industry in Eastern and Central Europe, Renee has proved to
be a key member of the MITIL team.
Accommodation & Logistics
Finance & Administration
Alain Modoux, Chairman
A Swiss citizen, Alain is a former Assistant Director-General
of UNESCO for Communication and Information, recognized worldwide for
his unwavering commitment to freedom of expression. In particular, he
is the initiator of the UNESCO proposal which led to the decision by the
General Assembly of the United Nations to proclaim May 3 " World
Press Freedom Day ".
In June 2001, Alain retired from UNESCO and opened an office in Geneva,
Switzerland, as communication consultant. His main activities involve
the preparation of the " World Summit on the Information Society
" and being an adviser to UNESCO and the Swiss Federal Administration.
Alain is also associated, as a senior partner, with INTERMEDIA-Consultants,
Bern, a private company specialized in the development of communication,
which carries out various programmes in developing countries on behalf
of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the World Bank and
the International Organization of the French-speaking countries.
Born in Bellinzona, Filippo studied law at the University of Fribourg, worked in Brussels
from 1981 to 1987 as Secretary General of the EYCD-European Young Christian Democrats.
In 1999, he was elected to the Swiss Parliament as one of the two Representatives of
Cantone Ticino in the "Council of States" (the Swiss Senate) for the Christian
As a journalist, Filippo Lombardi became Chief Editor of the daily paper "Giornale
del Popolo" in Lugano (1987-95).
In 1996 he founded the private TV channel TeleTicino
of which he is still the CEO.
President of Telesuisse, the
Association of all Swiss private TV stations.
Frederik Stucki, Radio Forums
Frederik Stucki has worked with more than 30 independent radio and TV
stations in Switzerland and Germany, starting as a show host and news
speaker, later on as a programme adviser and consultant in training and
Today, he successfully runs the bilingual radio Canal
3 in Biel-Bienne (CH) and hosts a weekly talk show on TeleBielingue
He is a member of the executive committee of the Swiss Private Radio Association,
VSP, the Swiss
delegate for the European Radio Association, AER,
in Brussels, and Vice-President of the "Prix Walo"-Academy (Swiss
Philippe Comte, Strategic
Active over the last 20 years as a hands-on/hands-off investor, in assessing,
creating, financing and coaching new ventures with IPO prospects, related
to innovative technologies (especially NICT), Philippe is a partner of
Crystal Forest, an "Innovation Factory" conceiving and developing
new USP products.
Engineer/Physicist EPF, involved in industrial, academic, diplomatic and
banking activities, co-founder and manager of several new media ventures,
Philippe is an associate of the LEPAC (Laboratory of Geopolitics in Paris,
a/o producer of "Le Dessous des Cartes", an Arte TV-programme)
and co-owner of Morning Star, a creative AV content production company.
Mme Suzy Collard
Fédération TV Locales
Chemin de la Plaine 8
B-5001 BELGARDE, Belgium
phone: +3281-71 19 80
Mr. Niels Dreijer
Media Communications Association
DK-3480 FREDENSBORG, Denmark
phone: +4548 47 67 48; Fax: +4548 47 68 00
Mme Elisabeth Clément
UTLC - Union des Télévisons Locales du Câble
11, rue La Fayette
F-75011 PARIS, France
phone: +332-51 36 36 94
Mr. Gerhard Spiehs
MODERNE ZEITEN Verlag GmbH
D-86899 Landsberg am Lech (Munich) Germany
phone: +49 700 1580 1580
Mr. Andrea Rivetta
San Felice-Strada Anulare-Torre 3
20090 Segrate Milan
phone: +39 02 70 300 310
Mr. Ruud de Bruin
(Organisatie van Lokale Omroepen in Nederlands)
St. Annastraat 1
NL-6527 EA Nijmegen, The Netherlands
phone: +3124-360 12 22
Mrs. Natalya Selezneva
International Relations Director
National Association of TV and Radio Broadcasters of Russia (NAT)
4, 13 Mysnitskaya St.
RU-Moscow, 101000, Russia
phone: +7 (095) 921-8047
fax: +7 (095) 923-2318
Mrs. Eva Dekanovska
the Slovak Association of Local Broadcasters
Koice International Festival of Local TV Broadcasters
the European Association of Local Broadcasters
SK-040 01 Kosice, Slovak Republic
phone: +421 95 62 301 17
Mlle Carme Mayugo
Coordination Ass. CIRCUIT
Association TV Catalanes (CTLC)
Gran Via 837, soterrani
E-08018 BARCELONA, Spain
phone: +3493-265 12 63
Mr. Filippo Lombardi
Association des Télévisions Indépendantes Suisses
Via Carona, CH-6815 MELIDE, Switzerland
phone: +4191-640 15 15
UK Marketing Agent
Mr. Nigel Bruce
Willowbank House, 84 Station Road
Marlow, Bucks SL7 INX, UK
phone: +44870 751 2240; fax: +44870 706 4535
Mr. Rastislav Durman
Media Art Service International
Vojvodjanska 1, 21000 Novi Sad, FRY
Phone: +381 21 27 703
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