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MITIL Association
(Association à but non-lucratif / A non-profit Organisation)

Advisory Board
International Correspondents
UK Marketing Agent

Costa Haralambis Costa Haralambis, President-Founder
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 the Association.
As President, Costa’s 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 ( and to create MITIL and launch, later on, the brand new online market for TV programmes:

Xavier Kempf 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 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.

      Patrick Henry,
      Accommodation & Logistics

      Michel Jaccoud,
      Finance & Administration


Advisory Board

Alain Modoux 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.

Filippo Lombardi Filippo Lombardi, Television Forums
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 Democratic Party.
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 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 copyright issues.
Today, he successfully runs the bilingual radio Canal 3 in Biel-Bienne (CH) and hosts a weekly talk show on TeleBielingue TV.
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 Showbusiness Awards).

Philippe Comte Philippe Comte, Strategic Development
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.


International Correspondents

  • Belgium

Mme Suzy Collard
Fédération TV Locales
Chemin de la Plaine 8
B-5001 BELGARDE, Belgium
phone: +3281-71 19 80

  • Denmark

Mr. Niels Dreijer
Vice Chairman
Media Communications Association
(ITVA Danmark)
Jernbanegade 34D
DK-3480 FREDENSBORG, Denmark
phone: +4548 47 67 48; Fax: +4548 47 68 00

  • France

Mme Elisabeth Clément
UTLC - Union des Télévisons Locales du Câble
11, rue La Fayette
F-75011 PARIS, France
phone: +332-51 36 36 94

  • Germany

Mr. Gerhard Spiehs
Hauptplatz 182
D-86899 Landsberg am Lech (Munich) Germany
phone: +49 700 1580 1580

  • Italy

Mr. Andrea Rivetta
San Felice-Strada Anulare-Torre 3
20090 Segrate Milan
phone: +39 02 70 300 310

  • Netherlands

Mr. Ruud de Bruin
(Organisatie van Lokale Omroepen in Nederlands)
St. Annastraat 1
NL-6527 EA Nijmegen, The Netherlands
phone: +3124-360 12 22

  • Russia

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

  • Slovakia

Mrs. Eva Dekanovska
the Slovak Association of Local Broadcasters
Košice International Festival of Local TV Broadcasters
the European Association of Local Broadcasters
Gresákova 10
SK-040 01 Kosice, Slovak Republic
phone: +421 95 62 301 17

  • Spain

Mlle Carme Mayugo
Coordination Ass. CIRCUIT
Association TV Catalanes (CTLC)
Clot RTV
Gran Via 837, soterrani
E-08018 BARCELONA, Spain
phone: +3493-265 12 63

  • Switzerland

Mr. Filippo Lombardi
Association des Télévisions Indépendantes Suisses
Via Carona, CH-6815 MELIDE, Switzerland
phone: +4191-640 15 15

  • UK

UK Marketing Agent
Mr. Nigel Bruce
Mangotree Marketing
Willowbank House, 84 Station Road
Marlow, Bucks SL7 INX, UK
phone: +44870 751 2240; fax: +44870 706 4535

  • Yugoslavia

Mr. Rastislav Durman
Media Consultant
Media Art Service International
Vojvodjanska 1, 21000 Novi Sad, FRY
Phone: +381 21 27 703




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