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Enterprising Culture - With the support of Founding Partner BNP Paribas - September 28th and 29th - Toronto

The Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab (CFC Media Lab) and the Cultural Service of the Embassy of France in Canada, in partnership with Forum d’Avignon, today announced “Enterprising Culture,” a major international forum for Franco-Canadian creative and cultural industry start-ups.

With the support of Founding Partner BNP Paribas, the two-day forum will take place in Toronto on September 28 and 29, 2016 in the Corus Atrium at Corus Quay. Enterprising Culture will feature debates, keynote speakers, CFC Media Lab’s IDEABOOST Launch Pad, and networking opportunities for Canadian and French start-ups. The event will culminate in a pitch session for 12 finalists – six from Canada, six from France – with one winning company from each country to be selected by an onsite jury for the first Cultural Start-up Award.

Olivier Dulac, Head of External Relations Group Communications, Chairman of Atelier BNP Paribas,  is one of the member  of the jury of the cultural Start-up Award.

Olivier Dulac is also member of the board of the Forum d’Avignon

BNP Paribas bank is a founding partner of the Avignon Forum since its creation

BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 75 countries, with more than 189,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.