Connecting with potential buyers, funders and partners is key at TAC. In addition to the many parties and social events throughout the OIAF, TAC offers a number of networking events especially created to help you mingle with your targets, build relationships with your peers, and have a good time doing it. (TAC AnimaPass or TAC Only Pass required.)

Happy Hour

Presented by the Polish Animation Producers Association

This cocktail party is an ideal place to reconnect with those you have met throughout the conference, make any last minute contacts and set up future meetings. Relax and enjoy this gathering amongst friends and colleagues.  

Toon Boom Boat Cruise

tbweb.jpgFollowing a full day of panels, pitches and business meetings, this networking event is ideal for delegates to relax, get to know each other, and speak more intimately about potential collaborations. The 2-hour sightseeing cruise tours Parliament Hill, The Museum of History, Rideau Falls and other popular sites in the beautiful Capital while guests enjoy cocktails and light snacks.

Networking Luncheons

asa_web.jpgDelegates can take this time to sit down and meet with their counterparts, share ideas, and build relations over a lovely catered lunch. This casual break in the day has surprising benefits, making it easy to meet new people and connect with peers.  We aim to have one or two key attendees at each table to create more opportunities for delegates to meet with their targets.

Wednesday's lunch is sponsored by Animation South Africa

Delegate Lounge

asa_web.jpgThe TAC Delegate Lounge is a space where delegates can hold impromptu meetings, informal introductions, or take a break with new friends.  It is also an ideal hub for pre-arranged meetings amongst delegates. 

The Lounge is the site of the luncheons and hosts the South African Delegation booths. Drop in and see what the delegates have to show you!

Dorette Nel, Abyss South Africa
Thomas Blatcher, Blatch
Nompi Vilakazi, Buthano Pictures
Sithembiso Mplehle, Dipopaai
Hendrik Coetzee, Hooligan Picture Creations
Jenna Gien, Jenna Gien Development
Clare Louis, Katanimate Studios
Andrew McNally, Lucan
Wilhelm Andreas van Bergen, Lucan
Roberto Pita, Lung Animation
Mike Scott, Mike Scott Animation
Nick Cloete, Mind's Eye Creative
Claudia Nobel-Areff, Noble Pictures
Savyra Quinn,
Dumisani Gumbi, The Ergo Company
Natasje Van Niekerk, The Storyteller Pod
Tracy Stucki, Tracy Stucki
Nic Buchanan, Umlando Wezithombi
Pete O'Donoghue, Upstanding TV
Marc Dey, Zoetrope Narratives

with additional representatives from DTI (The Department of Trade and Industry)
Shereen Mathabe
Simon Rabekane

Afternoon Break

Take a break and meet up with other TAC delegates around the water cooler. Refreshing beverages, and sometimes a light snack, will be served. This is your opportunity to network and boost your energy before the final presentations of the day.