TV-Conference (c) Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka


TV Producer & Director, has been working for the national television – Rupavahini.

Athula Disanayake (c) Athula Disanayake Athula Disanayaka TV Producer & Director, as well as Head of International Relations at national television Rupavahini, where he has been working for more than 18 years.
He is the first ever participant for INPUT international television conference representing the national television and Sri Lanka.  Athula took part INPUT 2016 in Calgary, Canada & INPUT 2017 in Thessaloniki – Greece.  Now he is the National coordinator of Sri Lanka for INPUT – international television conference.

Andreas Klempin (c) Andreas Klempin Andreas Klempin looks after science and education projects at the Goethe-Institut since 2007, in particular the Science Film Festival, the largest event of its kind worldwide with over one million visitors in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, South Asia and Africa.
Other projects have included a regional TV edutainment co-production with broadcasters in nine Southeast Asian countries, which won the PRIX JEUNESSE Award for Special Achievement in Children's Television in 2016 and currently developing an education channel in Myanmar with the Ministry of Education, as well as a regional digital platform to facilitate the joint development and shared use of high-quality resources for STEM (Science, Technology, Mathematics) education in Southeast Asia.

François Smit (c) François Smit François Smit is currently the Head of the Postgraduate Studies at AFDA - the South African School for the Creative Economies in Johannesburg.
He holds an MA in International Arts & Media Management from the Salzburg Business School / Paris Lodron University Salzburg, Austria.
He is a public service broadcasting industry veteran, transmedia specialist, creative producer, and mentor. Since returning to South Africa in 2014, François has been serving on the Executive Committee of the South African Communications Association - SACOMM and is the National Coordinator for INPUT in South Africa.

Philipp Vongehr (c) Philipp Vongehr Philipp Vongehr spent his entire professional life at NDR, the public service broadcaster in northern Germany.
He started as a program trainee, then took care of on-air promotion and marketing and worked in strategic business planning. Back at television and has been head of the Talk and Factual Entertainment division since 2010. He is responsible for talk shows, factual formats, comedy and documentaries. Right now he is focused on how we can develop public entertainment for younger and older viewers at the same time in the Digital Age.