Banff World Media Festival

Banff World Media Festival

May 01, 2012 13:00 ET

Google to Receive Award of Excellence in Innovation at Banff World Media Festival 2012

Nikesh Arora, Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer at Google, Attending 2012 Festival to Accept the Award

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 1, 2012) - The Banff World Media Festival today announced that Google will be honored with the prestigious Award of Excellence in Innovation. The Award will be accepted by Google's Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer, Nikesh Arora, who oversees all revenue and customer operations, as well as marketing and partnerships.

"There's no doubt that Google's sweet spot is and always has been innovation," Ferne Cohen, Executive Director of Banff said. "The Company continues to drive innovation in multiple areas and industries with new products and services. We couldn't be more pleased to share this prestigious award with them and are delighted that Nikesh will be attending BANFF to accept it."

In addition to accepting the Award, Arora will also be giving a feature interview at BANFF 2012, in which delegates will get the chance to hear firsthand the strategy behind Google's stunning growth and success.

Since joining Google in 2004, Arora has held several positions with the company. He developed and managed the company's operations in the European, Middle Eastern and African markets and was responsible for creating and expanding strategic partnerships in those regions for the benefit of Google's growing number of users and advertisers.

Arora is one of many prominent executives attending the 33rd annual Banff Media Festival. For additional information about the Festival visit



About the Banff World Media Festival

The Banff World Media Festival is the world's largest and most important gathering of entertainment industry and digital media executives dedicated to media content production, broadcast and distribution within TV and digital media. BANFF provides a platform for the evolving media industry to develop its creative and business objectives, serves as the leading destination for co-production and co-venture partners and is an unparalleled destination for more than 2000 international decision-makers to meet, learn and do business. The 33rd annual Banff World Media Festival will take place June 10-13, 2012 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Canada. For more information, visit:

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