Los Angeles – JP Bommel, President & CEO of NATPE announced the launch of several new initiatives for the forthcoming NATPE Budapest Global TV Market and Conference, taking place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Budapest from June 19-22.
In addition to the robust conference program featuring Success in Co-Productions: Maximising Your Regional and International Business Partnerships and A World of Formats: Insights and Strategies for Global Distribution, the premier global content and membership organisation will introduce an expanded networking service, targeted buyers’ sessions and a regional producers’ summit all designed to foster new business and stimulate creative discussions and partnerships. NBCUniversal, MGM, Twentieth Century Fox TV Distribution, Lionsgate, CBS and Warner Bros. will offer CEE acquisition executives new content, fresh from the LA Screenings; and the popular Pitch and Play is back for a second edition.
Buyers’ participation is already outpacing last year, with more than 415 confirmed to-date. To facilitate buyer and seller introductions, NATPE is launching MyNATPE – the organisation’s proprietary, intuitive match-making networking platform.
Also set to debut at the conference are key Business Intelligence’ sessions – Opening the Window on CEE and CEE Market Overview: Regional Breakout Hits, Trends and Data – outlining CEE buyers’ programming needs and unveiling current trends from across the region. These invaluable presentations will take place on Monday June 19, ahead of the opening of the market floor which takes place June 20.
JP Bommel commented, “We are very excited to build on our successful return to Budapest and have the opportunity to not only showcase fresh content from around the world, but also highlight the incredibly powerful content from the CEE region. NATPE is proud to offer new initiatives designed to ensure delegates get the most from the event – from setting the scene with our opening Business Intelligence sessions to offering local producers the chance to discover more about the international market. NATPE Budapest is also a fantastic opportunity for networking with focused sessions and a number of parties, bringing the content and platform communities together at the epicenter of the CEE region.”