NATPE - Content First President and CEO Rod Perth today announced that the organization is relocating NATPE - Budapest to Prague in 2014 and renaming the market NATPE - Europe to reflect an unwavering commitment to the growing European television industry. NATPE - Europe will take place June 23-26, 2014 at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
"Our move from Budapest to Prague represents a deep and ongoing commitment to the EEC countries and their growing television and content businesses," Perth said. "We believe in eastern and central Europe, and this move represents a chance to refresh this yearly television market institution. Budapest has been a wonderful location for many years, and after careful consideration and many conversations with our customers, the consensus was that Prague will provide more flexibility that will make NATPE - Europe an even better market."
"We are incredibly appreciative of all of our friends in Budapest that made us feel welcome for so many years," he continued.
In addition to increased flexibility, the transition will place all market and studio screening activities in one convenient location. NATPE made a similar decision when it relocated its annual U.S. market and conference to the Fontainebleau in Miami four years ago, enabling all attendees to network and do business under the same roof, maximizing return on their time and investment.
Celebrating more than 50 years of service to the ever-evolving global television industry, NATPE continues to redefine itself and the services it provides to meet the needs of its members and the industry. What has remained constant is NATPE's commitment to encouraging the growth and supporting the success of video content development, creation, production, financing and distribution across all platforms.
NATPE - Miami is the "Market of the Americas," and this year's theme "No Barriers. New Business." reflects a commitment to create the first - and most important - must-attend market of the year for the linear and digital content communities, and increasingly for advertisers and brands. NATPE breaks down the barriers by setting new expectations and possibilities, and creates the big-tent environment where deals start, and then get done across every platform.
The annual Market and Conference will once again be held at the Fontainebleau Resort, Miami Beach (January 27-29, 2014). NATPE also produces two other annual events; NATPE - Europe (June 23-26, 2014) the premier market for the dynamic and evolving content industry centered in the CEE; and PitchCon (Los Angeles) a program development accelerator for new TV and digital video content ideas. Visit us at www.natpe.com.
Lisa Porter/Cassy Salyer
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