LOS ANGELES, November 17, 2015 – In its continued belief in the growth of the Central & Eastern European (CEE) region, NATPE Budapest 2016 Market & Content Summit is returning to the center of the CEE. Creative and production communities will be featured during the three day event, providing unparalleled access for local production from that region to the world. The conference will take place at the InterContinental Hotel in Budapest from June 27–30, 2016.

“As the most important CEE event, we look forward to returning to this great city in the heart of the region to host a newly reimagined event. We will build on our international assets with a completely fresh orientation that showcases content from every country within the CEE. While remaining a market for buying and selling, we will also be focused on discovering original programming to become the bridge between these countries and the broader international buying and distribution community,” said Rod Perth, President and CEO of NATPE.

In addition to studio screenings, the Market & Content Summit will also feature an unparalleled lineup of local and international industry leaders headlining a fully developed conference component. 

“We view each CEE country as a partner, and we want them to feel that this is their market providing new opportunities that haven’t previously existed. They will do business, they will network, they will engage with global partners, and their local content will lead the way on our international stage,” added JP Bommel, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of NATPE. 

This announcement comes as NATPE prepares for the annual Miami Market and Conference once again in Miami Beach January 19–21, 2016, with a newly expanded campus spanning both the Fontainebleau Miami Beach and neighboring Eden Roc Miami Beach Resort. The conference will operate under the theme of “Be Creative. Be Fearless. Be Ready.” Attendees will be encouraged to be imaginative, tenacious and equipped to succeed in the constantly expanding, interdependent content community. Please visit https://www.natpe.com/for updates. 

Celebrating 54 years of service to the ever-evolving global television industry, NATPE inspires the growth and success of content development, creation, production, financing and distribution across all platforms through interdependent marketplaces where industry powers gather to offer insight and make deals. NATPE is the leader in developing international markets and conferences for the entire spectrum of the dynamic content business. For more information, please visit www.natpe.com.


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