Marketplace and Conference to Create Hybrid Event Curating On-Site Business Meetings Combined with Online Screenings and Virtual Presentations

LOS ANGELES, March 16, 2021 – The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), the premiere global business association for content producers, distributors, streamers and buyers across all platforms today announced that NATPE International Budapest will be returning to the InterContinental Hotel for a physical event between August 30 to September 2, 2021. The activities on-site, which will emphasize the exhibition floor and meetings spaces, will be combined with additional virtual components, such as virtual screenings, presentations, and other networking tools, for those not in attendance in person, and available to those on-site.

“I am so pleased to announce our return to Budapest early fall. On-site we will be there in a limited in-person and safe capacity, but through our virtual screenings and presentations, we will be able to connect everyone who attends. This is a direct result of listening to our clients and partners who are eager to engage in this new reality of hybrid events to accelerate global distribution of their new series and shows. We plan on NATPE Budapest being the ultimate content industry event in early Fall this year,” said JP Bommel, President and CEO, NATPE.

NATPE is committed to strict guidelines outlined in “NATPESafe” to produce a responsible event in Budapest and is in close coordination with the local authorities there to ensure that all attendees have a productive and comfortable experience as lockdown restrictions across Europe evolve. Whether attending in-person or virtually, NATPE International Budapest will continue NATPE’s mission to be the one-stop-shop for the global content marketplace. NATPE VIRTUAL’s platform utilizes the most comprehensive ecosystem of customized tools to empower creators and distributors of all backgrounds and experience.

NATPE Budapest International has grown exponentially in the last few years to become a must-attend event for the global content community from Europe, the Middle East, Asia and The Americas. The virtual shift will provide an opportunity for these territories to participate and screen their shows.

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NATPE is the largest U.S-based global content association and professional membership organization dedicated to shaping the future of content through global marketplaces and conferences, screenings, awards, and networking events, including NATPE Miami Marketplace + Conference, L.A. Screenings Independents, NATPE Budapest International and NATPE Streaming Plus.  Having launched NATPE Virtual, the global, year-round platform, the organization is fulfilling its mission to be one-stop shop for content.  NATPE V-Fronts™ is a stand-alone, custom-curated opportunity for all distributors and producers globally to provide screenings and showcases anywhere and at any time.  Representing every facet of the content business, NATPE, with a history of over five decades, is committed to representing the needs of its evolving members and constituents across all platforms and to bringing them together to be the indispensable resource in the evolution of content as the conduit to connectivity, business insights and opportunity.

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