CONFERENCE AGENDA: JANUARY 18-20, 2022*

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DAY 1 – Tuesday, January 18, 2022
THE TRANSFORMATION AND EVOLUTION OF THE CONTENT BUSINESS

8:00 am ET
Pre-Program Networking

8:45 am ET
Opening Remarks

The conference is officially opened with welcoming remarks by the NATPE Chairman and joined by NATPE’s President and CEO.

Host: Andy Kaplan, Chairman, KC Global Media, Chairman of the Board, NATPE
Host: JP Bommel, President and CEO, NATPE

POD 1 – THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE CONTENT BUSINESS

9:00 am ET
MORNING KEYNOTE – Setting the Stage – Financing New Business, New Markets, and New Productions

This financial analyst prepares attendees by sharing perspectives on the evolving content business since the introduction of streaming, and how content development, and content libraries are leading the amazing transformation of the business wordwide.

Keynote: Jessica Jean Reif Ehrlich, Senior Media and Entertainment Analyst, BofA Securities, Inc.

9:30 am ET
THE MORNING SUPER-SERIES OF KEYNOTE CONVERSATIONS – The Big Deals & The Big Dealmakers

Today’s business of television is hyper-focused on streaming. Your host, a leading C-Suite executive, will conduct three sequential fireside interviews with C-Suite executives; one leader each from SVOD, AVOD, and FAST platforms. Attendees will hear of the latest trends in television’s growth and development for 2022.

Moderator: Dan Cohen, President, ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group
SVOD Keynote: Kelly Day, President, International Streaming, ViacomCBS
AVOD Keynote: Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi
FAST Keynote: Galen Smith, CEO, Redbox

10:30 am ET
NETWORKING BREAK / COFFEE

POD 2 – MARKETING DIRECTLY TO FANS

11:00 am ET
Attracting Viewers and Retaining Subscribers Panel Discussion

This session addresses the next marketing challenge for the television industry – – attracting subscribers and developing strategies for retaining them month to month.

11:30 am ET
How Casting in Culture Attracts More Fans – Part 1

This first presentation reveals recent findings from Variety’s study on diversity and inclusion in casting of original scripted programming.

12:00 pm ET
How Casting in Culture Attracts More Fans – Part 2

This second presentation reveals the viewer data and habits related specifically to the inclusion of Black roles, characters, and storylines in original scripted content.

12:15 pm ET
NETWORKING LUNCH AT THE TENT

POD 3 – SCRIPTED PRODUCTION

2:00 pm ET
AFTERNOON PRODUCTION KEYNOTE

A fireside chat with a leading global producer in today’s video marketplace.

Moderator: Soledad O’Brien, CEO, Soledad O’Brien Productions
Keynote: Robert Greenblatt, Former Chairman, WarnerMedia Entertainment; Chairman, NBCUniversal Television Group; Founder, The Green Room

2:30 pm ET
Global Drama 2022: Where In-Language Originals Dominate

Our panelists discuss how changing audience appetites worldwide, plus the introduction of A-I dubbing has now made locally produced, in-language content profitable for worldwide distribution.

Moderator: Richard Middleton, Editor, Television Business International (TBI)
Panelist: Teresa Fernández-Valdés
Panelist: Firat Gulgen, CEO & Founder, Calinos Entertainment
Panelist: Diego Piasek, SVP, MGM International TV Productions

3:00 pm ET
The Transformation of International Co-Productions

The impact of worldwide distribution has evolved the content business to a point where profits depend on international co-productions which now dominate available inventory.

Panelist: Françoise Guyonnet, EMD TV SERIES, STUDIOCANAL
Panelist: Matt Creasey, EVP, Sales, Coproductions & Acquisitions, Banijay Rights
Panelist: Ana Bond, SVP & Managing Director, Intl Productions, LATAM & U.S. Hispanic, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Panelist: Christian Vesper, President of Global Drama, Fremantle

3:30 pm ET
NETWORKING BREAK / COFFEE

POD 4 – DIRECT-TO-CONSUMERS

4:00 pm ET
Day 1 Closing Fireside Chat Part 1

This Keynote with a leading industry entrepreneur, programmer, and investor focuses on how Entertainment Studios is taking local content to a new level for viewers via direct-to-consumer streaming options.

Keynote: Byron Allen, Chairman and CEO, Allen Media Group/Entertainment Studios

4:30 pm ET
Day 1 Closing Fireside Chat Part 2

This cutting-edge discussion is about the transformational impact of gaming and sports betting on the evolution of television content.

Moderator: Robert Friedman, CEO, Bungalow Media + Entertainment
Keynote: Jeff Sagansky

5:00 pm ET
Day 1 Concludes

DAY 2 – Wednesday, January 19th, 2022
THE TRANSFORMATION AND EVOLUTION OF THE CONTENT BUSINESS

8:00 am ET
Breakfast at Tent

POD 1 – ADVERTISING AND PARTNERSHIPS

9:00 am ET
MORNING CONVERSATIONS – The Big Deals of Advertising

This leading advertising executive shares a perspective on the outlook for 2022. What do brands want? What are media buyers requiring? How is Streaming changing the media conversation?

Keynote: Laura Molen, President, Ad Sales & Partnerships, NBCUniversal Media, LLC.

9:45 am ET
The Evolution of Media Buying and Its Impact on Brands (Panel)

Recent transformation of television delivery direct-to-consumer has changed the landscape and the business models for media buying. This panel of media executives share their perspectives for 2022.

Moderator: Sean Cunningham, President and CEO, Video Advertising Bureau (VAB)

10:30 am ET
NETWORKING BREAK / COFFEE

POD 2 – ADVERTISING AND INTERNATIONAL

11:00 am ET
Content Windows for Streaming and Linear Worldwide

This compelling conversation identifies the differentiated perspectives about content windows for streaming and linear television worldwide. This session features executives from leading multicultural networks and platforms.

11:30 am ET
The Podcast Partnership with TV Programming

This session focuses on the relationship between podcasting and television programming in three areas: as a tool for program development of episodic series; as a promotional tactic for sustaining and interacting with fans; and the impact of sonic branding.

12:00 pm ET
IRIS AWARDS LUNCHEON

Host: Soledad O’Brien, CEO, Soledad O’Brien Productions
Presenter, The Lew Klein Leadership Award: Janet Klein
Award Recipient: Valari Dobson Staab, President, NBCUniversal Local
Presenter, NATPE Enterprise Award: TBA
Award Recipient: Alex Paen
Presenter, Excellence, Global Content and Branding: TBA
Award Recipient: Elliot Wolf, EVP, Digital, Wolf Entertainment
Presenter, Excellence, Television Program: TBA
Award Recipient: Inside Edition – Accepted By: Deborah Norville

POD 3 – UNSCRIPTED PRODUCTION

3:00 pm ET
AFTERNOON KEYNOTE – Post-Pandemic Reinvention: Shifts in Studio Plans

This leading network executive confides about the shifts needed to reinvent unscripted television series in a post-This leading network executive confides about the shifts needed to reinvent unscripted television series in a post-pandemic environment.

3:30 pm ET
WHAT DO PROGRAMMERS WANT: DOMESTIC UNSCRIPTED CONTENT

Panelist: Ben Samek, President & Chief Operating Officer, Endemol Shine Americas,

4:00 pm ET
WHAT DO PROGRAMMERS WANT: INTERNATIONAL UNSCRIPTED CONTENT

Moderator: Phil Gurin, CEO & President, The Gurin Company

4:30 pm ET
NETWORKING BREAK / COFFEE

POD 4 – CELEBRITY PERSPECTIVES (Fontaine)

4:45 pm ET
Day-2 CLOSING CONVERSATION PART 1

The showrunner and stars of this recent international hit series share backstage stories about the development and popularity of this exciting storyline.

5:15 pm ET
Day-2 CLOSING CONVERSATION PART 2

DAY 3 – Thursday, January 20th, 2022
THE TRANSFORMATION AND EVOLUTION OF THE CONTENT BUSINESS

8:00 am ET
Breakfast at Tent

POD 1 – LATIN SUMMIT PART 1: LEADERSHIP (Fontaine)

9:00 am ET
ICONO AWARDS followed by a conversation with Cris Abrego

The annual presentation of the Icono Award will be made during an outdoor breakfast. The awards ceremony is followed by a one-on-one conversation with the award recipient.

Keynote: Chris Abrego, Chairman of the Americas, Banijay; President and CEO, Endemol Shine Holdings

10:00 am ET
A C-Suite Conversation with the LATAM Leaders in Content

C-Suite executives from LATAM leading content providers share perspectives for growth in 2022.

Keynote: Marie Leguizamo, Managing Director, Banijay Mexico & U.S. Hispanic

10:30 am ET
NETWORKING BREAK / COFFEE

POD 2 – LATIN SUMMIT

11:00 am ET
The Power of Latinx Streaming

This leading executive shares her view on the growing importance of streaming content to Latin American and US Hispanic viewers.

Keynote: Romina Rosado, EVP and General Manager of Hispanic Streaming, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

11:30 am ET
The Power of Latin Distribution

This panel discussion focuses on the newest opportunities for content distribution throughout LATAM and US Hispanic markets.