If you're a "big shot" television executive, or even a "little shot" television executive planning to make your mark in the world, you are probably deciding which fedora you are going to wear at the 2011 NAPTE conference and exhibition in January... The exact dates are January 24-26, and the location is Miami... NAPTE stands for the National Association of Television Program Executives, and the big event attracts over 5000 affluent media professional that shape pop culture and have major professional and personal buying power.
The annual Conference & Exhibition is the only American television program market serving the worldwide television community. The three-day market and conference is a key media event if you buy, sell, develop, finance, advertise, market or license content; implement technology; exploit rights; or leverage media assets... the annual Conference & Exhibition will probably determine what you will be seeing on television and perhaps the internet, for years to come. As the momentum steadily builds, along comes the buzz. Rick Feldman, President/CEO of NAPTE and Kevin Beggs, NAPTE Chairman (and LIONSGATE President -Programming/Production), have announced;
"...pacing is far ahead of last year's conference."
Big Wigs from more than 40+ countries are registered to attend... Motivated by two major factors. One, the thrill of gambling on something exciting and new, and two, the fear of missing out on the next "best thing". In previous years the annual NAPTE conference took place in Las Vegas, just a hop skip and a jump away from Hollywood. Rick Feldman mentioned that while Las Vegas had been a good venue for NAPTE in the past, representatives from European companies are in particular happier NAPTE has moved to a more logistically and geographically better environment.
Visit the NAPTE website to view the schedule and list of confirmed event speakers.