NATPE 2016 IN MIAMI

Published January 15th, 2016

This year we are visiting NATPE 2016 next week in Miami from January 19 until the 21st.

Members of our team will be available to meet you there, including our CEO, Martijn van Horssen, Linda Abrams our VP Business Development & Marketing in the US and Jesús Herrero our VP Global Sales.

To schedule a meeting with one of our representatives please contact: chantal.favre@24i.com.

About NATPE
Celebrating over 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, creations, production, financing and distribution across all platforms. NATPE is the most important international “must-attend” Market and Conference held in the U.S. NATPE Miami reflects an ongoing commitment to creating a market for the linear and digital communities, as well as advertisers and brands. NATPE breaks down the barriers by setting new expectations and possibilities, and creates the environment where deals get done across every platform.

Source: https://www.natpe.com/about

We are looking forward seeing you there!

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