New Europe Market (NEM) is an annual TV industry conference, market and screenings event held in Dubrovnik, run by the Croatian company Mediavision Ltd. The focal idea behind the event is the creation of a platform where media, telecommunications and marketing professionals can share their knowledge and experience during the conference and networking events.
The conference is addressed to FTAs, Pay-TV channels, cable operators, satellite operators, IPTV, production, distribution and technology companies, media and marketing agencies and other specialists connected with the TV industry. NEM focuses on the CEE region, but the event’s attendees come from all over the world.
The first NEM was a four-day event held in May 2013 in Dubrovnik and gathered representatives from 250 companies. The event was held under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Ivo Josipović. The discussed topics ranged from Sport migration from Public to Pay TV to Channel Distribution.
In 2014 NEM included screenings and production workshops for the first time. During the conference HBO Adria revealed a replica of the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones, which was a very popular tourist attraction in Dubrovnik, where Game of Thrones was partly filmed. The discussions during NEM 2014 concerned topics like trends in global promotion of local content and developments of cloud technology.
The third edition of NEM introduced discussions on economic challenges for the media industry in the CEE region, new TV metrics and the future of second screen. NEM 2015 again hosted screenings, as well as a production panel with guests like Tom Fontana and Nigel McCrery. For the first time NEM also hosted a session featuring a TV star; Tim Daly of Madam Secretary took the stage for a Q&A session.
The fourth edition of NEM brought together more than 300 companies and 1000+ participants from all over the world that took part in 10 panel discussions, two presentations and countless networking opportunities. NEM 2016 was also marked by the global premiere of the series The Paper, a keynote speech held by Christoph Mainusch, co-CEO of Central European Media Enterprises and executive director and CEO of Nova Group, VICE`s announcement of its expansion throughout the region, Podravka`s presentation of its new series Croatia’s Finest with UK MasterChef winner Dhruv Baker as well as the announcement that Ginx has finalized a new partnership with Sky and ITV involving the launch of the first UK 24-hour eSport Channel.
NEM 2016 explored the key topics of the television world – How far have we come in OTT monetizing? and Is DTH ready for the OTT challenge?; the panels The Pressure is on, Quo Vaditis, Media Buying Agencies? and Embracing the Digital discussed the future of television and new technologies; the speakers of the panels Sports Channels – Is the Playing Field Overcrowded? and Is Channel Bundling on its Way Out? talked about adjusting channel structures in an ever-evolving industry; the discussions Reality TV – Is It Fading Out or Just Getting Wings? and Reboot, remake, revival – are they cluttering the space for new ideas? once again proved that content is the king and finally, the attendees enjoyed a discussion about an important social matter, Powerful Women Leaders for a Powerful Media Industry..
From the beginning New Europe Market’s goal has been to connect people from all over the world with professionals from the CEE region in order to emphasize its huge potential. Undoubtedly the biggest success of NEM 2016 are the new business deals made at numerous networking events, the new acquaintances that were formed, and the expansion of NEM’s circle of attendees, who will definitely return in increasing numbers after this year’s successful edition.
NEM 2016 was sponsored by Eutelsat, the undisputed satellite market giant, whose diamond sponsorship demonstrates the importance of this event for the Central and Eastern European region for the fourth time in a row. Other sponsors include respected global companies such as Viasat World, FOX Networks Group, VICE, Pickbox, Viacom International Media Networks, Temma-X, The Walt Disney Company, Infobip, Telekom Austria Group, InTheBOX.TV, Evo TV, AGB Nielsen Media Research, Iskon, Podravka, Piper-Heidsieck and Hendrick`s.
Thank you for everything and see you at NEM 2017!