Warner Bros. Discovery to hold a keynote speech and celebrate the launch of Max during opening night, Croatian Telecom’s future CEO to hold a keynote speech, happy hour by Paramount Global Content Distribution, major presence by Amazon MGM Studios Distribution, Lionsgate, The Walt Disney Company, All3Media International

Organizers of NEM Dubrovnik 2024, which will be held in Hotel Dubrovnik Palace from 10 to 13 June 2024, revealed additional details of this year’s agenda.

In addition to Monty Sarhan, CEO, ShyShowtime and Bartozs Witak, General Manager, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Region, BBC Studios, keynote sessions will also be held by:

  • Jamie Cooke, Group SVP and GM Central Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Warner Bros. Discovery

I look forward to being back at NEM Dubrovnik. First and foremost because it is a great industry event, with an interesting line up of speakers and all our clients and peers from the region will be there. Secondly, I’m very excited to celebrate the launch of Max with all NEM attendees as WBD is inviting everyone to join us at the opening night for what’s going to be an amazing party“, said Mr. Cooke.

  • Nataša Rapaić, Member of the Management Board, Croatian Telecom

“The digital world is rapidly and unstoppably changing and evolving, and with it the types and ways of consuming content. Croatia Telecom has always been the one that innovates, connects and offers the best content, and it will be interesting at NEM 2024 to discuss current trends and novelties that will define the industry in the coming years,” shared Mrs. Rapaić who has been appointed president of the Management Board of Hrvatski Telekom, and will assume the position on July 1, 2024.

Big presence by major US and European studios

NEM Dubrovnik 2024 organizers also reveal major US global studios who will showcase and launch their new projects as well as sponsor networking events.

Paramount Global Content Distribution will host afterwork happy hour second year in a row, and Warner Bros. Discovery will launch the brand Max during the opening night and celebrate it with NEM Dubrovnik attendees.

Other major US studios that will be part of the official agenda are Amazon MGM Studios Distribution, Lionsgate, and  The Walt Disney Company.

Influential European studio which confirmed their presence at NEM Dubrovnik 2024 is All3Media International and sister company IDTV. Kevin Soares is EVP International Formats at IDTV overseeing IDTV created IP internationally. He will talk about the successful strategic approach of IDTV, an All3Media company and one of the leading and oldest Dutch production brands, that includes developing own IP and exploiting the All3Media International catalogue with examples like the world-smashing hit The Traitors or long-running formats like Lingo or their latest format The Unknown.

Presence was also confirmed by Atresmedia, ATV, BBC Studios, Beta Film, Fremantle International, Global Agency, ITV Studios, Kanal D, Moonbug Entertainment, Mediawan Rights, Movistar Plus+ International, Newen Studios, Paprika Studios Group, Viaplay Group and many others.

Second lineup of speakers

NEM Dubrovnik’s speakers list was updated with addtional prominent attendees:

  • Kasia Madera, Presenter, BBC News
  • Ralf Rückauer, Vice President of the Unscripted Department, ZDF Studios
  • Huub van Ballegooy, Senior Vice President Global Creative & Production Support, ITV Studios
  • Kevin Soares, EVP International Formats, IDTV
  • Aleksandra Martinović, Director of Multimedia Division, Telekom Serbia
  • Peter Wassong, Head of TV Content Europe, Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Katarina Pavlović, Program Director, Prva TV and B92
  • Igor Draguzet, Chief Content Officer, CME
  • Vanda Rapti, EVP, Viaplay Select & Content Distribution, Viaplay Group
  • Hanka Kastelicová, VP & Executive Producer of Documentaries, HBO Max Europe

In June 2024, Dubrovnik will once again become the central place in Europe with unique options for successful networking, arranging business deals, and sharing knowledge within the television industry.

More information can be found on the official website NEM Dubrovnik 2024.