Organizers share first lineup of keynotes, speakers and some agenda highlights: BBC Studios and SkyShowtime to hold keynote speeches, Izzet Pinto to present on marketing in the entertainment industry, Keshet International and TV NOVA/Voyo to present hit crime/thriller Extractors

Zagreb, April 29, 2024NEM Dubrovnik 2024, which will be held in Hotel Dubrovnik Palace from 10 to 13 June 2024, revealed several details from this year’s program agenda. The eleventh edition of CEE’s favourite TV market with a view will once again gather leading figures in the TV industry – from major buyers to CEO’s, CTO’s, VP’s, general managers, managing directors, and other numerous influential attendees.

Keynote sessions

Several keynote sessions will serve as the central part of the event with acclaimed keynote speakers such as:

  • Bartosz Witak, General Manager, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Region, BBC Studios

“I’m really glad to be attending NEM Dubrovnik again. Having the opportunity to exchange thoughts and experiences with key market leaders and foster strategic partnerships across the wider region is invaluable when working towards dynamic growth in this market. BBC Studio’s commitment to developing business in Central and Eastern Europe has always been strong, but now, more than ever, we see a favourable environment for bolstering our operations in this region”, shared Mr. Witak.

  • Monty Sarhan, CEO, SkyShowtime

“NEM Dubrovnik is an incredibly important TV market. I’m honored to be speaking there for the second year in a row. Having just launched our ad-supported plan across all of our markets including Central and Eastern Europe, I look forward to joining others in the industry for an engaging discussion”, said Mr. Sarhan.

Izzet Pinto to present on marketing in the entertainment industry

While the full agenda for the four-day event is forthcoming, NEM Dubrovnik 2024 organizers have given a glimpse of some exciting highlights to expect.

  • Izzet Pinto, Founder and CEO, Global Agency, will share a special presentation with insight to marketing in the entertainment industry. In an industry where thousands of new projects are introduced to the market each year, marketing is a key to boost the sales. Izzet Pinto will discuss the marketing strategy of the brand comprehensively in his 360-degree marketing presentation and will explain through a case study how the company realises its activities with creative methods.
  • Lenka Szántó, Creative Producer, TV NOVA/Voyo and Anke Stoll, SVP of Acquisitions and Co-productions, Keshet International will present the crime/thriller series Extractors, produced by Movie SRO/TV NOVA and distributed by Keshet International.
  • Ákos Erdős, CEO, Paprika Studios Group will be interviewed during a Q&A

First lineup of speakers

A sneak peek into the speakers list reveals initial lineup of prominent figures from across the global television landscape, set to engage in thought-provoking panel discussions on industry trends and challenges. Notable speakers include:

  • Grégoire Polad, Director General, Association of Commercial Television and Video on Demand Services in Europe (ACT)
  • Kenechi Belusevic, VP Business Development and Distribution, Warner Bros. Discovery
  • Robert Šveb, General Director, Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT)
  • Nicolas Eglau, Managing Director EMEA, APAC & Global Distribution, Moonbug Entertainment
  • Müge Akar, Head of Global Sales, ATV 
  • Branko Čakarmiš, Strategic Advisor, CME Adria
  • Milan Fridrich, Program Director, Czech Television
  • Emmanuel Eckert, Deputy Acquisitions Director, Mediawan Rights
  • Dániel Richárd Kovács, Director in Chief, RTL Hungary
  • Anahita Kheder, EVP EMEA, Formats & Licensing, Fremantle International

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.