After several months of industry speculation, the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) has confirmed the move of its flagship international content marketplace and conference to Baha Mar Resort and Convention Center in Nassau, Bahamas.
The event will take place from January 17–19, 2023, with keynotes, panels and curated networking sessions assembled under the theme of “Content, Networking and Monetization.” As with past editions, the conference will target programming decision-makers and executives spanning content production, distribution, marketing, advertising, finance and data.
The location is the latest home for the annual gathering, which has taken place in Miami for the past 11 years, barring the past two years that were moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Other previous locations have included Las Vegas, New Orleans, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York.
“After many months of research and discussions with our partners, we have greenlit the move to this bold new destination,” said JP Bommel (pictured), president and CEO for NATPE, in a statement. “Our aim is to ensure that we provide added value and new revenue opportunities to attendees across the content ecosystem.”
He added that organizers “have secured cost efficiencies and safety measures that will make this experience a great one for all. The response from our community is not only enthusiastic, but [also] outlines a clear path for sales meetings on-site with their global teams.”
NATPE’s primary European event, NATPE Budapest, is currently underway, and wraps on June 30.