NEM Dubrovnik 2023 DAY ONE: the TV market with a view has officially started its tenth edition with record numbers

NEM Dubrovnik 2023 DAY ONE: the TV market with a view has officially started its tenth edition with record numbers
From June 5 to 8, 2023, NEM Dubrovnik returns with its long-awaited tenth edition. The New Europe Market set in the beautiful Croatian setting is the most important 3-day event and TV market in the Central Eastern European region, where TV industry professionals, decision makers and buyers gather from all around the world to learn all about the newest business trends and share their most precious formulas for success.

The annual market is addressed to FTA Pay-TV channel representatives, streaming services, production, distribution and technology companies, media and marketing agencies and other specialists connected with the TV industry.

Bigger than ever, this year's jubilee edition started with a record number of participants, exhibitors, and sponsors. Networking was opened right away, with a coffee break provided by OIV digital signal and networks.

Frank Spotnitz, CEO & Executive Producer at Big Light Productions and one of NEM’s favourite frequent visitors, was introduced as the first of a record 11 keynote speakers.

Spotnitz shared insights into the ever-changing TV industry: “If we are to improve European television, then it seems to me that a good first step is having core values that we know we are striving to live up to. We need more practical, concrete strategies put into place – in all territories in Europe, but especially in smaller countries where resources are in shorter supply. That lack of economic power may be seen as a handicap, but it can also be seen as an advantage – places where change is easier to embrace because of their size.”

Maria Rua Aguete, Excecutive Director at Omdia, followed up with her presentation about FAST Revenues, where data predictions for FAST business were first announced for CEE – to know more about her presentation, check out our previous article at the following link:

This first day was also a tribute to ten exciting years of NEM - during the panel 10 Years of NEM sponsored by Mediavision, Sanja Božić-Ljubičić, CEO of Pickbox, Mediatranslations, Mediavision and NEM itself, gathered long-standing supporters and friends of NEM: Sabrina Pluvinage, Video Sales Director Europe, Eutelsat; Branko Čakarmiš, General Director, Pro Plus; Pavel Stantchev, CEO, TV2 Media Group and Planet TV; and Adrian Ježina, CEO, Telemach Croatia and Telemach Slovenia. They reminisced over the past decade, remembering anecdotes and unforgettable moments shared at the TV market to which they all gladly return each year.

“It’s amazing to see how this event grew up. It is the only event where you can see your competitors and exchange ideas. This closed circle is so full of energy” said Pavel Stantchev, and Branko Čakarmiš added: “NEM started with a small idea which turned into a world class event for our industry. “

As a proud sponsor of the opening night, Sony Pictures Television held an exclusive screening of Alert: Missing Persons Unit featuring very special guests, Dania Ramirez (Sweet Tooth, Once Upon a Time, Entourage) and Ryan Broussard (Only Murders in the Building, Sistas, Black Bird).

During the following Q&A session hosted by Mark Young, EVP, Distribution, SPT, EMEA, the show's stars shared their delight at Fox's quick second season renewal following its multi-platform success, also discussing Carla Kettner taking the reins as showrunner of Alert’s second season, with John Eisendrath executive producing, and how the series will continue to deliver powerful storytelling.

The atmosphere was perfectly warmed up for the party hosted and sponsored by Eutelsat, where everyone enjoyed the night and established the mood for exciting panels, keynote speakers and networking events expected in the days to come: the perfect ending of NEM Dubrovnik 2023 day one.

Boasting a network of representatives from 700 companies in the past editions, NEM Dubrovnik stands out as an important platform for media and telecommunications professionals.

NEM Dubrovnik is the ideal place for new partnerships, connections and learn about key challenges. The event includes keynotes and Q&As, panels and presentations about the latest trends and phenomenons, screenings and TV tech showcases, as well as a plethora of networking events throughout the entire duration of the market.