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Tony Vinciquerra, Soledad O'Brien to Headline NATPE Miami 2018

Facebook's Ricky Van Veen to keynote new Streaming Summit 11/08/2017 5:03 PM Eastern

Sony Pictures Entertainment chair and CEO Tony Vinciquerra will be interviewed by journalist Soledad O’Brien in a keynote conversation on Jan. 17, at NATPE in Miami Beach, Fla., said NATPE president and CEO JP Bommel on a conference call with reporters on Wednesday (Nov. 8).

Facebook head of global and creative strategy Ricky Van Veen also will participate in NATPE’s new Streaming Summit.

NATPE will be held January 16-18, 2018, at the Fontainebleau and Eden Roc Miami Beach Resorts. NATPE plans to remain in Miami for the foreseeable future Bommel said Wednesday, emphasizing the conference’s growing international focus.

To that end, PactUK, which houses a stable of UK-based production companies, will exhibit at NATPE, joining exhibitors and pavilions from China, France, Spain, Korea, Brazil and Argentina.

The overall theme of this year’s convention is “A Changing Industry in a Changing World,” and Bommel said streaming, over-the-top and digital will be topics that flow through the entire conference.

Related: Netflix, Facebook, NBCU, CBS Execs Join NATPE Board

Besides Vinciquerra, O’Brien and Van Veen, Revolt TV CEO Roma Khanna will be included in a spotlight conversation with other headliners to be announced.

Other content tracks at NATPE include the Station Group Forum, with panels planned on how the new ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard is on track to revolutionize the business of broadcasting, as well as a session featuring a Smith-Geiger research report on OTT presented by PromaxBDA. The association hosts the Station Summit every June in Las Vegas, which targets station creative directors and marketing executives.

Beyond the streaming and station group tracks, NATPE also is offering tracks on brands and advertisers, music and vision, development, deals and data, platforms and OTT, scripted, unscripted, global and Latin America.

The 15th Annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards will be given to this year's recipients, who are executive producer Greg Berlanti, Telemundo and NBCUniversal International chair Cesar Conde, actress Jane Fonda, Turner chief content officer Kevin Reilly and actor Tom Selleck.

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