NATPE Global unlocks access to curated networking opportunities with like-minded professionals, social events and one-on-one and small group meeting opportunities to move your projects and career forward.

Key Dates

Speed Meetings

Lottery selection opens: Monday, December 4, 2023 @ 12:00 PM ET
Lottery selection closes: Thursday, December 7, 2023 @ 5:00 PM ET

General sign-up opens (first come, first served): Tuesday, December 12, 2023 @ 12:00 PM ET
General sign-up closes (first come, first served): Thursday, January 11th @ 8:00 PM ET

** General sign-ups will be run on a first come, first served basis.
** Availability will be subject to the results of the initial lottery.

Lunch With Decision Makers

General sign-up opens: Wednesday, December 13, 2023 @ 11:00 AM ET
General sign-up closes: Thursday, January 11th @ 8:00 PM ET

** General sign-ups will be run on a first come, first served basis.

Global Pitch Showcase

Submissions open: Monday, October 2, 2023 @ 11:00 AM ET
Submissions close: Friday, November 17, 2023 @ 11:59 PM ET

Pitch Opportunities

Speed Meetings (Lottery)

A fantastic opportunity for content creators & producers to meet one-on-one with Top broadcasters & investors and executives who have the power to take your project to the next stage.

This highly effective format will feature 8-minute meetings, with a 2-minute transition time between meetings.

Delegates may make up to 8 Speed Meeting hosts selections but will be assigned a maximum of 2 confirmed meetings through the lottery. Delegates are limited to 2 confirmed meetings through the lottery, but if spots are still available after the lottery runs, general sign-ups will open (which allow you to secure your meeting directly), and delegates may join the wait line on-site at NATPE Global for last-minute openings.

Session Dates:
Tuesday, January 16th (11:30 AM-12:30 PM ET) - Merrick
Wednesday, Jan 17th (11:30 AM-12:30 PM ET) - Merrick

NATPE Global Pitch Showcase (Applications required)

The NATPE Global Pitch Showcase is an international live pitch event. The goal of the program is to further develop TV & film projects in the scripted comedy, scripted drama & Unscripted/Formats space.

Along with the opportunity to pitch their project live on stage, selected finalists will gain access to an international network of industry contacts and personalized mentoring.

Session Dates:
Scripted Comedy presentations - Tuesday, January 16th (2:00 PM - 2:45 PM ET)
Scripted Drama presentations - Wednesday, January 17th (2:30 PM - 3:15 PM ET)
Unscripted/Formats presentations - Wednesday, January 17th (3:30 PM - 4:15 PM ET)

Small Group Networking

Lunch With Decision Makers (General Sign-Up)

An informal networking opportunity for delegates to meet with commissioning and development execs over lunch. These are NOT pitch sessions — just a fantastic networking opportunity.

Session Dates:
Tuesday January 16th (12:30PM-2:00PM ET) - Bayfront

Table Talks (Advanced Sign-up is NOT required)

These one-hour informal sessions are a great way to add to your network by connecting with the right people. Join these guided conversations to gain insight into topics including co-productions, financing, sustainability, and more! Up to 5-6 delegates can join a topic table at one time. During this session delegates are invited to move from one table to another as space allows. (*please note; delegates will be asked to rotate in 20-minute increments).

PLEASE NOTE: Access to Table Talks will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is filled

Session Dates:
Wednesday, January 17th (2:00PM - 3:00PM ET) - Bayfront

Larger Group Networking

Buyer Spotlights (Advanced Sign-up is NOT required)

These intimate and interactive sessions give you a chance to hear about the future plans and priorities of the industry’s major content investors first-hand, as well as participate in some Q&A and meet-and-greets over cocktails/mocktails. You are welcome to attend as many of these popular buyer briefing sessions as you can fit into your schedule! Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

** Seating is limited to 40 delegates **

PLEASE NOTE: Adding this session to your agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.

Session Dates:
Tuesday, January 16th (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET)
Wednesday, January 17th (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM ET) & (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET)
Thursday January 18th (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM ET)

General Networking

Speed Networking (Advanced Sign-up is NOT required)

These networking sessions are designed for you to meet many like-minded potential partners in a short, speed-dating style. Speed Networking is open to all NATPE Global delegates and is NOT a pitch session.

PLEASE NOTE: Access to Speed Networking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is filled.

Session Dates:
Tuesday January 16th (8:30 AM - 9:30 AM ET) - Brickell

NATPE Global Opening Night Party

Meet new business partners and reunite with old friends and contacts from around the world over hors d’oeuvres and refreshments at the annual Festival kick-off.

Session Dates:
Tuesday, Jan 16 (5:00 PM - 6:30 PM ET) - Sky Lawn

NATPE Connect Hub

Connect with other delegates, meet potential production partners & share ideas in this designated networking space.

Session Dates:
Tuesday, Jan 16th (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM ET)
Wednesday, Jan 17th (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM ET)
Thursday, Jan 18th (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET)

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