Realscreen Summit moves to Miami and will happen together with NATPE Global in 2025

Claire Macdonald, NATPE Executive Director, will spearhead the sales initiative as SVP Revenue NATPE & Realscreen. Mary Maddever, Realscreen EVP, will assume the role of Executive Content Director, overseeing the content teams for both occasions.

5 MAR 2024

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Brunico Communications, the parent company of Realscreen Summit and NATPE Global, announced that the 2025 editions of both will co-locate at the InterContinental Miami Hotel. Spanning the week of February 3-7, each event will retain its own agenda and programs while providing attendees with the option to participate seamlessly in both markets. Realscreen Summit will kick off the week, followed by NATPE Global, with a mid-week crossover day bridging the two events.

The co-location is designed to provide unmatched production and distribution dealmaking opportunities to attendees of both events, make attendance and exhibition more efficient, and allow delegates to conduct a broader range of business in one trip. Realscreen Summit brings the most essential unscripted producers and buyers from the development side of the business to NATPE Global. In contrast, NATPE brings significant breadth and strength across all genres as well as markets such as Latin America and Europe.

The events will be co-led by NATPE Executive Director Claire Macdonald, who will helm the sales effort as SVP Revenue NATPE & Realscreen. At the same time, Realscreen EVP Mary Maddever will lead the content teams as Executive Content Director for both events. The first NATPE x Realscreen collaboration kicks off in June at NATPE Budapest, with a Realscreen-branded format track as part of the agenda.

Russell Goldstein, President and CEO of Brunico Communications Ltd., said: “In this challenging climate, clients and buyers alike have asked for a single market that meets the full scope of their business needs across their organizations. In response, we’re creating the most comprehensive North American-based content market available and an unbeatable value proposition.”

Mary Maddever added, “Realscreen is known for its unparalleled curated networking and pitch experiences, which align perfectly with NATPE’s focus on creating a vital cross-industry space for cultivating domestic and international business relationships.”

Claire Macdonald said, “Our stakeholders are looking for the most efficient and cost-effective way to conduct business. This provides an exceptional forum to maximize commercial opportunities on both the finished sales and commissioning ends of the spectrum.”

NATPE Global x Realscreen’s 2025 edition sees NATPE return to InterContinental Miami, a large-scale luxury venue in the vibrant downtown district. The 2024 edition of NATPE Budapest runs June 24-27 and is again at the InterContinental Budapest.