Plans for the future of NATPE will be unveiled this week and insiders say
there are a number of potential scenarios, including a merger with the
international and domestic conferences of marketing group PROMAX.
NATPE is also said to be considering several mini-conventions.
Some Hollywood syndication executives would like to see NATPE split into two
annual shows, a fall conference in L.A. where local stations scope out new
shows, and a New York 'up-front' show in the spring where advertisers do the
NATPE's annual conference has been in January for many years.
Sources say NATPE is looking into new dates, but that international companies