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NATPE Moves Confab Back One Week

The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) has pushed back its 2004 annual Conference and Exhibition one week and shortened it by a day to January 18-20, 2004, at the adjoined Venetian Hotel and Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.

The decision was made after the association determined that the requirements it had for hotel facilities and exhibition floor space for the original January 13-16 dates could not be fulfilled.

"As the deal was being finalized, it became apparent that the association's requirements to hold our event at the Venetian Hotel and Sands Expo Center for the original dates could not be satisfied," stated Rick Feldman, president and CEO of NATPE. "Rather than make a significant change from our January 2004 conference next year, we elected to make this slight change of date. The only major accommodation NATPE needed to accept was shortening the conference by one day, which we feel is a worthy compromise. This will allow us to develop a highly-focused agenda of events in one centralized location, while also presenting minimal logistical challenges to people coming to Las Vegas."