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January 15, 2020
Ann Marie Cumming
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NAB Show Executive Leadership Summit Announces New Partnership With Variety

-- Expanded programming to include Variety Intelligence Platform special report --

Washington, D.C. – NAB Show will partner with Variety to produce the third annual Executive Leadership Summit (ELS), taking place Sunday, April 19 in Las Vegas. As part of the collaboration, Variety Intelligence Platform will issue exclusive access to a special report that will present an overview of the media business with unprecedented scope. The 2020 NAB Show is held April 18-22 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“We are excited to announce this partnership and look forward to strengthening the Summit with Variety’s extensive industry knowledge and connections,” said NAB Executive Vice President of Convention and Business Operations Chris Brown. “With their help, we will reshape this year’s ELS to reveal a more interactive and participatory event.”

"We are thrilled to collaborate with NAB at an event focused on what Variety does best: providing executives with actionable insights that help them navigate the entertainment industry," said Andrew Wallenstein, co-editor-in-chief of Variety. "I'm looking forward to sharing exclusive research that will be incredibly informative for attendees at NAB Show's Executive Leadership Summit."

The Summit is set to return to the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas at NAB Show and will feature appearances and panels with leaders of the creative content, advertising and financial sectors. A full lineup of events is forthcoming and will be updated at as they are confirmed.

Attendance at the NAB Show Executive Leadership Summit is invite-only. However, senior-level executives interested in attending can visit or contact to request an invitation. The committee in charge of invitations will assess availability at the event.

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About NAB Show

NAB Show, held April 18-22, 2020, in Las Vegas is the world's largest convention encompassing media, entertainment and technology. With more than 90,000 attendees from 160 countries and 1,600+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and fuel the digital storytelling economy. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways. For complete details, visit

About Variety

Variety has been the seminal voice of the entertainment industry for 115 years and counting. Featuring award-winning breaking news reporting, insightful award-season coverage, must-read feature spotlights and intelligent analysis of the industry’s most prominent players, Variety is the trusted source for the business of global entertainment. Read by a highly engaged audience of industry insiders, Variety’s multi-platform content coverage expands across digital, mobile, social, print and branded content, events and summits.

In May 2019, Variety’s “Actors on Actors” on PBS took home a Daytime Creative Arts Emmy award and has been awarded the Emmy for best entertainment programming at the 67th and 68th Emmy Awards. “Actors on Actors,” an interview special that features pairings of prominent actors discussing their craft, was produced by PBS SoCal in partnership with Variety Media, LLC. Follow Variety on Facebook; Twitter, @variety; Instagram, @Variety The Variety Group – Variety,, Variety Insight, Indiewire,– is owned by Variety Media, LLC, a division of Penske Media Corporation.

About NAB

The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at


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