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Through our signature Luncheon Roundtable, Meet a Mentor, Meet an Expert, Speed Pitching and 30 Minutes With... sessions, we make it easy to make the connections you need to propel your business, and bring you face to face with industry-leading executives.

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Advisory Board Members

Dirk Hoogstra

Chief Creative Officer
History

Dirk Hoogstra is Executive Vice President and General Manager of HISTORY® and H2™, a position he assumed in June 2013.  He previously served as Executive Vice President, Development and Programming, for HISTORY® and H2™.  Prior to that he served as Senior Vice President, Development and Programming for HISTORY since 2010. 

Hoogstra is responsible for the strategic planning, programming, marketing and brand development of the networks.  He continues to oversee the networks’ programming teams, and manages the development, creation and execution of all programming for HISTORY and H2.  Under his leadership, HISTORY is the #1 non-fiction/non-sports entertainment network among Adults 25-54, Adults 18-49, Men 25-54, Men 18-49 and Total Viewers. And, H2 is the #1 emerging non-sports ad-supported cable network in the US in fewer than 75 million homes.

Hoogstra played a pivotal role in launching HISTORY into the scripted programming genre with hits including Houdini, The Bible, Vikings, the network’s first scripted series, and Hatfields and McCoys, which shattered cable records when it premiered in 2012. He has overseen numerous hit series and specials on HISTORY, including American Pickers, Counting Cars, Mountain Men, Top Gear, Top Shot and The Men Who Built America.

The Summit is the definitive global market and conference for the business of unscripted entertainment, and a must attend event for content creators, distributors, agents, commissioners and multi-platform broadcasters of unscripted and factual entertainment programming.

Get unprecedented access to international decision-makers

We bring together creators, buyers and distributors of unscripted programming for two days of panels, pitching and networking.

Realscreen events provide unrivaled access to leaders in the international business of unscripted entertainment.

What They Are Saying

Fast-track your business

Glean practical insight into the business of unscripted entertainment from industry leaders -- the ones that are driving trends and change -- as they participate in lively debates, lead intimate breakout sessions and round table discussions.

Make the Connection

Through our signature Luncheon Roundtable, Meet a Mentor, Meet an Expert, Speed Pitching and 30 Minutes With... sessions, we make it easy to make the connections you need to propel your business, and bring you face to face with industry-leading executives.

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