NAB President & CEO Gordon H. Smith to deliver Keynote Address at InterBEE

2011.10.17 UP

For Immediate Release

October 14, 2011

Tokyo, Japan

NAB President & CEO
Gordon H. Smith to deliver Keynote Address at InterBEE

Gordon H. Smith, President & CEO of National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) which represents broadcasters in the United States will deliver the keynote address on Tuesday, November 16 at the 2011 InterBEE at Makuhari Messe in Japan, international broadcast equipment exhibition. NAB

In his speech, Mr. Smith, on behalf of American broadcasters, will address his support and respect to the Japanese people who were affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and to all broadcasters who bravely devote their work to delivering important news and emergency information to the world. He will also address the advancement of technologies that are influencing broadcasting.

NAB is a trade association based in Washington D.C. that represents more than 8700 radio and television broadcasters as its members. Smith leads the association's advocacy efforts to advance 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.

NAB also holds the annual NAB Show in April, the world's largest electronic media convention covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. With more than 90,000 attendees from 150 countries and more than 1,500 exhibiting companies, the NAB Show is a marketplace for digital media and entertainment and addresses the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways.

Smith joined the NAB as president and CEO in November 2009. Prior to joining NAB, he served as a two-term U.S. senator from Oregon where his role on the Commerce Committee and as chairman of a Senate High Tech Task Force helped foster his interest in new media and new technology issues.