When: 20 June 2018
Where: London, UK
What is it?
HITS Europe Summit is an annual conference hosted by the Media and Entertainment Alliance Europe, focusing on current technical developments changing the way of creating, managing and distributing creative content. Participants are senior managers from the media and entertainment industry, including companies such as BBC, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures Entertainment or 20th Century Fox. The Hollywood IT Society (HITS) focuses on the impact of Information Technology on the entertainment industry.
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