Chinese conference sets keynotes

Namer, Pompadur to speak in Hangzhou

HONG KONG — Larry Namer, co-founder of E! Entertainment, and I. Martin Pompadur, chairman of News Corp. Europe, are to give keynote addresses to major Chinese broadcasters later this month in Hangzhou.

They will speak at First Intl. Media and Technology Conference (Oct. 22-25), a confab organized by China Radio and Television Assn., a government agency that reps more than 1,900 TV stations and hundreds of radio stations, and the State Assn. of Radio, Film and Television.

About 2,000 media execs are expected to attend.

Namer, who also founded Comspan Communications, a producer of live entertainment events in the former Soviet Union, now heads North American operations for Eurocinema, a North American channel dedicated to foreign films.

Prior to joining News Corp. in 1998 Pompadur was prexy of RP Media Management.

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