The Media Production & Technology Show and SMPTE UK Announce the Launch of the Media Technology Conference

Press Release: For Immediate Release

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., and LONDON, 12 December 2023The Media Production & Technology Show (MPTS), the UK’s largest event for the broadcast media, production and technology industry, and SMPTE®, the home of media professionals, technologists and engineers, have announced the launch of a new technology conference for broadcast leaders that will take place on 15-16 May 2024. The Media Technology Conference will bring together senior technology leaders and experts in the field of broadcasting and innovation for two days of networking and knowledge-sharing. This new conference will be co-produced by SMPTE and Media Business Insight (MBI) Ltd, publishers of market-leading publications and events.

At the heart of the event will be an expertly curated conference programme that will feature a mix of insightful keynote presentations, interactive panel discussions, hands-on workshops and technology business insights. Topics will include emerging technologies, AI in media, cloud for live production, IP workflows, virtual production, security, skills, sustainability, and many more. The conference will be free to attend, but spaces will be reserved for senior technology leaders only.

Charlotte Wheeler, MPTS event director, said, “The broadcast industry is at the forefront of technological innovation, whether that is in live sports broadcasting, the use of AI, remote production, virtual studios, post-production editing or sound remixing. As the UK’s largest industry trade show, we want to provide a platform to bring together the most senior technology professionals who are leading this change to explore the latest trends and innovations, as well as plan for the future. Partnering with SMPTE UK will ensure the programme focuses on the most cutting-edge technology topics and that the event attracts senior attendees from around the world.”

John Ellerton, chair of SMPTE UK, added, “The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is delighted to partner again with MBI for what promises to be a very exciting 2024 Media Technology Conference. We’re bringing the best of the global SMPTE community to London to share knowledge and insight with senior leaders in the UK and the European media industry. And by hosting this as part of MPTS 2024, this is certain to be the most successful SMPTE UK conference ever.”

The event will take place alongside the MPTS exhibition and content programme, which will continue to provide over 250 hours of exclusive and free-to-attend sessions across six theatres.

Registration for the event will launch at the beginning of January 2024. More information can be found at


About The Media Production & Technology Show
Launched in 2016, The Media Production & Technology Show has rapidly cemented its position as the UK’s largest and must-attend event for the media and broadcast industries. Originally focused on the creative side of content production, the event has now evolved to explore the technological innovations which power the enviable content production output in the UK today.

The interactive exhibition and extensive free seminar programme cover all aspects of broadcast content creation and technology, including pre-production, production, virtual production, post, distribution and audio, and brings together 10,000+ attendees from across the industry.

Whether you’re attending as a visitor or interested in showcasing your products in the exhibition, MPTS provides a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of discussions affecting the industry and build new connections.

MPTS is organised by Media Business Insight (MBI) Ltd, publishers of market-leading titles including Broadcast, Broadcast Sport, Broadcast Tech, KFTV, The Knowledge and Screen International. MBI is a GlobalData Company.

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About SMPTE®
SMPTE is the global society of media professionals, technologists, and engineers working in the digital entertainment industry. The Society fosters a diverse and engaged membership from both the technology and creative communities, delivering vast educational offerings, technical conferences, and exhibitions, the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, and access to a rich network of colleagues essential to their career success. As an internationally recognized standards organization, SMPTE also provides a vital technical framework of engineering standards and guidelines that allow the seamless creation, management, and delivery of media for art, entertainment, and education worldwide.

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