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

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., and LONDON, 12 December 2023 –  The 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. 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 4K and 8K broadcasting, IP-based workflows, emerging technology, AI in broadcasting, sustainability and much 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 tradeshow, 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 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. More information can be found at 


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