11-12 May 2022
London Olympia

The Media Production & technology Show

Media Production & Technology Show 2021 Announcement

 To all our Media Production & Technology Show Exhibitors, Sponsors and Partners

Like all live event organisers, we have been monitoring the progress of the vaccine roll out and the realistic prospects of delivering a large event attracting several thousand people at London’s Olympia in May of this year.

Having considered the government’s recent statement about the timeline for the roll out of the vaccine and the reopening of business and public events, it is clear that our plans to stage the Media Production & Technology Show in May of this year, cannot now go ahead.

Even in the best case scenario it is very unlikely that public events on the scale of our show, attracting several thousand people over two days, will be able to go ahead. Our customers and partners also cannot be expected to reasonably plan and invest in the event when it is likely that some form of social distancing and limitations on public gatherings will be in place for some time to come.

Sadly, this leaves us with no choice but to once again postpone our show and we have taken the decision to move it a full 12 months and reschedule into May 2022. This decision has been taken because of continued questions about the rest of this year for large scale events, availability of venues and other industry events currently booked into the latter part of this year.

The health and wellbeing of our exhibitors, visitors and staff is our utmost priority and we feel this is the best course of action for all. 

This has not been an easy decision, as when we postponed last year we believed that there would be no risk to an event in May 2021. But as everyone is all too aware the impact of the pandemic has been far greater, and lasted far longer, than anyone first expected.

The MPTS team are deeply disappointed that the show will not take place this year. We were so looking forward to seeing everyone and delivering another exciting event for the industry. We will share details on the 2022 event in due course, but also other opportunities we are working on for later this year within the broadcast, media & entertainment sectors and delivered by our brands.

We look forward to seeing everyone on 11-12th May 2022 back at Olympia in the National Hall and we are already planning for when the industry can get back together, as we all work to reconnect and rebuild.

In the meantime, thank you for your continued support and understanding and we look forward to seeing you at MPTS 2022.

Stay safe and well.


Charlotte Wheeler
Event Director

Exhibitors Include:



  • The speakers at the MPTS Connect Virtual Festival were great! So interesting to be able to hear from the sports broadcast teams, as well as individual shows like The Serpent and Bridgerton.
    MPTS Connect Virtual Festival Attendee
  • Exhibiting and speaking at MPTS was a very worthwhile investment for Blackbird. We made a lot of valuable contacts over the 2 days at what was a busy & well organised event for the UK’s media production industry
    Adrian Lambert
  • I think MPTS is a fantastic opportunity for film, television and online to all come together, ultimately we have so much to learn. We are increasingly needing to and should be producing television & stories that are truly engaging and interactive
    James Levelle
    Adventure Filmmaker
  • Our first show & it’s been a great experience, it surpassed our expectations. We got exposure to a receptive audience which has been incredible. The show worked really well for us & would love to do it again. A well-organised, brilliant experience!
    Bethan Wilkin
  • What I like about MPTS is that it covers everything from creative to very high-end technology. The benefits of attending are simple, it's THE annual event for the screen production industry in the UK and provides the opportunity to connect with people from across the production process
    Paul de Carvalho
  • Panasonic have supported MPTS since its inception, because we wanted to support a show that both considers the constant evolution of our industry and helps deliver new opportunities for our business. We consider MPTS to be a key show for the UK as it provides a platform that focuses on the technology advancements that impact the creative industries, and that is something we want to be a part of
    Nigel Wilkes