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16 May 2022

The Media Production & Technology Show welcomes record attendance of 8,000 at MPTS 2022

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The UK’s largest broadcast show saw its largest visitor numbers yet during its two days at Olympia London last week (11-12 May)

The Media Production & Technology Show (MPTS) welcomed its biggest audience yet, with 8,000 visitors coming through the doors of Olympia London during the two days of the event last week (11-12 May).

MPTS 2022 showcased 230 exhibitors and more than 130 live sessions, with 250 hours of free content across eight theatres. 330 speakers took part in the show.

MPTS acquired London industry trade show BVE in late 2019, and there then followed two years where the show wasn’t able to take place as a physical event due to Covid restrictions. During this time, MPTS focused on developing its tech sector footprint and is now the UK’s largest broadcast show bringing the creative and technical industries together.

As part of its drive to cater to a wider audience, this year’s show also added a Virtual Production Theatre, in partnership with Pixotope, to address the sizable increase in the use of VR/AR/MR in the last few years.

Another highlight was the Technology Theatre, in partnership with Ross Video and supported by SMPTE, that housed discussions covering 5G, AI/ML, cloud, future tech investment, and the Metaverse. There was also a dedicated Mojofest zone with a seminar programme developed specifically for mobile content creators.

Visitors were also able to visit interactive exhibitions and seminar programmes covering all aspects of broadcast, content creation and technology including audio, remote production, lighting, post-production, sports production and broadcasting, training, production and post-production.

Louis Theroux delivered the Headline Keynote Address, speaking about his extensive career in immersive documentary production. Other notable speakers who put the spotlight on diversity and inclusion in the industry included Ade Adepitan, Adam Deacon, John Partridge, Fenton Bailey and Kitty Scott-Claus.

Commenting on the show’s return after a two-year absence, Tom Crocker, business development manager – new workflows, Ross Video, said: “It’s the best show I’ve been to in London for a very long time – it feels completely normal. We’ve been able to have some really good conversations, and from a post-pandemic perspective, I think local trade shows like MPTS are really coming into their own.”

Rebecca Newton, senior communications manager, Blackmagic Design, added: “For us, this show is all about the customers. We had a lot of interest, particularly from those using the Resolve product, and our workshops generated a lot of interest. We were well represented across the spectrum of content seminars and had some great speakers who helped to tell our story.”

Bethany Lenehan, content services coordinator, and Hayley O’Tool, content services supervisor, both at ITV Content Services said the event was inspirational.

Michael Accardi, director, CueScript, added: “We expected a good show, but we didn’t expect that it would be this good. Everyone was serious about business, and it was fantastic to see people again.”

Charlotte Wheeler, event director, Media Production & Technology Show, said: “After a very long two years away, the team and I were delighted to welcome so many industry professionals through the doors of Olympia once again. The support that the show received from the community was outstanding and we feel that MPTS is now firmly marked in the industry event calendar moving forward. We had a phenomenal rebook into 2023 already, and we are absolutely thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive reception that this year’s edition has received. Bring on MPTS 2023.”

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Testimonials

  • MPTS allows us to meet a range of new customers who may not be aware of our streaming services and the value they could add to their projects. The show consistently helps us win new projects and expand our range of clients.
    Jake Ward
    Groovy Gecko
  • It's really buzzing and lots of vendors to engage with and it's really encouraging to see really diverse representation. So it’s really great to finally see the industry embracing and welcoming people from all of those backgrounds.
    Purminder Gandhu
    BBC R&D
  • MPTS is an important date in the calendar for us, this is THE only broadcast show in the UK that supports pro audio. It’s great to be back amongst our industry peers and we look forward to meeting customers old and new.
    Paul Mortimer
    emerging Ltd
  • The Media Production and Technology Show is a great event for connecting with the local media and entertainment community - from broadcast execs to heads of production and post facilities, right through to the hands-on crew and operators that rely on our media services and technology solutions. As longtime supporters of MPTS and regular exhibitors at the show, we've seen the event grow bigger and stronger each year.
    Jason Cowan
    Jigsaw24
  • Shows like this are so important for the TV industry, especially just after covid. Coming out of covid, it's so important to get out there, see everyone, make those connections and make magic happen, this is exactly what the television industry needs.
    Kitty Scott-Claus
    Drag Race UK almni
  • When it comes to seeing the latest technology and connecting with customers, MPTS is the most important UK trade event that HHB Communication takes part in. We are consistently blown away by the year-over-year growth of the event and the ability of the MBI to keep the show fresh and innovative
    Lexie Morgan
    Head of Marketing, HHB Communication
  • It's lovely to see everyone back in the same place after such a long absence. And there’s a real buzz to the event today, there’s a lot of people here, there’s really nice energy. It’s been a really difficult 2 years for a lot of us, out of adversity comes innovation.
    Dean Webster
    Ten66 Television
  • We get to showcase, network, collaborate, learn and experience so many aspects of this profession. We met some game-changing clients and contacts who have added significant long term value to our external operation. With the Technology sector integrated this year, we're excited to understand how that could broaden our reach even further...
    Bethan Wilkin
    ITV
  • For the industry, shows like this are so important because everyone is working on their own thing and working incredibly hard, sometimes you have to step back and take a look at what other people are doing, what the competition are doing and bounce off one and other. So to have a situation where you can meet other industry professionals and discuss some of the challenges that you’ve faced, I think it can only be a good thing.
    Alison Bender
    TV Presenter
  • As the industry comes back together for 2022, one-to-one relationships are more important than ever and The Media Production & Technology Show provides ELEMENTS with a great platform to meet with like-minded people in this specialist industry.
    Alistair Washbourn
    ELEMENTS
  • 2022 was the first time RED Digital Cinema exhibited at the Media Production and Technology Show at Olympia London. Following product developments that have enabled our cameras to be hugely impactful in different AV industries such as live broadcast/streaming, and LED wall virtual production, the show helped us connect with a new set of customers. We made a lot of new contacts and will certainly be back in 2023
    David Webb
    EMEA Director of Sales, RED Digital Cinema
  • It’s really great to be at the Media Production and Technology Show in 2022. The atmosphere is absolutely incredible, really pleased we’re partnering with the show again this year. It's really so exciting to be able to make connections again, meet people face to face and we’re really delighted to be back on the show floor having a fantastic time!
    Carrie Wootten
    Rise
  • In a normal calendar year, the value offering MPS offers with such a diverse and user end focus of visitors is invaluable. After the recent times we have all experienced, the overwhelming input we have received from productions and customers alike, our expectations are for an amazing show….
    Brian Larter
    CueScript
  • MPTS has always been an event which we enjoy being part of, giving us the opportunity to meet our current customers in one place and being introduced to new ones. This year is most exciting, due to us being able to see faces we haven’t seen in quite a while, and the first exhibition we will be at this year.
    Holly Rowsell
    Polar Graphics Ltd
  • Shows like The Media Production and Technology Show are so important for people to actually see the products, speak to the professionals and show them how they can use it within the industry for themselves, it's so good to be back.
    Barry Griffin
    Canon UK
  • It was very exciting to have such a group of interesting people who know their stuff, to just dive straight back in to the in-person conference. I’m really excited to be back, walking the floors, looking at all the cool interesting stuff and talking to some real media industry leaders.
    LJ Rich
    Presenter and Broadcaster
  • It's so well attended and it's so nice to be back here with everybody looking at all the new cool stuff, it's really good.
    Jet Omoshebi
    Goldcrest Post