Media Production Show 2017
The relatively new Media Production show returns for its second year at Olympia this week. Following on from a very successful launch last year, the show will attract individuals from all areas of media production: film, tv, commercials, music promos and documentaries to name but a few. The Show is brought together by Media Business Insight (MBI). They are ‘producers of leading multi-channel, subscription-based brands offering content and insight to the media industries’. And is hosted and organised by the publishers of market leading titles including Broadcast, KFTV, The Knowledge, Production Intelligence, Screen International and shots.
So what does the show offer for interested individuals and businesses looking to exhibit?
Media professionals are attracted to the show for a number of reasons. Main features of the 2 day show (the content of which is free) are seminars and workshops with high profile professionals from the industry and exhibitors sharing a host of information regarding new products, cutting edge technology and services across all sectors of the industry. Some of the key topics covered at the seminars and workshops are: production trends, content creation, the future of broadcasting and innovation in creative collaboration. There are also separate VIP events for senior decision makers in the industry. Networking opportunities are open to all at the sponsored bar and drinks receptions.
Some of the key speakers, to name only a very few, attending the event are Harry Williams, First Writer & Co-Producer of The Missing, One of Us and Fleabag; Tom Hugh-Jones, Series Producer of Planet Earth 2; Fatima Manji, Correspondent and Presenter at Channel 4 News and Bill Anderson, Director of Doctor Who, Mr Selfridge and The Mill.
So what about those coming to exhibit?
Many exhibitors are returning to the Media Production Show for their second year, following a successful visit last year which provided them with a number of opportunities for networking, increasing their brand awareness and product launches. Some of the exhibitors in 2017 include Altered Images, Avid, Canon, Film and TV Pro, Panasonic and Pinewood Studios – again, just to name a few.
It seems there is a wealth of information being offered at the show, at no cost to the media professional. In an industry where networking is everything and finding the right resources for your production is key, the show looks well worth a visit.