Two-day event buoyed by an increase in visitors and a very positive response

The Media Production Show 2018 (MPS) wrapped up last week with a significant increase in attendance.

The two-day show, held at London’s Olympia on 12-13 June, saw an increase in visitors on both days, with 5,380 total visitor attendance.

MPS said the show received positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors for its content, diversity, business-friendly duration and central location.

New features at this year’s show included a major focus on audio, a hands-on Live Production experience and a Digital Disrupters theatre for visitors to learn more about the possibilities and practicalities of the latest innovative technologies.

A new Production Services Village also brought a wide range of international production service providers including location companies, studios and travel management companies.

A diverse range of speakers from leading organizations spoke at the show, including Netflix, ITV, World Productions, FOX, Channel 4, The National Trust, Technicolor, Immerse UK, Molinare and The Mill.

First-time exhibitors said they were impressed by both the number and the mix of visitors.

CueScript director Brian Larter, said: “This was our first time at MPS, and we have already signed up to come back in 2019. What I like about this show is the diversity of attendees including our own customers, new leads and students who are the next generation of this industry. We have also met users who work on the programmes using our products, which has been fantastic to gain valuable feedback for our ongoing R&D.”

Sharp marcomms and events marketing executive Thomas Gibson said: “MPS is our platform to launch our 8K camcorder and 8K display and give people the opportunity to experience 8K image precision. There has been incredible energy and positivity towards Sharp exhibiting at MPS. We are looking to come back next year.”

Regular attendees also enjoyed a good show. Panasonic brand specialist Caleb Manning said: “It’s been interesting and informative, and very valuable. The duration is perfect and the venue is great.”

Jigsaw24 media & entertainment business manager Zoe Job said: “The 2018 Media Production Show was the best yet for Jigsaw24. The atmosphere was something special – it felt like everyone was excited to be there. Charlotte and the team provided us with the perfect platform to launch our Via24 portfolio and connect with a huge variety of industry people.”

Media Production Show event director Charlotte Wheeler said: “Our events team lives and breathes the content creation industry throughout the year. We continually research technology trends and speak with industry leaders and creative professionals to ensure that the Media Production Show is informative and inspiring, to make it worthwhile for visitors and exhibitors to invest their time and money. We’re so pleased with the positive reception that the Media Production Show has enjoyed this year, with a huge increase in visitor numbers across the two days and encouraging feedback about the direction the show is taking. We’re already looking forward to MPS 2019.”