The Media Production and Technology Show 2022 takes place at Olympia London on 11-12 May


The Media Production and Technology Show 2022 has unveiled the first confirmed speakers in its free seminar programme, which takes place 11-12 May 2022 at Olympia London.

The seminars cover a wide range of subjects, including sustainability, virtual production and mental health, and feature more than 170 speakers across eight theatres. The seminars span keynote presentations, panel discussions and educational sessions.

Keynote Theatre

The Keynote Theatre presents a host of industry leaders sharing their knowledge and vision for the future. Speakers include BAFTA award winning actor, director, producer and writer, Adam Deacon; Daniel Nettleton, co-founder and creative director of Bandicoot TV, the producers behind The Masked Singer; and Ria Hebden, TV presenter and broadcaster.

Production and Lighting Theatre

Launched in 2019, the Production and Lighting Theatre proved a big hit with visitors wanting to learn about the best equipment and best practice for a variety of production genres. This year’s line-up features sessions around location filming, production budgeting, health and safety on set, new kit and tech reviews, and sustainability in production.

Audio Theatre

The Audio Theatre offers case studies, how-to sessions and product workshops featuring the latest equipment and techniques for projects, from documentaries to live events and feature films. Speakers include a keynote chat with Chris Burdon, re-recording mixer from Warner Bros. De Lane Lea, who will discuss, among other projects, the forthcoming Top Gun: Maverick. The line-up also includes TV and film composers including Nainita Desai, Benji Merrison and David Lowe. As well as the speaker sessions, the theatre features training sessions from industry associations, the IPS and AMPS.

Post Production Theatre

The Post Production Theatre examines the state of the post-production sector, both creatively and technologically. The seminar programme includes examples of recent work, product masterclasses and the latest post-production workflows. Visitors will have access to tailor-made training sessions from Blackmagic Design across both days and will hear from some of the UK senior leaders managing post-production. There will also be sessions including senior grading artists including Jet Omeshibi from Goldcrest Post and Paul Harrison from Residence Pictures. 

Broadcast Sport Theatre

The Broadcast Sport Theatre is a dedicated sports zone including sessions covering all aspects of sport production, distribution and tech innovation. It is being created in association with Broadcast Sport magazine.

Virtual Production Theatre, Technology Theatre and MojoFest

The Virtual Production Theatre focuses on the rise of virtual production in content creation with a special stage build from partners 80six and content sponsored by Pixotope. There will also be a new Technology Theatre sponsored by Ross Video plus the MojoFest area and seminar room.

Further details about MPTS 2022 and the speaker programme will be announced in the coming weeks.

Charlotte Wheeler, event director, MPTS, said: “The quality and range of our speaker programme has always been, and continues to be, a major factor in the success of MPTS. The team has been working hard to secure industry experts whose insights are a crucial part of the programme as well as speakers from smaller or growing sectors who are best placed to highlight new trends, technologies and ideas that will take the industry forward after what has been a very challenging two years for us all. This is our biggest programme yet, and we hope visitors enjoy all it has to offer.”

Registration for MPTS 2022 is now open at