MPTS Connect - Virtual Preview Festival
The Media Production & Technology Show (MPTS) has launched MPTS Connect Virtual Preview Festival, an opportunity to participate in a wide-ranging schedule of online events.
Taking place over 3 days from 23-25 February, the festival will feature a mixture of panel discussions, case studies and fireside chats from some of the biggest names and brands in the industry.
Using the virtual event platform Hopin, the festival will offer an interactive and engaging event experience. It gives you the chance to hear from leading industry speakers, contribute insight with interactive polls, meet members of your industry community via Event Chat and much more.
Speakers already confirmed include: screenwriters Sophie Petzal and Sarah-Louise Hawkins; Simon Hall, senior trainer, Blackmagic Design; George Panayiotou, business development director, Films at 59; Laurie Beaumont, head of graphics, MOOV; Laura Mansfield, creative director, Outline Productions; Danielle Lux, managing director, CPL Productions; Perry Swain, brand manager for Pro Audio, Source Distribution; Gaurav Harrish, Audio Solutions Specialist; Barry Griffin, B2B production segment manager professional photo & video solutions, Canon UK; David Parry, product marketing specialist, Canon UK; Jamie Allan, media, entertainment & broadcast bead, EMEA, NVIDIA; Mehdia Mehtal, channel marketing executive for Pro Video, Canon UK; Dan Carew-Jones, post-production consultant, Arrow International Media; Gordon Buchanan MBE, wildlife filmmaker; Alice Redman, senior media researcher, Broadcast; Sadie Groom, managing director, Bubble Agency; Jake Bickerton, editor, Broadcast Sport; Sebastian Cardwell, controller of digital channels, Channel 5;, Morwen Williams, head of UK operations, BBC news; David Newton, managing director of Potion Pictures; Inga Ruehl, executive director, production services & operations, Sky; Joe Phillips, lead designer, Potion Pictures; Darren Gosney, technical sales manager, Blackmagic Design.
The three-day event comprises various features and strands.
As well as gaining exclusive insights from the presentations and panel discussions, you will also be able to submit questions to the speakers during live sessions and participate in industry polls, providing real-time insights.
The festival gives you the chance to build your industry connections through the speed networking and chat functionality. Once you are logged into the event you will be able to see who else is attending and message directly to chat or arrange a meeting or, if you're feeling adventurous, be matched with someone randomly in the interactive chat room.
Find out about the latest tech and innovations the exhibitors have to offer by visiting their booth. Exhibitors will be showcasing their products and be available for live discussions and product demos. You can also message them directly to arrange post-event conversations.
MPTS event director Charlotte Wheeler said: "We're excited to launch the MPTS Virtual Preview Festival to provide the industry with an opportunity to engage, connect and learn during this unprecedented time.
“Our recent research has shown how much our community has missed being part of events and the benefits they offer, so we're delighted to be able to provide an exclusive event enabling further learning and networking in early 2021."
As well as gaining exclusive insights from the presentations and panel discussions, you will also be able to submit questions to the speakers during live sessions and participate in industry polls, providing real-time insights you won't find anywhere else.
For more information on the event and details on how to register, click here.
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