SMPTE Metexpo Australia One Week Away; Three-Day Conference To Dive Deep Into Tech

SMPTE’s Metexpo, held every two years and bringing together broadcast professionals from across Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific, is less than a week away. Set to be held March 5-7 at Royal Randwick in Sydney, the three-day event is packed with a full conference program covering the diversity of business and technology expertise and innovation, as well as more than 25 exhibits.

“We plan to have your favorite industry solutions and services providers as part of our event, along with several new participants to reflect the changing needs of content creation, cinema, broadcast, radio, and streaming,” says Paul Whybrow, chair, SMPTE, Australia, New Zealand, and South Pacific. “The local SMPTE board are so excited to be relaunching METexpo in March 2024. We are working with our new event organizer, Visabel, and Royal Randwick to create a SMPTE event we are confident our professional community will really enjoy. So join SMPTE for change.”

Noting that Australia is unique in having delivered a SMPTE show and conference that has been around for decades, SMPTE Global Executive Director David Grindle says, “We are delighted to be supporting METexpo as a new era begins. It is a focus to provide unique value for SMPTE members to get the most from the event.”

On the conference schedule:

Diversity in Technology: Insights and advice are offered by leading women in technology and those driving successful diversity across the industry.

The Third Floor: The world’s leading visualization studio joins direct from Los Angeles with a demo of the secrets of creating Avatar and Marvel blockbuster effects and more.

Hollywood LIVE: Groundbreaking LIVE session between Sydney and the Hollywood SMPTE section promises a lively panel of L.A. guests.

Next-Generation Professionals: The day is dedicated to sessions led by Tabcorp’s Doxia Brownlow and Zali Shepherd and bringing young professionals, students, and industry experts together for practical connections, career linkages, and insights into the 21st-century media professional.

Headline speakers at the event will be Grindle; sustainability educator Barbara Lange, principal/CEO, Kibo121; Animation Research founder Sir Ian Taylor, 2019 New Zealand Innovator of the year and Sports Emmy Award winner; NEP Director, Technology, Marc Segar; and Mark Zorn, senior manager, content protection and production security, Marvel.

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