SMPTE17 will bring the latest in Broadcasting, Media and Entertainment

SMPTE17 will be held from Tuesday, 18 July, until Friday, 21 July

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) has announced that the SMPTE Australia Section’s Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE17) will return to Darling Harbour, bringing a conference program to a premiere exhibition space at the new International Convention Centre (ICC) in Sydney. During the event, which runs from Tuesday, 18 July through Friday, 21 July, attendees will enjoy opportunities for professional development, relationship-building and technical education. With a theme of ‘Embracing Connective Media’, SMPTE17 will feature a line-up of exhibitors and conference sessions.


“We’ve got a wide array of sessions and presenters who will provide educational, thought-provoking and even controversial perspectives on the trends and technologies driving our industry forward. We consider it the first day of the next 10 years of television,” states Paul Broderick, chair of the SMPTE Australia Section.


“A truly international conference, SMPTE17 will draw thought leaders from around the globe to provide insight into the future of media creation, delivery, display and consumption. I am particularly delighted to welcome Shadow Minister for Communications Michelle Rowland MP as our keynote speaker.”


The sessions slated for SMPTE17 will cover topics such as implementation of cloud and internet protocol (IP) technologies, working with ultra-high-definition (UHD) and high-dynamic-range (HDR) content, and vision and sound considerations for virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) production.


Several case studies will focus on delivering drama for extreme screen sizes, new approaches to remote sports production, and the use of IP technology to bring a ‘live cinema’ project to life. Bookings are now open for the conference. Attendees can select from a bundle of six sessions or the complete program — with discounts for members of SMPTE and its affiliates.


The conference will addressed to Broadcast and IT engineers, solutions architects, specifiers, project managers, technicians, producers, students, trainees, equipment suppliers and manufacturers — plus CTOs and CEOs in related industries.


According to the show organiser, Expertise Events Managing Director Gary Fitz-Roy, many of the organisations involved in broadcasting and content creation utilise SMPTE17 as a platform for launching new products and showcasing the latest technology: “Running every second year, the conference and exhibition really facilitate an amazing display of the latest technology that is on offer. It is always great to see such a positive and immediate reaction from event visitors.”


Further information about the exhibition is available at

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