Not Only Are We Embracing Change, But Changing The Event Date.


In a move that shows great support for the industry, Expertise Events, organisers of the Media + Entertainment Tech Expo (METexpo), have announced today a significant adjustment to the event in response to stakeholder feedback.

The following information was released at the stakeholders update on Wednesday 27th and reinforces that this leading industry event, which has run for 30 years, has always understood the importance of a focus on not only the future, but on ensuring the cost effectiveness of the whole event.

Taking on board industry feedback post the November meeting, METexpo has announced it has changed its open days to 17th Wednesday – 19th Friday July, to avoid both the weekend accommodation rate increases and staff weekend rates for exhibitors. The show remains at a cost and time efficient three days, as both the traditional number of opening days for the event, and as initially requested for time efficiency by stakeholders.

The announcement of the change of dates also comes in conjunction with other affirmative activities which further re-enforces the direction of the event. As previously released, METexpo will run in conjunction with two conferences. The first being SMPTE, which will run over three days and has recently secured Mr. Michael Ebeid, Group Executive with Telstra Enterprise as a Keynote Speaker. The second being ACS, who have also tighten their programme and will be a “must-participate” for the sector as well.

Additional supporters of the event where also confirmed including Women In Film & Television (WIFT), an association committed to improving the status and representation of women working in film both on and off the screen, and The Studio, a not-for-profit organisation and incubator, supported by more than 20 local and global partners and sponsors, across technology, industry, business, education and government. SMPTE will also be sponsoring a Happy Hour directly on the show floor on the opening night, to support the networking and mixing of businesses as they catch up with old and new friends.


With this change in event dates, from Wednesday 17th July through to Friday 19th July, METexpo now aligns with the dates of the SMPTE Conference. Both events will be held at ICC Sydney in Darling Harbour.

News released: 29th March 2019