Posted on 4th May 2024

MPTS 2024 Sustainability Series Schedule

albert is heading to the Media Production & Technology Show 2024, and we’re hosting a Sustainability Series of panel talks throughout. Below is the full schedule with panel information. The albert team is also on hand at stand E80 so do come and say hi during the show.

Make sure you’re registered for free entry and we’ll see you there!

May 15th

12:15 - 12:55: Sports - Collaboration, Content & Climate (Keynote Theatre)

Flooded pitches, athletes with heatstroke, lack of snow – sports are increasingly impacted by the changing climate. So, it’s not unsurprising that sports broadcasting is driving positive environmental change.  From technology to fan engagement – join us to learn about how the industry is attempting to shore up the future of sports.


  • Gavin Ramjaun (Chair), Presenter / Correspondent – BBC Sport, BBC News & CBS News
  • Chemmy Alcott, 4-time Winter Olympian & TV Presenter
  • Mary-Claire Gill, Production & Sustainability Consultant – Snapdragon Solutions
  • Fergus Garber, Head of Production – TNT Sports
  • David Garrido, Presenter & Sustainability Lead – Sky Sports News

14:20 - 14:55: Planning for 2030 - Steps to a Sustainable Supply Chain (Production Theatre)

With broadcasters and funders all intending to meet ambitious sustainability targets on and off screen, in this session we explore what this means for the supply chain. What are the steps that businesses should be taking to ensure that they’re prepared to meet the sustainable expectations of the future.


  • April Sotomayor (Chair), Head of Industry Sustainability – BAFTA albert
  • Zen Barry, BBC Sustainability Manager – Production
  • Phil Holdgate, Head of Production Sustainability – ITV Studios
  • Rachel Lyon Production Executive & Sustainability Lead – UKTV
  • Amelia Price, Co-Director – Sustainable Film

16:45 - 17:20: We've Got the Power - Understanding Greener Ways to Power Your Set (Broadcast Technology Theatre)

The power for your production needs to be reliable – but what if it can also be sustainable, quiet and clean? Come and learn about your options and how to calculate what you need with the new generation of generators.


  • Laurence Johnson
    (Chair), Sustainability Manager – Film London
  • Suzanne Dolan, Sustainability Manager – BBC Studios
  • Jung-Min Kim, Sustainability Data Analysis BAFTA albert
  • Mick Ledden, Business Development Director – Sunbelt Rentals
  • Peter Paul Van Voorst, Founder/CEO – Skoon Energy

16:30 - 18:00: Networking Drinks

Join us at the MPTS Press Office behind our stand for some friendly networking drinks where you can meet like-minded industry professionals.

May 16th

12:00 - 12:35: Virtual Production, Studios and a Sustainable Future (Production Theatre)

Join us to discuss the opportunities for Virtual Production to support sustainable futures and narratives. What role do studios have in supporting the transition, and how do we balance ethics, energy…


  • Steve Smith
    (Chair), Sustainability Consultant & Project Manager – BAFTA albert
  • Dr. Declan Keeney, Professor of Screen Technologies & Innovation at Ulster University & CEO at Studio Ulster
  • Sophie Owen Street, VP, Strategy & Business, Sky Studios Elstree
  • Jodi Nelson-Tabor, Head of Academy – Final Pixel

13:40 - 14:15: Cleaning Up Post Production Energy Use (Post Production Theatre)

Producing the finest content requires high levels of processing power and lots of energy. Explore the innovative technology minimising post production energy use, and with clients seeking to understand their impact, we look at how to calculate and apportion server usage and ways to minimise data without compromising on quality.


  • Dee Davison (Chair), Sustainability Consultant
  • Tom Balkwill, Founder & Managing Director – Dirty Looks
  • Robin Chowdhury, COO, Dupe VFX
  • Jay Patel, 3D Lead – Heata