Get Your KitPlus On - The KitPlus Show MediaCityUK 2019


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A record number exhibitors, ready to demonstrate leading products, services, and technologies from more than 100 brands – many for the first time - will be on hand at the ninth annual KitPlus Show Manchester, taking place at MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, on 5 November.

Recognising that people are increasingly less willing or able to travel long distances to shows, KitPlus takes their event to the regions, visiting major media hubs in the UK. The free-to-attend events host many of the top names in the business, including Avid, BlackMagic, Canon, JVC, Sony, Panasonic and many more plus leading seminars will also take place on the day, along with hands-on workstation training sessions.

In addition to having the opportunity to see new technologies unveiled at IBC, a highlight of this year’s show is a completely revamped seminar programme that will include exciting, contemporary insights from those at the business end of steaming, including YouTube sensation and the winner of the 2016 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards for UK Favourite Breakthrough Vlogger, Cherry Wallis who, with her technical director, will address and discuss the myths, business, and opportunities of YouTube. And Cherry should know. She currently has more than 500,000 YouTube subscribers…including wizards, witches, and Muggles (“non-magic” people for the uninitiated).

This much-anticipated panel session will be hosted by Alex Pettitt, a heralded “creative technologist” and the co-creator of many shows and channels. Also on the panel will be Matt Lees from “Shut Up & Sit Down” a US-based YouTube channel with more than 300,000 subscribers specialising in game news and reviews.

In another session Alex Pettitt will be interviewed about his work with “The Kick Off”, a live, weekly streaming roundtable of football enthusiasts, and how to create high quality content and marry it with engaging, bespoke social media strategies that maximise reach and brand awareness. The Kick Off, which features another YouTube phenom and superfan, “True Geordie”, recently had more than 35,000 concurrent views with a total of nearly a half-million views. That’s worth learning about.

KitPlus has always taken an active interest in inclusivity, and part of that means recruiting a sometimes neglected but crucial demographic of broadcast professionals. i.e., the next generation. Moderated by broadcast industry sage Dick Hobbs an esteemed panel of educators from the University of Salford, along with a former student, will discuss what they feel is the right approach to preparing the new wave of professionals, and, just as important, what challenges universities are facing to educate and equip the next generation.

There’s never been a more important time to fully understand what is being taught, what is being learnt, and specifically what skills are required for new jobs in the industry, particularly when the technology is changing so rapidly.

And not forgetting the new and exciting technologies that will be on show at KitPlus Manchester, Neil Thompson, an acknowledged Sony independent certified expert, will use what many are calling the potentially game-changing Sony VENICE and PXW-FX9 cameras to demonstrate the benefits, and identify the potential pitfalls of a full frame, 6K sensor world.

There’s lots to see and hear, but two of the major benefits of KitPlus Show Manchester is that it places the emphasis on quality time, and the exchange of quality information, both of which are far more readily available than during the crush of major trade shows. No one will be short-changing delegates or looking over their shoulder to make room for the next appointment.

Moreover, those who are not able to attend the major shows get an opportunity to see and discuss a great deal of what was there, and in many cases actually be the first to see and evaluate in detail the “real” products that previously were only talked about, but not seen.

And what better place for anyone in our industry to have those discussions than the heart of the bustling hub of MediaCityUK, sandwiched between ITV, BBC, University of Salford, and several hundred production companies. With the north being a hungry magnet for networkers, there’s no telling who’ll you’ll bump into with the next “big thing”, project, or job!

There is actually lots more happening at KitPlus Show Manchester, a free, easy, and highly informative event for seasoned professionals, and those who want to be. And, by the way, KitPlus Show London will return to London in 2020 at The Truman Brewery in the heart of Shoreditch on the 26th February.

But why wait until the snow flies when you have a guaranteed opportunity to see so much in early November? KitPlus Shows Manchester give visitors the opportunity to see the very latest in new kit without travelling far from their region in a friendly, relaxed environment, and it doesn’t cost a thing.


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