Michelle Rowland MP, the Shadow Minister for Communications and Federal Member for Greenway will give the keynote presentation at the upcoming SMPTE17 Conference. Staged by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Australia Section, the biennial Conference will be held at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Darling Harbour, Sydney from July 18 to 20. Attendees are expected from a broad range of roles across the broadcast, media and entertainment technology industries.

The Shadow Minister’s address will discuss current issues in the media and communications ecosystem, and the need for principles-based and evidence-informed policy for transition to the future, including:

Media Reform

Content Review

Community Television 

Spectrum Issues

Technology and Standards Evolution

Audio Description

National Broadband Network 


The keynote address for the SMPTE17 Conference takes place at 11.30am on Tuesday 18 July. Entry to the opening and keynote session is free, however intending attendees not registered for the rest of the Conference should email [email protected]   Bookings for the rest of the Conference can be made at http://smpte.com.au/2017/conference  Tickets are available for the full Conference, in bundles of six sessions, or for single sessions. Full session and presenter details are also available at the above web link.

The SMPTE17 Conference runs in conjunction with the SMPTE17 Exhibition, also held at the ICC, from 18 to 21 July and the SMPTE Gala Dinner at Dockside Darling Harbour on Wednesday 19 July. Bookings for the SMPTE Gala Dinner can be made at http://smpte.com.au/2017/gala-dinner-2017 

The Exhibition is Australia’s premier showcase of the latest technologies and services for the media and entertainment industries. Attendance at the Exhibition is free.

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