2 MAY 2024

Royal Television Society reveals RTS London Convention dates and line-up

The biennial event will take place on Tuesday 17th September and has secured high-profile speakers including Tim Davie (BBC), Alex Mahon (Channel 4), Carolyn McCall (ITV) and Ted Sarandos (Netflix).

2 MAY 2024

RTS London Convention 2024

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Royal Television Society (RTS), has announced its prestigious RTS London Convention 2024 will take place on Tuesday 17th September at Kings Place, London. The biennial event will be chaired by Netflix’s Anna Mallett, Vice President, Production, EMEA/UK, with Netflix coming on board as the Principal Sponsor.

For 2024, the Convention is titled The Next Episode: Keeping Our Creative Edge and will focus on how the UK can hold on to its creative brilliance, take full advantage of the opportunities of the future, and successfully navigate the challenges.

The initial line-up of high-profile industry leaders confirmed to speak at the Convention includes: Tim Davie, Director-General, BBC; Alex Mahon, CEO, Channel 4; Carolyn McCall, CEO, ITV; Amol Rajan, Journalist and Presenter, and Ted Sarandos, Co-CEO, Netflix. Richard Osman and Marina Hyde will also be joining with further industry heavyweights announced in the coming weeks.

Theresa Wise, CEO of the Royal Television Society, said: “As ever, identifying a pertinent theme, one that celebrates and also challenges the industry, is critical to our Convention. Thank you so much to Anna Mallett, our Chair for this tentpole in the industry calendar and to Netflix for being this year’s Principal Sponsor of the RTS London Convention 2024. We have already secured a number of industry luminaries who are set to be part of the discussions in September, and we are looking forward to announcing further speakers in the coming weeks.”

Anna Mallett, Vice President, Production, EMEA/UK said: "Netflix has been part of the UK’s creative community for over a decade now, and it's a real honour to be the first streamer to chair this year’s RTS Convention. The theme 'The Next Episode: Keeping Our Creative Edge', recognises that the UK’s renowned tradition of creative brilliance, quality craftsmanship and best in class productions are key to our long term success. We’re excited to convene the industry and debate how we take full advantage of the opportunities the future presents, and work together to face down its challenges.”