RTS Headline Conferences

RTS Headline Conventions

The biggest names in the media converge for the biggest event of the year.

Events in television don't get much bigger than the RTS Cambridge Convention and the RTS London Convention. Held on alternate years, each event brings together the senior leaders and CEOs from the global TV industry for discussion and debate, setting the agenda for the future media year. 

 

RTS Cambridge Convention

Every two years the most recognisable faces, influential names and powerful voices of television converge for three days of stimulating talks, chaired by one of the UK's main broadcasters. 

Past speakers at the RTS Cambridge Convention have included Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, Deborah Turness, CEO of ITN, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, Gareth Southgate, Dame Melanie Dawes, CEO of Ofcom, Tim Davie, Director-General of the BBC, Alex Mahon, CEO of Channel 4, Carolyn McCall, Chief Executive of ITV, and David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery Communications.

The programme of talks is broken up with dinners and entertaining speeches at the iconic Great Hall of Kings College Cambridge. 

Two-time Cambridge Convention producer John Whiston said, "You can get pretty much anyone in the world to talk [at the RTS Cambridge Convention]. That is a pretty incredible power and I don't think anyone else in the world has that power."

Find out more about the previous RTS Cambridge Conventions below, including videos of the full sessions, reports, the convention schedule and themes, and the year's speakers.

RTS Cambridge Convention 2021:

RTS Cambridge Convention 2019:

Cambridge Convention 2017:

 

RTS London Convention

Taking place over one day in central London on alternate years, the RTS London Convention sees dozens of themed discussions and speeches from senior industry leaders and politicians. The event, held at Kings Place, has seen addresses from 21st Century Fox President Chase Carey, Discovery's JB Perrette, Netflix's Ted Sarandos, BBC Director General Tony Hall and Sky's Jeremy Darroch, among other senior decision makers.

In between lectures, panel discussions and Q&A sessions, attendees enjoy lunch and an enviable chance to mingle with some of the industry's most influential figures. 

Find out more about the previous RTS Cambridge Conventions below, including videos of the full sessions, reports, the convention schedule and themes, and the year's speakers.

RTS Digital Convention 2020:

RTS London Conference 2018: