New Partnership for The Kia Oval and Metro Production Group

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The Kia Oval London and WPP’s Metro Production Group (MPG) have announced a strategic partnership for the delivery of event production services at the iconic cricket venue.

The Kia Oval has now signed a three-year partnership agreement with MPG which has more than 40 years’ experience of supplying event production and broadcast services. MPG supply creative event services to a wide variety of corporate and public sector clients underpinned by a substantial inventory of audio-visual equipment.

As well as hosting domestic and international cricket, the Kia Oval offers conference and event space for up to 1,000 delegates. Last year the venue opened the stunning new Galadari Stand which offers two large event spaces and a roof terrace with panoramic views of London.

The 175 Suite is the largest space in the new stand and can hold up to 750 people theatre style with floor to ceiling glass along the pitch facing walls. The new Duchy Suite can host up to 600 attendees. Both new spaces offer double height ceilings, access onto private terraces as well as direct access into the ground’s historic Victorian Pavilion for breakout spaces.

Emily Pritchard, Conference and Events Sales Manager, at The Kia Oval said, “We are looking forward to commencing a fantastic partnership with Metro Production Group that will further establish our venue as the leading iconic venue space in London.

The parties are excited about the partnership

“Our state-of-art facilities and sumptuous catering will be matched by high quality audio visual and innovative event design solutions, ensuring that organisers can deliver must attend event and exhibition experiences. There is an exciting future ahead with the launch of our new stand and we look forward to welcoming both existing and new clients to see our new facilities.”

Mary Metcalfe, MD at Metro Production Group, said “We are thrilled to have been selected as a new partner for The Kia Oval and excited to start delivering more in-person experiences alongside our broadcast and virtual offering.

“The spaces in the new Galadari Stand are amazing and offer a fantastic opportunity for hosting major conferences, exhibitions and dinners. With the quality of the event spaces at The Kia Oval, its central location, and with our creative and technical expertise, we believe that the overall event offering at The Kia Oval will prove popular with event organisers.”

About The Kia Oval

The Kia Oval, established in 1845, is the home of Surrey County Cricket Club and one of London’s leading international sports grounds.

Throughout the summer, The Kia Oval hosts England Test Matches and One Day Internationals, Surrey matches and Oval Invincibles games in The Hundred.

As well as this, the Club run a successful Conference and Events business, which generated over £6m of sales in 2019.

About Metro Production Group

Metro Production Group (MPG) are a creative technical production company. Based in London and Edinburgh, we have over 40 years’ experience in delivering large scale events across the globe and with a team of over 60 people focused on delivering the highest service possible. At MPG we manage all types of live event including large and small conferences, road shows, exhibitions & tradeshows, gala dinners, AGMs, investor relations, product launches, internal communications, sales conferences and consumer facing events.

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