The second Radio Production in the North Conference entitled The Great Radio Renaissance will take place in Salford Quays, and features an impressive line-up.
Speakers include Radio 2 controller Bob Shennan, 5 live boss Adrian Van Klaveren and GMG Radio's north west MD Andy Carter.
It's organised by Made in Manchester Productions (MIM), NorthernNet and Northwest Vision and Media, and has been spearheaded by independent production companies in the sector including MIM, Smooth Operations and All Out who have come together to help organise and fund the event.
So far, Head of BBC North, Peter Salmon; Radio 2 Controller, Bob Shennan; Global Radio's Roger Cutsworth; Executive Director, Somethin' Else, Paul Bennun Shadow Minister for Culture, Ed Vaizey; Made in Manchester Creative Director, Ashley Byrne; MD of GMG North West, Andy Carter and 5 live Controller, Adrian Van Klaveren are confirmed to speak at the event, which will be hosted by former BBC North West Political Editor, Jim Hancock.
Conference founder and Made in Manchester Creative Director Ashley Byrne says: “Radio’s enjoying a huge renaissance at the moment with listening at an all time high. Radio production here in the North is key to that success. Media City UK opens up real opportunities for radio and the fact that so many of today’s UK radio movers and shakers are coming to this conference is proof in itself that the North will be playing an even more important role in the future.”
Head of Radio at Northwest Vision and Media, Lynn Kelly comments: “We know that radio is thriving, but we want to ensure that the North enjoys its very own radio renaissance. What’s unique about the conference is that participants will get to hear what industry experts have to say, but they’ll also be able to get up close and talk to them on a one-to-one basis.
“Northwest Vision and Media believes that radio has a strong future in the region and that’s why we have been instrumental in making this event happen over the last two years.”
It's all happening on March 23rd at the Imperial War Museum North, overlooking Media City UK at Salford Quays, Manchester. For more information and to book, click [link=http://go.radiotoday.co.uk/production]here[/link].