Line-up announced for Salford conference
BBC Director of Radio Bob Shennan, Ofcom’s Sharon White, Culture Secretary Karen Bradley and The Archers editor Huw Kennair-Jones are lined-up for the 23rd Nations and Regions Media Conference.
Bob Shennan will be sharing his vision of BBC Radio in the 21st Century as he takes part in a keynote Q&A with 5 live’s Rachel Burden, whilst Sharon White and Karen Bradley will address the conference as keynote speakers.
The Archers editor Huw Kennair-Jones will take part in a session about the recent success of the BBC’s long-running radio soap. He’ll be joined by Jessica Dromgoole, who will explain how Radio 4’s epic four-year long World War One drama Home Front is produced.
Steve Titherington, senior Commissioning Editor at the BBC World Service will talk about fresh approaches to programme making, while comedy from Wales is celebrated as we meet the stars of the hit Radio Wales comedy The Unexplainers.
Organisers says this year’s event will have “Exciting radio sessions, a brand new Production Showcase and bookable Meet the Commissioners slots make this a great chance for people working outside London to connect – and for anyone London-based to explore opportunities and trends across the UK.”
The 23rd Nations and Regions Media Conference will take place from 6pm on Tuesday 28 March, with keynote speaker and networking, followed by the full day Conference on Wednesday 29 March 2017.