Margherita Taylor to host radio conference

Classic FM and Heart presenter Margherita Taylor will once again chair the annual half day RadioCentre Members’ Conference on July 3rd.

The event will take a look at radio’s future and its place in the digital economy and include a discussion on digital radio chaired by the BBC’s outgoing media correspondent, Torin Douglas – who you can hear in the latest edition of The Radio Today Programme.

radiocentreOther confirmed speakers include Ben Cooper, Controller of BBC Radio 1 and Bruce Daisley, UK Sales Director of Twitter UK.

Daisley worked at Emap (now Bauer) as Digital Sales Director and ran YouTube for Google prior to joining Twitter, so will draw on these experiences as he discusses how social media works with radio.

Cooper, whose focus at Radio 1 is to make sure it delivers high quality content that engages with young adults between 15-29, will talk about the challenges in reaching young audiences in the digital age. Douglas will chair a panel session on digital radio where we will also hear from DRUK Chief Executive, Ford Ennals.

RadioCentre’s Andrew Harrison will take a look forward to the industry’s forthcoming priorities, and during the conference members of the RadioCentre team will also give snapshots of key work undertaken throughout the year on their members’ behalf.

The Radio Hub Exhibition also makes a return to this year’s conference, showcasing industry initiatives and providing delegates with the opportunity to meet senior executives and exchange business development ideas.

Andrew Harrison, CEO of RadioCentre, said: “Again, we anticipate a truly engaging Members’ Conference and plan to deliver a compelling half day’s programme. This year’s conference will look particularly at how radio can lead, by building and embracing its digital future”

The conference will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday July 3, at the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza Hotel and is free to attend by anyone from a member station or company of RadioCentre.

Posted on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 1:36 pm by RadioToday

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