WWRS 2018’s Agenda Brings More Cutting Edge Thought Leaders To Share Their Knowledge With You!

WWRS 2018’s Agenda Brings More Cutting Edge Thought Leaders To Share Their Knowledge With You!

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The WWRS 2018 Agenda — Stuffed With Smart People

WWRS 2018 is the place to be — MAY 2, 3, and 4!  It’s shaping up fast into what will be our biggest event yet with the greatest opportunities to advance your career!  WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018 has more great names in management, programming, music and social/digital joining our speakers’ lineup everyday! 

Hundreds of your peers in Radio, Music, Social/Digital from across the US and around the globe will be gathering for the 8th Annual WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT at the W HOTEL/HOLLYWOOD, MAY 2nd, 3rd, 4th for WWRS 2018, presented by ALL ACCESS and A&R WORLDWIDE.  

Early-Bird Registrations are open. Save 15% when you book five or more from the same station/cluster or companyBook discounted rooms at the W HOTEL/HOLLYWOOD here, and save up to 10% when you fly DELTA.  Just use Travel Code NMQQE.

Lock In Your Plans To Attend WWRS 2018, Now!

Make your plans now, to attend the most anticipated annual radio, music, social/digital conference – WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018, all designed to keep radio moving forward.

See the growing WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018 Agenda, here!

Register for WWRS 2018 here!

Reserve a discounted room at the W HOTEL/HOLLYWOOD, here!

Fly DELTA and save up to 10% with Travel Code NMQQE.

We’ve already got some excellent thought leaders confirmed! More moderators, panelists and details will be announced, soon

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2nd

8:00 – 10:30p — Opening Night VIP Networking Mixer at the HARD ROCK CAFÉ/HOLLYWOOD with free drinks, food and live music!

THURSDAY, MAY 3rd  

8:00a – 6:00p Registration Is Open!
Free coffee and snacks all day.

8:55a – 9:00a
Welcome Address: JOEL DENVER, Pres./Publisher, ALL ACCESS and SAT BISLA – Pres./Founder, A&R WORLDWIDE 

9:00a – 9:05a
RIA’S RISING STARS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
Presented By: JOEL DENVER, SAT BISLA and ANDREW CURRAN, Pres./COO, DMR/INTERACTIVE  

9:05a – 10:30a
OPENING KEYNOTE – “Retargeting Radio For Gen Zs And Millennials! What’s In Your Toolbox?” 
Moderated By: DANIEL ANSTANDIG – Pres./CEO, FUTURI MEDIA 
Panelists so far:
BEN COOPER, Controller, BBC RADIO 1 & BBC ASIAN NETWORK
DARREN DAVIS, President, iHEARTMEDIA NETWORKS GROUP
TIM CLARKE, Sr. Dir./Digital Audience, COX MEDIA GROUP

While NIELSEN AUDIO RATINGS show that radio still has a lot of youth listening, what can radio do to evolve to include the tastes and preferences of Gen Z and Millennials to continue its leadership role in music discovery and audience impact for advertisers – for our future 25-54 audience?  A team of 2018’s most influential leaders in broadcasting will candidly discuss targeting, appealing to and cultivating Millennial and Gen Z audiences across multiple platforms using digital, social, and mobile to propagate content.  

We’ll also tackle the mining of Real-Time Data, exploring what the ideal GM, PD (Brand Mgr), Sales Mgr. of today and the future look like, aligning your company’s culture for this new generation of broadcasters, and competing with DIY platforms and other media to maintain and drive share of the client’s overall marketing budget to your stations.

10:40a – 11:40a 
“NIELSEN AUDIO — Measuring Gen Z And Millennials And What Makes Them Tick”
The future of radio will be defined by how well it accommodates the lifestyles and entertainment needs of Gen Z and Millennials during the next several years … what can Nielsen bring to the table to partner with radio to meet these needs in terms of ratings currency and data? And, what is radio doing to help itself?
Moderated By: ANDREW JEFFRIES, EVP/Programming, iHEARTMEDIA/LOS ANGELES 

Panelists so far:
ANDREW CURRAN, President, DMR-INTERACTIVE
JON MILLER, VP/Audience Insights, NIELSEN AUDIO
MYRON FEARS, OM/PD KPRS & KPRT-A/KANSAS CITY

11:45a – 11:55a   
BENZTOWN’s IRON IMAGER COMPETITION

BRAD LEASK, Network Imaging Producer, NOVA Entertainment, Melbourne, Australia takes on a new challenger

12noon – 1:00p
JACOBS MEDIA’s TECHSURVEY 2018

Featuring: FRED JACOBS – Pres./& Founder, JACOBS MEDIA 

The largest radio survey of all major formats and the results of their listeners’ habits concerning preferences in broadcast, digital, device and more. What are their likes/turn-offs? What makes them interact with radio on social media? What are the rising and falling platforms? And most importantly, what actions does radio need to take in order to keep a winning edge with listeners in a world full of noise? This, as always, is a must-attend event.

1:00p – 2:15p 
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT NETWORKING LUNCHEON 
Presented By: PREMIERE NETWORKS

2:30p – 3:20p
THE FUTURE OF EVERYTHING: How Your Radio Station Can Benefit From These Evolving Platforms!

Moderated By: PERRY MICHAEL SIMON – ALL ACCESS N/T/S & Podcasting Editor  

The future of our business is in podcasting.  Unless it’s streaming.  Or maybe it’s video.  You’ll have to subscribe, unless you won’t.  And you’ll get it all on your phone, unless it’s on your “smart speaker,” or in your car.  Wait… what IS the future going to be for the radio and music businesses?  What will we have to do to survive and prosper as the current business models become antiquated?  Our panel of forward-thinkers will help you see into the future, and help you steer your career and your company through the technological developments that are already changing how your audience is consuming content.

3:30p–4:10p
FIRESIDE CHAT

A compelling one-on-one conversation with an industry leader, moderated by JOEL DENVER

4:15p–4:30p    
Mini-Keynote: NUVOODOO

Presented By: NUVOODOO 
Featuring: CAROLYN GILBERT,
President, NUVOODOO and LEIGH JACOBS, EVP/Perceptual Research, NUVOODOO

4:45p – 6:00p 
MUSIC & PROGRAMMING: THE ART & SCIENCE BEHIND THE SOUND – “Music Programming — Consumption Vs Traditional Metrics”

Moderated by: MIKE McVAY, EVP/Programming, CUMULUS MEDIA

Panelists:
CHRIS PRICE, Head of Music, BBC RADIO 1 & 1XTRA
JIMMY STEAL, VP/Programming MERUELO MEDIA
JON ZELLNER, EVP/Programming, iHEARTMEDIA  
MICHAEL SAUNDERS
, PD KQBT/HOUSTON, Urban Brand Coordinator
SCOTT MAHALICK, EVP/Content, ALPHA MEDIA 

Are Radio’s problems self-inflicted? Radio is challenged by many alternatives today – yet it continues to drive massive audience behavior in music tastes, engagement, consumption and purchasing power. How does radio take all of this massive data from consumption of on-demand audio/video versus traditional metrics to continue to be creative, compelling and memorable with short, repetitive playlists, large commercial loads and air-talent that’s been dumbed down?

6:00p – 8:00p
COCKTAIL RECEPTION & HORS D’OEUVRES

At THE LOFT at the top of W HOTEL/Hollywood
Free food, cocktails, and live music!
(WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018 badge required to attend)

FRIDAY, MAY 4th

8:00a – 4:00p Registration Is Open!
Free coffee and snacks all day.

9:00a – 10:00a
RADIO FUTURECAST – “Great Brands Do What Others Simply Won’t Or Cannot Do” 

Moderated By:  LORI LEWIS, CUMULUS and WESTWOOD ONE VP/Social and MERGE author 

Panelists so far: 
CAT THOMAS
, VP/Contemporary Music/Cumulus Media
LESLIE FRAM, SVP/Music Strategy & Talent, CMT 

“There’s no time” is often what’s heard when someone is asked to utilize other platforms like mobile, social media, podcasting, etc…to elevate reach and awareness for our brands. Yet there are other brands that seamlessly find the time.  It’s a new day in marketing and a new day requires a new mind set. Hear from industry leaders on how they’ve retooled their team (and their time) to resonate in the hearts (and the mobile hands) of the fans.

10:15a – 10:45a 
MINI-KEYNOTE: “Getting Radio On Message”

Presented By: DMR Interactive
Featuring:  ANDREW CURRAN, President, DMR-INTERACTIVE

10:50a – 11:00a
BENZTOWN Iron Imager Award Presentation  

11:00a – 12:05p
PRODUCTION & IMAGING SESSION: “Radio’s Branding Blueprint. The Glue Between Your Programming Elements – Let’s Get Sticky”

Moderated By: KELLY DOHERTY, iHEARTMEDIA VP/Imaging 
Voiceover Panelists so far: 
HOWARD COGAN
(voice Of Jack-FM)
RACHEL McGRATH (legendary voiceover artist)
RANDY THOMAS (legendary voiceover artist)

Imaging/Production Panelists so far: 

ADAM BURGESS, CEO., IMAGING BLUEPRINT/CONTRABAND MEDIA
ANDREW SMOOTH, Imaging Dir., KPWR/LOS ANGELES 
DOM NERO
, Imaging Dir., WQHT/NEW YORK
JOE KELLY, Exec. Producer, AVIDELI/PHOENIX

They’re the most aired elements on your radio station. Every hour. 24/7. The sound that gives a radio station its brand and personality: IMAGING. In the first of its kind two-part panel, we welcome the best of the best in voiceovers and imaging. Why is their simpatico creativity so important to successful radio?  We’ll find out as voiceover and imaging come together to share their blueprint on effective radio branding.

12:10p – 1:00p 
PLAYLIST GENERATION – “Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, Station Apps & More – Curating Playlists For Millennial Consumption” 

Panelists so far:
KID KELLY, VP Pop/PD HITS1/VENUS, SIRIUSXM
MICHAEL STEELE, Dir./Playlist Programming & Development, WARNER MUSIC GROUP
MIKE FINK, Sr. Dir./Artist & Label Relations, PANDORA

Streaming platforms are continuing to tap leading radio executives as they build out their programming teams. The concept of curation has not changed, even as generational groups have been inundated with new ways of consuming content. Who best to lead the curation of the new breed of ‘playlist’ than the radio minds that have proven track records on programming content that captures and maintains the attention of its listeners of all ages. This panel, featuring executives from leading global streaming outlets and radio companies, will dig into the evolution of the playlist, the platforms and the consumer.

1:00p– 2:30p
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT “INDUSTRY AWARDS LUNCHEON” 

2:45p – 3:45p 
PLAY US YOUR HITS – “The Next Big Playlist Hit” 

Presented By: SoundOut
Moderated By: SAT BISLA – President & Founder, A&R Worldwide 

Panelists so far:
DAVID NATHAN, Nat’l Promotion, BMG RECORDS
DJ FELLI FEL, KPWR (POWER 106)/LOS ANGELES
JILL WEINDORF, SVP Promotion, CONCORD MUSIC GROUP
ROB ROBERTS, VP/Hot AC Programming, CUMULUS MEDIA

Attendees are geared up with the latest interactive, digital-dial from Strategic Solutions Research, Inc. As an audience member, you’ll use the wireless smart-dial to tell us how you “feel” about the new songs presented. After the audience hears the songs and gives us their emotional responses, we’ll take a look on the big screen, at how the group feels about each song and compare them to the panel’s opinions. We’ll even compare the opinions of Radio people to Label people as well as with research from SoundOut, who will prepare data drawn from their technology for gauging the radio-friendliness of a song. It’s a fun, interactive, and a very visual way to see how in sync your opinions are with our panels.

3:55p – 4:50p 
MUSIC DISCOVERY & BEYOND – “What’s The Alternative And How To Succeed With Audience, Ratings And Revenue?”

Music discovery has become a global positioning statement for terrestrial, satellite, digital and streaming services. Playing and introducing new music was considered a risky proposition several years ago. However, it’s now been proven to be a key tool in attracting new audiences, especially the future of radio consumers – The Millennials. Our panelists share their insight and experience on new music discovery, whilst growing audience, revenue and ratings along the way.

5:00p – 6:00p 
AIR TALENT – “How Do Radio’s Finest Talent Resonate With Their Audience”

Moderated By: ORLANDO DAVIS, PD/Mornings WLLD/TAMPA, FL

Radio talent is the game changer and a defining difference between personalized radio and any of a number of streaming services.  With technology, podcasting, syndication and more, it’s just as easy now to have fans down the block as it is to have them on the other side of the planet. How does one’s show evolve to invite more to the party given the fractured world of easy entertainment in this disposable society? Come hear from some of today’s radio superstars on what they’ve done both in content and how they approach the business of radio to make their shows more accessible to more fans so they all make more money.

6:00p – 8:00p
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018 NETWORKING COCKTAIL PARTY
At THE LOFT at the top of W HOTEL/HOLLYWOOD
Free food, cocktails, and live music!
(WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018 badge required to attend)

Here’s a fast-paced look at the excitement that took place at WWRS 2017! 

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Lock In Your Plans To Attend WWRS 2018, Now!

See the growing WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018 Agenda, here!

Register for WWRS 2018 here!

Reserve a discounted room at the W HOTEL/HOLLYWOOD, here!

Fly DELTA and save up to 10% with Travel Code NMQQE.

Here’s a fast-paced look at the excitement that took place at WWRS 2017! 

We look forward to seeing you at WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2018!

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