WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017 TO INSPIRE THE FUTURE OF THE GLOBAL BROADCAST INDUSTRY,RETURNS TO THE W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017 will kick off on WEDNESDAY, MAY 3RD with a special VIP Awards Luncheon to be followed by a fantastic Opening Reception event that same evening at the HARD ROCK HOLLYWOOD. During WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2016's kick-off party, DAYA, JACOB WHITESIDES AND SHAWN HOOK performed. The 2017 program will again aim to showcase even more global radio music stars!
And on THURSDAY, MAY 4th and FRIDAY, MAY 5th WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017 will have two full days of cutting edge meetings from thought leaders from the U.S. and around the world, with two exciting luncheons and two more evening cocktail parties followed by more live entertainment featuring some big name acts as well as the crème de la crème of emerging U.S. and international talent.
Over the last six years, the WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT has attracted hundreds of broadcasters, music executives and digital/social industry leaders from companies including: ABSOLUTE RADIO INTERNATIONAL (UK, AUSTRALIA), ARABIAN RADIO NETWORK (UAE), BBC RADIO (UK), BENZTOWN, BMG, BORRELL & ASSOCIATES
CBS, COCA-COLA, COX, CUMULUS, DELTA AIRLINES, DMR INTERACTIVE, EDISON RESEARCH, EMMIS, ENTERCOM, ESPN RADIO, FLUXFM (GERMANY), FORD MOTORS, GREATER MEDIA, HIT FM (CHINA),
VP of Programming Emmis & Program Director Power 106 Los Angeles
"In the USA alone radio reaches 293,839,000* listeners every week! That's 93% of all consumers in the USA! It's our job to entertain, inform, and help in the discovery of new music every time they turn the radio on...what an exciting and rewarding way to have a positive and lasting impact on our audiences!"
* Source: RADAR 105, June 2010 Copyright Arbitron (Monday-Sunday 24-Hour Weekly Cume Estimate)
Music Director, CMT
"There was a time and era when radio changed the world. As technology evolved and continues to rapidly develop, radio is still a major influence for music discovery, local news and information and personalities that entertain on a daily basis." .
Mike Walsh Deputy Programme Director/Head Of Music, Radio X (UK)
"Radio is still, by far, the most effective and emotive way of communicating passion for music."
Program Director, KEXX/Phoenix
"We all associate particular songs to key moments in life; no matter where we live or what language we speak. Radio has been and will continue to be the most effective medium of delivering those moments to the masses for FREE."
General Manager, George FM & Kiwi FM, New Zealand
"Making emotional connections through being personal, portable and reflecting life right now are as important as ever. Plus
radio has always been the great aggregator - this consumer offer is only becoming more valuable in our noisy, fragmented
world. But it needs to be delivered as part of an on-going conversation where listeners can feedback, influence and get the
bits they value when they want them. The future is bright."
Media Consultant (UK)
Radio as a medium cannot be buried or ignored it continues to influence all other mediums and reflect societies cultural state. Video did not kill the radio star, neither did podcasts or Mp3's, not even streaming or 'listen again' options have destroyed the 'LIVE' power of radio.
Presenters, Programmers and producers in radio are some of the most 'aware' people in the world.
They must be in touch with the heart beat of society, find the language and the songs that touch
and connect with everyday people.
The radio summit is essential to remind both individuals and corporate monsters that the human voice
is the most powerful medium and without listeners we don't have anyone to talk to. "