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WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2015 EVENT SCHEDULE

Wednesday, April 22nd


OPENING NIGHT VIP NETWORKING MIXER
THE BLOSSOM BALLROOM AT THE HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT HOTEL

7:00PM – 10:00PM
HOSTED BY: "Zach Sang & The Gang"
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY: Andy Grammer, Eden XO and Fifth Harmony


Thursday, April 23rd


8:00AM – 6:00PM
REGISTRATION OPEN – WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2015 CHECK-IN
THE ACADEMY ROOM ON THE MEZZANINE LEVEL (HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT)

8:00AM –8:55AM
FUTURI MEDIA COFFEE LOUNGE
THE ACADEMY ROOM (HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT)
PROUDLY SERVING:The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf TM

9:00AM - 9:05AM
WELCOME ADDRESS
FEATURING: Sat Bisla -President & Founder, A&R Worldwide and Joel Denver -President, AllAccess Music Group

9:05AM – 10:30AM
OPENING KEYNOTE – "The Future Of The Global Radio Community"
How is radio evolving? It's more portable and mobile than ever. Whether it's listening via the car, handsets, streaming platforms, traditional or digital eco-systems, radio continues to evolve in a multitude of ways. In addition, radio is amplifying its sound and DNA into a multitude of realms, be it audio, visual, live, social or other experiential territories. We'll bring together some of the world's foremost experts in research, content, and of course technology, to give you a driver's side view of where it's all headed and how you can prepare for your future in the new radio world order.
PRESENTED BY: Interscope/Geffen/A&M
MODERATED BY: Paul Jacobs -President, Jacapps/Vice President, Jacobs Media

PANELISTS:
Anthony Bay -CEO, RDIO
Ben Cooper -Controller, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra (UK)
David Taylor -Director/Connected Services, Panasonic
Jeff Smulyan -CEO, Emmis Communications
Neal Schore -President & CEO, Triton Digital
Tim Westergren -Founder, Pandora

10:45AM - 11:40AM
WHERE ART & COMMERCE MEET – "Turning Up Radio's Profitability Volume To 11"
RAB President & CEO Erica Farber is set to moderate a session identifying unique opportunities for programming and sales management to leverage radio's secret sauce – unique programming and on-air talent. She will bring in top names from radio management and programming to assess how both disciplines unlock revenue opportunities together.
PRESENTED BY: United Stations and Phantom Producer
MODERATED BY: Erica Farber -President & CEO, RAB

PANELISTS:
Chris Williams -Chief Product Officer, iHeartRadio
George Cook -Director/Operations, KKDA & KRNB (Dallas)
Michael Fitzpatrick -Content Director, 3MMM & Head of Triple M Network
Mike McVay -Sr. VP/Programming, Cumulus Media
Rick Cummings -President/Programming, Emmis Communications
Steve Smith -COO, Arabian Radio Network (United Arab Emirates)

11:45AM – 11:55AM
IRON IMAGER
The world famous event where the returning champion, Dan Kelly of WPLJ & WNSH (New York), will defend his title as "Iron Imager" against a world-class challenger. Participants have one hour to take work parts and create an audio masterpiece. The winner will be announced during the Industry Awards Luncheon.
PRESENTED BY:Benztown Media

12:00PM – 1:00PM
FRED JACOBS TECH SURVEY 11
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 will be a must-attend event.
PRESENTED BY: Columbia Records
FEATURING: Fred Jacobs - President, Jacobs Media

1:00PM – 2:15PM
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT NETWORKING LUNCHEON
THE BLOSSOM FOYER LOBBY (HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT)
PRESENTED BY: Premiere Networks
FEATURING: JohnJay & Rich - Syndicated Morning Show Stars
FEATURING A PERFORMANCE BY: Undiscovered Soul

2:30PM – 3:20PM
RADIO & PRODUCT BRAND BUILDING – "The Live Experience Local, State, National, International"
A discussion of the value of not just putting out a product, but of the importance of building a lasting brand. We'll review what leads to success in this important area - and what to avoid doing that will chip away at that brand from experts in radio, media and some iconic name brands.
PRESENTED BY: Hollywood Records
MODERATED BY: Rob Graham - Managing Director & CEO, EON Media Group & Executive Producer, Asia Pop 40 (Singapore)

PANELISTS:
Deon Levingston -Sr. VP/Market Manager, Emmis Communications/WBLS, WLIB-A & WQHT (New York)
Jeff Pollack -Chairman & CEO, Pollack Media Group
Joe Guzik -SVP/Promotion & Integrated Marketing, Red Bull Records
Tim Zunckel -Program Director, 5FM (South Africa)
Warren Kurtzman -President & COO, Coleman Insights

3:30PM – 4:10PM
BBC RADIO KEYNOTE
The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) is one of the world's most influential radio networks, who have pioneered the ability to interact with radio via audio, social, digital, mobile, live and other experiences in ways that most broadcasters around the world have yet to fully understand. Get a bird's eye view into the DNA of radio from a local, national and global perspective from two of radio's most influential and pioneering minds, exclusively at the Worldwide Radio Summit 2015.
PRESENTED BY: BBC Radio U.K.
FEATURING: Ben Cooper - Controller, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra and George Ergatoudis - Head of Music, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra

4:15PM – 4:30PM
2015 SURVEY RELEASE: RATINGS RESPONDERS IN AN EVER-CHANGING MARKETPLACE – "Where Are They Now And How Do We Find & Engage Them?"
NuVoodoo continues its relentless pursuit of learning the differences between the garden-variety research respondent and the special breed who'd enter the PPM panel, so that you can better target them with your programming, your promotions and your marketing. With over 2000 respondents collected from across all PPM markets in its latest study, NuVoodoo will share fresh insights. What benefits do they derive from radio? How big a threat are Pandora and other streaming platforms? Which marketing channels are most likely to connect with the PPM receptive? What types of contests are they most likely to enter? What contest prizes are most attractive to them? What do they think about radio's future – and what can we do about it?
PRESENTED BY:NuVooDoo
FEATURING: Carolyn Gilbert -President, NuVoodoo Media Services and Leigh Jacobs -EVP/Research Analysis, NuVoodoo Media Services

4:45PM – 5:45PM
MUSIC & PROGRAMMING: THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SOUND - "Programming The Intangibles"
Most agree that radio is a mix of art and science. For 2015 and beyond, is the science side of the equation as important as it once was? Given the abundance of choices at any audience's whim, does it really matter whether a programmer schedules song "A" in front of song "B?" Couldn't that time be better spent on developing relevant, creative curation of content? Sourcing and coaching new talent? Setting moods, generating surprises and providing life's soundtracks (all of the subjective qualities that separate radio from the algorithmic science that runs pure-plays…)? Are we researching the product to death? Is our quest for people-meter dominance impeding our ability to create engaging, unique and interactive radio stations? Our panel of programming experts will share their knowledge on these and other subjects in a no-holds-barred discussion.
PRESENTED BY: Republic Records
MODERATED BY: Marc Chase - Strategic Services & Marketing, iHeartMedia

PANELISTS:
Anil Machado -Chief Programming Officer, Radio One (India)
Greg Solk -Sr. VP/Programming, Hubbard Radio, LLC
John Dickey - EVP/Content & Programming, Cumulus Media
Manuel Sanguinetti -Program Director, Radio Doble Nueve (Peru)
Rob Cressman -Sr. VP/Programming, iHeartMedia (Indianapolis)

6:30PM – 9:00PM
COCKTAIL NETWORKING RECEPTION & HORS D'OEUVRES
THE BLOSSOM FOYER LOBBY (HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT)
HOSTED BY: The Mix Group
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY: Buffalo Sunn, Emii, Katéa and The Blue Van
(WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2015 badge required to attend)


Friday, April 24TH


8:00AM – 4:00PM
REGISTRATION OPEN – WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2015 CHECK-IN
THE ACADEMY ROOM ON THE MEZZANINE LEVEL (HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT)

8:00AM –8:45AM
FUTURI MEDIA COFFEE LOUNGE
THE ACADEMY ROOM (HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT)
PROUDLY SERVING:The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf TM

8:45AM – 9:25AM
MINI KEYNOTE "Shooters, Stalkers and Stick-Ups: Preparing Your Station For A Hometown Disaster"
Presidential assassins don't presell their plans, and neither do threats to the safety of your station, co-workers and listeners. Tom Hughes will share field-proven tactics that can save your life when your broadcast day becomes your worst day. Active shooter situations, stalkers, parking lot muggings and promotional events gone wrong WILL happen. The question is: are you ready? Prepare like your life depends on it…because it might. Get the basic facts at this fast-paced seminar.
PRESENTED BY: MultiBrand Media
FEATURING: Bill Pasha -President, MultiBrand Media and Tom Hughes -Sr. Consultant, Valoriant Safety

9:30AM – 10:15AM
RADIO FUTURECAST – "Broadcast, Satellite, Digital, Mobile, Streaming, Podcasting & The Dash"
Two things are true in radio – challenges abound from new competition and the industry's growth has slowed down in the traditional sense, but it's also expanded into so many new platforms. Some are making money, some are not. So how does radio compete, and what should its priorities be? This visionary panel will cut through the typical "talking points" and have a compelling, no-holds-barred discussion about the challenges and the opportunities that lie ahead.
PRESENTED BY: RCS
MODERATED BY: Norm Pattiz -CEO, PodcastOne

PANELISTS:
Andrew Jeffries -VP/Programming, iHeartMedia (Los Angeles)
Jon Miller -VP/Audience Insights, Nielsen
Philippe Generali -President, Mediamonitors/RCS/Mediabase
Russ Crupnick -Managing Partner, MusicWatch, Inc.

10:30AM – 10:45AM
MINI-KEYNOTE "Supercharging Your Super-Fans"
Super-Fans of every station, including the P1 panelists and diary keepers that drive your ratings success, spend 90% of their lives away from the radio. Engaging those who matter most off-air, not only increases how much they listen, but drive Super-Fans to amplify their favorite station and recruit new listeners. Join DMR/Interactive for insights and strategies on how your station can identify, engage and leverage Super-Fans.  
PRESENTED BY: Capitol Records
FEATURING: Andrew Curran -President & COO, DMR

11:00AM - 11:50AM
THE HITMAKERS – "The Minds That Move The Dial"
Before new music reaches the airwaves, it goes through a rigorous process of being written, recorded, rehearsed, marketed and promoted. There's an extensive process (including money, time and effort) to deliver the sound that not only moves the dial, but also keeps audience engaged to the radio or stream, and of course builds a myriad of benefits to radio, its audience and advertisers. We bring together a collection of top hit-makers and developers, along with "great radio ears," for an insight into what it takes to create and break the song that truly moves the dial and beyond!
PRESENTED BY: Glassnote Music
MODERATED BY: Ritch Esra -Publisher, The Music Business Registry

PANELISTS:
Lee Leipsner - EVP/Promotion, Columbia Records
Mio Vukovic -Head of A&R/Sr. VP Creative, Disney Music Group
Peter Gray – EVP/Promotion, Warner Bros. Records
Rod Phillips - Sr. VP Programming SE Region, iHeartMedia
Ron Perry -President, SONGS Music Publishing
Thomas Scherer -Executive VP Writers Services, BMG

12:05PM – 1:00PM
Social/Digital – "Life Is A Series Of 'Now' Moments"
Social media is more than using the News Feeds to tell people to listen to your station or buy a song. But in order to grow beyond posts, tweets, and snaps, there is a trust that must be earned. Trust before opportunities with social. This takes a real understanding of audience expectations as they toggle platforms. Hear from the brightest minds in digital experience and social engagement. They will walk you through how: Coming at content from the fan point of view is critical. We have more data and tools to understand the audience than we even realize. While content is important, often times our reply (or not) can be even more far-reaching. Success is not a solo process; fully involving the fans in everything we do builds trust.
PRESENTED BY: Warner Bros. Records
MODERATED BY: Lori Lewis - Digital & Social Media Strategist, Jacobs Media

PANELISTS:
Brian Thomas –Corporate PD, NASH-FM (New York)
Jeff Dauler -Co-Host & Executive Producer, "The Bert Show" (Nationally Syndicated Show)
Mona Rübsamen -Managing Partner/Program Director, FluxFM (Germany)
Tressie Lieberman -Sr. Director/Digital Marketing Platforms & Social Engagement, Taco Bell

1:00PM – 2:30PM
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT "INDUSTRY AWARDS LUNCHEON"
THE BLOSSOM FOYER LOBBY (HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT)
HOSTED BY: Zach Sang - Star of Westwood One's Nationally Syndicated, "Zach Sang And The Gang"
FEATURING A PERFORMANCE BY: Ingrid Michaelson

2:45PM – 3:45PM
PLAY US YOUR HITS - "The Next Big Radio Hit"
Attendees are geared up with the latest interactive, digital-dial from Pinnacle Media Worldwide. 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.
PRESENTED BY: SoundOut
MODERATED BY: Sat Bisla –President & Founder, A&R Worldwide

PANELISTS:
David Courtier-Dutton – CEO, SoundOut
George Ergatoudis -Head of Music, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra (U.K.)
Gillette -VP/Programming, Cumulus & PD, WRQX (Washington)
Kid Kelly -VP Programming/Pop, SiriusXM
Markus Kuehn -Managing Partner, FluxFM (Germany)
Maurice DeVoe -Corporate PD, Urban/Rhythmic, Cumulus Media
Randy Hawke -PD, WJJO (Madison, WI)

4:00PM – 4:50PM
THE UN OF RADIO – "United Nations - Unlimited Notions"
Phil Dowse Media has gathered the greatest radio minds from the four corners of the world outside the U.S. What's more, Phil has convinced them to share their thoughts, ideas, back stories and crystal ball moments. What makes them so great – how do they rule and how did they ascend their throne? Will one emerge the king of kings? Big accents, big egos, big broadcast – the best in the world from England, South Africa, Europe, Ireland and Australia share their success with the rest!
PRESENTED BY: Phil Dowse Media
MODERATED BY: Joel Denver -President, All Access Music Group'

PANELISTS:
Andrew Manderstam -Senior Foreign Advisor, Broadcasting Lagardere (Europe)
Ciaran Davis -CEO, Australian Radio Network (Australia)
Ian Walker -CEO/Managing Director, Jack FM (UK)
Omar Essack -Executive Director, Asst Group / CEO, Kagiso Media (South Africa)
Phil Dowse -CEO, Phil Dowse Media

5:00PM – 6:00PM
A TRUSTED FILTER – "Air Talent: Building Your Radio Community From Local To Global"
A trusted voice and respected filter is essential in most opinions. Radio personalities have been iconic both on and off the airwaves in the past. These days, personalities are not as prevalent on the dial, online or via other broadcast methods. Luckily, some personalities do exist and flourish via radio and a myriad of other platforms. They are the voice that guides and influences the tastes of millions locally, nationally, and in some cases, internationally. We bring together some of the most influential radio personalities in modern day pop culture, as they showcase how to captivate audiences and influence the market place. What is a great radio personality these days? Find out at what should be a very insightful and extremely entertaining panel from some of the world's top radio talent.
PRESENTED BY: Def Jam Records
MODERATED BY: Ellen K. - Morning Co-Host, KIIS-FM (Los Angeles)

PANELISTS:
Afentra -Morning Host, KRBZ
Bubba The Love Sponge -Syndicated Morning Show Host
Dom Lau -Host, Asia Pop 40
Fred & Angi -Morning Team, WKSC (Chicago)
Lazlo - PD/Afternoon Host, KRBZ
Sami Tenkanen -Content Director/DJ, Nelonen Media (Finland)

6:30PM – 8:00PM
WINE TASTING NETWORKING RECEPTION & HORS D'OEUVRES
THE BLOSSOM PATIO BY THE POOL (HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT)
HOSTED BY: ABC Networks
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY: Antonique Smith & CeCe Frey
(WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2015 badge required to attend)