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WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017 EVENT SCHEDULE


Wednesday, May 3rd


8:00PM – 10:30PM
OPENING NIGHT VIP NETWORKING MIXER
HARD ROCK CAFÉ HOLLYWOOD


Thursday, May 4th


8:00AM – 6:00PM
REGISTRATION OPEN – WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017 CHECK-IN
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD)

8:00AM –8:55AM
NETWORKING BREAKFAST
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD)

8:55AM - 9:00AM
WELCOME ADDRESS
FEATURING: Sat Bisla - President & Founder, A&R Worldwide and Joel Denver – President, All Access Music Group

9:00AM – 9:05AM
RIA’S RISING STARS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

9:05AM – 10:30AM
OPENING KEYNOTE – "Global Audio, The Evolution And Next Phase -- Live, Digital, On Demand!"
Radio and audio continues to evolve with the expansion of digital, podcasting, events and more. The overall position of the medium is also expanding with the convergence of audio and mobile.  We are showcasing some of the industry's forefront innovators who are leading the charge and making positive impacts to evolve their businesses and drive the medium forward. This must-experience discussion will stimulate conversation throughout WWRS 2017 and well into the future.

10:40AM - 11:40AM
NIELSEN AUDIO PPM: THE CURRENCY – “Getting A Firm Grip On Ratings Reality”
There are many pressing concerns and some downright anger on the part of broadcasters toward Nielsen Audio PPM methodology – particularly sample size, accuracy and costs.  PPM data not only affects radio ratings, revenue and jobs, but a myriad of research, both transactional and on-going. The bottom line – everyone wants the data to be correct. WWRS 2017 will solicit the industry's input on PPM -- what's right, what's wrong, and how to make PPM data more usable.  That input will be presented in a ground breaking session where no softballs will be thrown.  Honesty and transparency are the expected results.
PRESENTED BY: RCS

11:45AM – 11:55AM   
IRON IMAGER 
The world famous event where the reigning champion, Sideshow “Sidey" Mike Andersen of Triple M in Sydney, Australia, will defend his title as "Iron Imager" against a world-class challenger. Contestants have one hour to take work parts and create an audio masterpiece. The winner will be announced during the Industry Awards Luncheon the following day. For more information, go to benztown.com/ironimager

12:00PM – 1:00PM  
FRED JACOBS TECHSURVEY 13
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.

1:00PM – 2:15PM
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT NETWORKING LUNCHEON 
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD) 

2:30PM – 3:20PM
PODCASTING - “Podcasting Is Becoming So Big And How Your Radio Station Can Benefit”
57 million Americans listen to podcasts each month, and smartphones are rapidly changing the way people receive their audio content, but it is estimated than less than 1% of podcast listening comes from commercial radio stations. Is radio missing the pivot to on-demand and how does it get there. This two-part session starts with Amplifi Media CEO Steve Goldstein laying out 7 critical things you need to know about podcasting followed by a discussion with leading radio executives making moves today to position their companies:

3:30PM – 4:10PM
BBC RADIO 1 & 1XTRA – "A Unique Insight From One of The World's Leading & Most Influential Radio Stations"
With over 30 million listeners in the UK alone, BBC Radio has been a global leader in the evolution of radio and has played a vital role in evolving "all aspects" of this medium. The British Broadcasting Corporation brands, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, play a key part in influencing the musical tastes, pop culture and lifestyle of its audience throughout the UK and around the world. As social media, streaming, visualization, experiential and overall engagement with radio continues to evolve, BBC Radio 1 leads the charge when it comes to delivering audio/visual content and experiences to the UK and beyond. Through its various platforms, Radio 1 continues to engage with audiences while articulating the current and future movements of music via its diversified eco-system and validating the future for all things radio and beyond. Our special BBC Radio keynote will unveil the future-cast of one of the world's most important torchbearers of "communication and engagement of sound!"

4:15PM – 4:30PM    
NUVOODOO KEYNOTE

4:45PM – 6:00PM
MUSIC & PROGRAMMING: THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SOUND - "Science Sounds Boring/Art Gets You Fired -- Creating Compelling Radio”
Radio is challenged by many alternatives today – yet it continues to drive massive audience behavior in music tastes, consumption and purchasing power. How does radio continue to be creative, compelling and memorable under the weight of short, repetitive playlists, large commercial loads and largely less-than-entertaining air-talent?

6:30PM – 8:00PM
WINE TASTING NETWORKING RECEPTION & HORS D'OEUVRES
W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD
(WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017 badge required to attend)


Friday, May 5TH


8:00AM – 4:00PM
REGISTRATION OPEN – WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017 CHECK-IN 
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD)

8:00AM – 9:00AM
NETWORKING BREAKFAST
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD)

9:15AM – 10:15AM
RADIO FUTURECAST – "Broadcast, Satellite, Digital, Mobile, Streaming, Podcasting, Social Media & The Dash"
You can’t be everywhere and be equally excellent on every digital and social platform. There’s a “hierarchy of attention” each brand needs to build; how much time to commit to each platform in order to be effective, and which ones we just have to walk away from. This panel of pros will help you identify where to place our limited resources (time, people and money), and create measurable impact on ratings and revenue.

10:30AM – 10:45AM
MINI-KEYNOTE – “The Driverless Future Is Now: How Radio Can Maximize the Changing Landscape Of Media Consumption in Autonomous Cars”
What will the car of the future – an autonomous car -- be like?  You sit back, relax and it takes you to your destination – no driver interaction needed.  How will that affect what the occupants choose for media?  Will radio still be king, or will video displace it?  Learn the answers at this special presentation.

11:00AM - 11:50AM
PRODUCTION & IMAGING SESSION – “PPM-Friendly And Wildly Creative! How Do You Do It?”
When PPM began to dumb down creativity, we created beige radio! Our panel of experts will show you how to put the color and creativity back into production and imaging without blowing off your audience.

12:05PM – 1:00PM
PLAYLIST GENERATION – “Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify, Station Apps & More – Curating Playlists For Millennial Consumption”

1:00PM – 2:30PM
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT "INDUSTRY AWARDS LUNCHEON" 
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD) 

2:45PM – 3:45PM
PLAY US YOUR HITS - "The Next Big Radio Hit" 
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.

4:00PM – 4:50PM 
LIVE RADIO – “Connecting The Dial With The Fan Experience – Radio Live Events & Unique Content Creation”

5:00PM – 6:00PM
AIR TALENT – “Your Brand Means Business:  How Today's Top Talent Turn Global Reach Into More Fans, More Money"
Your brand, your show, your reach was once only local.  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.

6:00PM – 8:00PM
WINE TASTING NETWORKING RECEPTION & HORS D'OEUVRES 
W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD
(WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017 badge required to attend)