Date: 27 June 2018, Wednesday
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Suntec Singapore, Level 6

Looking into the World of Radio – Present and Future
Radio is here to stay despite competition. While new technologies have actually helped radio to develop further and deliver its products over multiple platforms, innovation in content is the key to the future of radio
10:00am Registration
10:30am Chairman’s Welcome Address
Joan Warner, Chief Executive Officer, Commercial Radio Australia & Vice President, WorldDAB

Opening Keynote Address: Road Map of Radio Broadcasting

  • Look into the future trends and behaviours of listeners

Grant Cameron, Chief Executive Officer, Grant Broadcasters Media


Curating the Future of Music Streaming: Playlist Discovery and Generation

  • Music streaming services are popping up with each offering a varied amount of songs, features, and its own character.
  • Music discovery serves as a key tool to garner new and grow audiences, in return increase revenues and ratings.


  • Nic Shield, Executive Music Director 987FM, Mediacorp
  • Abraham Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Radio City

Joan Warner, Chief Executive Officer, Commercial Radio Australia & Vice President, WorldDAB


Looking Beyond Radio: How Can Radio Station Benefit From Evolving Platforms?
As of one of Australia’s largest commercial radio networks, Nova Entertainment has undergone significant transformation in recent years and delivered profit and revenue growth well ahead of its market. Key to this success has been the evolution of the company from a radio company to a multi-platform entertainment business.

  • How is the radio landscape changing with the emergence of digital platforms?
  • How can radio companies meet these challenges in a way that ensures business growth?
  • What are the opportunities for radio in the growing world of digital audio?
  • Key lessons for evolving radio to meet new non- radio competitors

The address will have a very commercial focus and cover examples of business strategies that have led to revenue and profit growth for Nova Entertainment.

Cathy O’Connor, Chief Executive Officer, Nova Entertainment


Retargeting Radio and Measuring Gen Z and Millennials
What can radio do to evolve to include the tastes and preferences of Gen Z and Millennials to continue to lead music discovery and audience impact for advertisers?

Aaron Pinto, Network Content Manager, Astro Radio

12.45pm Break & Exhibition Viewing

DAB+ Developments in APAC

  • What is the latest developments in DAB+ digital radio in the Asia Pacific and the rest of the world
  • Progress on DAB+ transmission and receiver equipment

Joan Warner, Chief Executive Officer, Commercial Radio Australia & Vice President, WorldDAB


The Evolving Technology of Radio Broadcasting
Broadcasting is a relevant and valuable technology for radio, and continues to develop new functionality that creates better experiences for listeners. What can you do to enhance your broadcast presence today?

Nick Piggott, Project Director, Radio DNS


Big Data: Audience and Data Insights

  • How can you use data journalism to enhance your listeners?
  • Is content really key in engaging your listeners?

Dr. Alexander Tarvenkorn, Senior Global Product Manager, GfK

3:45pm Chairman’s Wrap Up
4:00pm Exhibition Tour

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