RAIN Summit coming to Radio Alive 2017 conference

Staff Writer

Commercial Radio Australia today announced a partnership with US-based RAIN (Radio, Audio, Internet News) to bring the first RAIN Summit to Australia as part of the industry’s Radio Alive 2017 conference.

RAIN, which holds events for the radio and online audio industry across the US and UK/Europe, will implement a three-hour stream at Radio Alive 2017 featuring expert speakers exploring podcasting, streaming, and other aspects of digital audio.

Joan Warner, chief executive of CRA, said the partnership with RAIN would bring a greater international perspective to the event.

“RAIN is highly-regarded as a thought-leader in the broadcast, online, digital and interactive audio space and we’re excited to have them come on board with some great sessions and speakers at Radio Alive,” she said.

RAIN News President Brad Hill said: “We are privileged and thrilled to partner with Commercial Radio Australia at Radio Alive 2017. This extension of RAIN’s Summit series to Australia underlines the global scope of audio’s expanding role in people’s lives.”

Radio Alive 2017, the radio industry’s annual national conference, will be held in Melbourne on 13 October, followed by the Australian Commercial Radio Awards on 14 October.

Speakers at Radio Alive include two-time Walkley award winner and ABC News Breakfast presenter Virginia Trioli, who will host a Q&A-style panel discussion with guests Communications Minister, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield and ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie.

Speakers at RAIN Summit Australia within Radio Alive 2017 include Richard Palmer (Head of Digital at Macquarie Radio Network), Sharon Taylor (CEO of Omny Studio), and directors from Edison Research and Triton Digital.

More conference sessions and speakers will be announced shortly.

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