Thank you to the speakers, panelists, attendees and sponsors who participated this year!
New this year was the Production Super Session, featuring Justin Dove, Staxx and Ron Tarrant! To enable as many participants as possible, registered members were able to participate in the session via live web-stream! This saved stations’ staff time out of the office and the travel expenses. The session was so well received that it has been viewed over and over again!
To recap, in the main room, opening speaker Duncan Stewart presented broadcast industry specific prediction topics from the current year and a sneak peak at the 2020 Deloitte TMT Predictions. Morning Keynote, Tom Goodwin, EVP, Head of Innovation, Zenith Media discussed the power of disruption and how the future is here for the taking. He provided a positive look at the new possibilities that technology offers. He also moderated the Generating Digital Revenue panel, looking at how broadcasters can generate revenue from new sources. The panel featured Philippe Kleim, Head of Digital Sales, Corus Entertainment; Matt Mise, Commerical Integration Director, Rogers Radio and Micheal O’Neil, VP, Programmatic Partnerships, Triton Digital.
The afternoon featured a Numeris Update by Anita Boyle Evans and Q&A moderated by Jeff Vidler. The animated and honest discussion about changes at Numeris was well received. Coaches JJ Johnston, Madelyn Hamilton and Paul Kaye shared how to Foster Engaged Effective Staff to improve workplace environment & productivity. Afternoon keynote, Mike McVay captivated the audience with his great storytelling, sharing mistakes he made and learned from while with Cumulus.
The sales session featured Moderator and host John Perras, President, Sales Fundamentals; Pat Bryson, Founder, Bryson Broadcasting International, reviewed the Client Needs Analysis; and closing this half-day program was the ever popular Ad Panel. The Ad Panel featured Teresa Coulter, OMD; Sonia Draper, Sleep Country; and Laurence Yap, Pfaff Group.