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RAIN Summit Europe was hosted by Kurt Hanson and Brad Hill in London, at The Royal Institution, Monday November 9th. It was the 4th Annual RAIN Summit Europe.

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The 4th annual RAIN Summit Europe returns to London in 2015, after successful conferences in Berlin (2012), Brussels (2013), and London last year. Join broadcast radio execs, online audio entrepreneurs, sales professionals, and technology visionaries for a day-long event featuring panels, keynote speakers, special presentations, and networking.

Featured Speaker:

Rhys Hughes
Head of Programmes
BBC Radio1 & BBC Radio 1Xtra

A full day of powerful and informative sessions

AGENDA

9:00-9:25

 

Registration Check-in

 

 

9:25-9:30

 

Opening Remarks

Kurt Hanson and Brad Hill

 

 

9:30-10:00


Research

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Les Hollander (Global Head of Audio Monetization, Spotify)
will present a new pan-European study of consumer listening metrics.

10:00-10:40


Panel

Agency Perspectives on Audio Advertising


What do buying agencies of digital audio advertising want and expect in their campaigns? How have new technologies changed the demand side? This panel features agency executives discussing the streaming audio market in 2015 and beyond.
MODERATOR: Stuart Mays, Director of Commercial Strategy (Global, The Media & Entertainment Group) SPEAKERS: Jenny Smith, Head of Strategy and Planning (Maxus); Richard Shotton, Head of Insight (ZenithOptimedia); Nick Emmel, Managing Partner, Strategy (Mr President); Dominic Finney, Founder and Partner, (FaR Partnership)

10:40-10:50


Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha


Twenty slides, twenty seconds each: A lightning-quick presentation! Pierre Naggar (VP Programmatic Demand, Europe, AdsWizz) rises to the challenge.

10:50-11:05


Presentation

The Present and Future of Podcasting

with Ross Adams (UK Country Manager, Acast)

11:05-11:25


Networking Break

Meet other attendees

An opportunity to meet and mingle with industry leaders

11:25-11:30


Preview

Preview of Radiodays 2016

with Paula Cordeiro and James Cridland

11:30-12:00


Keynote

Keynote

Rhys Hughes (Head of Programmes, BBC Radio1 & BBC Radio1Xtra) and Ben Chapman (Head of Popular Music, BBC)

12:00-12:15


Presentation

Mastering the Digital Transformation

with Christian Schalt (Audio Content Strategist, Next Level Audio)

12:15-12:35


Fireside Chat

The Path Forward for Digital Audio

Fireside chat with Neal Schore (CEO Triton Digital ), interviewed by Ali Abhary (CEO, Karnaval)

12:35-12:50


Presentation

New Insights and Metrics Gained from Mobile

with Gadi Mazor (CEO, Nobex Technologies)

12:50-1:40


Lunch

Delicious catered food…

…and an opportunity to meet other attendees

1:40-1:50


Music

MERAKI

Live performance by the the up-and-coming electronica band

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1:50-2:05


Presentation

Audio Brand-Building in a Digital Market

with Calum Macaulay (Managing Director, talkSPORT)

2:05-2:35


Presentation

Case Studies of Successful Audio Campaigns

with Oliver Deane (Commercial Digital Director, Global, The Media & Entertainment Group)

2:35-2:50


Presentation

The Discipline of Innovation

with Chris Price (Director, New Slang Media)

2:50-3:30


Panel

Transforming Supply and Demand with New Ad Platforms

Audio advertisers are raising the bar for publishers with new expectations of data-smart inventory and impressions. Learn how new ad technologies, buying platforms, and trading desks are changing the game in the streaming audio marketplace.
MODERATOR: Neil Cowling, Creative Development Director (RadioWorks & DigitalAudioWorks) SPEAKERS: Gary Goodman, President, Europe (AdsWizz); Simon Gooch, Nordic Director (RadioPlay); Hossein Houssani, Global Head of Programmatic Solutions (Havas Media Group); Nicolas Bidon, Managing Director (Xaxis); Alexandre Saboundjian, CEO (Radionomy)

3:30-3:50


Networking  Break

Meet other attendees

An opportunity to meet and mingle with industry leaders

3:50-4:05


Research

Toward a More Harmonious Audio Ecosystem

with Russ Crupnick (Managing Partner, MusicWatch)

4:05-4:45


Panel

Reaching the Mobile Listener

Consumers want and expect to take their listening with them everywhere. Untethered audio presents a challenge for radio, matched by the opportunity to increase time spent listening in dayparts and environments activated by smartphones, digital dashboards, and other transformative platforms. This panel will discuss best practices of mobile distribution.
MODERATOR: Paula Cordeiro, Radio Scientist (Streaming Ideas) SPEAKERS: Michael Hill, Managing Director, (Radioplayer UK); Ruth Fitzsimons, Global Head of News & Content (audioBoom); Holger Weiss, Managing Director (AUPEO!); Shankar Meembat, Founder & CEO (Exaget)

4:45-5:00


Research

Insights from “Share of Ear” Surveys

with Larry Rosin (President, Edison Research)

5:00-5:30


Keynote

State of the Industry Address

with Kurt Hanson (CEO, AccuRadio)

5:30-6:30


Reception

RAIN Cocktail Reception

Online audio’s biggest and best party of the year

The RAIN Cocktail Reception

SPEAKERS

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Ali Abhary
Karnaval Media Group
CEO

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Ross Adams
Acast
UK Country Manager

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Nicolas Bidon
Xaxis
Managing Director

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Jeremy Bradley
WideOrbit
Strategic Client Director

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Ben Chapman
BBC
Head of Popular Music

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Paula Cordeiro
Radio Scientist
Portugal

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Neil Cowling
RadioWorks
Creative Development Director

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James Cridland
media.info
Managing Director

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Russ Crupnick
MusicWatch
Managing Partner

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Oliver Deane
Global Radio
Commercial Digital Director

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Nick Emmel
Mr President
Managing Partner

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Dominic Finney
FaR Partnership
Founder & Partner

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Ruth Fitzsimons
audioBoom
Global Head of News & Content

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Simon Gooch
Bauer Media Group
Nordic Director, RadioPlay

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Gary Goodman
AdsWizz
President, Europe

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Kurt Hanson
RAIN Enterprises/ AccuRadio
Founder

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Brad Hill
RAIN Enterprises
VP/ Managing Editor

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Michael Hill
UK Radioplayer
Managing Director

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Les Hollander
Spotify
Global Head of Audio Monetization

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Hossein Houssani
Havas Media Group
Global Head of Programmatic Solutions

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Calum Macauley
talkSPORT
Managing Director

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Stuart Mays
Global Radio
Director of Commercial Strategy

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Gadi Mazor
Nobex Technologies
President & CEO

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Shankar Meembat
Exaget
Founder & CEO

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Pierre Naggar
AdsWizz
VP Programmatic Demand, Europe

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Chris Price
New Slang Media
Director

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Larry Rosin
Edison Research
Co-Founder/President

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Alexandre Saboundjian
Radionomy
CEO

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Christian Schalt
Next Level Audio
Owner

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Neal Schore
Triton Digital
President & CEO

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Richard Shotton
ZenithOptimedia
Head of Insight

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Jenny Smith
Maxus
Head of Strategy & Planning

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Holger Weiss
Aupeo
CEO

This year’s RAIN Summit Europe will take place in London, England at The Royal Institution 21 Albemarle St.

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