WorldDAB General Assembly 2015 & International Digital Radio Symposium - A vision for the future of radio
Date: 3rd - 4th November 2015
Location: London, United Kingdom
The WorldDAB General Assembly will take place 3 - 4 November in central London, bringing together experts and stakeholders from the international digital radio broadcasting industry.
The event will feature presentations covering all aspects of the continued growth of DAB/DAB+ digital radio across Europe, Asia Pacific and beyond. This event offers a unique opportunity to learn about the latest developments, discuss current issues and gain a better understanding of the market.
Keynote speakers confirmed at this year’s event include Ed Vaizey, UK Minister for Culture, Communications & the Creative Industries and Dee Ford, Group Managing Director Radio, Bauer Media, as well as experts from Ofcom UK, UK Radioplayer, GfK, Commercial Radio Australia, several European broadcasters, auto manufacturers and aftermarket solution providers.
Delegates also have opportunity to network and arrange meetings as well as explore the exhibition area where organisations across the broadcasting industry will be showcasing their products and services.
WorldDAB General Assembly 2015 and International Digital Radio Symposium
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The General Assembly will be held at the Cavendish Conference Centre, a modern, purpose built meeting venue located in the heart of Central London and near to BBC Broadcasting House.
A few minutes walk from Oxford Circus station. This venue has been designed and built with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment and bright, spacious and modern facilities. Delegates will also receive free Wi-Fi and refreshments throughout the duration of the event.
Cavendish Conference Centre
22 Duchess Mews
London W1G 9DT
Nearest stations: Oxford Circus, Regents Park, Great Portland Street
WorldDAB General Assembly 2015
International Digital Radio Symposium - A vision for the future of radio
Keynote speakers at this year’s event include Ed Vaizey, UK Minister for Culture, Communications & the Creative Industries, Willi Steul, President (Intendant, Director General), Deutschlandradio, Ford Ennals, CEO, Digital Radio UK, Dorothee Bär, Parliamentary State Secretary, MdB, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and Dee Ford, Group Managing Director Radio, Bauer Media, as well as experts from Ofcom UK, UK Radioplayer, GfK, Commercial Radio Australia, several European broadcasters, auto manufacturers and aftermarket solution providers.
The General Assembly takes place during a busy conference season in London. We strongly advise you plan your travel and accommodation as early as possible.
There are a number of hotels near and around the General Assembly's location. Below are two recommendations:
St Giles Hotel
Located in the West End, St Giles Hotel is near Tottenham Court Road Station, and both Covent Garden and Oxford Street shops.
The hotel is a 20 minute walk or a 10 minute underground journey to the General Assembly venue.
Bedford Avenue, London, WC1B 3HG
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7300 3032/3033
Premier Inn Euston
Conveniently located in central London, the Premier Inn London Euston is just a 5 minute walk from Euston Underground Station which has links to Kings Cross St. Pancras International Train Station and the Eurostar Train service. Every room provides a private bathroom, TV and work desk.
The hotel is a 20 minute walk or a 15 minute journey by public transport to the General Assembly venue.
1 Dukes Road, London, WC1H 9PJ
Tel: +44 (0) 871 527 8656
This year WorldDAB will host networking drinks and the dinner at The Hallam, a Grade II listed building located in Marylebone.
The dinner provides an opportunity for event attendees to meet and network in a relaxed and informal environment.
Address: 44 Hallam Street, Lodon W1W 6JJ
Gala dinner now full Due to the popularity of this dinner, all places for this event are now taken.
Optional guided walking tour of BBC Broadcasting House
Tuesday 3rd November
Delegates are offered the opportunity to tour the BBC Broadcasting House in Portland Place, London. On a tour some of the things you're likely to experience include a camera's eye view via their big screen into some of the studios broadcasting to the nation, including television and radio news studios, as well as hearing about the rich history of the building and the BBC.
Read Trip Advisor reviews.
PLACES FOR THIS TOUR ARE NOW GONE
The WorldDAB General Assembly provides an ideal opportunity to communicate with a target audience and reach key decision makers.
A range of tailor-made sponsorship and exhibition packages have been designed specifically for you to optimise your company's exposure to a target audience.
Download the brochure for more information.
Confirmed sponsors and exhibitors 2015
Event Partner Sponsor
Delegate Bag Sponsor Programme Brochure Sponsor Lanyard Sponsor
WorldDAB Award for Outstanding Service
Nominations are open for the WorldDMB Award for Outstanding Service which is presented annually by the WorldDMB President at the Annual General Assembly. Please send nominations to the Project Office no later than Friday 2 October 2015.
This Award is given to a member of WorldDMB (individual) who is renowned for his or her exceptional efforts in carrying out the promotion and roll-out of the DAB family of standards. It is offered in memory of Per Erik Selemark of Swedish radio, past Vice-President and Chair of the Technical Committee, who died in January 1999.
2014: Jorn Jensen, NRK
2013: Glyn Jones, Arqiva
2012: Joan Warner, CEO Commercial Radio Australia, Chair of Asia Pacific Committee
2011: Hossein Yassaie, CEO Imagination Technologies
2010: Lindsay Cornell, Chairman of TC, BBC
2009: Larissa Erismann, WorldDMB Marketing Committee Chair, SRG-SSR
2008: Zou Feng, ABS/SARFT, China
2007: Markus Prosch, Fraunhofer IIS
2006: Philip Laven, EBU
2005: Frank Hermann, Chairman of TC
2004: Goran Arvedhal, Chairman of RSC
2003: Quentin Howard, Steering Board Member
2002: Julie Ackerman, Project Director 2000 – 2002
2001: Percy Petterson, RSC Consultant, Chairman of SLC
2000: David Witherrow, President 1995 – 1997
1999: Frank Kozamerik, Project Director and Mr Frans Westra, Chairman Module 1
European Broadcasting Union update, Graham Dixon, Head of Radio, European Broadcasting Union
North American Broadcasting Association update - David Layer, Advanced Engineering, National Association of Broadcasters, US
WorldDAB General Assembly 2015 - Julia Maier-Huff - A view from the European commercial radio association
WorldDAB General Assembly 2015 - Laurence Harrison - The UK's journey of getting radio into the car
WorldDAB General Assembly 2015 - Gill Hind - Impact of the UK's new national multiplex on the UK radio industry
|09:00 - 11:30||Digital Radio UK event: Radio's Digital Countdown|
|12:30 - 13:30||Registration and networking lunch|
|13:30 - 16:30||WorldDAB General Assembly|
|08:30 - 09:00||Registration|
|09:00 - 17:00||WorldDAB International Digital Radio Symposium|
Register for the WorldDAB General Assembly 2015
WorldDAB members are welcome to register up to 2 free delegates for the conference. If more than two delegates are required to represent your organisation, or if your organisation is not a member of WorldDAB the following fees will be applied:
Non WorldDAB Members: €300
If a fee applies, you will be sent an invoice for this amount shortly after filling in the registration form below.
Please note that the gala dinner taking place on 3rd November is now full and registration for this part of the event has been closed.