Thursday 19 April 2018

Nations and Regions Media Conference, Radio for the 21st Century

This year’s Nations and Regions Media Conference will take place at MediaCityUK in Salford on Thursday 19 April. Under the strapline ‘Radio for the 21st Century’, it will be hosted by Radio 1 presenters Katie Thistleton and Jordan North.

The Conference, started by legendary Chairman of Granada Television, David Plowright and the University of Salford in the early 1990s as a platform for the media industry in the nations and regions, has become a regular fixture in the media calendar, consistently attracting key industry figures and creative minds nationally and internationally.

This year’s conference, in its 24th year, will focus primarily on radio and audio production which is produced outside of London.

The conference will be a full day of showcases, discussions and debates covering music, docs, drama, comedy, children’s and other genres.

Broadcasters already signed up for the event include BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, Radio 5 Live, the BBC World Service and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

Beth Hewitt, Director of Nations and Regions Media Conference at the University of Salford, said: ‘There will be high profile keynote speeches and of course the return of the popular Meet the Commissioners sessions, where independent producers from around the UK get to discuss their ideas with leading media industry figures.’