RAIN: Radio And Internet Newsletter
RAIN Summit Europe
May 23, 2013

Hotel Bloom
Brussels, Belgium

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Join us for our second annual European conference!
Hotel Bloom in Brussels, Belgium
Thursday May 23rd, 2013 (9am-6:30pm)
Join us for RAIN Summit Europe -- the largest gathering of Internet radio professionals in Europe! RAIN Summits Hotel Bloomare the premiere educational and networking events for the Internet radio and digital audio industry. Featuring panels and presentations, speeches and networking. We host multiple conferences in the U.S. throughout the year, one in Canada and now in Europe as well. This Summit is shaping up to be one of our biggest and most exciting yet!

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  • This year's RAIN Summit Europe will take place in Brussels, Belgium, at the Hotel Bloom.

    Join RAIN: Radio and Internet Newsletter Publisher Kurt Hanson and RAIN Summits/Audio4cast president Jennifer Lane for a full day of informative panels, presentations and networking at the second annual RAIN Summit Europe.
    RAIN Summit Europe 2013 speaker list
    (More to be announced soon!)
    Ali Abhary
    ALI ABHARY
    Spectrum Medya
    CEO
    Turkey
    Sven Andrae
    SVEN ANDRAE
    RCS Works
    Vice President
    Sweden
    Frederic Antelme
    FREDERIC ANTELME
    Top Radio Vermarktung
    Director -Brands, Content & Digital
    Germany
    Erik Barraud
    ERIK BARRAUD
    Adswizz
    Product Manager
    Belgium
    Jan Willem Brüggenwirth
    JAN-WILLEM BRÜGGENWIRTH
    538Group
    Managing Director
    Netherlands
    Matthew Carver
    MATTHEW CARVER
    egta
    Radio Coordinator
    Belgium
    Jean Pierre Cassaing
    JEAN PIERRE CASSAING
    Havas Media
    Head of Radio
    France
    Paula Cordeiro
    PAULA CORDEIRO
    RTP
    Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa
    Portugal
    James Cridland
    JAMES CRIDLAND
    Media UK
    Radio Futurologist & Managing Director
    UK
    David Deslandes
    DAVID DESLANDES
    Deezer
    VP Ad Sales
    France
    Ben Drury
    BEN DRURY
    7digital
    CEO & Founder
    UK
    Rob Favre
    ROB FAVRE
    Triton Digital
    CCO/ GM Data & Measurement
    US
    Simon Gooch
    SIMON GOOCH
    Radio Play- SBS Discovery Media
    Nordic Manager
    Sweden
    Caroline Grazé
    CAROLINE GRAZÉ
    Energy.de
    Head of Online and New Business International
    Germany
    Jean-Luc Halleux
    JEAN-LUC HALLEUX
    Casterstats
    Managing Director
    Belgium
    Dave Haynes
    DAVE HAYNES
    Soundcloud
    VP Business Development
    UK
    Hakan Kostepen
    HAKAN KOSTEPEN
    Panasonic Automotive Systems of America
    Executive Director, Product Planning & Innovation
    US
    Ulrich Koering
    ULRICH KOERING
    Kronehit
    Head of New Media
    Austria
    Pushkar Kulkarni
    PUSHKAR KULKARNI
    Kantar Media
    International Business Development Director
    UK
    Nicolas Moulard
    NICOLAS MOULARD
    Actuonda
    Consultant
    Spain
    Lars Peters
    LARS PETERS
    RMS Radio Marketing Service
    Head of Business Development, Digital Media
    Germany
    Alain Reyes
    ALAIN REYES
    NRJ Audio
    COO
    France
    Christian Richter
    CHRISTIAN RICHTER
    Spoiled Milk
    CEO
    Germany
    Patrick Roger
    PATRICK ROGER
    Adswizz
    VP, Sales & Marketing
    France
    Joel Ronez
    JOËL RONEZ
    Radio France
    Director, New Media
    France
    Alexandre Saboundjian
    ALEXANDRE SABOUNDJIAN
    Radionomy
    CEO
    Belgium
    CHRISTIAN SCHALT
    CHRISTIAN SCHALT
    KISS FM
    General Manager
    Germany
    THOMAS SERVAL
    THOMAS SERVAL
    Radioline
    Founder/ CEO
    France
    Kjartan Slette
    KJARTAN SLETTE
    WiMP
    Head of Music & Management Team Member
    Norway
    Jay Supovitz
    JAY SUPOVITZ
    Triton Digital
    Senior VP/ General Manager -International Markets
    US
    Holger Weiss
    HOLGER WEISS
    Aupeo
    CEO
    Germany
    Steve Whilton
    STEVE WHILTON
    Last.fm
    Director, Product
    UK
    Lubor Zoufal
    LUBOR ZOUFAL
    Lagardére Active CR
    Director of Digital Vision
    Czech Republic
    RAIN Summit Europe 2013 agenda
    Join Internet radio and online audio executives from around Europe and the world for an exciting day of conversations. Panels will explore Sales and monetization, content strategies, measurement and technology best practices.

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    9:00am
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    9:15am

    INTRODUCTION

    9:15am
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    10:00am
    PANEL: Identifying Online Audio's Sales Proposition
    What are the best practices for monetizing Internet radio and online audio? We'll hear from experts on the selling and buying side who will discuss ways to build advertiser investment in streaming audio.

    Panelists: Patrick Roger (Adswizz), Jean Pierre Cassaing (Havas Media), Lars Peters (RMS), Lubor Zoufal (Lagardere Active CR).

    Moderator: Nicolas Moulard (Actuonda).
    10:00am
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    10:20am
    Featured Presentation: Simon Gooch (Radio Play- SBS Discovery Media)

    Repositioning Radio: SBS Discovery Media's Radio Play project aims to reposition commercial radio in the online space and build a new platform for its future distribution. Radio Play's Nordic Manager, Simon Gooch, delineates his company's radical new strategy."
    10:20am
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    11:05pm
    PANEL: Every Listener Counts
    This panel will consider the best ways to measure the online audio audience. Is there a standard for Internet radio audience measurement? Are agencies comfortable with the metrics?

    Panelists: Robert Favre (TritonDigital), Erik Barraud (Adswizz), Frederic Antelme (Top Radio Vermarktung), Pushkar Kulkarni (Kantar Media), Jean-Luc Halleux (Casterstats) .

    Moderator: Matthew Carver (EGTA).
    11:05am
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    11:30am

    BREAK

    11:30am
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    11:50am
    Featured Presentation: David Deslandes (Deezer)

    David Deslandes, VP Ad Sales at Deezer will discuss the business of web radio and Deezer in Europe.
    11:50am
    to
    12:35pm
    PANEL: Growing Your Online Audience
    From personalized streams to simulcasts of broadcast content, there's a wide range of streamed audio content available - what are the pros and cons of these approaches in terms of growing your listener base?

    Panelists: Ben Drury (7digital), Christian Schalt(KISS FM, rs2), Kjartan Slette (WiMPmusic), Steve Whilton (Last.fm), Alexandre Saboundjian (Radionomy).

    Moderator: Sven Andrae (RCS Works).
    12:35pm
    to
    1:00pm
    KEYNOTE: Kurt Hanson
    RAIN publisher Kurt Hanson will deliver his annual address about the global Internet radio industry.
    1:00pm
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    2:00pm
    LUNCH
    Sponsored by BRS Media.

    2:00pm
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    2:50pm
    PANEL: Multiplatform Content Distribution
    Content providers often utilize several technologies to reach their audience. How does this impact the listener and what challenges does it create for the advertiser? How can stations build a relationship with listeners across these platforms?

    Panelists: Thomas Serval (Radioline), Caroline Grazé (Energy.de), Joël Ronez (RadioFrance) , Ali Abhary (Spectrum Medya), Jan Willem Brüggenwirth (538.nl).

    Moderator: Jay Supovitz (Triton Digital).
    2:50pm
    to
    3:10pm
    Featured Presentation: Paula Cordeiro (RTP, Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa)
    The Do's and Don'ts of Social Media Branding
    How can radio brands - broadcast and online - best use social media to relate with other brands. What tools can they employ to drive conversations around their brand?
    3:10pm
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    3:35pm

    BREAK

    3:35pm
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    3:55pm
    Featured Presentation: The Future of Radio - mobile, and personalised?
    How are people listening to the radio on their phones and what clever things are broadcasters on all platforms doing to ensure the future of radio as a medium? See ideas, research and case studies from across the world.

    Presented by: James Cridland, Radio Futurologist and Managing Director, Media UK.
    3:55pm
    to
    4:15pm
    Featured Presentation: Alain Reyes
    Alain Reyes, COO of NRJ Audio will discuss the NRJ Group Digital platform and their extensive presence throughout Europe.
    4:15pm
    to
    5:00pm
    PANEL: Mainstream Mobile
    More people than ever are listening to Internet radio on mobile devices. From smartphones to tablets - and even connected cars - streaming is available everywhere; and with color screens and in-built GPS, radio apps offer significant extra revenue opportunities. This panel will explore best practices for attracting and monetizing this device-diverse audience.

    Panelists: Christian Ritcher (Spoiled Milk), Hakan Kostepen (Panasonic), Dave Haynes (Soundcloud), Holger Weiss (Aupeo), Ulrich Koering (Kronehit).

    Moderator: James Cridland (Media UK).
    5:00pm
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    6:30pm
    COCKTAIL PARTY
    Please join us for our networking Cocktail Party!