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Conference 2018 .

Thursday 22nd February

2.45 - 3.30pm

Official Conference Opening

by Minister Denis Naughten

The Future of Radio Debate

with Minister Denis Naughten

Panel: John Purcell, IBI; Kevin Rafter, DCU; Siobhán Kenny, Radiocentre UK; Jørgen Ramskov, Radio24syv Denmark; Dan Healy, Head of 2fm & RTÉ Radio Strategy

Moderator: Pat Kenny, Newstalk

3.30 - 4.00pm

My Story: A Broadcasting Career, Insights to the BBC and Radio’s Future

with Helen Boaden, former Director, BBC Radio

4.15 - 5.00pm

The Absolute Perspective

with Christian O’Connell, Breakfast Presenter & Paul Sylvester, Content Director, Absolute Radio

5.00 - 5.30pm

Securing the Future of News in a Digital World

with Michelle Livesey, Key 103, Manchester; Sam Walker, What Goes on Media, UK; Emma Meese, Cardiff University, MoJo in the Community

Moderator: Bernadette Prendergast, Galway Bay FM


5.00 - 5.30pm

Breakout Session 1
Deregulation in the UK

with Siobhan Kenny, Radiocentre, UK

5.30 - 6.00pm

Creative Leadership – How to Lead Creative Change

with Linda Green, Leading Creative Talent, UK

Friday 23rd February

9.00 - 10.00am

The Agency Perspective

with Bill Kinlay, Group M; Dave Harland, CEO, OmnicomMediaGroup; Liam McDonnell, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network Ireland

Moderator: Vincent Wall, Newstalk

10.00 - 11.00am

Research & Insights
Research: Why Irish people continue to Choose Radio

with Gabrielle Cummins, Choose Radio

Research into listening habits of the Media Advertising Sector

with Damien Loscher, IPSOS MRBI

Creating creative radio advertising

with Rory Hamilton, Boys and Girls

10.00am - 11.00am

Breakout Session 2
Podcasting – Opportunities for Radio

with Alan Bennett, HeadStuff; Cormac Moore; Taz KelleherRoisin Ingle; Ruairí McKiernan

11.00 - 11.40am


Joanne Sweeney-Burke, CEO Digital Training Institute: Overview of Digital Trends in 2018
Jessie Kavanagh, Teen YouTuber: 14 year old Jessie tells her success story and what radio can learn from YouTube
Glen Mulcahy, Titanium Media: Mobile tools and technology for Radio
Michael Hill, Managing Director, RadioPlayer WorldWide

Moderator: Lorcan Kinsella, Brand Nova Digital


11.00 - 11.40am

Breakout Session 3
2017 was a good year for Irish music & Irish radio. What’s next?

Hosted by IMRO

12.00 - 12.40pm

Secrets to Breakfast Success

with Ian DempseyNiall Power, Adam SmythElaine Kinsella

Moderator: Andy Matthews, Classic Hits 4FM

12.40 - 1.15pm

Leadership & Motivation – Perspectives from the Sporting World

with Keith WoodDerek McGrathKen Doherty & Jenny Murphy

Moderator: Lisa Lawlor, Corks Red FM

Niall Power

Head of Station Sound, Beat 102-103

Managing Editor, LBC
Linda Green

Director, Leading Creative Talent
Keith Wood

Former International Rugby Player & Chair, Spin South West
Jim Jennings

Director, Content RTÉ
Jessie Kavanagh

Teen YouTuber
Sinead Troy

Yangaroo Music Ireland

Creative Services Director for Z100

Group Head of News, Communicorp

Purple Bridge Media

Director of Digital, Bauer Media
Sam Walker

Award-wining broadcaster
Alan Bennett

Managing Director, Headstuff
Elaine Kinsella

Head of Music & Breakfast Show Presenter, Radio Kerry
Dave Harland

CEO, OmnicomMediaGroup Ireland
Dan Healy

Head of RTÉ 2FM and RTÉ Radio Strategy
Jørgen Ramskov

CEO and Chief Editor at Radio24syv
Donie O'Sullivan

CNN Reporter

The Navigation Coach
Liam McDonnell

CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network Ireland


News and Current Affairs Presenter, WLRFM
Joe Clarke

Manager, The Blizzards, Le Galaxie

Head of Station Sound, Beat 102-103
Ken Doherty

Radio Presenter at Sunshine 106.8
Taz Kelleher

Network producer, HeadStuff Podcast Network
Paul Sylvester

Content Director, Absolute Radio

Chairman of iRadio, a director of the Irish Cancer Society and a columnist with The Business Post.
Michael Hill

Founder and MD, Radioplayer

Creative Director at Folder Media
Liedewij Hentenaar

Managing Director, RAB Netherlands

Women in Sport Lead, Sport Ireland

Head of Digital, P4, Norway
Patrick Haughey

Founder, AudioBrand
Bill Kinlay

Chief Executive, GroupM Ireland

Head of News, Highland Radio

Sales Manager, ReelWorld - Europe and International
Jenny Murphy

Irish Rugby Player

Director, Bank of Ireland, Munster
Adam Smyth

Editor of Radio Current Affairs and Digital News, BBC, Belfast

Broadcaster, Podcaster

Managing Editor, BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

Presenter, KCLR 96FM
Christian O’Connell

Presenter, Absolute Radio
Emma Harney

Orchestrate PR

Host of The Pat Kenny Show, Newstalk
Cormac Moore

Producer/presenter of the Project 10 documentary podcast series.
Damian Loscher

Managing Director, Ipsos MRBI (Ireland)
Rory Hamilton

ECD , Girls and Boys
Aine Kerr

Co-Founder and COO of Kinzen
Denis Naughten TD

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Audience Research Manager, BBC
Ian Dempsey

Breakfast Show Presenter, TodayFM

Head of News and Current Affairs, iRadio

Presenter, Smooth Radio
Emma Meese

Media & Training Development Manager, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
Daniel Browne

Commercial Director, Ocean FM

President of Audio, Bauer Media Group
Glen Mulcahy

Founder and Business Manager, Titanium Media
Derek McGrath

Manager, Waterford Senior Hurling team

Founder and CEO of The Shona Project

Presenter, LBC, London
Joanne Sweeney-Burke

CEO, Digital Training Institute

Senior Copywriter, Boys and Girls
Roisin Ingle

Podcast Presenter, Roisin Meets

Presenter, C103
Siobhan Kenny

CEO, Radiocentre
Lorcan Kinsella

CEO, Brand Nova Digital

Breakfast Presenter, Classic Hits

International Media Analytics Lead, Nielsen
Helen Boaden

Former Director of BBC Radio
Michelle Livesey

Chief Reporter and News Editor at KEY 103, Manchester

Head of Audiences, BBC
John Purcell

Founding shareholder, director and CEO of KCLR 96fm, the local radio station for Carlow and Kilkenny

Executive Producer for Programs at KCLR

Content Director, Content Creator and Co-Founder of The Smart7 Podcast

Head of audioXi, Bauer Media Audio Ireland

Creative Consultant and Copywriter
Mandy Johnston

CEO, Irish Offshore Association
Roody Flynn

Associate Professor, School of Communications, DCU
Ruairí McKiernan

Host, Love and Courage podcast
Frans Kok

National Listening Research (NLO), The Netherlands

Manager, Galway Senior Football Team
Kevin Rafter

Professor of Political Communication and Head of the School of Communications, DCU

CEO, Radio Centre UK