As listening to web radio grows, execs to gather in London for RAIN Summit Europe

From a press release to
Posted 23 September 2014, 1.44pm edt

Martin Kalfatovic

The largest meetup of online and digital audio executives, RAIN Summit Europe will take place at the 1 Wimpole Street venue in London in association with the Internet Advertising Bureau UK. The conference will be a day-long event and include thought provoking panels and presentations, insightful speakers, and engaging networking opportunities. Executives from many different European countries will share thoughts and ideas on the future of radio in the digital world.

For over a decade, RAIN Summit conferences have been the premiere educational and networking events for the Internet radio and online audio industry. RAIN Summit conferences are presented several times each year in North America and feature top speakers and panelists from around the world.

"Digital audio advertising is becoming a dynamic sector with Audio Exchanges and Audio Trading Desks developing in the market. This is why RAIN Summit Europe in London is so important,” said Matt Whaley, Founder of Audiotise and Co-Chair of the IAB Audio Council.

“A recent study found that listening to Internet radio represented 11.6% of all listening to any audio platform among Americans.” said RAIN Enterprises CEO Jennifer Lane. “Making the most of this rapidly growing platform will be the topic of the day on November 4th in London.”

RAIN Summit Europe will feature a pan-European list of speakers who are experts in streaming audio, including Will Page, Director of Economics, Spotify; Guy Phillipson, CEO, IAB UK; and Kurt Hanson, Publisher, RAIN News. The pan-European list of speakers also includes:

  • Simon Gooch, SBS Radio Sweden/Radio Play, Sweden
  • Christian Schalt, KISS FM/Radio Service Berlin, Germany
  • Paula Cordeiro, Radio Scientist, Portugal
  • Robert Proctor, CEO, AudioBoom
  • Tony Moorey, Absolute Radio, UK
  • Michael Hill, Radioplayer, UK

“The IAB Audio Council is very much looking forward to working with RAIN on this year’s Summit in London,” said Kurt Edwards, International Commercial Director at talkSPORT and Co-Chair of the IAB Audio Council. “Digital audio is gaining real momentum across Europe and this event will really open up the eyes of marketers and agencies to new opportunities."

For more information on the agenda and speakers, visit the RAIN Summit Europe website.