Dozens of top radio and online audio executives from across Europe will be converging in Belgium in less than six weeks for the second annual RAIN Summit Europe, to be held on Thursday, May 23rdat the stylish Hotel BLOOM! in Brussels.
As with other RAIN Summit events such as last week's successful RAIN Summit West in Las Vegas (more coverage here and here), web radio professionals will gather to discuss all facets of Internet radio and online audio, participating in panel discussions and presentations and advancing the development of the business of online audio across Europe.
Topics on the agenda will range from business to technology to programming and include best practices for measurement of online audio, multiplatform content distribution, mobile streaming, sales strategies, and programming for audience growth.
Presentations will be given by James Cridland of Media UK, David Deslandes of Deezer, and Simon Gooch of SBS Radio Sweden/RadioPlay.
Other confirmed speakers already include an impressive mix of Internet radio and online audio executives, including:
Ali Abhary, CEO, Spectrum Medya, TurkeyJan-Willem Bruggenwirth, Managing Director, 538.nl, The NetherlandsMatthew Carver, Radio Coordinator, EGTA, BelgiumBen Drury, Founder/CEO, 7Digital, U.K.Hakan Kostepen, Executive Director, Product Strategy & Innovation, Panasonic, U.S.Jan Poelmann, RMS, GermanyRobert Proctor, CEO, Audioboo, U.K.Alain Reyes, Head Manager, NRJ, FrancePatrick Roger, VP/Global Sales & Marketing, Adswizz, FranceJöel Ronez, Director of New Media, RadioFrance, FranceChristian Schalt, General Manager, rs2 and KISS FM (Berlin), GermanyKjarten Slette, Head of Music, WiMPmusic, NorwayHolger Weiss, CEO, Aupeo, GermanySteve Whilton, Director of Product, Last.fm, U.K
More speakers will be announced regularly in RAIN in upcoming days. Panel descriptions are available here.
Registration is limited for this event (last year's gathering in Berlin sold out). You can register for the event using either Eventbrite or Amiando.