Ed Vaizey MP and John Lewis' Katrina Mills announced for Drive to Digital 2018

Digital Radio UK is delighted to confirm that the Rt Hon Ed Vaizey MP and Katrina Mills, Audio and Connected Home Buyer, John Lewis, have joined the conference lineup of Drive to Digital 2018: The future of radio sponsored by Arqiva.

John Lewis is the leading electrical and home technology retailer in the UK and has a major role in defining the new audio market and the future of radio at retail. Katrina is a passionate presenter and this session is a must see for anyone in radio.

The Rt Hon Ed Vaizey MP, former Culture and Digital Minister and now co-chair of the All Party Commercial Radio Group, will present the awards to the nine Digital Radio Hall of Fame Inductees, together with Dianne Fuller, Global Sales Director, Roberts Radio.

Further new speakers added to the agenda are Travis Baxter, Content & External Affairs Consultant, Bauer Media; Laurie Patten, Director of Strategy, Ventures, Product & Marketing, Arqiva; Jacqueline Bierhorst, Vice President, World DAB; and Tom Wrathmell, Head of Radio & Education Strategy, BBC. Tom will be representing the BBC replacing Bob Shennan who, unfortunately, is no longer able to attend.

Ford Ennals, CEO Digital Radio UK, said:

“We are in the middle of a radio revolution with the majority of radio listening now being digital and the introduction of smart and voice technology. We are very fortunate to have Katrina Mills from John Lewis speaking at Drive to Digital to help us make sense of the new audio market and what the future holds for radio at retail. It’s also great to welcome Ed Vaizey back to Drive to Digital. Ed has been a passionate advocate of digital technology and remains a strong supporter of the radio sector.”

Gethin Jones, acclaimed broadcaster and co-presenter of the new Hits Radio Breakfast Show, will host the conference.

Drive to Digital 2018 - The Future of Radio, is free to attend and takes place on the afternoon of Tuesday 25 September at the British Museum Conference Centre in London, and is proudly supported by headline sponsor, Arqiva; reception sponsor, DTS Connected Radio; and event sponsor, Pure.

The event is unmissable for anyone who wants to know what is coming next in radio’s digital future with sessions covering policy, content, automotive and retail.

When: Tuesday 25 September 2018, from 12.30pm
Registration and exhibition from 12.30 - 1.25pm
Conference from 1.25pm - 5.30pm
DTS Connected Radio Drinks Reception from 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Where: The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG
How: To reserve your FREE place please contact lucy.forster@digitalradiouk.com

Delegates will have the opportunity to network with 300 colleagues from across the broadcast, automotive, retail and technology industries at an industry drinks reception, sponsored by DTS Connected Radio.

Keep an eye on RadioToday, our media partner, for regular updates on the Drive to Digital line up.