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INDIA
Swarup B R
Co-Founder/Creative Director Stark Communications Pvt. Ltd.
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Swarup B R

Swarup nurtured Stark Communications Pvt. Ltd., from its inception in 1994 in Trivandrum, South India, to an agency recognized for its distinctive creative, work ethic, people-centric growth and outstanding client retention record. He played a key role in building the Kerala Tourism brand for two decades, actively partnering the brand’s journey from a non-entity to India’s No.1 tourism destination. Swarup’s tourism campaigns have consistently set benchmarks in the realm of destination marketing in India and won him many national and international awards.

SCOTLAND
Ronnie Bergman
Independent Formerly U.W.S. & Radio Clyde
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Ronnie Bergman

SOUTH AFRICA
Rina Broomberg
Director CliffCentral
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Rina Broomberg

Co-Founder of CliffCentral.com, Rina is a psychiatric social worker by profession with a MA (Social Science) degree. She started her career in radio in Johannesburg in 1981 when the first independent station, Radio 702, was launched in South Africa. She initially joined as a social worker to pioneer the Community Services and soon went on to start the research and human resource departments while consulting across all departments, becoming the Station Manager and company Director from 1986 to 1994.

Rina started her own management consulting business in 1994 which continued until 1999 when she was asked to return as Managing Director of 702 and Cape Talk (a newly established talk station for Cape Town), with the radio market now having grown considerably since 702’s pioneering days in the 80’s. It was during this time 702 won the American National Association of Broadcaster’s “International Broadcasting Excellence Award”. Rina was also a founder member of the National Association of Broadcasters in South Africa.

When 702 launched it was a Top 40 music station on AM, and as FM became increasingly competitive, the strategic decision was taken to introduce the  talk format, becoming the first 24 hour interactive talk radio station in South Africa. As Station Manager, Rina was responsible for managing this transition and in particular, oversaw all programming. 702 played a pivotal role as South Africa struggled its way to democracy – it was the only public forum where people could air their views, debate, express, and learn about each others parties and cultures.

Rina is a founding partner and Director of One on One Productions (Pty) Ltd (2005) which aimed to assist radio stations and clients with concepts for programming and marketing purposes. This evolved to the launch of CliffCentral.com in 2014 in conjunction with well-known radio and TV personality, Gareth Cliff.  CliffCentral.com was launched with the purpose of creating a global online content hub, being a hybrid of live online radio and podcasting. Now the biggest podcaster in Africa, Cliffcentral.com works collaboratively with brands to bring fresh insights and creative angles to powerful storytelling.

NEW ZEALAND
Paul Bushnell
Auckland Manager Radio New Zealand
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Paul Bushnell

Paul Bushnell is an experienced documentary and feature producer with many years’ experience in judging international radio award competitions. He is Auckland Manager for Radio New Zealand, the country’s public broadcaster.

ARGENTINA
Diego Cannizzaro
Producer - Owner DMC Studio Argentina
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Diego Cannizzaro

DIEGO CANNIZZARO
Producer – Owner DMC STUDIO
Scriptwriter, sound designer and music composer. Podcaster, radio and social media creative.

Diego also explores the Field Recording Area registering sounds using different kind of microphones and techniques such as in stereo and binaural.

He worked as an independent producer for the frontline radio stations in Buenos Aires, creating an unmistakable style through his writing, sound designing, editing and sound mixing.

Now, he is the Head of Audio Department at DMC STUDIO (original music and sound designing production company) specialized in advertising sound for radio, films and tv. Podcasts production, sound documentaries and radio Ids.

DMC STUDIO is a lab to create a new kind of texture made of words, music and sounds.

USA
Jennie Cataldo
Radio & Podcast Producer, Vice President of Programming BMP Audio
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Jennie Cataldo

Jennie Cataldo is an award-winning radio and podcast producer living in San Francisco. She has been studying the art of audio storytelling for over a decade, beginning with her Bachelor of Arts education in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts at San Francisco State University.

Jennie has been mentored by renowned radio producer Ben Manilla. She joined Ben’s company BMP Audio in 2011. During her time at BMP she has produced a variety of audio content including radio programs, documentaries, series, specials and podcasts.

Jennie has worked with celebrity host talent and has produced work for clients such as the United States Library of Congress and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Her productions have aired on national and international networks.

USA
John N. Catlett
Broadcast Consultant Media Objectives International
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John N. Catlett

John Catlett is a life-long radio broadcaster, having been introduced to the medium as an undergraduate volunteer at WPRB-FM at Princeton University in 1960. He completed his studies with an MBA in marketing at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. After early experience at King Broadcasting Company in the Pacific Northwest and Time-Life Broadcast in New York City, he was tapped to manage CBS-owned WBBM-FM in Chicago just as the potential of FM radio was beginning to see its earliest realization. In 1972, he was transferred by CBS to take over WCBS-FM in New York City, where he installed the first major-market all-oldies format in July of 1972. Without any significant promotion support, the station suddenly became the first FM station to break into the top ten rated stations in the market, with a #5 ranking overall, and only six stations nationwide--AM or FM--had larger cumulative audiences. The oldies format survives to this day at WCBS-FM, with strong ratings.

USA
Chris Colbert
Chief Executive Officer DCP Entertainment
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Chris Colbert

Chris began his career in audio production as an intern and consultant for Sirius Satellite Radio (now SiriusXM Radio). While simultaneously earning his degree from Seton Hall University, he helped create Oscar and Grammy award winner Jamie Foxx’s comedy and music channel “The Foxxhole”.

Upon successful completion and tremendous success with “The Foxxhole”, Chris joined SiriusXM full time and helped create “Carlin’s Corner”, a 24/7 George Carlin comedy channel and “Que Funny”, SiriusXM’s only bilingual Latino comedy channel. He also oversaw programming and operations for the “Urban View” and “Blue Collar Radio” (now “Jeff & Larry’s Comedy Roundup”) channels. In addition to SiriusXM’s permanent stations, Chris also worked on pop-up channels such as “Richard Pryor Radio”, “Star Wars Radio”, “Comic Con Radio”, and “E3 Radio”.

As Director of Urban Talk and Comedy for SiriusXM, Chris worked on several audio documentaries. These documentaries provided his transition to the role of Vice President of Programming for Cadence13 (formerly DGital Media). While at Cadence13, he oversaw all documentary projects and produced top podcasts such as “Cover Up”, “Origins”, “What Really Happened”, and “Majority 54”.

Having worked with names like Jamie Foxx, Touré, James Andrew Miller, Joy Reid, Zak Levitt, Andrew Jenks, Joe Madison, ESSENCE, PEOPLE, Crooked Media, Sports Illustrated, WME, and the United Negro College Fund, Chris specializes in media partnerships and content development.

Chris is an award-winning documentary host, producer, and writer of the podcast series, Say Their Name, and his passion for conversations surrounding mental health have led him to create the series, Entrepreneur Struggle, where Chris talks about the various mental and emotional challenges that particularly impact business owners and executives.

With a passion for connecting audiences with innovative and inspiring content, Chris founded DCP Entertainment; a place to bring together audio and visual storytelling.

USA
Adell Coleman
Chief Content Officer DCP Entertainment
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Adell Coleman

Adell Coleman's career spans over 16 years, beginning as a producer and host of “2KNation” station on WPFW 89.3 at the age of 15. This early start paved the way for her to earn a degree in Mass Communications from Penn State University. She then moved back to her hometown of Washington DC to join the SiriusXM team. During her time at SiriusXM, Adell worked alongside DCP Entertainment’s Founder and CEO Chris Colbert, producing a number of shows and specials, and taking over as Executive Producer of SiriusXM’s “Urban View” channel.

Throughout her career, she has produced a number of high-profile broadcasts, winning numerous accolades. Adell has worked with Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden, actor/author Hill Harper, and inspirational speaker, author and television personality Iyanla Vanzant A multi-award winning producer Adell has received commendations from the Alliance for Women in Media, The National Association of Black Journalists, New York Festivals, the Webby’s as well as her alma mater Penn State University.

Her passion for audio storytelling led her to co-host and Executive produce the award wining podcast Say Their Name which shares the stories of families who lost their lives to police violence. She serves as Chief Content Officer for DCP Entertainment, a multimedia company that highlights storytelling and podcasting forunderrepresented communities.

United Kingdom
Jax Coombes
Producer BBC
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Jax Coombes

Jax Coombes is a Radio Producer with over ten years’ experience working at BBC Radio 6 Music making award-winning documentaries including a Palme D’Or in 2015 for John Grant’s Songs From A Dark Place, a documentary exploring the music, magic, and rise of Icelandic music.

ARGENTINA
Juan Pablo Cordoba
Productor Artístico Radio Mitre S.A.
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Juan Pablo Cordoba

Radio Mitre is the Nº 1 radio station of Argentina. It has great quality in its sound and promotions. There is one guy who is responsible for writing these promotions and monitor its editing and coordinate its airing. He is in charge of maintaining the highest quality standards in music and institutional jingles; he is the director of special reports; he is the Artistic Producer of the whole broadcast... He is Juan Pablo Córdoba. He studied Social Communication (UBA - University of Buenos Aires) and Multimedia Production (EMBA), and he is a vital part of Radio Mitre since 2004.

Canada
Nick Davis
Executive Director, Engagement & Inclusion Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Nick Davis

Nicholas Davis has worked in radio, television and print for the past three decades covering everything from current affairs to the arts. He has won many awards for his journalism, including a 2006 Gabriel Award. For the past 24 years Nicholas has worked at CBC as a reporter and producer -- most notably as Senior Producer for Metro Morning, the number one morning show in Toronto. He’s currently the Executive Director, Engagement & Inclusion.  He was previously  Manager of Program Development for CBC, where he was responsible for the ongoing development of local programming in radio, television and online.

Canada
Andrika De Lanerolle
Senior Show Producer AMI Accessible Media Inc
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Andrika De Lanerolle

Andrika De Lanerolle is an award-winning producer. She has been a New York Festivals Jury Member since 2016. 

Across her 11 years of experience, Andrika has produced several award-winning programs and documentaries including “St. John’s: In Through the Narrows,” a finalist at the 2016 New York Festivals Radio Awards. She also produced “Two Steps Forward: Indigenous and Disabled in Saskatchewan,” a finalist for a 2017 RTDNA award. 

She is currently the senior producer of “NOW with Dave Brown,” a daily morning news program airing live on AMI-audio and AMI-tv in Canada. 

Outside of producing, you can catch her discussing her favourite albums, what she had for lunch and her opinions on the latest Hollywood flicks. 

GERMANY
Dr. Evelyn Doerr
Director ARD
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Dr. Evelyn Doerr

Dr. Evelyn Dörr studied Theatre, Dance and Music in Berlin. Since 2001 she has worked as a radio director and writer. Her radio drama features have been nominated for prestigious European and American radio awards (Prix Italia, PRIX EUROPA, New York Festivals, Prix Marulic and Grand Prix Nova) and have been arranged by German theaters (Deutsches Theater Berlin) as theatre plays. She is the founder of the Edition Akustische Bühne with its first number The Man in the Moon. A Radioballett with Charlie Chaplin. Currently she is working for Swiss radio.

United Kingdom
Elaine Dunseath
Radio Producer BBC Northern Ireland
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Elaine Dunseath

Elaine Dunseath is an award winning radio producer at BBC Northern Ireland. A journalist for 15 years at the organisation, she has a background which includes researching and producing television current affairs investigations and television news.  She has a particular interest in highlighting the plight of society’s most vulnerable and helping those who often don’t have a platform to be heard. In June 2019, she and reporter Declan Harvey won bronze at the New York Festivals Radio Awards Social Issues category for ‘Did A Serial Killer Murder My Sister?’ which explored how alcoholism can often mean domestic abuse victims go unnoticed. Her most recent documentary is ‘Silent No More: Fermanagh’s Abused Children’ which showed how one person speaking out has forced a rural community to confront how widespread child sexual abuse was allowed to go on for years. 

USA
Michael Freedman
Professorial Lecturer - Journalism, Executive Producer - The Kalb Report & 113th President - National Press Club The George Washington University & National Press Club
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Michael Freedman

Michael Freedman is a 35-year radio executive, broadcast journalist, university administrator and professor. He has served with distinction as general manager of CBS Radio Network News, vice president and managing editor for the Broadcast Division of United Press International, leadership press secretary to the Democratic Whip of the United States House of Representatives, vice president and professor of journalism at The George Washington University.  In addition, Freedman serves as executive producer of the acclaimed public broadcasting series The Kalb Report, This Just In!, and GW Presents American Jazz (in collaboration with the legendary Tony Bennett). Over the course of his career, Freedman and his teams have earned more than 85 honors for broadcast excellence including 14 Edward R. Murrow awards from RTNDA, five Gold World Medals and a Grand Award in New York Festivals International Radio Awards.

AUSTRALIA
Maddy Fryer
Creative Content Media Producer, Leader Independent
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Maddy Fryer

Maddy is a creative content media producer and leader who most recently worked for SBS Australia as the Executive Producer of SBS PopAsia. SBS PopAsia is a digital community for young multicultural Australians who are actively engaged in radio, podcasts and digital content. Prior to SBS PopAsia, Maddy led the youth team from the SBS radio program - Alchemy, who in 2008 became Silver Medal Recipients of United Nations Department of Public Information Award. The program looked at the Stolen Generation and the subsequent apology to Australia's indigenous people. Maddy creates and listens to media of all kinds and knows that nothing can ever beat great content, on any media platform.

SERBIA
Slobodan Govorcin
Editor of drama and fiction program RTV VOJVODINA
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Slobodan Govorcin

Slobodan Govorcin, holds B.A. in dramaturgy. He is Editor in Drama and fiction Department with the Public media institution RTV Vojvodina in Serbia. He has been a jury member of international radio drama festivals for several times now. He also served as a selector for national amateur theatre festivals and for the festival of monodrama for children. As the author of radio dramas he won awards at the Prix ex Aequo in Slovakia and at the Festival of Best Radio Shows in New York. He was preselected at Prix Europa in Berlin, Prix Nova in Bucharest, HearNow in Kansas and UK radio drama festival in Herne Bay.

India
Pooja Gulati
EVP & Sr. IP Solutions Director Mirchi
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Pooja Gulati

Pooja is a legitimate veteran of the Radio industry with 19 years of prolific experience of selling creativity in the airwaves, Radio events, Digital events, Television IPs or an amalgamation of all.

Getting buyers/sponsors for the world of “Theatre of Mind”, has been the most satisfying part of her job and gives her as much kick as creating a masterpiece. 

Creating Hyper local campaigns, National IPs, Vernacular IPs, Tactical campaigns, CSR campaigns that get the most Sponsors/buyers have become her passion over the years

India
Viplove Gupte
Creative and Radio Consultant Independent
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Viplove Gupte

With over 24 years’ experience in the advertising, radio, movie content and newspaper industries Viplove has been at the forefront of  creating and curating multiplatform content, client led brand solutions, radio programming and music management.

A post graduate in English Literature, Viplove has been writing for newspaper and publications on films and film music since an early age, paving his way to advertising industry where he started heading a team of copywriters in no time.

Started his radio career in 2001, he has launched 29 radio stations across India, hired and trained many talents who went on to winning many international accolades.

With an intention to create a positive and meaningful impact on the radio industry of India, he is in the process of launching a podcast for radio professionals who are not finding radio as a challenging medium any more.

NEW ZEALAND
Phil Guyan
CEO CBA - Christian Broadcasting Association
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Phil Guyan

Phil Guyan is CEO of CBA New Zealand – a creative media production house providing everything from short-form programmettes, to award winning podcasts and long-form live programming on New Zealand’s leading commercial radio network. CBA is a charitable trust, formed to share the heart of the Christian faith in mainstream media, so their programming is thoughtful, inspirational, and designed to appeal to as wide an audience as possible. Phil and his team have won 20 New York Festivals awards over the past decade for a diverse range of work. They’ve also won prestigious awards the UK, Australia and New Zealand. CBA’s work has extended to supporting media professionals through chaplaincy, media training, advocacy, and providing scholarships to young people starting out in their media careers. Phil has headed up CBA for 27 years.

United Kingdom
Gary Haberfield
Managing Director/Executive Producer Spiteful Puppet Entertainment
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Gary Haberfield

After a 21 year career in the commercial radio sector, latterly as Managing Director at stations for groups such as Celador Radio, Gary made the side step into the world of scripted audio. Launching Spiteful Puppet Entertainment in 2013.

In just a few years, Spiteful Puppet was producing audio dramas and audio books on behalf of the BBC and Audible as well as developing their own original projects working with top talent like Alfred Molina, Richard O’Brien and Ray Winstone.

Gary also manged the diversification into Book Publishing and Theatre Production, working with the Pet Shop Boys in 2018 on their new cabaret show Musik, which premiered at The Edinburgh Festival before moving to off West End in 2020.

USA
Michael Harrison
Founder & Publisher Talkers Magazine
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Michael Harrison

Michael Harrison, the Founder and Publisher of talk media industry trade journal TALKERS magazine, is an iconic radio figure and thought leader.  During a colorful 53 year career, he has consistently been an influential pioneer in trade publishing, station programing, show production, and on-air performing. 

NEW ZEALAND
Cathie Harrop
Producer/Performer Independent Producer
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Cathie Harrop

Cathie has worked for various Radio and Television companies internationally including those in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

This award winning broadcaster has been extensively involved on both sides of the microphone

Scripting, performing and producing a wide range of programmes for television, radio, and live performance, has given Cathie the opportunity to work with professional musicians and actors in various countries, and with young people both in entertainment and education. More recently she has specialized in researching and producing historical entertainments.

Cathie has had a long association with NEW York Festivals almost since its beginning days.

Her website is www.cathieharrop.com

INDIA
Saiam Hasan
Creative Independent
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Saiam Hasan

Saiam Hasan is a Creative Writer, Producer, Voice Artist, and an independent Musician. He has an experience of over 8 years. During these years he has worked in the most frontline radio stations, creating an unmistakable style through words & sounds. He currently is an independent writer and Musician in India. 2 of his releases are “Aye Sajni” & “Nodey – Krishna”. Saiam has been responsible for looking after many aspects of the Creative and sound output in Radio City, India, and for maintaining the highest quality standards for almost 5 years. His work has already won him 6 New York Radio Awards till now and many more national radio awards like ACEF, Golden Mikes etc.

United Kingdom
Dylan Haskins
Commissioning Executive for Podcasts BBC Sounds & BBC Radio 5 Live
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Dylan Haskins

Dylan Haskins is a multi-award winning audio commissioner and executive producer at BBC Sounds and BBC Radio 5 Live responsible for podcasts including I’m Not A Monster, Have You Heard George’s Podcast?, Where Is George Gibney?, Bad People and Wheel of Misfortune. 

I’m Not A Monster and Where is George Gibney? won a total of six Golds, a Silver and the Grand Jury prize at the 2021 New York Festivals Radio Awards, contributing to the BBC also being awarded 2021 Broadcaster of the Year.  

In US and Canada, Dylan’s podcast commissions have also won a Peabody Award, an inaugural Podcast Academy ‘Ambies’ Award, the Banff World Media Festival ‘Rockies’ Award for Podcast of the Year, a RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Award and multiple Webby Awards including Best Documentary and Best Sound Design. In Europe, they’ve won the Rose d’Or for Audio, multiple UK Radio Academy ARIAS Golds, Silver and Bronze, the Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Podcast of the Year, NME Podcast of the Year, British Podcast Awards 'Moment of the Year' Gold and multiple Silvers, Overall Prize at the Justice Media Awards in Ireland and been Specially Commended at the Prix Europa.

UNITED KINGDOM
Paul Hollins
CEO Blue Revolution (UK) & Radio Express (USA)
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Paul Hollins

Paul Hollins is a London-based radio Broadcaster, Author and CEO of the multi award-winning digital content company Blue Revolution. His on-air CV includes many of the national UK brands including Capital FM, Heart & Smooth. In 2012 his first book on radio, called ‘Hang the DJ?’ became an instant Amazon best-seller in its category in both paperback & Kindle editions. Paul is also the founder & CEO at Blue Revolution, a company which syndicates radio content such as The Kim Wilde 80s Show internationally.

UNITED KINGDOM
Matt Hopper
Co-founder Trisonic
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Matt Hopper

 

Matt has worked in the radio industry for more than three decades, and in 2018 founded Trisonic, a specialist audio creative and media agency.   Trisonic creates and promotes the use of audio in all its forms.

Matt was a pioneer in the field of radio commercial production, has extensive experience in creating editorial audio content and radio programme management.   He is a highly skilled radio copywriter, audio producer and director in his own right, and also founded Spiteful Puppet Entertainment, whose audio dramas have scooped numerous accolades from the BBC and New York Festivals.

United Kingdom
Will Jackson
UK Radio Academy Trustee UK Radio Academy & Anglia Ruskin University
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Will Jackson

Will Jackson has worked in the UK audio sector for thirty years, including BBC and commercial radio. Most recently, he was Managing Director of AudioUK, the trade body for audio and radio production companies. While there, he was a Director of the UK Government's Audio Content Fund, and worked to create the industry's Audio and Radio Emergency Fund in response to the pandemic. Will also contributes to international trade journals and events, is an elected Trustee of The Radio Academy, and now works at Anglia Ruskin University.

Canada
Caroline Jamet
General Manager - Radio, Digital Audio & Greater Montreal Radio-Canada
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Caroline Jamet

Caroline Jamet has been Executive Director, Radio & Audio, French Services, CBC/Radio-Canada since November 2017. She has some twenty-five years’ experience as a senior executive with some of Canada’s leading media and cultural players.

At Gesca (publisher of the Montreal daily La Presse), she was Vice-President, Communications from 2000 to 2017. As President of its publishing division Les Éditions La Presse from 2011 to 2017, she oversaw publication of more than 200 books. She was also President of Les Éditions Gesca (the company’s magazine arm) from 2011 to 2014.

She played a key role in the expansion of Gesca (owner of 7 Canadian newspapers), especially during its change-over to digital. Among other achievements, she mapped out the communications strategies designed to ease readers’ and advertisers’ transition to La Presse+, the tablet-based digital edition of the newspaper.

Caroline was with the musical entertainment group l’Équipe Spectra from 1986 to 1999, serving as its Vice-President, Communications between 1992 and 1999; she was also a named partner in 1996. In those capacities, she earned acclaim for her major contributions to the growth and reputation of the Festival international de jazz de Montréal and FrancoFolies de Montréal brands, both nationally and internationally.

In 1999 and 2000, she was Vice-President, Communications of Motion International, a leading Canadian television and film production company, which evolved into Zone3 and TVA International.

United Kingdom
Geoff Jein
Head of Audio TBI Media Ltd
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Geoff Jein

For over 20 years Geoff has been at the helm of some of the biggest shows in the UK & Australia. Recognised with multiple awards for creativity he has also held roles in TV and Events Communications. He is the Executive Producer of Claudia Winkleman for BBC Radio 2 and oversees a slate which includes programmes for BBC radio and TV, commercial radio, brand podcasts and Audible Originals. 

Australia
Aaron Kearney (OAM)
Director AKS Media International
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Aaron Kearney (OAM)

Aaron Kearney (OAM) is a multi-award-winning broadcaster, photojournalist, sports commentator, five-time New York Festival award winner, AIPS Sports Award Silver Medallist and Prodi Journalist of the Year.

He’s won a Walkley Award for emergency broadcasting and forged a career across newspapers, television, radio and social with Fairfax, Channel Seven Australia, the ABC and others.

He’s currently the Director of AKS Media International, ABC’s Pacific Disaster Preparedness Broadcast Unit Lead and host of “Pacific Prepared”.

Aaron is in demand across the globe for his experience in broadcasting, commentary, storytelling and innovation, working for the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, the BBC World Service and universities and corporations on five continents.

An inaugural Summer Fellow at Reuters Institute for Journalism at the University of Oxford, he holds a Masters Degree and Graduate Certificate from Griffith University, specialising in broadcast for development. He designed and produced the world’s first Pacific indigenous language live broadcast of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, co-produced Papua New Guinea’s historic coverage of the 2015 Pacific Games and has mentored female journalists from six countries at several international events, including the Commonwealth Games.

In 2020, he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to broadcasting.

Further information:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaron-kearney-oam-28772767/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Kearney

UNITED KINGDOM
James Keen
Station Director,Channel 103 and Island FM Tindle CI Broadcasting
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James Keen

James Keen is Managing Director for Tindle Radio’s Channel Island stations – Island FM in Guernsey, Channel 103 in Jersey and newly-launched Soleil Radio which broadcasts to all of the Channel Islands. Channel 103 and Island FM deliver the highest and second highest weekly reach percentages in the British Isles respectively.

As Managing Director, James Keen leads both the commercial and content sides of the businesses. Prior to joining Tindle, James was Managing Editor for Global’s Heart stations in the east of England before which he worked for GCap Media, UKRD Group and Turner Broadcasting Systems.

CANADA
Greg Kelly
Executive Producer, Ideas CBC Radio One
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Greg Kelly

Greg Kelly is the Executive Producer of the CBC Radio Program IDEAS. Before that, he was Editor of the Radio Netherlands Program The State We're In and Senior Producer and co-creator of American Public Media's The Story. Greg's documentaries in both radio and television have won multiple international awards and honours. Unlike most of his peers, he does not have his own podcast.

Australia
Abe Killian
Content Services Manager Community Broadcasting Association of Australia
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Abe Killian

Abe Killian – Content Services Manager – Community Broadcasting Association of Australia

Beginning his radio career in Community Radio in the dark days of the late 1990s, Abe moved to Producing and Technical roles in Sydney Commercial Radio. This led to roles leading both content production and Operations teams in Commercial Radio at large metro stations, 2GB and 2UE, then later at one of the National Broadcasters, SBS. Returning to content creation, he worked at the other National Broadcaster, ABC and then back to a national Operations role at Macquarie Media, now Nine Radio. The move to the CBAA in the role of Content Services Manager, overseeing content creation and aggregation plus News editorial and planning, brings the opportunity to bundle his experience to empower community broadcasters to continue to create quality radio content.

USA
Victor Lee
Producer The Lunar Company
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Victor Lee

Victor is the Co-Founder and CEO of The Lunar Company, a new fiction podcast startup. He produced their debut show, Earth Eclipsed, which won over 15 awards around the world and was an Official Selection of the Tribeca Festival. The Lunar Company is also developing Apollo, a podcast player made for fiction shows, available on iOS and Android.

SCOTLAND
John MacCalman
Broadcast Producer/Consultant Independent
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John MacCalman

I was one of the original employees at Radio Clyde in Glasgow joining the station in November 1973. Through the 80s and 90s, I was Production Controller for Radio Clyde when the station won "Sony Station of the Year" 3 times and was nominated twice. I was also the producer on two Sony Award-winning shows for Best Rock and Pop Programme - Hue and Cry (1989) and The Big Day C1 (1991). I have 10 New York Radio World Medals as producer or co-producer. Among the other career highlights was the innovatory series of 17 annual open-air Kelvingrove Free Music Festivals which provided to launch pad for many local bands performing original music. I have always had an interest in aviation and have produced three critically acclaimed aviation documentaries. Doing the Continental – An hour-long examination of Continental’s first brush with Chapter 11 made in 1985/86 and featuring Continental pilots and crew, the FAA, and an exclusive interview with Phil Bakes. Britannia 300 Alph

ARGENTINA
Liliana Manna
Journalist Independent
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Liliana Manna

Liliana Manna is a journalist who graduated in 1972 from the School of Journalism of the city of Buenos Aires and 1974 from the Institute of Radio Education. She was the first woman in Argentina radio to be named a writer-broadcaster in the News Service of Radio Belgrano and served as producer on various radio and television programs. In 7 opportunities, Manna was awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies at the New York Festivals. The last occasion was in 2014 where she won the Gold for Best Documentary for “30 Years of Democracy: Everybody’s Story.” Also in 2014 she won the Ondas Award, awarded by the Cadena Ser Spain, for best documentary radio program in the world “Human Trafficking: Merchants of Innocence” which on December 3rd was delivered in a special audience with Pope Francisco. Other international awards have included: (with journalist Nelson Castro) the "King of Spain" International Award. First distinction achieved by Argentine journalist radio special prize

United Kingdom
Mark Mardell
Host/ Editor BBC Radio
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Mark Mardell

Mark has worked at a senior level for the BBC covering major world events for more than thirty years. Most recently, he presented the ‘World at One’ and ‘the World this Weekend” on Radio Four, interviewing a wide range of people from top politicians to refugees on the Syrian border. In 2020 he won the Association of International Broadcasters award for news reporting, for a series of reports on US politics. 

Previously he reported for TV and radio as the BBC’s North America editor, during the Obama presidency, and as the BBC’s first Europe editor. In both jobs he made a point of travelling widely across both continents, not merely reflecting the views from Washington and Brussels. Before becoming a foreign correspondent, Mark was based at Westminster as the BBC’s chief political correspondent and before that political editor of Newsnight. During his career he has interviewed many politicians and Prime Ministers from Margaret Thatcher to Boris Johnson. He is currently working on various freelance projects and writing a book about the road to Brexit.

Australia
Siobhan McHugh
Associate Professor of Journalism University of Wollongong
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Siobhan McHugh

Siobhan McHugh was consulting producer for the multi-award-winning investigative storytelling podcasts Phoebe’s Fall and Wrong Skin, in collaboration with The Age newsroom, Melbourne. Wrong Skin , about the clash between Indigenous culture and corporate interests, won Australian Podcast of the Year (2019) and gold at New York Radio Festival. Phoebe’s Fall, about the bizarre death of a young woman in a garbage chute amidst a botched police investigation, won gold at New York (2017). Siobhan is founding editor of RadioDoc Review, a free online journal that critiques audio documentaries and podcasts. She teaches podcasting and audio storytelling in diverse settings and writes on podcasting for The Conversation. Her podcast, Heart of Artness  about crosscultural aspects of contemporary Aboriginal art production, also won gold at New York 2019. Siobhan is Associate Professor in Journalism at the University of Wollongong, Australia. 

This article by Open Society Foundation, featuring Siobhan’s insights into podcasting as a new media format, has been translated into French, Spanish, Russian and Arabic. Her article, ‘Subjectivity, Hugs and Craft: Podcasting as Extreme Narrative Journalism’, was published by Harvard University’s Nieman Storyboard (2019). Siobhan is consulting producer on The Last Voyage of The Pong Su, with The Age newsroom.

United Kingdom
Daithi McMahon
Senior Lecturer in Media University of Derby
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Daithi McMahon

 

Daithí McMahon is a radio academic and critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning radio playwright, director, audio producer and sound artist. He has written and produced through Henchman Productions across numerous radio genres and formats and is best known for his audio dramas on Irish historical figures and contemporary Irish culture and society. He has won national acclaim in Ireland through the IMRO Awards and international recognition through six New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards and nomination to the prestigious Prix Europa Festival in 2015 & 2016 and the Grand Prix Nova in 2016. Daithí is a Senior Lecturer in Media at the University of Derby where he teaches scriptwriting and radio and podcast production. A specialist on the Irish Radio Industry, his research interests include the convergence of radio with digital media, the political economy of media industries and the consumption habits of contemporary audiences. He continues his art practice in audio drama and podcasting while experimenting with ambisonic audio and is currently leading an Irish diaspora oral history project. He was conferred his PhD by the University of Derby for his thesis which examined the impact of Facebook on the Irish Radio Industry 2011-2016.
 

Russia
Oleg Medvedev
Head of Radio & TV Department Telecompass Consulting Agency
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Oleg Medvedev

Oleg Medvedev has more than 25 years of experience in the radio industry as News Director, Executive Director of Radio-7, General Director and General Producer of Melody and Finam FM radio stations in Moscow, Russia. Expert in media project management, journalist, producer, writer, business consultant.

 

UAE
Parvathi Menon
Media Constultant Independent
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Parvathi Menon

A media professional with 14 years of experience in India & the Middle East , Parvathi was part of the Radio and Entertainment business for the top media houses both in Indian and UAE . She headed CLUB FM in the UAE when the brand took a leap from India to UAE in 2015 & launched the station in Dubai . She began her radio journey in 2007 with Radio Mango as a producer when FM Radio was launching as a new medium in Kerala & also has won several national and international accolades .

UNITED KINGDOM
Simon Moorhead
Producer TBC Audio
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Simon Moorhead

Simon Moorhead produced the award-winning feature films Mirrormask, written by Neil Gaiman & directed by Dave McKean and Luna, written & directed by Dave McKean.  (Best British Feature Film at Raindance 2014)

Simon has been associated with many award-winning TV projects including A Different Drummer, Jigsaw, Threads, The Life and Loves of a She Devil, The Bill, BT Global Challenge, Widowmaker & the ITV series Chimera.

After Luna, Simon took the decision to move full time into producing audio drama, live theatre and publishing

In 2017, Simon produced, directed & created the sound design for ‘The Boleyn Brothers’, the story of the West Ham ‘Pals’ battalion during WW1. The production won Best Audio Drama Podcast at the International Radio Awards in New York in July 2019.

During 2018/19 Simon commissioned, produced & created the sound design for over 21hrs. of original audio drama for The Other 1% and commissioned a further 6 hours’ worth of scripts that are ready to go into production.

ARGENTINA
Eduardo Morino
Presenter RADIO MITRE S.A.
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Eduardo Morino

Eduardo "Lalo" Morino is an Argentine based voice actor, broadcast journalist, scriptwriter and a professor. He's been working in the global Media Industry for the past 28 years.

Since 2000, he's been part of Radio Mitre, the leading radio station of Argentina, as a service journalist, voice talent, and radio host. Currently, Eduardo's hosting "Overnight, weekend edition" (narrative, music & news) and has been part of teams widely recognized by the industry and audiences all over the world (King of Spain Award, New York Festivals, Martin Fierro, among others).

He is the institutional voice of La100FM and Golf Channel Latin America, and he works as Voice Actor and Voice Talent in various fiction, commercial and documentary productions (DirecTV, MTV, Tenaris University-Techint Group, and others).

He is a full professor at ISER (Instituto Superior de Enseñanza Radiofónica) and an independent media & comunication consultant.

Eduardo strongly believes that Radio can empower ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

USA
Leslie Mullen
Producer NASA/JPL
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Leslie Mullen

Leslie Mullen is the writer, producer and host of the NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory podcast “On a Mission.” A science photojournalist for over 20 years, she also is a documentary filmmaker and was previously the producer for Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “StarTalk” podcast.

Australia
Greg Muller
Journalist & Podcast Producer Ranieri&Co
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Greg Muller

Greg Muller is an award-winning TV, radio, online journalist, and podcast producer, with 20 years' experience in the Australian media. He is currently hosting a new podcast, Motherlode.  Motherlode details the cybercrime activities of young hackers, including Julian Assange in the 1980’s and 1990’s in Melbourne who pushed the boundaries of computer security systems around the world. The podcast will also look into the story of the local and international law enforcement agencies pursuing them. Motherlode explores the hacker ethic which developed from this time from the birth of hacktivism to one of the most disruptive websites in the world, Wikileaks.

Based in Melbourne,Greg managed Gertie's Law, an award winning podcast series from the Supreme Court of Victoria. In an Australian first, Supreme court judges openly discuss the reasons behind the difficult decisions they make.

Greg also worked as Executive Producer for The Age’s multi award winning investigative true crime podcast, 'Wrong Skin'.

Greg was a reporter and producer for ABC TV’s flagship current affairs program '7.30' and for many years as a presenter and reporter on ABC Radio National’s Bush Telegraph program. Other roles have included on ABC TV’s top rating 'Back Roads' series, reporter for Network Ten’s The Project and SBS Radio news.

Greg has produced numerous podcasts and radio documentaries with multiple awards including two Gold New York Festival Radio awards, two Australian Podcast Awards including Best Podcast for 2018, a Melbourne Press Club Quill award and Best All Media from Australia’s Rural Press Club.

He is also an accomplished sound engineer, and a qualified white water raft guide. When not chasing down yarns, he can be found paddling a river or falling off a mountain bike.

Germany
Götz Naleppa
Drama Director & Sound Artist Naleppa Audio Productions
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Götz Naleppa

Götz Naleppa, Drama Director & Sound Artist of Naleppa Audio Productions, Germany. He is one of the most well-known and experienced directors of radio plays in Germany. He is a member of the Radio Advisory Board.

In the 90’s he constructed the radio play departments of Germany Radio (Cologne / Berlin) as a radio play director, and from 1997 to 2008 Mr. Naleppa acted as director and dramaturg for Germany Kultur (responsible editor for sound art). Since January 2009 he has concentrated his talents on projects serving as a freelance director (radio drama, media arts), translator, and composer in digital sound art.

The NYF Gold trophy for “ZENScapes – City, Land, River” for Sound Art is Gotz Naleppa’s fourth

USA
Scott Nemes
Executive Vice President, Creative Acquisitions, Universal Studio Group and International Development USG Audio, a division of Universal Studio Group
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Scott Nemes

Scott Nemes is Executive Vice President, Creative Acquisitions, Universal Studio Group and International Development.  He reports to Beatrice Springborn, President of UCP and Interim President of Universal International Studios.

In this role, Nemes is responsible for the newly created Intellectual Property division that works across Universal Studio Group to identify and secure rights to books, podcasts, articles and other IP that creatively aligns with talent deals at Universal Television, UCP, Universal International Studios and Universal Television Alternative Studio.  He also oversees the first of their kind internal IP incubators, USG Audio and USG Graphic.

In addition to his IP oversight, Nemes also works to enhance the Universal International Studios’ creative efforts in the U.S. by leveraging the international development pipeline to optimize the talent roster and create global opportunities with the goal of strengthening relationships, packaging projects and increasing sales to buyers in the states. 

Nemes joined NBCUniversal in 2019 as EVP, Development and Current, UCP and was charged with packaging series like the upcoming “Joe Exotic” starring Kate McKinnon and John Cameron Mitchell.

Prior to joining UCP, Nemes headed the television arm of Brad Weston’s Makeready, where he oversaw all aspects of television for the start-up studio. He sold a number of projects to cable networks and streaming platforms and completed production on the “Hombre” pilot for Showtime and executive produced Snapchat’s first scripted series “Class of Lies.

Nemes began his television career at Cinemax, where he helped launch the rebrand of HBO’S sister network. He oversaw such primetime series as “Strike Back,” “Banshee” and
“The Knick.”

Previously, Nemes was Senior Vice President, Production and Development for The Film Department, a film financing/production company, and Vice President, Development at Immortal Entertainment.  He also served as executive producer on Dimension’s “Black Christmas” and producer on Focus Features’ “Hanna” while at Adelstein/Parouse, and was an executive producer for Amazon’s series adaptation of “Hanna,” which hails from Universal International Studios.

United Kingdom
Helen Quigley
Head of Production B7 Productions Limited
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Helen Quigley

HELEN QUIGLEY has nearly twenty years’ experience in producing audio for broadcast. As a producer, her work includes national radio promos for the BBC’s flagship TV programming, including Line of Duty, A Very British Scandal, The Apprentice and The Green Planet. Commercial production work includes mastering for Fresh Air Production’s The Big Steal podcast and campaigns for Digital Radio UK.


Her audio drama credits for B7 Media include the Audible Original psychological thriller series, The Effect, soap series Greenborne, the award-winning The Space Race, Dilation, Venna’s Planet and for BBC Radio 4 the courtroom drama, Barred.

Previously she was a Continuity Announcer and Producer for Comedy Central UK, working with up-and-coming comedians who are now household names. She also launched Robin Ince and Josie Long on their first forays into podcasting in 2006 as Producer of Robin Ince’s Show and Tell and Utter Shambles.


As a Voiceover Artist, she records in a variety of styles - from corporate to comic – supplied from her home studio to clients worldwide. She is best known for the worldwide viral hit, Porn Sex Vs Real Sex: The Differences Explained with Food, viewed nearly 20 million times on YouTube.


Helen loves sci-fi, gin, musicals and any excuse to listen to good audio.

India
Indira Rangarajan
National Content Director (Digital) Mirchi
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Indira Rangarajan

 Indira Rangarajan, National Content Director, Mirchi, is a multiplatform content specialist with over 20 years’ experience in advertising, media & entertainment. She has been associated with Mirchi for over 15 years and has been instrumental in ushering in a new era of audio-video content and celebrity shows. She now handles digital content with Mirchi developing mobile friendly content formats which include podcasts, web-radio and video originals. This former creative director for leading advertising agencies like Ogilvy and Mather is extremely vociferous about women’s issues and strives to promote mental health awareness.

AUSTRALIA
Robyn Ravlich
Producer (Independent) Robyn Ravlich
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Robyn Ravlich

Australian writer and independent radio feature maker following a long creative career at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as a highly-regarded producer and presenter across a range of innovative, specialist programs, including The Listening Room and Into the Music. She has collaborated with composers, performers, writers, sound artists and musicians to create unique radio works for these shows and mentored emerging radio creators and artists in residence.

Recipient of international and national awards, including New York Radio Festivals Silver and Bronze awards, the Australian Human Rights & Equal Opportunities Commission Radio Award and the United Nations Association of Australia Media Peace Prize for Radio.

ARGENTINA
Nicolas Harry Salvarrey
Journalist Urbana Play 104.3
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Nicolas Harry Salvarrey

Nicolás Harry Salvarrey is an Argentinian radio journalist, producer and works as a co-host in Perros de la Calle, Urbana Play 104.3. He also writes about beer, food and lifestyle as a freelancer.

India
Kanwar Sameer
Chief Creative Officer Copper Eye Media
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Kanwar Sameer

An astute media professional with an insightful & cross cultural work experience of more than 18 years, comprising of Radio, Television, Digital Marketing & Events. Expertise in revenue optimization through branded content and creative client solutions.

Previously, Vice President, Radio City (Dainik Jagran)

IRELAND
Helen Shaw
Founder/Director Athena Media
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Helen Shaw

Helen is an awarding winning producer/director and has been a judge with the New York Radio Festival since 2013. She runs Athena Media, in Ireland, a digital and broadcast storytelling agency, and Athena Media has previously won the Grand Award, six Gold, 2 Silver and a Bronze for its work at the New York Radio Festival. Athena Media has also been a multiple awardee at both the Celtic Media Festival Awards and the Irish Radio Awards. Helen is a graduate of UCD, DCU and was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University at the International Affairs Centre. She has worked as a news reporter with the Irish Times, a current affairs producer with RTE and she was editor news and current affairs at BBC Northern Ireland before taking up the post as Head of RTE Radio. RTE is Ireland's public broadcasting service. She ran RTE Radio for five years, launching RTE Lyric fm and leading the digital transformation before taking the sabbatical at Harvard University and post that she set up Athena Media. Athena Media creates award winning podcasts and runs Podcasting Ireland. Some of its recent work includes a new transmedia project called Mother's Blood, Sister Songs www.mothersbloodsistersongs.com exploring the intricate relationship between Ireland and Iceland, through story and song. Helen sits on the board of Arts Council Ireland and is a member of the Royal Irish Academy's Social Sciences Committee. 

South Korea
Mikyung Shin
Executive Producer BeFM / Busan English Broadcasting Foundation
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Mikyung Shin

Mikyung Shin is the executive producer at Busan English Broadcasting Foundation(BeFm), the one and only English Radio Broadcasting in Busan, South Korea.

She is currently the producer of the flagship morning news program for the station.

She has been a dedicated member of the broadcasting field since 1996, at first as a host for various shows across television and the radio in TBC, UBC and TBN.

She began her tenure at BeFM as a producer, in charge of programs spanning various genres, from news to entertainment.

Mikyung has also created many radio documentaries on multiple issues. She has received the Gold Award at the 2018 New York Festival International Radio Program Award.

Croatia
Katja Simunic
Producer, Drama Department HRT Croatian Radiotelevision
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Katja Simunic

Formerly a student of the Contemporary Dance School Ana Maletić in Zagreb (Croatia), she is a graduate in dramaturgy from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb (Croatia) and has a Master of research in dance from the University of Paris 8 (France). She works as a producer in Drama Department /Croatian Radio and Television, as well as the author and director of numerous radiophonic works produced by Croatian Radio. She has been awarded as a director/producer (in collaboration with sound engineer Marija Pečnik Kvesić and composer Maro Market) for the short audiodrama “Notturno” from Grand Prix Nova/Second Prize 2017. As a producer, she has won numerous awards, including: BBC Best European Drama 2019, Grand Prix Marulić 2019, Grand Prix Nova/Second Prize 2020, BBC Best European Drama 2021, etc.

Katja Šimunić is also a dance researcher who analyzes contemporary dance transdisciplinary, positioning it to other arts, media and discourses.

UNITED KINGDOM
Neil Sloan
Group Programming Director Communicorp UK
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Neil Sloan

Neil is the Group Content Director for commercial radio group Communicorp UK leading the programming teams across stations in England, Scotland and Wales.

He is a former BBC Radio 1 producer where he produced Greg James’ first shows for the BBC.  Neil then worked as an executive producer at independent production company Wise Buddah for their Radio 1, Asian Network, 6 Music and Radio 2 programmes

Australia
Fyona Smith
Head of Radio Australian Film Television and Radio School
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Fyona Smith

Fyona Smith is Head of Radio at The Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS), responsible for the development and delivery of AFTRS Radio and Podcasting courses.

She is EP of AFTRS Audio Boom channel, showcasing student work and industry research and holds a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching.

Prior to AFTRS, Fyona produced and presented SCA’s national top rated School of Rock radio show, hosted Southern Cross Television’s, Australian music TV show ‘School of Rock Oz Made’ and held the position of Network Music Director for Triple M Localworks.

Fyona has produced and presented award winning local and national shows and is a multi-Australian Commercial Radio Award winner.

IRELAND
KEN SWEENEY
Radio Producer Independent
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KEN SWEENEY

Ken Sweeney is an independent radio documentary maker working with RTE Radio in Ireland. His first doc, an RTE Radio Doc One One, 'Michael Jackson's Irish Driver' won an Irish PPI Radio Award and was a finalist in the New York Festivals in 2014. Since then his music docs on artists including influential Scottish band The Blue Nile have aired on RTE Radio, BBC Radio 6 Music, and CBC. His latest RTE music doc 'REM Out Of Athens' won Silver at the 2018 New York Festivals. An ex-musician, he is a regular contributor to Irish radio as Irish Showbiz Writer 2016 and 2018 at the Irish Newspaper awards ENDS.

USA
Howie Sylvester
Executive Producer 98.5 The Sports Hub
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Howie Sylvester

Responsible for the production of over 200 professional sports broadcasts per year Documentary Producer/Writer: programs include: Kraftwork: 25 Years of Patriots Ownership Rough Injustice: the Story of the 1976 New England Patriots Too Many Memories: the Bruins-Canadiens Rivalry All In: the Cam Neely Story Call to the Hall: the Willie McGinest Story Gil & Gino Behind the Mic Hail McHale: the Kevin McHale Story Number 33: the Larry Bird Story

IRELAND
Alison Toomey
Producer/Director/Co-founder Real Films Ltd
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Alison Toomey

Alison Toomey is a Producer/Director/Co-founder at Real Films TV & Radio Production Company in Ireland. Real Films TV/Radio Production Company & Radio work has been awarded six IFTA nominations (Irish Film & Television Awards) and has won three IFTA s. Alison's radio work has won a Gold Medal at the New York Festivals 'World’s Best Radio Programs' in the 'Best International Educational Documentary' category and achieved two finalist certificates. Real Films specialize in producing high-end documentaries in Film, Television and Radio. Alison Toomey has been a Grand Jury member at the New York Festivals 'World’s Best Radio Programs' International Radio awards festival for the last five years. You can listen to Alison's work on https://soundcloud.com/alison-toomey-ireland “Being a Grand Jury Member for the World’s Best Radio Awards is now part of my working calendar. I absolutely love it! I get to listen to radio producers work from all over the world. I always learn so much

USA
Mark Travis
Director of Media Production New York Philharmonic
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Mark Travis

Mark Travis has over 20 years of experience in the music industry as a writer, producer, broadcaster, lecturer, and audio engineer. Since 2011, he had been the Associate Director of Media, Production for the New York Philharmonic and is now Director of Media Production.   He has produced the orchestra's broadcasts since 2003. Mark has also served as a writer and producer for Chicago’s WFMT Radio Network where he wrote and produced over 800 nationally syndicated programs--notably the Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera of Chicago broadcasts. As a freelance producer, he has produced English-language broadcasts for the Berlin Philharmonic, The Suisse Romande Orchestra, the Bavarian State Opera, the Bavarian Radio Symphony, and the Milwaukee Symphony. Mr. Travis also has an extensive discography as a music-producer that ranges from recordings by the New York Philharmonic to recordings by William Warfield, Jenny Lin, Jeffrey Siegel, Susan Merdinger, Maria-Luisa Rayan-Forero and the Chicago Chorale for Deutsche Grammophon, Naxos

INDIA
Saajan Victor
Regional Programming Head – Telugu States Radio City 91.1 FM
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Saajan Victor

My Radio journey started off when I was 17 as a voice over artist after which I paved my way as a Radio Jockey in Bangalore. With more than 15 years of experience the love for radio still burns bright and now in my current role I am the Regional Programming Head of Hyderabad and Vizag for Radio City 91.1 FM.

ARGENTINA
Juan Villalba
Radio U General Director National University of Cuyo
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Juan Villalba

Juan Villalba Filippini is a journalist, radio producer, screenwriter, editor and communication professor, with more than twenty years of experience in the media, especially on radio. He worked on radio stations in Argentina and made works for England, Spain and Colombia. He has made documentaries on social issues and also radio shows on sound experimentation. One of the central concepts of his work is to relate the language of radio with the tools of art. He received more than ten national and international awards, including the Silver Award of the New York Festival and two Martín Fierro in his country. Currently, Villalba is the general director of Radio U of the National University of Cuyo, one of the largest public universities in Argentina.

USA
Stephanie Welch
Senior Producer Bioneers
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Stephanie Welch

Stephanie Welch is Senior Producer at the nonprofit Bioneers, and since 2004, has produced its award-winning syndicated program Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature. She is also a filmmaker. Welch directed and produced the recently released documentary film A Dangerous Idea: Eugenics, Genetics and the American Dream.

UNITED KINGDOM
Will Wilkin
Producer British Broadcasting Corporation
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Will Wilkin

Will is one of BBC network radio’s youngest producers. Having secured several programme commissions for Asian Network he is now one of the creative leads at the forefront of redesigning the network for a new generation of listeners. He has presented and produced in commercial stations as well as across the BBC. His work in both entertainment and documentary radio has seen him win Sony Radio Awards, New York Radio Awards, Gillards, two nominations for the Radio Academy’s Producer of the Year and, in each of the last three years, he been named as one of the Radio Academy’s 30 under 30. 

UNITED KINGDOM
Andrew Wright
Managing Director Wright Communicators Ltd
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Andrew Wright

Andrew Wright started his career in the radio and television industry working in some of the world's most dangerous locations as a news sound recordist. He spent 10 years as a broadcaster and latterly programme producer where he developed his production and media management expertise working with programmers, advertisers, official regulators, and talented broadcasters. His company. Wright Communicators, now helps broadcasters develop content, and businesses communicate their brand, marketing and training messages. Andrew’s diverse and valuable experience has also led him to become a leading trainer in creative, personal communication, technical and management disciplines as well as soft skills development. Areas of specialty, past, and present. TV and Radio Broadcaster Broadcasting resources Manager Commercial Copy Writer Professional trainer. (Advert and promotional writing, Digital production, talent development, Core skill development, Business skills.) Company Man

AUSTRALIA
Karena Wynn-Moylan
Presenter/Producer Bay FM radio 99.9
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Karena Wynn-Moylan

Karena Wynn-Moylan  is a fine artist, radio and film documentary maker and songwriter/composer .

For over 23 years she has produced and presented a comprehensive weekly radio arts program on  Byron FM 99.9 in Australia. In addition to being a Bronze medal winner in the New York Festival Radio awards, she  has won an IAWRT documentary award, and a Community Broadcasting Award of Australia for Documentary. In 2021 she was awarded a Gold Hermes award for Website and Electronic media design  for the Narratives Library, a website she founded that receives over one million hits per year and is the largest global collection of authors  reading for five minutes  from their own work.  She also produces irregular podcasts on authors and musicians  distributed through Libsyn. Since Covid she has produced all her weekly radio programs from the comfort of her home studio which is painting at one end and audio at the other.

USA
Carole Zimmer
Journalist & Host "Now What?"
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Carole Zimmer

Carole Zimmer is the host of the podcast “Now What?” about big life decisions, transitions and how you navigate all those curves in the road. She worked at Bloomberg Multimedia as a digital video and television producer as well as a radio reporter for 15 years and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Edward R. Murrow award for her radio documentary “Stalking a Silent Killer.” Before joining Bloomberg, Ms. Zimmer worked at NPR and the CBS and NBC radio networks. She has been a contributor to the New York Times, Washington Post, Harper’s and other publications.

USA
Sue Zizza
Owner Sue Media Productions & Radio Waves Studios
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Sue Zizza

Sue Zizza is a transmedia producer, director, writer, and sound designer. Sue is the owner of both SueMedia Productions, a full service audio production company, and also Radio Waves Studios, a premiere audio facility capturing and producing sound for all media: Audiobooks, TV, Film,VR. Etc.

Sue has produced award winning audio fiction for public radio, audiobooks, and podcasts for more than 3 decades. Her work has been honored by The Audies (9 nominations, two wins); The Gabriel’s; The International Festival of New York; The National Federation of Community Broadcasters; and the Communicator Awards. In 2021 Sue received the Norman Corwin Award for Excellence in Audio Theater for her many achievements in producing audio fiction. Sue’s sound clients have also included: Cleo TV, PBS, Audible, Blackstone, Macmillan Audio, and USA Networks Scy-FiChannel.

From 1996 -2008 she served as the Executive Director of the National Audio Theatre Festivals (NATF) – an audio arts training organization.  In 2013 Sue co-founded with NATF, the HEAR Now Festival.

When she’s not producing and directing, Sue specializes in and manual SFX (Foley) effects for audio productions, film, television and the stage. Sue also teaches audio arts and sound production at New York University’s Kanbar Institute for Film and Television at the Tisch School of the Arts.

South Africa
Tim Zunckel
Regional Business Media Advisor, Sub-Saharan Africa Internews
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Tim Zunckel

With an early introduction to music and storytelling by his older brother and sister, Tim Zunckel was intrigued by rhythm and the spoken word at a young age. The introduction of community radio in South Africa was the final catalyst to the start of his media career.

Tim has a solid founding in campus radio and has worked across commercial, community, retail and public radio. Tim has had varied roles in media management and operations as well as creative development and execution. With his background he now works as a coach, trainer, creative, manager and mentor in the media space. Tim is passionate about developing young talent and working with established professionals who want to take their careers to the next level.

Tim works with the dynamic team at Internews and is the Regional Media Business Advisor for Sub-Saharan Africa.