WASHINGTON, DC – Over 700 broadcasters from 48 countries attended the NAB European Radio Conference held November 4-6 in Barcelona, Spain. The conference topped previous attendance figures, with sold-out exhibit space and standing-room only conferences.
"We are very pleased with the number of exhibitors and attendees that participated in the conference this year," said Chris Brown, executive vice president of conventions and business operations at NAB. "Next year's convention will feature an expanded show floor, to further accommodate the needs of our ever-increasing number of exhibitors."
"NAB Europe provided an excellent opportunity for broadcasters to interact with international colleagues while examining the key radio issues that are affecting us today," said Margaret Cassilly, vice president of international operations at NAB. "The new, innovative sessions, as well as the support we received from our partners and various European radio associations, helped make this year's show one of the best to date."
The theme of this year's conference was ¡Viva la Ràdio! - a message that emphasized working together to revitalize radio. Attendees at the conference were exposed to exhibits, sessions and workshops that provided insight into the future of radio broadcasting. Highlights included the new NAB Podcasting Summit, a session that examined the essential skills needed to create, maintain and promote a podcast, as well as the debut of Global Traffic Network's (GTN) European Radio Awards. Supported by NAB, the awards recognized outstanding achievements among European radio stations and showcased the best radio professionals across the continent.
Next year's conference will take place in London, October 26-28. Additional information about this year's conference can be found at www.nabeurope.org.
The NAB European Radio Conference
This year's NAB European Radio Conference celebrated it's 15th successful year and continues to be the premiere annual gathering of radio broadcasters in Europe. More information about The NAB European Radio Conference is available at www.nabeurope.org.
The National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts. Information about NAB can be found at www.nab.org.