Clearly, word got out. Shortly after the first RedTech Summit in Paris last year, we started getting enquiries from industry leaders who couldn’t make it — and some hopefuls — asking if they could be part of this year’s Summit. That presented us with a challenge: The Summit format works because we keep the event exclusive but diverse and casual but intense. So, we couldn’t make it too much bigger.
The first step was to move the venue from the middle of Paris, with its wondrous distractions, to a château outside the city, where discussions and negotiations could continue uninterrupted, in an air of quiet contemplation until late into the night, if necessary, probably over a good cognac or glass of champagne. The second was to stick to the format that clearly worked: Only CEOs and CTOs, but from different disciplines and markets; fresh perspectives rarely come from your backyard. Also: No egos — broadcast media has more than its fair share of loud voices. It was never an issue with the first Summit, mainly due to the deep respect those attending obviously had for each other and the realization of the profound nature of the challenges they all shared. But we’re not taking any chances, so, again, we’ve invited experienced facilitators — fellow specialists in the field — to guide the sessions with a firm hand and an inquiring eye.
The next step was to say “No.” Unfortunately, we couldn’t have the same crew back again, no matter how much they wanted to return. We take our mission to inform, connect and exchange seriously — impacting the industry means inviting different voices to the table.
So, this year’s Summit will again host a diverse range of business leaders from major private and public radio broadcasters, podcasting companies and streaming audio providers from all over the world. They will delve deeply into the key strategic challenges that keep them up at night. They have to — our industry’s future depends on their wisdom and guidance. While some insights will remain with those at the Summit, we will share as much as possible.
Of course, none of this would be possible without the belief and passionate support of our sponsors and some of the industry’s most committed stakeholders: Super HiFi, Xperi, RCS, Quu, NeoGroupe, Benztown, Beasley Media Group, Radio Act, Audience and Ferncast. They have allowed us to keep the event free (only a minimal fee to secure one’s space) for those invited.
Let us know if you want to be on the list for 2024.
You can find out more about what to expect here.