Segue, the national radio and audio fair, makes a welcome return to the city on 17th and 18th October.
The two-day event will be sited at Leeds College of Music and Cloth Hall Court – Well Met’s dedicated conferencing venue at Leeds Beckett University’s city campus – bringing together a host of radio, audio and big industry names.
Segue kicks off on the evening of 17th October with a free to attend networking and tutorial session at the Leeds College of Music led by PPL, the UK’s music licensing company and performance rights organization.
Events will continue at Cloth Hall Court on the following day with a range of speakers and networking opportunities. Radiocentre, the industry body for UK commercial radio, will host the opening session of the day – Tuning In – with speakers including Bauer’s Managing Director of Radio Dee Ford, Global’s Regional Creative Director Simon Forster and Founder/M.D. of Radioplayer, Michael Hill. The event will provide delegates with insights into the latest in creativity and binaural sound and an update on Radiocentre’s latest research and how advertisers can capitalise on the audio revolution.
Clare Vidler, Conference Manager at Well Met, said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming back Segue to Cloth Hall Court for its second year. The historic setting coupled with high-spec facilities provide an added dimension to an event showcasing audio innovations and what’s new in radio.
“Not only can we share our hospitality and customer service with our guests, some of our media undergraduates get the opportunity to network with industry experts and gain an understanding of what it is like to work in radio and audio technologies.”
There’s plenty of local voice talent on offer too including ‘A Rare Glimpse of Larry (Budd) & Paul (Dunphy)’ hosted by ‘Dixie’ from Heart Yorkshire. BBC Radio Leeds Sports Editor, Jonny Buchan and Tanya Arnold, BBC Sports Reporter and BBC Look North Presenter, will share everything they know about bringing sporting events to life and radio legend Janice Long will be in conversation with radio historian, David Lloyd.
Outgoing chief executive of the Radio Academy, Roger Cutsforth, said: “We’re delighted Segue is returning to Leeds for its second year, offering radio and audio practitioners and those considering a career in the radio industry the opportunity to attend networking events and masterclasses with some of the biggest names in the industry.
“We’ve taken the best bits from last year and built on them to create an even bigger and better event this year. We’re pleased to be able to extend opportunities to local businesses, students at Leeds Beckett University and members of the public interested in finding out more about radio. I’m proud to have the legacy of this event and anticipate that it will only continue to grow and develop in the future.”
Full details can be found via the Segue website at: http://www.segueleeds.com/