TRB brings the future of radio innovation and technology to New Zealand on Tuesday, June 25

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TRB brings the future of radio innovation and technology to New Zealand on Tuesday, June 25

On Tuesday, June 25 The Radio Bureau is bringing renowned international audio and radio experts to New Zealand for a Power of Audio conference in partnership with AUT and Radio Broadcasters Association (RBA).


Power of Audio is a conference which will examine emerging trends and the future of audio, including technology and innovation in research.

Power of Audio will feature a number of leaders in the audio space to discuss topics such as smart speakers, innovation in audience measurement for radio and what voice technology, 5G and the connected car means for the audio industry.

International speakers include Kate Burleigh, the country manager for Amazon Alexa Skills ANZ who will be presenting on the topic of voice assistants and smart speakers. It also includes radio futurologist and keynote speaker James Cridland who has spent almost thirty years working in the audio space for organisations such as BBC and Virgin Radio in the UK.

Audio is experiencing phenomenal growth internationally. Radio listenership continues to remain strong, streaming music is growing and podcasting is starting to gain momentum. Smart technology is fueling audio consumption and the use of voice, which is changing the way that humans interact with content producers and brands.

The half-day session starts at 8:30am and wraps up before mid-day, finishing with a panel of speakers discussing some of the most pressing questions for the industry around how radio is responding to issues such as increased demand for streaming content and music, fake news and smart technology.

Says Peter Richardson, general manager, TRB: “Audio is experiencing somewhat of a renaissance, driven by the innovation in sound and voice technology over the last few years. We’re excited to be bringing over experts in the field to discuss the changes and developments in our dynamic industry.”

The conference will take place in the Sir Reeves Building at AUT City Campus on Tuesday 25 June and is free to attend for media agencies and marketers.

Registrations are now open: