The highlight of the conference will be the deliberations on strategic and policy initiatives for the growth of the industry and realigning perspectives on Phase III of privatization. The conference will also include an exhibition of technological innovations in radio and a gala evening with entertainment shows. There will also be the first Radio Industry Honours for the stalwarts of radio who have shaped the present scenario of radio in India.
Commenting on the second major conference of the body, Anurradha Prasad, President, AROI & Chairperson, News 24 said, "The Radio Conference 2011 will usher in a new era and a fresh perspective on the radio industry in its new avatar. With industry investment of close to $1 billion expected from the third phase of privatization, the Radio Conference will provide an opportunity to address the key policy and development issues of the industry. We have a stellar lineup of panelists who will deliberate on the unique prospects of the medium of radio".
The conference will be graced by Smt. Ambika Soni, Hon'ble Minister for Information & Broadcasting and Shri. Raghu Menon, Hon'ble Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, along with a star studded guest list including names like Sharmila Tagore, Yash Chopra, Hema Malini, Kapil Dev, Madhur Bhandarkar, Kiran Bedi and more. The event will be attended by all major players in the radio and broadcasting industry along with their counterparts in advertising, media planning & buying agencies, policy makers, technological support providers, etc.