First speakers announced for Drive to Digital 2018

Drive to Digital 2018, proudly sponsored by Arqiva, is a major annual event for the wider radio industry. This year the event will focus on ‘The future of radio' with significant contributions to the debate from broadcasters, Government and the supply chain.

Digital Radio UK is delighted to announce the first Drive to Digital speakers:


Bob Shennan, BBC Director of Radio & Music
Dee Ford, Group Managing Director Radio, Bauer Media
By video - Margot James MP, Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries

We will announce further speakers in the coming weeks. The event is free of charge and is already filling up fast.

When: Tuesday 25 September 2018, from 12.30pm
Where: The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG
How: To reserve your place please contact

Other key sessions and speakers planned:
Voice technology
In-car digital radio
The podcasting revolution
The new audio market - the listening stats
The changing retail market

Digital Radio Hall of Fame: There will be a special session recognising the first inductees into the new Digital Radio Hall of Fame with appearances from:
The Pioneers: Dame Jenny Abramsky, Ralph Bernard CBE, Quentin Howard, John Kempner and Sir Hossein Yassaie.
The Innovators: Grae Allan, Michael Hill, Rashid Mustapha and Ian O’Neill OBE.

Industry drinks and networking reception: Sponsored by DTS Connected Radio.

If you want to know what’s going on in digital radio, you should be at Drive to Digital. Keep an eye on RadioToday, our media partner, for regular updates on the Drive to Digital line up.

The conference will host 300 attendees from across the radio industry including supply chain, vehicle manufacturers, device manufacturers, retailers, technology and software companies, national and local broadcasters, policy-makers, regulators and international guests.