The Project Office has seen a busy start of the year, developing programmes and deploying WorldDMB members to speak at the various events that have taken place so far this year.
The year got off to a great start with a WorldDMB DAB+ workshop in Budapest, Hungary organised in collaboration with the National Media and Intercommunication Authority which had over 90 participants from eight countries across the region. This high level of interest has continued over the first half of the year, with record numbers of participants attending all of our workshops, meetings and seminars.
The second half of 2014 will see the Project Office focus efforts on WorldDMB’s annual digital radio seminar at IBC, which has been a sell-out event the past two years, and the WorldDMB General Assembly which will take place on 4-5 November in Rome. Both of these events will provide a unique opportunity to acquire a global overview on all aspects of the development of DAB/DAB+ digital radio. We are now offering opportunities to sponsor, exhibit and advertise at the General Assembly and there are also opportunities to advertise in the new issue of the Global Update.
The Project Office is working also with the Arab States Broadcasting Union on a DAB+ workshop to be held in Tunis on 15-16 October. Other events and workshops are in the pipeline, and we encourage you to read our Weekly Industry News which is the best way to keep informed of all events and industry developments.
WorldDMB membership has started off strongly in 2014 with members renewing their membership at the fastest rate ever and we thank them for their continued support. We would also like to extend a warm welcome to new WorldDMB members Hirschmann Car Communication GmbH, Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics GmbH, PRAIS S.r.l., Visteon Innovation & Technology GmbH, The National Broadcasting Council of Poland, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC) and New Dawn Innovations.
Finally, the Project Office welcomed, Katherine Stephens, as Communications and Events Executive. She replaces Caroline Seville who has departed for pastures new – we wish Caroline all the best for her future projects. Katherine has brought her energy and focus to the communications activities of the Project Office, and one of her first priorities is overseeing the production of the next edition of the WorldDMB Global Update brochure. At the same time, the WorldDMB website continues to evolve and is kept up-to-date with news and information on all aspects of digital radio rollout including technical information, research reports, country rollout information, and much more. With our database of contacts growing steadily thanks to all our activities, you can be sure that your messages will reach the right industry contacts.
We look forward to working with all our members on an exciting second half of 2014.
WorldDMB Project Director