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EXTENSION OF REGISTRATION – Wednesday, July 13, 2016

THE 47TH CBU ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY

HOTEL NACIONAL, HAVANA, CUBA

OCTOBER 24 TO 27, 2016

Dear Colleague,

The CBU Secretariat extends its thanks to delegates, exhibitors and presenters who have already submitted their registration forms for the CBU’s 47th Annual General Assembly, ahead of the original registration closing date of June 24, 2016.

In collaboration with the  main conference hotels, the Secretariat is pleased to advise, the registration period has been extended to Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

However, please note there is a limited number of rooms blocked for Assembly delegates.  After the booking deadline, rooms will be subject to availability, and only at regular rates.

Highlights of this year’s Assembly include a forum on “Media Innovation and Transformation” from the CEO of the South African Broadcasting Corporation, Mr Jimi Matthews; a seminar on Disaster Risk and the Media, to be addressed by Mr Ronald Jackson, Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA); a spotlight on Digital Radio standards featuring Ms. Ruxandra Obreja, Chairman of Digital Radio Mondiale, as well as a half-day seminar on “Doing Business in Cuba”, hosted by the national Chamber of Commerce.

As always, the best of the media offerings from the region will be celebrated at the Caribbean Broadcasting Awards gala, on the evening of Tuesday, October 25.

The CBU has negotiated a special rate for participants to experience La Parisien at Hotel Nacional, hailed as the best cabaret in Havana.  In addition, all participants are invited to stay after the Members’ session on Thursday October 27, for an afternoon trip to enjoy the art and handicraft at La Feria in Old Havana, as well as a day tour of Pinar del Rio on Friday October 28.

CBU has negotiated discounted airfare for delegates travelling to Havana on the official airline of the event, Copa Airlines.  The discounts are valid for the event attendee and one (1) travel companion, for travel up to 5 days before and after the AGA.

For registration details, including updated information for payment by wire transfer contact info@caribroadcastunion.org or +1(246)430-1007 or check the CBU website at http://caribroadcastunion.org/annual-general-assembly/annual-general-assembly-2016/.

For more information about the customized packages for sponsors and exhibitors, contact Mrs. Loretta Skeete at loretta.skeete@cmccaribbean.com or the CBU Secretariat at admin@caribroadcastunion.org.

Looking forward to welcoming you to Havana, Cuba in October!

Warm regards,

Sonia

Sonia Gill

Secretary General

Caribbean Broadcasting Union

 


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CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23 10.30 AM – 3.30 PM CBU Board Meeting (Directors only) – Hotel Nacional 

LUNCH (Directors only) – Hotel Capri

  10.00 AM – 4.00 PM

 

Registration – Hotel Nacional

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER  24 8.15 AM – 8.45 AM Registration – Hotel Nacional
  9:00 AM – 10:00 AM OPENING CEREMONY: Salon Vedado, Hotel Nacional
  10:00 AM – 10:15 AM COFFEE BREAK
  10:15 AM – 12.30 PM Forum 1:  ADVANCING MEDIA SECTOR TECHNICAL CAPACITY: DEVELOPMENTS IN DIGITAL RADIO  – Mr. Carlos Acciari DRM Steering Board member, and Mr. Lynn Mansfield, World DAB  – Salon Vedado, Hotel Nacional
  12.30 PM –  2.00 PM L U N C H – TIME FORUM: ADVANCING COMPETITIVENESS IN THE CARIBBEAN – Feature Speakers:  Dr. Justin Ram, Director of Economics Caribbean Development Bank and Ms Allison Demas, Media Insite – Hotel Nacional
 – 2.00 PM – 3.00 PM              Forum 2: CARICOM SINGLE ICT SPACE – Mr. Nigel Cassimire Secretary General (Ag.) CTU – Salon Vedado, Hotel Nacional
  3.00 PM – 3.15 PM COFFEE BREAK
  3.30 PM – 5.00 PM

 

Forum 3: DOING BUSINESS IN CUBA: National Chamber of Commerce – Salon Vedado, Hotel Nacional
  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM WELCOME RECEPTION – Taganana Room – Hotel Nacional

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM ADVANCING MEDIA SECTOR CAPACITY ENVIRONMENTALLY – DISASTER RISK REDUCTION – Mr. Ronald Jackson, Executive Director, CDEMA and Dr. José María Rubiera Torres, Head of the Meteorological Division, ICRT – Salon Vedado, Hotel Nacional
  9. 30 AM – 9.45 AM BREAK
  9. 45  AM – 1.00 PM Forum 4: ADVANCING MEDIA SECTOR CAPACITY ENVIRONMENTALLY – DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND THE MEDIA Ms Rose Willock OBE and Ms. Andria Grosvenor, CDEMA
  1:00 PM –  2:30 PM L U N C H-TIME FORUM – Public Service Media innovation and Transformation – The Experience of Indonesia, Mr Frederik Ndolu, member of the Supervisory Board, Radio Republic Indonesia and Ms Sally-Ann-Wilson, CEO of the Public Media Alliance; Moderator – Ms Nazima Raghubir, Association of Caribbean Media Workers
  2:30 PM –  3:15 PM

 

 

3.15 – 3.30 P.M.

 

 

3.30 PM – 4.30 PM

 

 

 

6.30 PM – 8.00 PM

Forum 5: ADVANCING MEDIA SECTOR CAPACITY ENVIRONMENTALLY – DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND THE MEDIA – Mr. Alexander Zink, Vice-Chair DRM “Digital Radio for All”.

COFFEE BREAK

 

 

Forum 6: ADVANCING MEDIA SECTOR CAPACITY ENVIRONMENTALLY: ADDRESSING E-WASTE FROM DIGITAL SWITCH-OVER – Mr. Cleveland Thomas, Caribbean Regional Representative, International Telecommunication Union

CBU CARIBBEAN BROADCASTING AWARDS RECEPTION & DINNER – Hotel Nacional

  8.30 PM – 10.30 PM

 

2015 CBU CARIBBEAN BROADCASTING AWARDS CEREMONY: Hosted by RTV – Venue to be confirmed

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 8:45 AM – 10:00 AM WORKSHOP: CARIBBEAN BROADCASTING AWARDS 2015 RESULTS – CBA Chief Judge Ms Penny Hynam  Salon Vedado, Hotel Nacional
  10:00 AM – 10:15 AM COFFEE BREAK
  10.15 AM – 11.30 AM Forum 6: ADVANCING MEDIA CONTENT – SPORTS RIGHTS AND MEDIA – Ms Carole Beckford, West Indies Cricket Board and Mr. Roberto González Sánchez, Director Telerebelde  – Salon Vedado, Hotel Nacional
  11.30 AM – 12.30 P.M. ADVANCING MEDIA CONTENT – LAUNCH OF CARIB EXPORT REGIONAL RADIO SERIES: PULSE OF THE CARIBBEAN – Ms. JoEllen Laryea, PR and Communications Advisor & Mrs. Robertha Reid, Senior Advisor-Office of the Executive Director, Caribbean Export Development Agency
  12.30 PM  –   1.30 PM L U N C H TIME FORUM – Mr Manuel Martinez, Regional Director, Latin America, DJI – Hotel Nacional
  1.30 PM –   3.15 PM

 

PROGRAMME SCREENINGS: Caribvision, Compete Caribbean Animation Cluster, Highlight Events – Salon Vedado, Hotel Nacional
  3.15 P.M. – 3.30 P.M.

3.30 PM – 5.30 PM

COFFEE BREAK

EXHIBITORS’ PRESENTATIONS

  7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Social Evening  (La Parisien Cabaret) – Hotel Nacional

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27

 

9:00 AM –  1:00 PM CBU  Annual General Assembly (CBU Members Only) – Hotel Nacional
  1:00 PM –  2:00 PM L U N C H (All delegates) – Hotel Capri
  2.00 PM – 3.00 PM

 

Post AGA News Briefing: (CBU Board Members Only)– Hotel Nacional
  3.30 PM – 6.30 P.M. Social Event: Visit to Old Havana
   

 

 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28  8.00 AM  –  5.00 PM Social Event: Day Tour to Pinar del Rio

47th CBU Annual General Assembly – October 2016

The next CBU Annual General Assembly (AGA) will be held in Cuba from October 24 to 27, 2016 under the theme, “Developing the Capacity of Caribbean Media”.

Organized by the CBU Secretariat in collaboration with the main host broadcaster, the AGA brings together media executives, policy-makers, industry product suppliers and content producers from around the region and beyond, to take stock of individual and collective progress, as well as offer insights into how the sector can move forward, in the face of current opportunities and looming challenges.

During the three-day conference to be followed by a general meeting of the Union’s members, media executives, broadcast manufacturers, development professionals and other sector players will examine the sub-themes: Advancing Technologically; Advancing Environmentally and Advancing Media Content.

The AGA will also feature a half-day workshop, hosted by the Cuban Chamber of Commerce, at which partners will be able to explore opportunities for business in the Cuban market.

The host broadcast system is the Instituto Cubano de Radio y Television (ICRT) headquartered in Havana. The main home for the Assembly will be the Hotel Nacional, Hotel Nacional: http://www.gran-caribe.com/english/hotel.asp?hotel_code=SCTGCNacional&ad_=Affilired

with additional space being booked for delegates at the Hotel Capri Hotel Capri: http://www.nh-hotels.com/hotel/nh-capri-la-habana

CBU 47th Annual General Assembly Copa Discount For further information about participation, including sponsorship, contact the CBU Secretariat at info@caribroadcastunion.org or +1(246)243-2351

 

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