KBP TLMCThe KBP will be holding its 43rd Top Level Management Conference (TLMC) on November 15-17 at the Royce Hotel & Casino in Clark, Pampanga. The members of the primary association of broadcasters in the country will be meeting to elect its officers for 2018 and to discuss the latest issues and trends affecting the broadcast industry. The theme of this year’s conference is Relevance and Resilience in a Fast-Changing World, reflecting the condition of the broadcast industry in a time of advancing technologies, new competition, and dramatic political and economic changes. The new presidential spokesperson, Harry Roque, was invited to speak during the conference.

Attending the conference are officers and executives from 123 broadcasting companies and networks comprising the members of the KBP. Collectively, they operate 709 radio stations and 133 television stations.

The topics and speakers for this year’s conference include: Socio-Economic Prospects Under the Duterte Administration by Prof. Dindo Manhit, Managing Director, Stratbase ADR Inc.; Broadcasting and the Changing Media Landscape by Ms. Jane Basas, President and CEO, Cignal TV; The Federalism Debate and Media’s Duty to Inform by Prof. Maria Ela L. Atienza, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of the Philippines; The Digital TV Migration Plan by NTC Commissioner Gamaliel A. Cordoba; The Challenge of News Amid Fast-Changing Times by Ms. Armie Jarin-Bennett, President, CNN Philippines/Nine Media Corporation; What Research on Consumer Attitudes and Behavior Tells Us About How to Connect with the Broadcast Audience by Mr. Stuart Jamieson, Managing Director, Southeast Asia, Nielsen Media; How to Sell Radio in a Digital World by Mr. Nicco De Jesus, Business Director, Media and Digital, Kantar Media Philippines; and How Radio Account Executives Can Prepare an Effective Sales Presentation by Ms. Shane Garcia Madamba, General Manager, IProspect Philippines.

The KBP’s Top Level Management Conference has been held every year since 1974, a year after KBP was founded by private broadcasters to unite the broadcast industry. The association promotes the advancement of a broadcast media that is independent, responsible, and abreast with developments in technology.