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Audio Collaborative 2019


This premier must attend event for consumer audio, pro audio and entertainment industry professionals returned to London for the sixth time in November for a day of invaluable insights, expert discussions and networking opportunities.

Participants and attendees included senior executives from the content and broadcast industry, the service provider community, audio hardware and related tech industries. Renowned for always addressing the hot topics and issues of the day, this year's event was no different. Data rich Futuresource presentations were accompanied by expert insights and panels from industry heavyweights.


Opening Keynote

Presenter: Carsten Olesen, President Consumer Division - HARMAN


Audio Tech Consumer Lifestyle - Data and Insights

Moderator: Simon Bryant, Director of Research - Futuresource Consulting

Henrik Brodersen, Senior Global Product Manager - Bang & Olufsen

Anders Andreen, CEO - Urbanista

Shay Kamin Braun, Director of Product Marketing - Knowles Electronics

Grace Lo, Managing Director - KEF Audio Group


Smart Home Technology Evolution - From command and control to AI and truly ambient experiences

Presenter: Simon Forrest, Principal Analyst - Futuresource Consulting


The Office of the Future and the Rise of Remote Working

Presenter: Jeremy Keefe, Regional Vice President of Sales, UK & Ireland - Poly


It's Not Just About Music - Podcast explosion and audio book renaissance

Moderator: Tristan Veale, Market Analyst - Futuresource Consulting

Jason Phipps, Commissioning Editor for Podcasts- BBC

Hannah Telfer, Managing Director - Penguin Random House

Ruth Fitzsimmons, Managing Director - Podfront UK

Kurt Thielen, CEO - Zebralution


The Continued Rise of the Home Studio and Prosumer Content Creator

Moderator: Chris McIntyre-Brown, Associate Director of Professional AV - Futuresource Consulting

Timothy Carroll, CEO - Focusrite Engineering

Helienne Lindvall, Director of Business Development & Artist Relations - LANDR UK

Robbie Dunne, Managing Director - Miloco Studios

Joscha Kretschmann, Team Lead Manager, Professional Product Management - Beyerdynamic


Pro Loudspeakers Market Overview - Key Verticals Driving Growth - Consumer & Pro Brands Colliding

Presenter: James Kirby, Market Analyst - Futuresource Consulting


3D, Binaural and Surround Sound - What is next for the consumer and pro audio industry

Moderator: Jack Wetherill, Principal Analyst - Futuresource Consulting

Guillaume Le Nost, Executive Director, Creative Technologies - L-Acoustics

Andreas Ehret, Director, Technology Marketing - Dolby

Mirek Stiles, Head of Audio Products - Abbey Road Studios

Richard Lindsay-Davies, CEO - DTG

Paul Gillies, Director - Headphones Revolution Ltd


Futuresource Home Audio & Headphones Market Facts & Trends

Presenter: Guy Hammett, Market Analyst - Futuresource Consulting


Hearables & Disruptive Technologies Redefines the Premium Headphones and Hearing Health Market

Moderator: Luke Pearce, Market Analyst - Futuresource Consulting

Tim Johnston, Senior Vice President & General Manager of the Headphones Business Unit - Bowers & Wilkins

Gerard Loosschilder, Vice President, Market Insights - WS Audiology

Chris Havell, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Voice & Music - Qualcomm

Mike Dias, Executive Director - In Ear Monitor International Trade Organisation

Danny Aronson, CEO & Co-Founder - EVEN


The Future Role of Audio in Automotive

Moderator: Mike Fisher, Associate Director of New Technologies - Futuresource Consulting

Bill Wyman, Vice President of Global Marketing, Car Audio - HARMAN

Callum Hubbard, Lead Engineer, Audio Strategy - Jaguar Land Rover

Laurence Hobden, Research & Applied Technologies Team Leader - Meridian Audio

Laurence Harrison, Director of Automotive Partnerships - Radioplayer


The Rise of the Super Content Aggregators in Music, TV, Video and Games

Presenter: David Sidebottom, Principal Analyst -Futuresource Consulting


Convergence of Content, Display & Audio Innovation Set to Transform the At-home Entertainment Experience

Presenter: Bill Neighbors, SVP & General Manager, Cinema & Home - Xperi

Presenter: Pete Woods, Senior Vice President, New Media Distribution - Sony Pictures


Audio Collaborative brought together delegates from some of the leading companies in the industry, giving our sponsors the opportunity to showcase their brand and products in the presence of an influential audience. Below, you'll find the different sponsorship opportunities that we offer at our events.

Title Sponsor

For decades, Qualcomm has connected the world. From mobile to compute, 5G to AI, connectivity is in our DNA. In audio, we are focusing our expertise on bringing the world powerful, immersive audio. Our offerings are designed specifically to support our customers with the advanced technologies and flexibility they need to develop high performance, feature differentiated, and superior sounding audio products. As the demand for connected audio devices increases, our customers can rely on our portfolio of scalable, end-to-end technologies to build a new wave of devices that can be used all day, every day and can be taken anywhere. The connected world of audio products is more breathtaking, more immersive than ever before.


Analog Devices is the leading global high-performance analog technology company dedicated to solving the toughest engineering challenges. We enable our customers to interpret the world around us by intelligently bridging the physical and digital with unmatched technologies that sense, measure, power, connect and interpret. Visit


IMAX® Enhanced brings The IMAX Experience into the home by combining digitally remastered 4K HDR content and DTS® audio technologies with best-in-class consumer electronics products and streaming platforms. Built for the fans who demand a more premier in-home entertainment experience, IMAX Enhanced offers a new level of immersive sight, sound and scale—just as the filmmaker intended. Premium televisions, projectors, A/V receivers and loudspeakers form an ever-expanding line-up of devices certified by IMAX Enhanced.  Participating studios include Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.

IMAX Enhanced uses IMAX’s newest, proprietary digital remastering technology (DMR) to deliver ultra-vivid 4K HDR picture with more vibrant colors. Select IMAX Enhanced content features its exclusive expanded aspect ratio – enabling viewers the full scope and scale of the picture as filmmakers intended. IMAX and DTS have also partnered with award-winning Hollywood sound mixers to deliver an IMAX signature sound experience in the home. To ensure optimized playback of fully immersive IMAX Enhanced content, the two companies have designed an IMAX Mode – meticulously calibrated to deliver the best viewing and listening experience in the home.


Founded in 1984 near Paris, France, L-Acoustics is the global leader in premium professional sound reinforcement technologies. Recognised for pioneering the line source array, L-Acoustics continues to shape the future of the professional audio industry with L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology, a multidimensional, object-based approach to designing, mixing, and processing sound that results in extremely natural and intelligible audio and a more vibrant, and authentic connection between artists and their fans.


XMOS stands at the interface between voice processing, biometrics and artificial intelligence. Backed by some of the best names in high tech venture capital, flexible microcontroller technology, purpose-designed algorithms and differentiated software come together to deliver world leading voice and audio solutions to the consumer electronics market.

In this era of intelligent connectivity, XMOS high-performance voice interfaces open the door to a natural conversation with technology today, and are innovating with edge-AI and other sensors to build even smarter, more intuitive interfaces in future.


Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) is a market leader and global provider of advanced micro-acoustic, audio processing, and precision device solutions, serving the mobile consumer electronics, communications, medical, defence, automotive, and industrial markets. Knowles uses its leading position in MEMS microphones and strong capabilities in audio processing technologies to optimise audio systems and improve the user experience in mobile, ear, and IoT applications. Knowles’ focus on the customer, combined with unique technology, proprietary manufacturing techniques, rigorous testing, and global scale, enables it to deliver innovative solutions that optimise the user experience. Founded in 1946 and headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, Knowles is a global organisation with employees in 11 countries.


Linkplay Technology Inc. is a turn-key solution provider that offers brands and OEMs a complete solution for developing the latest smart products in various markets. Linkplay’s turn-key solution includes a variety of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, voice IoT modules, certification for leading voice assistants, global music streaming services, firmware, software, cloud services, a customizable companion app, and white label products. Linkplay’s solutions has empowered global brands to launch their products quickly and efficiently into the market with optimum performance. Linkplay continues to evolve its technology to create effective and versatile solutions to meet brand customers’ needs.


Audiogum is a B2B technology company that specialises in premium software solutions for audio device manufacturers and streaming services. We offer flexible solutions to enrich the user experience of audio products, including: Bespoke Voice Control; Personalised Playlisting; User & Device Analytics; User Account Management & Secure Data Hosting; Custom Branded Immersive Apps; Hardware & Services Integrations. Our approach is to give consumers the best possible experience, by enabling them to listen to the audio content they love, quickly and elegantly.


Sponsorship Packages

Sponsorship Package Title Sponsor Demo Space with Speaker Demo Space without Speaker Session Sponsor
Speaker or Panel Slot


Demo Space incl. company overview copy, downloadable PDF's, video reels and chat functionality


Logo on Event Home Page


Logo on Interval Slides


Social Promotion Pre/During/Post Event


Company Mention in Futuresource Press Release


Independent Blog Article on Event Topic Published on Futuresource Website


Company Video on Event Home Page (up to 3 mins)


Screenings of Company Videos Throughout the Event (up to 2 mins)


1 Company Video After your Sponsored Session (up to 2 mins)


Additional Tickets

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