IBBA Present the 13th Annual International Black Broadcasters Association Summer Music Conference and Icon Awards Luncheon

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The Honorable Mignon Clyburn (FCC), Thomas Reed (FCC), The Honorable Marc Morial (National Urban League) and many other special guest moderators and panelists are confirmed. The 2012 IBBA event will take place in New Orleans, Essence Music Festival Weekend, July 5– 7, 2012.

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Rob Neal, CEO of the IBBA says, "If you are serious about the music business, this is one conference you don't want to miss".

The 13th Annual International Black Broadcasters Association Summer Conference will be held during Essence Music Festival Weekend July 5 – 7, 2012 at the W Hotel in New Orleans, Downtown (333 Poydras Street). Former Mayor of New Orleans and CEO of the National Urban League, Marc Morial, will address the IBBA Awards Luncheon, honoring Icons in Broadcasting and the Music Industry. Some of the honorees include Tanya L. Lombard, Vice President of Public Affairs at AT&T (Washington, DC), Hurricane Dave, Operations Manager/Program Director of WHTA/107.9FM (Atlanta, Georgia), Pastor Ralph Moore, Owner of WPFC Radio Station (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), and Garnett March, VP of Urban Promotions and Interscope Records, just to name a few. During the IBBA Awards Luncheon we will also honor the record label of the year. The event will take place at 12PM Noon on Saturday, July 7 at The Roosevelt New Orleans, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel (123 Baronne Street). Registration begins on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 1PM and the VIP Reception kicks off at 7PM at the W Hotel Downtown.

The FCC Commissioner, the Honorable Mignon Clyburn and Thomas Reed, the FCC OCBO Director, are confirmed for the Conversation with the FCC Panel on Friday, July 6 at 2pm at the W Hotel Downtown New Orleans. Some of the other 2012 IBBA events include the IBBA Broadcast Panel, the Music Business Panel, the IBBA Icon Awards Luncheon and more. Some of the event's special guest panelists and moderators include Tony Neal (President of the Core DJs), Tony Gray (President of Gray Communications), Mike Love (Sr. Director of Urban Programming for Cumulus Media) and many others.

The Annual International Black Broadcasters Association Summer Conference and Icon Awards Luncheon is three days of powerful information with guest to include: Program Directors, Music Directors, Record Executives and Broadcasters from both Radio and Television. Rob Neal, CEO of the IBBA says, "If you are serious about the music business, this is one conference you don't want to miss". There will be expert panel discussions that are extremely pertinent to the state of radio and surviving the music business. There will also be live performances, guest speakers and plenty of networking opportunities with influential people in the music, radio and television business.

For more information contact Rob Neal at (601) 545.7854 or email robnealwqid(at)gmail(dot)com.

Who:     The International Black Broadcasters Association

What:    13th Annual IBBA Summer Conference and Icon Awards Luncheon

When: Thursday, July 5th – 7th, 2012

Where: W Hotel (333 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130) and Waldorf Astoria Hotel (123 Baronne Street)

Complete IBBA event information is available at ibbainc.com.

ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION

The IBBA understands clearly the importance of African Americans in Broadcasting. Our purpose is to bring about unity and understanding between television and radio owners and professionals; to help inspire and encourage young people who are our future broadcasters and to provide scholarships to assist in their education. The IBBA's principle objective is to promote ownership, employment, education, and equality for minority broadcasters in America & abroad. For more information about IBBA go to http://www.ibbainc.com.

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