2019 Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors


Thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors for your support.


Lanyard Sponsor


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Official CBAA Conference Lanyard SponsorMcNair

McNair has the oldest pedigree of any research company in Australia, dating back to the 1930s. McNair is a full-service market and social research company with a commitment to community radio – not just by virtue of supplying the National Listener Survey for the past decade, but also as the leading research agency amongst the diverse groups that listen to community radio, including speakers of languages other than English and Indigenous Australians. McNair has all the quality credentials and resources required, as well as the experience and sensitivity to assist in community research at every level.


MediaLab Partner



Official CBAA Conference MediaLab partnerCMTO

The Community Media Training Organisation (CMTO) began operating in 2011 and is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID 91800), delivering accredited and non-accredited training to community broadcasters around Australia. The CMTO is committed to delivering high quality and innovative training using the latest education tools both online and face-to-face.


Sustainability Partner



Official CBAA Conference App Sponsor

AVC-Group is primarily a systems integrator and broadcast solution provider. We service Australia, New Zealand, the island nations of the Pacific, North Africa, the Middle East and India and are the sole distributor of Telos Alliance products in all these areas. AVC Group also represents a number of broadcast specific software products including Burli , Bionics & Wide Orbit. 

AVC-Group has a strong engineering team and product specialists that enables us to design, implement and support broadcast systems in client facilities. All AVC companies are privately owned.


Awards Sponsors and Exhibitors


AAIS is a part of Insurance Advisernet Australia which is a principal member of the National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) and a member of the publicly listed Austbrokers Group. Through this association AAIS is a part of a group that has $1.6 billion of gross written premiums under management and has unparalleled access to a wide range of products and services.

Scott Shepherd’s years of experience in the industry enables him to provide the best advice on selecting the right insurance program to adequately cover their customers' assets and liabilities.




The Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) is the nation’s premier screen and broadcast school. AFTRS’ purpose is to find and empower Australian talent to shape and share their stories with the world by delivering industry-relevant and future-focused education, research and training. AFTRS activities ensure they reflect Australian society by supporting diversity and focusing on supporting the best talent, from all backgrounds, into careers in the industry. Courses are informed and taught by top industry practitioners and combine theory and practice to develop industry ready graduates.

AFTRS finds, develops and supports Australian storytelling talent from early inspiration to the highest levels of professional practice, helping build the stories that connect, surprise and move us all.


Agile Broadcast 


Agile Broadcast is a company focused on providing specialist technical solutions to the radio broadcast industry. They offer a range of hands-on technical services, as well as technical management and consultancy services for your broadcast facility. Agile Broadcast are passionate about all areas of radio broadcast engineering.

Through their industry experience and technical knowledge of station operations, they offer their clients advanced solutions in all areas of radio broadcast engineering from consultancy and installations, to repairs and maintenance.




APRA AMCOS (Australasian Performing Association and the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society) is a music rights organisation representing over 100,000 members who are songwriters, composers and music publishers. They license organisations to play, perform, copy, record or make available our members’ music, and we distribute the royalties to our members.

The APRA Ambassador Program sees more than 100 influential music creators and industry stakeholders promote advocacy for music creators’ rights and the Australasian music industry locally, nationally and internationally. They work collaboratively to promote the importance of music creators’ rights and their role in administering those rights to all levels of government, the media and the wider community, as well as seeking input on issues affecting their members.


Broadcast Components

Broadcast Components

Broadcast Components is a family owned business offering choice with value in broadcast equipment. Their extensive product lines cover applications from the microphone to the antenna and outside broadcast from marketing leading global manufacturers.

With over 40 years of industry experience, Broadcast Components focus is to be part of your organisations team and to support and build relationships in the Australian broadcast industry with regular customer visits, new product email communication and multiple products for each link in the chain.

Community Broadcasting Foundation

Every Australian has a unique story to tell – the Community Broadcasting Foundation helps to share these stories. Each year we grant more than $16.8 million so community media organisations can communicate, connect and share knowledge through independent radio, television and digital media.

From major cities to remote communities, our grants inspire people to create and support local, independent media. Our funding helps connect people across the country, including nearly six million people who tune in to their local radio station weekly.

‘A voice for every community – sharing our stories’.  We support all areas of community media including Indigenous, ethnic, regional and radio reading (RPH).


Deutsche Welle 

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Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany’s international broadcasted trusted source for reliable news and information with content in 30 languages. The flagship channel DW provides are analysis and insights to viewers around the globe, reporting on important issues in English 24/7. With continuous news reports, special features and talk shows covering everything from business, science, politics to culture and sports, DW brings people closer to what matters most – made in Germany, made for minds.




Hindenburg Systems is a Danish Software house focused on providing innovative solutions for radio production. Their mission is to tear down the technical divide between storytellers and their audience by offering solutions that ensure a high-quality standard and services that allow audio storytellers to focus on their story and how they connect with their audience.

Hindenburg are dedicated to supporting the production of great radio stories.



Established in 1969, the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Limited (PPCA) is a national, non-government, non-profit organisation that represents the interest of record companies and Australian recording artists.

PPCA work together with their licensors, being thousands of Australian recording artists and hundreds of labels both major and independent. While PPCA enables businesses to thrive by playing a repertoire of quality music, they also safeguard the rights of thousands of Australian recording artists and labels, ensuring that they receive a fair return for their music.


RØDE Microphones

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RØDE Microphones is an Australian company manufacturing world-class microphones. Every stage of manufacture and production takes place using the latest high-precision manufacturing technology on-site at our Sydney campus. Exporting to over 118 countries worldwide, RØDE microphones are used by the world’s top broadcasters, filmmakers, vloggers, podcasters and musicians as well as by a legion of budding content creators.

In addition to world-renowned radio broadcast microphones such as the Procaster and Broadcaster, RØDE recently released the award-winning RØDECaster Pro – the world’s first integrated broadcast and podcasting console. Featuring four mic channels, Aphex signal processing, full USB and Bluetooth connectivity, mix-minus capability for phone calls, an integrated sound pad jingle player and built-in microSD card recording, it is revolutionising podcasting and broadcasting the world over.