Annual Conference 2017: Location and Host
RTP - Rádio e Televisão de Portugal, Portugal’s Public Service Broadcasting company is the host of 35th CIRCOM Regional Annual conference, which will be held on the Azores archipelago, off the Portuguese coast. The event is taking place on 25th and 26th May 2017 in Ponta Delgada, the capital city of the autonomous province of the Azores islands.
This conference will be the westernmost ever in the entire history of CIRCOM, the Azores being the very last patch of land of the European continent on its west side. The archipelago is located in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean.
RTP has been producing regional television and radio programmes since 1975 in the Azores and just finished the construction of a brand new building on the main island.
In a video message showed during the last conference, held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, RTP's CEO Gonçalo Reis announced that both his company and the local government of the Azores are willing to do their best to welcome CIRCOM members for its 35th Annual Conference.
RTP and CIRCOM Regional have found the perfect fit to ensure good collaboration in preparation of the next conference. Jose Lopes de Araújo, the director of Public, International Affairs and archive of RTP is also a native of the Azores, as well as a former director of the local RTP Station. Mr Araujo was also appointed as a new Vice President of CIRCOM Regional in May 2016.