BBC Radio 1 presenters Katie Thistleton and Jordan North (pictured) will front the Nations and Regions Media Conference this year.
The duo will introduce a day of showcases, discussions and debates under the strapline Radio For The 21st Century.
Now in its 24th year, the conference was started by Granada Television chairman David Plowright and the University of Salford. It was designed to give a platform for the media industry outside the capital and has become a regular fixture in the media calendar.
This year, ITV presenter Lucy Meacock will present the first ever Ray Fitzwalter Award – a £4,000 cash prize for the best investigative journalism outside London.