Radiodays Europe 2016 opened its doors in sunny Paris on Sunday March 13.
Held at the Palais des Congrès in the city’s 17th district, the annual event attracted more than 1500 registered participants from 62 countries, said the organizers.
Sporting the theme “Creating the Future,” session topics ranged from programming, new platforms and technology to how radio covers emergency situations such as the recent Paris attacks and Europe’s refugee crisis.
The three-day conference offered four different tracks running in parallel with 120 speakers, 55 sessions and workshops along with a technical exhibition featuring 60 exhibitors.
The official opening took place Monday March 14 and showcased keynote speeches from Mathieu Gallet, president and CEO of Radio France, Dee Ford, managing director of Bauer Media U.K., Graham Dixon, head of radio at the European Broadcasting Union and Kamila Ceran of Tok FM in Poland.
“Radiodays this year is special. Paris has faced its worst period and we are very happy here at Radiodays to be supporting the city this week,” said Anders Held, managing partner at Radiodays Europe. “Radio is also part of some of the great changes we are seeing in Europe and the world, and continues to play its role, whether that’s providing news, entertainment or information.”
During the last session of the show, the organizers announced that next year’s edition would be held in Amsterdam, March 19–21.
— Marguerite Clark