The fourth edition of Radiodays Europe, to be held at the Berliner Congress Center at Alexanderplatz in Berlin, is slated for March 17–19.
In addition to the main conference, the organizers are introducing “Master Classes” and “Berlin Tours,” which will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday March 17. The master classes, comprising workshops, will focus on social media, leadership and media sales, while the Berlin excursions will give participants the opportunity to visit the city’s historic radio sites.
With more than 50 sessions scheduled, the annual conference will cover the hottest topics relevant to the radio industry and will serve as a pan-European meeting point for public and private broadcasters to exchange ideas and experiences, as well as catch a glimpse into the future of radio. The event will also feature tabletop exhibits.
Speakers confirmed for this year’s gathering include Arno Müller, program director and morning host of 104.6 RTL Berlin; Ben Cooper, controller BBC Radio 1; Annika Nyberg, media director, EBU; Cilla Benkö, director general for Swedish Radio; Clive Dickens, COO Absolute Radio, U.K.; Sam Cavanagh, Southern Cross Austereo, Australia; Mark Findlay, head of music, Capital FM, U.K.; and Yuri Kostin, CEO of Prof-Media Broadcasting, Russia.
Radiodays Europe’s sponsors and exhibitors include radionomy, Triton Digital, adswizz, RCS, Stirlitz, On Air, DRM, Harris and WorldDMB, while its partners comprise YLE, DR, NRK, Sveriges Radio, ARD, the BBC Academy College of Journalism, the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland, Verban Schweizer Privatradios of Switzerland, Syndicat Interprofessionnel des Radios et Télévisions Indépendantes of France and the Community Media Forum Europe.
The 2012 edition, which played host to played host to some 800 participants from 45 countries took place in Barcelona, Spain, and featured 80 speakers and 48 different sessions, covering such topics as new programming, music, news and social media.