Passion meets Progress

Programme for Radiodays Europe 15 - 17 March 2015 in Milan

Sunday 15 March - Preconference Events and Exhibition at Milano Congressi (MiCo) during the day
and at La Fabbrica del Vapore in the evening. 
Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 March - the Core Conference and Exhibition with 50 sessions at MiCo. 
Monday evening 16 March - Radio night at the da Vinci Technical Museum

Links to maps and addresses::
- Milano Congressi (MiCo), North Wing Entrance, Via Gattamelata 5, Milan
- La Fabbrica del Vapore, Via Giulio Procaccini, 4. This is not far from the venue MiCo in the northern part of central Milan.
- da Vinci Technical Museum, “Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci”, entrance
from Via Olona 6. This party is in central Milan, nearest Metro station is Sant Ambrogio.


Exhibition opening hours Sunday / Monday / Tuesday:
Sunday 15th March 2015 1300 - 1800 / 1 pm – 6 pm
Monday 16th March 2015 0800 - 1800 / 8 am – 6 pm
Tuesday 17th March 2015 0830 - 1630 / 8.30 am – 4.30 pm


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Sunday 15 Mar

Workshop 4. Creativity management - case studies of Google and PixarBy Michal Ben-David (TV-producer / PhD-researcher, Israel).  Read more.  Yellow 1.


Register and get your participant badge on Sunday to avoid Monday morning queue.  Exhibition opening hours 13:00 - 18:00.


Milan Tours 1: Citysightseeing Milan.  Tours starting from MiCo at 1300 and 1500See video.  Free of charge - direct to pre-registration.


Milan Tour 2: Wold EXPO 2015 MilanPresentation by General manager Piero Galli 1345 - 1415 in Hall Red, Level 1, MiCo.  Preview tour to EXPO site leaving from MiCo 1430, returning 1630.  Free of charge - direct to pre-registration.


Milan Tour 3: Visit UNESCO Heritage company town from the 1930-ies.  Bus from MiCo 1330, returning at 1700.  Free of charge - direct to pre-registration.


Workshop 1: Your on-air radio brand
John Vorhaus (Creative consultant, USA)
Yellow 1, Level 1


Workshop 2: The future of B2B and sales in radio
Tomas Bacoccoli (Communi-cations expert, Sweden)
Yellow 2, level 1


Workshop 3: You got me feeling emotions
Laura-May Coope (Director of Social Life, UK)
Yellow 3, Level 1


Visit Radio City, an exhibition of Italian radio to network with Italian radio colleagues.  Drop by any time during the day.  At La Fabbrica del Vapore.


Meet the Media Guru.  Open event with lecture by Helen Boaden, BBC’s head of Radio and Music


Welcoming Reception at the Factory

Fabbrica del Vapore, Via Giulio Procaccini, 4.  Drinks and fingerfood.  Hosted by the City of Milan.  This is not far from the venue MiCo in the northern part of central Milan.

Monday 16 Mar

Stream 1, Silver, Level 2

Stream 2, Blue, Level 1

Stream 3, Red, Level 1

Stream 4, Grey, Level 1


Registration.  Get your participant badge at the registration desk on Level 1.  Open until 1700.


Passion meets Progress.  Opening of Radiodays Europe 2015. Benvenuti a Milano!

Luigi Gubitosi (Director General, RAI, Italy), Mathieu Gallet (CEO and Chairman, Radio France), Kristian Kropp (CEO, bigFM/RPR 1, Germany), Cilla Benkö (Director General, Swedish Radio, Sweden).  Welcoming hosts: Paul Robinson (UK)


The Z100 Morning Show 
Elvis Duran and Dennis Clark (iHeart Radio, USA) 


 #Je suis Charlie.  Terror and breaking news - the inside story.
Cécile Mégie (Director, Radio France International), Antoine Bayet (Head of digital, France Info, Radio France), Mark Cummins (Content manager, SBS, Australia), Anders Kinch Jensen (DR P1, Denmark)



Five simple tools to make your show better
David G Hall (Media Strategist, Los Angeles, USA)


Bed to bed – the multi-platform radio audience across the day
Alison Winter (Head of Audiences, BBC Radio & Music, UK)
Audio Now - How a new era of listening is helping advertisers be heard
Judith Spilsbury (Head of Customer Training, RAB, UK)


Brand like a rock star
Steve Jones (Music industry veteran, USA)
Session sponsored and hosted by MusicMaster


Stream Battle
Larry Rosin (Edison Research, USA), Rüdiger Landgraf (PD, Kronehit, Austria)


Death, sex and money – how to start and succeed with podcasting
Anna Sale (Producer, New York Public Radio, USA)


The Generation Headphones: How to monetize mobile Radio
Lars Peters (RMS, Germany)


What if technology is your best friend after all?
Marty Garrison (VP Technology, NPR, USA), Eugenio La Teana (Research & Development Director, Italy), Joe Trainor (x-news Evangelist, X-Art, Austria), Vincent Benveniste (CEO & Co-Owner, DAVID Systems, Germany)
This session is sponsored and hosted by DAVID Systems



Radio beyond radio
Pierre Bellanger (CEO, Skyrock, France)
How radio became digital-first
Ali Abhary (CEO, Karnaval Media Group, Turkey)  


Sound and subconscious seduction
Sam Crowther (Head of Creative, Bauer Radio, UK)


How broadcasters can deliver great social media experiences
Jon Spearing (Research Manager, BBC Online, UK), Rasmus Thaarup (Social Media Researcher, DR, Denmark)


How to Win Against Radios New Competition
Larry Rosin (US), Ed Hooper (AUS), Matt Saraceni (AUS), Sam Cavanagh (AUS) and Ian Walker (UK)

This session is sponsored and hosted by Omny




Radio Summit
Christoph Falke (Head of  TV & Radio at Axel Springer SE, Germany), Stefan Møller (President, AER, Belgium), Thor Gjermund Eriksen (Director General, NRK, Norway), Helen Boaden, (Head of Radio and Music, BBC, UK).


Mobile apps: more than just live radio
Joel Sucherman (Senior Director, Digital Developments, NPR, USA), Long Zheng (Head of Product, Omny, Australia), Boris Lochthofen (CEO, Radio PSR, Germany), Michael Mahemoff (Founder,, UK)


“Hey Mr DJ… Put a record on!”
Luc Frelon (Music programmer, fip, Radio France), Jure Longyka (Presenter, VAL 202, Radio Slovenia), Chris Blacklay (Executive producer for specialist programming, Somethin Else, UK)


Sweet Streams Are Made of This
Mikkel B. Ottesen (CEO and Co-founder, RadioAnalyzer ApS, Denmark)

Session sponsored and hosted by RadioAnalyzer


If psychologists ran radio stations
Adam Ferrier (Consumer Psychologist, Australia)  


Loving the news – in new ways
Tony Scott and Tue Blædel (Journalists and talk show hosts, Danish Radio P3, Denmark)
and Guiseppe Cruciani (Talkshow host, Radio 24, Italy)


Connected and mobile audio: New money from growing platforms
Leeroy Shillingford (Head, Digital Solutions, NRJ, France), Nicolas Bidon (MD, xaxis, UK), Oliver Deane (Commercial Digital Director, Global, UK)


Meet the Future
Ben Cooper (Controller, BBC Radio 1, UK)
Three from Reelworld 30 under 30 share their visions.
Session is sponsored and hosted by ReelWorld


The infamous royal prank call – the DJ tells her story
Mel Greig (Ex-Presenter, 2DAYFM Sydney, Australia)


People are idiots
Geoff Lloyd and Annabel Port (Absolute Radio, UK)


Hybrid radio - internet and broadcast together
Nick Piggott (Chair, RadioDNS Hybrid Radio, UK), Julia Maier-Hauff (Secretary General, AER, Germany), Florian Novak (CEO, Tonio, Austria)


Innovative Radio Brand Engagement
Daniel Anstandig (CEO, Futuri Media, USA)
Tanya Juhasz (VP International Business Development, Premiere Networks, USA)
Session sponsored and hosted by Futuri Media/Premiere Networks


The Comic Toolbox - or how to be funny when you´re not
John Vorhaus (Creative consultant, USA)


Radios of the world – unite!
Piers Bradford (Project manager, Radio Everyone, UK), Stefan Möller (President of AER and CEO, RadioMedia, Finland), Filippo Solibello (Caterpillar, RAI Radio 2, Italy)


Innovations for radio
Valerio Zingarelli (CTO, RAI, Italy), Hervé Dejardin and Mathieu Beauval (Radio France), Rolf Nyffenegger (SwissTXT, Switzerland)



How to keep listeners engaged on mobile
Chris Gould (Founder and CEO, All In Media, UK), Tim Heyes (Co-founder and Director, Soundmite, UK), Michael Hill , founder and Managing Director of UK Radioplayer Ltd (UK)
Session sponsored and hosted by All in Media


Radio Night at the Museum

The Italian Pavilion of Expo 2015 hosts the great event of Radiodays Europe, open to delegates and selected guests only. The event takes place in the National Museum of Science and Technology of Milan, entrance from Via Olona 6. This party is in central Milan, nearest Metro station is Sant Ambrogio.

Tuesday 17 Mar

Stream 1, Silver, Level 2

Stream 2, Blue, Level 1

Stream 3, Red, Level 1

Stream 4, Grey, Level 1


Making radio personalities relevant in 2015
Dennis Clark (Vice President of Talent Development for iHeartMedia, USA)


Mobilizing audiencies.  Three stations successfully using social media
Alex Braga
(Radio host, RAI Radio 2, Italy), Erik van Hengstum (Innovation manager, NPO, Netherlands), António Mendes (PD, RFM, Portugal)


Don't keep the kids out
Stijn Lehaen (Ninjanieuws, VRT Startup, Belgium), Tom Heerdegen (Head of news, NDR Info, Germany), Torsten Bierenheide (PD of BBRadio and Radio Teddy, Germany)


Aristotelian Dramaturgy - How to create compelling personality-driven content
Warren Kurtzman ( President  & Chief Operating Officer, Coleman Insights, USA)
This session is sponsored and hosted by Coleman Insights.


For the next generation
Ben Cooper (Controller BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, UK)
Cajsa Lindberg (Controller SR P3, Sweden)


The golden age of news
Mark Little (Founder of Storyful, Ireland)


Digital radio - factors for success across Europe
Ole Jörgen Torvmark (Director, Digitalradio Norge, Norway), Jacquelin Bierhorst (Project Director, Digital Radio +, Netherlands), Annika Nyberg (Media Director, EBU), Laurence Harrison (Director of Technology and market development, DigitalradioUK, UK)


Radio worth watching - The visualization of digital radio
Bryce Clemmer (CEO, Vadio Inc, USA), Davide Gaddia (Head of Technical Department, Gruppo Finelco, Italy), Ismael Sanchez Menendez  (Head of Innovation, Atres Media, Spain), Trygve Refvem, (Head of Digital Music, MTGx, Sweden)

This session is sponsored and hosted by Vadio Inc.


Redefining radio
Sam Cavanagh (National Executive Producer, Southern Cross Austereo, Australia)


Telling the truth from conflict areas
Cecilia Rinaldini (Reporter, RAI Radio, Italy), Konstantin von Eggert (Journalist, Komersant Radio, Russia), Carsten Kuehntopp (Editor at B5Aktuell, BR, Germany), Sidsel Wold (Correspondent, NRK, Norway)


Changing the numbers.  How to re-shape your station successfully
Jussi Suvanto (PD, Radio Suomipop, Finland), Bogdan  Potoniec (Group Programme Director, Time Group, Poland), Rosario Pellechia (Presenter, Radio 105, Italy) and Peter Don (Principal-Director, bpa, Australia)


Data is the new oil!  Outsmart your competition with smartphone based research
Paul Amos (Xtra Research, Australia), Torsten Birenheide (Program Director BB Radio, Germany), Raúl Domingo (CEO, Know Media , Spain), Christian Schalt (Consultant, Next Level Audio,  Germany)
This session is sponsored and hosted by ON AIR.


The Chris Evans Breakfast Show – Uncovered
Helen Thomas (Editor, BBC Radio 2, UK)  


Radio in car: connected competition on the dash
James Walshe (Deputy Editor, Practical Classics automotive magazine, UK), Michael Hill (Managing Director, Radioplayer, UK), Tobias Wallerius (Hardware Architect, Visteon, Germany)


South Africa's formula for radio creative success
Mariana O'Kelly (Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather, South Africa)


From linear to digital - WideOrbit´s end-to-end solutions for your enterprise
Rob Green (Vice President of Streaming, WideOrbit, USA)
This session is sponsored and hosted by WideOrbit.




How2Move (people and products) with music
Tomas Bacoccoli (Communications expert, Sweden)


Radio can break the Internet.  Tomorrow’s talent today
Joe Harland (BBC Radio 1), Jack Howard and Dean Dobbs (Youtube stars)


Give me something special or I switch off! How to get the Facebook Generation back to radio
Tone Donald (Head of NRK Young, NRK, Norway), Phillip von Martius (General Manager, egofm, Germany)


Visual Radio, graphics and multimedia live events - Radio is here to stay!
Diederick Huizinga (Creative Director PURE Jingles, Netherlands), Gerard Ekdom / Giel Beelen / Domien Verschuuren (3FM presenters, Netherlands), Robert Ruckstuhl (SRF Radio Director, Switzerland), Kodjo Akolor (P3 Morning Host, Sweden)

Hosted by PURE Jingles


30 ideas in 45 minutes

Sam Crowther (Head of Creative, Bauer Radio, UK), Ulla Svensson (Programme Developer, Swedish Radio, Sweden), Helen Thomas (Editor, BBC Radio 2, UK), Larry Gifford (Radio Consultant & Talent Coach, USA), Anna Sale (Producer, New York Public Radio, USA) and Gracia Lee (Digital Department, KBS, Korea)


Small can be beautiful.  Community and local radio success stories
Niccoló Vecchia (Social media anger, Radio Popolare, Italy), Alan Alpenfelt (Chief Editor, Radio Gwen, Ticino, Switzerland) and Birgitte Jallov (Community Media Forum Europe, Denmark)



Turn listeners into friends with stars and events.  How to engage your audience off air
Peppi Puljujärvi (Head of music, YleX) and Tomi Saarinen (Head Of YleX, Finland), Frank Beyhl (PD, Radio Gong, Germany), Norbert Grundel (Head of Njoy Radio, NDR, Germany)  


Nicola Sinisi (Director of Radio, RAI, Italy), Anders Held and Rolf Brandrud (Co-founders and Managers, Radiodays Europe)