Passion meets Progress

Programme for Radiodays Europe 15 - 17 March 2015 in Milan

Sunday 15 March - preconference events 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 with 50 sessions at MiCo. 
Monday evening 16 March - Radio night at the da Vinci Technical Museum

- 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.

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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


Milan Tours 1: Milan City Tours visiting main tourist sites in Milan.  Tours starting from MiCo at 1300 and 1500.  Both tours going via Fabrica del Vapore to MiCo in the end.  See video.


Milan Tours 2:  Preview of EXPO 2015.  Tour to the EXPO site where 140 countries are finishing pavillions for EXPO opening May 1st.  Tour by bus from MiCo at 1400 to EXPO site and return to Fabrica del Vapore and MiCo.  Further information will follow.


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 (Communications 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)


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)


12 persuasive sales cases in 30 minutes
Speakers TBA


What if technology is your best friend after all?
Marty Garrison (VP Technology, NPR, USA), Eugenio La Teana (Research & Development Director, RTL 102.5 Hit Radio, 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 Your Station Can Conquer the Internet
Ed Hooper (AUS), Matt Saraceni (AUS), Sam Cavanagh (AUS)
This session is sponsored and hosted by Omny




Radio Summit
Jacqueline Smit (CEO 538Groep, NL), Helen Boaden, (Head of Radio and Music, BBC, UK), Christoph Falke (Head of  TV & Radio at Axel Springer SE, Germany), Thor Gjermund Eriksen (Director General, NRK, Norway)


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, Regiocast, Germany), Michael Mahemoff (Founder,, UK)


“Hey Mr DJ… Put a record on!”
Speakers TBA


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)
More speakers TBA
This session is sponsored and hosted by ReelWorld


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


Lower your expectations
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)


Session sponsored and hosted by Futuri Media/Premier 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
More information will follow


Session sponsored and hosted by All in Media/AIM


Radio Night at the Museum

The Italian Pavilion of Expo 2015 hosts the gala 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
More information will follow


Give me something special or I switch off! How to get the Facebook Generation back to radio
Ana Martinoli (Professor, former PD of B92, Serbia) and others


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
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 Musicmaster.


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)




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)


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


Session sponsored and hosted by PURE Jingles


30 ideas in 45 minutes
Speakers TBA


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 Jallöv (Community Radios of Europe, Denmark)



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)


Finale - and announcement of next host city for Radiodays Europe 2016