Passion meets Progress


Pre conferences activities, Sunday 23 March 2014, Convention Centre Dublin (CCD)

1100 - 1700    All workshops take place at Convention Centre Dublin (CCD).  All tours start from there.  And CCD is also where you can  
register and pick up your participant badge on Sunday to avoid the Monday morning qeue.

1100 - 1700   Four themed Dublin Tours, starting and ending at different times within this time periode.  Read more.  Preregister to

  • a musical/literary Treasure Hunt in the streets of Dublin. Make group of 4-5, start anytime between 11 and 16.  No preregistration necesarry.
  • a nature tour in Pheonix Park, one of the largest parks in Europe  with free-moving herd of deers, the Dublin Zoo etc.  Max 25, starting 1200. 
  • a Literary Pub Crawl testing the beer and listening to actors on the way.  Max 30, starting 1500.
  • a Radio Tour visiting public broadcaster RTE and independent radios.  Max 30, starting 1330. 

1330 - 1630   Four parallell workshops at the CCD

    •    Storytelling on radio, by Ronan Kelly and Liam O’Brien, RTE Ireland
    •    Develop your on-air talent, by Valerie Geller, internationally known consultant and trainer.
    •    How to be a Successful Editorial Leader, by Mia Costello and Richard Jackson, BBC College of Journalism

The workshops are only open to registered participants at Radiodays Europe.  They come at an additional cost of 100 euro, incl 23% Irish VAT and has a limited capacity.  Pre-registration is required.  Pre-register here.

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Monday 24 (All day) Mar

Yellow 1, Level 1

Yellow 2, Level 1

Yellow 3, Level 1


Opening of Radiodays Europe 2014

Welcoming addresses by: John Purcell, IBI and Noel Curran, RTÉ, Stefan Möller, AER and Annika Nyberg Frankenhaeuser, EBU
Hosts: Paul Robinson (UK) and Claire Byrne (Ireland)

RADIO SUMMIT: Radio's connected Future. 

Helen Boaden, BBC, UKMaryam Salehi, NRJ, FR, Jacqueline Smit, Radio 538, NL, Cilla Benkö, SR, SE



The breakdown of breaking news

Andy Carvin, First Look Media, US

So-Lo-Mo – The smartphone challenge. 

Clive Dickens,Southern Cross Australia, AUS.

Stand-up for your radio. 

Nilton,RTP, PO, Denis Avdić,Radio 1, SI


The World’s Greatest Radio Apps.

Annika Nyberg, EBUJames Cridland, Media UK. and Miles Palmer, TuneIn, UK.

The Moth – storytelling on radio and live events. 

Catherine Burns and Sarah Austen Jenness, The Moth, US.

Teens – (Useful) Research and Understanding. 

Kim McNally, BBC, UK, Paula Cordeiro, RTP, PT and Peter Niegel, DR, DK




Radio is in its greatest ever periode of change. 

Helen Boaden, BBC, UK

Back From the Dead...  Resurrecting a radio station by breaking the rules. 

Mike Fitzpatrick, Triple M Network, AUS

10 Things you didn´t know about radio in Russia. 

Alexander Agishev,Best FM, RU and Mikhail Eydelman, RAR, RU

How to successfully sleep with your toughest competitor

Francis Goffin,RTBF, BE and Eric Adelbrecht,RTL, BE


An Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Enda Kenny gives keynote on radio 



Kim Wilde - The international pop icon and radio host.

Interviewer: Francis Currie

Social Radio - Engaging your audience

Jerôme Fouqueray FUN Radio, FR, Rick O´Shea, RTÉ 2fm, IE and Dan Cocker, Somethin` Else, UK


Strategies for digital switchover around Europe.

Trygve Rønningen,P4, NO, Phil Riley, Orion Media, UK,  Jan Westerhof, NPO, NL and Beatrice Merlach, MCDT, CH.

Moderator: Mats Aakerlund


Playing the local card,

Anthony Gay,ReelWorld Europe, Dave Kelly, FM104 IE, Dan Mumford, UK, Pete Simmons, UK.

Hosted by ReelWorld


iTunes Radio – Lessons from America

Larry Rosin, Edison Research, US, Ruediger Landgraf, Kronehit, AT and Caroline Grazé, NRJ, DE.

"I wished I`d thought of that" - The secrets to great ideas.

Sam Cavanagh, Southern Cross Austereo, AUS

New ways to measure and understand your listeners.  

Dennis Christensen, DR, DK, Patrick Collins, BBC Radio, UK,  Olaf Lassalle, AGMA, DE

Digital Starts Today

Alexandre Saboundjian, CEO, Radionomy

Hosted by Radionomy


Talkin´ `bout my Generation. 

Graham Albans,BBC, UK, Guido Ardone, RAI, IT, Tuija Pehkonen, NRJ, FI, Adam Fogarty, RTÉ, IE, Anastasia Gorokhova, Voice of Russia, RU

Moderator: John Paul Coakley, Director of RTÉ Radio Operations, IE


Lina Chawaf, independent Syrian radio "Rozana", FR, Hla Yin Aye, Mandalay FM, MYR

Breaking the Creative Rules of Imaging and Branding. 

James Stodd, Celador Radio, UK, Andreas Sannemann, Benztown, DE and Goran Kurjak, Otverei Radio, HR

Moderator: Dan Mcgrath, Bounce London LLP, UK

Cold hard facts: Unlock listener insight in realtime.

Mikkel Becker Ottesen and Carsten Worsoe, RadioAnalyzer

Hosted by RadioAnalyzer

Tuesday 25 (All day) Mar

Silver, Level 2

Blue, Level 1

Red 1, Level 1

Red 2, Level 1


12 secrets to Creating Compelling Content. 

Liz Green, BBC Radio Leeds, UK, Denis Florent, Radioformat, FR, Torsten Birenheide, BB Radio, DE and Valerie Geller, USA

Making your small station successful and profitable. 

Lyn Long, Radio Flair, UK and Yvonne Malak, My Radio, DE

Radio`s Innovations

Duncan Kolba, bigFM and RPR1, DE, Chris Kimber, BBC, UK, Eugenio La Teana, RTL 102,5, IT and Roger Roberts, RTBF, BE.

The Growth of the Radio App

Chris Gould, All in Media (AIM),  Clive Dickens, Southern Cross Austereo and James Cridland,, UK

Hosted by All In Media


Radio in car: Under attack? 

Fred Jacobs, Jacobs Media, US and Michael Hill, Radioplayer, UK

Moderator: James Cridland,, UK


Tony Blackburn – in conversation. 

Tony Blackburn, radio Legend, UK

In conversation with: John Simons, International Radio Consultant, UK


Conversations with Clients. 


Pat Bryson, consultant, US.


Don’t believe everything you think! "Relationship sellers are costing you business"

Rod Power, Managing Director, NRS Media EU and Ryan Brown, Sales and Marketing Director, NRS Media

Hosted by NRS Media


Beeing authentic - Talk show host Stephen Nolan

Stephen Nolan, BBC Northern Irland

in conversation with Paul Robinson, CEO of Radio Academy, UK.

Programme development in the age of podcasting. 

Chris Bannon, WNYC, US

The Killing of a Reporter

Hannah Storm, Director of the International News Safety Institute, Cilla Benkö,
Director General of Swedish Radio and Caroline Wyatt, BBC defense correspondent,BBC, UK.




Evolving Ad Technology and Practises in the US and European Market

Leigh Newsome, TargetSpot

Hosted by Target Spot


Investigative journalism: The Edward Snowden case and "The secret war" in Germany.

Paul Johnson, The Guardian, UK, Adrian Feuerbacher, NDR, DE

Been There, Seen That, Done That.

John Kelly, multiple PPI winning broadcaster, IE, Tom Dunne, radio presenter,IE, Willie Kavanagh, former chairman of EMI records in Ireland, IE and Ian Wilson, Producer RTE, IE

The Sound of Radical Thinking. 

Ralph van Dijk, Eardrum, AUS and also President of the Cannes Lions Radio jury.

The Fire

Diederick Huizinga, PURE Jingles


Hosted by PURE Jingles




Searching for Community: Google, Facebook, Storyful

Evin Gaffney,Facebook, IE, Daniel Sieberg, Google, USA and Àine Kerr, Storyful, IE

Moderator: Ger Gilroy, Newstalk, IE

Getting The Best Out Of Talent. 

Andy Parfitt, Saatchi & Saatchi, UK

The battle for attention of the young. 

Schiwa Schlei, Digital 1 LIVE/ WDR, DE, Joël Ronez Le Mouv` and New Media, Radio France, FR and Tomas Granryd, SR P3, SE.

Radio Promotion - The Big Money Catches Everyone

Ralph Clemens Martin, EMIRAT AG

Hosted by EMIRAT AG


30 Top Ideas in 45 minutes.

Caroline Grazé , NRJ, DE, Sam Cavanagh, Southern Cross Austereo, AU, Vilde Batzer, NRK P3, NO, Sami Tankanen, Nelonen Media, FI, Filippo Solibello, RAI, ITTony Moorey (Absolute, UK)

Successful Programming Strategies for Digital Platforms. 

Matt Deegan, Folder Media, UK, Martin Liss, NRJ, DE, Line Gevelt-Andersen, NRK, NO and  Dusty Rhodes, Digital Radio Ltd, UK

Why Belgians love Radio/
Winning concept for cooperation in France

Dirk Soetens, VRT, BE and Jean-Eric Valli, Indès Radios and Group 1981, FR

Serving the local community

Ciaran Murray, President of the Community Media Forum Europe, IE



John Spillane, musician, IE and annoncement of next host city for Radiodays Europe 2015

Hosts: Anders Held and Rolf Brandrud, (Project Managers Radiodays Europe)