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About Radiodays Europe

The meeting point for the world of radio, podcasting and audio

In a time of change, Radiodays Europe brings the industry together and lead the development as the most innovative and creative initiative in the radio and audio world

Radiodays Europe was born in 2010 as a response to the needs of the European industry, public and private, to come together to discuss the new media challenges, across borders. It has since grown to become the most important annual conference for radio professionals with over 1600 participants from 62 countries online and in-person. It is the meeting point for the European radio, podcast & audio industries. It attracts both private and public radio stations, podcasters from across the spectrum big and small, plus audio professionals from a variety of industries. It is a destination event for high level industry individuals and companies from around the world.

The 12th edition of Radiodays Europe will take place in Malmö, Sweden, 15 - 17 May 2022. 

The Event & Conference

The purpose of Radiodays Europe (RDE) is to raise the awareness of radio, audio and podcast to inspire innovation and collaboration within the radio and audio industry and to encourage programme development and good radio journalism. RDE is organised as an annual conference in the spring of a different European city each year.

We aim to produce a radio, podcast and audio conference as the first choice for world class content, providing knowledge, sharing of experiences and enable exciting meetings and networking for all.

In its 12th year the conference has become not only the leading radio conference in the world, but also the largest, with nearly 1600 participants from 60 countries. RDE is a world-wide destination for radio, podcast and audio professionals, a not-to-be-missed reference point. Radiodays Europe also provides a platform for showcasing innovation and independent journalism.

The Programme

Radiodays Europe (RDE) focuses on the future of radio, podcasting and audio, while also sharing experiences from the best of today - success stories, digital advances, journalism, new research and business models from across the globe.

RDE is also about the radio, podcast and audio markets and how our industries deal with new players entering the business, the digital challenges that rapidly are changing the way people consume information and entertainment, and the disruption of present business models. At RDE you will also find inspiration from some of the greatest award winning producers, broadcasters, podcasters, leaders and players from inside and outside our industries that will influence our future.

Radiodays Europe is not only the largest international radio, podcast and audio conference in the world. It is also leading the way by being forward looking, with high quality content, great speakers and a huge programme with over 120 speakers in +60 sessions over 2.5 days. In addition, RDE features an exhibition with 85+ exhibitors showcasing services for broadcasters.

The programme is created with the involvement of the partner organisations of Radiodays Europe, who kicked off the programming process with a brainstorming meeting – the Conference Assembly in September. An international Programme Committee of ten has since then been working on the programme and finding speakers.

The Attendees

Most attendees come from Europe – almost all countries in Europe are represented. But attendees come from around the world too – Middle East, Asia, Africa, Australia, North America and South America. The countries with the biggest participation are Germany, the Nordic countries, UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, USA, Switzerland, Austria, France, and Russia. 

Delegates come from commercial radio and public service in almost equal numbers. 

29% define themselves as top-level management, 28% are Programme Directors/Music Directors/Channel Managers, 10% are Heads of news or journalists, 9% are producers/programme hosts, 4% work in online or technical development, 5% in sales and 15% other.

The Partners

One key to success for Radiodays Europe is the dialogue with broadcasters and partners across Europe about the development of the conference. Radiodays Europe is supported by a wide range of organisations such as the EBU (public broadcasters), AER (private radios), egta (European saleshouses) and other radio organisations in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Ireland, Poland, Russia and Slovenia. Other partners have members outside Europe, such as PMA (Public Media Alliance), AIBD (Asia-Pacific), WorldDAB and Radiodays Africa, ZA.

Not for profit 

“The Association Radiodays Europe” is a not for profit organisation with the sole purpose of organising the annual radio conference. The association was founded by the public broadcasters SR, DR, NRK and YLE and these organisations make up the Board of the Association. 

Management

Radiodays Europe is supervised by Peter Niegel, DR, Denmark along with the Executive Committee members Rosemary Smith, UK, Frederik Stucki, Switzerland and Anders Held, General Manager, Radiodays Asia and Founder of Radiodays Europe.

The Programme Committee
An advisory Conference Assembly meeting in September, with all partner organisations invited, is the kick-off for finding topics and themes for the next conference programme. The actual conference programme is then put together and produced by an international Programme Committee led by the RDE Manager.  

The Founding Partners

The first Radiodays Europe was held 2010 in Copenhagen. It grew out of the existing collaboration between the national Radiodays in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, where the model with joint private and public radio conference already was in place. In 2012, Radiodays Europe moved to Barcelona 2012, Berlin 2013, Dublin 2014, Milan 2015, Paris 2016, Amsterdam 2017, Vienna 2018, Lausanne 2019, Postponed 2020 and Lisbon 2021 (Online & In-person).