Radiodays Europe Programme 2019

 

 

Sunday

31. March

10:15 13:30

Registration Open (Workshop & Masterclass Participants only)

Welcome to those attending the morning Masterclass and Workshop. It is possible to pre-register for both workshops and masterclasses or to join on the day. Registration for Radiodays Europe has never been easier. You will need your confirmation email and photo ID to register. 


Welcome to those attending the morning Masterclass and Workshop it is possible to pre-register for both workshops and masterclasses or to join on the day. Find out more about Masterclasses and Workshops. Registration for Radiodays Europe has never been easier. You will need your confirmaiton email and photo ID to register. Arrive early to ensure smooth registration and to give yourself time to visit all of the stands in the Radiodays Europe Exhibition. 


Where

Swiss Tech CC
Event type
Registration

10:30 13:00

Masterclass: Overcoming unconscious bias when pitching to advertisers, an interactive workshop

Judith Spilsbury, Head of Training and Special Projects, Radiocentre

In 2018 Ebiquity published the findings of a major study (Re-Evaluating Media) which showed that, based on evidence, radio ranks second only to TV in its ability to grow brands. 


In 2018 Ebiquity published the findings of a major study (Re-Evaluating Media) which showed that, based on evidence, radio ranks second only to TV in its ability to grow brands. However the same study also showed that advertisers often significantly underestimate radio's value whilst overestimating the value of social media. This is also reflected in investment levels - although investment in radio in the UK is growing, it still takes the second lowest share of overall ad expenditure (WARC).

So how do you disrupt entrenched thought processes which are largely informed by the customer's personal influences and experience to get radio back on the agenda? In this interactive workshop we will explore some of the barriers to radio and revisit radio's unique strengths in the context of the broader digital picture.

To make the session as relevant and practical as possible we will take a well-known brand and brainstorm ideas on ways in which radio could make a real difference to the brand's communication strategy as well as discuss ways of overcoming any potential areas of resistance.

As the industry body for commercial radio in the UK, one of Radiocentre's roles is to drive industry revenue by persuading advertisers and agencies to see radio differently through a combination of marketing, research and training. In this workshop Radiocentre will also be sharing some of the landmark research studies and tools they have developed to help change advertiser perceptions of radio.

Judith Spilsbury, Head of Training and Special Projects, Radiocentre


Where

Swiss Tech CC
Event type
Session

10:45 12:45

Special Focus Workshop: Across Generations - Social engagement through local community radios

Lina Chawaf, Executive Manager, Rozana FM, Paris, Board member CMFE, France, Ilona Toller, Programme Co-ordinator ORANGE 94.0, AustriaAlice Reinhard, CEO, Radio 3FACH, SwitzerlandMelanie Reber, Head of Marketing & Communications, Radio 3FACH, SwitzerlandLola de Koning, Researcher, Department of Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht UniversityLaura Bock, President, Fréquence Banane, SwitzerlandJürg Morgenegg, CEO, Kanal K, AarauModerator: Nadia Bellardi, Transcultural Consultant, CMFE, Switzerland

The Council of Europe report Across Generations explores how community radios can serve as an antidote to social fragmentation and strengthen cross-generational debate and engagement.


The Council of Europe report Across Generations explores how community radios can serve as an antidote to social fragmentation and strengthen cross-generational debate and engagement. Especially in rural and peripheral areas, community radios fill a gap as meeting places for youth, students and older generations and act as catalysts of regional sustainable development. On the opening day of Radiodays Europe 2019, CMFE invites all radio people to join a Special Focus Workshop; to hear more about the findings of the report Across Generations, to share your experiences of cross-generational participation through radio and to brainstorm ideas for the development of youth radio initiatives.

Lina Chawaf, Executive Manager, Rozana FM, Paris, Board member CMFE, France, Ilona Toller, Programme Co-ordinator ORANGE 94.0, AustriaAlice Reinhard, CEO, Radio 3FACH, SwitzerlandMelanie Reber, Head of Marketing & Communications, Radio 3FACH, SwitzerlandLola de Koning, Researcher, Department of Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht UniversityLaura Bock, President, Fréquence Banane, SwitzerlandJürg Morgenegg, CEO, Kanal K, AarauModerator: Nadia Bellardi, Transcultural Consultant, CMFE, Switzerland

Hosted and produced by CMFE - Community Media Forum Europe


Where

Swiss Tech CC
Event type
Session

13:00 18:00

Registration and Exhibition Opens

Join us at the Opening of the Radiodays Europe Exhibition Lausanne 2019. The Exhibition is open to all registered guests of Radiodays Europe.


Join us at the Opening of the Radiodays Europe Exhibition Lausanne 2019. The Exhibition is open to all registered guests of Radiodays Europe. It is possible to visit the Exhibition for FREE on Sunday if you have not registered for the main Radiodays Europe conference , if you wish to do this please register on the website here


Where

Swiss Tech CC
Event type
Exhibition

13:30 16:30

Radiodays Europe Women

Marja Keskitalo, Head of Radio, Yle, FinlandHeidi Sivebaek, Editor, Diversity & Accessibility, DR, DenmarkHelen Thomas, Head of Content Commissioning, Radio2, BBC, UKKelly Doherty, Owner, TheImagingHouse.com, USAJessikka Aro, Investigative Journalist, YLE, FinlandValerie Geller, Consultant & Author, Geller Media International, USAPaula Szuchman, Vice President, On-Demand Content, WNYC, USAEmily Botein (Vice President of On Demand Content, WNYC Studios, USA)Megan Wastell, Product Director, Global, UK Moderator: Cheyenne Mackay, Media Eduction SRF, Co-founder, Organiser, sonOhr Festival, Switzerland

After the first successful meeting of Radiodays Europe Women in 2018 we have decided to bring more of a focus to women in radio and audio in Lausanne 2019. Join us to be Inspired!


After the first successful meeting of Radiodays Europe Women in 2018 we have decided to bring more of a focus to women in radio and audio in Lausanne 2019. Join us to be inspired!

Agenda

13.30 - 13.40 - Opening & WelcomeCheyenne Mackay & Marja Keskitalo, Head of Radio, Yle, Finland

13.40 - 14.00 - Keynote PresentationHeidi Sivebaek, Editor, Diversity & Accessibility, DR, Denmark

14.00 - 15.00 - "Inspire Session" - 7 minute talks with Q&A at the end

 - Helen Thomas, Head of Content Commissioning, Radio2, BBC, UK

 - Kelly Doherty, Owner, TheImagingHouse.com, USA

 - Jessikka Aro, Investigative Journalist, YLE, Finland

 - Valerie Geller, Consultant & Author, Geller Media International, USA

 - Megan Wastell, Product Director, Global, UK 

 - Paula Szuchman, Vice President, On-Demand Content, WNYC, USAEmily Botein (Vice President of On Demand Content, WNYC Studios, USA)

Coffee & Networking

15.30 - 16.30 - Networking Workshops
16.30 - Questions, learnings & concluding thoughts


Where

Swiss Tech CC
Event type
Session

13:30 16:00

Masterclass: Turning your mobile device into a multimedia content creation tool for Radio

Glen Mulcahy, Founder, Titanium Media, Ireland

As the lines that define traditional media become increasingly blurred it is important for all broadcasters to be able to diversify, innovate and experiment with ways of reaching new audiences and demographics. The smartphone is inevitably a tool that all our staff have but so few are using it to anything near its creative potential.


As the lines that define traditional media become increasingly blurred it is important for all broadcasters to be able to diversify, innovate and experiment with ways of reaching new audiences and demographics. The smartphone is inevitably a tool that all our staff have but so few are using it to anything near its creative potential. This Masterclass explores:

- The best Apps for creating high quality radio content.
- Audio accessories for transforming your mobile device into a portable studio.
- Mobile based Livestreaming solutions for audio and video
- Shooting and Editing HD video with your smartphone like a pro
- Reversioning your video content for different platforms.

The course will have an emphasis on iOS due to the extensive accessories available but Android will also be discussed.

Glen Mulcahy, Founder, Titanium Media, Ireland


Where

Swiss Tech CC
Event type
Session

14:00 16:00

Special Focus Workshop: AER: Is Internet reinventing broadcast radio?

Alexander Erk (Sen. Engineer, Head of Media Services and Applications, IRT, Germany)Floris Daelemans, (Radioactive Researcher, VRT, Belgium)Rüdiger Landgraf, Programme Director, KRONEHIT, Austria)Martin Holovlasky (Head of New and Digital, KRONEHIT, Austria)Benjamin Ricaud, (Researcher, Signal Processing Laboratory 2, EPFL, Switzerland)Robert Förster, (Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Multicast Media, Germany) Moderator: Nick Piggott (Project Director, RadioDNS Hybrid Radio, UK)

AER Special Focus Workshop explores, in a series of three sessions, the most recent innovations driving the change in the radio industry: from the latest developments of hybrid technology for radio to 5G for broadcasting and how it works. 


AER Special Focus Workshop explores, in a series of three sessions, the most recent innovations driving the change in the radio industry: from the latest developments of hybrid technology for radio to 5G for broadcasting and how it works. This Special Focus Workshop is organised by the AER – the Association of European Radios within the framework of MediaRoad, the EU-funded project aimed at helping Europe’s media sector revamp the way it approaches innovation by shaping future research and policy priorities as well as by strengthening collaboration between media organizations and start-ups. MediaRoad has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 761412.

Is Internet reinventing broadcast radio?

Testing the future of Hybrid Radio: the latest developments on HRADIO and MARCONI projects: Alexander Erk (Sen. Engineer, Head of Media Services and Applications, IRT, the Institution for Broadcasting Technology)Floris Daelemans, (Radioactive Researcher, VRT, Belgium)

5G for broadcasting: yet another disruption in the media industry? Rüdiger Landgraf (Programme Director, KRONEHIT, Austria)Martin Holovlasky (Head of New and Digital, KRONEHIT, Austria)

AI: the future of speech and audio recognition: Benjamin Ricaud (Researcher, Signal Processing Laboratory 2, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)Robert Förster (Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Multicast Media, Germany)

Moderator: Nick Piggott (Project Director, RadioDNS Hybrid Radio, UK)


Where

Swiss Tech CC
Event type
Session

14:00 16:30

Radio Sales Surgery with Mark Barber MBE, Radiocentre

Mark Barber MBE (Planning Director, Radiocentre UK)

Working on a sales presentation and need supporting evidence? Mark Barber, Radiocentre UK's Planning Director, is here to help. Book an appointment to discuss your sales challenge with Mark who will use his 35 years agency/radio experience to provide relevant evidence to help your presentation get the customer over the line.


Working on a sales presentation and need supporting evidence? Mark Barber, Radiocentre UK's Planning Director, is here to help. Book an appointment to discuss your sales challenge with Mark who will use his 35 years agency/radio experience to provide relevant evidence to help your presentation get the customer over the line.

Places in the Surgery are limited to 12 only so please pre-book. Bookings can be made directly at Mark.Barber@radiocentre.org

Mark Barber MBE, (Planning Director, Radiocentre UK)


Where

Swiss Tech CC
Event type
Session

16:45 17:45

Fast and Curious Networking Session

10 tables, 10 topics, 10 moderators and 10 minutes to discuss what’s happening in the world of radio. If you want to meet partcipants of Radiodays Europe this is the networking session for you. 


10 tables, 10 topics, 10 moderators and 10 minutes to discuss what’s happening in the world of radio. If you have never attended Radiodays Europe and are looking to meet people or if you have attended before you'll know this is the networking session for you. Once again the Fast and Curious session will be held in the exhibition area so before you join in you can browse some of the fantastic and interesting exhibitors stands!


Where

Swiss Tech CC
Event type
Session

18:00 19:15

Sunday Evening Welcome Event

Hosted by XPERI, the popular Sunday Welcome Drinks networking reception will take place next to Radiodays Europe's Innovation Square, on SwissTech Convention Center's Garden level*. Taste the 'vin d'honneur' from regional vineyards. The Sunday Welcome Drinks networking reception has the kind support of the City of Lausanne and the Canton of Vaud. The Vinyl station bar at A TASTE OF SWISS MUSIC (floor plan position G 3) will be open for guests who would like to buy their personal choice of drinks.

Reserve your place for dinner at one of the many restaurants in Lausanne Tourism's list, restaurant places are limited and close early.

*The Sunday Welcome Drinks networking reception is reserved to holders of a 3-day conference pass. We ask Sunday day visitors to kindly buy their drinks from the Vinyl station bar at A TASTE OF SWISS MUSIC.


Hosted by XPERI, the popular Sunday Welcome Drinks networking reception will take place next to Radiodays Europe's Innovation Square, on SwissTech Convention Center's Garden level*. Taste the 'vin d'honneur' from regional vineyards. The Sunday Welcome Drinks networking reception has the kind support of the City of Lausanne and the Canton of Vaud

During the reception, the Vinyl station bar at A TASTE OF SWISS MUSIC (floor plan position G 3) will be open for guests who would like to buy their personal choice of drinks.

The Sunday Welcome Drinks networking reception will close at 19:15 promptly.

The Sunday Welcome Drinks networking reception is reserved to holders of a 3-day conference pass. We ask Sunday day visitors to kindly buy their drinks from the Vinyl station bar at A TASTE OF SWISS MUSIC.

Reserve your place for dinner at one of the many restaurants in Lausanne Tourism's list, restaurant places are limited and close early.

*The Sunday Welcome Drinks networking reception is reserved to holders of a 3-day conference pass. We ask Sunday day visitors to kindly buy their drinks from the Vinyl station bar at A TASTE OF SWISS MUSIC.

Where

Swiss Tech CC
Event type
Session

Monday

1. April

08:00 18:00

Registration and Exhibition Opens

Registration for Radiodays Europe has never been easier. Bring your confirmation email and photo ID ready to print your badge in a matter of seconds at our assisted print stations. In case you haven't collected your badge on Sunday afternoon, please arrive early to ensure smooth registration and to give yourself time to get familiar with Radiodays Europe's Exhibition areas before the opening session starts.


Registration for Radiodays Europe has never been easier. Bring your confirmation email and photo ID ready to print your badge in a matter of seconds at our assisted print stations. In case you haven't collected your badge on Sunday afternoon, please arrive early to ensure smooth registration and to give yourself time to get familiar with Radiodays Europe Exhibition areas. 


Where

Swiss Tech CC
Event type
Registration

09:00 10:00

Opening Session: “Sound Matters – The Future of Audio”

Paul Keenan (CEO of Bauer Media UK and European Radio, UK)Gilles Marchand (Director General of SRG SSR, Switzerland)Noel Curran (Director General, EBU, Ireland)Jessikka Aro (Investigative Journalist, YLE, Finland)Mounir Krichane (Director of the Initiative for Media Innovation, EPFL University, Switzerland)Anders Held (General Manager, Radiodays Europe, Sweden)Peter Niegel (General Manager, Radiodays Europe, Denmark)Dino Sofos, Podcast Editor and BBC Radio 5 Live (UK) Hosts: Paul Robinson (UK)Florence Fischer (Switzerland) 

Welcome to Lausanne and the 10th Radiodays Europe! What are the big themes for radio and audio this year? How is our industry changing? What are the new challenges and the latest innovations in radio and audio in 2019? Opened with a glimpse of the Fête des Vignerons festival folllowed by the Radio industry keynote: Radio and audio - Where we are and where we are going, the Welcome addresses, Thematic keynotes: One year after No Billag, Declining trust in media – What can we do?, Brexitcast - BBC Radio 5 Live, Trolls and fake news targeting journalism and much more!

         


Welcome to Lausanne and the 10th Radiodays Europe! What are the big themes for radio and audio this year? How is our industry changing?  What are the new challenges and the latest innovations in radio and audio in 2019? A fast paced first session, with a number of shorter keynotes, interviews and surprises!

Radio industry keynote: Radio and audio - Where we are and where we are going

In his keynote address, Paul Keenan will assess the current state of the radio and audio industry across Europe from his unique position as the CEO of one of Europe’s largest broadcasting businesses, Bauer Media. He will look at where future growth lies, the role of consolidation in the sector, and how Bauer continues to innovate with new and distinctive digital services.

Paul Keenan (CEO of Bauer Media UK and European Radio, UK)

Welcome addresses:

Mounir Krichane (Director of the Initiative for Media Innovation, EPFL University, Switzerland)

Anders Held (General Manager, Radiodays Europe, Sweden)

Peter Niegel (General Manager, Radiodays Europe, Denmark)

Thematic keynotes: One year after No Billag

Last year Switzerland got very excited and torn apart over “No Billag”. It quite simply implied a total ban on all funding for the Swiss public broadcaster. The public service won the referendum and the battle, but this victory results in major upheavals. Gilles Marchand will tell the lessons learned.

Gilles Marchand (Director General of SRG SSR, Switzerland)

Declining trust in media – What can we do?

As overall ‘trust in media’ continues to decline, what are the trends in Europe telling us? Are there positive narratives for public service media, particularly radio?  How can we ensure it continues to provide an independent, reliable voice to the next generation?

Noel Curran (Director General, EBU, Ireland) 

Brexitcast - BBC Radio 5 Live

“Brexitcast” has become essential listening for those wanting to understand every twist and turn in the Brexit story. Produced by BBC Radio 5 Live, this highly popular podcast brings together the BBC’s Political Editor, Europe Editor, Brussels Reporter and BBC's Political Correspondent to share their opinions on the very latest developments. They will give an up-to-date report on the very latest Brexit breaking news, and an insight into why accurate political reporting is so important in Europe today. As part of the opening session, Brexicast producer, Dino Sofos will present an up-to-date report on the very latest Brexit breaking news, and an insight into why accurate political reporting is so important in Europe today. 

Dino Sofos, (Podcast Editor and BBC Radio 5 Live, UK)

Trolls and fake news targeting journalism

A case of how Kremlin's social media operations threaten freedom of speech and Western democracies. Jessikka tells her real-life story of a criminal fake news attack and how to fight back with the tools of journalism.

Jessikka Aro (Investigative Journalist, YLE, Finland)

Fête des Vignerons

This year's conference is opened by a glimpse of the Fête des Vignerons in nearby Vevey, a festival counted amongst UNESCO's intangible cultural world heritage.

Hosts: Paul Robinson (UK) and Florence Fischer (Switzerland) 

            


Where

Track 1
Event type
Session

10:15 10:55

Visioning an audioplayer for the future: BBC Sounds and ARD Audiothek

Alison Winter (Head of Audiences, BBC, UK)Ben Chapman (Head of Digital, BBC Radio & Music, UK),Thomas Laufersweiler (Head of content ARD.de, Germany)

In this session we will hear from Alison Winter and Ben Chapman about BBC’s new audioplayer Sounds, which was launched in November. Also in this session Thomas Laufersweiler will take us through the development and build up of the German public service audioplayer Audiothek, which already has been quite a success in Germany. 

 


In this session we will hear from Alison Winter (BBC Audience Research) and Ben Chapman (Head of Digital for BBC Radio & Music) about BBC’s new audioplayer Sounds, which was launched in November. Ben and Alison will take us through the research and innovative ideas behind the development of Sounds and show us the latest figures on, how this new innovative player is doing among especially the younger audiences. Also in this session Thomas Laufersweiler from ARD will take us through the development and build up of the German public service audioplayer Audiothek, which already has been quite a success in Germany. 

Alison Winter (Head of Audiences, BBC, UK)Ben Chapman (Head of Digital, BBC Radio & Music, UK),Thomas Laufersweiler (Head of content ARD.de, Germany)

 


Where

Track 1
Event type
Session

10:15 10:55

Imaging: The goal of emotional connection

Kelly Doherty (Owner, The Imaging House, USA)

The goal of every radio station is connection. Specifically, Emotional Connection. Nail THAT- and you’ve got your ratings. Kelly ‘K3’ Doherty, owner of TheImagingHouse.com, held the most powerful Imaging position in the world: Vice President of Imaging for iHeartMedia and Imaging Director for On Air with Ryan Seacrest syndication. In this one-of-a-kind session, Kelly takes you on a melodic journey through the creative mind- how it works and how it attracts listeners while finding an effective marriage between copy and creative. 

 


The goal of every radio station is connection. Specifically, Emotional Connection. Nail THAT- and you’ve got your ratings. Kelly ‘K3’ Doherty, owner of TheImagingHouse.com, held the most powerful Imaging position in the world: Vice President of Imaging for iHeartMedia and Imaging Director for On Air with Ryan Seacrest syndication. In this one-of-a-kind session, Kelly takes you on a melodic journey through the creative mind- how it works and how it attracts listeners while finding an effective marriage between copy and creative. Hear amazing Imaging that changed stations, creative audio that never hit the air, best practices to get the most out of your producer and why she says the ‘status quo’ is outdated. 

Kelly Doherty (Owner, The Imaging House, USA)


Where

Track 2, Track 2
Event type
Session

10:15 10:55

You are not alone: Building community through audio

Paula Szuchman (Vice President of On Demand Content, WNYC Studios, USA)Emily Botein (Vice President of On Demand Content, WNYC Studios, USA)

Join the leaders of WNYC Studios in New York for a dive into their pioneering engagement strategies. WNYC podcasts like Death, Sex & Money and Nancy have built loyal audiences not just with great stories and conversations that speak to their listeners, but from great stories and conversations that allow their listeners to speak to each other. 

  


Join the leaders of WNYC Studios in New York for a dive into their pioneering engagement strategies. WNYC podcasts like Death, Sex & Money and Nancy have built loyal audiences not just with great stories and conversations that speak to their listeners, but from great stories and conversations that allow their listeners to speak to each other. 

As the on-demand audio market becomes more saturated, WNYC has continued to stand out from the crowd. They also have built into them an unrivaled approach to engaging with listeners. Every new show is developed with this interactivity in mind. Paula and Emily will also reveal the results with one of the newest shows, 10 Things That Scare Me. A tiny podcast about our biggest fears, 10 Things That Scare Me reflects the particular anxieties of the American consciousness today. 

In the presentation Paula and Emily will explain what it takes to launch a successful engagement project (along with the pitfalls), and share reactions from listeners.

Paula Szuchman (Vice President of On Demand Content, WNYC Studios, USA), Emily Botein (Vice President of On Demand Content, WNYC Studios, USA)

  


Where

Track 3, Track 3
Event type
Session

10:15 10:55

Smart apps, Smart speakers and smart cars - getting them to work for your station

Matt Deegan,(Creative Director, Folder Media, UK), Joe D’Angelo (SVP Broadcast Radio, Xperi, USA), Chris Gould, (VP, All In Media, UK)

A look at how connected platforms can make radio a more engaging experience for listeners. Using examples from around the world, hear what features are bringing listeners back to radio stations and what you should be thinking of for your next app updates


A look at how connected platforms can make radio a more engaging experience for listeners. Using examples from around the world, hear what features are bringing listeners back to radio stations and what you should be thinking of for your next app updates

Matt Deegan,(Creative Director, Folder Media, UK), Joe D’Angelo (SVP Broadcast Radio, Xperi, USA), Chris Gould, (VP, All In Media, UK)

This session is produced and hosted by All in Media.

 


Where

Track 4, Track 4
Event type
Session

10:55 11:15

Coffee break

Enjoy a coffee break in the Exhibition Area, visit the stands and companies to see the latest innovations, products, services in radio and audio and much more! 


Enjoy a coffee break in the Exhibition Area, visit the stands and companies to see the latest innovations, products, services in radio and audio and much more! 


Where

Exhibition area
Event type
Break

11:15 11:55

The Rise of the Humans

Dave Coplin (Founder & CEO, The Envisioners, UK)

The rapid growth of internet-connected devices has brought huge advantages, however the same technology has also disconnected us. We are drowning in a digital deluge, where intelligent agents bring an overwhelming wealth of information to an endless sea of devices, which all vie for our attention to the point where they are beginning to remove us from the real world. Business leaders, meanwhile, worry that they might miss the next big technology trend and fail to realise the true potential of the A.I. wave.

 


The rapid growth of internet-connected devices has brought huge advantages, however the same technology has also disconnected us. We are drowning in a digital deluge, where intelligent agents bring an overwhelming wealth of information to an endless sea of devices, which all vie for our attention to the point where they are beginning to remove us from the real world. Business leaders, meanwhile, worry that they might miss the next big technology trend and fail to realise the true potential of the A.I. wave.

In this fascinating and entertaining session Dave will explore how a world of Artificial Intelligence and other digital technologies will affect all aspects of our lives as individuals, as consumers and customers, as workers, and in business. He will look at the problems we face, and the mistakes and assumptions we make and how we should be using such technology to reimagine how we live, work and do business.

You’ll find out how data will become the fuel of your business, how machine learning and artificial intelligence are redefining what it means to be human and why pitting humans vs machines is a fruitless, pointless battle! Ultimately we’ll discover why it is humans, not technology that holds the key to our future success. 

Dave Coplin (Founder & CEO, The Envisioners, UK)

  


Where

Track 1
Event type
Session

11:15 11:55

Checking the pulse on America's largest radio group

Darren Davis (President, iHeartMedia Networks Group, USA)

iHeartMedia owns the biggest radio group in the world, with 858 radio stations serving 150 markets throughout the United States, and a staggering quarter of a billion monthly listeners which gives it the largest reach of any media outlet in America. Darren Davis started with the company over 27 years ago and has a unique perspective on how the company has grown.

    


iHeartMedia owns the biggest radio group in the world, with 858 radio stations serving 150 markets throughout the United States, and a staggering quarter of a billion monthly listeners which gives it the largest reach of any media outlet in America. Darren Davis started with the company over 27 years ago and has a unique perspective on how the company has grown. Find out how the biggest still strives to be the best, with their unique digital assets which have a massive reach and create innovative campaigns and programmes for key advertising and marketing partners, while providing world-class programming and events for its listeners.

Darren Davis (President, iHeartMedia Networks Group, USA)

    


Where

Track 2, Track 2
Event type
Session

11:15 11:55

Sound is your brand

Jo McCrostie (Creative Director, Global, UK), Dirk Soetens (Research Manager, VAR, Belgium)

What does your brand sound like? If you cannot answer that question then this session is a must for you. The development of voice technology and smart speakers has focused the attention on the sound of brands rather than the visual. The necessity to develop strong sonic branding is becoming increasingly important but what is sonic branding, how does it work and how can it help brands to better sell themselves to radio audiences.

  


What does your brand sound like? If you cannot answer that question then this session is a must for you. The development of voice technology and smart speakers has focused the attention on the sound of brands rather than the visual. The necessity to develop strong sonic branding is becoming increasingly important but what is sonic branding, how does it work and how can it help brands to better sell themselves to radio audiences. This session explores sonic branding and the audio of brands from both a practical and an analytical viewpoint and teaches the audience the value of using sonic branding in its everyday work. Jo McCrostie will explain the importance of sound and how brands can develop their own sound and having tracked both visual and audio brand assets and explored how strongly connected the brand asset is to the brand, we will hear the compelling results of the latest research from VAR’s Dirk Soetens.  

Jo McCrostie (Creative Director, Global, UK), Dirk Soetens (Research Manager, VAR, Belgium)

    


Where

Track 3, Track 3
Event type
Session

11:15 11:55

Reinventing Radio in a SMART way

Dave Watson (Senior Director of Marketing, DAVID Systems, Germany), Florian Notter (Project Manager Media Technology, TPC, SRF, Switzerland)

There’s a constant yin and yang for a radio station on what needs to be completed today for maximum efficiency while planning for a future with boundless opportunities. You have to develop for the broadcast ecosystem today while integrating a digital infrastructure. How can technology bring the different worlds together in the most efficient manner for content creators and the audience as a whole.


There’s a constant yin and yang for a radio station on what needs to be completed today for maximum efficiency while planning for a future with boundless opportunities. You have to develop for the broadcast ecosystem today while integrating a digital infrastructure. How can technology bring the different worlds together in the most efficient manner for content creators and the audience as a whole. A diverse collection of leaders will discuss and debate their approaches  programming for Smart Speakers, tackling content atomization and more.

Dave Watson (Senior Director of Marketing, DAVID Systems, Germany), Florian Notter (Project Manager Media Technology, TPC, SRF, Switzerland)

This session is produced and hosted by DAVID Systems.


Where

Track 4, Track 4
Event type
Session

12:05 12:45

Visions for the future of radio - new digital listening habits

Sibyle Veil (Chief Executive Officer of Radio France), Simon Gooch (Chief Innovation Officer, Swedish Radio, Sweden)

Radio France is at the core of a demanding and thrilling transformation, at the crossroads of 3 main challenges: an editorial and content relevance challenge, a distribution and technological innovation one, a trust issue with implications for democratic vitality. With 70% of Swedes still tuning in to the public broadcaster every week the analogue listening habit seems to be thriving. Establishing a relationship like that in the crowded context of talking speakers, wireless headphones, cars that drive themselves and kids who dance to Fortnite is what could keep Simon Gooch awake at night. Does it?

   


Sibyle Veil (Chief Executive Officer of Radio France), Simon Gooch (Chief Innovation Officer, Swedish Radio, Sweden)

Radio France is at the core of a demanding and thrilling transformation, at the crossroads of 3 main challenges: an editorial and content relevance challenge, a distribution and technological innovation one, a trust issue with implications for democratic vitality. In an increasingly competitive world, one thing is sure: sound is the future. The CEO of French Public Service Radio will share her vision of the future of radio.

With 70% of Swedes still tuning in to the public broadcaster every week the analogue listening habit seems to be thriving. Establishing a relationship like that in the crowded context of talking speakers, wireless headphones, cars that drive themselves and kids who dance to Fortnite is what could keep Simon Gooch awake at night. Does it?

 

    


Where

Track 1
Event type
Session

12:05 12:45

Why award-winning work works

Ralph van Dijk (Creative Director, Eardrum, Australia)Paul Wauters (Executive Creative Director of Babel, France)

There are two types of radio advertising; the good stuff and the other 90%. Yes, clients want to be on-air tomorrow, yes, they insist we add too much detail and no, they won’t pay for it. But things would be different if they knew how much more effective their campaigns would be if the creative was better.

  


There are two types of radio advertising; the good stuff and the other 90%. Yes, clients want to be on-air tomorrow, yes, they insist we add too much detail and no, they won’t pay for it. But things would be different if they knew how much more effective their campaigns would be if the creative was better.

In this session, award winning creative directors Ralph van Dijk and Paul Wauters of Babel dissect the world’s most awarded radio ads to reveal the eleven herbs and spices that made them so successful. They then re-engineer a selection of typical radio ads and demonstrate how it is possible to apply award-winning thinking even when the odds (and deadlines) are against you.

Ralph van Dijk (Creative Director, Eardrum, Australia)Paul Wauters (Executive Creative Director of Babel, France)

  


Where

Track 2, Track 2
Event type
Session

12:05 12:45

The future of personalised “radio” news

Mark Little (CEO, Kinzen, Ireland), Tamar Charney (Managing Director, Personalization and Curation, NPR, USA)

Every media company needs to have a strategy to build deeper connections to individual members of their audience. Mark Little is a veteran journalist and second time entrepreneur. His new company Kinzen is taking a unique new approach to this challenge, building 'personalisation with a purpose'. NPR One is a localized personalised flow of atomized news stories and podcasts that is the backbone of NPR’s mobile apps, car dashboard play, and Voice Assistant strategy. In the process of building this service NPR has grappled with how to use personalisation responsibly and how to apply the lessons that are learned from seeing moment by moment listening. 

  


The days when a broadcaster could rely on shallow connections with a mass audience are over. Every media company needs to have a strategy to build deeper connections to individual members of their audience. But they often fall victim to the worst kind of personalisation. Mark Little is a veteran journalist and second time entrepreneur. His new company Kinzen is taking a unique new approach to this challenge, building 'personalisation with a purpose'.

NPR is endeavoring to create the future of “radio” that maintains the journalism standards the American public radio company is known for. NPR One is a localized personalised flow of atomized news stories and podcasts that is the backbone of NPR’s mobile apps, car dashboard play, and Voice Assistant strategy. In the process of building this service NPR has grappled with how to use personalisation responsibly and how to apply the lessons that are learned from seeing moment by moment listening. NPR is also required to think through what listeners see on their screens as they hear content. 

Mark Little (CEO, Kinzen, Ireland), Tamar Charney (Managing Director, Personalization and Curation, NPR, USA)

  


Where

Track 3, Track 3
Event type
Session

12:05 12:45

Measuring true audio listening on all platforms

Jeroen Verspeek (Head of Audience Measurement, BBC, UK)Frans Kok, (Director, NLO, Holland)  

In this session Jeroen Verspeek, Head of Audience Measurement, BBC will take us through the development of CMM – the new total audience measurement tool from the BBC. Also in this session we will learn about the new Total Audience Measurement currency recently agreed on in December in the Netherlands, which will be able to track audience behaviour across media platforms. 


In this session Jeroen Verspeek, Head of Audience Measurement, BBC will take us through the development of CMM – the new total audience measurement tool from the BBC. CMM, which was jointly developed with Ipsos, can track media user behavior across all media platforms passively. Jeroen will show how the mobile based electronic measuring app CMM provides key insights into audience behavior across all media platforms – focusing on audio for the audience of Radiodays Europe. CMM is combining innovative and proven techniques  to deliver new metrics to the BBC and to meet its business and research objectives of finally being able to measure audience behavior across media platforms. 

Also in this session we will learn about the new Total Audience Measurement currency recently agreed on in December in the Netherlands, which also will be able to track audience behaviour across media platforms. 

Jeroen Verspeek (Head of Audience Measurement, BBC,UK)Frans Kok, (Director, NLO, Holland)  

 


Where

Track 4, Track 4
Event type
Session

12:45 13:45

Lunch break

Enjoy light lunch in the Exhibition Areas. To avoid queuing, look out for lunch stations that may be in edge areas and thus less crowded.

In addition to Radiodays Europe's lunch buffets, the Nespresso Bar on Garden level offers a choice of tasty snacks, salads, soups and sandwiches. Just outside the SwissTech Convention Center you will also find a number of takeaways and restaurants, and some food trucks a short walk into the EPFL campus.


Where

Exhibition area
Event type
Lunch break

13:45 14:30

Radio Summit

Cilla Benkö (Director General, SR, Sweden), Bob Shennan (Director, Radio and Music, BBC, UK), Dani Büchi (CEO, Energy Switzerland), Darren Davis (President, iHeartMedia Networks Group, USA). Moderator: Thomas Buch Andersen, Head of P1, DR, Denmark

In the Radio Summit we will again hear from four top-level radio executives from across Europe, both private and public. They will share their views on present challenges and future opportunities for radio.

                     


In the Radio Summit we will again hear from four top-level radio executives from across Europe, both private and public. They will share their views on present challenges and future opportunities for radio. What are the key challenges for broadcasters today? Smart speakers and global digital players – how do we meet new competition? When is it right to be on other platforms, “work with the devil”? What can we agree to collaborate on? And how do we fight fake news and continue to play a key role for informing listeners and communities? These, and many more questions will be addressed in this high level panel session.  

Cilla Benkö (Director General, SR, Sweden), Bob Shennan (Director, Radio and Music, BBC, UK), Dani Büchi (CEO, Energy Switzerland), Darren Davis (President, iHeartMedia Networks Group, USA). Moderator: Thomas Buch Andersen, Head of P1, DR, Denmark

                      


Where

Track 1
Event type
Session

13:45 14:30

In the year 2025…Radio usage and monetisation in an uncertain future

Charlotte Hager (Founder and Owner, Comrecon Brandnavigation, Austria), Mark Barber MBE (Planning Director, Radiocentre, UK)

Firstly, a new study, first presented in full at Radiodays Europe 2019 about the listener and consumer. How will they see radio and audio in the future. Secondly, when the advertising world is obsessed with shiny new technology and its lure of ultimate targeting efficiency, it's never easy selling radio ads - but an economic crisis poses a particular challenge. The economic predictions around Brexit are mostly ominous. In our response to Brexit, we show you how to make a strong case for radio when times are expected to be tough - supported by historical analysis, hard facts, and experience.

    


If there's anything that's certain, then it's the growing uncertainty about what will happen next. The purpose of this session is to deliver some substance to allow radio operators to develop strategies for the unpredictable times ahead.

Firstly, a new study, first presented in full at Radiodays Europe 2019: It´s all about the listener and consumer. How will they see radio and audio in the future? The basis is a new form of study from Radiozentrale and the sales houses RMS and AS+S in Germany, Planet Audio 2025. At Radiodays Europe 2019, you will get a first exclusive insight into what audiences will want from you a few years down the road.

Secondly, when the advertising world is obsessed with shiny new technology and its lure of ultimate targeting efficiency, it's never easy selling radio ads - but an economic crisis poses a particular challenge. The economic predictions around Brexit are mostly ominous. In our response to Brexit, we show you how to make a strong case for radio when times are expected to be tough - supported by historical analysis, hard facts, and experience.

Charlotte Hager (Founder and Owner, Comrecon Brandnavigation, Austria), Mark Barber MBE (Planning Director, Radiocentre, UK)

    


Where

Track 2, Track 2
Event type
Session

13:45 14:30

3 exciting radio cases

Xavier Huberland (Director General, Media Department, RTBF, Belgium), Miquel Lopez (Producer and Reporter, Family Matters, Ràdio Ciutat de Badalona, Spain), Maria Antònia Carbó, Carme Sánchez and Rosa Garriga, (Presenters, Ràdio Ciutat de Badalona, Spain), Hana Gadze (Host, SRF 3, Switzerland)Luca Bruno (Host, SRF 3, Switzerland)

Family matters is a phone-in segment with a regular panel of grandmothers from Badalona, where the main topics of the city and of life in general is being discussed. Love your national sound – a daily live radio show about Swiss Music. Two women, one hour of Swiss music and live guests with special interpretations of their own or prominent swiss songs – that’s the concept. RTBF lead a wide spectrum of innovative topics: new ways to produce radio, first 100% hybrid studio for radio and TV, a brand new media to address the youngsters from the French speaking part of the country.


Family matters is a phone-in segment with a regular panel of grandmothers from Badalona, where the main topics of the city and of life in general is being discussed. The key elements of the success is listener participation and the cheeky grandmothers themselves. The grandmothers give their advice with a lot of humour, a fresh tone and no prejudices. 

Love your national sound – a daily live radio show about Swiss Music. Two women, one hour of Swiss music and live guests with special interpretations of their own or prominent swiss songs – that’s the concept. The two hosts are absolute insiders for new songs and bands. They invite new, unknown, but also prominent Swiss musicians to their show. The session shows how a music show with specific content can be successful.

RTBF lead a wide spectrum of innovative topics: new way to produce radio, first 100% hybrid studio for radio and TV, a brand new media to address the youngsters from the French speaking part of the country. RTBF has also transformed its organization to face all the new challenges we all know. Xavier Huberland will reveal all the secrets of a successful strategy to gear up a media company to enter the never ending digital competition.

Xavier Huberland (Director General, Media Department, RTBF, Belgium), Miquel Lopez (Producer and Reporter, Family Matters, Ràdio Ciutat de Badalona, Spain), Maria Antònia Carbó, Carme Sánchez and Rosa Garriga, (Presenters, Ràdio Ciutat de Badalona, Spain)Hana Gadze (Host, SRF 3, Switzerland)Luca Bruno (Host, SRF 3, Switzerland)


Where

Track 3, Track 3
Event type
Session

13:45 14:30

Interactive radio and better online user experiences

Floris Daelemans (Innovation Researcher, VRT, Belgium)

Discover how the MARCONI and HRADIO projects push radio forward, into a more interactive and hybrid world where radio can thrive in the digital world.


Discover how the MARCONI and HRADIO projects push radio forward, into a more interactive and hybrid world where radio can thrive in the digital world.

Floris Daelemans (Innovation Researcher, VRT, Belgium)

This session is produced and hosted by Marconi, HRadio and Pluxbox.

 


Where

Track 4, Track 4
Event type
Session

14:45 15:45

1. Google: The future of audio 2. How to programme for smart speakers - Double Session

Steve Henn (Content Lead for News on Assistant at Google, USA)Brenda Salinas (News on the assistant, Google, UK)

Steve Henn, a longtime public radio reporter (Marketplace, NPR), is now the Content Lead for News on Assistant at Google. In this session, Henn will talk about what the radio of the future will look like and how radio newsrooms can best position themselves in this new ecosystem. Brenda Salinas was an American public radio producer before joining Google. In this session, she’ll present three technological breakthroughs that will take our storytellling to the next level, leading to a golden age of audio. 

 


1. How to programme for smart speakers 

39 million Americans own a smart speaker. How can radio stations leverage their existing audio content to capture this new audience? Steve Henn, a longtime public radio reporter (Marketplace, NPR), is now the Content Lead for News on Assistant at Google. In this session, Henn will talk about what the radio of the future will look like and how radio newsrooms can best position themselves in this new ecosystem. Henn will discuss Google’s commitment to local radio and how technology can help radio stations meet listeners where they are.

Steve Henn (Content Lead for News on Assistant at Google, USA)

2. Google: The future of audio

Immersive storytelling is an age-old craft: our brains evolved to tell each other stories. Technology has the power to help our stories reach new audiences. The FM signal evolved into internet streaming, and now, thanks to machine learning, we have voice platforms that understand what we say. Brenda Salinas was an American public radio producer before joining Google. In this session, she’ll present three technological breakthroughs that will take our storytellling to the next level, leading to a golden age of audio.

Brenda Salinas (News on the assistant, Google, UK) 

 

  


Where

Track 1
Event type
Session

14:45 15:45

1. New revenue – exploring untapped markets 2. Expand your brand - Double session

Siobhán Kenny (CEO, Radiocentre, UK)Rob Timony (Business Director, Audio XI, Ireland)Menno De Boer (Radio Director, Radio 538, the Netherlands), Michael Dujardin (Global Head of Marketing & Media, Tomorrowland, Belgium), Ger Gilroy (Managing Director, Off the Ball, Newstalk, Ireland)

Siobhán Kenny, CEO of the Radiocentre in the UK will share her work in attracting new SMEs to radio advertising while Rob Timony from Audio XI in Ireland will discuss digital audio exchange which will provide advertisers with new and innovative ways to access previously fragmented audiences. Ger Gilroy will share the story of how one radio sports programme became a brand in itself incorporating online TV programmes, events and trips. Talpa’s Radio538 in the Netherlands has enjoyed huge success since it pushed the boundaries its dance music programme. Menno De Boer (Radio538) and Michael Dujardin (Tomorrowland) will share insights, opportunities and challenges from their brand expansion.

  


1. New revenue – exploring untapped markets

Commercial radio has always worked on the basis that we eat what we kill. Increased competition and the growth in advertising opportunities have meant that radio has to be much more innovative when seeking revenues. In this session Siobhán Kenny, CEO of the Radiocentre in the UK will share her work in attracting new SMEs to radio advertising while Rob Timony from Audio XI in Ireland will discuss digital audio exchange which will provide advertisers with new and innovative ways to access previously fragmented audiences. 

Siobhán Kenny (CEO, Radiocentre, UK)Rob Timony (Business Director, Audio XI, Ireland),

2.Expand your brand

When is a radio station not just a radio station? This session explores the success radio stations have had when they’ve pushed the boundaries of what a traditional radio station is. Ger Gilroy will share the story of how one radio sports programme became a brand in itself incorporating online TV programmes, events and trips. The expansion has had a huge impact not only on advertising revenues and commercial partnerships but also on audience numbers and listener loyalty. Talpa’s Radio538 in the Netherlands has enjoyed huge success since it pushed the boundaries its dance music programme. The expansion helped Tomorrowland become the most global festival on earth. It has built a family of loyal listeners, increased brand awareness and continues to build on the success of each year to make the events bigger and bigger. Menno De Boer (Radio538) and Michael Dujardin (Tomorrowland) will share insights, opportunities and challenges from their brand expansion.

Menno De Boer (Radio Director, Radio 538, the Netherlands), Michael Dujardin (Global Head of Marketing & Media, Tomorrowland, Belgium), Ger Gilroy (Managing Director, Off the Ball, Newstalk, Ireland)

  


Where

Track 2, Track 2
Event type
Session

14:45 15:45

All we hear is…radio data: How AI will influence the world of radio and how close this future is today - Double session

Mustafa Isik (Co-Founder and CEO, Kerngedanke, Germany)Francesca Shaw (Head Linguist, Lyrebird, Canada)Annelie Beer (Co-Founder, StreaMonkey, Germany)

Mustafa is one of the most forward-thinking and digitally-minded radio managers in Europe. Mustafa led the digital team at Bayrischer Rundfunk and recently founded his own enterprise "Kerngedanke". Both music and spoken content are highly influenced by the power of data and AI. To illustrate this, we experience with Francesca Shaw from Lyrebird how close computer-generated voices get to reality. Will a computer take the DJ/host's job eventually? As for the music, the listener has never been more powerful. Annelie Beer from StreaMonkey will show how major stations in Germany use personalized music within the known brand experience of a well-loved station.

    


It is obvious that data is the new gold. How will this change our industry? (*Each of these sessions can be attended independently)

1. AI in radio & audio: The big picture

Mustafa is one of the most forward-thinking and digitally-minded radio managers in Europe. Mustafa led the digital team at Bayrischer Rundfunk and recently founded his own enterprise "Kerngedanke".

Mustafa Isik (Co-Founder and CEO, Kerngedanke, Germany)

2. AI in radio & audio: Programming

Both music and spoken content are highly influenced by the power of data and AI. To illustrate this, we experience with Francesca Shaw from Lyrebird how close computer-generated voices get to reality. Will a computer take the DJ/host's job eventually? As for the music, the listener has never been more powerful. Annelie Beer from StreaMonkey will show how major stations in Germany use personalized music within the known brand experience of a well-loved station.

Francesca Shaw (Head Linguist, Lyrebird, Canada)Annelie Beer (Co-Founder, StreaMonkey, Germany)

  


Where

Track 3, Track 3
Event type
Session

14:45 15:45

1. Magic of AI: Save 90% of time spent planning media and scheduling ads 2. Get & stay on top of the ratings - Double session

Matthias Mroczkowski (Chief Sales Officer and Co-founder of audio CC, Germany)​Steven Lemmens (Head of Content, Studio Brussels, Belgium)Diederick Huizinga (Owner and Creative Director of PURE Jingles, the Netherlands), Mystery Guest

Using their software, audio CC will take the “30 minutes” challenge: Based on a real campaign you will see in this session, how audio CC’s software will automatically create the media plan based on the customer briefing and gives the user the opportunity to directly book the campaign paying attention to availabilities. The most successful brands are often very consistent, but they also develop themselves to stay ahead of the curve. Usually through evolution, sometimes through revolution! PURE Jingles presents original radio people who choose to be leading, dare to be different, and continue to be successful.

  


1. Magic of AI: Save 90% of the time you spend media planning and ad scheduling

At most radio stations and sales houses the workflow of media planning as well as the creation of ad breaks involves a lot of manual work.

audio CC introduces an innovative technology that gives your radio station or sales house the ability to automate and optimize most of the workflows currently done manually.

Using their software, audio CC will take the “30 minutes” challenge: Based on a real campaign you will see in this session, how audio CC’s software will automatically create the media plan based on the customer briefing and gives the user the opportunity to directly book the campaign paying attention to availabilities. 

You will see how the software will automatically generate the ad breaks taking spots from all booked campaigns while following the rules you set up concerning how an ad break should look like. 

Matthias Mroczkowski (Chief Sales Officer and co-founder of audio CC, Germany)​

This session is produced and hosted by audio CC. 

2. Get & stay on top of the ratings

The most successful brands are often very consistent, but they also develop themselves to stay ahead of the curve. Usually through evolution, sometimes through revolution! PURE Jingles presents original radio people who choose to be leading, dare to be different, and continue to be successful.

Steven Lemmens (Head of Content, Studio Brussels, Belgium), Diederick Huizinga (Owner and Creative Director of PURE Jingles, the Netherlands), Mystery Guest

This session is produced and hosted by PURE Jingles.

  


Where

Track 4, Track 4
Event type
Session

15:45 16:00

Coffee break

Enjoy a coffee break in the Exhibition Area, visit the stands and companies to see the latest innovations, products, services in radio and audio and much more! 


Enjoy a coffee break in the Exhibition Area, visit the stands and companies to see the latest innovations, products & services in the radio & audio market and much more! 


Where

Exhibition area
Event type
Break

16:00 16:40

Virgin Radio reloaded

Francis Currie (Group Content Director Music Radio, Wireless, UK)

Chris Evans is the most famous Breakfast Show host in the UK and his unexpected announcement in September that he was leaving the UK’s biggest Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 to re-join Virgin Radio, sent shockwaves through the UK radio industry. Group Content Director - Music Radio, for Wireless, Francis Currie, will take us through the process behind poaching a 'radio giant', the planning behind launching a new high-profile show, and update us on how this significant signing is part of a bigger strategy to refresh the station.

    


Chris Evans is the most famous Breakfast Show host in the UK and his unexpected announcement in September that he was leaving the UK’s biggest Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 to re-join Virgin Radio, sent shockwaves through the UK radio industry. Group Content Director - Music Radio, for Wireless, Francis Currie, will take us through the process behind poaching a 'radio giant', the planning behind launching a new high-profile show, and update us on how this significant signing is part of a bigger strategy to refresh the station.

Francis Currie (Group Content Director Music Radio, Wireless, UK)

    


Where

Track 1
Event type
Session

16:00 16:40

State of the voice

Ezra Eeman (Head of Digital, EBU Media Department, Switzerland), (Amazon)

Smart speakers are now spreading into new markets and in more languages, having more skills and with a multitude of devices and brands. It puts audio at the center stage and voice control is replacing screens. Some will tell you it is the future for our media, some others bet on a “bubble effect”. Best thing to do: decide by yourself with the right inputs and insights to make up your mind. This overview of the trends in Voice will seriously update your skills!

 


Smart speakers are now spreading into new markets and in more languages, having more skills and with a multitude of devices and brands. It puts audio at the center stage and voice control is replacing screens. Some will tell you it is the future for our media, some others bet on a “bubble effect”. Best thing to do: decide by yourself with the right inputs and insights to make up your mind. This overview of the trends in Voice will seriously update your skills!

Ezra Eeman (Head of Digital, EBU Media Department, Switzerland), (Amazon, Italy)

  


Where

Track 2, Track 2
Event type
Session

16:00 16:40

AI in radio & audio: Monetization

Frank Bachér (General Manager Digital, RMS, Germany), Thomas Kabke-Sommer (General Manager, Crossplan, Germany)

Selling advertisements, promotions and other products through data is the big shift for radio marketeers. Not only because it may be new to most, but also because suddenly you are competing with Google, Facebook & Co., who have very sophisticated data targeting intelligence. Frank Bachér from the German sales house RMS will introduce the first made-for-audio DMP (data management platform), which may help radio and others to level up against the giants. Thomas Kabke-Sommer from the Crossplan agency will demonstrate how stations can still get their share from data-driven advertising revenues.

  


Selling advertisements, promotions and other products through data is the big shift for radio marketeers. Not only because it may be new to most, but also because suddenly you are competing with Google, Facebook & Co., who have very sophisticated data targeting intelligence. Frank Bachér from the German sales house RMS will introduce the first made-for-audio DMP (data management platform), which may help radio and others to level up against the giants. Thomas Kabke-Sommer from the Crossplan agency will demonstrate how stations can still get their share from data-driven advertising revenues.

Frank Bachér (General Manager Digital, RMS, Germany), Thomas Kabke-Sommer (General Manager, Crossplan, Germany)

  


Where

Track 3, Track 3
Event type
Session

16:00 16:40

Sales house is dead, long live the sales house!

Erik Portier, (Chief Revenue Officer, Targetspot)
The traditional Sales House model has an expiration date and it’s today! Honestly, do we still need many middlemen? What about integration and efficiency? It is very surprising how many publishers still haven’t successfully implemented or even thought of a user friendly digital audio strategy. A new futureproof plan is at your doorstep and it integrates everything: from broadcasting & programmatic technologies, data management, analytics & exchange to the monetization and more. This dynamic 40-minute talk will cover it all with a comprehensive range of tactics, technologies and demo’s. Don’t remain in the last bastion of resistance!


The traditional Sales House model has an expiration date and it’s today! Honestly, do we still need many middlemen? What about integration and efficiency? It is very surprising how many publishers still haven’t successfully implemented or even thought of a user friendly digital audio strategy. A new futureproof plan is at your doorstep and it integrates everything: from broadcasting & programmatic technologies, data management, analytics & exchange to the monetization and more. This dynamic 40-minute talk will cover it all with a comprehensive range of tactics, technologies and demo’s. Don’t remain in the last bastion of resistance!

Erik Portier, (Chief Revenue Officer, Targetspot)


Where

Track 4, Track 4
Event type
Session

16:50 17:30

BBC Radio 1 – The new morningshow with Greg James

Greg James (Breakfast host, Radio 1 Breakfast Show, UK), Aled Haydn-Jones (Head of BBC Radio 1, UK)Nichola Ntim (Assistant Producer Radio 1 Breakfast Show, UK)

In November BBC Radio 1 changed host and set-up for the morning show on BBC´s youth channel Radio 1. The show was up for a great start. With a new structure, a new approach, new events, new feeling – and a rocking start in numbers. A couple of months into the new show, what have been the lessons so far? 

    


In November BBC Radio 1 changed host and set-up for the morning show on BBC´s youth channel Radio 1. The show was up for a great start. With a new structure, a new approach, new events, new feeling – and a rocking start in numbers. 

A couple of months into the new show, what have been the lessons so far? Greg James, Aled Haydn-Jones and Nichola Ntim will share their experience, the laughs and the tears of changing one of the most legendary UK mornings shows.  

Greg James (Breakfast host, Radio 1 Breakfast Show, UK), Aled Haydn-Jones (Head of BBC Radio 1, UK)Nichola Ntim (Assistant Producer Radio 1 Breakfast Show, UK)

  


Where

Track 1
Event type
Session

16:50 17:30

Skills and tricks: best practice from broadcasters

Marit Rossnes (Head of Product Development for Radio, NRK, Norway)Pablo Fernandez (Innovation and Product Development Manger, Prisa Radio, Spain), Tomas Granryd (Head of Innovation Teams, SR, Sweden), Daniel Freytag (Product Developer, SWR, Germany)

Listening to your favourite radio station is now one of the most frequent ways to use smart speakers. But beside enjoying your traditional linear live streaming, these devices are the new playground for creativity and new services. Broadcasters are in position to rule the game and you can take a serious advantage when it comes to design and deliver brand new experiences via skills or conversation actions.

   


Listening to your favourite radio station is now one of the most frequent ways to use smart speakers. But beside enjoying your traditional linear live streaming, these devices are the new playground for creativity and new services. Broadcasters are in position to rule the game and you can take a serious advantage when it comes to design and deliver brand new experiences via skills or conversation actions.

Take back home these stories from NRK, Prisa and SWR and their talented voice experts!

Marit Rossnes (Head of Product Development for Radio, NRK, Norway)Pablo Fernandez (Innovation and Product Development Manger, Prisa Radio, Spain), Tomas Granryd (Head of Innovation Teams, SR, Sweden), Daniel Freytag (Product Developer, SWR, Germany)

 


Where

Track 2, Track 2
Event type
Session

16:50 17:30

Deep Dive Into Online Audio Metrics

Benjamin Masse (Managing Director, Market Development & Strategy, Triton Digital, UK), Daniel Karlsson (VP, Market Development APAC-EMEA, Triton Digital, Spain)

Join Triton Digital's Benjamin Masse and Daniel Karlsson for a thought-provoking deep dive into online audio metrics and trends across radio, podcasts, and online streaming services. From audience measurement to marketplace dynamics, you'll leave this session with a better understanding of how audiences are consuming online audio, and the metrics and methodologies that are measuring those audiences across the globe.


Join Triton Digital's Benjamin Masse and Daniel Karlsson for a thought-provoking deep dive into online audio metrics and trends across radio, podcasts, and online streaming services. From audience measurement to marketplace dynamics, you'll leave this session with a better understanding of how audiences are consuming online audio, and the metrics and methodologies that are measuring those audiences across the globe.

Benjamin Masse (Managing Director, Market Development & Strategy, Triton Digital, UK), Daniel Karlsson (VP, Market Development APAC-EMEA, Triton Digital, Spain)

Hosted by Triton Digital


Where

Track 4, Track 4
Event type
Session

19:00 21:00

An Olympic Experience - Monday Night Radio Reception

 

At the invitation of our Swiss Host Partners SRG|SSR, RRR and VSP, the Federal Office of Communications OFCOM, and Swisscom Broadcast, the Olympic Museum opens its doors to Radiodays Europe delegates for a private visit and an Aperitif Reception at the Museum's panoramic penthouse restaurant TOM Café

Please don't forget to bring your Radiodays Europe badge. Access is restricted to holders of a full 3-day conference pass. No accompanying persons, nor Sunday-only visitors admitted.


Lausanne is the Olympic Capital. To say it is THE Olympic Capital is not bragging, it is a fact: When former IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch gave this title to Lausanne in 1994, he did so because he believed that the Olympic Movement needed to have a place recognised by all as the repository of the universal embodiment of the values he defended. And he chose Lausanne which had already been the seat of the International Olympic Committee since 1915.

At the invitation of our Swiss Host Partners SRG|SSR, RRR and VSP, the Federal Office of Communications OFCOM, and Swisscom Broadcast, the Olympic Museum opens its doors to Radiodays Europe delegates for a private visit and an Aperitif Reception in the Museum's panoramic penthouse restaurant TOM Café

As of 19:00 (until 21:00), you have access to the museum and can go on a discovery tour through sports history. Look out for your favourite Olympic heros - you are sure to discover traces of them. At 19.30 (until 21:00), TOM Café will serve a selection of delicious regional wines, snacks and soft drinks. You can freely move between the museum and TOM Café, and - in good weather - enjoy the breathtaking view across Lake Geneva from the café terrace.

For your individual dinner arrangements following the reception, you can find suggestions in Lausanne Tourism's list of restaurants for groups, or on this website

The access is easy: Best is to hop on a M2 Metro in direction of "Ouchy". Then either get out at "Délices" and follow the Avenue de l'Elysée to the upper entrance of the Olympic Museum. The other option is to leave the metro at its terminal Station "Ouchy", enjoy a short stroll along the shores of Lake Geneva, and then ascend to the main entrance of the Museum through its garden terraces. Here is an access plan

Please don't forget to bring your Radiodays Europe badge. Access is restricted to holders of a full 3-day conference pass. No accompanying persons, nor Sunday-only visitors admitted.

Where

Olympic Museum
Event type
Radio Night Reception

Tuesday

2. April

08:30 16:30

Registration and Exhibition Opens

Registration for Radiodays Europe has never been easier. Hold your confirmation email and photo ID ready to print your badge in a matter of seconds at our assisted print stations. In case you haven't collected your badge on Sunday or Monday, please arrive early to ensure smooth registration and to give yourself time to get familiar with Radiodays Europe's Exhibition areas before the opening session starts.


Registration and the Exhibition Area are open for Day 2 of Radiodays Europe Lausanne 2019. Registration for Radiodays Europe has never been easier. You will need your confirmaiton email and photo ID to register.


Where

Exhibition area
Event type
Exhibition

09:05 09:45

Beyond FM - the new normal

Simon Mason (Head of New Technology, Arqiva, UK)Ole Jorgen Torvmark (CEO, Digital Radio, Norway)Iso Rechsteiner (Project Manager, DSO Switzerland, Switzerland)

As multi-platform becomes the day to day reality for many markets, we look at whether the new delivery methods are delivering for radio today, and in the future. We’ll see how 5G networks are shaping up and how listeners in markets who are phasing out FM for DAB are changing their behaviour.

 


As multi-platform becomes the day to day reality for many markets, we look at whether the new delivery methods are delivering for radio today, and in the future. We’ll see how 5G networks are shaping up and how listeners in markets who are phasing out FM for DAB are changing their behaviour. The take up of different platforms is changing how our listeners are consuming our radio stations, we'll find out the ways the stations can use those changes to help grow their audience. 

Simon Mason (Head of New Technology, Arqiva, UK)Ole Jorgen Torvmark (CEO, Digital Radio, Norway)Iso Rechsteiner (Project Manager, DSO Switzerland, Switzerland)

 


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09:05 09:45

Making interactive radio

Jeremy Pennycook (Product Lead, the Guardian Voice Lab, UK), Alastair Mackie (Head of Digital Development, Commercial Development, Financial Times, UK), Nicky Birch (Executive Producer BBC Research and Development, UK)

In this showcase, representatives from The Financial Times, The Guardian and Rosina Sound, BBC share their learnings and best practices for creating interactive voice content for smart speakers. Panelists will discuss the potential of this emerging technology for news publishers. In addition, attendees will be given a toolkit to help them produce their own interactive experiences on the Google Assistant.

 


In this showcase, representatives from The Financial Times, The Guardian and Rosina Sound/BBC share their learnings and best practices for creating interactive voice content for smart speakers. Panelists will discuss the potential of this emerging technology for news publishers. In addition, attendees will be given a toolkit to help them produce their own interactive experiences on the Google Assistant.

Jeremy Pennycook (Product Lead, the Guardian Voice Lab, UK), Alastair Mackie (Head of Digital Development, Commercial Development, Financial Times, UK), Nicky Birch (Executive Producer BBC Research and Development, UK)

 


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09:05 09:45

Create better ideas for your station: Or how to stop brainstorming

Wade Kingsley (Founder, the Ideas Business, Australia)

Brainstorming, research has proven, is one of the least effective ways to create ideas. If you have ever been stuck in a boring brainstorm then you would probably agree. Yet most people conduct brainstorms because they don't know any other way. In this interactive session, Wade will demonstrate proven idea generation techniques that you can take back to your station and implement straight away - for any format. And to prove the techniques work, you will leave with a brand new idea. It is a session that guarantees ROI - Return on Ideas.

 


Brainstorming, research has proven, is one of the least effective ways to create ideas. If you have ever been stuck in a boring brainstorm then you would probably agree. Yet most people conduct brainstorms because they don't know any other way. In this interactive session, Wade will demonstrate proven idea generation techniques that you can take back to your station and implement straight away - for any format. And to prove the techniques work, you will leave with a brand new idea. It is a session that guarantees ROI - Return on Ideas.

Wade Kingsley (Founder, the Ideas Business, Australia)


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09:05 09:45

Imaging: BBC Radio 1's Ibiza Anthem and Re-imaging Finnish icons

Matt Fisher (Lead Producer Imaging & Programme, Station Sound for BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, 6 Music & Asian Network, BBC, UK)​Petri Alanko (Audio Director, Radio, YLE, Finland)

Truly blurring the lines between programming, promotion, marketing, music, and imaging, hear the unique story of "BBC Radio 1's Ibiza Anthem” How can ‘imaging' find new creative ways to connect a station with its listeners? Renewing the sonic appearance of an iconic radio station in Finland offered a branding and sound design challenge for the in-house team - a challenge of a lifetime, quite literally. 

  


Truly blurring the lines between programming, promotion, marketing, music, and imaging, hear the unique story of "BBC Radio 1's Ibiza Anthem” - a highly credible dance track created exclusively for the radio station, that went on to smash its way to Number 1 in the Shazam UK Dance chart. How can ‘imaging' find new creative ways to connect a station with its listeners? In this case study, hear how they do it at BBC Radio 1.

In partnership with WiseBuddah Jingles

Renewing the sonic appearance of an iconic radio station in Finland offered a branding and sound design challenge for the in-house team - a challenge of a lifetime, quite literally. Yle’s Head Of Sound opens up the reimagining process, mental imagery and the design choices made during the process.

Matt Fisher (Lead Producer Imaging & Programme, Station Sound for BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, 6 Music & Asian Network, BBC, UK)​, Petri Alanko (Audio Director, Radio, YLE, Finland)

  


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10:00 10:45

The SOUND of radio in the future

Cornelius Ringe (Managing Partner, WESOUND, Germany)Sebastian Fuchs (Voice Director, WESOUND, Germany)

The radio landscape is in turmoil - the digital disruption poses dangers, just as much as it creates opportunities. Coincidentally, an increasing number of people are asking themselves (or their voice assistant) whether artificial stupidity also exists. Where is the creative potential in disruption? How do we intend to design our new audio world? What remains of the radio sound of the past? And how will our radio of the future sound like?

 


The radio landscape is in turmoil - the digital disruption poses dangers, just as much as it creates opportunities. Coincidentally, an increasing number of people are asking themselves (or their voice assistant) whether artificial stupidity also exists. Where is the creative potential in disruption? How do we intend to design our new audio world? What remains of the radio sound of the past? And how will our radio of the future sound like? Cornelius Ringe and Sebastian Fuchs from WESOUND, a leading sound agency in Germany, will provide answers to these questions. With their refreshing infotainment show “SENSEation”, they will take a proactive stance and give new impulses in an entertaining way. Join our sound journey through cultures and time.

Cornelius Ringe (Managing Partner, WESOUND, Germany)Sebastian Fuchs (Voice Director, WESOUND, Germany)


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10:00 10:45

Top 10 radio promotions

Niall Power (Head of Station Sound, Beat 102-103, Ireland)

Never want to say “be caller number 9 to win this prize” again? Then this is the session for you!  Niall Power from Beat 102-103, Ireland’s award-winning regional radio station returns with a look at the Top 10 best promotions from the past 12 months.

  


Never want to say “be caller number 9 to win this prize” again? Then this is the session for you!  Niall Power from Beat 102-103, Ireland’s award-winning regional radio station returns with a look at the Top 10 best promotions from the past 12 months. Having combed the world for innovative, creative and imaginative promotions Niall will share the best in class, which not only engage listeners but also create attractive opportunities for advertisers as well.   

Niall Power (Head of Station Sound, Beat 102-103, Ireland)

 


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10:00 10:45

Fake News – a threat to the democratic conversation

Flora Carmichael (Senior Journalist, Beyond Fake News, BBC World Service, UK), Ulrik Haagerup (Founder and CEO of Constructive Institute, Denmark), Jessikka Aro, (Investigative Reporter, YLE Finland), Thomas Buch Andersen (Editor in Chief, DR P1 and radio news, Denmark)

Thomas Buch Andersen’s long experience behind and in front the microphone covering the news will start the discussion with three perspectives on fake news. Flora Carmichael will share how the BBC is trying to combat fake news in their new news unit “Beyond fake news”. Jessika Aro will share her experiences as an investigative reporter into fake news, who as a consequence is a target of Russian trolls in a massive social media smear campaign. Ulrik Haagerup will share his thoughts on constructive news as an antidote to fake news. 


Thomas Buch Andersen’s long experience behind and in front the microphone covering the news will start the discussion with three perspectives on fake news. Flora Carmichael will share how the BBC is trying to combat fake news in their new news unit “Beyond fake news”. Jessika Aro will share her experiences as an investigative reporter into fake news, who as a consequence is a target of Russian trolls in a massive social media smear campaign. Ulrik Haagerup will share his thoughts on constructive news as an antidote to fake news. During the discussion the audience will be encouraged to participate with questions for the panel by raising new topics for discussions which can be answered by the panel or by other members of the audience.

Flora Carmichael (Senior Journalist, Beyond Fake News, BBC World Service, UK), Ulrik Haagerup (Founder and CEO of Constructive Institute, Denmark), Jessikka Aro, (Investigative Reporter, YLE Finland), Thomas Buch Andersen (Editor in Chief, DR P1 and radio news, Denmark)


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10:00 10:45

Innovation 1: Radio Hack Europe The Winners 2: Boost your internal innovation

Mounir Krichane (Director of the Initiative for Media Innovation, EPFL University, Switzerland)Radio Hack Europe Winning TeamAdeline Beving (Project manager in Open Innovation, Radio France Digital, France)

The best ideas and innovations from Radio Hack Europe will be presented by the teams behind them. In a new approach Radio France and Radio Canada joined forces for a project to get new ideas for new programmes for a younger generation. It involved engaging staff of both companies that were invited to pitch ideas. The project managers will share their experience from this way of generating ideas as well as showcase the result of “l´Accélérateur d´idées”.

  


Innovation 1: Radio Hack Europe – the winners

The best ideas and innovations from Radio Hack Europe will be presented by the teams behind them. Radio Hack Europe is an innovation workshop, taking place over the weekend before Radiodays Europe. In this session you will hear the best radio innovation ideas selected by the Radio Hack Jury.

Mounir Krichane (Director of the Initiative for Media Innovation, EPFL University, Switzerland)Radio Hack Europe Winning Team

Innovation 2: Getting ideas for the next generation

In a new approach Radio France and Radio Canada joined forces for a project to get new ideas for new programmes for a younger generation. It involved engaging staff of both companies that were invited to pitch ideas. The project managers will share their experience from this way of generating ideas as well as showcase the result of “l´Accélérateur d´idées”.

Adeline Beving (Project manager in Open Innovation, Radio France Digital, France)

  


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Track 4, Track 4
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10:45 11:05

Coffee Break - Tuesday AM

Enjoy a coffee break in the Exhibition Area, visit the stands and companies to see the latest innovations, products, services in radio and audio and much more! 


Enjoy a coffee break in the Exhibition Area, visit the stands and companies to see the latest innovations, products, services in radio and audio and much more! 


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Exhibition area
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Break

11:05 11:50

BBC Radio 2 - How to refresh a market leader

Helen Thomas (Head of Content Commissioning, BBC Radio 2, BBC, UK), Jeff Smith (Head of Music, BBC Radio 2 & BBC 6 Music, BBC, UK) 

How do you refresh a market leading radio station and ensure your listeners remain loyal? What do you do when your biggest star decides to leave and work elsewhere? These are some of the challenges recently faced by the UK’s biggest radio station, BBC Radio 2.

 


How do you refresh a market leading radio station and ensure your listeners remain loyal? What do you do when your biggest star decides to leave and work elsewhere? These are some of the challenges recently faced by the UK’s biggest radio station, BBC Radio 2. At the start of the year they unveiled a brand new schedule, with new presenters, new shows including a brand new Breakfast Show, and an evolving music strategy. In this session, you’ll hear from two of the key architects of the changes, Helen Thomas and Jeff Smith, in conversation with Nik Goodman. They’ll explain their thinking behind the changes, give advice to stations facing similar challenges and share their programming strategy on one of the most important areas… listener loyalty.

Helen Thomas (Head of Content Commissioning, BBC Radio 2, BBC, UK), Jeff Smith (Head of Music, BBC Radio 2 & BBC 6 Music, BBC, UK) 

 


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11:05 11:50

Podcasting health check

Tom Webster (Senior Vice President, Edison Research, USA)James Cridland (Editor of Podnews.net, Australia)

The latest research and global overview on podcasting from two perspectives, from Edison Research and Podnews, our speakers will share data and insight from across the planet. If you want to know who is listening to podcasts, what they are consuming, how they are listening and how it’s being paid for. With the Editor of the Podnews newsletter and updates from the company doing podcast research across different markets all over the world, this is a must attend.


The latest research and global overview on podcasting from two perspectives, from Edison Research and Podnews, our speakers will share data and insight from across the planet. If you want to know who is listening to podcasts, what they are consuming, how they are listening and how it’s being paid for. With the Editor of the Podnews newsletter and updates from the company doing podcast research across different markets all over the world, this is a must attend.

Tom Webster (Senior Vice President, Edison Research, USA)James Cridland (Editor of Podnews.net, Australia)


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11:05 11:50

Dancing with the devil?

Tony Archibong (Vice President, TuneIn, USA), Laurent Frisch (Head of Digital and Production, CDO, Radio France, France)

Within the radio/audio industry, opinions are divided on how to work with (or not work with) third party distributors and aggregation platforms. While some find independent platforms to be another distribution channel they can‘t and won‘t do without, others claim that these third parties are making money on the backs of the radio stations. One case is TuneIn, the default radio player on Amazon‘s Alexa. What is TuneIn's view and what is the right way to handle third party relationships for braodcasters? 

  


Within the radio/audio industry, opinions are divided on how to work with (or not work with) third party distributors and aggregation platforms. While some find independent platforms to be another distribution channel they can‘t and won‘t do without, others claim that these third parties are making money on the backs of the radio stations. One case is TuneIn, the default radio player on Amazon‘s Alexa. What is TuneIn's view and what is the right way to handle third party relationships for braodcasters?

In this interactive session, TuneIn's VP Tony Archibong and Laurent Frisch from Radio France will openly discuss distribution strategies and pros & cons of working with streaming aggregators.

Tony Archibong (Vice President, TuneIn, USA), Laurent Frisch (Head of Digital and Production, CDO, Radio France, France)

 


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11:05 11:50

Broadcast becomes Yourcast

Benjamin Buchholz (General Manager, CSO, nacamar, Germany), Andreas Völlmin (COO, Product management, Sohard, Switzerland)

More and more listeners are choosing streaming platforms. Radio as a classic broadcast medium is coming under pressure. That's why it's now time to break new ground. The brand remains, but the medium radio must reinvent itself. A linear broadcast must become a personalized experience. But what could the tools of the future look like? What are the possibilities and will completely new formats emerge?


More and more listeners are choosing streaming platforms. Radio as a classic broadcast medium is coming under pressure. That's why it's now time to break new ground. The brand remains, but the medium radio must reinvent itself. A linear broadcast must become a personalized experience. But what could the tools of the future look like? What are the possibilities and will completely new formats emerge?

In our presentation we´ll try to show possibilities and tools to bring alternative content elements into place and how a personalized radioformat could look like. Lets talk about Yourcast!

Benjamin Buchholz (General Manager, CSO, nacamar, Germany), Andreas Völlmin (COO, Product Management, Sohard, Switzerland)

This session is produced and hosted by Ybrid, Nacamar and Sohard.


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12:00 12:45

Where radio was king…or radio in the car of the future

Morgan Jouber (UX Evangelist, PSA, France), Martin Koch (Head of Entertainment and Multimedia Development, Audi, Germany), Joe D'Angelo (Senior Vice President, Broadcast Radio, Xperi, USA), Laurence Harrison (Market Development Director, Digital Radio UK, UK), Michael Hill, (Managing Director, Radioplayer, UK)Jim Receveur (CEO, Bauer, Denmark)

Today, the car is one of the most prominent places to listen to the radio. Many say, the power of radio is rooted in the importance of in-car listening. But once your car is truly connected, we know there won’t be a “radio” button any more. Is radio threatened by its former best friend, the car?

 


Today, the car is one of the most prominent places to listen to the radio. Many say, the power of radio is rooted in the importance of in-car listening. But once your car is truly connected, we know there won’t be a “radio” button any more. Is radio threatened by its former best friend, the car? With an all-digital future ahead: Do car manufacturers actually care about radio stations? How can radio stations get constructively ready for the in-car of the future? And how do car manufacturers respond to the needs of the radio industry, and their consumers?

Morgan Jouber (UX Evangelist, PSA, France), Martin Koch (Head of Entertainment and Multimedia Development, Audi, Germany), Joe D'Angelo (Senior Vice President, Broadcast Radio, Xperi, USA), Laurence Harrison (Market Development Director, Digital Radio UK, UK)Michael Hill, (Managing Director, Radioplayer, UK)Jim Receveur (CEO, Bauer, Denmark)


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12:00 12:45

Reality TV’s podcast takeover

Sarah Dillistone (Executive Producer, The Brights, Somethin’ Else, UK), Matt Deegan (Executive Producer, Love Island: The Morning After, Folder & Co, UK)

Reality TV has transformed the television landscape over the last 15 years is it its turn to take over audio? Structured reality shows like The Only Way is Essex have scored well in the UK, but how has the format fared moving to the podcast format? Meanwhile the UK’s biggest youth TV hit Love Island launched a podcast that became 2018’s most downloaded new podcast.

  


Reality TV has transformed the television landscape over the last 15 years is it its turn to take over audio? Structured reality shows like The Only Way is Essex have scored well in the UK, but how has the format fared moving to the podcast format? Meanwhile the UK’s biggest youth TV hit Love Island launched a podcast that became 2018’s most downloaded new podcast. How did a team of radio executives and producers help build a hit and are there opportunities for radio professionals to help the junior medium - television - get its audio strategy sorted out!

Sarah Dillistone (Executive Producer, The Brights, Somethin’ Else, UK), Matt Deegan (Executive Producer, Love Island: The Morning After, Folder & Co, UK)

 


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12:00 12:45

The art of the aircheck

Valerie Geller (Consultant & Author, Geller Media, USA), Lasse Roldkjer, (PD, Coach, Consultant, Denmark), Nik Goodman (Director, Bounce, UK)

‘Airchecks’ still lie at the heart of coaching many radio presenters, but how do you get the best from these sessions with your on-air talent? What are some of the techniques you can use, and how do you coach your hosts to deliver noticeable improvements? We’ve gathered some of the best talent coaches around to chat together in this interactive session.

 


‘Airchecks’ still lie at the heart of coaching many radio presenters, but how do you get the best from these sessions with your on-air talent? What are some of the techniques you can use, and how do you coach your hosts to deliver noticeable improvements? We’ve gathered some of the best talent coaches around to chat together in this interactive session. They’ll share their methods, and give away some practical tips you can use in your own airchecks. Plus we’ll hear from a range of PDs and Producers who’ll also join in the conversation.

Valerie Geller (Consultant & Author, Geller Media, USA), Lasse Roldkjer, (PD, Coach, Consultant, Denmark), Nik Goodman (Director, Bounce, UK)

 


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12:00 12:45

Three ways to keep radio profitable in the next five years

Nico Aprile (CEO aprile consulting GmbH, Germany)

The horror scenarios that are already heralding the last hurrah of radio are sufficiently familiar: the number of traditional radio listeners is sadly dwindling. Use of on-demand audio is on the rise. Booking of radio advertising is considered time-consuming and costly. Consequently, advertising customers and their agencies are seeking other options and advertising revenue is drifting away. Is this truly the inevitable future of radio?

  


The horror scenarios that are already heralding the last hurrah of radio are sufficiently familiar: the number of traditional radio listeners is sadly dwindling. Use of on-demand audio is on the rise.

Booking of radio advertising is considered time-consuming and costly. Consequently, advertising customers and their agencies are seeking other options and advertising revenue is drifting away.

Is this truly the inevitable future of radio?

Providers of curated audio content have different options available to save themselves and survive in the digital future. A digital future that will be influenced by the business models of the digital advertising industry.

Can a modern digitization concept, creativity, a return to the underlying values of a radio program and good technology decisively improve the income opportunities and chances of survival of a radio broadcaster?

Nico Aprile (CEO aprile consulting GmbH, Germany)

This session is produced and hosted by aprile consulting GmbH.

  


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Track 4, Track 4
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12:45 13:45

Lunch Break

Enjoy light lunch in the Exhibition Areas. To avoid queuing, look out for lunch stations that may be in edge areas and thus less crowded.

In addition to Radiodays Europe's lunch buffets, the Nespresso Bar on Garden level offers a choice of tasty snacks, salads, soups and sandwiches. Just outside the SwissTech Convention Center you will also find a number of takeaways and restaurants, and some food trucks a short walk into the EPFL campus.


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Exhibition area
Event type
Lunch break

13:45 14:30

Stewart Copeland – On stage, in conversation

Stewart Copeland (Composer and Musician, USA), Ben Jones (Presenter, Virgin Radio, UK)

Stewart Copeland is a music industry legend, having been part of one of the most successful rock bands of all time – The Police. He has performed on some of the most memorable songs in music history, and is cited as one of the greatest rock drummers of all time. In this session, Stewart will be in conversation with Ben Jones from Virgin Radio (UK), talking about his amazing career in music, the role radio has played, and how the music industry has changed over the years. In this unmissable session, he will share some of his experiences of being in the one of the world’s biggest bands and the stories behind the recording of some iconic records.


Stewart Copeland is a music industry legend, having been part of one of the most successful rock bands of all time – The Police. He has performed on some of the most memorable songs in music history, and is cited as one of the greatest rock drummers of all time. In this session, Stewart will be in conversation with Ben Jones from Virgin Radio (UK), talking about his amazing career in music, the role radio has played, and how the music industry has changed over the years. In this unmissable session, he will share some of his experiences of being in the one of the world’s biggest bands and the stories behind the recording of some iconic records.

Stewart Copeland (Composer and Musician, USA), Ben Jones (Presenter, Virgin Radio, UK)


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13:45 14:30

Monetisation for digital radio and podcast

Grant Blackley (CEO, Southern Cross Austereo, Australia)

Grant Blackley will explain how Australian's largest radio/tv network is reinventing the way it develops, brands and monetises its offerings on new platforms. The new digital channels are build around the two leading radio brands, the Hit and Triple M networks. In this session Grant will talk about the strategy and how to find new listeners and more revenue. 


Grant Blackley will explain how Australian's largest radio/tv network is reinventing the way it develops, brands and monetises its offerings on new platforms. The new digital channels are build around the two leading radio brands, the Hit and Triple M networks. In this session Grant will talk about the strategy and how to find new listeners and more revenue. 

Grant Blackley (CEO, Southern Cross Austereo, Australia)


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13:45 14:30

The latest research on youth and their changing behaviour

Rasmus Kidde (Audience Researcher, DR, Denmark), Marte Sunde Härter (NRK, Norway)

Our younger audience are adopting new media habits – moving away from traditional broadcast and towards social. This session will give you an updated view of this development and show you how you can optimize the lessons learned in research into your organization.

 


Our younger audience are adopting new media habits – moving away from traditional broadcast and towards social. This session will give you an updated view of this development and show you how you can optimize the lessons learned in research into your organisation. Rasmus Kidde will share the results of a big segmentation study of youth done by DR in Denmark. What are the most important drivers behind the media use of youth through the day. What are the patterns to the way the young use different media platforms. Siril Heyerdahl will share how NRK, Norway is implementing research and knowledge about youth into the organization. How they are trying to make all producers for their youth platforms in to “target group agents” in order to get better at creating media content for this hard to reach audience. 

Rasmus Kidde (Audience Researcher, DR, Denmark)Marte Sunde Härter (NRK, Norway)

 

 


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Track 3, Track 3
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13:45 14:30

Being one step ahead of tech giants. Quantum shift for radio: programmatic advertising & smart speakers

Michal Marcinik (CEO and Founder AdTonos, Poland)

Technology has taken away the celebration we have known so far. On a daily basis, when we inhaled the smell of printing ink during our morning press routine or when we felt excitement about going to the movie premiere. Not to mention the mutual celebration when we gathered to listen to the radio. Fortunately, technology also gave us something in return: unique, interactive experiences.


Technology has taken away the celebration we have known so far. On a daily basis, when we inhaled the smell of printing ink during our morning press routine or when we felt excitement about going to the movie premiere. Not to mention the mutual celebration when we gathered to listen to the radio. Fortunately, technology also gave us something in return: unique, interactive experiences. Michal Marcinik, AdTonos CEO & Founder, during this presentation will show you how by the use of technology, radio can be one step ahead of tech giants.

Michal Marcinik (CEO & Founder AdTonos, Poland)

Hosted and produced by AdTonos


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Track 4, Track 4
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Session

14:45 15:30

30 ideas in 45 minutes

Wade Kingsley (Founder, The Ideas Business, Australia)Flora Carmichael (Senior Journalist - Beyond Fake News, BBC, UK)Judith Spilsbury (Head of Training & Special Projects, Radiocentre, UK)Filippo Solibello (Host, RAI, Radio 2, Italy), Rune Born Schwarz (Bauer Media, Denmark), Adeline Beving (Developing Open Innovation, Radio France, France) Host: Martin Liss, (Media and Management Consultant, Germany)

The legendary session that’s jam-packed full of ideas – 30 of them in 45 minutes to be precise! A collection of great speakers from across the conference will provide plenty of quick-fire and practical ideas, meaning you’ll go away from Lausanne brimming with thoughts and inspiration to bring back to your radio station! 

           


The legendary session that’s jam-packed full of ideas – 30 of them in 45 minutes to be precise! A collection of great speakers from across the conference will provide plenty of quick-fire and practical ideas, meaning you’ll go away from Lausanne brimming with thoughts and inspiration to bring back to your radio station! 

Wade Kingsley (Founder, The Ideas Business, Australia)Flora Carmichael (Senior Journalist - Beyond Fake News, BBC, UK)Judith Spilsbury (Head of Training & Special Projects, Radiocentre, UK)Filippo Solibello (Host, RAI, Radio 2, Italy), Rune Born Schwarz (Bauer Media, Denmark), Adeline Beving (Developing Open Innovation, Radio France, France) Host: Martin Liss, (Media and Management Consultant, Germany)

           


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14:45 15:25

Fostering an independent audio sector

Siobhán Kenny, (CEO, Radiocentre, UK), John Purcell, (CEO, KCLR 96FM and Chairman of the IBI, Ireland), Jakob Munck (Founder and CEO, Munck Studios, Sweden)

How many good programming ideas have been shot down by the phrase “We cant afford it”? New sources of funding are beginning to change this rhetoric. From Broadcasting Funding Schemes where a portion of Television Licence Fees is allocated to allow public service programming to be made by independent broadcasters to new and alternative funding sources being uncovered by independent production companies, this session will explore the positive and negative impact of alternative funding sources on independent production companies, on radio stations and on the audience.

  


How many good programming ideas have been shot down by the phrase “We cant afford it”? New sources of funding are beginning to change this rhetoric. From Broadcasting Funding Schemes where a portion of Television Licence Fees is allocated to allow public service programming to be made by independent broadcasters to new and alternative funding sources being uncovered by independent production companies, this session will explore the positive and negative impact of alternative funding sources on independent production companies, on radio stations and on the audience.

Siobhán Kenny, (CEO, Radiocentre, UK), John Purcell, (CEO, KCLR 96FM and Chairman of the IBI, Ireland), Jakob Munck (Founder and CEO, Munck Studios, Sweden)

 


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14:45 15:25

3 succesful youth formats

Christian Bonde (Radio Host, P3, Denmark)Maria Fantino (Radio Host, P3, Denmark), Nadine Nikles (Content Manager, Radio Swiss Virus, Switzerland), Robert Rack (Digital Strategist, WDR1 Live, Germany)

From DR P3 in Denmark: Curling club, DR, which recently won the annual audio of the year award. The hosts Christian Bonde and Maria Fantino are true “Generation Curling”, as they are known in Denmark. From SRF in Switzerland content manager Nadine Nikles present Virus´ 8x15. The idea is to promote young aspiring bands and new music. From Germany Digital Strategist Robert Rack will show, how the popular show WDR1Live scouts and evaluates media trends to engage their young target group.

  


From DR P3 in Denmark: Curling club, DR, which recently won the annual audio of the year award. The hosts Christian Bonde and Maria Fantino are true “Generation Curling”, as they are known in Denmark. The Chinese call them ken lao zu, or “the generation that eats the old”, and the Japanese have a term scolding them for not giving undivided attention to anything: nagara-zoku, “the people who are always doing two things at once”. The Curling Club lives up to all these titles. Its loud, its funny, its insightful and succesfull on radio, podcast and SoMe.

From SRF in Switzerland content manager Nadine Nikles present Virus´ 8x15. The idea is to promote young aspiring bands and new music.  Every band has exactly 15 minutes to convince their audience – that they are the next big thing and maybe it is exactly this one factor that makes the concept innovative, special and successful.

From Germany Digital Strategist Robert Rack will show, how the popular show WDR1Live scouts and evaluates media trends to engage their young target group. How the digital strategy around the show enables it to better integrate social media trends and topics into the show. 

Christian Bonde (Radio Host, P3, Denmark)Maria Fantino (Radio Host, P3, Denmark), Nadine Nikles (Content Manager, Radio Swiss Virus, Switzerland), Robert Rack (Digital Strategist, WDR1 Live, Germany)

  


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15:30 16:00

Radiodays Europe Finale 2019

Join us for the Finale of Radiodays Europe 2019 with a big thank you to our Swiss Hosts and a wrap up of 2019, surprises and a chance to find out the location for RDE 2020!

 


Join us for the Finale of Radiodays Europe 2019 with a big thank you to our Swiss Hosts & a wrap up of 2019, surprises and a chance to find out the location for RDE 2020!

 


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Session