About Radiodays Europe

The world´s greatest international radio conference

Radiodays Europe is an annual conference for radio professionals with 1500 participants from 62 countries. It is the meeting point for the European radio industry, both private and public, and a destination for radio people from around the world. It was last held in Paris, France 13-15 March 2016 at Le Palais des Congrès de Paris.

Next year it will be held at Rai, Amsterdam 19-21 March 2017.
Radiodays Europe is the place where radio leaders and producers across Europe can meet and share the best radio of today and discuss the future of radio. The mission is to spread good ideas and to make better radio for our listeners.
The range of topics is wide, from new formats, new research to developments in digital services and mobiles, new revenues and business opportunities as well as journalism and innovations in radio.
Radiodays Europe has become not only the largest and most important international radio conference in the world, it is also considered to be the best, with high quality content, great speakers and a huge programme with over 100 speakers in 55 sessions over 2,5 days. In addition an exhibition with 60 exhibitors showcasing services for broadcasters.
Started in 2010
Radiodays Europe has grown rapidly since the start 2010 in Copenhagen. More sessions, more content and more attendees. In 2012 Radiodays Europe moved to Barcelona and in 2013 to Berlin. In Dublin 2014 and Milan 2015 Radiodays Europe had over 1300 delegates from 60 countries.
Who are the delegates?
32 European countries attended and delegates come from another 25+ countries from outside Europe from all continents – Asia, Africa, Australia, North America and South America. Delegates come from commercial radio and public service in almost equal numbers. 38 % came from public radio and 37% from commercial radio. 9% work in consultancy, 5% came from organisations and 11% “other”.
29% define themselves as top-level management, 28% are Programme Directors/Music Directors/Channel Managers, 10% are Heads of news or journalists, 9% are producers/programme hosts, 4% work in online or technical development, 5% in sales and 15% other.

What do delegates think?
Delegates gave thumbs up for RDE in Milan in the post-event survey. 77%  said they were very satisfied or satisfied with the event, 8% were not satisfied. About 1/3 visited for the first time, 2/3 had been to RDE before. Most appreciated is the great variety, the number of sessions, the networking opportunities and the high quality of speakers and content.
One key to success for Radiodays Europe is the dialogue with broadcasters and partners across Europe about the content and development of the conference. Radiodays Europe is supported by a wide range of organisations such as the EBU (public broadcasters), AER (private radios), egta (European saleshouses) and other radio organisations in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Ireland, Poland, Russia and Slovenia. Other partners have members outside Europe, such as PMA (Public Media Alliance), AIBD (Asia-Pacific), WorldDAB and Radiodays Africa, ZA.
Not for profit
“The Association Radiodays Europe” is a not for profit organisation with the sole purpose of organising the annual radio conference. The association was founded by the public broadcasters SR, DR, NRK and YLE and these organisations make up the board of the association. Chairman of the Board is Jan Petersson, Swedish Radio.
Radiodays is supervised by Anders Held, Sweden,  Co-Founder and Manager.
Programme Group
The advisory Conference Committee meeting in September with partner organisations is the kick-off for finding topics and themes for the conference programme. The actual conference programme is then put together by an international Programme Group of nine, led by the RDE Managers.  
Said about Radiodays Europe 2015:
“A unique experience which help me think differently”
“A not to be missed radio event”
“An appropriate concern about the future of radio, but with an inspiring positive attitude”
 “Inspiring and definitely a necessary event!”
“Best conference in the world”
“Great content! Finally a conference where I got a lot of information to bring back home”
“Energetic, well organized with relevant topics and a great mix of perspectives and speakers”
“A great opportunity to catch up on the latest thinking about radio”