Radiodays Europe opens its doors to delegates

Europe’s biggest radio industry conference is now underway in Amsterdam as Radiodays Europe opens its doors at the RAI Convention Centre.

This year, the conference is about “A Sound Future” for radio and the growing audio market, focusing on making better radio for listeners while tackling the future digital challenges ahead.

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As well as the conferences, there’s also an exhibition with over 60 companies demonstrating products and services for the radio and audio industry. A number of networking sessions took place on Sunday afternoon, along with interactive workshops and master classes. These included Storytelling for the Airwaves: Crafting powerful stories in the digital age, Online Investigation – the essential skills and The Mobile Video Master class for Radio Professionals. In the evening, there will be a Welcome Event from 18.00 to 20.00, which will be hosted by Xperi and RAB.nl, at Knijn Bowling and Restaurant.

Delivering the welcoming addresses on Monday at 9.00 will be Graham Dixon (Head of Radio, EBU, Switzerland); Stefan Möller (President, AER, Finland) and Anders Held (Manager & Co-founder, Radiodays Europe, Sweden). In four tracks, there will be 55 sessions and 120 speakers sharing their ideas and experience of the industry over the two-and-a-half days of the conference. Among these will be: Bob Shennan, Stephanie Hirst, Christian O´Connell, Manoush Zomorodi (host of the podcast “Note to Self”, WNYC, USA), Menno Koningsberger (CEO Talpa Radio group, the Netherlands) and Guido Bülow (Strategic Partner Manager, Facebook, Germany).

On the Monday, Radio Night will be spent at the industrial-chic hotel and restaurant De Goudfazant. A converted car garage in north Amsterdam, it’s a striking venue for the event which will include entertainment from DJs playing the latest Dutch music, as well as drinks and canapés thanks to RDE’s partners PURE Jingles, RAB and NPO. The conference will end on Tuesday with a finale during which the winners of the Radio Hack Europe event are presented and next year’s host city will be announced.

You can hear the opening session live on the Radiodays Europe App, and via inRad.io from 8am (UK time) on Monday.

 

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