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Radiodays Europe announces next event

Next year’s Radiodays Europe will take place in Berlin on March the 18th and 19th 2013.

The venue was announced as the 2012 event in Barcelona came to a close on Friday, after what organisers describe as being extremely positive, surpassing all expectations.

The team told RadioToday.co.uk that Radiodays Europe “has been a positive event not just in terms of participation and great speakers but also due to the positivity of the radio industry which could be felt through the conference sessions.”

Here is a selection of some of the best quotes of Radiodays 2012:

“The most important thing you can do today is tell your mobile operator that you want phones to receive a broadcast signal, as IP can’t deliver us the growth that we need…It’s a wonderful time to be in radio”

Tim Davie, BBC

Christian O’Connell launches new idea – A key tenet of the programme is to make listeners a part of the show – “Together we’re making every radio show. We’re an inclusive club….To take an idea, rev it up and see if you can jump over the canyon”

Christian O’Connell, Absolute Radio

On what makes a great radio hit – “You know it’s a hit if it makes your willy tingle!”

Pete Waterman, Smooth Radio

“There’s no reason to complain – 86% of Europeans listen to radio for up to 3 hours every day”.

Annika Nyberg, EBU

“Radio provides a consistent environment tailored for the listener, whatever they do and wherever they are…Radio improves energy levels by almost 300 per cent,”

Mark Barber, RAB

It’s never being easier to reach new target audiences in more countries – and the app downloads keep increasing.

Bernhard Bahners, rad.io

Radioplayer goes worldwide – Over 7million unique users each month listen to both live and on-demand audio from commercial and BBC stations. – ”Working together has real benefits – you speak with one voice, you can keep your costs and risks down, as a partnership you attract bigger partners”

Michael Hill, Radioplayer

And finally, a word from the organisers: “We had 800 visitors, 80 speakers, more than 45 sessions, visitors from every continent except where they have penguins, 3 official bloggers, 26 exhibitors, 14 partners, 2 radio shows broadcasting live (Spain/Italy), our own radio station This is Radio!, 60 Radiodays staff members (Thanks to all), 100s of tweets using the #rde12, our own Radiodays Europe app, a few famous faces, two fantastic drinks parties and much much more. Radiodays Europe remains the no.1 radio event in Europe.”

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