100 Speakers, 50 sessions – Radiodays Europe

Staff Writer

Nowhere else will you get such a wide overview of developments in radio with so many programmers sharing their ideas and experiences. Over 1300 people attend from over 60 countries including many from Australia and New Zealand.

The sessions cover a wide scope of topics – from journalism, social media and research to the latest on digital platforms, mobiles and podcast as well as new ideas and programme formats, talent management, new revenues and creative radio advertisement.  In other words – some of the most exciting leaders, presenters, journalists, producers and sales people talking about the challenges and new ways that radio are exploring in creating the future of our medium.

Read about just a few of 30 sessions already announced below or download and print out the PDF. See the confirmed speakers so far under Speakers. The full programme, 100 speakers in 50 sessions, will be published in the coming days.

Radiodays Europe 2016 – “Vive la radio!  Creating the future”  is on March 13 – 15 March 2016 in Paris.

Tickets are now on sale, but we have a special discount partner price for Radio Today readers of 576 Euros (incl. 20% French VAT). In AUD,  about $891.00*

Compare that the Current ONLINE Price of 792 euro – or in AUD about, $1225.00* a ticket

You’ll end up saving over $334 AUD* on normal basic ticket prices. Take away the French Vat, which you shouldn’t  have to pay  and you will see even bigger savings.

If you are keen to head over and want a discount on tickets then we’ve got the details you’ll need.  Just email our Editor Blair here and let him know you’re keen to get discounted tickets. He’ll be back in touch with the deets and what to do to claim the discount.

This Radio Today partner pricing is cheaper than Early Bird Pricing that closed in December. But the special Radio Today discount can only be secured by contacting Blair and closes Febraury 10.

If you go, we’d love to have you contribute an article for Radio Today talking about your experience and what you got out of it. See what ya reckon and get in touch with us.



Morning radio superstars – “in talent we trust”

Bruno Guillon (FUN Radio, France), Gry Forssell (Mix Megapol, Sweden), Elvis Duran (Z100, USA) and Kris Fade (Virgin Radio, Dubai) in conversation with Dennis Clark (IHeart, USA)

What is the recipe for success for major shows in major markets such as Paris, Dubai and Stockholm?

What do they do that others don’t, to make them successful? Is it just about Talent, and hard work?  What are the similarities in their approach or are there differences?

Alongside this, Dennis will also explore the way three morning shows work and the way they win. Whether your show is local or national, this will be a compelling session that’s a must for those who want to learn how to win in the hardest fought time of day in any markets.

Dennis Clark has coached and trained some of the most talented morning shows around the world, and in this session he will be in conversation with Bruno on the radio (FUN Radio, RTL France), Gry Forssell (Mix Megapol, Bauer Media, Sweden), Elvis Duran (Z100 New York, USA), Kris Fade (Virgin Radio Dubai, ARN, United Arab Emirates).


Podcasts: Movies in your head

Kaitlin Prest (Host and creative director, the Heart, USA)

What’s the secret to a podcast success?  Is telling a story in a podcast the same as doing it on radio.  What can “radio” learn from the growing independent podcasting world?  Podcasts are becoming a place for experiments by innovative creative audio producers. One if these is Kaitlin Prest, host and creative director of an independent podcast called the ‘The Heart’.

The Heart is audio art project and podcast about intimacy and humanity that introduces its listeners to new narratives about sex, love and relationships. ‘The Heart’ is a member of one of the most successful podcast networks, Radiotopia Network, USA.

Kaitlin Prest recently won the Golden Award for New Radio Formats at Prix Italia for a fictionalized documentary called ‘Movies in your Head’.


Branding radio – how to make our medium large

Ralph van Dijk (Founder and Creative Director, Eardrum, Australia)

We are entering a new golden age of audio and radio needs to stake its claim. 

So how do you position radio as an essential part of the marketing mix? How do you make it relevant to the brand managers and media planners who don’t listen?

 In this session we demonstrate innovative ways for the world’s largest quality brands to finally feel at home on radio.

 Then, we explore the best case studies of how radio markets itself. What can we learn from the new kids on the block like Beats 1, Pandora and Spotify. Is there an opportunity for a global marketing campaign to rebrand commercial radio? If so what would it look and sound like?

Bring a blank page and an open mind, and you’ll leave with plenty of ideas worth stealing.


KIIS and say goodbye… The Big Move

Kyle and Jackie O (KIIS 1065, Sydney, Australia)

After 9 years hosting the market leading Breakfast Show on 2Day FM in Sydney, Kyle and Jackie walked across town to take over the Breakfast Show on the newly rebranded KIIS 106.5.

Moving a station and rebranding a station always carry a high degree of risk but doing both at the same time was one of the biggest changes ever undertaken in Australian radio. This ballsy move paid off with KIIS moving to market leading position. What prompted this and why was it so successful?

We’ll find out when Kyle Sandilands, Jackie O Henderson talk to John Simons about their Big Move.

media, with his view that journalism is a feedback mechanism to help society self-correct. But can news really be about a better tomorrow and do news people have a responsibility to give the world the best obtainable version of the truth?




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