5 days left to get Radiodays Europe discount

Staff Writer

In just a few short years, the Radio Days Europe conference has snowballed to become the world’s most significant annual radio industry event.

With 1,200 participants representing commercial, public, and state broadcasters from 50 countries – and a choice of almost 60 thought-leading sessions, covering everything from programming strategy to storytelling to talent to technology – Radio Days Europe is also on the verge of becoming the largest radio industry event on the planet.

It would be hard to argue that RDE isn’t already the most important, diverse, and forward-looking radio conference in the world.

Radio Days Europe was launched in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2010. In just three years RDE has become the most significant radio industry event in the world.

The ultimate aim: make better radio for listeners.

The means: present development opportunities and strategic insights for broadcasters – what’s next in programming and formats, audience behavior, digital platforms, and business models?

The difference: RDE is attended by experts and professionals from all levels and roles throughout the radio industry – from commercial to public to state broadcasters – and representing every format you could imagine, from speech/talk formats to entertainment/music formats – to hybrids and niches you probably couldn’t imagine.

At RDE 2013 in Berlin there were almost 60 thought-leading sessions, covering every radio-related topic imaginable. The emphasis is on high quality, informative, candidly open, and practical sessions. And, quite unusually and very unlike some other radio events, there was virtually no gratuitous self-promotion of products/services by session presenters. This was a welcome and polar contrast with “American-ised” industry events. No self-plugging. Very European.

The unbeatable bonus: RDE offers an unparalleled opportunity to meet people from the same industry – yet from radically different cultures/backgrounds and from very different organisations, often facing completely different challenges to your own. That experience of “looking at the same universe but from the inside out, and through a kaleidoscope-app” can spark some of the greatest ideas you’re ever likely to come up with.

Radio Today's Scott Muller attended in 2013. Read the highlights here including the presentations from SCA's Craig Bruce and Sam Cavanagh plus lots more.

The 2013 Australian Contingent – L-R: Sam Cavanagh SCA, Craig Bruce SCA, James O’Brien ABC, Peter Don BPR, Scott Muller MBOS, Alex Dean MMH Russia

Radio Days Europe is happening again in March, from the 23rd to the 25th in Dublin, Ireland.

In 2014 Mike Fitzpatrick, Head of Content at Triple M, Ralph van Dijk, Founder and Creative Director at Eardrum and Clive Dickens, Director of Digital and Innovation at SCA will be in attendance from our part of the world. See the full program here.

Tickets are now on sale.

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 Halesy here before Monday 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.

You'll end up saving just over $300 AUD* with tickets usually costing around $1100 AUD* – that's nearly 30% off.

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 here.

* exact cost subject to exchange rate at time of purchase

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