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Press Release 6 February 2012

Press release: More top names for Radiodays Europe 15 - 16 March

The fight for media freedom in Hungary, the football frenzy in Barcelona and top radio personalities from around Europe.

Radiodays Europe is proud to announce the programme for Europe´s largest radio conference taking place in Barcelona, Spain 15-16 March.
   With speakers from all over Europe and overseas and more than 40 sessions about radio´s future and the best radio of today Radiodays Europe will be an event you would not want to miss.


Freedom of Speech: Viscek Ferenc, Editor in Chief of Klubrádio, Hungary, about the fight to stop the government to close the station
Personalities: Angie Greaves, Magic UK, will join Chris O´Connell, Absolute, UK and Giel Beelen, 3FM, NL – some of Europe´s most famous and awarded radio presenters will share their experiences
Music Strategy: Patrick Beauduin, Manager of Radio Canada, about their new music strategy and an panel of music directors will discuss music trends
Spotify: Lutz Emmerich, Spotify – about the music streaming company´s strategy
Imaging: Dave Foxx, Z100, USA, Chris Nicoll, Global, UK and Ivo Samplonius, NL – about creative radio imaging
Advertisement: Dirk Ude, Deutsche Post, Germany, about why big advertisers choose radio, and marketing directors from France and Spain, as well as market researchers from UK and Netherlands
Digital: Patrick Hannon, UK, will present a brand new study about commercial radio´s digital options
User Insights: Kristen Percell, Pew Internet Research, USA and Ida Hult, Threndethnography, Sweden about changing consumer behaviour
FC Barcelona: Eduard Pujol, radio manager of RAC1, a local radiostation, and a radio professor, about the passionate relationship between radio and the city´s football team


Ira Glass (This American Life, USA) – Marieke Hermans (Creative Media Innovator, Netherlands) – Julian Treausure (Sound Expert, UK) – Tim Davie (Head of Audio and Music, BBC) – Joël Ronez (Head of Digital Strategies, Radio France) - David G Hall (Media Strategist, USA) – Michael Praetorius (Online Media Strategist, Germany – Pete Waterman (Music Icon, UK) - Claire Neal (Producer of the Ronnie Wood Show, UK) - Martin Weiser (Volkswagen, Germany) – Kurt Hansen (Internet Radio Expert, USA) - Erwin Linnenbach (CEO, Regiocast, Germany) – Alan Friedman (International Financial Correspondent, USA/Italy) - Annika Nyberg (new Media Director, EBU) – Jean Isnard (Programme Director, Virgin Radio, France) – Elisa Escobeda (Internet Advertisement Expert, Spain) - Javier Viroomal (Chief Digital Officer, Prisa Radio, Spain) - António Mendes (Programme Director, RFM, Portugal) - Gunnar Garfors (Mobile TV Expert, Norway) – Claire Wardle (Social Media Expert, UK) – Amy Brouillette (Media Researcher, Hungary) - Antoine Baduel (CEO, FG Radio, France) - James Cridland (Radiofuturologist, UK) - Kevin Palmer (Music Director, Cadena 100, Spain) – Annika Lantz (Talk Show Host, Swedish Radio) - Ali Abhary (CEO, Spectrum, Turkey) – Ramón Mateu (Director, Catalunya Radio, Spain) – Mats Åkerlund (Head of Digital Strategies, Swedish Radio) - Nathalie Van Helshoecht (Business Connection Adviser, Belgium) - Christian Schalt (CEO, RS 2, Germany) - Tomas Buch-Andersen (Talk Show Host, DR, Denmark) – Filippo Solibello (Morning Host, RAI, Italy) … and many, many more!


You will find the full programme schedule with links to sessions and speakers - and also to a complete text version for print - on the website;


Last year Radiodays Europe had almost 700 participants from 45 countries. The space is limited at thIs years venue CCCB (Contemporary Arts Centre) in Barcelona.  Persons who want to attend, should register NOW at the website, before the conference will be sold out.
Journalists who will come to cover the conference in their media, are welcome to apply for press accreditation.


Networking: There will be a welcoming reception in the evening of on Wednesday 14 March at MACBA (the famous Contemporary Arts Museum), and a Catalan reception at the historic Casa Llotja de Mar on Thursday 15 March, hosted by the city of Barcelona.

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