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RDE Press Conference in Barcelona

Press Conference in Barcelona: RDE becomes tri-lingual

The latest news about Radiodays Europe was presented at a press conference in Barcelona on the 19th of january.

All the main Spanish and Catalan radio stations were present and declared their support and their excitement about Radiodays Europe coming to Barcelona.

From left: Francesc Robert (ACR), Josep Maria Martí (Obs!), Ramón Mateu (Catalunya Radio), Anders Held (Radiodays Europe) and Olga Rodriguez (RNE).

Trilingual conference
For the first time Radiodays Europe will tri-lingual. The working language is still English, but all sessions in the main programme will be translated into Spanish and Catalan. So Radiodays will therefore be a very event for both public and commercial radio stations in Spain – there is no such meeting point today.

Anders Held,Project Manager Radiodays EuropeThe project managers of Radiodays Europe declared that Barcelona was chosen as a host city for two reasons. Because it as an attractive destination with good flight connections and because of the dedicated support from local broadcasters in Catalonia and Spain from the start.
- Barcelona will be welcoming Radiodays Europe in a fantastic way. Since Radiodays Europe is a pan-European event, we intend to have it hosted in a new city each year. And we think the involvement of local broadcasters is important to make it a success, said Project Manager Anders Held.

Catalan receptions
Radiodays Europe will be a great networking opportunity. Participants should plan to come to Barcelona already on Wednesday 14 January and take part in the welcoming reception at MACBA, The Museum of Contemporary Art, at 8 p.m. On Thursday night there will be another reception for all participants, in Catalan style, hosted by the City of Barcelona. You would not like to miss that. 
There will be several Spanish and Catalan speakers on different topics. One session will be dedicated to analyzing the football frenzy in the country and on radio in particular. Since we will be in the home town of FC Barcelona, one of the world´s greatest football teams, partners intend to make this somehow show also in this football session.

Live broadcasting from the conference
RNE said they will also be broadcasting two of their radio programmes live from Radiodays Europe in Barcelona. There will also be live broadcast on DAB+ at the venue during the conference.

 Local partners
The local Spanish and Catalan broadcaster partners are AERC (The Spanish Association of Commercial Radios), RNE (the national public broadcaster), Catalunya Radio (the Catalan public broadcaster), ARC (the Catalan Association on Radios) and Obs! (The Radio Observatory in Catalonia).

Press Release 01/20/2012