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More speakers announced for Radiodays Europe in Milan

New speakers:   

  • Joel Sucherman, Director for Digital Products at NPR, USA: 'NPR´s innovative new app'.
  • Maria Gianniti, Foreign Correspondent for Rai, Italy: 'Reporting from conflicts'.
  • Larry Rosin, researcher USA, and Rüdiger Landgraf, PD of KroneHit, Austria:  'New research on listening to streaming music and radio on mobile devices'.
  • Ana Martinoli, former PD of legendary B92, Serbia:  'A new youth radio'.
  • Carsten Kühntopp, Editor at B5Aktuell, Bayerische Rundfunk, ARD, Germany
  • Peppi Puljujärvi, Music Director of YleX, Finland:  “Rubber Song”.
  • Guiseppe Cruciani, controversial host on his newstalk show on Radio 24, Italy.
  • Konstatin von Eggert, journalist and political commentator, Kommersant, Russia
  • Michal Ben-David, TV-producer and researcher from Israel about creative leadership.

Other confirmed speakers include Elvis Duran (Morning host, Z100 New York, USA), Helen Boaden (Director of Radio & Music, BBC, UK), Pierre Bellanger (CEO, Skyrock, France), Dennis Clark (VP of Talent Development, iHeartMedia, USA) , Jacquelin Smit (CEO 358 Group, Netherlands), Adam Ferrier (consumer psychologist, Australia), Mark Little (founder of Storyful, Ireland), Sam Cavanagh (National Executive Producer, SCA, Australia), Cajsa Lindberg (Controller SR P3, Sweden), Alison Winter (Head of Audiences, BBC, UK), Geoff Lloyd and Annabel Port (Absolute Radio, UK), Tomas Baccocoli (communcations expert, Sweden), Thor Gjermund Eriksen (DG, NRK, Norway) and Helen Thomas (Editor, Chris Evans show, BBC, UK).

Radiodays Europe is Europe´s largest radio conference with 100 speakers in over 50 sessions over two and a half days 15-17 March at MiCo, Milan. Last year 1300 participants from 60 countries took part in Radiodays Europe.

See the preliminary programme on the website: The final programme will be announced shortly.

Creativity management
– case studies of Google and Pixar

New fourth workshop Sunday 15.3 at 1030 – 1315

This workshop by TV-producer/PhD-researcher Michal Ben-David explores the tension between creativity (freedom) and business (control) through the analysis of Google and Pixar, two of the most interesting and innovative companies in the world.  

Introducing a ‘think differently’ approach of management, Google and Pixar adhere to unconventional methods to enhance creativity and innovation. The workshop explores their unique approach utilising video clips, stories and real cases examples. It offers managers the opportunity to question their own perceptions and acquire new tools to direct creativity in their own organizations. 

Read more about this and the three other Sunday workshops here.


Networking nights in Milan

Don´t miss the networking events on Sunday and Monday nights:

Sunday 15th at 19.00:
Welcoming Reception at the Factory - La Fabbrica del Vapore, Via Giulio Procaccini, 4.
La Fabbrica del Vapore  is also the venue for the “Radio City” event, where all Italian stations have a showcase open to the public, broadcasting radio shows and offering entertainment the whole weekend.
The RDE Welcome Reception is hosted by the City of Milan.

Monday 16th at 19.30:
Radio Night at the Museum – with a taste of Italy. This will be held at the da Vinci Technical Museum, “Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci”, Via San Vittore, 21.
The RDE Radio Night is hosted by the Italian Pavilion of Expo 2015.   

More information will follow on our website.

Time plan for RDE in Milan

There will be events for the participants of Radiodays Europe 
from Sunday 15 March starting at 1030 with the closing session ending on Tuesday 17 March at 1630.

Sunday 15 March

1030-1315    New workshop with case studies of Google and Pixar
1200-1800    Registration at conference venue MiCo
1300-1800    Exhibition at MiCo
1300-1700    Two tours starting from Mico (exact times TBA)
                      -    Press tour for preview of EXPO 2015 site
                      -    Milan City Tour including the main sites
1330-1630    Three workshops at Mico
1900-2200    Welcoming reception at Fabbrica del Vapore venue

Monday 16 March

0800-            Registration at MiCo
0800-1800    Exhibition at Mico
0900-1740    Radiodays Europe conference at MiCo
1900-2400    Radio Night at the Museum (da Vinci Technical Museum)

Tuesday 17 March

0900-1630    Radiodays Europe conference at MiCo
0830-1630    Exhibition open at Mico

for conference and workshops

Do not forget to register for Radiodays Europe in Milan where Passion meets Progress 15 – 17 March.

We all share the passion for radio and its future. Radiodays Europe 2015 will be about sharing the challenges and opportunities faced in a time when the media market is changing faster than ever.

Register also for Sunday workshop

Make your choice between the four workshops:

1030 – 1315    Creativity management – case studies of Google and Pixar
                        By Michal Ben-David, TV-producer and PhD-researcher,      
1330 – 1630    Your on-air radio brand
                        By John Vorhaus, creative consultant, USA
1330 – 1630    The future of B2B and sales in radio
By Thomas Bacoccoli, communication expert, Sweden
1330 – 1630    You got me feeling emotion
                         By Laura-May Coope, director of Social Life, UK

The workshops have limited capacity and will be filled on a ”first come, first served” basis.  They require preregistration, are exclusively for participants at Radiodays Europe and come at an additional cost of 120,- euro (incl. 22% Italian VAT).

If you have registered for the conference already, use your login to re-enter your registration and add the selected workshop(s). 
   If you are not registered for the conference, register now and add the selected workshop(s) in the process.

Either way - go to Registration.

Translations to Italian/Traduzioni

There will simultaneous translation from English to Italian in most session rooms during Monday and Tuesday thanks to Confindustria Radio Televisioni.

La lingua ufficiale dei lavori della conferenza è l'inglese, ma verrà anche offerto un servizio di traduzioni simultanee in italiano grazie al sostegno di Confindustria Radio Televisioni.

Hotel Hermitage - New Partner Hotel


A new partner hotel has been added to the list of recommended hotels: The splendid 4 Stars Superior Hotel Hermitage at Via Messina 10, just off Corso Sempione. Only a 10 minutes’ walk from Radiodays Europe’s venue, the MiCo convention centre, the Hermitage is perfectly situated for our delegates.

Just as all other 4 Star Hotels on Radiodays Europe’s recommendation list, the Hermitage offers Radiodays delegates a special rate of €125.00 (double room, single use) resp. € 135.00 (double room) per night, including VAT, service, free WiFi, and breakfast (Milan city tax not included).

For reservations, write to, clearly stating the promotion code RADIODAYS.

For the full list of our recommended 4 Star and 3 Star hotels in Milan, see /travelhotels