#RDE16: in the most beautiful city in the world

Dimanche 13 Mars 2016

For the first time in its young history, Radiodays Europe is making a stop in France and has chosen the Palais des Congrès in Paris to fashion the shape of radio in the future. "Creating the Future" will in fact be the central theme of the 3 days featuring some of the big names of radio arriving from the four corners of the earth. An inspired and inspiring Radiodays show!

Barcelona, Berlin, Dublin, Milan… and this year, Paris. The annual Radiodays Europe show will be taking place in France from 13 to 15 March. Anders Held (who is organising the show along with Rolf Brandrud) assures us, "Everything is going well", although the team don’t hide the fact that they experienced some moments of doubt after the attacks in Paris and over any indirect effect this might have on the show.
"We went through some moments of hesitation and questions following the terrorist attacks in Paris… We also want to show that Paris is a city that is continuing with life as normal and that it’s still standing. So I’d like all of the French radio stations to grasp this opportunity to come and greet their European colleagues and those from around the world, to work to make these Radiodays 2016 the best. Coming to Paris is also an act of solidarity,” Anders Held notes.

Don’t wait for the future to knock at the studio door

Will the Palais des Congrès be big enough to accommodate all the visitors? "We think so. It’s a very large space and we’ll have 4 different sessions running in parallel over two days and a professional exhibition area”. We should point out that Radiodays Europe really demands this, with 1,300 participants from 60 different countries and 120 speakers addressing 55 sessions and workshops… Anders Held takes advantage of the opportunity to note that it is
"the biggest international conference in the world of radio”.
In radio, every good professional knows that you don’t wait for the future to knock at the studio door. You go and seek it out and you look ahead to the radio of tomorrow. This will in fact be the theme of these French Radiodays Europe: "There will be many topics tackling the subject of the latest advances, and new developments linked to the radio and concerning digital platforms, but also about new, creative formats, about journalism, music research and advertising on the radio. There is a culture of sharing on the radio that is impressive”, says Anders Held, a key witness to the evolution of radio.

The Radio Letter is On Air

As a partner to the event, the team of La Lettre Pro de la Radio will welcome you to its stand, in the colours of Radiodays Europe, on 13, 14 and 15 March. The stand will be equipped with a MultiCAM system, making it possible to produce video interviews with the big names of international radio, which will then immediately be put online on our web site.

Big names in radio

Like every other year, Radiodays Europe is relying on the participation of a number of big names in radio to help in staging and presenting this new show: "Kyle and Jackie, the Australian stars of a morning show broadcast on Kiiss 1065, Elvis Duran from Z100 in New York. There will be a number of leading figures such as Helen Boaden from the BBC and Travis Baxter from the Bauer Group in the UK, as well as leaders coming specially from the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, the USA, Canada and Belgium. Other very interesting speakers like Dennis Clark and Valerie Geller and the Australian advertising guru, Ralph van Dijk, will also be there".

French flavour to Radiodays Europe

Several public figures from French radio will also be there, of course: Mathieu Gallet (Radio France), Bruno Guillon (Fun Radio), Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Gwendoline Debono (Europe 1) and Marie-Christine Saragosse (France Médias Monde)… and this year Radiodays Europe will be providing a simultaneous English/French translation: "Yes, thanks to Les Médias Francophones Publics [Public French-language Media] we will be offering simultaneous translations in French all the way through the conference and this will help considerably in guaranteeing an optimal experience for participants who either don’t understand English or only understand it poorly." Anders Held emphasises: "Nowhere else will you find such great combined knowledge and news about radio as at Radiodays Europe. You’ll draw inspiration from the advice and tips of directors of successful programmes and those of producers and public figures… new ways of working in the digital sphere, new ideas for developing a radio’s business”.
As we’ve already mentioned to you: this Radiodays Europe show in Paris is definitely inspired and inspiring!

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