About RDE Podcast Day

About Radiodays Europe Podcast Day

Radiodays Europe (RDE) Podcast Day is a satellite event from the team that brings you Radiodays Europe each year. Podcast Day was created in response to the need to bring together the Podcast world in Europe. The first RDE Podcast Day was held in 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Attended by over 200 participants is was a day which focused on innovation in this new area of radio. The audience for this event included podcasters, broadcasters, technologists, managers, consultants and there was an equal number of men and women in attendance. In 2018 Podcast Day was once again held in Copenhagen at the Black Diamond and was an even greater success with close to 300 participants from all areas of podcasting. The event focused on the podcast landscape one year on and show that podcasting is now moving from it's infancy into a next phase with a more strategic approach being taken by the podcast world in order to move forward. The host city for Podcast 2019 will be LONDON, 13th June 2019. 

About Radiodays Europe

Europe's leading conference and largest meeting point for the world of radio and audio! 

 

Radiodays Europe was born in 2010 as a response to the needs of the European radio industry, public and private, to come together to discuss the new media challenges, across borders. It has since grown to become the most important annual conference for radio and audio professionals with more than 1500 participants from 60 countries. It is the meeting point for the European radio industry, both private and public, and a destination for radio people from around the world.

Radiodays Europe (RDE) is about radio's future and the growing audio market, but also about sharing experiences from the best of radio today. The mission is to spread good ideas and to make better radio for our listeners.

Radiodays Europe is not only the largest international radio and audio conference in the world. It is also leading the way by being the most forward looking, with high quality content and a huge programme with 130 speakers in 60 sessions over 3 days. In addition an exhibition with 60+ exhibitors showcasing services for broadcasters.

Started in Scandinavia

The first Radiodays Europe was in Copenhagen, 2010. It grew from the existing collaboration between Radiodays in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. In 2012 RDE moved to Barcelona. Then followed Berlin 2013, Dublin 2014, Milan 2015 and Paris 2016. In Amsterdam 2017 Radiodays had more than 1500 delegates from 60 countries - a new record number.

Who are the delegates?

Most attendees come from Europe – almost all countries in Europe are there - but people come from around the world. The countries with the biggest participation are Germany, UK, the Scandinavian countries, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, USA, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Spain and Russia.

Delegates come from commercial radio and public service in almost equal numbers. 38 % come from public radio and 37% from commercial radio. 9% work in consultancy, 5% came from organisations and 11% “other”.

29% define themselves as top-level management, 28% are Programme Directors/Music Directors/Channel Managers, 10% are Heads of news or journalists, 9% are producers/programme hosts, 4% work in online or technical development, 5% in sales and 15% other.

Partners

One key to success for Radiodays Europe is the dialogue with broadcasters and partners across Europe about the development of the conference. Radiodays Europe is supported by a wide range of organisations such as the EBU (public broadcasters), AER (private radios), egta (European saleshouses) and other radio organisations in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Ireland, Poland, Russia, Slovenia and Serbia. Other partners have members outside Europe, such as PMA (Public Media Alliance), AIBD (Asia-Pacific), WorldDAB and Radiodays Africa, ZA.

Not for profit 

“The Association Radiodays Europe” is a not for profit organisation with the sole purpose of organising the annual radio conference. The association was founded by the public broadcasters SR, DR, NRK and YLE and these organisations make up the board of the association. Chairman of the Board is Jan Petersson, Swedish Radio.

Management and Programme Committee

The advisory Conference Assembly meeting early September, with all partner organisations invited, is the kick-off for finding topics and themes for the conference programme. The actual conference programme is then put together by an international Programme Committee, led by the RDE Manager.  

Radiodays is supervised by the Manager and Co-founder Anders Held, Sweden.

Podcast Day and Radiodays in Asia

Since 2017 Radiodays Europe has organised a specialised yearly Podcast Day. In 2019 Radiodays will also organise an event in Asia with partners in this region.

RDE Programme Committee
The advisory Conference Assembly meeting early September, with all partner organisations invited, is the kick-off for finding topics and themes for the conference programme. The actual conference programme is then put together by an international Programme Comittee of ten, led by the RDE Manager.  

Founding Partners