Sunday, 25 October 2009

Radiodays Europe is coming!

Tomorrow (Monday 26th October) sees the launch of a new radio conference for Europe. It’s called ‘Radiodays Europe’ and the first one will take place in Copenhagen on 18th / 19th March 2009.

The idea behind it, according to the organisers, is to create a conference for European radio professionals that really understands the issues that many radio stations and radio related businesses across Europe have.

Last week I was asked to participate in an ‘ideas session’ for the conference and joined colleagues from the UK and Europe in discussing what kind of conference we, as fellow radio professionals, wanted to have.

I’m sure you’ll have your own views and I know the organisers are keen to hear them, which is why building the programme will be as interactive and transparent a process as possible.

For my part, I thought the conference should have the following attributes:

Fun – entertaining sessions with entertaining speakers. No more ‘dry’ lectures that go on and on!

Interactive – Building the conference should be as interactive and transparent a process as possible, with delegates contributing before, during and after the event

Inclusive Social Events – Conferences are as much about networking as anything else, so creating social events that people actually want to go to and meet new people, is important

Practical and Theoretical Mix – I believe delegates want practical advice that they can take away and use straight away, as well as a glimpse into the future and how things may develop. Getting the mix right is vital.

Non Radio Speakers – The best sessions at radio conferences usually involve a speaker from another sector giving their view on the industry, how they would approach it, or just talking about their own industry. More of these please!

I hope that Radiodays Europe will deliver on all these points and more. If it does, it will be a fantastic conference and an annual fixture on the European radio circuit.

I’ll be sure to keep you up to date on this one.

1 comment:

Sonja (Brand Support) said...

Hi Nik, I heard about the conference about 2 weeks ago. Definitely sounds interesting! Thanks for the update! And BTW, there's also a Facebook group for the conference.