The biggest European radio conference Radiodays Europe is bound for Prague
On the occasion of its 99th birthday, Czech Radio received a lovely present in Malmö, Sweden, this evening. Prague has been officially announced as the host city for Radiodays Europe 2023, the largest pan-European conference for radio, podcast and audio production professionals. Czech Radio will be the main co-organizer of this key event, which will take place from March 26-28, 2023.
Traditional participants include representatives from public service media companies and commercial radios, as well as independent audio content creators from all around the world.
"We chose the Czech Republic and specifically Prague as the host city for 2023 because it has a very interesting and vibrant radio market. What’s more, next year marks the centenary celebrations of Czech Radio’s official start of radio broadcasting, which makes this an excellent opportunity to introduce the Czech audio industry to the rest of Europe," explains Peter Niegel, CEO of Radiodays Europe.
“Czech Radio, or rather its predecessor company called Radiojournal, was the second broadcaster just after the BBC to officially start radio broadcasting in Europe. In view of the significance of the centennial, we are glad that the organizers of Radiodays Europe chose Prague as the next host city. The choice is also a recognition of the very active approach Czech Radio has taken in recent years within the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and across Europe in general. We are very much looking forward to welcoming all participants in Prague next year and discussing what we are all passionate about – radio, audio and podcasts," says René Zavoral, Director General of Czech Radio.
The Radiodays Europe (RDE) conference came into being in 2010 in response to the needs of the European radio industry, both public and private, to meet and discuss new media challenges. The aim of the conference, which annually reaches more than 1,600 participants from 62 countries, is to share inspiration and innovation; to develop cooperation in the radio and audio industry; and to promote program development and quality radio journalism.
The first Radiodays Europe conference was held in Copenhagen and, over the years, the event has been hosted by a number of major European cities, including Barcelona, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna and Lisbon. Prague will be the first city from the CEE region to have the honor of being a host city. The main organizer of the conference is a non-profit organization called Association Radiodays Europe, which was founded by Scandinavian public broadcasters: Sweden’s Sveriges Radio, Denmark’s DR, Norway’s NRK Radio and Finland’s YLE.