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New Radio Conference is coming to Asia in 2019

Radiodays Asia 2019 is poised to foster a new dimension for the professional media development and businesses in radio and audio industry in Asia. 

AIBD’s Director, Mr Chang Jin says with the advent of digital technological evolution, all media including radio and audio industry are embracing the demand of challenges from changing media consumption and the rapid transformation of the media businesses.

The upcoming event, Radiodays Asia 2019, will serve as a unique platform for the Asian radio and audio businesses, with a special focus on Asia’s vibrant, diverse and progressive market trends. 

He made this remarks at the Press Conference marking the launch of the inaugural Radiodays Asia 2019 which will be held in Kuala Lumpur on 27-28 August at Hotel Istana in the city capital.   

AIBD Director speaking

AIBD and Commercial Radio Malaysia (CRM) are the Premium Supporting Partners for Radiodays Asia 2019. 

Below is the detailed information on Radiodays Asia 2019.

  • A NEW RADIO CONFERENCE FOR ASIA: Announcing the launch of Radiodays Asia in 2019!
  • Host City Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 27-28 August 2019
  • In partnership with the Radiodays Europe and Asian broadcasting organizations (AIBD and CRM)


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: A NEW international radio and audio conference is coming to South East Asia in 2019.

Launched on 6th December at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Radiodays Asia will take place in Malaysia, 27-28 August next year.

Radiodays Asia is the NEW conference from the team who produces Radiodays Europe, the world’s largest and leading conference for radio and audio development, now in its 10th year. The press conference is being streamed live on Twitter from 10.30 AM local time Malaysia – https://twitter.com/AsiaRadioToday

Anders Held Founder of Radiodays Asia and Project Manager said today:

“Since 2013 Radiodays Europe has been invited to bring radio expertise to the Asia Media Summit and we have seen a number of visitors from Asia at the Radiodays Europe events. This co-operation has grown and we are happy to announce today the launch of Radiodays Asia, 27-28 August 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I think Europeans and Asians have a lot to learn from each other in a time when challenges are more and more global. We, Radiodays Europe, and our partners in Asia-Pacific will make sure this is a conference focused and relevant for Asian markets, but bring the best and most important high level speakers from across the world to Radiodays Asia.  It will be a once a year highlight and inspiration for Asian broadcasters.”


Why Radiodays Asia?

Radiodays Asia will focus on the future of radio and audio businesses in Asia. This new conference will bring top-level speakers from around the world to share their ideas, thoughts, strategies and plans for the future of radio and audio.

All media platforms, including radio, are facing growing challenges from changing media consumption and the fast transformation of the media business.  At the same time, there is a worldwide rise in investment and usage of audio on new platforms, opening up a new dawn for radio and a new golden age of audio.

Over the last decade, Radiodays Europe has become a platform for European broadcasters to discuss and learn about future challenges for radio and audio. Radiodays Asia will deliver the same platform to Asia for the Asian radio and audio businesses, with a focus on Asia’s vibrant, diverse and progressive radio markets at the inaugural Radiodays Asia 2019. It will be full of new ideas and progressive business trends!

This NEW radio and audio conference is being held in collaboration with Asia-Pacific partners including: Premium Supporting Partners Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD), Commercial Radio Malaysia (CRM) and Partner Organisations: Asia Radio Today, Commercial Radio Australia, Minister of Tourism Arts & Culture Malaysia, Malaysia Conference and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) & Malaysia Truly Asia and Podnews.net

“AIBD is pleased to be a Premium Supporting Partner for Radiodays Asia, to be launched in 2019.  I believe this will be a new and distinct platform for Radiodays Europe to embrace the Asia-Pacific region, and for the latter to learn about the advanced new trends in the radio and audio industry, as an enhancement of the successful cooperation between AIBD and Radiodays Europe in the framework of the Asia Media Summit since they joined hands in 2013.  While the media landscape is being transformed in many ways, there are more challenges and opportunities for the sound media.  AIBD hopes all its members can benefit from this high-calibre industry event and bring the radio and audio in Asia-Pacific to ever new heights”. Chang Jin, Director, AIBD

“CRM is delighted to be a Premium Supporting Partner for Radiodays Asia, to be held in August 2019. A special thanks to Radiodays Europe for giving CRM the opportunity to co-host the first Radiodays Asia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I believe with such a diverse group of participants from Asia-Pacific region, this conference will be an important platform for us to engage and share experiences on emerging trends and challenges facing the radio and audio industry. We at CRM realise that consumers’ media consumption habits are always changing and for that, we continue to embrace and evolve with these changes and coming up with new and exciting revolution in radio.  It is our hope that Radiodays Asia will be an inspiring and thought provoking conference in 2019 where Asian broadcasters would benefit the most.” Ozarizan Mohd Nor, President, CRM

The best speakers from Asia & the rest of the world! 

Speakers for Radiodays Asia will include the most knowledgeable and sought after international experts from the radio and audio industries, plus those from other fields such as digital trends, new business models and journalism.  When choosing speakers we look for innovative and inspirational speakers on their chosen subject related. If you have suggestions for speaker or sessions for Radiodays Asia 2019 please send these to Anders Held, Project Manager, Radiodays Asia: [email protected]

Speaking at today’s launch, Asia Radio Today publisher Steve Ahern said, “The first time I went to Radiodays Europe I was astonished at the energy and optimism of the event. It is a conference that helped European radio turn a corner and build new confidence in the future of the radio and audio industries. Asian radio businesses can expect to be inspired by new ideas and energy when Radiodays comes to Asia.”

Kuala Lumpur the Host City

The national capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is also its largest city. Having undergone rapid development, it has become a popular destination thanks to its fascinating history and growing cultural scene. There’s plenty for visitors to enjoy, from historical buildings to natural attractions, great shopping, food and bustling nightlife, all at a very cost effective price. Accommodation in KL ranges from top international hotels to competitively priced budget accommodation.

The Format – 2 days dedicated to radio in Asia!

Radiodays Asia will run over two days and will contain two parallel tracks to enable a wide spread of topics and more specialized sessions. Some sessions will be fast paced, with shorter presentations; others will be panels, keynotes and inspiring case studies.

Join the Exhibition to promote your business or service in Asia

Radiodays Asia will offer commercial companies and service providers business opportunities. Different commercial packages will be offered and a professional exhibition organized. For further information on sponsorship or exhibition opportunities please contact: [email protected]

Radiodays Asia Testimonial Quotes from our Partners:

Media Partners & Partner Organisations:

Commercial Radio Australia

Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) is the national industry body for commercial radio in Australia with 260 AM, FM and DAB+ station members nationwide representing 99% of the commercial radio licensees on air.

“Commercial Radio Australia is pleased to support the launch of Radiodays Asia. As radio continues to reinvent itself, creating new partnerships and looking outwards for collaboration across a range of industries will help us continue to prosper and grow. Radiodays Asia will provide a new forum for ideas and networking across the region and the rest of the world.” Joan Warner, CEO, Commercial Radio Australia


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“I’ve been to every Radiodays Europe since it started; and they are a real highlight of the year: a collaborative, positive spirit that helps all in radio and audio. I believe that it’s no coincidence that European radio is posting record revenue and audiences. Now I’ve moved from Europe to Australia, I’m delighted that Radiodays Asia will be radio’s meeting place in this part of the world.” said James Cridland, Editor of the podcast newsletter Podnews.

Launch Partners:

Triton Digital

“Triton Digital is pleased to be a launch partner for Radiodays Asia,” said Benjamin Masse, Managing Director, Market Development and Strategy at Triton Digital.  “We are eager to help accelerate the growth of the online audio industry in this diverse and fast-growing region, and are confident that this conference will be the perfect forum to gather both radio and audio professionals to share experiences, success stories, research, trends, and more.  We look forward to the excitement and momentum that this conference will undoubtedly ignite around the present and future of the audio industry in Asia.”


RCS Vice President Asia Pacific, Keith Williams shares his excitement, “RCS has been a sponsor of Radiodays Europe from the beginning. Expanding the event platform on the global stage fits perfectly with our business model and we are pleased Kuala Lumpur is the selected host city. RCS is the World’s Largest Broadcast Software company and we look forward to sharing our expertise with the media landscape represented at Radiodays Asia.”

Wedel Software

“After being a partner with Radiodays Europe almost since the beginning, we are excited to be a part of this new chapter in Radio. Kuala Lumpur is a great choice for a location since it is the home of one of our largest customer.” says Raoul Wedel, CEO, Wedel Software

Premium Supporting Partners, Supporting Partners & Launch Partners

This NEW radio conference is being held in collaboration with partners in the Asia-Pacific.  Radiodays Asia is pleased to announce as Premium Supporting Partners the following organizations, radio associations and companies:

  • Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD)
  • Commercial Radio Malaysia (CRM)
  • Radiodays Europe (RDE)