The International Radio Festival (IRF) is pleased to confirm that the 9th edition will take place in Valetta, Malta - the European City of Culture 2018 - from 29th October to 4th November.
IRF Malta Days:
29 October - 30 October
IRF International Days:
31 October - 4 November
Now in its 9th year, the Zurich-born and Swiss-managed international broadcasting event represents the first and only conference to debate and showcase the business, production and curation of the world’s most consumed medium – audio/radio content.
The IRF’s unique conference format presents industry leaders from the world of broadcasting and audio production, and features more than 25 international radio stations broadcasting their programmes live-on-air to their peers and home audiences, reaching over 100million listeners around the globe.
IRF Festival Director Darryl von Däniken says:
"We are delighted to have been invited by the Government of Malta to partner with them to celebrate Valletta, the European Capital of Culture 2018. Together we will demonstrate the power that audio delivers in the overall media mix."
"Radio broadcasting kick-started the global media industry, setting international media standards, strategies and sales approach still being used today. While the power of music and voice was drastically underestimated at the beginning of the internet revolution, today's ever-growing earphone generation confirms the power of audio."
"The IRF sits at the heart of this development as a meeting of minds, and a place for knowledge sharing, networking, and forming both analogue and digital audio strategies for the future, not just for broadcasters, but also for the music and advertising industry.”