WorldDMB European Automotive Event, Brussels, Belgium

Organised by WorldDAB Event

Date: 20th May 2015

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Types: Conference, Exhibition



WorldDMB European Automotive Event 2015

20 May 2015

Autoworld Museum, Parc du Cinquantenaire, Brussels



The theme of this event is ‘Radio - the best connection in the car’. Topics will include DAB/DAB+ market updates, the connected car and the OEM perspective, user interface, EC ITIS directive on emergency warnings using DAB+, the Europe-wide initiative for a digital tick mark, and more.

The event brings together broadcasters, auto manufacturers and EU stakeholder bodies (the European Commission, ACEA, FIA, CLEPA), and will feature speakers from major auto manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers to the automotive industry, the European Broadcasting Union, representatives from commercial and public broadcasters, and EU stakeholder groups. There will also be an exhibition area with demonstrations and products to view from both the radio and automotive industries.

Participation in this event is free, however pre-registration is necessary. 


Event Partner Sponsors


CALEARODeutschandradio    Mediamobile     

WorldDMB European Automotive Event 2015 Radio - the best connection in the car

Wednesday 20 May 2015, Brussels, Belgium


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09:00 - 09:25

Launch of network operator Norkring DAB+ commercial multiplex

Sven Gatz, Flemish Minister for Culture, Belgium

09:25 - 09:45             

Welcome and Worldwide DAB+ status and trends

Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDMB and Vice President Corporate Development, Frontier Silicon

09:45 - 10:05

Radio and the car: social, economic and cultural impact

Dietrich Schirm, Director ICT and Telecommunications Division, Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology

10:05 - 10:25

Meeting the demands of the connected driver in the car

Arjen Bongard, Editor-in-Chief, automotiveIT International

10:25 - 10.30 Q&A
10:30 - 10:45 COFFEE BREAK
10:45 - 11:00

Digital Radio Technology: standard and spectrum

Lindsay Cornell, WorldDMB Technical Committee Chair and Principal Systems Architect, BBC Future Media

11:00 - 11:15

Support from broadcasters around Europe: public and commercial broadcasters

Mathias Coinchon, Senior Project Manager, Media Technology & Innovation, European Broadcasting Union

11:15 - 11:35

EC ITIS directive developments: emergency warnings using DAB+ and rollout of the DAB+ national network in Germany

Olaf Korte, Head of Broadcast Applications Group, Fraunhofer IIS
Thomas Wächter, Head of Product Management, Radio Business Unit, Media Broadcast GmbH

11:35 - 11:50

Planning regulation and rollout of DAB+ in France

Renaud Casés, Broadcast Radio Officer, Conseil supérier de l'audiovisuel (CSA)

11:50 - 12:10

Automotive marketing campaigns for automotive: new market Italy

Eugenio La Tena, Head of Research and Development, RTL 102.5 Hit Radio

12:10 - 12:30

Pan European support for digital radio in the automotive sector

Laurence Harrison, Technology and Market Development Director, Digital Radio UK

12:30 - 12:40


12:40 - 13:30


13:30 - 13:50

Radio - the best connection in the car?

Radio C. Lanctot, Associate Director, Automotive Multimedia and Communications Service, Strategy Analytics

13:50 - 14:10

The European automotive market: an overview

Erwin Kirschner, Technical Affairs Director, European Automotive Multimedia and Communications Service, Strategy Analytics

14:10 - 14:30

Business opportunities in the aftermarket: experiences and messages from Norway

Hans Christian Andersen, Chief Executive Officer, Sahaga AS, Norway

14:30 - 14:50

Talking to the automotive industry: bringing broadcasters and the auto sector together

Ernst Werder, Managing Partner, MCDT, Switzerland

14:50 - 15:10

Starting automotive digital radio development in a new market: putting the driver first

Jacqueline Bierhorst, Project Leader, Digital Radio+ Network, The Netherlands

15:10 - 15:30


15:30 - 15:50

Improving usuability and the user intergace for drivers: what radio will look like in the car

Nick Piggott, Chair, RadioDNS Project
Tobias Wallerius, Global Hardware Architect / TP Digital Radio, Visteon

15:50 - 16:10

A radio listener's test drive along the fjords and how Norway achieved its Norway 2017 FM  switch-off

Gunnar Garfors, President of International DMB Advancement Group (IDAG) and Advisor on Radio Distribution at Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK)

16:10 - 16:30

The future of digital radio car products

Michael Hill, Managing Director, Radioplayer

16:30 - 16:50

TPEG for digital radio Europe wide traffic and travel data

Agneta Ranceret, Marketing Director, V-Traffic Services, Mediamobile

16:50 - 17:45


















































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There are a number of hotels near Autoworld Museum:  

Aloft Brussels Schuman (16 minute walk) 

Place Jean Rey 3, 1040 Bruxelles, Belgium

Tel: +32 2 800 0808
(see map)

Silken Berlaymont, Brussels (15 minute walk or a 10 minute journey)

Boulevard Charlemagne 11-19, Brussels 1000 Belgium 

Tel:+32 2 231 09 09
(see map)

Thon Hotel EU (20 minute walk or a 10 minute journey by public transport)

Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Ville de Bruxelles, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 204 39 11

(see map)

Renaissance Brussels Hotel (25 minute walk or a 10 minute journey by public transport)  

Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 505 29 29
(see map)

Radisson Blu EU Hotel (25 minute walk or a 15 minute journey by public transport)

Rue d´Idalie, 35, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 626 81 11
(see map)

Holiday Inn Brussels Schuman (15 minute walk or a 15 minute journey by public transport) 

Rue Breydel 20, 1040 Ville de Bruxelles, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 280 40 00
(see map)


Autoworld Museum
Parc du Cinquantenaire
1000 Brussels

Autoworld Venue


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Register as an Attendee 6th WorldDMB European Automotive Event

Join WorldDMB for its 6th Annual WorldDMB European Digital Radio Automotive Event on 20 May in, Brussels, Belgium.

The WorldDMB European Digital Radio Automotive Event is the largest event of its kind and attracts international speakers and delegates.

Cost: Free