WorldDAB General Assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria

Organised by WorldDAB Event

Date: 9th - 10th November 2016

Location: Vienna, Austria

Types: Conference, Exhibition

 WorldDAB General Assembly 2016                      

 Vienna, Austria

 9 - 10 November 2016

Registration for the event has now closed, please contact the Project Office for any additional enquries

The WorldDAB General Assembly 2016 will bring together an audience of over 200 radio experts including policy makers, broadcasters and industry representatives to discuss the future of digital radio.  The dominant theme of this year's event will be the growing momentum towards the rollout of DAB across Europe and beyond.

With DAB now firmly established as the de facto digital radio standard of choice across Europe, and in several territories around the world, discussions will focus on the following topics:

  • Continued growth in established DAB markets
  • Update on emerging DAB markets
  • New business opportunities offered by DAB
  • The future of receivers
  • Consumer marketing 
  • The ongoing dialogue with automotive sector


View the delegate list from the event here


Major Sponsor




Gala Dinner Sponsors





                                        Lanyard Sponsor                                                    Delegate Bag Sponsor















The General Assembly will be held at Hotel Savoyen Vienna, which was once home to the imperial Austrian state and court print works.


Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen Vienna,
Rennweg 16,
1030 Vienna,



Guests can park their car in the public garage with direct access to the Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen at €2,50 per hour or €25,00 for 24 hours. Guests are required to go to the reception before leaving. 

Reaching Hotel Savoyen Vienna by public transport

Train Station

  • Rennweg Station (S-Bahn)
  • Bahnhof Wien Mitte
  • Tram Line O (Direction Raxstraße) to Neulinggasse

 Subway Station

  • Rochusgasse (U3)

 Bus Station

  • Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung (77A)
  • Ungargasse/Neulinggasse (4A)

Reaching Hotel Savoyen Vienna from the Vienna International Airport 

  • Direct: Train S7 (Schnellbahn) to Rennweg station; fee: 4,40 EUR (one way) – the Rennweg station is situated 300 m (4 min) from the hotel
  • Please note that there is also the CAT (City Airport Train) option but this is not a direct line and the price is 11 EUR (one way)
  • Bus service, fee: 8 EUR  (one way)
  • Estimated taxi fare: 35 EUR  (one way)

The final programme for WorldDAB General Assembly can be downloaded here.

Full event programme can be viewed here.

The WorldDAB General Assembly provides an ideal opportunity to communicate with a target audience and reach key decision makers.

A range of tailor-made sponsorship and exhibition packages have been designed specifically for you to optimise your company's exposure to a target audience. 

Download the brochure for more information. 

We strongly advise you plan your travel and accommodation as early as possible. 

There are a number of hotels near and around the General Assembly's location. 

The map below shows other hotels near Hotel Savoyen Vienna.

This year WorldDAB will host networking drinks and the gala dinner at Hofburg Vienna, in the rooftop Dachfoyer, which provides views of the Michalerkuppel and Vienna's city centre

The dinner provides an opportunity for event attendees to meet and network in a relaxed and informal environment. 

Address: Hofburg Vienna, Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien

Directions to the venue available here.



Optional tour of ORF Funkhaus

9th November 

As part of the WorldDAB General Assembly, we are offering attendees the chance to experience the ORF Funkhaus and take a look behind the scenes. Currently, three Radio Stations (Ö1, Radio Wien, FM4), one TV Studio (Wien heute), the Radio-Newscenter, the ORF Radio Symphonic  Orchestra Vienna and the ORF RadioKulturhaus reside inside the historic Funkhaus building.


By visiting the Radio Stations and the Audio Drama Studio those on the tour will be able to find out more about the unique history and architecture of the Funkhaus. You may even be able to meet one of Austria’s favourite radios DJs from Ö1, Radio Wien, FM4 or Wien Heute!




November 9th
12:30 - 13:30 Registration and networking lunch
13:30 - 16:15 WorldDAB General Assembly
17:15 - 18:30 Optional Tour – Radiokulturhaus, Vienna
19:30 - 22:30 WorldDAB Gala Dinner
November 10th
08:30 - 16:30 WorldDAB General Assembly