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The Plenary is a unique opportunity for the EBU International Relations community to gather to exchange best practices, update on EBU initiatives and discuss the impact of current challenges on our work.

The Plenary is the opportunity for the EBU International Relations community to gather to exchange best practices, update on EBU initiatives and discuss the impact of current challenges on our work. This meeting plays a key role in strengthening collaboration between public service organizations and ensuring the flow of information between Members and the EBU.

The 2024 edition will take place on the fringe of the EBU Media Summit, at the EBU Headquarters on 23 April. Last year, we decided to open the meeting to all International Relations Managers, not only from Radio but also from TV, Corporate and Institutional Relations. This year we aim to continue expanding the IR community and further consolidate the meeting format.

The agenda will follow the main theme of the Media Summit "Creating Memorable Stories", with a twist. Yes, because great stories are sometimes around us, born from simple initiatives aimed at bringing people together, and growing stronger through collaboration and mutual support.

Keep watching this space for updates on the event's agenda and speakers.

To register, for information on how to book accommodation and other practical information, visit the Media Summit event page. 

Venue

EBU Headquarters

L'Ancienne-Route 17A
1218 Grand Saconnex
Switzerland

Venue

Event programme

Speakers

Tinatin Berdzenishvili

Keynote

Director General, GPB (Georgia)

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Justin Kings

Speaker

Head of EBU Academy

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Josef Lusser

Panelist

Director of International Relations, ORF (Austria)

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Michelle Roverelli

Moderator

Director of Member Relations and Communications, EBU (Switzerland)

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Dr Sasha Scott

Moderator

Head of Transformation Services, EBU

Mika Ojamies

Panelist

Head of International Relations, YLE (Finland)

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Giacomo Ghisani

Panelist

(formerly) Acting Director General, Radio Vaticana (Vatican State)

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Dr. Lukasz M. Bochenek

Speaker

Deputy CEO, Managing Director, Leidar SA (Switzerland)

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Sophie Balbo

Panelist

Head of Communications, RTS (Switzerland)

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Simona Martorelli

Panelist

Director of International Relations and European Affairs, RAI (Italy)

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Tetiana Siruk

Panelist

Deputy Head of Foreign Cooperation, Suspilne (UA:PBC) (Ukraine)

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Previous editions

You can find details and materials from previous editions below.

Documents

  • Euroradio Contact Engineers - Pavel Balíček, Vice-Chair Euroradio Contact Engineer, CZCR  Members Only
  • Eurovision News Updates - Emilie De Schaetzen, Senior Editor News Events and Content, EBU Members Only
  • Public service media challenges and trends - Florence Hartmann, Manager of Media Intelligence Service, EBU Members Only
  • Czech Radio 100 Anniversary - Adela Kalibova, Head of International Relations, CZCR Members Only
  • Digital Insights: Radio Unit - Edita Kudláčová, Head of Radio, EBU Members Only
  • A European Perspective - Belen Lopez Garrido, Editorial Manager, Media, EBU Members Only
  • Digital, Transformation and Platforms - Wouter Quartier, Head of Digital, Transformation and Platforms, EBU Members Only
  • Understanding the Function of IR in Member Organizations, Head of Foreign Cooperation, UA:PBC - Tetyana Syruk Members Only
  • All Brands and Channels - Paula De Geest, Station Producer, NPO Members Only
  • EBU Music Update - Pascale Labrie, Head of Music, EBU and Laurent Marceau, Editor, Live Music & Projects, Popular Music, EBU  Members Only