ASSEMBLÉEDépartement / Unité Média Numériques Radio Télévision

Media Summit 2018

The Square meeting center, Brussels

The EBU Media Summit will bring together senior executives working in the Content & Audiences communities from EBU Members to discuss the shared content strategic challenges and opportunities to reach and engage with all audiences in the currently changing media landscape. 

The role of media in a changing Europe, connecting with all audiences, digital transformation in PSM, new ways of distribution and disruptive media will be some of the key topics to be discussed at the Summit. 

The yearly EBU Radio, TV and Digital Assemblies will also take part under the frame of the Summit, in order to discuss platform-based topics and needs. 

The EBU Media Summit at a glance:

  • 18 April: EBU Radio, TV and Digital Committee private meetings (by invitation only)
  • 19 April: TV, Digital and Radio Assemblies with the respective platform-based communities of experts 
  • 20 April: common day for all participants of the event, to discuss shared content & audience challenges and opportunities


SESSIONS INCLUDE​ (Full agenda to follow)

Connecting with younger audiences

  • YleX  - Channel Director, Hanne Kauto
  • YouTube - Ben McOwen Wilson, Senior Director EMEA 

New Partnerships

  • Facebook - Speech and interactive interview with Patrick Walker, Director of Partnerships

Distinctive PSM Content and Stories

  • VRT: Taboe - Steve De Coninck-De Boek

Digital Transformation

  • RTE player - Aoife Byrne, Director of Content & Products
  • RÚV:- Steinunn Thorhallsdottir, Director of Production and Process
  • Rai - Antonella Di Lazzaro, Head of Digital & Social Media
  • RTBF

Our Moderators

tim_verheyden-th.jpgTim Verheyden
Tim has been a journalist at VRT since 2012 and now presents Het Journaal and Panorama.

Hadja-Lahbib-th.jpgHadja Lahbib
Hadja has spent 21 years as a journalist and news anchor at RTBF and also presents on Arte Belgium.

Keynote Speaker

Björn-Ulvaeus-th.jpgBjörn Ulvaeus
Singer/songwriter Björn has sold over 400 million records as part of Swedish superstars ABBA following their Eurovision Song Contest win in 1974. He also operates many successful businesses. Björn will offer his views on the current media landscape in Europe and the importance of public service media.


Welcome cocktail Wednesday 18 April at 18:30

Town Hall (Hôtel de Ville), Brussels  

To start this year's EBU Media Summit edition, let's meet at the Hôtel de Ville of Brussels, on the Grand Place. The Town Hall of the City of Brussels is a Gothic building from the Middle Ages on the famous medieval square, considered one of the most beautiful in Europe.

Gala dinner
Thursday 19 April at 19:00
Egmont Palace, Brussels  

Built in the mid-1500s and the Palace has belonged to the city of Brussels since the mid-1900s. Today it houses the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. You will have to pass security to enter the building.

Social programme
Friday 20 April at 17:00
Guided bus tour through Brussels and beer tasting.


The EBU Media Department's mission is to support Members with great content and to guide them to reach out and to connect with all audiences. 


Adresse: Brussels, Belgium

Date: 18 - 20 avr. 2018

Date limite d'inscription:: 10 avr. 2018

Membres seulement

Langues de travail: English


About the Registration process

Please use this link to register: Registration Link

Registration is now open, and deadline to register is Monday, 9 April at 18.00 CET.

Seats are limited and the interest in the event is high, so please note that registrations will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis. 

After the deadline, please contact Caroline Sellier.

Welcome cocktail and Gala dinner are open to 140 persons on the first come, first served basis.  


Hôtel Métropole, Place de Brouckère 3, Brussels - Booking link

Hôtel Warwick, Rue Duquesnoy 5 - Booking link


The Square meeting center, rue Mont des Arts, Brussels (map)




Details du contact

Caroline Sellier
Executive Assistant