November 16-18, 2020 in Berlin

SZ-Wirtschaftsgipfel

2021: The way out of the crisis.

SZ-Wirtschaftsgipfel


"2021: The way out of the crisis."

In times of the current crisis it is obvious that we are experiencing a radical change. Health and safety, digitalisation and work, environment and sustainability – these are the topics the SZ-Wirtschaftsgipfel will deal with in a comprehensive way. For the first time the SZ-Wirtschaftsgipfel will take place in a hybrid manner – live on site and virtually on our website! What remains? Exciting, fast-paced formats and no long-winded lectures as well as speakers who really have something to say.

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Selection of speakers 2020


Valentina Daiber
Valentina Daiber

Telefónica Deutschland

Valentina Daiber


Vorstand Recht und Corporate Affairs, Telefónica Deutschland

born in 1967, is Board Member for Legal and Corporate Affairs and thus the Chief Legal Officer of Telefónica Germany. In addition to areas such as compliance or the company's regulatory work, her responsibilities also include relations with authorities and government agencies. She studied in Saarbrücken and took her second state examination at the Zweibrücken/Pfalz Higher Regional Court.

Sabine Eckhardt
Sabine Eckhardt

Jones Lang LaSalle

Sabine Eckhardt


CEO Central Europe, Jones Lang LaSalle

Sabine Eckhardt, born in 1972, is one of the most influential female managers in Germany. Since May 2020, she has been CEO for Central Europe at the international real estate group JLL, which employs 93,000 people. She studied German language and literature and philosophy and previously worked for the media group ProSiebenSat.1 for 14 years, where she was one of the few female members of the executive board of a DAX-listed company. She is regarded as a sales and marketing specialist and has extensive experience in the digital transformation of companies.

Harald Freiberger
Martin Eisenhut
Martin Eisenhut

Kearney

Martin Eisenhut


Kearney

Martin Eisenhut, born in 1963, finds Digitalization changes everything and at the same time offers huge opportunities. Nevertheless, it must not be an end in itself and must offer added value. Since the end of 2016, Eisenhut, who holds a doctorate in natural sciences, has been Managing Director at Kearney, responsible for business in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. He looks back on almost 25 years in the consulting business and has held positions at Roland Berger, Oliver Wyman and Deloitte.

Katharina Müller
Paul Kaffsack
Paul Kaffsack

Myra Security

Paul Kaffsack


Myra Security

born 1981, is co-founder of the German technology manufacturer Myra Security. Since 2013, the company has been using its services to protect websites from attacks from the Internet. Among its customers are the car rental company Sixt and the mail order company Baur. Politicians also rely on Kaffsack's services: He protects the websites of the German government and took care of the security of the online presence at the G7 summit in Elmau. In his job, Kaffsack is on the move globally, from Silicon Valley to London.

Victor Gojdka
Fabian Kienbaum
Fabian Kienbaum

Kienbaum Consultants International

Fabian Kienbaum


Kienbaum Consultants International

Fabian Kienbaum, born in 1984, has been at the head of the personnel consultancy Kienbaum Consultants for four years. He studied business administration and then moved to the European Business School in Paris. After starting his career in a London management consultancy, he joined the Cologne-based family business in his late twenties.

Helena Ott
Robert Mayr
Robert Mayr

DATEV

Robert Mayr


DATEV

He counters the dusty image of a tax consultant and auditor with an electric guitar of the Squier brand. Robert Mayr, born in Munich in 1966, has a degree in business administration, a doctorate, worked at the Berlin Treuhandanstalt and later at the auditing firm Deloitte. In the meantime, however, the hobby musician, who also jams with his employees from time to time, lives in Nuremberg: Since 2016 he has been CEO of the software house and IT service provider DATEV.

Katharina Kutsche
Hermann J. Merkens
Hermann J. Merkens

Aareal Bank

Hermann J. Merkens


Aareal Bank

Hermann J. Merkens, born in 1966, is probably what you would call an old hand. The current Chairman of the Management Board of Aareal Bank has been in business since 1985, when he was still with Deutsche Bank. After a short stopover at Deutsche Interhotel Holding, he found his way to Aareal Bank as early as 1999 and joined the Management Board there in 2003. He has also been Chairman of the Management Board there for around four years.

Nils Wischmeyer
Ursula Morgenstern
Ursula Morgenstern

Atos Germany

Ursula Morgenstern


Atos Germany

Ursula Morgenstern, born in 1965, has been in the IT business for more than 20 years. As Head of Atos in Central Europe, she manages the local business of the IT service provider with a total of 15,000 employees. In addition to painting and traveling, the promotion of women is her hobby. Her credo: "The digital transformation requires a completely new way of thinking."

Viktoria Spinrad

Program highlights


Health and safety
The big Corona overview

among others with Sophie Boissard, Martin Brudermüller, Armin Laschet and Wolfgang Ischinger


Working after the crisis: How Corona forces us to New Work and what that means for managers

among others with Sabine Eckhardt, Holger Engelmann, Fabian Kienbaum and Oliver Steil


This is how innovations are created: The search for the vaccine.

among others with Saskia Biskup, Arndt Rolfs and Friedrich von Bohlen


Digitalisation and work
Fake News, Hate News, Privacy - What does the net do to us?

among others with Renate Künast, Christine Lambrecht and Philipp Welte


How has Corona accelerated digitization?

among others with Valentina Daiber, Paul Kaffsack and Christian Miele


Purpose, purpose, purpose - what does my company stand for?

among others with Simone Bagel-Trah, Alexander Birken and Stephan Sturm


Environment and sustainability
What will become of the environmental and climate debate?

among others with Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Andrea Illy, Ursula Morgenstern, Sigrid Nikutta, Carla Reemtsma and Markus Steilemann


A group between profit and the common good

Joe Kaeser


The financial system in its major challenge

among others with Fabio de Masi, Felix Hufeld and Carola Gräfin von Schmettow


Evening Talk - November 16, 2020

“30 years of reunion” – in the Hotel Adlon with Lars Dittrich, Gregor Gysi and Katharina Witt


Night of the European Economy - November 17, 2020

at the Museum of Communication with dinner speech followed by a talk with the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis


All information in the program

All information in the program

In the program PDF you will find all current information on the program, the locations and the speakers of the SZ-Wirtschaftsgipfel.

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