16 to 18 November 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 that the SZ-Wirtschaftsgipfel 2020 will address in an overarching manner. For the first time the SZ-Wirtschaftsgipfel will take place hybrid – live on site and digitally 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


Simone Bagel-Trah
Simone Bagel-Trah

Henkel

Simone Bagel-Trah


Aufsichtsratvorsitzende, Henkel

Simone Bagel-Trah, as head of the supervisory board, watches over Henkel, the parent company of brands such as Persil and Pritt. The great-great-granddaughter of founder Fritz Henkel, born in Düsseldorf, also represents, as Chairwoman of the Shareholders' Committee, the ramified Henkel family, which holds a good 61 percent of the Group's shares. In addition, the doctor of biology is co-founder of the small company Antiinfectives Intelligence in Rheinbach near Bonn, which researches and describes drugs.

Benedikt Müller
Martin Brudermüller
Martin Brudermüller

BASF

Martin Brudermüller


Vorstandsvorsitzender, BASF

Martin Brudermüller, born in Stuttgart in 1961, grew up in Karlsruhe. His mother was a housewife, his father a nuclear physicist. At home there was much discussion about natural sciences. Brudermüller wanted to become a surgeon for a while, but then decided to study chemistry. Even as a doctoral student he attended a holiday course for young scientists at BASF. He then applied there and worked his way up to the Board of Executive Directors, which he has chaired since May 2018.

Elisabeth Dostert
Sandrine Dixson-Declève
Sandrine Dixson-Declève

Club of Rome

Sandrine Dixson-Declève


Club of Rome

Belgian environmental scientist Sandrine Dixson-Declève has been advising EU policy-makers and governments on climate change and sustainable growth for over 30 years. Since 2018, she has been Co-President of the international think tank Club of Rome, which presented the Climate Emergency Plan to the EU Parliament in 2018 and is committed to an environmental turnaround in the economy.

Helena Ott
Andrea Illy
Andrea Illy

Illycaffè

Andrea Illy


Chairman, Illycaffè

If you ask him how he prefers to drink his espresso, there is only one answer: rigorosamente without milk and sugar! Because, according to the manager (born in 1964) from Trieste, who is the third generation of the coffee dynasty, a good espresso must stand for itself - and feel "like a silk scarf between your fingers". Illy is worried about the future of his coffee beans because of climate change, and he has written about Italian politics. Title of the book that is supposed to give courage: "Italia Felix".

Thomas Fromm
Wolfgang Ischinger
Wolfgang Ischinger

Botschafter / Vorsitzender der Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz

Wolfgang Ischinger


Botschafter / Vorsitzender der Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz
Joe Kaeser
Joe Kaeser

Siemens

Joe Kaeser


Vorsitzender des Vorstands, Siemens

He has been CEO of Siemens since August 2013. The manager, who grew up in the Bavarian Forest as Josef Kaeser, joined the Munich-based company in 1980 and quickly made a career for himself. From 2006 he was Chief Financial Officer, then he inherited Peter Löscher at the top of the company. Since then, Kaeser has been rebuilding Siemens vigorously, travelling all over the world, meeting heads of state and important customers, and also making a name for himself with political statements. His management contract expires at the beginning of 2021.

Caspar Busse
Hildegard Müller
Hildegard Müller

Verband der Automobilindustrie

Hildegard Müller


Präsidentin, Verband der Automobilindustrie

Hildegard Müller, born in 1967, knows the interplay between business and politics better than anyone else. She was Chairwoman of the Junge Union, Minister of State in the Chancellor's Office under Angela Merkel, was responsible for the electricity networks at Innogy and now leads the VDA car lobby association with a steady hand. A woman among car guys - that's unusual too.

Max Hägler
Sigrid Nikutta
Sigrid Nikutta

DB Cargo & Güterverkehr Deutsche Bahn

Sigrid Nikutta


Vorstandsvorsitzende DB Cargo & Vorstand Güterverkehr Deutsche Bahn

Already at her last job she achieved a turnaround that hardly anyone thought possible. With creativity and perseverance, she has brought Germany's largest public transport company, BVG, back into the heart of Berlin. At the beginning of the year, the former BVG boss (born in 1969) moved to the executive floor of Deutsche Bahn. And once again an extremely difficult task awaits her. The doctor of psychology has to restructure the problem division of Germany's largest state-owned company par excellence, the loss-making freight subsidiary DB Cargo. The former near-monopolist has now lost 40 percent of its market share to competitors. Nikutta's job at the railways is to put right little less than a disaster.

Markus Balser

Program highlights


Health and safety
The big Corona overview

among others with Sophie Boissard, Martin Brudermüller and Wolfgang Ischinger


Politics between science and industry - experiences from the Corona crisis

Julia Klöckner


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

among others with Renate Künast, Christine Lambrecht and Philipp Welte


Generation Talk

with Christa and Marco Fuchs


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

among others with Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Andrea Illy, Carla Reemtsma and Markus Steilemann


A group between profit and the common good

Joe Kaeser


Talk evening, 16 November 2020

in the Hotel Adlon with top people from culture, science, sports and society


Night of the European Economy, 17 November 2020

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


The conference of the Süddeutsche Zeitung sees itself as a platform for the exchange of experience between top managers and top politicians at the highest level. Find out online at sz.de more about the reports, features and interviews surrounding the conference.

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