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SZ-Wirtschaftsgipfel - the premium digital version!

SZ-Wirtschaftsgipfel #digital

At the same time you can follow the stage program virtually via livestream, we offer our online community exclusively curated, short talks from the Presidential Suite as well as digital networking sessions on various topics in smaller groups. At the same time, you can follow the stage program digitally via livestream, take part in the voting, join the discussion and contact all participants directly.

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in the Suite

Your host

Bastian Brinkmann
Bastian Brinkmann

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Bastian Brinkmann


Süddeutsche Zeitung

Bastian Brinkmann is deputy head of the business editorial department of the Süddeutsche Zeitung. He was born in 1988 in NRW, grew up near Berlin, and has worked in Dublin and Brussels. Cologne School of Journalism. Studied economics and political science in Cologne and South Korea.

Guests in the suite

Michael Diederich
Michael Diederich

HypoVereinsbank – UniCredit Bank

Michael Diederich


HypoVereinsbank – UniCredit Bank

Michael Diederich, born in 1965, has been spokesman of the board of Hypo-Vereinsbank, a subsidiary of the Italian Unicredit Group, since January 2018. Prior to that, he was responsible for the investment banking division of the bank. His conviction is that investment banking must first and foremost serve corporate customers. Diederich is regarded as a banker of modern character: approachable, conscientious, respectful.

Harald Freiberger
Stefan Höchbauer
Stefan Höchbauer

Salesforce

Stefan Höchbauer


Salesforce

Born in 1965, recently took over the newly created position of Managing Director for the Germany, Austria and Switzerland region at cloud software provider Salesforce. The business administration graduate comes from competitor SAP, where he was most recently responsible for the company's worldwide business with corporate planning software. Prior to that, he held other management positions at the Wallstadt-based company.

Helmut Martin-Jung
Andrea Illy
Andrea Illy

Illycaffè

Andrea Illy


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
Philipp Justus
Philipp Justus

Google Germany

Philipp Justus


Google Germany

born in 1970, has been managing the business of the Google internet group in Germany, Austria and Switzerland since May 2013. Prior to that, the business economist worked for ten years in various functions at the auction platform Ebay. Among other things, he helped to establish the company in Europe in the 2000s. Justus began his career as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group.

Helmut Martin-Jung
Joe Kaeser
Joe Kaeser

Siemens

Joe Kaeser


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
Nils Kuhlwein von Rathenow
Nils Kuhlwein von Rathenow

Kearney

Nils Kuhlwein von Rathenow


Kearney

How do companies manage to get out of crises? Nils Kuhlwein von Rathenow, born in 1968, has been advising companies for more than 20 years. His focus is on transformation and restructuring processes. The business administration graduate started his career with an apprenticeship as an industrial clerk at Siemens. He then worked as an auditor and consultant for KPMG, Roland Berger and McKinsey. He has been a partner at Kearney since 2018, where he is responsible for the restructuring division.

Christoph Koopmann
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, received his 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
Tim Raue
Tim Raue

Michelin starred chef

Tim Raue


Michelin starred chef

Tim Raue, born in 1974, is regarded as Germany's most successful top chef: he runs two Michelin-starred restaurants and is the only one who made it onto the list of the 50 best restaurants in the world with a German restaurant last year. Rough start was hard to imagine: Growing up in poor conditions in Berlin-Kreuzberg, he joined a gang as a teenager and came to the kitchen more or less by chance. There, however, things quickly went uphill for him: chef at 23, "Chef of the Year" and first Michelin star at 33, his own restaurant at 36. The Corona crisis also hit the top restaurateur hard, however, and in the meantime all of his now ten restaurants were closed. Only in the "Tim Raue" they cooked - to take away.

Stephan Radomsky
Uğur Şahin
Uğur Şahin

BioNTech

Uğur Şahin


BioNTech

For the physician, born in 1965, the search for a vaccine against the coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 is not a race. In order to supply the world, it will need many suppliers. It is quite possible that BioNTech will be one of the first. The vaccine is only one thing. He wants to revolutionize the way cancer is treated.

Elisabeth Dostert
Sebastian Siemiatkowski
Sebastian Siemiatkowski

Klarna

Sebastian Siemiatkowski


Klarna

From burger roaster to millionaire. What seems like a story of the American Dream has become reality for Sebastian Siemiatkowski, born in 1981. While still a student and working at Burger King, he founded the start-up company Klarna. Today, the Swedish payment service provider is the most valuable financial start-up in Europe with around 9 billion euros.

Simon Ax

Table Captains

Saskia Biskup
Saskia Biskup

CeGaT

Saskia Biskup


CeGaT

The doctor with two doctorates and a passionate tennis player decided in 2009 to bring the expensive high-speed gene analysis from the universities into her own company: Together with her husband Dirk, she founded CeGaT, a company that examines all human genes, enabling rapid diagnoses and the precise treatment of many tumour diseases. She now has 230 employees and was awarded the EU Innovation Prize for Women 2014 by the EU Commission.

Max Hägler
Laura Gehlhaar
Laura Gehlhaar

Laura Gehlhaar


Laura Gehlhaar, born in Düsseldorf in 1983, does not feel impaired by her disability - but by people who treat her disparagingly. She studied social education and psychology. In her blog "Frau Gehlhaar" she writes about life in the big city and wheelchair use. She also gives lectures on inclusion.

Paulina Würminghausen
Lea Hampel
Lea Hampel

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Lea Hampel


Wirtschaftsredaktion, Süddeutsche Zeitung

Lea Hampel's business editorial team is primarily concerned with alternative economic and business models, new work topics and sustainability. Studied social and economic history and intercultural communication, training at the German School of Journalism, working in Jerusalem, Paris and Berlin, among other places. Otherwise on the Web under leahampel.de.

Anna-Maria Karl
Anna-Maria Karl

Kienbaum Consultants International

Anna-Maria Karl


Kienbaum Consultants International

Anna-Maria Karl, born in 1965, is well versed in the requirements for managers. With a doctorate in law, she worked for Daimler AG for 25 years, most recently as Head of "Global Talent Sourcing". At the beginning of 2020, she moved to the personnel and management consultancy Kienbaum, where she is now looking for management personnel for companies as "Director Executive Search".

Christoph Koopmann
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
Astrid Latzel
Astrid Latzel

Kearney

Astrid Latzel


Kearney

Astrid Latzel already wanted to become a Partner in an international top management consultancy during her business studies in Bayreuth. At Kearney, the mother of two heads the Berlin office and, as Partner and Managing Director, is responsible for the private equity division for Central Europe.

Clara Lipkowski
Jürgen von der Lehr
Jürgen von der Lehr

ING

Jürgen von der Lehr


Head of Strategy & Business Development, ING

Jürgen von der Lehr, born in 1972, has been working for ING, one of Germany's best-known direct banks, since 2018. As Head of Strategy & Business Development, the trained banker and business graduate has been responsible for the bank's cooperation with Fintechs and the further development of innovations since this year. Von der Lehr already knows how the banking business works from his previous jobs, including as a management consultant and his time at Deutsche Bank.

Felicitas Wilke
Klaus Müller
Klaus Müller

Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband (vzbv)

Klaus Müller


Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband (vzbv)

Klaus Müller, born in 1971, is Germany's highest ranking consumer protectionist. He has been head of the Federation of German Consumer Organisations since 2014. The graduate economist had made a career in politics before moving to consumer protection. Müller sat for the Greens in the Bundestag and was the parliamentary group's financial policy spokesman. In 2000, he moved to Schleswig-Holstein as Minister of the Environment and Agriculture. From 2006 to 2014, he was chairman of the North Rhine-Westphalia consumer advice centre.

Markus Balser
Verena Pausder
Verena Pausder

Digitale Bildung für Alle e.V.

Verena Pausder


Digitale Bildung für Alle e.V.

Verena Pausder, born in 1979, is very much in the news. She has just published a new book in which she makes a strong commitment to education and equal opportunities in Germany and calls for better digital equipment in schools. Pausder, who lives with her family in Berlin, has founded several companies, including Fox & Sheep, a provider of apps and online games for children, the majority of which she has sold to the toy manufacturer Haba. Most recently, she was elected to the supervisory board of Comdirect.

Caspar Busse
Carla Reemtsma
Carla Reemtsma

Fridays for Future

Carla Reemtsma


Fridays for Future

Carla Reemtsma, born in 1998, is responsible for press relations at Fridays for Future Germany. In addition to her commitment to climate protection, she is a youth ambassador for the development aid organization One. After graduating from high school in 2015, she began studying politics and economics in Münster. She describes herself as an antifascist and feminist.

Franziska Nieß
Jan Schaumburg
Jan Schaumburg

Atos Germany

Jan Schaumburg


Atos Germany

Born in 1968, has one doctorate in mathematics. Since 1996 he has been working in the IT industry. He is a member of the German management of Atos and is responsible for topics such as automation, artificial intelligence and cloud at the French IT group. Schaumburg is also a member of the Atos Scientific Community.

Helmut Martin-Jung
Philipp Welte
Philipp Welte

Burda

Philipp Welte


Burda

Philipp Welte, born in 1962, did an internship at the Ulmer Südwest Presse, then studied politics and cultural sciences in Tübingen and worked as a journalist before becoming a manager at the Burda Group. Welte has been a member of the Management Board of Hubert Burda Media since 2008 and is primarily responsible for the large national and international magazine business. He is also Vice President of the Association of German Magazine Publishers.

Caspar Busse

The SZ-Wirtschaftsgipfel this year as virtual summit!


What remains? Exciting, fast formats and no long-winded lectures and speakers who really have something to say.

The SZ-Wirtschaftsgipfel is the most important economic summit in the country. In the heart of the capital, in the Hotel Adlon and also virtually in digital form, CEOs of DAX-listed companies and heads of European corporations debate with owners and managing directors of successful medium-sized companies and start-ups about the central issues that move the economy.

Program


Besides the main stage program you can look forward to the following digital program

We will update the program to the very end so we can offer you the highlights of German and European business and politics even in times like these. Changes in the program and speakers are possible.

Our highlights on Monday, 16.11.2020 
  • "In private with Uğur Şahin" - Bastian Brinkmann talks to the co-founder, chairman and co-owner of BioNTech
  • Look forward to Table Captain Sessions at lunchtime on various topics to ensure an optimal exchange and networking, among others with Verena Pausder, Digitale Bildung für Alle e.V., Philipp Welte from Burda, Lea Hampel and Nakissa Salavati from the SZ-PLAN W editorial staff and Astrid Latzel from Kearney
  • "For a coffee with Stefan Höchbauer" - Bastian Brinkmann in conversation with the Salesforce DACH boss. Via video and chat you can ask your questions live afterwards.
  • Networking session: In 3-minute slots you get to know the other participants and can exchange your digital business card.
  • In the evening a digital wine tasting of the SZ wines with Arno Steguweit, former sommelier of the Hotel Traube Tonbach, directly live from the Presidential Suite of the Hotel Adlon
Our highlights on Tuesday, 17.11.2020
  • Let's talk about money with Andrea Illy: Based on the popular SZ talk series, the coffee roaster talks about his relationship to money.
  • "For an espresso with Tim Raue" - Bastian Brinkmann in conversation with Germany's successful top chef
  • At lunchtime, look forward to Table Captain Sessions on various topics in order to optimize the exchange and networking, among others with Klaus Müller, Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband, Saskia Biskup, co-founder of CeGaT, Paul Kaffsack of Myra, Jan Schaumburg of Atos as well as Anna-Maria Karl of Kienbaum and Juergen von der Lehr (ING Deutschland)
  • From the category "Truth felt" of the SZ: Bastian Brinkmann confronts Michael Diederich, HypoVereinsbank - UniCredit Bank and Nils Kuhlwein von Rathenow, Kearney, with perceived truths from their industry
  • Networking session: In 3-minute slots you get to know the other participants and can exchange your digital business card.
  • "Five quick questions to..." - After an entertaining interview you have the opportunity to ask your questions in the Live Q&A.
Our highlights on Wednesday, 18.11.2020
  • For a coffee with Robert Mayr, head of the Nuremberg company Datev - Via video and chat you can ask your questions live afterwards.
  • "Five quick questions to Sebastian Siemiatkowski" - Live Q&A with the Co-Founder/CEO of Klarna

Participation fee


The fee for the virtual participation is 299,- Euro plus VAT.

This includes access to the conference app, all streams and online formats, the event package and a three-month access to SZ Digital.

For startups we offer the opportunity to participate in this year’s Digital Summit for 149,- Euro plus VAT..

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What you can expect


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