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SZ-Wirtschaftsgipfel - the premium digital version!

SZ-Wirtschaftsgipfel #digital

In addition to participating in Berlin, you can – for the first time ever – also be part of the SZ-Wirtschaftsgipfel virtually: 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 (including our guests on site).

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Speakers as well as TableCaptains


of the Digital Program

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.

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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
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.

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
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
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
Nils Kuhlwein von Rathenow
Nils Kuhlwein von Rathenow

Kearney

Nils Kuhlwein von Rathenow


Kearney
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
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
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
Sigrid Nikutta
Sigrid Nikutta

DB Cargo & Güterverkehr Deutsche Bahn

Sigrid Nikutta


DB Cargo & 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
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
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
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
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 5 billion euros.

Simon Ax
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
Hannah Wilhelm
Hannah Wilhelm

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Hannah Wilhelm


Süddeutsche Zeitung

Hannah Wilhelm, born 1978, studied at the LMU in Munich and attended the German School of Journalism. She has been working for the SZ-Wirtschaftsredaktion since the end of 2007, since 2015 she has been head of the service, since 2019 deputy head of department.

The SZ-Wirtschaftsgipfel this year as hybrid 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 Hannah Wilhelm 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.
  • "Five quick questions to Sigrid Nikutta" - Live q&a with Sigrid Nikutta, Chairman of the Management Board DB Cargo & Board Member Freight Transportation Deutsche Bahn.
  • 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 the interview partners with felt 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, among others, Robert Mayr, head of the Nuremberg company Datev - Via video and chat you can ask your questions live afterwards.
  • A TV duel on the net: among others with Oliver Zipse - In Mixed doubles the BMW boss meets a controversial discussion partner on a hot topic.
  • "Five quick questions to Sebastian Siemiatkowski" - Live Q&A with the Co-Founder/CEO of Klarna
  • Be part of the live recording of the videoblog Summa Summarum by Marc Beise and Bastian Brinkmann Both summarize three exciting days of the SZ economic summit for you.

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


You can look forward to the following components of your ticket:

#digital participation

In addition to the main stage program, we offer our online community exclusively curated, short format talks from the Presidential Suite of the Hotel Adlon, as well as digital networking session Show More

Event Package

If you register by the end of October 2020, we guarantee to send you an exclusive event package with special content for our digital community. The package includes, among other things, two bott Show More

SZ Plus

Your registration also includes a three-month access to all digital contents of the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ Plus) from the date of the event. This access is included in the purchase price, ends Show More

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