International Dialogue on STEM

What are the skills and abilities children need for a worthwhile future? And what are the contributions that we can make in this rapidly changing world?

The “Haus der kleinen Forscher” Foundation invited global educators, scientists and activists from around the world to this first international conference on STEM education.

IDoS 2017 Berlin

More than 100 participants from 28 countries on 5 continents followed this invitation and over the course of two days discussed, brainstormed, networked and exchanged their ideas and experiences at the Robert-Bosch Stiftung in Berlin.

On the agenda were keynote speeches from prominent international speakers such as Prof. Andreas Schleicher and Dr. Auma Obama, panel discussions with participants from Peru, Kenya, India, Australia and Germany, as well as workshops about the various topics involving the implementation of “STEM & more” education.

IDoS 2017 Berlin

I had the pleasure of hosting the conference, created and organized by the Managing Director of the Siemens Stiftung, Dr. Nathalie von Siemens and Executive Director of Little Scientists House Foundation, Michael Fritz.

The conference was the first of its kind and will start the process of a global exchange about STEM education. Following this successful premiere, the next International Dialogue on STEM will take place in 2019.

Diebold Nixdorf International Management Seminar

Diebold Nixdorf IMS 2017The digital transformation is one of the most important challenges for the financial industry. More than 180 participants from 35 countries attended this year’s International Management Seminar in Amsterdam to discuss the current situation of the international banking business and how to bridge the physical and the digital worlds.

For the first time since the merger of Wincor Nixdorf and Diebold last year, the IMS was organized under the new company’s name Diebold Nixdorf.

I had the pleasure and the privilege to host this international event the for 7th time and conduct a long interview with Diebold Nixdorf’s president & CEO Andy Mattes on the stage about the new company and his vision for the future of the industry.

 

Opening Westin Hamburg Elbphilharmonie

Westing Hamburg ElbphilharmonieHamburg’s Elbphilharmonie is a place full of history. Starting in the year 1875, large ships from all over the world docked here to unload their exotic cargo like coffee, cocoa, tea and spices directly into this large warehouse in the heart of the harbour.

On November 30, 2016, almost 150 years later, the official opening of the hotel Westin Hamburg by managing director Dagmar Zechmann and Mayor of Hamburg Olaf Scholz marked another crucial event in this building’s fascinating history.

Westing Hamburg ElbphilharmonieMore than 400 select international guests were invited to go on a “journey of well-being” and explore the different areas of the hotel with breathtaking views and luxurious design, inspired by the elements of the harbour, water & waves, air & wind, earth & sand.

I had the privilege of being the host and “Concierge for a night” at this wonderful event, accompanying the participants on their journey and guiding them through the evening. Organized by the amazing team from C3, the evening was a great success for everyone and a beautiful beginning for more stories to be written.

 

Porsche Design & KEF

pd_kef_2 At Ketterer Kunst in Munich, Premium-lifestyle brand Porsche Design and KEF, an originator of British high-fidelity sound, presented the result of an extraordinary collaboration: 3 Hi-Fi audio systems showcasing the refined style of Porsche Design and the peerless sound of KEF.

pd_kef_1I was honoured to host the presentation, introducing Roland Heiler, CDO of Porsche Design and George Perkins, Senior KEF Acoustic Engineer, who talked on stage about the Porsche Design relationship with KEF, how it came about and how was it working with KEF acoustics engineers to create the products.

After the presentation, the audience was invited to experience the products, while enjoying drinks, food and the music from one of Europe’s best DJ’s and long term KEF fan, Moguai.

 

Annual Reports

hbg_2The digital transformation has enormous consequences for the economy as well as for financial communications.

At the “ANNUAL REPORTS” conference, hosted by “Hamburger Geschäftsberichte – HGB”, business experts discussed the challenges and chances created by the new digital channels and talked about the question how financial communications are changing through influences like social media.

hbg_1I had the privilege of acting as the host for this fascinating event at designXport in Hamburg’s beautiful Harbour City neighbourhood.

The conference in the afternoon was followed by the official opening of the “ANNUAL REPORTS” exhibition, presenting a selection of international reports which received an ARC AWARD at the recent award ceremony in New York.

 

 

Stiftung 2° Conference

stiftung2grad_2Use Opportunities – Promote Innovations – Secure the Future. This was the motto for the first yearly conference organized by Stiftung 2° on the 22nd floor of the Bahn Tower in Berlin.

For 5 years now, the Stiftung 2° brings together German CEO’s to work together with science, politics and society to achieve long-term and concrete solutions for ambitious and efficient climate protection.

stiftung2grad_1Initiator and Co-Founder of Stiftung 2°Dr. Michael Otto opened the conference, which was attended by honorable guests such as Chairman of the Board at Deutsche Bahn Dr. Rüdiger Grube, Parliamentary State Secretary Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter and Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer.

I had the privilege to host this important and fascinating event and guide the audience and participants through an exiting day full of powerful discussions and presentations.

 

 

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