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.



Daimler YOU4Quality

Daimler One Q - YOU4QualityEverything starts with an idea. Over 160 ideas were submitted and 27 finalists chosen for the idea challenge “YOU4Quality”, initiated by Daimler’s Quality Management. The 27 international teams from Germany, USA and China presented their innovations at the Daimler Center of Excellence in Sindelfingen.

Daimler One Q - YOU4QualityAt the end of the day, a jury selected the top 10 teams who received an award, money and support from a mentor to develop their prototypes within the next 3 months.

I had the privilege to host this event full of exciting ideas and creative presentations, directed and supported by the wonderful team from Zibert + Friends, who made this day a lot of fun for everyone.



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