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The challenges of digitalization
Olaf Koch has been Chairman of the Management Board of METRO AG since 2 March 2017 and has been appointed until 1 March 2022.
The Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, in an interview on the challenge of disruption in his federal state.
State Minister of Economy, Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, has good arguments for working in her Federal State, Baden-Württemberg.
Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland’s Prime Minister and former Minister of Development and Finance, on the industrial strategy of Poland.
Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, on building bridges for the international manufactoring industry.
Muhterem Aras, President of the Parliament of Baden-Württemberg, recounts her family’s migration to Germany and how education paved her career.
Olaf Koch, CEO of Metro AG, on the book Gatro.Startup.Berlin and why Berlin is the place to be.
H.E. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy of the United Arab Emirates, on how SME can benefit from the UAE’s ambitious diversification programmes.
Hungary’s Minister of State for Higher Education, Prof. László Palkovics, on Hungary’s position as a hub for the world’s automotive industry.
Dr. Volker Treier, Deputy Chief Executive of DIHK, on the role of Germany’s economy as job machine worldwide.
Former CEO of FESTO, Dr. Eberhard Veit, on China’s role in smart manufacturing of the future.
Prof. Dieter Kempf, President of the BDI (Federation of German Industry), expresses clear views about the future of international trade.
Dr. Robert Bauer, CEO of SICK AG, on how SICK AG managed its way out of the 2009 crisis and continues to grow on the world market.
Renate Pilz, of automation and safety specialist PILZ, on the values which motivate her global teams and have lead to long-term success.
Michael Ziesemer, President of ZVEI – the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association connected industries.
Peter Fenkl, the Chairman of the Künzelsauer based Ziehl-Abegg SE, explains how the champion technology has grown by 50% since 2010.
Ulrich Dietz, former CEO of GFT and founder of code_n, on the challenges of entrepreneurial navigation in a “world out of control”.
Peter Anterist, CEO of the globally active trust company InterGest, on the most common wrong track taken in international business.
Prof. Juraj Sinay, President of the Slovak Automobile Association ZAPSR, on the need of dual education and employment promotion of employees by companies.
Dr. Stefan Franzke, CEO of Berlin Partner for Business and Technology, on the importance of start-ups for the innovation of the German economy.
Festo HR Director, Alfred Goll, on how Festo tackles the issue of demographic change and the global competition for engineers.
Geraldine Ghinet, founder of the Romanian start-up Adquest, on why she decided to make her way in her country.