Are you an entrepreneur, architect, city-maker, mobility player, shop owner, media player, property developer or chef? Then you need a ticket to the most important conference on delivering quality of life in our cities. Join us for great debate, informative panels, engaging hospitality and a chance to see the best of Berlin. Let’s make better places to live.

Brand Berlin

Is this Europe’s most important city?

The German capital has become home to numerous start-ups and people from around the globe. And despite its complex past, it is an outpost of liberalism, possibility and ambition. How can other cities learn from its successes – and the challenges it’s faced? Panellists will include celebrated architect Daniel Libeskind, who created the Jewish Museum Berlin, outspoken typographer Erik Spiekermann and forthright mayor Franziska Giffey.

The future of retail

From clicks to department stores, how to thrive

Be it online or on the high street, retail is changing fast. We convene the players, including mall developers and pop-up suppliers, who know what happens next – and how to keep your business vital. Speakers will include Ian Gillespie, founder of Canadian developer Westbank (“we build Porsches, not Fords”), and Mohamed Haouache, CEO of Paris-based Storefront.

Speed dating for entrepreneurs

Bring your wallet

Start-ups do their elevator pitches – could you be their new angels? Bring your wallet as we ask impressive new businesses to tell us about their genius ideas and how they will be shaking up the world.

Eat better, live better

A star chef’s story

Ruth Rogers is the world-famous chef behind The River Café in London. In this big interview the restaurateur talks about the secrets of a successful restaurant, brand longevity and staying true to your beliefs.

Property’s next move

What developers should do

The firms with winning formulas, new ideas and the ambition to change how you live convene to reveal how the sector is growing and why it’s no longer business as usual. Speakers will include Ryan Prince, co-founder of the Realstar Group, on how Uncle will reinvent rentals and Stefan Höglmaier, founder of Euoboden, on upping the quality of housing.

Healthy income

Making money while keeping cities fit

The fitness business is pulling in new and inventive players. Who are the workout and healthy-eating fixers of the future? Hear from fitness leaders such as Paco Savio, co-founder of gym brand Balboa Move, and Erez Galonska: the CEO of Infarm knows how to turn our cities into farms.

Things we like

Intelligence shared

Tyler Brûlé, our editor in chief, primes you on the things you need to see from around the globe that will inspire your life and travels in the months ahead.

The secret city

Spies, art and strange stories

The mysteries and intrigues of Berlin revealed by leading film players, writers and art dealers. Head into the city’s shadows to understand the lure of Berlin with Anna Winger, creator of hit TV drama Deutschland 83, and Carl Woebcken, CEO of the city’s Babelsberg film studios.

Seamless moves

Future of transport

The biggest mobility-thinkers on the future of transport – and the cities getting it right. And how do we make cities where mobility works for young and old? Speakers: Magnus Schmidt, the scooter maverick, Deutsche Bahn’s big thinker Meike Niedbal, and Dan Stubbergaard of Danish architecture firm Cobe.

Media makers

Print bites back

How Germany is creating a media model that mixes print and digital in better ways – and what leading editors think it says about the future of news, leisure and advertising. We will be joined by Christoph Amend, editor in chief of Zeitmagazin, and Penny Martin, editor in chief of The Gentlewoman.

Tickets: €1,850.
Subscribers and previous attendees receive a 10% discount.

Book your ticket

Registered attendees will be able to receive an 80% refund up until one month before the event. Within one month of the conference, we will only be able to substitute another individual on the day of the event or provide credit for another event.

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