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Inspiring Days

the event

The EBS Symposium is one of Europe’s largest and most prestigious student-run business conferences.

Over the course of three days, the EBS Symposium addresses current topics that are relevant to business and politics. 

When

Wednesday - Friday
15th - 17th
September 2021

Where

EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht - Oestrich-Winkel
and
Online

Who

Talented Students
Young Professionals
Top speakers
Prestigious companies

join us

Workshops, Interviews, Speed Dating

Boost your career with our exclusive recruiting opportunities! Get invited by our corporates and enjoy the event!

Fireside Chats

Listen to personal stories and insights of our speakers! See them up close and have a lovely chat with them in a calming Rheingau evening atmosphere.

Workshops, Interviews, Speed Dating

Boost your career with our exclusive recruiting opportunities! Get invited by our corporates and enjoy the event

Career Fair

Save your internship at our career fair! Get to know our corporate partners in the laid back atmosphere of our campus.

Innovation Fair

See what the future has in stock at our innovation fair! The only constant in life is change and you can be right at the pulse of this change here.

Career fair

On our re-designed career fair you get the unique chance to meet corporates faster and easier than ever before from everywhere. Get to know our corporates via chat or videocall.

Networking

Make new connections all over the event! Be it over a drink on our terrace or at dinner in the courtyard.

Startup Pitches

Fund your idea at our Start-Up Pitches! Face our critical jury of corporate partners, speakers and experts and convince them that you are worthy of the 5000€ prize.

Networking

Increase your network by joining our digital networking rooms!
Meet outstanding participants, corporate representatives and speakers.

Speeches

Become inspired by our most interesting speakers! Listen to their experiences, see things from their perspective and leave richer in knowledge than you entered.

Afterparty

Let loose and get funky at our afterparty! As a famous University of Maastricht student once said “F*** Corona, we’re still ballin’” and if things go our way, we might be able to do just that.

Speeches

Listen to inspiring stories from our top-speakers, ranging from CEOs of the world’s top businesses, political heavyweights and the pioneers of our ever changing markets.

Our AGENDA

Day 1
September 15, 2021
Day 2
September 16, 2021
Day 3
September 17, 2021
11:00 am - 11:15 am
Main Stage

Opening Ceremony

11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Main Stage

Keynote Speech: Rüdiger von Fritsch

Rüdiger von Fritsch
Partner at Berlin Global Advisors & Ex-German Ambassador in Russia
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Main Stage

On-Stage Dialogue

Günther Oettinger
President of the EBS University
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Stage

Futury KickOff Event #TransformationBeSustainable - The Mission

Charlie Müller
Managing Director Futury
Walter Sinn
Managing Partner and member of the Board of Directors at Bain & Company

On September 15th, Futury kicks off its innovation program #TransformationBeSustainable live on stage with three pitch presentations and a top-notch panel discussion with representatives from leading international companies. With its program, Futury connects entrepreneurial talents and experienced corporates to innovate together and during the upcoming three months, they will jointly develop solutions for a more sustainable business world. Come join us!

15. September 2021 | 13:30 – 15:00 | Main Stage

#TheMission is a large-scale initiative by Futury, Deutsche Bank, Bain & Company, PreZero and Handelsblatt Media Group with the aim to bring sustainability into business. Together with corporate partners and experts from the field, they provide three-months innovation programs to develop new solutions and market-ready business models for a more sustainable future.

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Stage

Keynote Speech: Walter Sinn

Walter Sinn
Managing Partner and member of the Board of Directors at Bain & Company

Crisis Management Panel

Raša Karapandža
Vice Dean Education and Professor of Finance @ebs.edu & visiting prof@nyu.edu
Olivier Krüger
CEO Lufthansa Systems
Falco Weidemeyer
Head of EY Parthenon EMEIA
Christine Regitz
Member of the Supervisory Board VP, Head of women in Tech SAP

Investment Panel

Oliver Behrens
CEO of Morgan Stanley Europe SE
Alexander Mayer
Head of Investment Banking Germany & Austria | Goldman Sachs
Kurosch Habibi
Founder & Co-CEO at Carl Finance GmbH | Forbes 30 under 30
Manuel Koch
CEO & Founder of Inside Wirtschaft
Iris Bleck
Co-Founder & CEO of FintechX GmbH
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fireside Chat

Fireside Chat: Jörg Gerbig

Jörg Gerbig
COO Just Eat Takeaway.com | Founder Lieferando
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Main Stage

Keynote Speech: Daniel Holz

Daniel Holz
Vice President EMEA North at Google Cloud
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Main Stage

Keynote Speech: Belen Garijo

Belén Garijo
Chair of the Executive Board and CEO at Merck
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Main Stage

Keynote Speech: Henrik Ahlers

Henrik Ahlers
Chairman of the Executive Board Germany EY
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Second Stage

Digital Transformation Panel

Andreas Späne
Partner at Strategy& (part of the PwC network)
Allison Krill
Chief Technology Officer for Deutsche Börse
Anne Gfrerer
Owner & Managing Director at Anne Gfrerer Consulting
Daniel Holz
Vice President EMEA North at Google Cloud

Ai in Family Firms Panel

Thomas Schiemann
Member of the Management Board at DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e. V.
Florian Müller
Partner at Bain & Company, Head of Bain's EMEA Advanced Analytics Practice
Alexander Krock
Intelligent Cloud (Azure) Leader Germany, Sr. Director Customer Success Unit Microsoft Germany
Isabel Grupp
Managing Director at Plastro Mayer
Matthias Waldkirch
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Family-Owned Firms | EBS
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Main Stage

On-Stage Dialogue: Axelle Lemaire & Burkhard Schwenker

Axelle Lemaire
Global Head of Terra Numerata chez Roland Berger
Burkhard Schwenker
Chairman of the Advisory Council and Former CEO Roland Berger
3:10 pm - 3:40 pm
Main Stage

Keynote Speech: Silke Bagschik

Silke Bagschik
Head of marketing & Sales Product Line e-Mobility @ Volkswagen
3:40 am - 4:10 pm
Main Stage

Keynote Speech: Moritz Hagenmüller

Moritz Hagenmüller
MD & Strategy Leader Accenture Europe, DACH, Russia
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Stage

Keynote Speech: Anna Alex

Anna Alex
Co-Founder Planetly
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Main Stage

Keynote Speech: David Zimmer

David Zimmer
Founder and CEO Inexio

Start-Up Pitch Battle

Martin Wild
CEO, CO-Founder Organic Garden AG | Business Angel, Investor | Supervisory Board of CANCOM SE
Benjamin Krahmer
Managing Director Futury Capital
Charlie Müller
Managing Director Futury
Maximilian Konen
Investment Analyst at Dieter von Holtzbrinck Ventures

The audience will have the chance to vote for their favorite start-up!

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fireside Chat

Fireside Chat: Celine Willers

Celine Willers
Founder of The People Branding Company
9:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fireside Chat

Fireside Chat: Thomas Sattelberger

Thomas Sattelberger
Member of the German Bundestag and spokesman for innovation, education and research for his FDP parliamentary group.
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Main Stage

Keynote Speech: Liv Adler

Liv Adler
Project Lead Sustainable Raw Materials at Covestro Deutschland AG
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Main Stage

Keynote Speech: Anders Indset

Anders Indset
Business Philosopher
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Main Stage

Keynote Speech: Matthias Tauber

Matthias Tauber
Managing Director and Senior Partner, Head of BCG for Germany & Austria

Education Panel

Jörg Winterberg
Managing Director SRH Higher Education GmbH
Kristina Sinemus
Hessian Minister for Digital Strategy and Development
Tobias Gutmann
Assistant Professor of Product Innovation | EBS Business School
Thomas Sattelberger
Member of the German Bundestag and spokesman for innovation, education and research for his FDP parliamentary group.
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Main Stage

Keynote Speech: Dan McCrum

Dan McCrum
Investigative Reporter at the Financial Times | Discoverer of the Wirecard Scandal
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Stage

Keynote Speech: Friedrich von Bohlen

Friedrich von Bohlen
Co-Founder of Molecular Health and dievini Hopp BioTech
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Main Stage

Keynote Speech: Maximilian Tayenthal

Maximilian Tayenthal
Founder and Co-CEO N26
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Stage

Closing Ceremony (Rüschenbeck Raffle Draw - Closing Speech: Maximilian am Brunnen - Aftermovie)

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14,9
  • Get access to the Livestreams of both stages and listen to the speeches, panels and start up pitches live or up to 24 hours after the event.

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89.9
  • Get access to the physical Event
  • Be eligible for all recruiting measures on campus
  • Food, Drinks and Alcoholic beverages included!
  • Get access to both Livestreams right as they happen and 24 hours after the event
  • Network with other physical and digital participants
  • Schedule Meetings with fellow participants or corporate representatives

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