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13/03/2024 Station Berlin

Zukunftstag Mittelstand 2024

Building the future requires coope­ration. On 13 March 2024, deci­sion-makers from the worlds of business and politics will come together at Zukunftstag Mittel­stand 2024 to discuss crucial topics for the future of companies in the German Mittelstand: from digitalisation and the energy tran­sition to new work, mobility and connectivity.

Keynotes and talks by prestigious speakers from the highest echelons of power and authority will provide valuable input you can apply to secure your company’s future. Additionally, a host of forums and lounges will offer excellent opportunities to make new contacts and network in the exquisite surroundings of STATION-Berlin.

Join us there! Benefit from a day of fascinating discussions, inspiring insights and high-quality networking at Zukunftstag Mittelstand 2024 – the high point in the entrepreneurial year. We look forward to welcoming you.

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Zukunftstag Mittelstand 2024

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Christoph
Ahlhaus

Host
Senator (retired), Chair of the Federal Management Board of The German Mittelstand. BVMW e. V.

“No other entity combines entre­preneurial ambition, innovative spirit and a sense of social respon­sibility quite like the German Mittel­stand. Our event brings together leading minds from the worlds of business and politics. It will gene­rate synergies, new ideas and pio­neering connections. This is how we build the future.”
Christoph Ahlhaus

In addition to high-quality information, Zukunftstag Mittelstand will also provide excellent networking opportunities. An array of forums and lounges will give guests the chance to make new contacts and establish dialogues in exquisite surroundings. Delicious snacks and refreshing drinks will be available to stimulate engaging discussions.

Join us for a day packed with fascinating discussions, inspiring insights and high-quality networking with top-level decision makers in the German Mittelstand at Zukunftstag Mittelstand 2024 – the true high point of the entrepreneurial year!

Politics & perspectives

High-profile representatives of the German federal government have already accepted our invitation to Zukunftstag Mittelstand 2024.

The future makers

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Looking back on Zukunftstag Mittelstand 2023

Even at the inaugural event in 2023, Zukunftstag Mittelstand managed to secure a reputation as the premier large-scale event for small and medium-sized enterprises in Germany.

With more than 4,000 guests – including over 50 ambassadors, 7 presidents and chairs of leading German industry associations, 2 minister presidents, 4 federal ministers, 6 state secretaries, 8 foreign dignitaries and a 54 stands hosted by high-profile companies, Zukunftstag Mittelstand 2023 was the business event of the year.

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Agenda

Host:
Ulrike Finck – TV journalist at RBB and presenter

Ulrike Finck, Fernsehjournalistin beim RBB und Moderatorin

9:15 am

Welcome address
Christoph Ahlhaus, Chair of the BVMW Federal Management Board and former member of the Hamburg Senate

Senator a.D. Christoph Ahlhaus, Vorsitzender der Bundesgeschäftsführung Der Mittelstand. BVMW e. V.

9:45 am

Zukunftspreis Mittelstand award ceremony in cooperation with 

Jury:

Senator a.D. Christoph Ahlhaus, Vorsitzender der Bundesgeschäftsführung Der Mittelstand. BVMW e. V.

Christoph Ahlhaus, Chair of the BVMW Federal Management Board and former member of the Hamburg Senate

Dirk von Gehlen Director Think Tank, SZ Institut Foto: Gerald von Foris

Dirk von Gehlen, Director Think Tank, SZ Institut

Dr. Sonja Sulzmaier, CEO navispace GmbH

Dr. Sonja Sulzmaier, Managing Partner of Navispace GmbH, Chair of the BVMW Start-up and New Business Committee

Sebastian Krauß, Leiter Public Affairs, Mittelstandsallianz, Der Mittelstand. BVMW e. V.

Sebastian Krauß, Head of Public Affairs at the BVMW

Prof. Dr. Henning Vöpel, Vorstand des Centrums für Europäische Politik

Prof. Dr. Henning Vöpel, Director of the Centre for European Policy, Chair of the BVMW Scientific Advisory Board

Jeannette Peters, Gründerin und Inhaberin von JPeters Consult

Jeannette Peters, founder of JPeters Consult, Chair of the BVMW Business Succession Committee

10:05 am

Keynote
Klaus Werner, Managing Director for Business Customers at Telekom Deutschland GmbH

Klaus Werner, Chief Financial Officer, Telekom Deutschland

10:15 am

Keynote
Dr. Carsten Linnemann, MdB, Secretary General of the CDU

Dr. Carsten Linnemann, Generalsekretär der CDU Deutschlands, Foto: Tobias Koch

10:35 am

Keynote
Jens Spahn, MdB, Deputy Leader of the CDU/CSU group in the German Bundestag

Jens Spahn, stellv. Vorsitzender der CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion, Foto: Anne Hufnagl

10:55 am

Keynote
H. E. Srettha Thavisin, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand

S.E. Srettha Thavisin, Premierminister des Königreichs Thailand

11:10 am

Panel talk on entrepreneurship: “Ailing infrastructure and a jungle of bureaucracy – is entrepreneurship still worth it?”

Melanie Baum, Ge­­schäfts­­füh­­re­­rin Baum Zer­­spa­­nungs­­tech­­nik e.Kfr.

Managing Director of Baum Zerspanungstechnik e.Kfr.

Hans-Peter Haubold, Geschäftsführer Tac Holding GmbH

Hans-Peter Haubold, TAC Holding

Prof. Dr. Justus Haucap, Direktor, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics

Prof. Dr. Justus Haucap, Director of the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics

Dirk Howe, Geschäfts­­führer Siempelkamp Giesserei

Dirk Howe, Managing Director of Siempelkamp Giesserei

Host: Dr. Hans-Jürgen Völz, BVMW Member of the Federal Executive Board, Chief Economist SME issues Germany

11:55 am

Keynote
Marianne Janik, CEO of Microsoft Deutschland GmbH

Marianne Janik, CEO, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH

12:05 pm

Keynote
Barbara Françoise Gruner, member of the Management Board of SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit

Barbara Françoise Gruner, Vorstand SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit

12:15 pm

Keynote
Christian Lindner, MdB, German Federal Minister of Finance

Christian Lindner, Bundesminister der Finanzen, Foto: Bundesministerium der Finanzen / Photothek

12:35 pm

Interval

12:55 pm

Kick-off speech
Martin G. Pedersen, Chair of the International Free Zone Authority (IFZA)

Martin G. Pedersen, Vorsitzender der International Free Zone Authority (IFZA)

1:10 pm

Kick-off speech
Thiemo Fojkar, Chair of the Executive Board of the Internationaler Bund (IB)

Thiemo Fojkar, Vorstandsvorsitzender Internationaler Bund

1:20 pm

Panel talk on finances/budgets: “What role can the state play in the transformation?”

Reiner Holznagel, Präsident des Bundes der Steuerzahler

Reiner Holznagel, President of the German Taxpayers’ Association (BdSt)

Dr. Fritzi Köhler-Geib, Chefvolkswirtin der KfW

Dr. Fritzi Köhler-Geib, Chief Economist at KfW

Ulf Gehrckens, Exe­­cutive Vice President Corporate Energy & Climate Affairs, Aurubis AG

Ulf Gehrckens, Executive Vice President for Corporate Energy & Climate Affairs, Aurubis AG

Host: Dr. Hans-Jürgen Völz, BVMW Member of the Federal Executive Board, Chief Economist SME issues Germany

2:10 pm

Keynote
H. E. Prof. Ömer Bolat, Minister of Trade, Republic of Türkiye

S.E. Prof. Dr. Ömer Bolat, Handelsminister der Republik Türkiye

2:25 pm

Keynote
Dr. Volker Wissing, MdB, Federal Minister for Digital and Transport

Dr. Volker Wissing, Bundesminister für Digitales und Verkehr, Foto: Jesco Denzel

2:45 pm

Panel talk on digital affairs: “Germany as a location for digital technology and innovation”

Dr. Oliver Grün, Präsident des Bundesverbands IT-Mittelstand
Dr. Oliver Grün, Prä­­si­­dent Bun­­des­­­ver­­­band IT-Mittelstand
Dr. Sonja Sulzmaier, CEO navispace GmbH

Dr. Sonja Sulzmaier, CEO of navispace GmbH

Nicole Büttner, CEO Merantix Momentum

Nicole Büttner, CEO of Merantix Momentum

Nils Tersteegen, Marketing Manager, FANUC Deutschland

Nils Tersteegen, Marketing Manager of FANUC Deutschland

Matthias Brucke, Gründer und Gesellschafter, embeteco GmbH

Host: Matthias Brucke, co-founder and co-owner of embeteco GmbH

3:30 pm

Keynote
Hubertus Heil, MdB, German Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs

Hubertus Heil, Bundesminister für Arbeit und Soziales, Foto: Dominik Butzmann

3:50 pm

Panel talk on labour shortages: “What innovative solutions does the country need?”

Prof. Dr. Enzo Weber, Forschungsbereichsleiter am Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung

Prof. Enzo Weber, Head of Forecasts and Macroeconomic Analyses, Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

Janina Mütze, CEO Civey

Janina Mütze, CEO of Civey

Magdalena Oehl, CEO Talent Rocket

Magdalena Oehl, CEO of Talent Rocket

Yani Neugebauer, GRÜNDUNGSZENTRUM 50+ | EXPERTENPOOL 50+
Yani Neugebauer, GRÜN­­­DUNGS­­­ZENT­­­RUM 50+ | EX­­PER­­TEN­­­POOL 50+
Ulrike Finck, Fernsehjournalistin beim RBB und Moderatorin

Host: Ulrike Finck, TV journalist at RBB and presenter

4:35 pm

Keynote
Steffi Lemke, MdB, German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection

Steffi Lemke, Bundesministerin für Umwelt, Naturschutz, nukleare Sicherheit und Verbraucherschutz, Foto: Steffi Kugler

4:55 pm

Keynote
Stefan Lehmann, CEO of Generali Deutschland AG

Stefan Lehmann, CEO Generali Deutschland AG

5:05 pm

Keynote
Josef Mitterhuber, CEO of Silver Atena GmbH

Josef Mitterhuber, CEO Silver Atena GmbH

5:15 pm

Panel talk on energy/sustainability: “Key technological industries – is Germany losing touch?”

Mario Silveira, CVP OEM Sales, AMD GmbH

Mario Silveira, CVP OEM Sales of AMD GmbH

Ove Petersen, CEO und Gründer GP Joule GmbH

Ove Petersen, founder and CEO of GP Joule GmbH

Christine Marin, Geschäftsführerin der Kopf Holding GmbH bei ZINKPOWER Gruppe

Christine Marin, Managing Director of Kopf Holding GmbH, part of the ZINKPOWER Group

Prof. Dr. Henning Vöpel, Vorstand des Centrums für Europäische Politik

Prof. Henning Vöpel, Director of the Centre for European Policy

Host: Andreas Jahn, BVMW Federal Managing Director for Politics and Foreign Trade

6:00 pm

Keynote
Dr. Robert Habeck, MdB, German Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Dr. Robert Habeck Vizekanzler und Bundesminister für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz Foto: Dominik Butzmann

6:20 pm

Energy transition
Matthias Taft, BayWa r.e.
Dr. Simone Peter, President of the German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE)

Matthias Taft, Vorstandsvorsitzender BayWa r.e.
Dr. Simone Peter, Präsidentin, Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energien

6:35 pm

Keynote
H. E. Anwar Ibrahim, Prime Minister of Malaysia

S.E. Anwar Ibrahim, Premierminister Malaysia

6:50 pm

Keynote
H. E. Ingrida Šimonytė, Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania

I.E. Ingrida Šimonytė, Premierministerin der Republik Litauen

7:05 pm

Closing speech
Christoph Ahlhaus, Chair of the BVMW Federal Management Board and former member of the Hamburg Senate

Senator a.D. Christoph Ahlhaus, Vorsitzender der Bundesgeschäftsführung Der Mittelstand. BVMW e. V.

7:15 pm

Zukunftsnacht evening networking event

Host:
Sandra Pabst, presenter and communications consultant

Sandra Pabst, Moderatorin und Kommunikationsberaterin

9:50 am

Welcome address
Andreas Jahn, BVMW Federal Managing Director for Politics and Foreign Trade

Artificial intelligence

9:50 am

Kick-off speech
Florian Arndt, director and CEO of Sons of Motion Pictures GmbH

Florian Arndt, Regisseur und Geschäftsführer Sons of Motion Pictures Gmbh

10:15 am

Panel talk: “How important will artificial intelligence be for companies in the future?”

Eva Werle, CEO und Vizepräsidentin, Basilicom GmbH und Bundesverband Digitale Wirtschaft e.V. (BVDW)

Eva Werle, CEO of Basilicom GmbH and Vice President of the German Association for the Digital Economy (BVDW)

Dr. Andreas Liebl, Geschäftsführer appliedAI Initiative GmbH

Dr. Andreas Liebl, Managing Director of appliedAI Initiative GmbH

Vanessa Cann, Vorstandsmitglied, KI-Bundesverband

Vanessa Cann, Board member of KI-Bundesverband

Felix Meusel, Geschäftsführer arttac solutions GmbH

Felix Meusel, CEO of arttac solutions GmbH

Matthias Brucke, Gründer und Gesellschafter, embeteco GmbH

Host: Matthias Brucke, Co-founder and co-owner of embeteco GmbH

Energy partnerships – Hydrogen

11:10 am

Kick-off speech
H. E. Saleh Al-Khulaifi, Minister of State, Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs

11:20 am

Panel talk: “Focus on hydrogen: Companies in dialogue for a green future”

Ralf Ott, Head of Policy & Regulation, Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies GmbH

Ralf Ott, Head of Policy & Regulation of Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies GmbH

Dr. Wiebke Lüke, Founder & Managing Director, WEW GmbH

Dr. Wiebke Lüke, Founder and Managing Director of WEW GmbH

Joachim Schober, Unternehmer und Wasserstoffpionier, Keynotespeaker, „Wasserstoff-Einklang von Mensch und Natur“, Autohaus Schober GmbH & Co. KG

Joachim Schober, entrepreneur and hydrogen pioneer; keynote speaker on “Compatible hydrogen use for people and nature”, Autohaus Schober GmbH & Co. KG

André Steinau, Geschäftsführer, GP Joule Hydrogen GmbH

André Steinau, Managing Director of GP Joule Hydrogen GmbH

Dr. Markus Ostermeier, Geschäftsführer, ostermeier H2ydrogen Solutions GmbH

Dr. Markus Ostermeier, Managing Director of ostermeier H2ydrogen Solutions GmbH

Host: Andreas Jahn, BVMW Federal Managing Director for Politics and Foreign Trade

Mittelstand in Transformation

12:15 pm

Kick-off speech: “How to avoid sabotaging your transformation”
Matthias Patzak, AWS Enterprise Strategist, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Matthias Patzak, AWS Enterprise Strategist, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

1:00 pm

Interval

Strong Women, Strong Mittelstand

1:30 pm

Kick-off speech
Janina Mütze, CEO of Civey GmbH

Janina Mütze, CEO Civey

Panel talk: “Courage for self-employment: How can we pave the way for women into entrepreneurship?”

Jeannette Peters, Gründerin und Inhaberin von JPeters Consult

Jeannette Peters, Managing Director of JPeters Consult GmbH

Dr. Anke Skopec, Geschäftsführerin, BIFI – Berliner Institut für Innovationsforschung GmbH

Dr. Anke Skopec, CEO of BIFI – Berlin Institute for Innovation

Kim Wlach, Geschäftsführerin, Berg & Macher GmbH

Kim Wlach, Managing Director of Berg & Macher GmbH

Melanie Baum, Ge­­schäfts­­füh­­re­­rin Baum Zer­­spa­­nungs­­tech­­nik e.Kfr.

Melanie Baum, Managing Director of Baum Zerspanungstechnik

The military and the Mittelstand

2:40 pm

Kick-off speech
Lt.-Gen. Markus Laubenthal, Deputy Chief of Defence in the German Bundeswehr

Generalleutnant Markus Laubenthal, Stellvertretender Generalinspekteur der Bundeswehr

Future markets: How can German SMEs advance sustainable investment in the Global South?

3:00 pm

Panel Talk

Dr. Ivan Magalhães do Prado, Staatssekretär, Ministerium für Industrie und Handel Angola

Dr. Ivan Magalhães do Prado, Secretary of State, Angolan Ministry of Industry and Trade

Dr. Stephan Kunz, Projektleiter Invest for Jobs Senegal, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Dr Stephan Kunz, Project Manager at Invest for Jobs Senegal, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Dr. Robert Hermann, Geschäftsführer, Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

Dr. Robert Hermann, CEO of Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

Christiane Kragh, Gründerin und Geschäftsführerin, Off-Grid Europe GmbH

Christiane Kragh, founder and CEO of Off-Grid Europe GmbH

Benjamin Knödler, Referatsleiter Wirtschaftsnetzwerke, Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)

Benjamin Knödler, Head of the Private Sector Engagement division, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Jan Müller, Program Head, ImpactConnect DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH

Jan Müller, Program Head of ImpactConnect DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH

3:50 pm

Foundation of the Mittelstand Alliance for Latin America

4:00 pm

Interval

Young Mittelstand – Get-together

4:30 pm

Kick-off speech
Johannes Winkel, Chair of Junge Union Deutschlands

Johannes Winkel, Bundesvorsitzender der Jungen Union Deutschlands

4:45 pm

Get-together

Be there

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build the future

You have the opportunity to secure a prominent position for your com­pany at Zukunftstag Mittel­stand. Explore the benefits of our partner packages and attract attention from leading political and industry stakeholders.

Partner package

Silver

Event tickets: 40 tickets
Exhibitor tickets: 5 tickets
Central stand area: 15 sqm

Price: €19,990

Partner package

Bronze

Event tickets: 30 tickets
Exhibitor tickets: 5 tickets
Central stand area: 13 sqm

Price: €14,990

Partner-Paket

„Mittelstand-Supporter“

Event tickets: 20 tickets
Exhibitor tickets: 4 tickets
Central stand area: 9 sqm

Price: €9,990

Community stand

Innovation Forum

Event tickets: 5 tickets
Exhibitor tickets: 2 tickets

Price: €3,990

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Our exhibitors

Hotel allocations for your visit

Crowne Plaza Berlin
Potsdamer Platz

Hallesche Str. 10, 10963 Berlin

Reservations: +49 30 8010660 reservations.cpberlin@ihg.com

Reference: BVMW Zukunftstag 2024

Lulu Guldsmeden Hotel
Potsdamer Str. 67, 10785 Berlin

Reservations: +49 30 25558720
lulureception@guldsmedenhotels.com

Reference: BVMW Zukunftstag 2024

Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz
Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin

Reservations:
DE: BABR120324
EN: BABR120324

Reference number: 48694530

Mövenpick Hotel Berlin
Schöneberger Str. 3, 10963 Berlin

Reservations: +49 30 23006186
hotel.berlin.reservations@movenpick.com

Reference: BVMW Zukunftstag 2024

Hotel de Rome
Behrenstraße 37, 10117 Berlin

Reservations: +49 30 460 609 1430
reservations.derome@roccofortehotels.com

Reference: BVMW Zukunftstag 2024

Holiday Inn Express Berlin City Centre
Stresemannstraße 49, 10963 Berlin

Reservations: reservations@hiexberlin.com

Reference: BVMW Zukunftstag 2024

Grand Hyatt Berlin
Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 2, 10785 Berlin

Reservations: +49 6131 796 4940
www.grandhyattberlin.de
Group code: G-BVM2

Reference: BVMW Zukunftstag 2024

Contact

If you have any questions about Zukunftstag Mittelstand or the partner packages, please contact our Event team: