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July 02, 2018

IFA+ Summit 2018 in Berlin: The future convention with top speakers

IFA+ Summit 2018 in Berlin: Future convention with top speakers

Berlin, 2 July 2018 – Trendsetters meet tech pioneers, visionaries meet scientists: The IFA+ Summit 2018 with the motto PLUG-INspiration 2024 will be an exchange platform for trends of the coming years on 2 and 3 September 2018. First top speakers are confirmed: Former chess world champion Garry Kasparov, aviation technician Uma Subramanian and robotics expert Jens Lambrecht. Early bird tickets are still available at a reduced price until the end of June.

The event is divided into four thematic clusters about the challenges of the future: Intelligence 2024, Society 2024, Interaction 2024 and Experience 2024. At the IFA+ Summit 2018, leading figures of the digital age provide impulses, in-depth workshops, space for discussions with guests – and the opportunity for every participant to expand their worldwide network.

First confirmed speakers: Garry Kasparov, ex-chess world champion and world-famous for his duels against the IBM computer Deep Blue, will share his assessment of the challenges and opportunities of Artificial Intelligence with the guests of the IFA+ Summit. Uma Subramanian, CEO of Airbus company Voom, talks about new possibilities of urban mobility with helicopters "on demand". Jens Lambrecht, founder of the Berlin-based start-up GESTALT Robotics and Junior Professor for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Technical University of Berlin, will speak on the humanization of robots. The participants of the summit can also expect many more leading tech experts to be announced as speakers shortly.

Tickets are available until 30 June at the early bird price of 499 euros, and then for 599 euros at https://www.ifaplussummit.com/Tickets/. Students can participate for 299 euros, also day passes are available. IFA+ Summit visitors experience the IFA as a VIP: In addition to admission to all days of the fair by fast lane, they can use a shuttle service (Airport Tegel/Hauptbahnhof to IFA), take a break at the Trade Visitor Breakfast, plan meetings in the IFA Trade Visitor Lounge and work and visit the IFA Global Markets trading platform. Participants are also invited to the ALL YOU CAN MEET goes IFA.

The IFA+ Summit will take place on 2 and 3 September 2018 at the IFA exhibition grounds in GRAND THEATER in Hall 26b.

Since 2014, the IFA+ Summit has been regarded as the think tank of the IFA, the world's largest trade fair for consumer and home electronics, and is organised by gfu and Messe Berlin. In 2017 more than 500 participants from 32 countries and over 50 speakers registered.The two-day IFA+ Summit is part of the IFA NEXT Innovation Forum: www.ifaplussummit.com.