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Prof. Dr. Yanis Varoufakis

Economist and former Greek Minister of Finance

Jürgen Trittin

Member of the German Bundestag, former German Federal Minister for Environment

Prof. Dr. Lisandra Flach

Director of the ifo Center for International Economics

Melanie Vogelbach

International Economic Politics and Foreign Trade Law, DIHK

Dr. Reinhard Zinkann
Executive Director, Miele Group

Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D.
President of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Dr. Sara Warneke

Managing Director, gfu Consumer & Home Electronics GmbH

Dr. Martin Schulte

Partner & Global Sector Leader Consumer Durables, Oliver Wyman

Prof. Dr. Ronny Alexander Fürst

Managing Director and Chancellor of AKAD University

Joyce Gesing

CEO and Chairwoman of the Management Board at SEVERIN Elektrogeräte GmbH

Peter Sloterdijk

Philosopher, cultural scientist and publicist

Jule Bosch

Innovation Expert & Founder

Kristina Bonitz

CEO at diffferent

Dr. Mauricio Vargas

Economist and Financial Expert, Greenpeace

Prof. Dr. Yanis Varoufakis

Economist and former Greek Minister of Finance

Prof. Dr. Yanis Varoufakis

The economist Yanis Varoufakis served as Minister of Finance of Greece in 2015. He is author of “The Global Minotaur” and Professor of Economic Theory at the University of Athens. In January 2015 the International University College of Turin awarded him an Honorary Professorship in Comparative Law Economics and Finance for his extraordinary theoretical contribution to the understanding of the global economic crisis.

LET’S FACE IT!

A Call to Action on Globalization 4.0

5 Sept, 4:30 p.m. - 5:20 p.m., Hall 23

Jürgen Trittin

Member of the German Bundestag, former German Federal Minister for Environment

Jürgen Trittin

As foreign policy spokesperson for the parliamentary group BÜNDNIS 90 / Die Grünen, as a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and as a deputy member of the Committee on European Union Affairs, Jürgen Trittin is a sought-after speaker and interviewee on the subject of de/globalization. As former Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety he also constantly dealt with the opportunities and risks of this issue.

CONCLUSION: We Need a Globalization 4.0

New Ideas for a Connected World

5 Sept, 12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m., Hall 23

Prof. Dr. Lisandra Flach

Director of the ifo Center for International Economics

Prof. Dr. Lisandra Flach

Lisandra Flach is the head of the Center of Foreign Trade at ifo Institute in Munich and CESifo Endowed Professor for Economics of Globalization at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. She received her doctorate from the University of Mannheim and hold research residencies at institutions such as Harvard University, Columbia University, and the University of California San Diego. She played a leading role in several policy consulting projects at the ifo Institute.

DEEP DIVE SUPPLY CHAINS

Thoughts on Reshoring

5 Sept, 12:00 p.m. - 12:25 p.m., Hall 23

Peter Sloterdijk

Philosopher, cultural scientist and publicist

Peter Sloterdijk

Philosopher and writer Peter Sloterdijk studied philosophy, history and German language and literature in Munich and at the University of Hamburg from 1968 to 1974. Since the 1980s, Sloterdijk has worked as a freelance writer. His book "Kritik der zynischen Vernunft" (Critique of Cynical Reason), published by Suhrkamp Verlag in 1983, is one of the best-selling philosophical books of the 20th century.

IN THE FACE OF DISRUPTION

De/Globalization – The Universal Remedy?

5 Sept, 09:40 a.m. - 10:15 a.m., Hall 23

Dr. Reinhard Zinkann

Executive Director, Miele Group

Dr. Reinhard Zinkann

Dr. Reinhard Zinkann is Executive Director and Co-Proprietor of the Miele Group, the world´s leading premium manufacturer of domestic appliances, founded in 1899. He studied Economics, Business Administration, History and the History of Music and Philosophy in Freiburg, Boston (Harvard) and Cologne.

CASE STUDY 1: MIELE

Foresight & Response to Current Challenges

5 Sept, 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Hall 23

Prof. Marcel Fratzscher

President of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Prof. Marcel Fratzscher

Marcel Fratzscher is President of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Professor of Macroeconomics at Humboldt University Berlin and among other things, member of the United Nations High-level Advisory Board on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). His work focuses on macroeconomics and financial markets, inequality, and the globalization and integration of Europe.

IS THERE A RIGHT OR WRONG?

Pro & Con Voices on De/Globalization

5 Sept, 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Hall 23

Dr. Martin Schulte

Partner & Global Sector Leader Consumer Durables, Oliver Wyman

Dr. Martin Schulte is the Global sector leader for consumer goods at management consulting firm Oliver Wyman, as well as a member of the German management team. Martin advises consumer electronics clients globally on questions related to the commercial and digital transformation. He is specialized in business model innovation, platform strategies and eCommerce offerings.

Dr. Martin Schulte

THE WAY BACK HOME?

International Consumer Study on Globalization in Consumer & Home Electronics

5 Sept, 10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., Halle 23

Prof. Dr. Ronny Alexander Fürst

Managing Director and Chancellor of AKAD University

Prof. Dr. Ronny Alexander Fürst is managing director and chancellor of AKAD University. As editor of Handelsblatt Management Forum professors from leading business schools (e.g. Harvard, Yale, ISEAD, St. Gallen) followed his call for collaboration and his books are reviewed and honored by Harvard Business Managers, Federal Ministers and industry executive boards (IBM, Lufthansa, Hugo Boss).

Prof. Dr. Ronny Alexander Fürst

DEGLOBALIZATION - CHANCE OR RISK?

Tensions between Economy, Sustainability & Political Interests

5 Sept, 10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Hall 23

Dr. Sara Warneke

Managing Director, gfu Consumer & Home Electronics GmbH

Sara Warneke is Managing Director of gfu Consumer and Home Electronics GmbH and holds a Ph.D. in Economics. gfu is the industry organization of select manufacturers of Consumer and Home Electronics which owns the trademark rights to IFA.

Dr. Sara Warneke

THE WAY BACK HOME?

International Consumer Study on Globalization in Consumer & Home Electronics

5 Sept, 10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., Hall 23

Jule Bosch

Innovation Expert & Founder

Business activist and innovation expert Jule Bosch helps companies to transform from a problem for the planet into a lever for the regeneration of ecosystems in a way that is both ecologically and economically sustainable and successful. She is the founder of the award winning biodiversity startup HOLYCRAB! and author of the book “ÖKOnomie”, which can be translated with ECOnomics, published by Campus Verlag.

Picture: © Abbi Wensyel

Jule Bosch

DEEP DIVE SUSTAINABILITY

Will Deglobalization Save the Environment?

5 Sept, 12:25 p.m. - 12:45 p.m., Halle 23

Melanie Vogelbach

International Economic Politics and Foreign Trade Law, DIHK

Melanie Vogelbach completed her studies in international relations and global affairs in Dresden, Chile and New York. Since June 2019 she has been Head of International Economic Policy and Foreign Trade Law at the DIHK, where she was previously Federal Managing Director and press spokeswoman for the Wirtschaftsjunioren Deutschland (WJD).

Picture: © DIHK/Paul Aidan Perry

Melanie Vogelbach

IS THERE A RIGHT OR WRONG?

Pro & Con Voices on De/Globalization

5 Sept, 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Hall 23

Kristina Bonitz

CEO at diffferent

Kristina Bonitz is a strategist, business designer and CEO of the agency diffferent. For twelve years, she has been advising, accompanying and inspiring companies with her mindset, helping them to achieve a sustainable impact, both entrepreneurially and socially. Whether with a new strategy, a new business model, new products, new services, new portfolios or a customer-centric orientation. Since the beginning of 2022, Kristina Bonitz is CEO & Managing Director of diffferent, leading both our 120 employees and over 40 customers into the future with new growth.

Kristina Bonitz

IS THERE A RIGHT OR WRONG?

Pro & Con Voices on De/Globalization

5 Sept, 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Hall 23

Dr. Mauricio Vargas

Economist and Financial Expert, Greenpeace

Dr. Mauricio Vargas wrote his dissertation with focus on international financial stability and currency crises. Until 2020, responsible for economic analysis of the European Monetary Union and country risk assessment at Union Investment. Since 2021, responsible as Lead Economist for economic and financial issues at Greenpeace Germany.

Dr. Mauricio Vargas

IS THERE A RIGHT OR WRONG?

Pro & Con Voices on De/Globalization

5 Sept, 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Hall 23

Joyce Gesing

CEO at SEVERIN

Dr Joyce Gesing is CEO and Chairwoman of the Management Board at SEVERIN Elektrogeräte GmbH. She is responsible for Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Category Management & Innovation, Project Management and Transformation. As a transformation expert, she previously worked as management consultant and in various senior leadership roles at thyssenkrupp.

Joyce Gesing

Resiliency and Transformation in the Face of Deglobalization

Case Studies

5 Sept, 2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m., Hall 23