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IFA+ Summit

In the Face of Disruption

De/Globalization - The Universal Remedy?

On September 5, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the Convention Area in Hall 23.

Access at no extra cost with media, exhibitor or trade visitor ticket.

We will bring together proponents and skeptics on the topic of de/globalization, provide scientific and philosophical classification, allow both political decision-makers and futurologists to have their say and, last but not least, outline concrete application scenarios in order to offer the trade audience the greatest possible takeaway effect.


The topic of globalization has always generated pro and con voices.

However, current events - from climate crises to pandemics to the Ukraine war and the associated commodity bottlenecks / supply embargoes - have made the call for deglobalized structures increasingly loud. From an economic point of view, this may even seem to make sense, but the question arises: Can we actually put a stop to the crises affecting society as a whole by turning away from the decades-long globalization roadmap in this way?

What are the opportunities and risks of deglobalization? What are the details of such initiatives and what are the concrete implementation and effects - for companies, social structures and private individuals? Is it a matter of improving the resilience of national economies and companies and of having a greater impact on global, shared sovereignty? In other words: a steady improvement of global structures, instead of complete disengagement?

Under the proven motto "THE NEXT LEVEL OF THINKING", the IFA+ Summit would like to open up a differentiated insight into this topic.

The title of the conference has been deliberately chosen to be open in order to stimulate a discourse.