The finale of the DLD Conference in Munich and social highlight of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos: the DLD Focus Nightcap. The party took place on January 16th including more than 300 guests to the Swiss Alp
Finally! A single word that captures a world of emotions. 580 employees from 14 countries were able to meet up in person, share ideas, be inspired – and celebrate BurdaDLD with their favourite colleagues to their heart’s content.
After five long years, the BurdaDLD – the internal platform where the company exchanges ideas on important trends, experiences and innovations – was back in Munich. Burda employees from Germany and abroad spent its two days with selected specialists, discussing the imminent challenges and opportunities facing the organisation. This year focused on rethinking Burda as a platform together and laying new foundations for the network needed to build it.
The atmosphere was vibrant with the long-forgotten excitement of face-to-face encounters, and charged by the spirit of creativity and cohesion that epitomises Burda as a family business. For this reason, CEO Martin Weiss' opening address also raised the following question: How can we best promote diversity, entrepreneurship and responsibility – our Value Proposition – going forward? And how can Burda evolve as a platform?
Having welcomed the participants, DLD founder Steffi Czerny exhorted them to establish contacts across hierarchies and not to be disheartened by the current global challenges. Alongside the exchange of innovative ideas between internal and external experts, the emphasis also lay on the introduction of the "More Burda" strategy program, with whose three dimensions –"People", "Platform" and "Portfolio" – the company is seeking to position itself even more solidly for the future.
Our employees’ conclusion? The BurdaDLD was a stimulating blend of topics and formats. And a rendezvous with inspiring dates, including blind dates. Seating was not assigned during the day sessions, and participants drew lots for seats when arriving for dinner on the first day of the conference. In this way countless new contacts and constellations were created. And they will continue to flourish beyond this evening – networking at its best!
You can find more impressions of the two conference days in the highlight video and the picture gallery.