DLD Munich
14/01/2019

German Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier at DLD Conference

None

While the countdown for Burda's 15th innovation conference DLD (Digital, Life, Design) is running, other prominent speakers have confirmed their attendance: Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier is expected at DLD on the third day of the conference (January 21). For the first time, Munich's mayor Dieter Reiter will open the conference with DLD founder Steffi Czerny on January 19. In addition, Abe Chen from the Chinese car maker Byton has confirmed his attendance at DLD Munich. Byton recently presented the first electric SUV at CES the international consumer technologies trade fair in Las Vegas.

Aenne Burda Award goes to Africa for the first time

Since 2006, the Aenne Burda Award for Creative Leadership has honored women who have made a name for themselves through outstanding entrepreneurial and creative achievements. This year's award goes to Fatoumata Ba, founder of Africa's first Tech-Unicorn Jumia on the Ivory Coast and CEO of Janngo, a start-up ecosystem for Africa. The trophy, a statue of Pallas Athena, is awarded in memory of Aenne Burda, who died in 2005. Winners of previous years include Christiana Figueres, Mitchell Baker, Arianna Huffington, Viviane Reding, Edit Schlaffer and Auguste von Bayern.

DLD Party with Alma

This year, the legendary DLD Party will take place for the first time in the former heating station and today's Munich club Mixed Munich Arts (MMA). The star guest of the evening will be the Finnish singer Alma, who celebrated her breakthrough with the hit "Bonfire" together with DJ Felix Jaehn. In addition, the synthetic band Stroeme will get the party started together with the renowned video artist Betty Mü.

Be part of DLD via Livestream

Those who were unable to obtain a DLD ticket can view all panels of the event via live stream from Saturday, January 19 onwards. The full DLD conference program will be shared shortly on the DLD website.

DLD Munich 2019 Event Dates:

  • Location: Alte Kongresshalle, Theresienhöhe 15, 80339 München
  • Saturday, Jan 19, 13.00 – 18.00
  • Sunday, Jan 20, 8.45 – 19.30
  • Monday, Jan 21, 8.30 – 14.00
PDF
More images & downloads

Fatoumata Ba © Le Monde Afrique

Related articles
DLD All Stars
5 Key Take-Aways
DLD All Stars
5 Key Take-Aways

DLD All Stars - three days, 39 sessions, 57 prominent speakers and 7,500 registered participants. But what did we actually learn from the panelists?

DLD All Stars
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales: "Networks are like junk food for the brain"
DLD All Stars
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales: "Networks are like junk food for the brain"

At Burda’s online festival DLD All Stars, experts from various fields discussed how user behaviour on social media has changed and will continue to change in the future.

DLD All Stars
Biontech CEO Uğur Şahin expresses optimism in fight against Corona
DLD All Stars
Biontech CEO Uğur Şahin expresses optimism in fight against Corona

Comet-like rises of scientists are rare. Since the end of last year, however, there has been a new superstar who was one of the most desired speakers at Burda's online festival DLD All Stars: Uğur Şahin.