While the IAA premiered in the Bavarian capital Munich, around 200 invited guests gathered at the BMW World, to discuss one of the most pressing topics of our time: sustainability.
In a few days, the first DLD conference since the beginning of the global corona crisis and the resulting mandatory break for all kinds of events should have taken place. For the fifth time, DLD Europe would have stopped in Brussels bringing together exciting pioneers, politicians as well as representatives from business and media to discuss the important role of Europe in the world.
"Due to the increasing number of cases and the travel ban for Brussels, we, unfortunately, had to cancel the physical event with a heavy heart. But we will still do a DLD Europe - online and directly on the screens of our guests and friends.”
Steffi Czerny, DLD Director
Rethinking Europe: the same mission, but online
Following the motto “What are you adding...to the future of Europe?" exciting speakers will share their pragmatic demands for Europe's future with the DLD Europe Community. "We are convinced that Europe is excellently positioned - economically, scientifically and culturally. Especially in the field of sustainability and climate protection, Europe has a unique opportunity to take a pioneering role on a global level. But what our continent needs is a new narrative and a unifying mission driven by optimism about the future and commitment. Who are the relevant players? What are the challenges and what are the opportunities? We want to actively initiate and advance this discussion," Czerny continued.
Inspiration during lunch break
Instead of a virtual conference, from September 7 - 11, speakers will give inspirational digital talks as DLD Lunch Break. The kick-off and opening speech will be given by EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel on Monday, September 7, at 2 p.m. Responsible for innovation, research, education, and youth, the commissioner is one of the most important decision-makers of our time. "Cultural and scientific diversity and Europe's excellent education system are real assets that we need to use more effectively," says Steffi Czerny.
For further information on the program, the speakers, and the possibility to register, click here.