DLD Europe

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The European edition of Burda's DLD Innovation Conference will return to Brussels for the third time on 5 September. DLD Europe has established itself as a popular kick-off event after the summer break for politicians, media and business leaders. DLD founder Steffi Czerny and the Bavarian State Minister for Digital, Media and Europe Georg Eisenreich invite around 300 participants to the premises of the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU to discuss the most important developments in Europe.

“With DLD Europe we want to boost the European idea with optimism for the future. A strong common Europe is our chance to remain competitive against China and the US and to advance digital progress. Brussels is the linchpin of our European policy, which is why I am very pleased to be here with DLD Europe for the third time.”

DLD founder Steffi Czerny

Disinformation campaigns and innovation poverty

Burda CEO Paul-Bernhard Kallen and Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner will discuss, among other things, data protection as a competitive advantage for Europe, but also how our continent must position itself in the future to successfully face China. Diana Kinnert, who calls herself a "little superstar" of the CDU in an interview with "Zeit magazine", will also be represented on the DLD stage. The 27-year-old will raise the question if the political sector is too immune to innovation and reform-weary.

Regulation and misuse of data

Věra Jourová is regarded as an energetic fighter in Brussels: She recently threatened the USA with terminating the bilateral data protection agreement "Privacy Shield" if they will not proceed more quickly. The EU Commissioner for Justice will talk about regulation and corporate responsibility in data exchange. Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger (Friedrich Naumann Foundation), former EU Commissioner Viviane Reding and Burda Board Member Stefan Winners, together with author Andrew Keen, will also illuminate the various aspects of freedom on the Internet.

Cyber Peace and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Has Europe lost it in AI? Airbus CTO Grazia Vittadini, arago founder Chris Boos, Ann Mettler (European Political Strategy Center), MEP Marietje Schaake, Accenture CTO Paul Daugherty and Daimler Head of Communications Jörg Howe will talk about this topic together with Ludwig Siegele (The Economist).

One of the world's best hackers Mikko Hyppönen (F-Source), Gabi Dreo (University of the German Bundeswehr) and John Frank (Microsoft) will discuss how we can protect our digital borders in times of cyber attacks. The panel "Cyber Peace" will be moderated by Dan Michaels (Wall Street Journal).

Other DLD Europe speakers include Burda Board Member Andreas Rittstieg, Clark Parsons (Internet Economy Foundation), Jan Oetjen (1&1) and Martin Zielke (Commerzbank).


Following the conference, Burda will invite representatives from politics, business, media and society to "Kwint" restaurant for an evening of relaxed networking at the sixth Burda...SummerNight.

Further information about DLD Europe's speakers and program can be found here. Attendance of the conference and Burda…SummerNight is by invitation only. Press representatives can accredit themselves under dldpress@burda.com.

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Steffi Czerny © Andreas Pohlmann for Hubert Burda Media

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