Axel Springer NOAH Berlin 2018: Opening Dinner with Peter Thiel and Dara Khosrowshahi on 5 June 2018

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Axel Springer NOAH Berlin 2018: Opening Dinner with Peter Thiel and Dara Khosrowshahi on 5 June 2018

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Event on the eve of the digital conference at the Axel Springer Journalists’ Club / Peter Thiel and Dara Khosrowshahi in conversation with Mathias Döpfner / Axel Springer NOAH Berlin on 6 and 7 June at the Tempodrom Berlin / Special conference supplement in WELT and WELT AM SONNTAG

Axel Springer opens Axel Springer NOAH Berlin for the fourth time with a dinner on Tuesday evening, 5 June 2018. On the eve of the most important industry event in the European digital economy, the CEOs of established companies come face-to-face with their digital challengers. Investor Peter Thiel and Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi are guest speakers at this year’s traditional opening dinner, and will then discuss with Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Axel Springer SE, the interplay between artificial intelligence, freedom and mobility, among other things.

Mathias Döpfner, Chief Executive Officer of Axel Springer SE: “Artificial intelligence is a great opportunity and a tool that we must not allow to be taken out of our hands. For only if we hold it in our own hands we can determine its purpose."

Ariana Huffington, Henry Kissinger, Martin Schulz and Christian Lindner were guest speakers at the traditional opening dinner in previous years. Among the around 130 invited guests this year are: Nicolas Brusson (CEO Blabla Car), Gerhard Cromme (Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Siemens AG), Klaus Hommels (CEO Lakestar), Markus Pertlwieser (Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Bank AG), Dominik Richter (CEO hellofresh), Oliver Samwer (CEO Rocket Internet), Markus Witte (CEO Babbel) and Philipp Welte (Member of the Management Board of Hubert Burda Media).

WELT is publishing a 28-page special supplement in the context of the Axel Springer NOAH Conference. Under the title “Our future is digital”, WELT will deal with the most important digital trends arising from the conference. The supplement was published on Sunday, 3 June 2018, in WELT AM SONNTAG and will also be included in the Friday, 8 June 2018 issue of WELT. Conference participants will receive the supplement in English.

Information on the programme and tickets can be found at

Press contact:
Friedrich Kabler

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