DIGITAL2018 will give you the right ideas and inspiration to successfully achieve digitisation.

International and national experts will be speaking about all areas of digitisation – from leadership, to AI, to current and future technologies.

Get excited about the top speakers and topics covered at DIGITAL2018

The final programme will be released shortly.

Day 1
November 7, 2018
Day 2
November 8, 2018
*Time, stages and contents are subject to change without notice.


The variety of topics within digitalisation comes alive through the participation of our partners.

Over 30 partners will exhibit their solutions and product highlights within the sphere of the digital transformation. Digitalisation experts will inform and advise you. For the next step towards the future.

Welcome to DIGITAL2018!



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Start-ups show us today the solutions of tomorrow. Innovative trail-blazers and lateral thinkers from the digital sector stand side by side to present a new view of the future of digitalisation. In an open, relaxed atmosphere, the communication will go far beyond just networking.

Start-ups make digitalisation visible and tangible – whether on a large scale with 3D printers and future cars or on the small scale with an app that could change a life. Each start-up has a vision with a great outlook for the future.


Digitalisation means recognising opportunities. For everyone who wants to be in the digital fast lane, DIGITAL2018 offers a unique opportunity:

Young graduates can introduce themselves to entrepreneurs and their companies. Assessment centres are a thing of the past – in the PITCH, what is at stake is presenting one’s own abilities. Not in private, however, but openly, on stage, in the middle of things.

Spot on: young professionals can qualify for an exclusive stage slot and stand in the spotlight in front an audience of top companies. Whether it is to advocate for themselves, to present a solution or innovation – the key is to make it punchy. The young professionals have only 6 minutes to sell themselves to the audience. Concise and to the point.

New, fresh and involved – this is where we create the future.

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