Rafy Ahmed

Rafy Ahmed, a native of Pakistan, grew up in Stuttgart, is founder and the creative head of MOROTAI and has always been a passionate athlete. But his passions are not only fitness, tennis and above all basketball, but also the designing of garments.

Rossella Barbizzi

Based in Italy, Rossella Barbizzi is the Sales Representative for Retail & Foreign Markets at Roland DG Mid Europe. With experience covering digital print, fashion, luxury and travel retail, Rossella has helped organisations across the word achieve sustainable growth.

Andreas Bersch

Andreas Bersch is the founder of the digital agency Brandpunkt and the Influencer Marketing Conference INREACH, which was launched in 2015.

Sebastian Canaves

Sebastian Canaves is an online marketer and adventurer at heart. As influencer and founder of Europe’s largest adventure travel blog called Off The Path, Sebastian has worked with many brands in the tourism, lifestyle and outdoor industry.

Jorge de Juan

Jorge de Juan is the Marketing and Sales Director of Gestoos

Markus Eckhardt

With a university degree in psychology of learning, motivation and perception Markus Eckhardt has a longterm management and leadership expertise. He has written a main work about how to prevent customer loss (Drop-out). Besides, he is sports scientist with an empiric work intensely dealt with motivational aspects of the generations X and Y.

Magnus Edholm

Magnus Edholm is holding the role as Head of Marketing for the Digital Enterprise in discrete industries at Siemens.

Robin Farmanfarmaian

Robin Farmanfarmaian is a professional speaker, author, entrepreneur and angel investor, specializing in companies with the potential to impact over 100M people with the intersection of technology in healthcare.

Prof. Dr. Karl Peter Fischer

Prof. Dr. Karl Peter Fischer is a certified psychologist Univ. and his doctorate from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. Today, he heads the IUN Institute for Online Communication and is a professor of market and advertising psychology and online communication.

Pit Gottschalk

Pit Gottschalk, former editor-in-chief of Sport Bild in Hamburg and now editor-in-chief of Sport at Funke Mediengruppe, is responsible for the second largest sports editorial office in Germany with a circulation of 1.4 million newspapers in North Rhine-Westphalia, Berlin and Hamburg and three online portals.

Peer Hartog

Peer Hartog did marketing communication for brands such as Bench, Cinque, Roy Robson, Gerry Weber, Calida, Blutsgeschwister or Timezone.

Stefan Held

Born 1986

2003 – 2006 Education as a textile technician at Clothing College Aschaffenburg

2006 – 2010 Product developer at Held GmbH

Since 2011 Head of Product development at Held GmbH

Ulrich Herleb

Ulrich joined Brewer Science in 2003. Over the years he has worked in different areas within Brewer Science and is currently supporting the growth of the sensors business unit. His career brought him around the world with longer stops in the US and Taiwan.

Kristin Hesse

I have been with my company for about 5 years and manage the e-commerce (marketing) of angelhorn. I am 28 years old and love travelling and sports. Right now I'm learning to keep up with my boyfriend for my motorcycle license because I'm sitting in his back seat so exhausted :)

Christian Hofmann

Dipl.-Ing. Christian Hofmann studied Electrical Engineering at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg and at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid from 1999 to fall 2005. He did his minor thesis and major thesis both at Fraunhofer IIS in the Department for Image Processing and Medical Technology.

Karsten Hollasch

Karsten is a German Financial Advisory Partner and focus on transaction advise for corporate and private equity clients. Heads the industry consumer business including retail for Deloitte in Germany and is part of the global leadership team in this industry.  Furthermore, Karsten is responsible for German Sport Business Group.

Lee Jakobs

Lee Jakobs is Head of Marketing and Brand at Marker, Dalbello, Völkl and responsible for all marketing communications and Brand communications for all three leading ski brands globally. Prior to his current role he founded Amici Design Inc. Brand and Creative Design Studio and worked as its Creative Director for over 10 years.

Eva Janich

Eva Janich founded her company 4moreE GmbH six years ago, a consulting boutique offering sales and marketing strategy, process optimization and training.

Ana Kristianson

Ana is a former national athlete, with over 15 years of experience from working in the outdoor industry. She has designed and product developed award winning technical products for international brands like Haglöfs, Salomon, Peak Performance, Helly Hansen, Lundhags and many more.

She has also launched and run two own brands.

Jan Erik Kruse

Jan Erik Kruse is Digital Community Manager at ASICS, Strategic Director of the entire Community Strategy in Europe, Founder and globally responsible for the ASICS FrontRunner Community, and a team of approximately 30 community managers and 700 brand ambassadors.

Jochen Lagemann

Jochen Lagemann is Managing Director Europe & Asia at Primaloft GmbH.

Since graduating from the University of Bayreuth/Germany he has gained vast experience within the industry having held a number of senior marketing positions in the sports and apparel sectors.

Erno Langendijk

Erno Langendijk is managing director of Lyteus, the flexible OLED pilot line, and is contracted by Holst Centre as business development manager and project coordinator of PI-SCALE. Previously he worked as an R&D manager at Philips, TP Vision, and Amazon Liquavista on various display and lighting technologies.

Sascha Liebhardt

Sascha Liebhardt thinks of himself first generation European – born 1970 in Germany, raised in Germany, Italy, the UK and Austria.  His interest in the maintenance of peace made him study “International Relations” (MA), his understanding that peace needs a healthy economy made him study business administration with a specialization in “Marketing

Robert Lindner

Robert Lindner started working in the field of organic electronics in 2011. During his PhD studies at the University of Mainz, his research was focused on novel coatings for electronic applications.

Sandra Mastropietro

ASICS FrontRunner, Author of "Läuferleben", Running Journalist, Traveller, Marathon Runner, TransAlpine Finisher 2016 & 17, Running-, Fitness- & Mentalcoach

Instagram: running.sandra (22,6k)

Wolfgang Mildner

Wolfgang Mildner is Founder and Owner of MSWtechin Stein/Germany. MSWtech supports companies and other organizations to find value in new technologies – especially printed and flexible electronics. Wolfgang was Managing Director of PolyIC (a leading company for printed electronics) from 2004 –2014.

Gerhard Miller

Gerhard Miller (48) is a Managing Director and Partner at CaperWhite, in charge of Consulting and Customer Relations.

Since 2009, Gerhard has been focusing on the development and delivery of mobile business strategies for major corporations in the area of Mobile CRM, E-Commerce and Omnichannel  InStore/Guided Selling.

Marc Mombauer

Marc Mombauer is the press officer of loadbee GmbH. Prior to his involvement in the mature start-up, the graduate sports scientist and trained TV journalist was among others. worked for ZDF, n-tv and RTL before joining the machine tool manufacturer TRUMPF as a press officer.

Hernando Moncaleano

Senior Category Leader  Sports Italy and Spain.

Giulio Montemagno

Giulio Montemagno is Director of Amazon Pay, Europe. In this role, Giulio leads the strategic development and operation of Amazon Pay in Europe. With 18 years of management, operations and strategy experience, Giulio has an outstanding career as a technology manager in the retail, payments and online media sectors.

Dr. Oliver Pabst

From 2006 Oliver was a member of the executive board at Willy Bogner KGaA in Munich and the general manager of various subsidiaries. His core responsibilities were all sales activities, incl. own retail and e-commerce. From 2002 until 2005, he was Managing Partner at Boards & More Holding SA, Montreux.

Philipp P. Prechtl

Philipp P. Prechtl has been working as practice leader for the sports, fashion and lifestyle industry with Dr. Wieselhuber & Partner since 2015. Prior to that, he was responsible for the international Jack Wolfskin retail and franchise activities.

Miguel Ribeiro

Miguel Ribeiro is currently the Smart Materials R&D Manager at CeNTI, focusing the development of hybrid electronics for integration in non-conventional substrates. He has been researcher and manager of several National and European R&D projects in collaboration with universities, R&D centers and industrial partners.

Mareike Scholze

Mareike Scholze is editor-in-chief of, magazine for retailers and the print magazine retail trends.

Since 2008 she has been focussing on topics affecting the retail sector.

Expert Interviews

Åsa Andersson - CR & Quality Manager - Peak Performance

Ashley Gill - Senior Manager of Industry Integrity - Textile Exchange

Chad Altbaier - VP Outdoor - Downlite

Chris Enlow - Corporate Responsibility Director - KEEN

Michael Schragger

CEO, The Sustainable Fashion Academy and Chair, The Global Leadership Award In Sustainable Apparel (GLASA)

Matthias Schulte

Matthias Schulte: CEO bei Tradebyte seit 2010, 44 Jahre, aus Stuttgart und Gründer von EVITA, einer exklusiven Marke für handgefertigte Damenschuhe

Alba Vázquez

Alba Vázquez is the CEO and co-founder of the Runister app. She's been working on the company since January 2016. With a master degree in Industrial Chemistry and over six years experience in research and international sales, today her main goal is to keep growing the Runister app in order to lead it to success.

Dirk von Gehlen

Dirk von Gehlen is an author and journalist. At Süddeutsche Zeitung he heads the Social Media/Innovation department, where he developed the longreads magazine Süddeutsche Zeitung Langstrecke. The graduate journalist has accompanied the media change for years on his blog and under @dvg on Twitter.

Jonas Wand

Jonas Wand (35) joined the founding team of FOURSOURCE as Chief Sales Officer at an early stage. He worked in the fashion and sportswear business for more than 14 years and contributes his know-how in sales, multi-channel management, e-commerce and marketing.