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.
Vanda Astfäller holds the position of the Head of Sales Consumer Goods at Wirecard (www.wirecard.de), a leading global technology provider for electronic payment across all sales channels, since 2016.
Roland Auschel feels nothing but unwavering enthusiasm for the different brands that represent Adidas. He's been with the company for almost 30 years seeing Adidas grow beyond all expectations.
He wants to make the brand an emotional experience - with this mission Erman Aykurt joined Gore Wear. As Creative Lead of the functional clothing specialist, he is responsible not only for product design, but also for marketing and communication content.
Christof Babinsky, Managing Director of ASB GlassFloor
studied Business and Management (BA hon) in Bath, UK. Following his studies he lead the marketing department of a medium-sized manufacturing business in Yeovil, UK.
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.
2007 Foundation of atelier522 GmbH
2007 Diploma - Completion of architectural studies at Fachhochschule München
2006 Foundation of atelier v.uns
2002 Architecture Study at Fachhochschule München
Grown up at Lake Constance
01.11.1979 Born in Tettnang
Valeska Benner has been Managing Director of SportMarken24, an e-commerce start-up from Wiesbaden, since spring 2018. After completing her studies at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), she worked for 10 years as a management consultant at A.T. Kearney before founding the start-up.
Andreas Bersch is the founder of the digital agency Brandpunkt and the Influencer Marketing Conference INREACH, which was launched in 2015.
Dr. Srijanani Bhaskar is Business Development Manager, DuPont Intexar(TM) for Americas, Europe Middle East and Africa. In her current role, Srijanani has responsibity for growing Intexar(TM) for fitness, heating and health applications. Srijanani has a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai, followed by M.S.
Since 2011, Nicolas is in charge of developing partnerships to extend the use of humanoid robots. Widely used in research and education, the use of SoftBank Robotics robots is now rapidly expanding to new markets such as healthcare, banking and retail.
Sebastian Buggert, Member of the Board at rheingold institute.
Chief Innovation Officer, Psychologist, Qualitative Market Researcher and Speaker.
Research focus: National and international research in sectors such as media, digital transformation, retail and service business, telecommunications, etc.
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.
Outdoor is my passion in many aspects. Most of the day I'm looking at it from the customers point of view, but my overall perspective has still a 360° angle. My expertise covers the full value chain and is based on more than 25 years of experience in marketing, purchase, management in outdoor retail.
Master in International Business, Post Graduate in Business Administration and Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. More than 16 years working in Multinationals (PepsiCo, Nike, Umbro) leading -in both the Sport and Consumer products industry- Commercial and Marketing departments: Sales, Marketing, Sports Marketing and Communication.
Agile oriented operations specialist and motivator with more than 15 years of professional experience in leading positions in digitalization of media business models, digital change, monetization, analytics, technology and finance.
Fermin Davies / SPORTMAS Barcelona
Jorge de Juan
Jorge de Juan is the Marketing and Sales Director of Gestoos
Ramir de Porrata-Doria
Ramir De Porrata-Doria is Cofounder and CEO of Keonn, a rapidly growing company that provides the most complete, seamless and advanced solution based on RFID technology to improve the customer shopping experience at retail stores, and to increase the sales of retailers.
Peter is a Sport Scientist working with RealTrack Systems. Prior to joining RealTrack, Peter was a lecturer in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK. In addition, Peter has experience working as a Performance Analyst alongside the Technical Director of a Category 1 Football Academy in the UK.
anaging Director SPORT 2000
Klaus Dittrich—Chairman and CEO, Messe München GmbH
Klaus Dittrich (born in 1955 in Gauting near Munich) has been Chairman and CEO of Messe München GmbH since January 2010. In this role he is also responsible for the overall management and coordination of the Messe München Group.
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 is holding the role as Head of Marketing for the Digital Enterprise in discrete industries at Siemens.
In his leadership role as the Senior Director Strategic Marketing & Corporate Development, Björn Endter (40) is directly reporting to the Managing Board of FC Schalke 04. He is responsible for Strategic Brand Management, Consumer Marketing, digital transformation processes and international expansions of the club.
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 earned his doctorate at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University with a specialization in market and advertising psychology. He heads the IUN Institute for Online Communication and is a professor at the University of Applied Management.
Dr. Ottmar Franzen
Degree in economics and business administration at the Universities of Bielefeld and Göttingen, Doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.), University of Göttingen, Project Manager at LINK Institute Lucerne, Switzerland, Head of Customized Consumer Research, ACNielsen, Frankfurt am Main, Since 1996 Founder and Managing Partner, Konzept & Markt GmbH
José Gonçalves - Background on physics and materials science. Since 2012 is working as a Project Manager and Researcher at CeNTI in several industries driven projects, related to different areas such as smart materials and processing and characterization of materials for energy generation related applications.
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.
Head of Central Division Human Resources, Messe München GmbH
Dr. Moritz Hagenmüller
Managing Director Strategy Consulting Austria, Switzerland, Germany & Russia
Peer Hartog did marketing communication for brands such as Bench, Cinque, Roy Robson, Gerry Weber, Calida, Blutsgeschwister or Timezone.
Michael Heina, Head of Esports Europe, Nielsen Sports
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 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.
Stefan Herzog has managed three large companies in our industry: SportScheck, Karstadt Sports and Intersport Voswinkel.
His last stop in the trade was SportScheck - from 2005, Herzog was Managing Director of the OTTO Group subsidiary for ten years.
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 :)
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 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.
B.A. Business Sports-, Culture- and Event management
M.A. International Marketing & Sales
Sales & Marketing Coordinator Europe K 2 Sports Europe GmbH
since 2018 Project Manager Messe & Retail atelier 522
President - BC Sports
Steve Huang founded BC Sports in 2003, which has been the leading company since and represents 9 famous outdoor and ski brands from all over the world. The product line covers from apparel to outdoor gear and ski equipment.
Paula Huertas Castejón
Paula, with over 8 years of experience in the sales sector, is a very transversal professional. Her translation studies and her 2-year stay in Germany give her a broad multicultural vision of the market.
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 founded her company 4moreE GmbH six years ago, a consulting boutique offering sales and marketing strategy, process optimization and training.
Mara Javorovic is an editor of TextilWirtschaft, the leading specialist magazine for the German-speaking fashion industry. Her are of expertise is sport, business, fashion, market development.
- married, 2 kids
- living in Berlin-Zehlendorf
- studied in Hamburg and Münster
- master degree in Philosophy, Economic Policy and Political Science
- 9 years with Bertelsmann before joining eBay in 2011
- several responsibilites in Business Development Teams
Dr. Carsten Keller
VP Direct to Consumer Zalando SE
Anja Kirig has been working as a trend researcher since 2005. Since 2014 she is intensively researching the changing sports and fitness perception. Other focal points of her work are tourism and leisure, health and nutrition, sustainability and gender.
Hannah leads panel discussions and interviews - charming, spontaneous and always authentic. She moderates congresses and events on various topics on large, small and private stages.
Managing Director - Trendbüro
Since 2016, Ulrich Köhler has lead Trendbüro, governing research and innovation projects. He has in-depth experience in consulting organisations from a multitude of industries on the subjects of customer centricity, digitalisation and value change.
Lisa Kohlert - Studied Fashion Designer at ESMOD Munich. Worked as a pattern maker in the industry before entering 3D Fashion World.
Bjoern Kraenke works for 15 years in solution management as key account manager with focus on the interaction between business and customers.
Moritz Kreppel is co-founder and CEO of Urban Sports Club, Germany’s largest, most diverse and flexible sports offering. Moritz is passionate about innovative ideas, business models and gadgets - not only - but in particular those involving sports.
Tim loves making an idea take shape. He has always had a passion for communication and marketing, even starting his first business, an advertising agency at the age of 17. He is an entrepreneur with an impressive international marketing expertise of more than 20 years, paired with strong organizational and management skills.
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.
Head of Global Digital Sales
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 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.
Influencer marketing expert at blogfoster GmbH - market leader for data-based influencer marketing. After his studies he worked in event and sport marketing agencies.
As Enterprise Relations Manager, Niklaas is already an integral part of the key account management at shopware AG.
Gregor Leopold is the founder and managing director of GlobalAMZ, based in Munich. GlobalAMZ is a service provider focused purely on Amazon. Gregor Leopold has been active in e-commerce for over 10 years. He started out as a trader on Ebay and Amazon.
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
20 years of industry experience of branding and supply chain management
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.
Laura Lutz is a graduate sports scientist and trained journalist with more than ten years of experience as a moderator. She can currently be seen on Germany's first sports news channel Sky Sport News HD. Lutz previously worked for the news channel N24 (now Welt).
Born in Austria, he has been in charge of trade marketing and online marketing for VAUDE, the outdoor equipment manufacturer known for its environmental friendliness and social commitment, since 2010.
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 (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.
CEO of the WOM Protocol
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.
Senior Category Leader Sports Italy and Spain.
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.
Director Digital Marketing & CRM bei The Walt Disney Company
Director Digital Marketing & CRM
Dr. Felix Mutter
Felix Mutter works as a Senior Manager in Deloitte‘s Sports Business Group in Düsseldorf. His specific project experience covers strategic and finance related services as well as M&A / transactions services for various sports business clients.
Marcus Naumann, 32, is Partner and Strategy Director of the management consultancy child in Frankfurt am Main and responsible for the content management of all clients.
Senior Director Digital Strategy, adidas
Managing Director Zilect UG
Alexander Otto has been communicating on a professional level for quite some time - as an editor, PR manager or blog author for gastronomic, medical and digital topics. As a literary and media scholar, he is already unable not to communicate.
Dr. Oliver Pabst
Dr. Oliver Pabst has been CEO of the Mammut Sports Group since September 2016.
Philip Papendieck is Co-Founder and Managing Director of INTERMATE Media GmbH and Co-Founder TRUEMATES GmbH. As a pioneer in the field of influencer marketing, he started INTERMATE, initially as an agency for instagram campaigns, and within a very short time built up one of the leading German agencies for influencer marketing.
Benjamin is a SportsTech expert who is providing the world with data & insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem. He has been working as a Management Consultant and Strategy Expert for large corporations before joining the startup community in various positions.
Pepper The Robot
Launched in Japan in June 2014, Pepper is the world's first social humanoid robot with an emotion engine, which enables him to recognize faces and basic human emotions. At 120cm tall, Pepper is optimized for human interaction and is able to engage with people through conversation and his touch screen.
Dr. Teo Pham
Founder - Digital IQ
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.
Alissia Quaintance is a specialist for emerging technologies and effective team collaboration. At IQ Gemini she structures and facilitates creative workshops for corporate teams aimed at identifying and removing roadblocks to innovation.
Hannes Rambold is spokesman of the board of MobiMedia AG. MobiMedia AG has been a leading provider of order management solutions for the sports, footwear and fashion industries for over 30 years.
In May 2016, Tim Reichert became Head of Esports at FC Schalke 04, where he successfully assumed responsibility for setting up and integrating an e-sports department into the structures of the traditional football club.
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.
Philipp was an unsuccessful gym goer and decided to found eGym in 2010 with the vision to make the gym work for everyone. Prior, he studied Business and Technology Management at Columbia University in New York, LMU Munich, TU Munich and Aarhus University.
Thomas H. Rudy
Thomas H. Rudy is the Co-Founder of WhiteRock, a global advisory firm working on M&A transactions and capital raises in the sports & entertainment sectors. He plays a key role across both sports team and sports-related business deals.
Jonas „vel“ Schaffrick
Jonas "vel" Schaffrick is the owner of Team FireWall GbR and a Rocket League professional from the very beginning.
In the German Rocket League scene he is known as: Commentator, Streamer/YouTuber and as a professional player.
Bastian Scherbeck has been working in the digital industry for 12 years. After a trainee and the subsequent establishment of the social media team at achtung!
Christian Schneidermeier (born 1969) is a qualified sports economist and since 2011 sole managing director of the German sporting goods manufacturer ORTOVOX, which specializes in alpine sports and is based in Taufkirchen near Munich. Growing up on Lake Tegernsee, his career in sales and marketing led him away from his hometown.
Benedikt Scholz has joined Borussia Dortmund on October 1, 2010 to work in Sales and Marketing. As Department Head of “International | Commercial & New Business” the 35-year-old is responsible for the international strategy and business development and plays a key role in the development of commercial projects at BVB.
Mareike Scholze is editor-in-chief of iXtenso.com, magazine for retailers and the print magazine retail trends.
Since 2008 she has been focussing on topics affecting the retail sector.
Ashley Gill - Senior Manager of Industry Integrity - Textile Exchange
Chad Altbaier - VP Outdoor - Downlite
Chris Enlow - Corporate Responsibility Director - KEEN
CEO, The Sustainable Fashion Academy and Chair, The Global Leadership Award In Sustainable Apparel (GLASA)
Dennis Schröder has been the managing director of 11teamsports since 2017. At the online retailer for football and team sports, he is responsible for the entire area of sales and marketing. Before moving to the team sports specialist, Schröder had been working for the soccer division for over ten years.
Matthias Schulte: CEO bei Tradebyte seit 2010, 44 Jahre, aus Stuttgart und Gründer von EVITA, einer exklusiven Marke für handgefertigte Damenschuhe
Schwab, born 1971, studied media and law in Hanover. Since September 2016, he has headed the Plan.Net Group as Managing Director and Partner. Schwab not only has many years of experience in the agency industry, but also in strategy consulting and in the field of digital transformation.
John is a digital business engineering veteran. Having worked in the fashion and sports industry for 20+ years with Amer sports (Salomon, Arc'teryx, Peak Performance, Atomic, Wilson), Ecco and with Attune as ERP/SAP consultant.
International textile trend consultant, Louisa Smith, forecasts up to three years in advance in all sectors of the textile chain, from fibre through to final garment. Louisa’s vision and research, monitoring textile developments through to global affairs has a bearing on delivering the right information for final applications.
Jacqueline has made a career out of her hobby, sport. Whilst she may not be on the tennis court anymore, her professional career has taken her to some of the greatest events and sports companies in the world.
After a brief trip into the agency world, Nathalie soon immersed herself in the founders’ scene to live her passion for fast-paced environments and strategy in unfamiliar terrain by working for startups both in the U.S. and Germany.
Raised in the Alps and obsessed with programming since his teenage years, Jonas loves the outdoors. 2010 he teamed up with friends and founded komoot. To date komoot is europe's biggest outdoor platform, continuously inspiring over 6 million users to explore more. With a background in computer science, sociology and management consulting,
Ole is an e-commerce expert and, with the excentos he founded, is driving the digital sales and customer service of the future. The industrial engineer
has made excentos a market leader for intelligent online product consulting
Catharina Tiede, Head of Partner Management Consumer Goods, has been with Wirecard, the world’s leading innovation driver for digital financial technology, since August 2015.
He was once called "digital Michael Schumacher" by the Bild - one of the biggest newspapers in Germany. Niklas Timmermann is a former Need for Speed world- and euro champion and has been working for over 15 years in esports.
Michael Unmüßig, Chief Marketing Officer, SES-imagotag (born 1971) is an award-winning accomplished entrepreneur. At the age of 18, he founded his first company and developed it into one of the leading European manufacturers of printer accessories with over 160 employees.
Sebastiaan van de Loo
Sebastiaan van de Loo has worked in various roles as licensing manager, head of design and VP sales for brands and textile manufacturers in Europe and the US.
His result driven attitude propelled him to start for himself in 2010, establishing himself firmly as an Ambassador & Business Developer within the Industry.
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.
Mr. Ranil Vitarana is the group Chief Innovation Officer of MAS Holdings. As CIO of the group, he is responsible of MAS' Innovation and Technology strategy and leads diversification of MAS into new adjacencies.
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 digitale-notizen.de and under @dvg on Twitter.
Svenja Walter has been blogging for eleven years - with up to 250,000 readers a month. As a digital storyteller and consultant, she shows companies how they can use the Internet to build traffic, communities and revenue. Svenja's focus is on modern narration in the following areas
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.
Wu Bin is the chief writer of the China Ski Industry White Book, the CEO of Carving Ski Group, the Vice Chairman of the Beijing Ski Association, a specially invited lecturer at the Beijing Sport University, Heilongjiang Ice and Snow Vocational Technology College and Sportbank Business School, and chief editor of the annual report on the developm
From the start Conrad Ziesch is in charge of ALBA BERLIN’s unique China program, that was awarded by the EuroLeague with the Devotion Marketing Award in Gold.