Referenten

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.

Günter Althaus

Manager

ANWR-GROUP

Germany

Vanda Astfäller

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

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.

Christof Babinsky

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.

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.

Philipp Beck

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

Andreas Bersch

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

Srijanani Bhaskar

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.

Nicolas Boudot

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

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

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.

Alexander Cucurull

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.

Pascal Damm

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

Fermin Davies / SPORTMAS Barcelona

Jorge de Juan

Jorge de Juan is the Marketing and Sales Director of Gestoos

Peter Demopoulos

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.

Hans-Hermann Deters

anaging Director SPORT 2000

Klaus Dittrich

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. 

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.

Björn Endter

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

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.

José Gonçalves

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

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.

Jennifer Hader

Head of Central Division Human Resources, Messe München GmbH

Dr. Moritz Hagenmüller

Managing Director Strategy Consulting Austria, Switzerland, Germany & Russia

Peer Hartog

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

Michael Heina

Michael Heina, Head of Esports Europe, Nielsen Sports

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.

Stefan Herzog

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.

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.

Marian Homburger

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
 

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.

Heiko Johannisson

- 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

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 Klose

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.

Björn Kränke

Bjoern Kraenke works for 15 years in solution management as key account manager with focus on the interaction between business and customers. 

Moritz Kreppel

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 Krieglstein

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 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.

Moritz Kuhn

Head of Global Digital Sales

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.

Erik Lau

Influencer marketing expert at blogfoster GmbH - market leader for data-based influencer marketing. After his studies he worked in event and sport marketing agencies.

Niklaas Leniger

As Enterprise Relations Manager, Niklaas is already an integral part of the key account management at shopware AG.

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

Daniel Lin

20 years of industry experience of branding and supply chain management

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.

Laura Lutz

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).

Sandra Mastropietro

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

Instagram: running.sandra (22,6k)
Facebook: sandra.mastropietro.running.training

Manfred Meindl

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

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.

Melanie Mohr

CEO of the WOM Protocol

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.

Thorsten Mühl

Director Digital Marketing & CRM bei The Walt Disney Company

Ryan Mullins

Director Digital Marketing & CRM

Marcus Naumann

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.

Tareq Nazlawy

Senior Director Digital Strategy, adidas

Johannes Nölscher

Managing Director Zilect UG

Alexander Otto

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.

Benjamin Penkert

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.

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

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.

Tim Reichert

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

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 Roesch-Schlanderer

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.

Bastian Scherbeck

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!

Benedikt Scholz

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

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.

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

Klaus Schwab

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 Scully

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.

Jacqueline Smith-Dubendorfer

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.

Nathalie Sonne

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.

Jonas Spengler

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 Tangermann

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

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.

Niklas Timmermann

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

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

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.

Ranil Vitarana

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

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

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.

Benny Wu

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

Conrad Ziesch

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.