Speakers and contributors 2011-2018 (extract)

Business

  • Paul M. Achleitner, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank AG
  • Frank Appel, CEO, Deutsche Post DHL
  • Simone Bagel-Trah, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    • Thomas Buberl, CEO, AXA Group
    • Olaf Coenen, Vice President European Publishing, Electronic Arts
    • Marijn Dekkers, CEO, Bayer AG
    • Volkmar Denner, CEO, Robert Bosch GmbH
    • Yuval Dvir, Head of EMEA Online Partnerships, Google Cloud
    • Nick Earle, SVP Global Field Operations, Hyperloop One Inc.
    • Thomas Enders, CEO, EADS N.V. Netherlands
    • David Eyton, Head of Technology, BP p.l.c.
    • Tina Fordham, Managing Director, Citigroup & Chief Global Political Analyst
    • Heinrich Hiesinger, CEO, ThyssenKrupp AG
    • Timotheus Höttges, CEO, Deutsche Telekom AG
    • Stéphane Israël, Chairman and CEO, Arianespace SA
    • Joe Kaeser, CEO, Siemens AG
    • Alex Karp, CEO, Palantir Technologies
    • Jean Lemierre, Advisor to the Chairman, BNP Paribas
    • Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd.
    • Ingo Neubert, Member of the Board, ZAO Achimgaz
    • Stefan Oschmann, CEO, Merck KGaA
    • Paolo Poma, CFO, Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.
    • Thomas Rabe, CEO, Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
    • Ulf Schneider, CEO, Fresenius SE & Co.
    • Lars Rebien Soerensen, President & CEO, Novo Nordisk A/S
    • Carsten Spohr, CEO, Lufthansa AG
    • Johannes Teyssen, CEO, E.ON AG
    • Franck Tuil, Portfolio Manager, Elliott Advisors (UK) Ltd.
    • Philippe Varin, Chairman of the Board of Directors, AREVA SE
    • Dieter Zetsche, CEO, Daimler AG

Politics

  • Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister of Economics and Energy, Germany
  • Dora Bakoyannis, MP, former Secretary of State, Greece
  • Leszek Balcerowicz, former Minister of Finance, Poland, former President of the National Bank of Poland
  • Riccardo Barbieri Hermitte, Director Economic and Financial Analysis, Ministry of Economy and Finance
  • Elmar Brok, MEP, Speaker of the Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Udo Bullmann, MEP, Chairman of Socialist Group, European Parliament
  • Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Co-Chair, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance, European Parliament
  • Thomas de Maizière, Federal Minister of the Interior
  • John B. Emerson, US-Ambassador to Germany
  • Sally Gimson, Labour Party Councillor, London Borough of Camden
  • Joseph Krulic, Judge and Member of the Cour Nationale du Droit d‘Asile
  • David Lidington MP, Minister of State for Europe
  • Lord Peter Mandelson, First Secretary of State, Lord President of the Council
  • Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut, German Ambassador to France
  • Mario Monti, former Prime Minister of Italy, President of the Luigi Bocconi University
  • Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of Poland
  • Andrea Nahles, Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
  • Angelika Nußberger, Judge at the European Court of Human Rights
  • Günther Oettinger, EU-Commissioner
  • Dimitri Papadimitriou, Minister for the Economy, Hellenic Republic
  • Wolfgang Schäuble, Federal Minister of Finance
  • SHI, Mingde, Ambassador of the Peoples Republic of China
  • Olaf Scholz, Governor of the State of Hamburg
  • Reinhard Silberberg, Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union, Brussels
  • Mehmet Şimşek, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey
  • Engin Soysal, Undersecretary, Ministry for European Union Affairs, Turkey
  • Guy Verhofstadt, MdEP, Chairman of ALDE, Former Prime Minister of Belgium
  • Ursula von der Leyen, Federal Minister of Defence
  • Selim Yenel, Ambassador, Permanent Delegation of Turkey to the EU
  • Manfred Weber, MEP, Chair, Group of the European People's Party
  • Klaus Welle, Secretary General, European Parliament, Brussels
  • David Willets, MP, Minister of State for Europe, United Kingdom
  • Sir Sebastian Wood, H.M. Ambassador, United Kingdom

Federal Offices, State-Institutions, Society, Science and Academia, etc.

  • Dyab Abou Jahjah, Political Activist, Journalist and Writer, former Leader of the Arab European League
  • Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Conduct Authority, Bank of England
  • Don Brind, Journalist and Member of the Labour Movement for Europe
  • Paul Drechsler, President, Chamber of British Industry, and Chairman, Bibby Line Group
  • Giuseppe Farina, Secretary General, Federazione Italiana Metalmeccanici (FIM-CISL)
  • Dr. Georg Gänswein, Archbishop, Prefect of the Papal House
  • Pierre Gattaz, Président, MEDEF
  • José Luis Gómez, Director, Theater Abadía Madrid
  • Monika Harms, former Federal Attorney General
  • Christopher Hein, Speaker and Strategic Advisor to the Italian Refugee Council (CIR)
  • Jörg Hofmann, Chairman, Federal Trade Union of Metal Industry
  • Cecilie Hollberg, Director, Galleria dell’ Accademia, Florenz
  • Johannes Laitenberger, Director General, Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission
  • Maurizio Landini, Secretary General, Federazione Impiegati Operai Metallurgici (FIOM-CGIL)
  • Sabine Lautenschläger, Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank
  • Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, President, Goethe-Institute
  • Ludwig Leinhos, First Inspector, Cyber- und Information Space of the Bundeswehr
  • Dimitrios Mallios, Director of the Border Protection Division at the Hellenic Police Headquarter and Member of the Frontex Management Board
  • Julia Middleton, Founder and CEO, Common Purpose Charitable Trust European Reform
  • Xavier Niel, Founder and President of école 42
  • Danièle Nouy, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the SSM, ECB
  • Felix Pirson, Director, German Archaeological Institute (Istanbul)
  • José Ángel Sánchez, CEO, Real Madrid
  • Peter Schaar, Federal German Data Protection Commissioner
  • Sir John Scarlett, former Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service
  • Detlef Scheele, CEO, Federal Labour Office
  • Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Research
  • Jerzy Stępień, former President of the Polish Constitutional Court
  • Özgür Ünlühisarcıklı, Ankara Office Director, German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Michael Vassiliadis, Chairman, Federal Trade Union of Chemical Industry
  • François Villeroy de Galhau, Gouvernor, Banque de France
  • Andreas Voßkuhle, President, Federal Constitutional Court
  • Susanne Wasum-Rainer, German Ambassador to Italy/France
  • Michael Werz, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, Washington
  • Hans-Werner Wiermann, German Military Representative to the NATO and the EU
  • Peer Zumbansen, LL.M.(Harv.), Director, Transnational Law Institute, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London