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Business journalist for 30 years, formerly at Handelsblatt (Head of Economic Policy Department), since editor at the Süddeutsche Zeitung in Munich since 1999. From 2007 to 2022 head of the economic editorial department. Numerous articles for magazines and books, participation in television and radio radio rounds, lectures, moderations.
Caspar Busse has worked and written for the Süddeutsche Zeitung since mid-2005, mainly on economic and media topics; he is deputy head of the economics editorial department. He studied economics at the LMU in Munich and attended the Georg von Holtzbrinck School for Business Journalists in Düsseldorf. Before joining SZ, he worked for Handelsblatt for more than ten years.
Bastian Brinkmann is deputy head of the business section of the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Born in 1988 in North Rhine-Westphalia, grew up near Berlin, with stations in Dublin and Brussels. Cologne School of Journalism. Studied economics and political science in Cologne and South Korea.
Wolfgang Krach, born in 1963, joined the "Süddeutsche Zeitung" from the news magazine "Der Spiegel" in 2003, as managing editor and head of the newsdesk. In 2007, Krach was appointed to the editorial board, initially as deputy editor-in-chief. He has been editor-in-chief of "Süddeutsche Zeitung" since April 1, 2015, together with Judith Wittwer since July 2020.
Born in Oberhausen in 1979, studied economics and politics in Cologne and Stockholm, at the same time attending the Cologne School of Journalism. 10 years as economics editor at the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung", then moved to the current position as deputy head of the economics department and head of the Frankfurt bureau. Since autumn 2022 she has been head of the SZ economics department.
Ulrich Schäfer is deputy editor-in-chief of the Süddeutsche Zeitung. After seven years at Der Spiegel, he began reporting from Berlin in 2003, initially as deputy head of the SZ parliamentary bureau. From 2007, he headed the business editorial department for nine years, the Munich, Region and Bavaria department for three years and built up the SZ's new newsdesk as head of news.
born in 1977, has been leading the editorial team of the Süddeutsche Zeitung together with Wolfgang Krach since summer 2020. Previously, she was business editor for Axel Springer's Handelszeitung in Zurich before returning to Tages-Anzeiger as head of news and CvD and joining the editorial team in 2016, then as editor-in-chief from 2018.
For more than 15 years, the SZ Wirtschaftsgipfel has been held at the legendary Hotel Adlon Kempinski – in the middle of Berlin, directly at the Brandenburg Gate, and just a few steps away from the government district. Our exclusive evening event “Night of the European Economy” also takes place centrally, at the Museum for Communication Berlin.
Networking at the highest level. In addition to the classic panels on the three conference days, our two evening events were unique and exclusive: The Night of European Economy and the Adlon Talk.
The Night of European Economy took place on Tuesday, November 14 at the Museum of Communication in Berlin. The dinner in the historic premises of the museum offered all guests the opportunity for a trustful exchange in an exclusive atmosphere. In 2022, we were pleased to welcome Annalena Baerbock as our guest of honor. The event was framed by a festive dinner speech by our foreign minister followed by an interview with the chief editor of the Süddeutsche Zeitung.
Our Adlon Talk on Wednesday, November 13 offered entertainment on the second day of the congress with Marc Beise, founder of SZ Wirtschaftsgipfel and his guests from culture, science, sports and society – in this year with Maria
Furtwängler. In a relaxed atmosphere, the evening offered a perfect opportunity for new contacts and inspiring conversations.
On our review page for 2022 you will find highlight impressions and the entire coverage of the Süddeutsche Zeitung from three days of congress and two evening events.
Every year, over 60 top executives from the worlds of business, politics, culture, science and sport take part in the panel discussion. Here you can find all the speakers who have spoken at Germany’s major business conference since 2007.