Super Early Bird Rabatt

25+

Speaker

3

Stages

200

Participants

Fascinating VisionTalks &

mindblowing technologies

You get the combined knowledge of the best thought leaders in the world. You'll get the most accurate and spot-on forecast for the next ten years, because you'll get first-hand research results and hear about those projects that are actually being worked on right now.

 

What role will people have in ten years' time as managers, employees, customers, business partners, experts, friends and lovers?

 

What will we experts measure ourselves by when computers increasingly give better answers than we do?

With us you will meet for example...

DR. ERIC BROWN Director Watson Algorithms | IBM

… the father of the world's most famous AI computer predicts the development of artificial intelligence and gives "parenting tips" for AI.
 
DR. SIMON KOS | Chief Medical Officer | Microsoft
 
… predicts medical food, fewer diseases and the leap in life expectancy over the next 10 years.

DR. CHUCK JORGENSEN | Chief Scientist | NASA 

… plans the technology roadmap of the world's most powerful technology institution.

DIRK AHLBORN CEO Hyperloop

… is turning Elon Musk's idea into reality, that in the future people will travel as pneumatic tube mail at airplane speed.

JOE KOWALSKY Director & CIO Cryonics Institute

 … freezes people when they die in order to wake them up in the future when there is a treatment for the disease they died of.

DR. MATTHIAS CHRISTEN CEO | Gigabases

…  was the first scientist to "play creator" and create a completely new species of living being on the computer and bring it to life.
 

DR. RANDAL KOENE Chief Scientist | Kernel

… is conducting multi-million-dollar research on the brain-computer interface and predicts brain upload in 2045.
ALIYA PROKOFYEVA | Founder | Galaktika
 
... is working on the prototype of a gigantic space station for 10,000 people with workplaces, research facilities, living areas, schools, leisure facilities.

PROF. MEI ZHAORONG | Ambassador | VR China

… forecasts China's future role as a world leader in economics and technology.

THOMAS TUCHEL | Football trainer | Chelsea FC

 … explains how modern leaders manage to teach their employees to forget: LEARN TO UNLEARN as the most important future competence!

KELL RYAN | Co-Founder | RyanAir

… explains the innovation strategy he used to attack the top dogs in the distributed aviation market and what other innovators need to learn from it.

PROF. TERRY WINOGRAD | Creator Design Thinking | Stanford University

… the founder of the famous d-school at Stanford invented the most famous innovation method in the world: Design Thinking.
PROF. JUN WANG | CEO | BGI, iCarbonX
 
... heads the world's largest genetics institute and predicts a "genome-based lifestyle" with gene repair, wish babies and adaptive nutrition.

STEPHEN ATTENBOROUGH | Europa-Chef| Virgin Galactic

… the europe head of Richard Branson's "most ambitious venture" describes the New Space Race to the first commercial SpaceLine and tourist flights into space.

PAUL VAN DYK | DJ, Worldstar

 … explains the mindset of future generations and the future of education.

Speakers Highlights 2021

You will have the opportunity to interact live with speakers and attendees, giving you access to an international network of strategy and innovation leaders.


TAN LE (tbc)

Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors & Founder, IOTA

  • … is one of the most impressive inventor personalities in the world. As a child she had to flee from her home country Vietnam, was crowned "Women of the Year" in Australia and founded her company "Emotiv" in San Francisco. Back in 2011, she received the 2b AHEAD Innovators Award and shocked the participants of the Future Congress when she demonstrated during the award ceremony how easily any human being can begin to control a computer with their thoughts alone within five minutes.

GEORGE HUANG (tbc)

President International Business; Sensetime 

  • is one of five companies commissioned by the Chinese government to develop China into the world leader in AI by 2030. At the Future Congress, he predicts in which industries, what upheavals lie ahead and what impact Chinese developments will have for Europe.

KARL TUYLS (tbc)

Google DeepMind (UK),

  • … is one of the first soccer teams in the world to use Deepmind's self-learning AI in training Liverpool FC. Based on pattern recognition, image analysis and game theory, the AI model predicts the effectiveness of a lineup or the behavior of individual players in certain situations. How does the defensive chain move when a deep pass is made, how when a long ball is played to the right? Which player scores how often in a penalty shootout and where does he aim? What will the AI arms race of soccer clubs look like? And what does this mean for coaching and leadership in other industries?

ANOUK WIPPRECHT

Designer, Fashion Tech | NL

 

  • ... designs and 3D prints clothes that interact with the body and brainwaves of their wearer.

HEINRICH HORA (tbc)

Prof. emer. University of New South Wales, Founder HB11 Energy

  • is a pioneer in fusion research. Throughout his life, the emeritus and multiple award-winning Prof. of the University of New South Wales has been working on laser-based nuclear fusion. In 2017, at the age of 86, he founded the start-up "HB11 Energy," which, with the help of well-known investors, aims to bring the fusion of hydrogen and boron atoms to the world using a petawatt laser.

BERNA BRANDSAETER

Country Business Development Manager; IKEA | NOR 

  • ... wants to harness the potential of digitization for sustainable growth to enable people to live better at home.

CRAIG DAVIS

Director of Business Development, IMPOSSIBLE Foods | US


  • ... will debate his forecast of food, trade, and nutrition up to the year 2031 with you and us at the Future Congress.

DAVID ISHEE

biohacker, DIY genetic engineer | US

 

  • ... uses CRISPR genetic scissors to endow his dogs with supernatural abilities. And himself?

SABINA JESCHKE

Digital Executive, Deutsche Bahn | DE

 

  • ... talks about artificial intelligence and high-tech developments.

HANNES SCHWADERER

Managing Director Intel Deutschland GmbH/Initiative 21| DE 

  • ... has been one of the frontrunners of digitalization in German companies for many years.

PETE SCHADBOLT

Strategy Manager at PsiQuantum | US

 

  • ... relocated from the UK to Silicon Valley with his entire start-up team after they became dissatisfied with the UK government's technology funding. In Palo Alto, they became the best funded quantum computing start-up in the world with $215M.

ASTRID STANGE (tbc)

Stanford University

  • … has launched the first Digital HealthCare Platform of an international insurance company together with Microsoft. Today, the platform guides and accompanies healthcare customers through all phases of their customer journey. Later, the platform will be open to all providers and healthcare customers around the world. In their talk at the Future Congress, futurologist Sven Gabor Janszky and the AXA CEO predict how healthcare systems will then change worldwide.

FRANCIS R. WILLETT (tbc)

Stanford University

  • … has already implanted implants in the brains of his patients. They are the size of small tablets and make it possible to write on a computer by thought. The exciting thing is that writing in this way takes no longer than if you had typed the same text on your cell phone. Today, mind you! But what will happen in ten years?

JUDITH WIESE (tbc)

Executive Director, Siemens

  • ... brings transformation to one of the largest companies in Germany and Europe

MATIAS MUCHNICK (tbc)

Entrepreneur, DearMoon

  • ... specializes in the artificial production of milk, ice cream & co. and will discuss the coming food market of the future at the Future Congress.

ANDREW OCHOA

CEO, WAVERLYLABS | US


  • has been commissioned by the Chinese government as one of five companies to develop China into the world leader in AI by 2030. At the Future Congress, he predicts in which industries, what upheavals lie ahead and what impact Chinese developments will have for Europe.

EVA KAILI

MEP / chairman of the committee for "Future of Science & Technology" | GRC

 

  • … is Chair of the Future of Science & Technology Committee and describes how Europe can regain its strength in global competition with China and the US over the next decade.

SVEN GABOR JANSZKY 

Futurologist, Chairman, 2b AHEAD ThinkTank| GER

  • … shapes the future business models and strategy roadmaps for the German economy with his books and future studies like no other.

DENIS REBRIKOV

R&D Vice Rector, Head of Genome Editing Lab, Pirogov Medical University | RUS

 

  • ...you probably already know him, as you may have read his name in the newspaper. That's because he went through the international press when he announced that he wanted to be the second scientist in the world, after China's He Jiankui, to bring genetically modified babies into the world. But while He Jiankui is in Chinese jail for his experiment, Denis Rebrikov will be at the Future Congress in Munich. Don't miss the chance to discuss live and in person with the world's best-known and most controversial pioneer of a technology that holds countless great opportunities and just as many ethical questions for the future of humanity.

VIRGINIA SAN FRATELLO (tbc)

Co-Founder, FORUST

  • ... has broken down the last wall of 3D printing. Not long ago, wood was considered one of the few materials that didn't seem printable. But then came FORUST.

YUSAKU MAEZAWA (tbc)

Entrepreneur, DearMoon

  • ... will launch the first civilian flight to the moon in 2023 with eight volunteers from around the world.

YANNICK FIERLING

CEO at Haier Europe| FRA

 

  • ... talks about Rendanheyi model, which has increasingly highlighted its value under these changing times. Especially during the Covid-19 period, many scholars and companies around the world have highly praised the Rendanheyi model. 

STEVE GU

Co-Founder & CEO at AiFi | US

  • ... is doing away with cash registers and staff in brick-and-mortar retail with his start-up. With his unmanned stores and gas stations, a new era of retail is now beginning worldwide.

MICHAEL LEVIN

Director of Tufts University - Allen Discovery Center | US

 

  • ... has created Xenobots 2.0. Using frog cells, his team is assembling "living robots" as reconfigurable organisms that have never existed before. The millimeter-sized xenobots can move toward targets, encircle them, and heal themselves. One day, such customized beings will be able to detect radioactive contamination, pick up microplastics, or scrape away deposits in human arteries.

CHRISTIANE WOOPEN

Executive Director ceres, Medical Ethicist| DE 

  • ... is the head of the EU Ethics Commission and discusses with futurologist Sven Gabor Janszky the future image of a European ethics and humanity.

NIKOS LOGOTHETIS (tbc)

Co-Director, International Center for Primate Brain Research Shanghai (former Director Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics)

  • … has been considered a Nobel Prize candidate for several years. As one of Germany‘s best brain researchers, he headed the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen. But after a dispute with animal rights activists in which he lacked the support of politicians and science officials, he moved to Shanghai to continue his research.  

FLORIAN SOLZBACHER (tbc)

Co-Founder, Blackrock Neurotech, University of Utah

  • is already further along than Elon Musk's "Neuralink" with his StartUp "Blackrock Neurotech". Instead of animal testing, Blockrock already has its BCI brain implant inside 28 human heads. In the future, BCIs could become as common as pacemakers are today.

HEIKE FREUND (tbc)

COO, Marvel Fusion

  • … follows the same path and goal as fusion pioneer Heinz Hora. Her Start-up Marvel Fusion is building the first laser-based fusion reactor just outside Munich.

LUKASZ GADOWSKI (tbc)

COO, Marvel Fusion

  • ... is one of Germany's best-known founders and winner of the special prize at the German Start-up Award. He founded Spreadshirt, StudiVZ, Delivery Hero and invested in quite a few other Start-ups from the car sharing provider "Miles" to the air cab developer "Volocopter". As of this year, he sits on the supervisory board of HB11 Energy.

MICHAEL BREHM

Managing Director at StudiVZ; Investor | DE

  • ... built up the social network StudiVZ as CEO and invested in Kreditech, Brands4friends and Lieferando. In 2017, he launched the Berlin-based company i2x, which trains sales and service staff with the help of artificial intelligence and aims to improve customer communication.

Take your chance to be there!

What can you expect

at the 2b AHEAD Future Congress?

Panel discussions in ThinkTank format. Speakers and participants will once again meet at eye level in 2021. No frontal sound reinforcement, no power point battles, no product and company presentations! The speakers speak freely, precisely and pointedly, are argumentative and willing to discuss.

 

Let yourself be fascinated by keynotes and mindblowing technologies in the VisionTalks.

The Highlights

Internationally renowned

Speakers

Impulses for innovative

companies

Exciting Insights from the world

of the future

Interaction at

eye level

Exclusive exchange with

experts

Networking at

decision-maker level

Your ticket options

        VIP TICKET

3.890 EUR
plus VAT.
  • Access to all keynotes and panels
  • Conference documents
  • Catering
  • Participation in the award evening with catering
  • 1 overnight stay in a 5-star congress hotel
  • Access to the video documentation of all speeches afterwards
  • Personal Network Assistance

THINKTANK TICKET

2.990 EUR
plus VAT.
  • Access to all keynotes and panels
  • Conference documents
  • Catering
  • Participation in the award evening with catering
  • 1 overnight stay in a 4-star congress hotel
  • Access to the video documentation of all speeches afterwards

LIVE STREAMING TICKET

490 EUR
plus VAT.
  • Live streaming access to all keynotes and panels
  • Live interaction with booked speakers
  • Conference documents as PDF

What our participants say

"It was again an all-around successful 2b AHEAD Future Congress: great program - inspiring presentations - interesting discussions - top organization. I was very happy to attend and will be back again."
"I was blown away by the energy in the room at the 2b AHEAD Future Congress and the breadth of topics being worked on to solve challenges of this world and our future as humanity."
"After these two days of Future Congress, you perceive the world with a broader view and the resistances in your own company no longer seem insurmountable."
"What makes the 2b AHEAD Future Congress special is the opportunity to experience firsthand the direction we are moving in as a society. The 2b AHEAD Future Congress is a must-attend event for anyone serious about our future."
"High praise for your event. That was a very professional realization although that was - I assume - also new territory for you. I found Dominik Schieler, the second speaker on the first day, and the American SciFi author who closed the event particularly exciting. But what I found best of all was your closing remarks. Respect. That had TV format."
"Thank you very much for this exciting future congress! Always a super platform to look far beyond one's own nose."
"The special thing about the 2b AHEAD Future Congress is that I get a lot of opinions and new impressions for an uncertain future in a short time. "
"I will recommend the 2b AHEAD ThinkTank's Future Congress to others because it has been consistently confirmed as the most interesting highlight of the year for me for many years. "
"Respect with which eloquence and energy Sven Gabor Janszky moderated the two days multilingual. "

Frequently asked questions

How do I receive my ticket?

After successful purchase, you will receive an e-ticket from us by e-mail. Please bring it to the event as a printout or in digital form (e.g. on your smartphone).

What if I can't attend?

If you cancel your participation up to 16 weeks before the start of the event, half of the participation fee will be charged. In case of no-show or cancellation less than 16 weeks before the event, the full participation fee will be charged. A transfer of the ticket to a substitute participant is possible at any time. In this case, please inform us of the name of the substitute participant. The organizer reserves the right to change the program due to current events.

How can I participate?

We will send you an e-mail in advance with all the necessary login data. This e-mail contains a personal access link. With this you can participate in the event with one click.

 

Where will the congress take place?

 

The 20th Future Congress will take place at BMW Welt Munich.

 

BMW World Munich

At the Olympic Park 1

80809 Munich