The OWF Annual Conference from June 2nd to 4th in Bad Saarow

At the leading conference of the Eastern German economy, prominent figures from business, politics, science, and society converge. The central theme revolves around the opportunities and challenges of economic transformation against the backdrop of increasing pressure for change.

OWF24 – fast forward

Currently, economic transformation knows only one pace: fast forward. How can the expansion of renewable energies succeed at the required speed? How can mobility and logistics be sustainably organized, and how can manufacturers and suppliers adapt to technological upheaval? What potential does the rapid progress in artificial intelligence offer? What must companies, what must politics do to maintain international connectivity to technological development, expand or regain innovation advantages?

Under the motto “fast forward,” we will discuss these and other topics at the Eastern German Economic Forum 2024 in Bad Saarow. Eastern Germany is currently witnessing significant investments in large facilities and industrial settlements, whether in microelectronics, mobility, or the field of power generation and storage. The dynamics at the location are substantial. At the same time, questions arise about the societal consequences of transformation. How large and how fast can the change be for people to participate? These questions will also be discussed in June.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz will open the OWF24 on June 2 with a keynote. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sigfried Russwurm, President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and also President of the Germany – Land of Ideas association, will officially welcome you on behalf of the organizer. We look forward to many other speakers from business, science, and politics.

For its 9th annual conference, the Eastern German Economic Forum is expanding, moving the main stage to a larger venue in Bad Saarow: the Theater am See. Just a few steps from the Esplanade conference hotel, this year’s program will take place in front of the large plenum – now with increased capacity for participants. Alongside the established spaces in Esplanade and SeeBadSaarow, we now have the opportunity to provide you with a diverse program and even more space for exchange and conversations.

Featuring distinguished speakers, panel discussions, and networking opportunities, the OWF provides participants with the chance to actively engage in this crucial dialogue. In the coming weeks, you will find additional information on speakers, the conference program, partners, and the conference hotel ESPLANADE in Bad Saarow at this location.

We look forward to welcoming you at OWF2024 from June 2nd to 4th!

Deutschland – Land der Ideen

The Eastern German Economic Forum is a project of Germany – Land of Ideas. The initiative was founded in 2006 on the occasion of the World Cup by the German government and German industry, represented by the Federation of German Industries (BDI)..

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