München, 18.01.2010

DLD Conference presents programme entitled “Map Your Future“

A host of CEOs and company founders, scientists, artists and two Nobel Peace Prize winners will be discussing digital issues of the future in Munich

Hubert Burda Media's DLD (Digital Life Design) Conference will be taking place for the sixth time in Munich from 24 to 26 January. Over a hundred entrepreneurs, intellectuals and creatives will be taking an active part in conversations about future issues. Just under two thirds of the 800-plus guests will be travelling from abroad. Once again the three-day conference will finish off with the Burda DLD Nightcap as part of the World Economic Forum in Davos. The DLD schedule is accessible via this link: www.dld-conference.com/schedule10.php, the DLD Conference can also be followed via a number of mobile phone and online channels (see below).

This year's motto is "Map Your Future". The aim is to cast a new look at markets and society after two years of the crisis. The DLD will be taking on core issues relating to digitalization: how digitality is radically changing markets, what impact it has on society and people. Key topics include what new successful content business models look like, how search engines, social networks and real-time communication affect marketing and corporate strategies, and where investors see market opportunities and risks. In addition DLD will be presenting visions and innovations in climate protection and debating the social commitment of corporations and the new image of women in business and society. On top of that the conference will establish a discourse between art and science with regard to these developments.

A highlight on Sunday afternoon will be the the Aenne Burda Award ceremony, which honours a creative and successful businesswoman every year. Hubert Burda presents this award in memoriam of his mother. He is chairing the conference together with the Israeli investor Yossi Vardi. The founders and organisers of the DLD Conference are Steffi Czerny and Marcel Reichart, Directors of DLD Media & Ventures at Hubert Burda Media. More than 15 globally operating companies are associates of the DLD, including Mercedes Benz, Deutsche Post DHL, HP, Tomorrow Focus and Xing. On Tuesday afternoon the Burda Digital Systems' partner conference TES (Technology Enables Success) will be held for the second time.

A social highlight will be the DLD StarNight on Monday evening in Haus der Kunst/P1, at which some 1,000 guests are expected. The star guest is chart-breaker Cheryl Cole, who will be performing songs from her new album "3 Words" at her first appearance in Germany. Last year's live-act at the DLD StarNight was Lady Gaga. The DLD StarNight’s associates are Glam Media, YAHOO! and UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP.

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Extract from the speakers list:

Martti Ahtisaari (Nobel Peace Prize winner), Frank Appel (CEO Deutsche Post DHL), Samir Arora (founder and CEO Glam Media), Matthew Bishop (author and journalist with The Economist), Nikolaus von Bomhard (CEO Munich RE), David Drummond (CLO Google), Trevor Edwards (VP Nike), Helen Fisher (anthropologist, Rutgers University), Tom Glocer (CEO Thomson Reuters), Stephan Groß-Selbeck (CEO Xing), Reid Hoffman (founder and CEO LinkedIn), Jeff Jarvis (researcher into journalism), Paul-Bernhard Kallen (CEO Hubert Burda Media), Jason Kilar (founder and CEO Hulu), David Kirkpatrick (author and journalist with Fortune), Michael Mendenhall (CMO HP), Owen van Natta (CEO MySpace), Hans Ulrich Obrist (curator Serpentine Gallery), Tero Ojanpera (VP Nokia), Philippe Parreno (video artist), Bertrand Piccard (Solar Impulse), David de Rothschild (Plastiki), Dimitar Sasselov (Harvard Lab for Astrophysics), Frank Schätzing (writer), Frank Schirrmacher (co-editor FAZ), Christoph Schlingensief (director and artist), Werner Vogels (CTO Amazon), Jimmy Wales (founder and CEO Wikipedia), Muhammad Yunus (Nobel Peace Prize winner), Qui Zhijie (China Academy of Art), Randi Zuckerberg (Facebook).

The DLD Conference on the Internet

Homepage: http://www.dld-conference.com/
Video portal: http://video.dld-conference.com
Mobile video portal: http://m.dld-conference.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/DLDConference
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DLDConference
i-Phone app: http://itunes.apple.com/de/app/dld/id347638442?mt=8