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First speakers for 2019 confirmed!


As always in the month of May we are happy to announce the first speakers for Reeperbahn Festival 2019. A truly amazing line-up of speakers for this years conference is taking shape with: Klaus-Peter Schulenberg (CEO, CTS Eventim, DE), Cornelia Funke (Author, DE) and Matt Schwarz (COO & Managing Director, Live Nation GSA, DE). They represent two topic areas that will once again be at the core of our conference programme: Creative Tech and Live Entertainment.

This year we are expecting up to 5,000 delegates from more than 50 countries attending on behalf of 3,000 companies and organisations from the music industry and related creative sectors. The conference programme will include around 150 sessions, 50 showcases, 25 general meetings of organisations and 80 networking events and award shows. Come join us!



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Klaus-Peter Schulenberg

Klaus-Peter Schulenberg – or KPS for short – stands for one of the greatest success stories in the music industry. As early as the mid-90s, he focused on online ticketing, taking the concert business in Germany and subsequently Europe into a new era.

His company CTS Eventim today has a turnover of over one billion euro and shines with a stock market value of over four billion euro. This year, CTS Eventim is celebrating its 30th anniversary, while KPS is writing another important chapter in the company's history with launching the pan-European promoter network Eventim Live.

In a keynote interview, KPS explains what this is all about and how he sees the future of the industry in general. Carl Leighton-Pope, the British concert agent known not only for his quick-wittedness, will be leading the interview with him.


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Cornelia funke

With over 20 million books sold, Cornelia Funke is one of the most internationally successful children's and youth authors. Despite her success, she has always taken the creative adaptation of her books a step further. We remember her keynote speech at the Reeperbahn Festival 2013 when she presented her revolutionary mobile app "MirrorWorld".

Funke's affinity for digital innovations is also reflected in her latest work "The Labyrinth of the Faun" - a collaborative work with star director and screenwriter Guillermo del Toro (known for "Hellboy", "Shape of Water"), based on the Oscar-winning masterpiece "Pans Labyrinth".

Immersive audio storytelling is at the centre of this current project, which she will present together with Eduardo García from German Wahnsinn, the sound specialist for innovative audio content, in the "Creative Technology" theme strand.




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Matt schwarz

In the highly dynamic markets of live entertainment and eCommerce, Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading player, with a strong presence in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the Central European market in recent years.

We are pleased to welcome Matt Schwarz, COO and Managing Director of Live Nation GSA, to Reeperbahn Festival 2019 to discuss the company's goals between artist development and data mining, international touring business and the development of the music ecosystem in general.


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Announcement: First music supervisors for the matchmaking

At the "Meet The Music Supervisors Matchmaking 2019“ the following fabulous music supervisors will take part among others in the event:

Find out more about the matchmaking here.



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Get your conference ticket for reeperbahn festival

The next Reeperbahn Festival will take place from 18 – 21 September 2019 in Hamburg, Germany. 
Conference Tickets for Reeperbahn Festival can be purchased online for €227.00 (+ VAT and sales fee) at the Summer Rate until 30 June.

You can look forward to four days full of fantastic programme! 
Choose unlimited from 1,000+ events in the categories of sessions, concerts and showcases, meetings, networking events and awards shows as well as film, art and word.



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Reeperbahn Festival Conference is organised by
Inferno Events GmbH & Co. KG
Neuer Pferdemarkt 1, 20359 Hamburg/Germany
www.reeperbahnfestival.com, contact@reeperbahnfestival.com
PhG: Inferno Events Verwaltungs GmbH,
Gf: Alexander Schulz, Detlef Schwarte, HRB: 78130


Photo 1, 4, 5: Lidija Delovska | Photo 2: CTS | Photo 2: Sascha Hilgers für DIE ZEIT |
Photo 3: Live Nation |

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