September 22 & 23, 2016 – Reeperbahn, Hamburg

NEXT is the event for those who actively participate in shaping the digital transformation. Together with 1.500 digital minds from all around the world we will dive deeply into the world of tomorrow’s customers, business models and strategies. In the past 10 years we created an environment that provides contrasting points of views, countless inspiration and exclusive entertainment. In the vibrant surrounding of the Reeperbahn Festival, NEXT has become the digital and pop culture must-attend event of the year!


  • Morten Lund

    Serial entrepreneur

    Morten Lund has founded and invested in over 110 tech start-ups including onlyXO, Capital Aid, AirHelp and Tradeshift.

  • Thomas de Maizière

    Federal Ministry of the Interior

    He is a German politician (CDU) who has served as the Federal Minister of the Interior since 17 December 2013.

  • Brad Templeton

    Director, Singularity University

    The director at Singularity University has an expertise in futuristic mobility solutions.

  • Cory Doctorow

    Author, craphound.com

    Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger.

  • Anab Jain

    Founder & Director, Superflux

    Anab Jain provokes new future-facing ideas in design and tech innovation.

  • Bruce Sterling

    Author & Journalist, Freelance

    The Austin-born science fiction writer, Internet critic and journalist blogs at Beyond the Beyond by Wired Magazine.

  • Robert Scoble

    Startup Liaison Officer, Rackspace

    Tech evangelist Scobleizer puts new gadgets in the right context.

  • Harper Reed

    CEO, Modest

    Tech wizard, e-commerce expert and Obama's former CTO.

  • A. Deschamps-Sonsino

    Director, Designswarm / Good Night Lamp

    The interaction and product designer is one of the thought leaders in IoT.

  • Caroline Drucker

    Head of Strategic Partnerships, Instagram

    Vice, SoundCloud, Etsy, and now Instagram - the NEXT regular knows her stuff.

  • Werner Vogels

    VP & CTO, Amazon

    Vogels is Vice President & CTO at Amazon.com and responsible for driving the company's technology vision.

  • Tim Ferriss

    Author, Four hour work week

    Ferriss is an American bestseller author, entrepreneur and angel investor.

The most exciting digital conference in Europe.

–  Business Punk


  • ,,One of the most important conferences for the internet economy in this country."

    – Süddeutsche Zeitung

  • ,,NEXT is for the European internet industry what SXSW is for the world."


  • ,,One of the world’s top conferences for tech passionates."

    – Robert Scoble, Scobleizer


With more than 30,000 visitors each year, the Reeperbahn Festival is among the most important meeting points of the European music scene, and takes place this year from 21rd to 24th September. The partnership between NEXT and the Reeperbahn Festival is making Hamburg the stage for a unique type of festival in Europe: one which blends a passion for creativity and digital, as well as for business and entertainment.

With your NEXT Ticket you get priority access to the public programme (concerts, showcases, literature, film, etc. – subject to capacity). You can also visit the conference programme of the Reeperbahn Festival and use the local public transportation (HVV) for free.