This is NEXT:

Shift your perspective on digital business with NEXT, Europe’s leading innovation conference that originated in 2006 as an intimate gathering of friends.

NEXT have created an interdisciplinary and internationally connected platform for people eager to change the world in the digital era. We take pride in connecting the unexpected, presenting insights from business and politics, science and art.

We aim to spark conversations that cross boundaries and bring participants together in a common search for answers to the most challenging questions that arise through digital change. NEXT gets discussions flowing on topics imperative for the future: How does innovation in the age of machines affect everyone? How do human behaviour and customer expectations change? And what does this mean for us, the drivers of digitalisation, and our companies?

While NEXT has evolved from a single event into series of conferences and events throughout the years, we make sure to always preserve the atmosphere of an intimate gathering of friends through a highly curated, “by invitation only” application process for attendees.

Our flagship event, the annual conference in Hamburg each September, unfolds at Hamburg’s iconic Schmidts Tivoli Theatre on the renowned Reeperbahn during the Reeperbahn Festival. The NEXT Conference is a full-day gathering of curious minds, digital-savvy decision-makers, marketers, strategists, innovators, thought leaders, creative thinkers and doers from across industries.

Among speakers we have welcomed over the years were Amy Webb, Azeem Azhar, Anab Jain, Andrew Keen, Bruce Sterling, George Dyson, Tim Leberecht, Tim Ferris, Harper Reed and many more.

NEXT is constantly expanding, hosting exciting events across the globe. To receive updates please sign up for our newsletter. Our conference page will give you an overview of all currently scheduled events and information on how to apply.

Thank you for your interest, we hope to see you soon!

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Shift your perspective on digital business at our global gatherings in Hamburg with innovators, digital leaders, and creatives from around the world.

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