General Information

  • WIFI at NEXT22

    Wifi Name: NEXT22
    Password: nexthamburg 

    Network name and password are identical for every NEXT22 venue.

  • REGISTRATION - How to pick up your badge and wristband

    To ensure access to the sessions, you will need to exchange your digital ticket (see link above) for a badge and a wristband.


    Thursday, September 22
    7:30 am – 3:00 pm at Schmidts Tivoli, Spielbudenplatz 27/28, 20359 Hamburg
    2:00 pm – 9:00 pm at GAGA, Spielbudenplatz 21/22, 20359 Hamburg

    Friday, September 23
    8:30 am – 3:00 pm at Schmidts Tivoli, Spielbudenplatz 27/28, 20359 Hamburg
    2:00 pm – 6:00 pm at GAGA, Spielbudenplatz 21/22, 20359 Hamburg

  • COAT CHECK - Where to store your jacket and suitcase

    Just arrived and it’s too early to check-in to your hotel room? Or it’s typical Hamburger Schietwedder and it’s raining cats and dogs? Don’t worry! We have a solution :) NEXT provides a coat check for your jackets and even suitcases. Please note: As space is limited, please, bring as little as possible.


    Thursday, September 21
    7:30 am – 3:00 pm at Schmidts Tivoli, Spielbudenplatz 27/28, 20359 Hamburg
    10:00 am – 12:00 am at GAGA, Spielbudenplatz 21/22, 20359 Hamburg

    Friday, September 22
    08:30 am – 03:00 pm at Schmidts Tivoli, Spielbudenplatz 27/28, 20359 Hamburg
    10:00 am – 07:00 pm at GAGA, Spielbudenplatz 21/22, 20359 Hamburg

    Coat Check Transition: from Tivoli to GAGA
    For your convenience, all items you checked in at the Tivoli but didn’t have the chance to pick up on your way out will be automatically brought over to the GAGA (just a few steps away next door) from 3:30 pm on. The coat check number you have will remain the same. 

    Items Left Behind
    Please be sure to pick up your belongings during the above coat check hours at the GAGA. NEXT Conference is not responsible for any loss or late pickup. Items left in the the coat check after hours or conference end times must be coordinated directly with the venue and not NEXT Conference.

    Leave your suits at home, please:) Here at NEXT Conference, we all feel more comfortable wearing casual clothing. With the Reeperbahn Festival all around us, think festival mode when packing your bag.

  • SCHEDULE – Keep track of our programme

    Want an idea of who is speaking when and on what topic? The programme for this year’s NEXT Conference is available on our website. 

    NEXT Conference (Thursday / Friday)
    The Main Stage line up includes fantastic international experts such as independent analyst Benedict Evans, trends researcher David Mattin, author Kübra Gümüsay, design leader Nick Law, security expert Mikko Hypponen and many more. The morning programme will be held at Schmidts Tivoli (Thursday/Friday). In the afternoon, we’ll spread out to our satellite venues nearby.

    Creativity meets Technology (Thursday only)
    On our Creative Tech Stage, you’ll experience a mind-blowing mix of digital experts and creative minds. The programme was curated in collaboration with the Reeperbahn Festival. International artists and practitioners will share about tools and communities that are making today’s ideas become tomorrow’s realities.

  • LOCATIONS – Where it all happens

    NEXT22 offers an exciting and colourful mix of venues. From Schmidts Tivoli, our conference mainstage – an iconic Wilhelmine theatre with a long tradition at the heart of St. Pauli – to the MS NEXT harbour boat. Most locations are within a 10-minute walk.

    Schmidts Tivoli – Main Stage
    GAGA – NEXT Networking & Sessions Hub
    Laserloft – NEXT Networking Hub, Working-Option, Sessions, LinkedIn Studio
    NOHO – Panel, Masterclass
    Schmidt Theater (only Thursday) – Creative Tech stage
    Washingtonbar – Workshop & Private Meeting Area
    MS NEXT – Landungsbrücke 6/7, Innenkante (Höhe Alter Elbtunnel) – Networking Boat Trip
    Baby Goat (only Friday) – Networking & Closing drinks

    Learn more about our venues

    Friday, September 23, 08:30 at Glanz & Gloria in Schmidts Tivoli

    How Did We Get Here – An Honest Breakfast Conversation (Please RSVP)

    Join Tanja Hilpert, Regional Vice President DACH at Zendesk, and Ina Feistritzer, Head of NEXT and Accenture Song Marketing Lead ASG, for an honest conversation on winding career paths, leadership and systems that can help pave you way. Please RSVP to join us at Schmidts Tivoli’s Glanz & Gloria Bar.



    Our partner MOIA is Hamburg‘s e-mobility ridesharing & shuttle service.
    Download the MOIA app and get your MOIA shuttle.

    Download the MOIA App

    Do you prefer to order a taxi via mobile app, download the Free Now app.

    Download the FreeNow App

    If you wish to call a taxi, dial
    +49 (0) 40 211 211

    Public transport
    U St. Pauli and S Reeperbahn are the stations near the NEXT22 venues.
    Public transport provider in Hamburg is the HVV.
    Your Reeperbahn Festival wristband includes public transport (HVV) to and from the festival.

    Download the HVV App

    Parking Garage Millerntor (Millerntorplatz 1, pay directly).
    Parking Garage Spielbudenplatz (pay directly).


    Coffee & Snacks
    Coffee and snacks will be served in the mornings at Schmidts Tivoli
    In the afternoon you can enjoy your coffee at the NEXT Networking Hub (Laserloft and GAGA). 

    Vegetarian lunch boxes will be provided on both days in the Schmidts Tivoli from 11:30am onwards. Alternatively one of the many food trucks at the Spielbudenplatz serve a variety of delicious food options.

    For dinner, we can recommend one of the many food trucks at Spielbudenplatz.
    On Thursday, September 22 from 6:00pm, we will also have Fingerfood available during our Networking Hours at GAGA. 


    NEXT Networking Aperitif & Fingerfood
    Thursday, September 22, 6:00 pm
    GAGA, Spielbudenplatz 21/22, 20359 Hamburg

    NEXT Networking Party
    Thursday, September 22, 8:00 pm
    GAGA, Spielbudenplatz 21/22, 20359 Hamburg

    NEXT Closing Drinks
    Friday, September 23, 6:00 pm
    BabyGoat – The Barn

    Networking Boat Trips
    Join us on Thursday and Friday aboard the ‘MS NEXT’ for a voyage of networking and drinks along the Elbe River and around Hamburg’s iconic harbour. Take a look at our schedule and save the boat cruises of your choice.

    Reeperbahn Festival
    The Reeperbahn Festival is the biggest club festival in Europe and the largest international platform for pop culture and the music industry. There will be concerts from emerging artists as well as diverse arts, film and creative programmes. Reeperbahn Festival 2022 will take place from September 21st -24th. 

    Check out the programme

    Reeperbahn Festival wristbands for concerts on Thursday and/or Friday will be handed out at the NEXT accreditation desks at Schmidts Tivoli and GAGA free of charge.
    Please download the Reeperbahn Festival app to get more information.

    Check out the app

  • FAQ - What else is important to know?

    Hygiene Rules
    Yes, unfortunately Covid is still present in our daily lives. Please be mindful of maintaining distance and hand hygiene. Wearing a mask is optional. If you forget your mask, we will be happy to provide you with one on site.

    As each of the clubs and venues involved in the NEXT22 has its own individual infrastructure, accessibility can be coordinated in consultation with the location managers. If you would like accessibility information in advance of your arrival, please do not hesitate to contact our team at [email protected].

    Global Climate Strike
    Please note that the Global Climate Strike will also happen in Hamburg on Friday, September 23rd, at noon. Expect inspiring young minds and traffic delays in the inner city.

    Further Questions?

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