bye-bye, narrow mind, 
hello big picture.


The new format hosted by the German Council of Shopping Places

We are still very deeply touched by what we all seem to have achieved together. We have crossed borders together and now stand together on the other side, healthy, inspired and motivated. You, who are still standing on the other side of the border: We will get you together next year for REBOOT 2021!


More than ever, everything stays different.

But how does it look like, this city of the future? What about retail, and which role will we play then? At REBOOT, you’ll negotiate the tomorrow, and the day after with initiators of the retail sector and different disciplines. Please join and think, talk and argue with us, We are looking forward to 2 days filled with a pioneering spirit, discourse and fresh ideas.

Use your REBOOT properly: at the end, you must decide which topic thrills you most and which workshop to attend.


10:00 - 10:20
Welcome & Moderation
10:20 - 11:20
The end of consumption
11:20 - 11:30
Presentation of the workshops
11:30 - 12:20
Start up Pitch
12:20 - 13:30
Stick & Picks Lunch
13:30 - 15:00
13:30 - 15:00
13:30 - 15:00
13:30 - 15:00
13:30 - 15:00
Meet the start ups
15:00 - 16:00
Networking Coffee
16:00 - 17:30
16:00 - 17:30
16:00 - 17:30
16:00 - 17:30
17:45 - 18:15
The sound of shopping and city life
19:00 - 20:00
European Trade Innovation Award: Start up
09:30 - 09:45
Welcome back
09:45 - 10:15
Tech for future
10:15 - 11:30
Vision 2020
11:30 - 12:15
Coffee break
12:15 - 13:00
Does everything really have to be digitized?
13:00 - 13:45
The retail year 2020 and why everything will be differently than expected.
Farewell snacks and bites

Will the front be the back tomorrow? That’s this REBOOT’s all-important question which needs one thing above everything else: a real 360° view. With this in mind, we have invited selected speakers who promise exciting impulses from very different angles. With one big advantage: they are not self-proclaimed future experts, but grown pragmatists. 

Every day, these experts take responsibility for small and big changes bringing our society forward. They translate their experience into business models of today and tomorrow. In other words: they make applicable suggestions. They’re one of us.


Dr. David Bosshart

For over 20 years, the head of the influential Swiss Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, has been tapping into new ideas on socially relevant topics. He passionately searches for the stories behind the stories and uses them to create high-quality scenarios for the future with his think tank. At REBOOT, he does what we invited him to do: Provoking professionally. His keynote topic is: 

The end of consumption.

Prof. Wolfgang Henseler

He is Professor of Digital Media at the Faculty of Design at Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences and Creative Managing Director at SENSORY-MINDS, a design studio for innovative technologies and smart media. Prof. Henseler coaches such renowned companies as Adidas, Apple, Google, Lufthansa and Mercedes-Benz with regard to the opportunities for companies, but also for society as a whole, arising from the changes in digitalization in the age of Industry 4.0. He leads the workshop "Digitize the future" at REBOOT.

Aya Jaff

The 24-year-old has been named Mrs. Code, is in the Forbes ranking 30 under the age of 30 and is co-founder of the digital consulting start-up Codesign Factory. She is the shooting star of the tech industry and wants to take away e.g. the fear of young people for programming. She is currently doing her double bachelor's degree in sinology and economics. The next start-up is already being planned. Her wake-up lecture title is: 

Tech for future

Bianca Praetorius

She is pitch coach, speaking coach and moderator. And she's there when it comes to the future of our planet. The world consists of Algorithms and Machine Learning, Collaborative Technologies, IoT and Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Decentralization of X and Blockchain.

She is co-founder of the innovation agency The Red Lab and produces the podcast „Morgen ist Zukunft“. And because that is not enough, she co-founded the parties "Democracy in Motion" and "Democracy in Europe" and stood as a candidate for the EU Parliament in 2019.

She says that the issue of digitization must go where our society is actually shaped: into politics. Her expertise and charm will guide you through REBOOT.

Theresa Schleicher

She is Managing Director of VORN Strategy Consulting. The company is the brand and management consultancy of the Hirschen Group, one of the largest agency groups in Germany with 800 employees. As a strategist and innovation consultant, she passionately develops innovative brand and business strategies. As a retail expert for the well known „Zukunftsinstitut“, she also advises leading retail companies. At REBOOT, she talks about it: 

The retail year 2020 and why everything is different than expected

Sarah Schlesinger

She is head of blackprint Booster, the tech hub of the German real estate industry. Together with her colleagues, she promotes digital business models, makes founders fit for the future and networks with and for them. In 2019 she was awarded the German Excellence Prize in the category "Manager & Macher" and the real estate manager selected her as one of the top 25 women in the real estate industry. Together with Bianca Praetorius, she will also present the European Innovation Prize for Retailing: Start-up at REBOOT.


Francisco J. Bähr

He is co-founder and managing partner of Four Parx GmbH and board member of the Logistics Real Estate Initiative (LOGIX). The business economist has been working in the logistics real estate market for over 23 years and develops logistics real estate and industrial parks. As an honorary advisory board to Joblinge GmbH, he supports young people in their search for a training place and he also supports the Deutsche Sporthilfe as curator. His subject:

Multi-storey logistics properties - Innovative overall concepts for the urban planning of the future

Sebastian Baumann

He is Managing Director of Stocksquare, a joint venture between OTTO and ECE. Under the Topic of Connected Commerce, a unique networking of stationary and online commerce is taking place. The business economist is familiar with the latest innovation frameworks from Stanford University and has developed numerous digital services for ECE's shopping centers, such as the Digital Mall. His subject: 

Keynote lecture: Connected Commerce - Milestone on the way to the Shopping Center 2025

Clara Becker

Together with fashion entrepreneur Marc Ramelow, she is the founder of Humino, an implementation consultancy for digital transformation. Her focus is the implementation of new business models and new working methods deriving from digitalization into the fashion industry. Clara Becker has been working in the marketing and e-commerce sector of the fashion industry for over 10 years now and therefore knows exactly what is relevant. Your subject: 

Keynote lecture: We love imperfect retail innovation - How we connect ideas with people and get them to act.

Julia Beumer
She discovered her passion for retail during her studies - a fascination shaping her career ever since: she implemented successful events of several brands as a marketing project manager in eCommerce; and as a development manager, she opened stores together with enthusiastic and motivated future retailers throughout France. In 2017 Julia joined DILAX where, as team lead Solution Sales, she works closely with customers in retail, from the shopping centre industry, city development and mobility to develop integrated solutions for measuring and evaluating data as a basis for the better shopping of tomorrow.
Cornelia Bredt

The marketing expert is Web-2.0-Afficionada and Marketing Director of Wien 3420 AG. She is right in the middle of one of the most exciting urban development projects in Europe: the Vienna Seestadt, which is currently being built on a greenfield site just outside Vienna. More than 20,000 people will live and work here by 2028. In her work, Cornelia Bredt is responsible for topics such as urban development, public-private partnerships, office locations, retail and cultural display of ground floor areas in multi-storey garages. Her topic for us:  

The Seestadt of Vienna - The Largest Urban Development Project in Europe

Dr.-Ing. Verena Brehm

She is a university lecturer and founding partner of CITYFÖRSTER architecture urbanism. She has worked for David Chipperfield Architects, Berlin, Henning Larsen Architects, Copenhagen, and Beyond Green Design, London. Her field of work is the urban transformation processes. She focuses here on projects to promote a socially and functionally mixed city, a sustainably mobile city and works on the subject of recycling management. Verena Brehm works at the interface of architecture and urban planning and she manages the office's research-based projects. Your subject: 

Making cities better - examples of successful urban utopias

Dr. Stefan Carsten

He is a futurologist and urban geographer whose work combines the themes of the future, the city and mobility. The future is perspective and method on the same time, to question and uncover contemporary urban, mobility and living environments. He develops innovative strategies and tactics for the cities, spaces, organizations and people of the future. His subject:

Future data and future mobilities

Katja Diehl

Based in Hamburg, Katja Diehl is a communications and business consultant specialized in new mobility, new work and diversity. In 2019 she was elected one of “100 female leaders of the mobility sector”. She’s a keynote speaker, event and workshop moderator and a host of the biweekly podcast #SheDrivesMobility. After a career as a journalist and spokesperson and with the expertise as a leader in companies of the logistics and mobility sector, Katja Diehl advises established companies and start-ups in brand communications and positioning. She’s at the lead of PR & Communications for door2door in Berlin, the market leader for ridepooling technologies.

Marie Claire Ernst

After her first retail experience at American Apparel, the graduate interior designer proved herself early and founded her own company selling furniture and interiors. She has been with the retail architecture firm Schwitzke since 2012 and, together with her team, has realised holistic retail and shopping centre concepts that have attracted great attention in the industry and internationally. Her latest project? The largest shopping and leisure destination in Switzerland, the Mall of Switzerland. At REBOOT she presents her trading vision for 2020.

David Frei

He’s an enthusiast of urban logistics and mobility topics. After his studies in Göttingen and Seoul, the graduate in business administration worked five and a half years as a business consultant at Roland Berger. Today, as a Senior Manager Development at HERE Technologies, he supports retailers and logisticians in offering improving services on the last mile thanks to location technologies – in times of growing traffic volumes.

Jana Helder
Jana Helder is a development engineer and consultant at BABLE. Her main focus is on the development of neutral solutions explaining technologies and potential projects within the smart city market as well as enabling their implementation. She graduated in technology management at the University of Stuttgart and achieved a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and management at the Technical University of Munich. For two years, her work at Frauenhofer IAO included business models serving fast charging infrastructures in the e-mobility sector and, as a member of the replica team of the Horizont-2020 project Triangulum, the replica of smart city solutions.
Steffen Hofmann

Steffen Hofmann is founder and Managing Partner of iMallinvest. He founded the company in 2014 and previously worked for Henderson Global Investors, the Henderson-mfi joint venture and Commerz Grundbesitz Investmentgesellschaft. 

Steffen is a true European retail real estate specialist with more than 18 years of experience in the shopping center industry. He operates in seven international markets (GER, AUT, UK, ESP, POR, ITA, HUN) and has a strong understanding of shopping center investment and asset management mechanisms across the continent.

Steffen has been Chairman of the Asset Management Panel of the German Council of Shopping Centres (GCSC) since 2015. He is also a lecturer at the International Real Estate Business School (IREBS).

Stephan Huber
Passionate about thinking forward and thinking it over, a pathological curious-seeker - enough reasons for being publisher and editor in chief of STYLE IN PROGRESS magazine for nearly two decades.
Dr. Ing. Christian Jacobi
Thorsten Kies

The industrial engineer is CEO of DILAX Intelcom GmbH. Under his leadership, DILAX focuses on transforming local data into knowledge by recording and evaluating flows of people in urban space. He started in business consulting, later managed large online and ERP projects for various companies, mainly in retail sector. His subject: 

How to get through the city of the future in a relaxed way thanks to precisely evaluated data.

Jenö Klemann
Friederike Lauruschkus
Lic. oec. HSG, M. A., Friederike Lauruschkus is a founder and partner of civity Management Consultants. She holds a master degree in business economics from the University of St. Gallen and studied philosophy at the University of Hamburg. Since 1997 she works as a consultant for companies such as Bossard Management Consultants, then as a partner and manager at Metropolitan Consulting Group in the fields supply and waste management and afterwards for BSL Management Consultants. In 2010 she founded civity Management Consultants with six partners. Main areas: strategy development and implementation; organizational development; price and performance comparison; compensation and fee models; commercial management.
Antje Leinemann

After many years in various management positions at Karstadt Warenhaus GmbH, the Berlin-by-choice-resident has been managing director of the world's first concept shopping mall Bikini Berlin since 2016. This is where innovative concepts are created that go far beyond the shopping experience. Art and culture find their place in the bikini next to pop-up stores and first-class gastronomy. Even overnight stays are possible. Antje Leinemann is involved in the trade committee of the IHK Berlin, in the Board of the trade association Berlin Brandenburg e.V. as well as in the advisory board of the AG City. Your subject:  


Heiko Mevert
In July 2002 Heiko Mevert took the position as a CEO at GETEC net GmbH where he is responsible for the fields Corporate Development, Regulation Management and Sales. GETEC net GmbH is an independent energy supplier and a leader in operating 150 so-called local areal networks – spatial energy supply networks. The company belongs to Germany’s largest competitive measuring point operators. GETEC net provides services for the planning and operation of energy supply networks, measuring point operations, energy market processes as well as e-mobility. They provide tools for the energetic and economic enhancement of buildings to meet the requirements with regards to energy efficiency and operational costs and thus, the demands of leasing partners and customers – “smart building” in the sense of energy and mobility change.
Julia Miosga
Julia Miosga graduated in cultural science with a focus on politics. Her work as a digital landscape gardener includes creative questions, the development of agile solutions and personalized networking. For many years, Julia Miosga worked in key account management and business development in IT hardware and SaaS. She’s an expert in the configuration of mega data centres, electronic data interchange, data safety as well as managed hosting services. Over the past years, Julia Miosga has been working as area manager Retail & Logistics for the IT industry association Bitcom where she was responsible for transforming the two fields. Besides her activities as a political stakeholder in logistics and retail, her work includes the observation of digital trends and disruptive technologies, the development and publication of guidelines as well as building collaborations with adjacent sectors alongside the entire digital supply chain.
Dr. Jörg Munzel

The Handelsblatt newspaper once named the founder of the Institute for Strategy and Applied Hermeneutics the IT Strategist of the Year, Computerwoche called him Chief Information Officer of the Year. We have invited the computer scientist and biotechnologist in his function as historian, strategist and visionary. He has lived in Tokyo, New Delhi, New York and Berlin and is predestined for his subject:  

Better Cities - A new perspective on the city of tomorrow.

Ania Pilipenko

Ania Pilipenko is the chairman of the cooperative for urban creativity Berlin Holzmarkt. The most diverse backgrounds, ideas and interests come here together to form a groundbreaking project, which is developed with the soul of Berlin and thereby generates a win-win for all. A place for bold ideas, crazy art, great music and extraordinary events, where business and creativity stimulate each other. Her subject: 


Mathias Sander

The graduate in business administration is Director Leasing Strategy & Cooperations at dan pearlman Markenarchitektur GmbH, where he is responsible for sales strategies and brand cooperation. His responsibilities include the development of sales and leasing concepts, especially in the retail sector. Mathias Sander's excellent knowledge of the European retail landscape is reflected in his role as a juror for the Solal Award, as well as his memberships in the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the organizing committee of the European Marketing Conference (ICSC). His subject:

The future of shopping centers as part of the Experience Economy 

Wolf-Jochen Schulte-Hillen

The founder of the consulting company SH Selection is a well known expert of German and international trade (and still German record holder in the 3 x 1000 m relay race). He helped clients such as Sephora, Benetton, Skechers and Zara to enter the German and European markets and to find suitable properties. He also developed usage concepts for shopping centers such as the Alexa in Berlin. At REBOOT he is a participant in the workshop discussion on the subject of Rethink Retail.

Dr. Thomas Steinmüller

The banker, who holds a PhD in commercial engineering, is a member of the Management Board of CapTen AG, a management consultancy for logistics and logistics real estate. He is also Chairman of the ZIA Logistics Real Estate Committee. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in the logistics industry and, following various management positions at management consultancies, insurance companies and Aareal Bank AG, has been a member of the Management Board of CapTen AG since 2005. His subject: 

Retail meets Logistics 2030 - How will logistics and retail spaces be conneccted in the future?

Uwe Veres-Homm

He is Business Unit Coordinator Logistics, Transport & Mobility at the working group of the Fraunhofer Institute for Supply Chain Services. There, economic methods and technological solutions are combined with mathematical models in order to optimize business processes on the basis of data and to realize digital transformation. As the author of numerous market studies, Uwe Veres-Homm has a profound overview of the various submarkets in the European logistics market and has led numerous projects for the analysis and development of market data in the logistics sector. At REBOOT he will introduce us to the topic of 

"Mobility and logistics in the city of the future".

Robina von Stein
The graduate in Business Economics is the founder of the fashion sharing platform RE-NT, which markets fashion as pure experience economy. The data-driven company trusts in connected retail to provide the customer with a perfect shopping experience.
Her topic at Reboot: Better Shopping means less buying, more experience.
Dr. Claudia Weise

She is District Manager of Überseequartier Nord in Hamburg's HafenCity and Head of Center & Quarter Management at BNP Paribas Real Estate Property Management GmbH. In Überseequartier Nord she manages the everyday life of the community and acquires new business concepts. She is a lawyer she will participate in our workshop discussion on the subject of Rethink Retail. 

Jan Wolter

He is a partner at NOLUS, a German start-up based on best contacts to governments, intelligence services, military and industry around the globe. The political scientists is researching since 6 years intensively the questions to the enterprise security, 5 years long of it as a managing director of the Federal association alliance for security in the economy. He is co-initiator and co-author of the security study "Disinformation" and advisor to the Association of Value-Oriented SMEs on the topics of digitization and corporate security.

Feride Yildirim

She’s a business lawyer with a focus on compliance and corporate security. She also studied criminology, juvenile criminal law and prison law at the University Cologne. Furthermore, she’s a certified Business Continuity Manager (CBCM). Since more than three years, Feride Yildirim works at WISAG Sicherheit & Service Holding where she is responsible for economic security. She’s also active in several, partly international, security organizations, BCM and compliance associations. Her topic: 

Is a darknet attack haunting the real estate industry?

How we can protect ourselves against cyber-attacks and data spills.

Mario Zanolli

The trained bookseller is Head of Center Management and Managing Director at Völkel Company in Hamburg, one of the market leaders in the German retail real estate market. His roots lie in the retail trade, and he has now been active in the real estate business for 17 years. At REBOOT he is a participant in the workshop discussion on the subject of Rethink Retail.

Jury leadership team

Bianca Praetorius
Sarah Schlesinger
blackprint Booster
Ingmar Behrens
German Council of Shopping Places
Rüdiger Pleus
German Council of Shopping Places
Wolf-Jochen Schulte-Hillen
SH Selection GmbH & Co. KG


Dr. David Bosshart
GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute
Theresa Schleicher
VORN Strategy Consulting GmbH
Marc Blum
ECE Projektmanagement
Gerrit Egg
Marie Claire Ernst
Schwitzke & Partner GmbH
Joanna Fisher
Stephan Jung
InoventiQ Group UG
Prof. Dr. Tobias Just
IREBS Immobilienakademie GmbH
Holger Knapp
Deutscher Fachverlag GmbH
Ralf-Peter Koschny
Johannes Milla
Milla & Partner GmbH
Sebastian Müller
Steffi Puls
Prof. Johannes Ringel
RKW Architektur
Manouchehr Shamsrizi
gamelab.berlin, HU Berlin
Hubert Stech
Multi Germany GmbH
Klaus Striebich
RaRE Advise



The new format hosted by the German Council of Shopping Places



Since 2012, the German Council of Shopping Centers awards the European Innovation Award Retail for extraordinary and trendsetting projects and concepts to highlight their exemplary character for retail and the retail real estate industry through the public appreciation. 

Thanks to the qualified jury and the broad publicity, the winners and nominees not only get significant appreciation but the opportunity to make contacts with potential partners, financiers and future customers. Furthermore, they receive valuable feedback directly from the decision-makers of our industry.

For the first time this year, we have decided to award the European Innovation Award Retail 2020 to start-up companies only. Taking into account the evolving connection between on- and offline, the creative ideas and impulses of this unique corporate culture are of existential importance in the future, especially for the retail and retail real estate industry. We are looking forward to receiving the submissions and, especially, to see how the ideas of our candidates will inspire your business model.


Startups introduce themselves


Inzept3D is a software based on intelligent algorithms for fast and easy visualization and marketing of shop areas and retail real estate. The cloud-based solution increases the efficiency in renting and in the coordination of furnishing and special requests by up to 50%. 

BETAFASHION supports Fashion Brands to automate the entire merchandise flow from replenishments, returns to exchanges. BETAFASHION’s intelligent engine uses latest technologies like machine learning along with industry specific algorithms to increase sales and decrease overstocks – always with the right styles at the right Point-of-Sale. Not only own-retail and concession-spaces but also the entire wholesale business can be managed and streamlined.

Ariadne Maps is a start-up that has developed an efficient and scalable solution for customer analysis in retail. To get accurate information about routes, number of customers, product attractiveness and much more, the Ariadne devices only need to be connected to a power source. Then you immediately receive data about the position of each visitor. The data will be treated completely anonymously according to GDPR. The data collected is processed and visualized in real time and then displayed on a dashboard.



The Kosmos used to be the GDR’s state-of-the-art movie theatre. In times when the entire world followed the "Space Race", the architects Josef Kaiser, Herbert Aust and Günter Kunert conceived their building in the spirit of space travel - yet the interior lights remind the jets of a space shuttle. After the German Unification, UFA acquired the landmarked building serving as an event location for special occasions since 2005. One is REBOOT, the conference where the day after tomorrow is on the agenda.

REBOOT wouldn’t be possible without our allies and partners in crime.

Creative Partner

DILAX measure and analyze data since 1988. We develop and implement excellent hardware to collect local data in urban environments. With our help, these data transform into knowledge enabling our partners in the public and private sector to improve cities and make them more attractive for citizens. We support you in realizing forward-thinking mobility, versatile and vibrant working places, in turning brick-and-mortar and shopping centres into experience destinations, in a nutshell: to transform public spaces into a pleasant and colourful meeting point for everyone.

WISAG is one of Germany’s leading service providers. With 50.000 employees, they provide varied services for office, industry, residential estates as well as for airlines and airports. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, our family business operates in 250 locations worldwide. WISAG unites the creativity, flexibility and down-to-earth attitude of a mid-market company with the advantages of a family-led group, a combination making WISAG an outstanding service provider and employer.


Allianz Real Estate is the strategic real estate investment manager of Allianz Group and has evolved to the largest investor in the real estate sector. The company develops and implements made-to-measure portfolio and investment strategies for international investors, including Allianz affiliates, and provides an added value for customers thanks to direct and indirect investments as well as real-estate loans. The Allianz Real Estate headquarters are based in Munich and Paris. The real- estate investments and assets get operated from nineteen offices in important gateway cities in five regions (Western Europe, Northern and Central Europe, Switzerland, USA and the Asia Pacific). By the end of June 2019, Allianz Real Estate saw an asset under management of 67,1 billion Euros. For more information, please refer to http://www.allianz-realestate.com

For almost 40 years, DI Group in Düren, realize and manage the retail, office, hotel and residential properties. More than 800 objects with a volume of more than five billion Euros were implemented, revitalized and maintained since then. Currently, app 200 experts supervise properties of a value of 2.5 billion euros on a total surface of roundabout 723.000 m².

ECE, the market leader in the shopping centre industry, develops, plans, implements, rents and manages major real estate properties. They also develop large corporate headquarters, office, industrial, logistics and transportation buildings as well as hotels and complex building types. With 3.400 employees, ECE covers all building-related services, a one-stop service strategy representing an added value to their customers, partners and contractees. ECE’s real estate portfolio amounts to 32.3 billion euros.

ECE takes off towards the future of shopping by introducing The Digital Mall: for the first time, customers can search for products of the participating retailers through the website or app of the shopping centre, check the availability, reserve it to pick it up later. The comprehensive digital tool answers changing buying habits.

As a developer, manager and owner Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield run currently 25 shopping centres in Germany, nine of their portfolio. With over 450 employees, the company covers the entire supply chain: project development, planning, construction services, leasing up to long-term centre management, facility management as well as asset management and portfolio structure.

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