German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel will visit MEDIENTAGE

The opening speech in the context of this years‘ MEDIENTAGE MÜNCHEN summit meeting is given by the german chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel. The MEDIENTAGE-summit will take place on october 25th 2016 in the International Congress Center Munich (ICM).

The redesigned event will be presented by the television reporter Dunja Hayali. The two hosts, Siegfried Schneider, BLM, and Horst Seehofer, Minister-President of Bavaria, will give a short welcoming speech. Professor Wolfgang Wahlster, German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), will give the keynote speech. His current theses on artificial intelligence and industry 4.0 will be discussed by Martina Koederitz, CEO IBM, und Philipp Justus, Managing Director Google.

After the ensuing high-calibre panel of experts, discussig what kind of media we want to surround ourselves with in the future, Django Asül will get the audience in the right mood for the 30 year anniversary party.
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Please note that the room in which the MEDIENTAGE summit will take place might be closed due to overcrowding - assure yourself a place early enough!

The MEDIENTAGE summit will be broadcasted live on ARD-alpha.

Conference programme is online

For an overview over this year’s programme click here. The newly designed MEDIENTAGE summit of the opening day focuses on the social as well as on the economic impact of today’s technologies – to find out which speakers will participate click here.


For the first time, in its 30th anniversary year, MEDIENTAGE MÜNCHEN will take place from Tuesday to Thursday (25 - 27 October 2016). This year’s motto of the convention is: “Mobile & Me - How the ego controls the media”.

Look forward to the restructured opening day followed by the anniversary party, the ‘Europe Day’ which will take place for the second time this year (on October 27) as well as specials about smart tv, recruiting and startups at the accompanying media fair.

The ‘Night of the Media‘ (Nacht der Medien), the get together of MEDIENTAGE MÜNCHEN and the place to be for broadcasters, publishers, politicians, producers, presenters, journalists, PR professionals and creatives from the advertising sector, will take place on Wednesday to close the second conference day. And for the first time in 13 years at a new venue with a fresh concept! Be surprised where the who's who of the media industry will meet at the media night of the year 2016 and join the party!

Media centre and press releases

Videos, photos, audio recordings and press releases

Please find here the latest press releases (German language)...

In the media centre 'Mediathek' you find a wide range of press releases, photos and audiovisual media which were produced during MEDIENTAGE MÜNCHEN. Our aim is to provide a broad and sustainable documentation of our events.


MEDIENTAGE MÜNCHEN: Europe's Major Media Conference

Convention: panel discussions, lectures and workshops on all relevant media topics, featuring top-level speakers from Germany and abroad. The convention is with costs. more...

Most MEDIENTAGE panels are held in German language. But there are some panels completely in English and some interpreted panels on each of the three conference days.

Exhibition: the major media companies, associations and institutions show their current products and solutions. Access to the exhibition is reserved for conference participants and registered trade visitors. more...

The Night of the Media, the Get Together of MEDIENTAGE MÜNCHEN, has become the social highlight of MEDIENTAGE - an exclusive evening in one of Munich's most beautiful locations. more...