We bring together all that is important in shaping the future: the top decision makers of today, as well as the movers and shakers of the next generation. Engaging in mutual debate, challenging one another and achieving great things together – here, current business leaders will engage in discussion on equal footing with the “Vordenker”, the visionaries of tomorrow.

The leaders of today determine our future and set up the playing field for the next generation. However, members of the next generation often do not get to voice their opinions and are excluded from decision-making processes. It is high time to change that!

Through the VORDENKER PROJECT, we aim to get the movers and shakers of tomorrow to take on the business elites of today by tackling Challenges derived from the latest opinion polls.

To establish a community of visionaries, we will be scouting the German business world for top talent in the cohort of next generation managers who currently may be working for large corporations, SMEs or even start-ups. These prospective pioneers of the next generation are known as VORDENKER.

  • Community

    About 300 young managers, founders and visionarys

  • Cohort

    30 future executives in the field of Digital & Analytics chosen by the jury

  • Jury

    Consisting of the leading figures from the business world to develop principles and serve as catalysts

  • Partners

    A joint initiative of  Handelsblatt and The Boston Consulting Group


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Deputy Chief Officer / Head of Digital, Handelsblatt
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Managing Director and Senior Partner, Head of BCG for Germany & Austria
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CEO Generali Germany
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Member of the supervisory board, KION GROUP
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CFO LH Airlines, Lufthansa Group
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President, Goethe University Frankfurt