First Speakers for 2019 confirmed!

As always in the month of May we are happy to announce the first speakers for Reeperbahn Festival 2019. A truly amazing line-up of speakers for this year's conference is taking shape with: Klaus-Peter Schulenberg (CEO, CTS Eventim, DE), Cornelia Funke (Author, DE) and Matt Schwarz (COO & Managing Director, Live Nation GSA, DE). They represent two topic areas that will once again be at the core of our conference programme: Creative Tech and Live Entertainment

Klaus-Peter Schulenberg – or KPS for short – stands for one of the greatest success stories in the music industry: As early as the mid-90s, he focused on online ticketing with his company CTS Eventim. This year, CTS Eventim is celebrating its 30th anniversary, while KPS is writing another important chapter in the company's history with launching the pan-European promoter network Eventim Live. In a keynote interview, KPS explains what this is all about and how he sees the future of the industry in general.

With over 20 million books sold, Cornelia Funke is one of the most internationally successful children's and youth authors. Despite her success, she has always taken the creative adaptation of her books a step further. Immersive audio storytelling is at the centre of her current project, which she will present together with Eduardo García from German Wahnsinn, the sound specialist for innovative audio content, in the Creative Technology theme strand.

Matt Schwarz (35) has been COO & Managing Director at Live Nation Germany, Austria and Switzerland since September 2015. Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company. Prior to that, he worked for twelve years with the Marek Lieberberg Konzertagentur, Germany's leading concert and tour operator, as Vice President of Touring and Festivals. Matt Schwarz lives together with his wife and daughter in Berlin.

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