TSI Congress 2020 Berlin onsite & globally online Thank you to everyone who took part in this year's TSI Congress – hybrid for the first time!! We had a great time and can not wait for next year! Save the Date: 30 September & 1 October 2021! Further Info
Agenda The complete agenda of the TSI Congress 2020 is now online! More than 100 speakers in 30 sessions. Onsite and online! Further Info

Supporting programme

30 September 2020

Welcome Reception TSI Congress 2020

TSI invites you to the Welcome Reception TSI Congress 2020 in the HEat restaurant and on the hotel terrace. In the cosy atmosphere, congress participants can have their first talks in a relaxed atmosphere over a glass of wine or beer and small snacks.

Even in times of Corona it is possible to exchange ideas and meet people, if you follow a few basic rules, which we will implement together with you.

1 October 2020

Networking Reception

The technical part of the first day of the congress ends with our networking reception in the extended area of the conference foyer and hotel lobby, to which TSI cordially invites you. With a glass of wine or beer you can deepen the discussions of the day or make further contacts.

(All welcome! No prior registration required.)

Wine evening: The coronavirus crisis as a wake-up call for digitalisation in Germany
Onsite Virtual

The last few months have shown us that digitalisation remains an unresolved challenge for Germany. The coronavirus is demanding and pushing for the digital revolution, while at the same time a supposedly top technology stock has imploded.

Why has the country been lagging behind in the digital structural change for years? And what needs to be done to make up for lost ground and become competitive again? We want to discuss these pressing questions with an economic historian and marketing expert who, after almost twenty years as a university lecturer, is now devoting himself to the subject as a management consultant.

Prof Klemens Skibicki knows the science, and he knows politics as a member of the ‘Young Digital Economy‘ Advisory Board at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. As a management consultant, he knows how German companies adopt digitalisation in practice.

Expect an exciting and entertaining evening with scientific depth, historical insights and many suggestions on what to do. The wine evening will be streamed LIVE for the first time and can be followed live by all virtual participants of this year's TSI Congress 2020, naturally with a bottle of red wine from ‘TSI Congress 2020 in a box‘. The discussion will be facilitated by Helena Carmen Felixberger.

By invitation only, onsite in Berlin.

Chill-out and Get-together

Even in times of Corona it is possible to exchange ideas and meet people, if you follow a few basic rules, which we will implement together with you. Thus, this year again, congress participants can, in a somewhat reduced form, finish off the first congress day at 9.30 pm with a cosy "chill-out and get-together". With the hotel's glass DomLounge overlooking the fascinating Berlin skyline, the perfect location has already been found.

Limited number of participants on site, but no separate registration necessary.

2 October 2020

Tour of Museum Island Berlin and Humboldt Forum

The Museum Island is one of the most important sites of the German capital and one of the most important museum complexes in Europe. It currently consists of five museums. The Humboldt Forum is a museum nearing completion on the Schlossplatz scheduled to open gradually from the end of 2020 and to expand Museum Island with non-European collections. An experienced guide will walk us through the precinct.

Exclusive tour in English language

Meeting place: 2:45 p.m. in the hotel lobby

Number of participants: max. 20

Everyday life – The Wall – Stasi: The GDR at a glance

The DDR Museum in Berlin provides a hands-on experience of history, inviting the visitor to engage in an interactive fashion with the conditions of life as they existed in the former East Germany. History comes alive in exhibitions based on sound scholarship. [CS1] The end of the GDR is more topical than ever this year, as Germany celebrates the 30th anniversary of unification.

Exclusive tour in German and English.

Meeting place for the English language tour: 2:45 p.m. in the hotel lobby

Meeting place for the German language tour: 3:00 p.m.in the hotel lobby

Number of participants: approx. 24

Tour Hackescher Market and Scheunenviertel

The area in which the square is located today was originally marshland. The square was built in 1750 by order of Frederick the Great. It soon became known as the Hackescher Markt.

Some of the buildings surrounding the square were destroyed during the Second World War. The square, located in East Berlin after Germany was divided and now characterised by gaps between buildings, lost importance as the city centre on Alexanderplatz was rebuilt in the 1960s.

After the reunification of Germany and Berlin in 1990, the existing old buildings were renovated and the gaps between buildings closed. Most of the square was redesigned as a pedestrian area. Various dining venues of all kinds settled on the square and in the viaduct arches of the railway station, making Hackescher Markt the starting point of a nightlife district. Today the square doubles as a beer garden and weekly market. A guided tour on foot.

Exclusive tour in English language

Meeting point: 3:00 p.m. in the hotel lobby

Number of participants: max. 20

Experience Berlin Virtually

Also for all those who unfortunately cannot be in Berlin in person, we have put together a few links so that you can explore the German capital from home.