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Online Event: Industry's Hidden Champions Conference 2021 - How world market leaders combine resilience and innovation

The Saxon Ministry of Economic Affairs (SMWA) invites you to the first purely virtual "Industry's Hidden Champions Conference" on March 2, 2021. The half-day event (11 a.m. to 16 p.m.) focuses on exciting and previously largely unknown world market leaders and their secrets of success. Under the title »On the pulse of transformation – how world market leaders combine resilience & innovation« hidden champions are examined from all relevant perspectives. Saxony's largest high-tech network Silicon Saxony eV takes over the organization of this top international event on behalf of the SMWA. Participation is free of charge and registration is possible until March 1 at

Relatively unknown larger companies that are market leaders in their industry are referred to as secret winners or unknown world market leaders in the industry. “The hidden champions are characterized by being courageous, innovative and thus successful even in difficult times,” explains Saxony's Economics Minister Martin Dulig. »Today's diverse challenges, which primarily result from digitization, climate protection and last but not least from COVID-19, require comprehensive transformations - in entire industries as well as in each individual company. Hidden champions have always been particularly successful in recognizing changes early on, responding to them quickly and acting. This is the basis of their resilience and innovative ability.«

The conference is part of the supporting program of the Leipzig industrial fairs Intec/Z connect, which also take place purely digitally. After a brief welcome by Minister of State Dulig, Prof. Dr. Jan-Philipp Büchler (Dortmund University of Applied Sciences) and Markus Geisenberger (Managing Director of Leipziger Messe GmbH) immerse the participants in the opening keynote »Managing Momentum – How Hidden Champions Master Change« by Dr. Carsten Voigtländer into the matter.

Five master classes running in parallel deepen the knowledge in central transformation areas: industry transformation (»How industries and industry boundaries break up«), value creation transformation (»How value creation systems change«), customer transformation (»How customers become suppliers«), relationship transformation (»How networks work together Bringing about innovations«) and cultural transformation (»How executives get excited about change«).

Scientific impulse lectures on family-run hidden champions and the Chinese hidden dragons finally expand the perspectives opened up in advance. A panel discussion brings together the various topics of the day and provides the basis for the concluding open networking.

Further information and registration

Source: Press release from the SMWA from February 11.02.2021th, XNUMX

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