- March 28, 2019
On March 28, 2019, the Aspen Institute Germany, in cooperation with the Governing Mayor of Berlin, hosted a festive reception for the representatives of the international Aspen Institutes worldwide and the #AspenAI19 conference in the Säulensaal of the Red City Hall. On behalf of the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Finance Senator Dr. Mathias Kollatz welcomed the guests. He focused in his speech on digitization and the associated opportunities for the expansion of an innovative and a smart capital city. Berlin was already a leading science and research location, a creative hotspot, and one of the world’s leading start-up metropolises. More than 70,000 people worked in the digital economy, and a further 270,000 jobs could be created by 2030. The “Master Plan Industry” should secure this development and would continue to support it. The subsequent reception was used by the international guests for an exchange with the Berlin friends of the Aspen Institute.