Partners or competitors? UBER meets Daimler: Travis Kalanick and Dr. Dieter Zetsche will discuss the future of mobility at Axel Springer NOAH Conference Berlin




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30.03.16

Partners or competitors? UBER meets Daimler: Travis Kalanick and Dr. Dieter Zetsche will discuss the future of mobility at Axel Springer NOAH Conference Berlin

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Axel Springer NOAH Berlin, the leading European event for the internet and digital economy, has announced its first two speakers: Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes Benz Cars, meets Travis Kalanick, Co-Founder and CEO of UBER. In a 60-minute discussion the two industry leaders will exchange their views on the future of transportation, covering such topics as connected cars or self driving cars. The panel will be moderated by BILD Publisher Kai Diekmann.

Daimler is the technology leader in connected cars and autonomous driving. The group generated a total revenue of 149.5 billion Euros last year. The company has received the AutomotiveINNOVATIONS Award, it provides services such as car2go, mytaxi or moovel. In the business years 2016 and 2017, Daimler plans to invest 14.5 billion Euros in total on Research and Development.

UBER launched its mobile app in 2009. With its concept of "push a button and get a ride" the company has become a global success story which makes five million trips a day in over 400 cities in 69 countries. UBER has introduced an alternative to public transport as well as individual car ownership and has created more than a million jobs worldwide. In recent years, UBER has made significant investments in self driving car technology and gradually expanded its business to include food delivery and packages. UBER has received over 9 billion dollars in venture capital from over 50 investors.

The Axel Springer NOAH Berlin will take place from 8th to 9th of June 2016 at the Tempodrom and provides a platform for entrepreneurs, investors and opinion leaders in the digital industry. In more than 100 presentations and discussions, disruptive challengers will meet established market leaders. Registration is now possible on www.noah-conference.com.

About NOAH Conference

Launched in 2009, the NOAH Conference has grown into the preeminent European event where over 2,000 internet CEOs, executives and investors gain insights into the latest successful concepts trending in the market. They can network and make new business relationships, while also enjoying the NOAH business networking party. Known for its focus on profitable business models and data, the event is also about interacting with speakers, being inspired and having fun. Now in the 8th year, NOAH will be hosting two upcoming events with very different underlying themes:

Axel Springer NOAH Berlin (8th to 9th of June 2016) is co-hosted by Axel Springer and presents a unique discussion platform for CEOs and founders from established champions and disruptive challengers across a number of key industry verticals.

NOAH London (10th to 11th of November 2016) is focused on connecting capital with great companies and helping service providers to find relevant customers.

Press Contact Axel Springer SE:
Michael Schneider

Tel: +49 30 2591 77644

Press Contact NOAH Conference & accreditation (via piâbo public relations):
Nicole Bokranz

Tel: +49 30 2576 20515