Economic Summit Germany 2018 – a day of critical self-reflection

The “Economic Summit Germany 2018” on 22 September in Frankfurt am Main was a day of critical self-reflection. He was under the provocative question: “Germany at a standstill?” What catching-up needs Germany in the global comparison in the field of digitization? Representatives from business, research and politics, but also young startup entrepreneurs, such as Christoph Bornschein, CEO of Torben, Lucie and the yellow danger, or André Schwämmlein, co-founder and CEO of Flixbus, made a rendezvous and were quite unanimous: Germany has to catch up in order not to be controlled from the outside someday!

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Germany has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to digitization

For the second time this summer, the business magazine Capital selected the best digital laboratories of major German corporations. The innovation labs from Lufthansa, Linde, Daimler and Pro Sieben Sat 1 are best, according to a study. But Germany has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to digitization, as many say, such as Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, CDU General Secretary, or Gleb Tritus, co-founder and CEO of the Lufthansa Innovation Hub founded in 2014 in Berlin and a pioneer in many disciplines. Visionsblog.info talked to the serial entrepreneur, Business Angel and Innovator.

Gleb Tritus/Foto: Lufthansa

Visionsblog.info: Mr Tritus, there is too little awareness of the efforts needed to maintain Germany’s economic strength in a completely changed world for the future, said Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, CDU general secretary, to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung on 16 September. How do you see that?

Gleb Tritus: I agree that there is still too little awareness of the fact that the need for technological understanding and adaptability is no longer linear but disproportionately high. Fundamental changes happen faster than they did ten or fifteen years ago. Here, the business location of Germany is increasingly falling behind. At the same time, Continue reading “Germany has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to digitization” »

Kerosene discharge: New Study about the effects on environment

Contrails are water vapor clouds that arise from the condensation of moist air//Foto: dpa

There is no kerosene discharge in regular flight operations, although one reads or hears about it, supported by the observation of contrails. These are water vapor clouds that arise from the condensation of moist air. But there are exceptional cases in which aircraft land unexpectedly due to an emergency and need to drain fuel for safety reasons. A study commissioned by the German Federal Environmental Agency and the German Federal Government is now investigating possible effects on the environment. Continue reading “Kerosene discharge: New Study about the effects on environment” »

Singapore Airlines presents culinary surprises from Germany

German Starchef Johann Lafer cooks for Singapore Airlines/Foto: J. Lafer

A special gag had come up with Singapore Airlines. In order to present the culinary creations of star cook Johann Lafer, who will compose the dishes for  their passengers of the A380 Suites, First and Business Class from October flying from Frankfurt, Munich or Dusseldorf, the airline invited representatives of the press on August 31 to Johann Lafer’s cooking school to Guldental in the Palatinate. Lafer’s message: I want to show the world, especially Asia, that Germany has something culinary to offer as well: more than Sauerbraten, or grilled sausages from Nuremberg with sauerkraut!

Meeting point for the representatives of the press was the Singapore Airlines counter at Frankfurt Airport in Terminal 1. The surprise: the destination this time was not the departure gate, the destination was Guldental in the Palatinate, where Continue reading “Singapore Airlines presents culinary surprises from Germany” »