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DMEXCO 2024 is a bosses’ matter: new CMO Summit will bring together leading marketing decision-makers from across the world

DMEXCO, Europe’s leading business-to-business digital marketing & tech event, will be held in Cologne on September 18 and 19 – this year under the motto “Prompting the Future”. And the event’s new CMO Summit will transform the Rhine metropolis into the beating heart of (digital) marketing. Tickets are available now.
May 15, 2024
  • First DMEXCO CMO Summit featuring high-profile international marketing decision-makers
  • A whole day dedicated to topics shaping the industry, from artificial intelligence and sustainability to data analytics and corporate branding
  • First top speakers confirmed: Jennifer Treiber-Ruckenbrod (CMO, BMW Group Germany AG), Kerstin Köder (Regional CMO, Central and Eastern Europe, SAP SE), and Rik Strubel (CMO, Westwing)

Advertising spend is still following the digital trend. TV, audio, and out-of-home aren’t the only media channels being digitalized – brand management is as well. “Digital marketing has truly found its way into the marketing departments and activities of all brands. Digital marketing has reached the boardroom – and so has DMEXCO. And that’s why we’re dedicating a whole day to this target group on the Center Stage for the very first time. I’m positive that the CMO Summit will be one of DMEXCO’s program highlights,” says Verena Gründel, DMEXCO’s Brand and Communications Director and host.

Dirk Freytag, President of the German Association for the Digital Economy (BVDW): “DMEXCO is Europe’s flagship event by and for the digital economy. The CMO Summit underscores this status. Marketing decision-makers come together at DMEXCO to learn from each other and shape the future.”

The first top speakers to be confirmed at the new DMEXCO CMO summit on September 19 are Jennifer Treiber-Ruckenbrod (CMO, BMW Group Germany AG), Kerstin Köder (Regional CMO, Central and Eastern Europe, SAP SE), Rik Strubel (CMO, Westwing), Nadine Bartenschlager and Catherine Niebuhr (CMOs as part of a job share, NIVEA Germany/Switzerland), and Frank Köhler (CMO, Enpal). The CMO Summit’s international media partner will be the renowned U.S. industry magazine DIGIDAY. Its Editor-in-Chief James Cooper will be one of the summit’s hosts.

Top voices from leading agencies, TV, adtech, OOH, and DOOH

The rest of the program will feature high-profile speakers including Bert Habets (Group CEO, ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE), Steve Rotter (CMO, DeepL), Rebecca Bezzina (CEO, EMEA, R/GA), Dora Osinde (CCO, Ogilvy Germany), Jan König (Co-Founder, ODALINE), and TikTok expert Max Klockenhoff (Managing Director, gen-up). Adam Singolda (Founder & CEO, Taboola) and Sebastian Hamann (Co-CEO, shopware AG) will be sharing fresh adtech perspectives and e-commerce solutions, while Sylvain Le Borgne (CDO, JCDecaux) and others will be discussing what trends and developments are set to shape out-of-home advertising.

Exhibitors: A wide range of well-known brands have already registered to exhibit – including Amazon, Criteo, Deutsche Post DHL, Emarsys, FreeWheel, Media Impact,, Pimcore, Scala, Taboola, and Visoon. What’s more, Screenforce will be an official DMEXCO partner for the first time this year and will have its own program and expo area on the Future TV stage.

Tickets: The regular ticket price for two days is 219 euros, 29 euros for students and trainees, and 59 euros for young leaders aged 26 years or under.