26th EBS Symposium / 16th-18th September 2015

EBS Symposium

Digital Darwinism - Innovate the Game!
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The EBS Symposium is the biggest student organised economic congress in the German-speaking area.

The Congress

For three days, the EBS campus is transformed into a platform for an exchange of thoughts and ideas between economic leaders and interested students.

In doing so, new approaches for the challenges of tomorrow are created. The congress is divided into four different parts: speeches, panel discussions, workshops and the Recruiting Fair. Furthermore, the Innovation Fair offers opportunities for individuals to exchange and interact.

Around 50 well known and high profile personalities from the world of politics, business and from society discuss relevant issues. More than 1000 selected students, graduates and young professionals from Germany and abroad take part in the event.

This Year's Theme

“Digital Darwinism – Innovate the Game!” captures the spirit of time and describes one of the most important trends of the 21st century.

The trend forces companies to commit to new digital fields of competition. With respect to the Darwin‘s Theory, which states that one must adapt in order to survive.

The digital era brings both opportunities and risks. ,,Innovate the Game!” is not a classical approach, but describes developments such as social media platforms, that make fundamental changes to the way of communication and advertisement. Those who do not move with the times and who neglect innovation, lose. It is not only technology companies or start-ups that are confronted with this specific issue. Industry, retail, banks and financial services, which have to compete against online businesses, are facing even greater challenges. The “Game” is thus opened, but who stands out as the winner? What opportunities do businesses have in modern times to influence the development of innovation in their favour?


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In order to give the participants a more practical insight into a firm, the EBS Symposium offers various interactive workshops lead by business representatives of very well-known companies. Our cooperation partners enable students to work on unique projects in order to immerse themselves into the individual culture of a company.


High-profile speakers with various backgrounds are holding interesting and inspiring speeches and are participating in discussions concerning relevant topics in context of questions from the audience.

Panel Discussions

Discussion panels create a unique atmosphere which foster dialogue and sharing of thoughts. Students as well as young professionals are encouraged to reflect on the panels critically by asking unbiased questions. A completely new spectrum of knowledge arises not only for those young talents but also for the speakers.

Innovation Fair

The future of the economy is determined by innovation. Thus, making the Innovation Fair a great opportunity for participants to get inspired by new ideas and both visio¬nary and visual thinking. Participants are able to get in touch with innovative, high profile companies and be inspired by start-ups. Not only future developments will be presented, but also creative products for our everyday life can be explored and tested directly at our innovation fair.

Recruiting Fair

The Recruiting Fair provides the opportunity to get in touch with many different excellent companies. In a unique atmosphere, the students can contact the respective representatives of the companies and ask their individual questions about internship opportunities, trainee programs or their potential future careers.

Housing & Shuttle Service

Due to the fact that participants come from all over Europe and sometimes from other continents, we offer free housing. This concept is based on other motivated EBS students, who provide the participants with a place to stay during your week in Oestrich-Winkel. Moreover, there is no need for taxis, since we also offer our own Shuttle Service.

Free Meals & Drinks

For your physical well-being we not only offer finger-food throughout the whole day, but also serve breakfast, lunch and even dinner for free! And since we want you to enjoy the EBS Symposium as much as possible, we also offer unlimited coffee and drinks.

Wine Tasting

Sit back and let us take you on a trip through the beautiful Rheingau. In our cozy wine cellar you have the opportunity to taste the diverse selection of our exquisite wines and to just take a break.
For the small appetite there are also various goodies! Among the various wines, whether sweet or bitter, there is a matching culinary delicacy.
We await you with great pleasure!


Traditionally one of the highlights of the Symposium is the ending party, crowning the three-day conference. Participants, helpers and referents meet each other and vividly celebrate until the early morning hours. The themes of the party are legendary and our team maintains secrecy about them. Expectations are regularly exceeded. In an exuberant atmosphere everybody toasts to the past couple of days and is able to do some further networking.

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Wednesday, 16th of September
Thursday, 17th of September, Career Day
Friday, 18th of September


Dear participants of the 26th EBS Symposium,

We are proud to present to you the latest speakers we were able to aquire for this years EBS Symposium.


We are thankful for the support of our previous partners, which have made it possible every single year for us to organize such an incredible event for our participants.

  • Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

    Henry Ford
  • If you can dream it, you can do it.

    Walt Disney
  • Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.

    Theodore Roosevelt


Workshops during the congress are hosted this year by:


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One big aspect of the EBS Symposium is to provide the perfect atmosphere for networking among participants.

  • access
  • BearingPoint
  • HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt
  • Klöckner & Co SE
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Perella Weinberg Partners
  • OC&C Strategy Consultant
  • Squeaker.net
  • zeb
  • 4C

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