MAY 2-3, 2019






As in previous years, top-level speakers from the industry will speak on the present and future of the telecommunications industry over two days. The conference programme will highlight the specialist trade, current trends in mobile networks like 5G, car connectivity, security and electromobility.

The congress also offers companies the opportunity to present their products in Europe's high-tech envi- ronment and reach dealers, industry and consumers simultaneously. Thanks to reporting in print, online, TV and radio, all companies also enjoy a high level of media attention.

Germanys first telecommunication congress and exhibition

Telecommunications achieves the next breakthrough with 5G net- works. Smartphones are becoming ever more powerful and our cars will turn into communication centers. Also electromobility and auto- nomous driving will become more and more important in the future. With the connect-ec we offer a platform on which a broad audience of specialists and interested consumers can exchange information about new technologies. We will make telecommunications and con- nectivity accessible for everyone in Dresden. Be with us and experi- ence the future!

Minister-President of the Free State of Saxo- ny  (Foto: © Pawel Sosnowski)

Michael Kretschmer

Saxon State Minister for Economic Affairs, La- bor and Transport, and Deputy Premier of the Free State of Saxony

Martin Dulig

Business Development and Sales Magic Hori- zons

Eichborn Reinhard

Managing Director, SyroCon Consulting GmbH

Dr. Markus Eisel

Prof. Gerhard Fettweis

Vodafone Chair Professor, TU Dresden

Head of Deutsche Telekom Communication Networks at TU Dresden

Prof. Dr. -Ing. Dr. h. c. Frank Fitzek

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Form

Head of Electronics and Vehicle Research, Volkswagen Group Research, Volkswagen AG

Peter Garzarella

Head of Group Software Development, Volks- wagen AG

Managing Director, P3 communications GmbH

Olaf Gerwig

Elmar Grasser

CTO Sunrise Communications AG

Walter Haas

CTO, Huawei Technologies Deutsch- land GmbH

Head of Handset Portfolio & Planning Europe, Huawei Technologies Düseldorf GmbH

Arne Herkelmann

Director Automotive Security - Secunet Secu- rity Networks AG

Gunnar Hettstedt

David B. Hofmann

Managing Partner bei mm1

5G Programm - Senior Manager, Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG

Gerald Huber

Dr. Rolf Illenberger

CEO VRdirect

Dr. Bruno Jacobfeuerborn

CEO of DFMG Deutsche Funkturm GmbH, CEO of Comfort Charge GmbH and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of 1NCE GmbH.

CTO Nachrichtentechnik Konzern & Leiter di- gitale Kundenprodukte Fernverkehr, Deutsche Bahn AG

Karsten Kemeter

International Director Group Sales Sixt GmbH & Co. Autovermietung KG

Florian Ritter von Klier

Stefan Koetz

Chairman of the Management Board, Ericsson GmbH

Giorgio Koppehele

Co-founder of MAGIC HORIZONS

Consultant Kremling.Net

Hartmut kremling

Senior Vice President 5G, Deutsche Telekom AG

Dr. Alexander Lautz

Prof. Georg Prinz zur Lippe

Entrepreneur, Weingut Schloss Proschwitz

Manager Access Network Strategy, Telefóni- ca Germany GmbH & Co. OHG

Dr. Helge Erik Lüders

Dr. Heinrich Lücken

Managing Director, P3 solutions GmbH

CTO secunet Security Networks AG

Dr. Kai Martius

Dr. Andreas Müller

Head of Communication and Network Tech- nology, Bosch Corporate Research + Chairman of the 5G-ACIA

Hans Neff

Director CTO Group at ZTE Deutschland GmbH

Dr. Michael Opitz

Head of TIME Practice Central Europe, Arthur D. Little

Hamid-Reza Nazeman

Qualcomm, Country Manager for Germany and Central Europe

Horst Reufsteck

Chairman of Digitaler Kreis

Wolfram Rinner

CEO GasLINE GmbH & Co. KG.

Dr. Ing. Diego Schierle

Founder & CEO FLÜGELaeronautics GmbH & Co. KG

Member of the Board Digitaler Kreis

Executive Director ECBM GmbH

Elisabeth Schloten

Martin Schöll

Digital Product Manager, BYTON  GmbH

Head of Brand & Marketing Europe, BYTON GmbH

Dr. Hanna Schuhmacher

Stefan Söderholm

Head of GNSS, Here Technologies

Program Lead 5G Automotive Program Group Technology & Innovation and Digital Division / Connected Mobility , Deutsche Telekom AG /

T-Systems International GmbH

Director General, 5G Automotive Association (5GAA)

Dr.-Ing. Johannes Springer

Christoph Sudhues

Founder and Managing Director of Zefaco GmbH

Dirk Strohmenger


CTO & Founder Cloud&Heat Technologies GmbH

Dr. Jens Struckmeier

Dr. Karim Taga

Managing Partner, Managing Director,, Arthur D. Little Austria GmbH

Chairman of Desay SV Automotive,

ATBB Antenna Technology Bad


Choon Lim Tan

Dr. Thom Marc

Venture Capital Senior Investment Ma- nager

Corporate Investments & Alliances, Sony Corporation

Marcus Thurand

Director Regional Implementation & Enginee- ring

Head of Enterprise Sales, KOMSA Kommunika- tion Sachsen AG

Ronny Tischer

Dr. Peter Waldmann

Department Head for System Testing, Appli- cation, Vehicle Integration Lab, BMW AG Mu- nich

Executive Program Manager, Deutsche Tele- kom AG

ANTJE Williams

Senior Global Product Manager, Here Techno- logies

Marc Yao


Marc-Oliver Bender

Editor-in-Chief connect

Editor-in-Chief Colorfoto

Werner Lüttgens

Matthias Scheffer

Editor-in-Chief video Ma- gazin

Publishing director WEKA MEDIA PUBLIS- HING GmbH

Dirk Waasen

Topics  of connect-ec 2019


• Dealer days

(May 2nd-3rd)

• Job Market for tele- communications and software industry

• Workshops and



• Electromobility

• Autonomous driving

• Car connectivity

• Infotainment

• Intermodality and train

Electromobility workshop


• 5G networks

• Smartphones

• Smartwatches

• Tablets

• Smartphone


• Telephone rates workshop


• Fast internet

• Wi-Fi

• Computing/Gaming

• Smart Home

• Home networking


Part of connect-ec 2019  (only Seminar floor)

Smart Building


• Chips, controllers, sensors and

embedded computers for the smart


• Energy efficiency, metering and


• Lighting

• Building security and monitoring

• Comfort and entertainment

• New services and business models

• Integration of renewable energies into the smart grid

• Integration of smart homes and smart buildings into smart cities


5G Messtechnik

• Prototyping

• Device test

• Infrastructure test

• Deployment

• Testing service

• Approval scenarios

Forum wireless


• LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area


• mMTC (massive Machine Type


• URLLC (Ultra-Reliable Low-Lateny


• WSN (Wireless Sensor Network)

• IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things)

• Industry 4.0

Forum Künstliche


• AI in embedded-systems:

Hardware and software-components

for the design of AI-systems

• AI in automotive and telematics:

Autonomous driving, traffic control,

Safety & Security

• AI in the factory:

Machine learning, predictive

maintenance, optimization of working

environment and production



May 2nd and 3rd 2019

Opening times from 9:30 to  17:00


International Congress Center Dresden

Ostra-Ufer 2, 01067 Dresden Germany

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Richard-Reitzner-Allee 2

85540 Haar near Munich


managing directors:

Kurt Skupin ∙ Wolfgang Materna

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