TEDx CBS Cologne

About Creating Tomorrow

At times, one step further, one extra mile and just one word can make all the noise. The noise continues to echo in the free yet restricted world of ours. These actions and words create the smallest to the largest of revolutions to build a better future. It takes strength to climb higher and leave these limits behind. Creating a better tomorrow for the world around.

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About TEDx CBS Cologne 2024

TEDx CBS Cologne 2024: Another inspiring event! 

We explored innovative ideas and thought-provoking discussion under the theme of "Creating Tomorrow"

2024 TEDx CBS Cologne Talks

Professor Laxmi Remer, CBS International Business School

How Microfinance can help the poor

Dr. Laxmi Remer is a distinguished academic leader renowned for her groundbreaking contributions to finance education and research. Holding a PhD from Bayes Business School, London, Dr. Remer has redefined CBS's finance curriculum, integrating sustainability and elevating its international profile. Her impactful tenure at CBS underscores her pivotal role in advancing finance education and her profound impact on the academic community. 


Jesper Erichsen, Chief Operating Officer DKV Mobility

Future of Mobility

Jesper Erichsen is a dynamic leader at the forefront of shaping the future of mobility. With a wealth of experience in IT/digitalization, transformation, and general management, Jesper is a visionary strategist with a keen understanding of the evolving landscape of transportation. His expertise in change management, process optimization, and project management has enabled him to drive initiatives that leverage technology innovation to enhance efficiency and sustainability in the mobility sector.


Nils Schneider, Founder and CEO of Blauer Adler

Holistic Life Goals

Nils Schneider has dedicated his career to enhancing personal and professional lives through advanced technology. This passion is rooted in his own transformative experiences, which reshaped his outlook and approach to life following a serious neck injury in 2020. This life-altering event steered him towards prioritizing holistic health and well-being, inspiring the foundation of Blaue Adler. He strives to create a world where every person has the freedom and knowledge to be their best self. 

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TEDxCBS Cologne 2023
TEDxCBS Cologne - 2023

TEDx CBS Cologne 2024 builds on the success of our first event in 2023, where we explored the theme "Creating Tomorrow". At last year's event, we explored breakthrough ideas and inspiring talks that challenged the status quo and sparked meaningful conversations. Here's a recap of some of the key moments from TEDx CBS Cologne 2023:

Uwe Schnetzer
Prof. Dr. Uwe Schnetzer
Professor of Marketing & Strategic Management

Lead with Your Heart – Being Human in the Era of AI

Prof. Dr. Uwe Schnetzer discussed how openness, kindness, and empathy improve management and marketing in an era where artificial intelligence plays an increasingly significant role.

Richard James
Richard Jaimes
Technology Expert

Creating YOUR Future

Richard Jaimes shared insights into actively creating one's future and making the best decisions to achieve personal and professional goals.

Eva Gengler
Eva Gengler
Ph.D. candidate in Information Systems

Feminism – For More Equity in AI

Eva Gengler provided insights into the status of AI systems, reasons for discriminatory behavior, and how feminism can address these challenges.

About TED

About TEDX, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia.

TED's media initiatives include, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. 

TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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About CBS International Business School

The Cologne Business School (CBS) is one of the leading private universities of applied sciences for business studies in Germany. Founded in 1993, it is known for providing excellent academic programs and career-oriented training to students from around the world.

With their mission statement Creating tomorrow, they bring together players in tomorrow´s world of work: They offer students an internationally oriented, practical business degree programmes with individual support. 

At CBS, students have the opportunity to pursue a wide range of bachelor's and master's programs, including International Business, Marketing, Digital Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Management, among others. All programs are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today's fast-paced business environment.

One of the unique features of CBS is its focus on practical experience. The university offers various opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience through internships, projects, and real-world case studies. This approach helps students to develop a deep understanding of the business world and to apply their academic knowledge in a practical context.
Furthermore, CBS has a diverse and international student body. Students come from over 70 different countries, making CBS a truly multicultural environment. This diversity not only enriches the student experience but also prepares students to work in a global business environment.

The faculty at CBS is made up of experienced academics and professionals from various industries, ensuring that students receive top-quality education from experts in their field. The small class sizes also allow for personalized attention and mentoring from faculty members.
In addition to the academic programs, CBS offers a range of extracurricular activities and student organizations, such as the CBS Entrepreneurial Club, the CBS Marketing Club, and the CBS Finance Club. These clubs provide students with opportunities to network, learn from industry professionals, and gain practical skills outside of the classroom.


Get to know the CBS in person


Open Campus Day/Night

You will have the chance to chat directly with our student advisory team, professors, and students, who would gladly answer all your questions. We offer you information on our Bachelor’s, Master’s MBA, and Part-Time study programmes.


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