Five Hamburg mayors to speak at Albert Ballin Round Table

To mark the 101st anniversary of the death of former Hapag Director-General Albert Ballin on Saturday, 9 November 2019, as well as the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Hapag-Lloyd will be hosting a discussion round on “Hamburg at the Crossroads of Globalisation and Digitalisation”.

In the historic main building of the University of Hamburg, the company will have the honour to welcome five first mayors of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Together, they have more than 25 years of experience at the helm of the city and its political and social development.

Klaus von Dohnanyi, Ortwin Runde, Ole von Beust, Christoph Ahlhaus and Peter Tschentscher will discuss the current and future development of the city as well as further globalisation and increasing digitalisation. The moderator will be Matthias Iken, deputy editor-in-chief of the daily newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the event will begin at 6:00 p.m. All interested persons are cordially invited to attend. Please RSVP by writing to [email protected].

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About Hapag-Lloyd

With a fleet of 237 modern container ships and a total transport capacity of 1.7 million TEU, Hapag-Lloyd is one of the world’s leading liner shipping companies. The Company has around 12,800 employees and 399 offices in 128 countries. Hapag-Lloyd has a container capacity of approximately 2.6 million TEU – including one of the largest and most modern fleets of reefer containers. A total of 118 liner services worldwide ensure fast and reliable connections between more than 600 ports on all the continents. Hapag-Lloyd is one of the leading operators in the Transatlantic, Middle East, Latin America and Intra-America trades.


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