Obama Expected at Bits & Pretzels

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August 06th, 2019
Malcolm Bahati, News from Berlin
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Bits & Pretzels is a three-day festival that connects 5,000 founders, investors, startup enthusiasts, and all other decision-makers of the startup ecosystem from different backgrounds.

Former US President Barack Obama is expected in Munich for Bits & Pretzels, same time Oktoberfest will be happening.

Obama will open Bits & Pretzels on September 29th. In a moderated conversation, he will touch on his time in office and his thoughts on leadership in the world in different set of cultural backgrounds. He is one of the most influential people of our time and we are excited to have him around.

The 57-year-old former US president is expected to discuss his time in office and leadership in a crowd of 5,000 people at the ticketed event . This will relate to different cultural differences and how to face the challenges.

Other speakers include Fatoumata Ba, founder and CEO of African social startup Janngo, as well as Donna Carpenter, co-founder and CEO of Burton Snowboards.

The festival will take place from September 29th to October 1st at the Kongressgelände in Munich.

Obama may as well visit Munich’s world famous Oktoberfest during his time in Bavaria, the former president revealed in 2016 during an event in Hanover that he regretted not having visited the event before.

"I have somehow continued to miss Oktoberfest, so that's probably something that is better for me to do as a former president rather than as president. I'll have more fun," he said during a press conference alongside Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.


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