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“Best Brands” is a joint event organised by the companies listed on the right.

For questions regarding the event in general please use the e-mail address or the form in the Contact column. For questions on specific companies you can get in touch directly with a contact person in the Partners column.

Website design, editing, social media: Florian Stemmler

Photo Klaas Heufer-Umlauf: Marcus Höhn
Photo Dr. Rainer Esser: Johannes Arlt
Photo Maria Exner: Michael Heck

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Serviceplan Gruppe für innovative Kommunikation GmbH & Co. KG
Haus der Kommunikation
Brienner Str. 45 a-d
D-80333 München

Telephone: +49 89 / 2050 20
Telefax: +49 89 / 2050 2111
info@serviceplan.com
www.serviceplan.com

USt-IdNr./VAT Nr. according to § 27 a Value Added Tax Act: DE 130259820
District court Munich HRA 45163
Authorised executive: Florian Haller, Dr. Peter Haller, Ronald Focken, Dr. Fabian Prüschenk, Alexander Schill

GfK SE
Nordwestring 101
D-90419 Nürnberg

Telephone: +49 911 / 395 0
Telefax: +49 911 / 395 2209
gfk@gfk.com
www.gfk.com

Registered office: Nürnberg
Entered in the Commercial Register at the District Court:
Nürnberg: HRB 25014
VAT no.: DE 133 500 719

Represented by the Management Board:
Dr. Gerhard Hausruckinger (Speaker of the Management Board), Christian Diedrich (CFO), Matthias Hartmann, David Krajicek, Alessandra Cama

ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
Medienallee 7
D-85774 Unterföhring

Telephone: +49 89 / 9507 10
Telefax: +49 89 / 9507 1122
info@ProSiebenSat1.com

HRB 124169 AG München
USt-IdNr. DE 198611898
St.Nr. 9143/802/32329

represented by the Executive Board:
Thomas Ebeling (Chairman), Conrad Albert, Dr. Ralf Schremper, Dr. Christian Wegner, Dr. Gunnar Wiedenfels

Markenverband e.V.
Unter den Linden 42
D-10117 Berlin

Telephone: +49 30 / 206 168 0
Telefax: +49 30 / 206 168 777
info@markenverband.de
www.markenverband.de

District court – Charlottenburg VR 27535 B

General Manager: Christian Köhler

Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH & Co. KG
Kasernenstraße 67
D-40213 Düsseldorf

Telephone: +49 211 / 887 0
wiwo@wiwo.de
www.vhb.de

District court Düsseldorf

Court registration number HRB 20950
VAT ID number: DE119273981

Executive: Gabor Steingart (Chairman), Ingo Rieper, Frank Dopheide

Chief Editor WirtschaftsWoche: Miriam Meckel

Zeitverlag Gerd Bucerius GmbH & Co. KG

DIE ZEIT
Helmut-Schmidt-Haus
Buceriusstraße, Entrance Speersort 1
D-20095 Hamburg

Telephone: +49 40 / 3280 0
Telefax: +49 (0)40 3271 11
DieZeit@zeit.de
www.zeit.de

Founding Editor: Gerd Bucerius (1906 – 1995)

Publisher: Dr. Marion Gräfin Dönhoff (1909 – 2002), Helmut Schmidt (1918 – 2015), Dr. Josef Joffe

Editor-in-chief: Giovanni di Lorenzo

Ströer SE & Co. KGaA
Ströer Allee 1
D-50999 Köln

Telephone: +49 2236 / 96 45-0
Fax: +49 2236 / 96 45-299
info@stroeer.com
www.stroeer.com

Executive Board: Udo Müller (CEO), Dr. Bernd Metzner (CFO), Christian Schmalzl (COO)
Supervisory Board: Christoph Vilanek (Chairman)

Court registration number HRB 41 548
VAT ID number.: DE811763883
District court Köln