• José Manuel Barroso

    Keynote 2019

  • Kiefer Sutherland

    Showact 2019

  • Gerhard Schröder

    Keynote 2018

  • Yvonne Catterfeld

    Showact 2018

  • Giovanni di Lorenzo

    Keynote 2017

  • Anastacia

    Showact 2017

  • Christian Wulff

    Keynote 2016

  • Boris Becker

    Keynote 2015

  • Bill Kaulitz

    Special Guest 2015

  • Jean-Claude Juncker

    Keynote 2014

  • Toni Garrn

    Special Guest 2014

  • Steve Wozniak

    Keynote 2013

The Gala

José Manuel Barroso

Former President of the European Commission, Keynote

Kiefer Sutherland


Klaas Heufer-Umlauf


The Best Brands Gala takes place every year in February in the ballroom of the Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich. Over 600 guests from the business and retail worlds and the media attend the event, which has become a firm fixture in the calendar as the most relevant German marketing award.

In a festive award show, the results of the complex study of GfK will be announced, honoring not only the top 10 winners but also the respective “Best Brands” of the individual categories.

The 16th ceremony on 20 Feburary 2019 was opened by the former President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso. Host of the event was for the third time Klaas Heufer-Umlauf, showact was the actor and singer Kiefer Sutherland.

Awarded in 2019 were the “Best German Corporate Brand International”, the “Best Product Brand”, the “Best Growth Brand” and in the special category the “Best Digital Life Brand”.

Sponsors 2019

Media Partner 2019

Mobility Partner 2019

Become a sponsor

Become a sponsor of the “Best Brands”: Present your brand in an attractive ambience of the Best Brands gala in front of about 600 distinguished guests. There are various ways you can present your brand at the event – for example, an advertisement in the special issue of WirtschaftsWoche or a logo placement on the guest list.

We individually check which sponsoring concept fits best to your brand and how it can be integrated individually.

If you’re interestet in becoming a sponsor please contact the organization team via info@bestbrands.de.