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Keynote Speaker Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg: Former German Minister of Defence and EU Commission Advisor for Internet Freedom; Founder of Spitzberg & Partners - New York

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Basic information about zu Guttenberg


Germany’s Former Minister of Economy and Technology and Member of Parliament


Talking Topics -zu Guttenberg ‘s areas of expertise are the following:


Current Political, Economic, Diplomatic and Financial Matters

Global Transatlanticism: Where the Allies Are

Iran and the Countries of the Middle East

Rebuilding Transatlantic Relations

International Relations and Defence Policy

The world of Technology and Internet Security


His style: intense, powerful, honest

Audiences who have seen zu Guttenberg on stage describe him as a great speaker who knows how to express his thoughts. He delivers his messages in a vibrant, exciting, passionate and, above all, honest way.


Zu Guttenberg’s career


Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg speaks about the Transatlantic Cooperation between Europe and the USA. The equally exciting and actual topic is Brexit. Baron zu Guttenberg is one of the most famous European politicians.


Minister of Economy and Technology

In 2009, he was elected as Minister of Economy and Technology. After that, he also was  Minister of Defence in the cabinet of Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel. Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is the youngest ever Minister of Economy and Technology in Germany.


As a “Distinguished Statesman” at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) – Washington, he is a leader of a high-level transatlantic dialogue initiative. This initiative is focussing on current political, financial, economic, as well as scientific matters.


Senior Advisor to the European Commission

Baron zu Guttenberg also works as a Senior Advisor to the European Commission´s “No Disconnect Strategy” since 2011. The strategy is offering strategic advice on how to give on-going support to internet users, vloggers, bloggers, and also cyber-activists who are living under authoritarian regimes.


Member of Parliament

From 2002 to 2011 he was as a member of the Bundestag (German Parliament). In the years from 2002 to 2008, Karl-Theodor also served as a leading member of the Bundestag´s Foreign Affairs Committee. Working as Minister of Defence, he directed the most important structural reform to the German Bundeswehr.


CEO of Spitzberg Partners LLC

In 2013 with the former CEO of the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Ulf Gartzke, he set the company named Spitzberg Partners LLC. The company supports start-ups and help them to succeed.



Nowadays, he talks at national and international forums worldwide and is a sought-after speaker. However, he also enjoys returning home to Germany. He comes home to consult his former party CDU or as “Distinguished Statesman” at the Center of Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) based in Washington. Baron zu Guttenberg has many activities and won’t be bored any time soon.


Baron zu Guttenberg


He is a member of a wealthy, aristocratic family whose bloodlines are traced back to 1158. In 1700, Guttenberg’s ancestors were given the title Baron of the Holy Roman Empire. Guttenberg is also related to the Habsburgs, which is another royal family. Habsburgs dynasty has a rich history with the Holy Roman Empire. He is a fabulous personality to meet and have a chance to talk.




One of Angela Merkel´s government´s star performers, he is a very skilled politician. He provides an exceptional insight into the world of politics, the economy, diplomacy, and defense policy.


With a strong knowledge in technology and hands-on expertise determining the EU´s “Internet Policy,” Baron zu Guttenberg is also a highly desired speaker on technology growth and efficient use of the internet.


His presentations

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is a charismatic speaker whose words are powerful and revealing, performed in the professional style.


Zu Guttenberg enjoys the easiness of establishing a company in the USA in contrast to Germany with its many regulations and rules. However, he has his opinions in the matters concerning politics or financials in the USA – and talks about them openly in his presentations. Zu Guttenberg also talks about issues and concerns of world politics, business, diplomacy, and transatlantic relations. As a former minister of defense, he has the best insights about foreign and domestic affairs.


Zu Guttenberg’s publications


Baron zu Guttenberg has published many articles in national and international newspapers and magazines on topics foreign, economic and security policy.



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