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From the industry - for the industry!

On October 26 & 27, 2021, the entertainment industry met at the first LEaT con X and exchanged their views on topics related to the restart and the future of the industry in the stylish ambience of the Schuppen 52 in Hamburg's harbor in an exclusive setting.

The conclusion: recommended for repetition!

Impressions of the first LEaT con X:

What is the LEaT con X?

LEaT con X 2021 Rendering Location

LEaT con X is a small but exclusive boutique event – the smaller sister of the big LEaT con (Convention) format, one could say. The concept of LEaT con X is to bring together up to 30 exhibiting companies with the most important stakeholders in the industry. Every LEaT con X has a special thematic focus, which is intensified on a main stage with first-class keynotes and panels. On an area of around 6,000 square meters, this year everything will revolve around the restart of the industry and urgent future business topics


Future Entertainment Talk auf der LEaT con X 2021

The Main Topics of LEaT con X 2021 were:


  • Restart of the industry
  • HR and skilled workers
  • Representation of interests
  • Business and finances
  • Future Business

Program at LEat con X 2021

  • Day 1: Tuesday, October 26, 2021

    Start of the event: 10 a.m. (admission from 9 a.m.)

    Moderation: Sebastian Messerschmidt


    10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
    Lutz Rathmann (RIEDEL Communications)

    Strategies for coping with the Corona crisis from the company’s point of view
    What skills and profiles are needed?

    11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Christoph Kauffmann (Osborne Clarke)

    The pandemic as a conflict driver
    What are the legal consequences?

    12:30 – 13:00
    Thomas Peter (Osborne Clarke)

    Market control, but done right (and legally)
    Control without falling into the cartel trap.

    13:30 – 14:00 p.m.
    JoJo Tillmann (Lighting Designer)

    The Role of Lighting + Climate on the Road
    How to accelerate climate awareness in stage lighting for lighting and media operators and promote environmental sustainability methods.

    14:30 – 15:10 p.m.
    Markus Diem (EPEA Institute Hamburg) and Holger Hübner (WOA Festival)

    Cradle2Cradle: Sustainability in Companies and at Festivals
    How does sustainability become effectively applicable in companies? And how can this be implemented at a festival like Wacken?

    15:30 – 16:00 p.m.
    Univ.-Prof. Cornelia Zanger (TU Chemnitz, Deputy Chairwoman of the Board R.I.F.E.L. e. V.)

    Future value chains of the LiveCom industry
    The R.I.F.E.L. Institute will present its latest study results exclusively and in advance at LEaT con X.

    16:30 – 17:15 p.m.
    Alexander Pietschmann (Adam Hall), Oliver Leisse, Cedric Ebener and others

    Entertainment Future Talk
    Interactive stage talk: What do future stage formats look like? And what does that mean for our industry?

    17:15 – 18:00 p.m.

  • Day 2: Wednesday, October 27, 2021

    Start of the event: 10 a.m. (admission from 9 a.m.)

    Moderation: Sebastian Messerschmidt

    10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
    Oliver Leisse (Futurologist)

    Visions for the event industry
    How will entertainment formats and services change?

    11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
    Marcus Pohl (ISDV)

    Bogus self-employment vs. human resources
    Management and commissioning strategies for the event industry

    12:30 – 13:00 p.m.

    Unfortunately, this slot has to be cancelled at short notice due to illness!

    Marco Bülow (MdB, member of DIE PARTEI and book author)

    Turning Lobbyland into a good country
    What does it take for good and meaningful advocacy in our industry?

    13:30 – 14:00 p.m.
    Florian Merkle (Osborne Clarke)

    Government support, tax changes, choice of legal form
    Where do we stand and which opportunities are there?

    14:30 – 15:00 p.m.
    Tobias Gramm (Tividoo)

    Everything goes online: The Internet as an event location and more…
    Digitalization has entered the event industry in a very short time at an extremely high speed. Which technical and organizational requirements are necessary to realize contemporary events professionally and fail-safe online?

    15:30 – 16:15 p.m.
    Panel discussion, among others with Rafael Melson (AVIXA), Prof. Axel Barwich (Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen), Andreas Mohnke (Riedel Communications)

    Future Education Talk
    The future of education in the event industry

    16:30 – 17:00 p.m.
    Prof. Axel Barwich (Technical University of Central Hesse) und Rafael Melson (AVIXA)

    Future Education: New University Network of the AV Industry
    At LEaT con X, a professors’ panel met during the morning. The results of the meeting and the new university network of the AV industry will be presented exclusively on the mainstage of LEaT con X.

    17:00 – 18:00 p.m.

Our stage program as re-live


You couldn’t attend the LEaT con X?

Use the new event and video platform LO:X of the Ebner Media Group!

Click on this link, go through the registration process and then select the event “LEaT con X”. There you will be able to watch some of the presentations of the stage program again as video on demand – and even get in touch with our speakers and exhibitors directly. Our future events and seminars will also take place at LO:X.

Arrival & Accommodation


Schuppen 52
Australiastrasse 52, 20457 Hamburg

  • Bus shuttle: from Hafencity directly to the location

    Stress-free transfer from Hafencity to Schuppen 52

    With the support of Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein (VHH), we offer a shuttle service from Hafencity to the event location – and it’s sustainable, because our shuttle runs fully electric.

    Centrally located, our shuttle bus departs from the HafenCity University University stop (opposite Holiday Inn Hafen City) at 9:15 a.m. on the days of the event. After the event, the bus will return to the HafenCity bus stop at 6:30 pm from Schuppen 52.

    Timetable (26. & 27.10.2021)

    9:15 a.m.: HafenCity University stop → Schuppen 52

    6:30 p.m.: Schuppen 52 → HafenCity University stop

  • How to get there: by car to the location

    Arrival by car is possible, but there are only around 140 parking lots available on the premises. Please do not travel individually by car, instead form car pools if possible, to avoid an unnecessary strain on the parking situation on site.

    >> Arrival by car | Google Maps

    Alternative parking 

    is available in the Hafencity parking garage (Überseequartier underground parking lot. A day ticket there costs 24 euros (24-hour ticket). A few meters away, our all-electric bus shuttle will then drive directly to the location (departure at the Hafencity University stop on both event days at 9:15 a.m.). You can also use public transport from there to the location (see “Getting there: Public transport”).

    Another alternative is the parking lot at Cruise Terminal Steinwerder. A full-day ticket (parking lot A) costs 20 euros there. The parking spaces can be used spontaneously or booked online in advance (the price remains the same for both options, however; a parking space reservation is possible up to 24 hours in advance). From Cruise Terminal Steinwerder it is a 30-minute walk to Schuppen 52.

  • How to get there: Public transport to the location

    You can reach Schuppen 52 by taking one of the following public transports:

    • with the S31, station Veddel (BallinStadt)
    • with the S3, station Veddel (BallinStadt)

    From the station Veddel (BallinStadt) it is a 20 min. walk to Schuppen 52 ( over the Veddeler Damm). Alternatively, you can take the bus 256 (direction Steinwerder, Alter Elbtunnel) at the station S Veddel (Westseite); get off at the bus station Australiastraße (Hafenmuseum).

    If you would like to take the opportunity to combine your journey with a short boat trip across the Elbe, you can also take the ferry from Landungsbrücken:

    • By boat 72 (direction St. Pauli Landungsbrücken via Arnigstraße), from Landungsbrücken bridge 1 to the other side of the Elbe, exit Arnigstraße.

    From the Arnigstraße pier, it is about a 20-minute walk to Schuppen 52 (via Worthdamm and Windhukkai). Alternatively, you can change to Bus 256 (direction Überseezentrum) at the Arnigstraße station (ferry); get off at the Australiastraße station (Hafenmuseum).

  • Deutsche Bahn event ticket

    In cooperation with Deutsche Bahn we offer you the event ticket for nationwide travelling at a fixed price:

    One-way event ticket, with train connection (while stocks last)
    2nd class 49,50 €* / 1st class 80,90 €*

    One-way event ticket, fully flexible
    2nd class 67,50 €* / 1st class 98,90 €*

    *The offer can be additionally combined with the BahnCard 25/50.

    >> To the Deutsche Bahn event ticket

  • Accommodation: Hotels nearby

    Our recommendation: 25hours Hotel

    Use the code 25h_LEaT to get 20% off the daily rate. Special thanks to the team of 25hours Hotel!

    to get 20% off the daily rate. Special thanks to the team of 25hours Hotel!

    (Attention: The contingent is limited!)

    Other hotels nearby:



Exhibitors at LEaT con X.

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