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Detlef Schwarte

Reeperbahn Festival
Co-Founder and Director Conference
Detlef Schwarte (born 1969) - The sociologist is co-founder of the Reeperbahn Festival, Europe´s largest club festival and one of the world´s most important conferences for the music and digital industries. As managing director Schwarte is responsible for the international conference of the Reeperbahn Festival that includes a programme of more than 300 sessions, networking events, showcases and award shows and hosts more than 5,000 delegates from 55 countries.
Furthermore as partner and managing director of Inferno Events, a Hamburg public events agency, he designs and implements corporate and public events such as Night of Knowledge, Hamburg Night of Theatre or German Unification Day 2008.
Schwarte attends international conferences year round and speaks regularly on panels, e.g. at Eurosonic Noorderslag (NL), Canadian Music Week (CA), Oya Festival (NOR) or BIME (ES).