Anyone strolling through Cologne on 13 and 14 September will have the impression that they are enjoying a sneak preview of the future. For two days, DIGITAL X will transform Cologne into the world exhibition of digitalisation – with digital megatrends and the most important technologies and innovations presented live on-site. Never before have we been presented with greater challenges – or opportunities – by the digital transformation. Recent years in particular have shown just how far-reaching the impact of digitalisation is on people, the economy and public life. DIGITAL X supplies answers, inspiration and orientation to create a better understanding of this transformation and the ability to shape it.
DIGITAL X, Europe’s leading digitalisation initiative, will be bringing the most important megatrends in the world of digitalisation into the heart of Cologne for two days. Get ready for entertainment highlights, interactive workshops, brand presentations and media stunts, as well as captivating panel discussions featuring top national and international speakers exploring the biggest trends in the fields of education, health, security, connectivity, sustainability, mobility, globalisation and New Work. Within the four DIGITAL X districts – Inspiration District, Future District, Interactive District and Disruption District – you will be treated to two full days of extraordinary moments in which you can join forces with over 30,000 people to shape the digital future.
We bring digitalisation megatrends to life in the city of Cologne. Various routes guide visitors from trend to trend, helping participants to discover the individual districts, brand houses and marketplaces.
Discover the newest product showcases, brand highlights and tech innovations live and in person and let the featured trends whisk you away into a digital future. The future is now!
Experience major moments, captivating entertainment highlights and top speakers in live panel discussions on five main stages. You can look forward to exclusive live acts, innovative shows and important product announcements.
Our DIGITAL X partners are supplying two days packed full of highlights. Be it at various brand houses or mobile throughout the city, on 13 and 14 September real use cases will be transformed into a richly immersive and interactive live experience.
If you have already registered for DIGITAL X, you can use your access details to easily log in to the “My DIGITAL X” area and participate in the events.
DIGITAL X 2022 will take place on September 13 and 14 - save the date in your calendar now!
The INSPIRATION DISTRICT at the MediaPark is THE place to be for incredible moments and the visionary DIGITAL X future. We will be creating an amazing atmosphere here all around the MediaPark. Visitors will be able to experience well-known speakers and a range of megatrends and innovations. The Inspiration Marketplace is an area of more than 2,500 square metres featuring the most exciting tech trends relating to 5G, IoT, green tech and drone technologies. There will also be live showcases and a food market that are sure to dazzle visitors and invite them to linger. The Cologne Stadtgarten will be home to the popular FUTURE DISTRICT, where the Telekom TechBoost programme presents start-ups, young visionaries and entrepreneurs in the open-air Start-up Garden with new approaches and business solutions for a digital future. In Spichernstraße, 5G Square showcases a wealth of innovations that let you experience the things that technology is already making possible today. The topic of ‘Mindfulness’ is also getting its own stage in the ‘Mindfulness area’ at the Stadtgarten – the perfect place for visitors to slow down and take a step back.
In 2022, the Friesen Quarter will be hosting the INTERACTIVE DISTRICT: here, digitalisation will be brought to life in an incomparable setting between Friesenplatz, Friesenstraße and the 25hours Hotel. The entire area around Cologne’s Friesenplatz presents the perfect opportunity for visitors and anyone else who is interested to take a plunge into the world of gaming. Not only will the Magenta eTrophy grand finale be held in the centre of the district, but visitors can also look forward to a wide-ranging supporting programme that includes everything from FIFA coaching and sessions with SK Gaming to the latest pioneering innovations in the field of e-sports. Disruption will be the name of the game in the Belgian Quarter, the hotspot for ideas, visions and business solutions that dare to be different. Here, the big Entertainment Boulevard with its open-air cinema and exclusive film premieres in Maastrichter Straße will be a major draw for visitors. The Open Stage at Rudolfplatz features an inviting array of star guests, readings, gaming contests and MagentaMusik highlights that make an extended stay even more enticing. There is even a striking eye-catcher: an XXL magic billboard at the corner of Brabanter Straße with animated 3D content that is sure to amaze around the clock.