From April 20 to 22, 2021, the second BEST ECONOMY forum will take place at Kloster Andechs, near Munich, Germany. In 2019, the symposium was launched as a collaboration of the three associations Bioland, BIO HOTELS and Economy for the Common Good.

The BEST ECONOMY forum aims to inspire companies to position themselves sustainably. The basic idea is that a future in the interests of the common good can only succeed if the economy focuses on people and not on the maximization of profit and growth.

The slogan of the three-day event is: “Take action not words! Because that is exactly what the initiators are aiming for. The BEST ECONOMY forum does not want to be a specialist conference that only invites people to listen. Rather, it wants to actively involve the participants in the event so that they will be inspired and motivated to put their newly gained ideas and insights into action. Here, traditional companies and organizations meet knowledge-hungry companies. Regardless of young start-ups or established businesses, any company that wants to work more sustainably in the future can benefit from the BEST ECONOMY forum and network with like-minded people.

Every day starts with inspiring keynote speeches by well-known speakers and best practice examples. Among them are well-known entrepreneurs and speakers on site, e.g.

  • Linda Preil (einhorn products GmbH)
  • Jan Plagge (Präsident von Bioland e.V.)
  • Antje von Dewitz (VAUDE Sport GmbH)
  • Dirk Kanancher (GLS Gemeinschaftsbank)
  • Johannes Gutmann (SONNENTOR Kräuterhandelsgesellschaft mbH)

After the presentations, the group work continues with the help of the “systemic mission statement process”, where participants develop their own sustainable company positioning and strategies. In this way, the participants of the BEST ECONOMY forum can develop a kind of sustainability guideline for themselves, which acts as a strategy for the next steps of the company.

The BEST ECONOMY forum will be held as an online event and a face-to-face conference. If no major events with physical attendance are allowed to take place in April 2021, the entire BEST ECONOMY forum 2021, including the group work, will be held online.

Information about the ticket categories and the program can be found here.
Early Bird tickets are still available until December 31, 2020.

The initiators of the conference have also developed a manifesto, which acts as a guideline for sustainable companies and considers certain measures to be mandatory. It can be seen here.