External speakers

Reiner Hoffmann

President, Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund

Reiner Hoffmann, a native of Wuppertal, who holds a degree in economics, committed important stages of his life to the cause of the trade union movement: Head of research funding of the Hans-Böckler-Foundation, Director of the European Trade Union Institute, Deputy Secretary General of the European Trade Union movement and State District Leader of the IG BCE North Rhein. In May 2014 Hoffmann was elected to be the new president of the German Trade Union.