Although Disrupt is returning to Berlin after a three-year stint in London, this is not to be thought of as a purely “Berlin” event. This is a European event, which happens to be in Berlin. So startups and investors from all over the European ecosystem will come.
The 6,500 square meter Arena was built in 1927 as an omnibus depot, and at the time was the largest freestanding hall in Europe. The Arena was used as a weapons storage for the Third Reich during World War II and was converted to a refugee camp after the war was over.
The Arena was extensively renovated in 2000 into an impressive venue for events for up to 9,000 people. The combination of 1920s architecture, historical significance and modern amenities make the Arena Berlin one of the most popular event spaces in the city, and you’re really going to enjoy it.
Not to reveal too many details for the show just yet, but you can check out a list of past speakers and learn more about the various components of the show on the Disrupt Berlin page to get a sense of what will be in store for you.
Disrupt Berlin 2017 takes place December 4-5, and you can sign up for two-for-one tickets to the show here.