Speaker profile


  • Mr Matthias Lüfkens
    Expert of Twitter Diplomacy, Managing Director of Digital Practice EMEA
    Burson-Marsteller and previously Associate Director-Media at World Economic Forum


Matthias Lüfkens, leads the Digital Practice of Burson-Marsteller across Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA). Before joining Burson-Marsteller Lüfkens was Head of Digital media at the World Economic Forum (WEF) where he designed and implemented the digital strategy. He has brought the digital world to Davos through his innovative use of Social Media, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Flickr, Wikipedia, YouTube and Livestream and has advised a wide range of Fortune 500 companies as well as non-profit organisations on social media. Sereviously a journalist, he was Baltic States correspondent for Agence France Presse, Libération and the Daily Telegraph (1991-96); and later Deputy Editor-in-chief of EuroNews television (1996-2004). He is a an occasional columnist on mastering social networks for French-Swiss business magazine Bilan, and a frequent speaker at major technology events such as LeWeb in Paris, Lift in Geneva, the Next Conference in Berlin, SIME in Stockholm and TedxZurich.

In 1991 he founded the In Your Pocket city guide series in Lithuania, now Central Europe's premier publisher and provider of city information. Follow him @luefkens.

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