Master of Ceremony
Karin Helmstaedt is a Canadian-born journalist and TV host based in Berlin. She studied in Toronto, Montreal and Paris, and alongside her studies had an impressive career as a member of Canada’s National Swim Team. It was from the international sporting arena that she embarked on her journalistic career, covering major sporting events and eventually moving into broadcasting. Since 1999 she’s been one of the most constant faces on Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, hosting news and culture magazine formats as well as special panels and live events. Karin is also a sought-after moderator and facilitator for conferences and events around Europe, with experience over a broad range of topics including sustainability, DEI, and a stakeholder approach for business.