On stage

The Hive brings together attendees and speakers from all over the World, who share their insights and expertise.

Since our speakers and the attendees are so diverse, you get ideas, inspiration and feedback from other countries, too.

Sometimes these topics are hands on, and sometimes they are more inspirational. Not only bloggers, but also brands

such as Microsoft, Twitter, Instagram or Edding have spoken at the conference or held a workshop for our attendees.

Here you see who will take the stage as speakers or as members of a panel discussion. Klick on the underlined words to get to the websites, blogs or social media channels.


Sara Tasker is a photographer and writer living in the Yorkshire hills, England. 
A lifelong lover of photography, she switched to using her iPhone & Instagram to document her daily life whilst pregnant with her first child.
Within six months, she’d attracted over 40k followers, and now works full time combining her love of styling, words and photography to create for a range of blogs, brands and publications.
She mentors and coaches influencers and instagrammers, and her weekly podcast 'Hashtag Authentic' explores the new challenges faced by on creatives on social media.

She records her experiences & adventures on her blog, Me & Orla, as well as her daily Instagram shares.

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Marion Vicenta Payr is a photographer and travel blogger based in Vienna, Austria.
She studied Journalism and Media Management at FHWien and worked for one of Austria’s biggest newspapers (during the founding days) and at a startup that brought HD television to Austria. She spent a total of 9 years in the offices of those startups and of an international pay tv corporation in Direct Marketing, before her side project became her main business in 2016.
Photography became Marion’s passion when she registered on Instagram as one of the first in Austria in the beginning of 2011 and has since then gained a following of 270k+ users worldwide (Top 3 countries being USA, Germany and Austria). Now Marion is a self-taught photographer, travel blogger and has made this her main career.
Marion is also a speaker on Influencer Marketing, Instagram, Mobile Photography and Social Storytelling. She was invited to host a talk at „Creative Mornings“, „Content Day“, „Werbeplanung Summit“, „Fifteen Seconds Festival“ and many more. She gives lectures on Mobile Photography & Instagram and has been featured in some of the biggest Newspapers of Austria. Check out her Instagram channel, her Steller Stories and her website.

Claudia Zakrocki, Chief Editor Refinery29 Germany

For many years Cloudy Zakrocki calls the fashion scene her playground. No wonder she is known to be one of Germany's top influencer. Most recently, she was the executive editor of the German online magazine Interview. She expanded the content offer to reach new target groups. Prior to that, she worked successfully as a consultant for website optimization regarding editorial, shopping and social media platforms for publishers and brands. She made a name for herself as a freelance author for LesMads, Germany's most famous fashion blog, and other well-known lifestyle formats. Now she is the editor in chief Refinery29 Germany.
Do check out Refinery29 and Refinery29Germany


Melanie Haynes is a blogger, writer and relocation consultant based in Copenhagen.
She has been blogging since 2008 and is a regular contributor to various publications including The Huffington Post, The Guardian and Grazia. In 2016 she wrote and self published her first book about relocation.
Take a look at her Instagram and her website.

Julie Falconer is a London-based travel blogger and speaker.
She writes an award-winning travel and lifestyle blog, A Lady in London, for which she has traveled to over 100 countries and developed a strong social media presence. She is also a public speaker and lectures about blogging and social media all over the world. Originally from San Francisco, Julie attended Brown University and came to the UK in 2007 after leaving a career in finance, during which she worked for Goldman Sachs and a hedge fund. Check out her Instagram, too!

Lina Mallon founded in 2011 as a personal diary. Within two years, the blog developed into one
of the most famous life & style diaries in Germany,
taking up stories about fashion, travel, but also interior design, beauty and many lifestyle issues. Her blog it is not about distant, unproductive reports, Lina creates individual stories that are
firmly linked to their personality, transport emotions and tell about a truly lived lifestyle.

Lina is 28 years old, single, lives and works in Hamburg.
While studying to become a lawyer, things changed in 2014 and she created her blog.
Today she is not only running her blog as a one woman show, but she also works as a
social media consultant and photographer.
She has her own podcast and works as an interior stylist.
Her first book will be put in autumn 2017.


Roza Sinaysky is a fashion features contributor to ELLE Russia, Buro24/7.ru (Russia’s biggest fashion platform), Vogue Italia and Barneys NYC She also contributes to several Israeli publications, such as Telavivian.com. 
Roza is also the social media correspondent of Helga Design on Kikar Ha Medina, digital branding consultant and a stylist. Roza is also a team member of LDRS Group managing international projects and casting influencers for international and local digital campaigns.

Roza studied fashion at Central Saint Martins collage in London, after her graduation she interned in top international publications such as ELLE UK, Vogue UK, POP, Dazed & Confused, Another Magazine and many others. Roza has assistant top stylists and soon became a successful commercial stylists working on campaigns such as Rolex, Mandarin Oriental, Mr Porter and many others. Roza has worked with industry's top personalities, from Mario Testino and Art Director Patrick Kinmonth, Mary Mccartney, Lucinda Chambers and many others. In this blog Roza documents her many travels, interviews top industry people and gives tips to her favorite spots in her home town Tel Aviv. Roza often collaborates with top international brands such as: MINI Cooper, W hotel, Barneys NY, Estee Lauder, Daniel Wellington and many others.

French born Karine Köng is UK's Top 10 Interior Design Bloggers. She is also a Stylist, Photographer and the Founder of Award-winning online concept store BODIE and FOU which she sold in January 2016 to focus solely on the blog and her portrait photography.
Karine is a self-confessed white interiors lover and aim to create inspiring, white interiors for family living. 
Known for her honest, heart on sleeve posts, she has a no-nonsense approach to life in general and always try to make things simpler with everything she is passionate about: interiors, fashion, food and well-being.
Karine was one of a few brands alongside MERCI in Paris to design a Limited Edition bin with iconic Danish design brand VIPP. She worked as a freelance writer with the UK & French editions of The Simple Things magazine and has launched to much acclaimed, a series of black & white prints under her brand BODIE and FOU. Blogging since 2007, she has worked since then with numerous UK & International brands including Knoll, Vipp, Calvin Klein, Donna Hay, Living Etc, Miele, Samsung, Laura Ashley, Philips Lighting, Hewlett Packard, and regularly work with brands as social media Consultant.
She shares her inspirations about interiors, fashion, travels and well-being on her blog and post almost daily  on Instagram. Her portrait photography can be see here.


Rebecca Lina is the writer behind: 
Elfenkindberlin *the art of slow living*
My world is all about the beauty of the everyday life with my children. I'm living it in a sustainable, organic and natural way, always with a knack for small, fine specialties. All my workings are a declaration of love to what makes me, surrounds me and especially the things that are dear to my heart! *My family* *My label* *My books* *My blog*
Check out her Instagram and Like her on Facebook


Jessika, 33, is the mother of two, young girls.
When she is not blogging, she's working in a full-time management position, always trying to combine her family life with the job she loves.
She started her blog in 2013. On her blog "Herz und Liebe" where she shares the ups and downs of her motherhood, especially her experience of having a daughter with a serious cardiac desease.
Read her blog and follow her on Instagram.


Verena is the forth generation of German biscuit manufacturer Bahlsen. Together with her partner Laura Jaspers she now founded  HERMANS a subsidiary separate from Bahlsen – a network of individuals and companies, looking for real solutions to the challenges of our food system. After studying media communications and management in the USA and the United Kingdom, Verena returned to Germany in 2015. Since then, she has been looking for like-minded people worldwide who deconstruct and rethink our food system and thereby work on the future of good food.


Anna Luz de León is a Berlin based blogger and writer, who started her blog BERLINMITTEMOM in April 2012. Having grown fast as one of the key mom bloggers in Germany, she covers parenting topics as well as food, travel, lifestyle subjects and writes about relevant issues for parents of older children, especially teenagers. When not writing for her own blog or working on offline projects, she is working for corporate blogs and websites, giving consultancy and sharing expertise or writing columns on a regular basis. She is also being booked as a speaker at influencer conferences and holding workshops about creative writing and storytelling for bloggers. Having three school kids, one of them a teen, she is busy all the time - and never running out of ideas for her writing.
Check out her Instagram and her Twitter account, too!



Christian Clawien is the Director of Digital Strategy at fischerAppelt. In the area of strategic planning where he is responsible for strategy and monitoring of the implementation of digital projects. Prior to that, Clawien was Director of Digital & Social Strategy at Interone (BBDO). He has won several awards and is the founder of NEW-D, a magazine for digital transformation.


Vreni Frost is a Berlin based blogger. For more than nine years she is writing about fashion, beauty, travel and all other lifestyle topics that appeal to her life on her blog Neverever. In April 2017 she startet her campaign #neverevernotreal where she fights against fake followers, likes and comments on Instagram. The kick off was a cleaning her own account, where she blocked more than 10.000 followers.

Vreni frost graduated in media science and has worked as a pr consultant before turning full time blogger. Do follow her on Instagram, too.

Dr. Katarzyna Mol-Wolf, Emotion
Dr. Mol-Wolf,
is the executive managing partner of INSPIRING NETWORK and editor-in-chief of EMOTION; furthermore she is a member of the Supervisory Board of the
newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Six years ago Dr. Katarzyna Mol-Wolf established the publishing company INSPIRING NETWORK in Hamburg and since then she leads the midsize company together with her partner Anke Rippert. In addition, Mol-Wolf
simultaneously publishes the women’s magazine EMOTION and the philosophy magazine
HOHE LUFT. In cooperation with Gruner + Jahr Katarzyna Mol-Wolf, who holds a
doctorate in law was involved in the development of EMOTION magazine. Within the first
management-buy- out in November 2009 she assumed the magazine as manager of the
publishing company and it’s advertisement. Since 2011 INSPIRING NETWORK also
publishes HOHE LUFT magazine. The Corporate-Publishing- marketing plays a significant role at the publishing house.
In Mai 2012 Mol-Wolf published a book, which tells her life story about her escape from
Poland and her mother’s new start in Germany: „Mit dem Herz in der Hand: Eine
Geschichte über die Freiheit, das Glück, meine Mutter und mich“ (transl.: With the heart in
my hand: A story about freedom, luck, my mother and me) published in Ludwig Verlag /
Random House. Her book wants to encourage everyone to believe in themselves and to find their own path in life.