Many things change, but one thing stays the same: Everything will be new at the new.New Festival! First and foremost, we’re proud to announce that this year’s edition will take place in Stuttgart – the hometown of CODE_n – at the prestigious Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle.
With its strong economy and industrial background, Baden-Wuerttemberg – and especially the state capital Stuttgart – is the perfect place to bring the festival spirit to life. A variety of corporate initiatives and three dedicated digital hubs make the region an attractive spot for startup founders. From its long tradition of outstanding inventors and entrepreneurs to its new and dynamic startup and innovation community – the city has become a new focal point for investors. Its excellent digital and transportation infrastructure help make Stuttgart the ideal location for this popular event. As you can see, Silicon Valley is not the only place where digital innovation makes its home!


Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle - “Music, sport, show – there’s always a buzz in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle. For more than 30 years about 600,000 sport and music fans have been annually celebrating their idols and savouring the atmosphere.”A perfect surrounding for us during the new.New Festival: Riding the wave of history, tradition, unconventional shows and interaction we are going to fill the arena with the spirit of digital innovation.


There are some common questions which we’ve listed here. If you still have any questions, please feel free to contact us

What are the opening hours of the CODE_n new.New Festival?

The CODE_n new.New Festival will open its doors from 9 a.m to 6 p.m., followed by evening events.

Where is the CODE_n new.New Festival taking place?

The innovation festival will take place all over Stuttgart. The Main Event will be at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle (Mercedesstraße 69, 70372 Stuttgart).

How do you get to Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle?

The venue can be reached by public transport as well as by car. You will find all directions here:

Is the festival area accessible?

The event site will be fully accessible for people with limited mobility. In addition, festival staff will provide help whenever it is needed.

I want to attend the CODE_n new.New Festival as a media representative. Who do I contact?

As soon as the ticket sale stars, just select the category “Media” when placing your order and you will receive a free entrance ticket. You will need to upload some proof of your profession when making your purchase. If you need any further information, feel free to contact our communications team (

Will there be filming and photographers on the festival area?

Photographs will be taken and film recordings will be made during the event. Speeches will be streamed live through various websites (e.g., CODE_n, its official partners, YouTube). By entering the premises where the event will be held, the Participant agrees to the publication of digital media without fee or payment and without requirement for the express agreement of the Participant. In the event that the Participant does not agree with any such publication of images or video material, he or she is kindly requested to inform GFT in advance by writing to

I am interested in volunteering at the event. Who do I contact?

If you are interested in volunteering at the event, please contact Leethicia Tomety (

What is included in the CODE_n new.New Festival ticket?

The festival ticket entitles you to access all public areas within the event site. It also entitles you to attend the extensive conference program on the Main Stage, the Innovation Stage and the four Side Stages. Furthermore, it gives you admission to the CODE_n Award Show on October 9, assuming you have a valid ticket for that day.

What kind of tickets can I purchase?

You can either buy Festival Passes or Day Passes.Festival Passes give you admission to the festival for the entire duration of the event, as well as selected afterwork events. They also cover the CODE_n Award show on October 9. With a Day Pass, you can attend the festival (and all events scheduled for that day) on the day the ticket is valid.

Are the tickets for the CODE_n new.New Festival transferable?

Yes, the CODE_n new.New Festival tickets are transferable. More information will follow.

Is the CODE_n new.New Festival refundable?

Unfortunately, the tickets for the festival are non-refundable. However, they are transferable to other people.

Which is the right ticket for me?

This brief overview of last year’s categories will help you choose the right ticket. Information on 2018 tickets will follow shortly
  • Startups: You are the founder or a member of a new enterprise? Choose the “Startups” option when you buy your ticket.
  • Students: You are still at school or are currently enrolled at a university? Just choose the category “Students” and you will benefit from a special student discount. Please make sure to bring a valid student ID card with you on the day of the festival.
  • Media: Do you plan to attend the festival as a media representative or a blogger? For free media registration, please contact:
  • Corporates & others: Will you be representing a company or do you not fit into any of the other categories? Then “Corporates & others” is the right option for you.