The publisher Hubert Burda celebrated his 80th birthday on Monday at the Group's location in Arabellastraße. Hundreds of employees and numerous guests of honour, including the Bavarian Minister President Markus Söder, Munich's Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter, CSU honorary member Edmund Stoiber, actor Fritz Wepper, composer Eberhard Schoener and former McKinsey boss Herbert Henzler celebrated this special day with Burda.
The program on this festive day was moving: Daughter Elisabeth sang a song she had written herself for her father. The management and staff of Burda Forward also serenaded the publisher on his birthday. As entrepreneur and aesthete, as visionary and role model, as comrade and friend.
Visibly moved, Hubert Burda thanked all the well-wishers and gave his employees some important advice for stormy times: "It's part of life that you have to get something done. If you risk something, you can lose. But then it's a matter of standing up and moving on."