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14 April 2015
Belgium
Ludwigshafen

Advance Notice

The official Anniversary Event to commemorate the 150th anniversary of BASF will take place on April 23, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in the BASF Feierabendhaus. The company expects more than 1,000 international guests from government, business, research, and society.

Scheduled speakers:

  • Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Malu Dreyer, Minister-President of Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE

One highlight of the event will be the premiere of the composition “Symphony No. 8: Water Dances,” which Michael Nyman composed for BASF’s anniversary. The English composer was inspired by sounds, which BASF employees worldwide collected and submitted in 2014. The symphonic work will be performed for the first time by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London, conducted by Josep Vicent starting at around 12:30 p.m. on April 23. The event will be moderated by Barbara Hahlweg (German TV station ZDF).

Note to Editors:
As we only have a limited number of seats for journalists, please register as soon as possible via
jennifer.moore-braun@basf.com if you wish to attend. The places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

For your TV reporting, we are offering a satellite transmission via ComSat media.

On April 23, press photos, footage and other materials will be available under the following links:

Press Release (from 1:00 p.m. CEST) 
basf.com/pressrelease                                (English) 
basf.com/pressemitteilungen                      (German)

Live Transmission (from 11:00 a.m. CEST)  
basf.com/pcon                                            (English) 
basf.com/pk                                                (German)

Photos of the Anniversary Event (from 3:00 p.m. CEST) 
basf.com/pressphotos                                (English) 
basf.com/pressefotos                                 (German)

Current TV footage 
tvservice.basf.com/en                                 (English) 
tvservice.basf.com                                      (German)

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Anniversary Event

Last Update 14 April 2015