Events

Field trips to destinations of geographical importance, conferences at focal points of world history, forums about issues with substance and relevant participants are the signature of our event calendar.

On Focus

Traditional Annual Goose Dinner / XXIX Berlin Global Forum

The annual goose dinner took place this year on November 15, 2017 in the Berlin International Club. Global Bridges had the honor of receiving Baroness Pauline Neville Jones DCMG, member of the British House of Lords, for a second time as the guest speaker for the evening. Her speech addressed the question, “Where is Brexit Britain going?” which was followed by an interactive question round.

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II Study Trip for Legislators from North Dakota in Berlin

Berlin and Potsdam, Germany

November 5-11, 2017

On Sunday, November 5, a delegation of North Dakota State Senators and Representatives landed at Berlin Tegel Airport, marking the start of Global Bridge’s second annual North Dakota Study Trip to Berlin.

The week commenced with a day of meetings and discussions. To begin, Mr. Hans Ulrich-Klose, former member of the German Bundestag (SPD), discussed general foreign affairs, as well as examined the current political situation in the US and its impact on Germany. Professor Barbara John, Chairman of the Welfare Organization Parität Berlin, followed with an analysis on the immigration and integration of refugees in Germany and in Europe on a wider scale. Before our tour of the Bundestag, Mr. Steffen Bilger MdB (CDU) helped summarize the basic functions and breakdown of the German Bundestag. He also touched on the idea of a “Jamaika Coalition” for the new German government.

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VI German-Chinese Young Leaders Conference

Hamburg, Germany

August 20 to 25, 2017

„The Challenges Facing Today’s Young Leaders“

40 Young Leaders from Germany and the People’s Republic of China came together in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg to discuss both the challenges as well as the opportunities of today’s global development. The Military Academy of the German Armed Forces in Hamburg-Blankenese generously hosted the conference. The campus offered a great setting for the working groups and their discussions on topics such as sustainable economic policy, Industry 4.0 and “China’s Belt and Road Initiative.”

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Current

  • XXX Berlin Global Forum, November 2017

    Guest Speaker: Ambassador (ret.) Dr. Volker Stanzel and Tim Wenniges (Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Shanghai) on „China after the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China – Where is the People's Republic Headed?“

  • XIV Frankfurt Global Forum / Thanksgiving Dinner, November 2017

    At the Invitation of The U.S. Consul General Mr. James W. Herman in Frankfurt am Main

  • VIII New York Global Forum, December 2017

    At the Invitation of the German Consul General in New York David Gill
    Guest Speaker: Phil Murphy, newly-elected Governor of New Jersey

  • II Hamburg Global Forum, January 2018

    Guest Speaker: Hans-Georg Frey, Chairman of the Board of the Jungheinrich AG

Program 2017

Momentarily no announcements on short notice.

Past

  • XXIX Berlin Global Forum / Traditional Goose Dinner, November 2017

    Guest Speaker: Rt Hon Baronesse Pauline Neville-Jones, DCMG, on "Where is Brexit Britain Going?"

  • XIII Study Trip to China, October 2017
  • First Study Trip to Russia, September 2017
  • XVI Frankfurt Global Forum, September 2017

    VIP-Visit of the International Motor Show (IAA) at the Invitation of Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), and a subsequent Dinner

  • XV Frankfurt Global Forum, September 2017

    Talk with Kerstin Holm, FAZ-correspondent