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

XVI European-American Young Leaders Conference

Astana, Kazakhstan

May 28 to June 1, 2017

42 Young Leaders from 18 nations traveled to central Asia to get to know a country in economic emergence that proved its will and capacity for economic modernization with the direction of the global exhibition Expo 2017.

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XXX Berlin Global Forum in February 2017

At the Traditional New Year’s Dinner, when the Chinese Ambassador to Germany, H.E. Shi Mingde, hosted the XXX. Berlin Global Forum to celebrate the beginning of the Chinese “Year of the Rooster,” Dr. Beate Lindemann greeted the members of Global Bridges. Included in the Executive Chairman’s remarks was the announcement that the XIII Study Trip to China, from October 14-28, would bring participants to visit Beijing, Hong Kong, and, for the first time, Tibet.

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Review 2016

2016 was not without sorrowful memories, as our beloved Founding Chairman and Honorary Member Walther Leisler Kiep passed away last May. His vigor and passion inspired us in our daily lives, and his magnificent presence was and continues to be deeply missed. However, he was with us in spirit – and what better way to remember his unforgettable work than to forge on in his footsteps and embark on many journeys filled with inquiry and insight. Shortly after Walther left us, we honored him with our First Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium on Germany’s Policy toward Russia.

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Current

  • II. Study Trip to Berlin, August 2017
  • XV Frankfurt Global Forum, September 2017

    Talk with Kerstin Holm, FAZ-correspondent on "Russian looted art"

  • XVI Frankfurt Global Forum, September 2017

    Visit of the International Motor Show (IAA)

Program 2017

  • IX Young Leaders Alumni Conference in Gdansk, Poland, July 2017
  • VI German-Chinese Young Leaders Conference, August 2017
  • First Study Trip to Russia, September 2017
  • XIII Study Trip to China, October 2017

Past

  • XVI European-American Young Leaders Conference in Astana, Kazakhstan, June 2017
  • II Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium in Berlin, June 20-21, 2017
  • V Study Trip to Israel and the West Bank, April 2017
  • XXXI Berlin Global Forum, March 2017

    At the invitiation of H.E. The Armenian Ambassador to Germany Mr. Ashot Smbatyan

  • IX Frankfurt Global Forum, February 2017

    Guest speaker: Dr. Changfeng Tu, laywer and partner at Hengeler Mueller (Frankfurt and Shanghai), on "Chinese Investment in Germany"