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 Chinese New Year’s Dinner

On Friday, January 26th, our Global Bridges Members once again enjoyed the gracious hospitality of the Chinese Ambassador to Germany, H.E. Mr. Shi Mingde, who invited them to dinner on the occasion of the Chinese New Year.

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Study Trips, Conferences, and Global Forums 2018

In 2018, we will continue to follow our motto, “Wir fahren hin” (We go there), and to seek personal encounters and experiences in areas of geostrategic importance, such as in Iran, Israel and the West Bank, Jordan, Tibet, Kenya and Rwanda, China, Vietnam, and Uzbekistan.

For further information please see the following preliminary schedule of events for this year:

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VIII New York Global Forum

This year’s annual festive holiday breakfast took place on December 14th on the top floor of the German House in New York City. The event was hosted by German Consul General, Mr. David Gill, in cooperation with Global Bridges. The guest of honor was Mr. Philip D. Murphy, Governor-Elect of New Jersey and longtime friend of Global Bridges.

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  • XXXII Berlin Global Forum, March 22, 2018

    Guest Speaker: Felix Hufeld, President of the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin)

    Panelists: Mark Turell ( CEO & Founder of Vork), Peter Müller-Brühl (Member of the Board of Greencom Networks) and Stephanie Adam (Senior Consultant at Apricum - The Cleantech Advisory)

    Topic: “Bitcoin – Blockchain: The Next Big Thing After the Internet?”

    Host and Moderator: Jan-Friedrich Kallmorgen (CEO of Berlin Global Advisors)

Program – First Half of 2018

  • III Study Trip to the Islamic Republic of Iran, April 7-15, 2018
  • VI Study Trip to Israel and the West Bank, April 25 – May 3, 2018
  • I Study Trip to Jordan, May 4-11, 2018 (CANCELLED)
  • XVII European-American Young Leaders Conference in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, May 27-31, 2018
  • III Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium Berlin, June 26-27, 2018


  • VI London Global Forum, March 15, 2018

    At the Invitation of Carl-Peter Forster, Chairman of the Board of London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC)

    Topic: Light Wight Construction and E-Mobility of the Future

  • Traditional New Year’s Dinner, January 2018

    At the Invitation of H.E., the Chinese Ambassador in Germany, Mr. Shi Mingde

  • II Hamburg Global Forum, January 2018
  • 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

  • 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