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

First Study Trip to Kenya and Rwanda

Nairobi – Kigali

August 25-September 2, 2018

“We don’t want help, we need investment!’’

The cliché of a continent steeped in poverty and stagnation, from which only migration to Europe offers the possibility of a better life, stands in contrast to our week spent in Kenya and Rwanda. What we saw, were two countries on the rise. Nairobi has, like Cape Town and Lagos, a vibrant – although insufficiently financed – start-up scene: the so-called “Silicon Savannah”. From this new sector emerged MPESA, an app-based financial service through which even Kenyans living in rural societies can send and receive money digitally. Rwanda sees opportunities in digitalization as well. Although Volkswagen’s recent investment in a Kigali-based CKD production center is more modest than what the international media has reported, its new ride sharing model, through which Volkswagen sees new opportunities to improve and expand its mobility services, is ground breaking. A young Rwandan developer – after teaching himself programming skills through online tutorials – designed the app on which Volkswagen’s new venture is based. For developing nations such as Kenya and Rwanda, digitalization presents enormous opportunities.

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Special Study Trip to Tibet

Lhasa – Shigatse – Namsto Lake

July 7-12, 2018

For more than a quarter of a century, representatives from Global Bridges have been traveling to China. Throughout this time, they have had the chance to follow China’s impressive growth, appreciate its achievements, but also to perceive its sensitivities.

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VII Chinese-German Young Leaders Conference

Inner Mongolia, P.R. China 

July 1 to 6, 2018

„China-Germany Relations in a Changing World“

Inner Mongolia? Not much is known about the northern province in China. Even for people from China it is a place full of mystery and legends mostly inspired by its famous leader Genghis Khan. No wonder Mongolia is called an empire won on horseback.

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Current

  • II Global Bridges Symposium Berlin Berlin, September 24-25, 2018
  • I Study Trip to the S.R. Vietnam, October 7-13, 2018
  • XIV Study Trip to the P.R. China, October 13-22, 2018
  • VI München Global Forum, October 25, 2018

    Topic: SPACE – THE NEW PLACE? Risks and Opportunities of Space Traffic

  • Thanksgiving Dinner / XIX Frankfurt Global Forum, November 29, 2018

    At the invitation of The U.S. Consul General Mrs. Patricia Lacina in Frankfurt am Main

Program – Second Half of 2018

  • II Global Bridges Symposium Berlin Berlin, September 24-25, 2018
  • I Study Trip to the S.R. Vietnam, October 7-13, 2018
  • XIV Study Trip to the P.R. China, October 13-22, 2018
  • VI München Global Forum, October 25, 2018

    Topic: SPACE – THE NEW PLACE? Risks and Opportunities of Space Traffic

  • Thanksgiving Dinner / XIX Frankfurt Global Forum, November 29, 2018

    At the invitation of The U.S. Consul General Mrs. Patricia Lacina in Frankfurt am Main

Past

  • Hoffest in Lübars/Berlin, Germany, September 15, 2018

    At Invitation of Alexander Zeihe, Member of Global Bridges

  • I Study Trip to Kenya and Rwanda, August 26 – September 2, 2018
  • Special Study Trip to Tibet, P.R. China, July 6-12, 2018
  • VII German-Chinese Young Leaders Conference Inner Mongolia, P.R. China, July 1-6, 2018
  • III Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium Berlin, June 26-27, 2018