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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V Study Trip to Israel and the West Bank

Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Ramallah

April 22 to 29, 2017

A Study Trip in Times of Fundamental Change

Global Bridges learned more about the conditions in which bilateral relations between Israel and Germany truly are, and how the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues to develop. Surprisingly, both sides place a lot of hope in a new actor on the global stage, Donald Trump, whose political style is a cause for concern in Europe. The unpredictable United States president may yet accomplish what his rather predictable predecessor failed to achieve.

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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Current

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

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

  • 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: NN

Program 2017

Momentarily no announcements on short notice.

Past

  • 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

  • VI German-Chinese Young Leaders Conference, Hamburg, August 2017