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

XIV Frankfurt Global Forum / Thanksgiving Dinner

This year’s traditional Thanksgiving Dinner took place in Frankfurt am Main on November 28th. Consul General James W. Herman and his wife, Mrs. Leilani Herman, were once again the hosts of the annual turkey dinner, inviting both Global Bridges members and Young Leaders to gather at their residence for the festive evening.

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XXX Berlin Global Forum on China

Above the rooftops of Berlin, the members of Global Bridges came together at the invitation of its long-time member, Dr. Kurt Schwarz, to discuss the prospects of China. The evening also provided the opportunity to reflect upon Global Bridges’ XIII Study Trip to China this October.

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Traditional Annual Goose Dinner / XXIX Berlin Global Forum

The annual goose dinner took place this year on November 15 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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  • 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