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.
Having recently returned from their XIV Study Trip to China, Global Bridges members, as well as Young Leaders Alumni and friends, convened in Berlin to hear former German Ambassador to China and Japan Dr. Volker Stanzel and Dr. Mikko Huotari, Deputy Director of the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) share their analyses of current affairs in China. Global Bridges member Hans-Henning von Oertzen graciously hosted the evening event.
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The visit to Shenzhen, China’s so-called “Silicon Valley for Hardware”, was the focus of this year’s XIV Study Trip to China. The formerly small town located in the middle of rice fields has now grown into the “Silicon Valley of China” after experiencing unimaginable developments in the IT sector in recent years. German Chancellor Angela Merkel also recently visited the city. Companies such as Sensetime, Royole Co., Huawei, Daimler and Dajiang Innovations, which deal with the latest technologies of our age, dedicate themselves to topics such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, big data and autonomous driving. Our meetings with companies in Shenzhen focused on areas in which China is a leader: Artificial Intelligence, Facial Recognition, Drones, Big Data, etc.
Our study trip started with political talks in Beijing and ended in Hong Kong with a visit to the world famous “Science and Technology Park”.
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“Money, Wealth, and Prosperity” are terms which came up again and again when Global Bridges members inquired about the current situation and future of Vietnam during their first Study Trip to the country in early October. These are the values that the extraordinarily young Vietnamese population name above all others when surveyed. 70% of the Vietnamese population is under 30, and only 4% are currently considered “old”. How is this compatible with Confucius and communism? Our German expat guide had an answer ready for us: It is a perfect match! Confucius caused turbo-capitalism, since wealth is a form of patriotism. A certain pragmatic attitude was clearly recognizable here.
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XXXVI Berlin Global Forum, March 27, 2019
German Start-Ups Abroad
XIX Frankfurt Global Forum, April 10, 2019
Raclette-Night at the invitation of Dr. Urs Hammer, Swiss Consul General.
Topic: The bilateral relationship between Switzerland and German from the perspective of European politics
XVIII European-American Young Leaders Conference, May 19-23, 2019
II Study Trip to Russia, May 26 – June 1, 2019
Moscow – Saint Petersburg/ TBC
VIII German- Chinese Young Leaders Conference, June 2-7, 2019
Program – Second Half of 2018
Momentarily no announcements on short notice.
II Field Trip to Toulouse, February 27/28, 2019
At the Invitation of Dr. Thomas Enders, CEO Airbus
XXXV Berlin Global Forum, Februar 18, 2019
Between China and the USA: How can Europe claim its Place in the Artificial Intelligence-Debate?
VI München Global Forum, February 04, 2019
SPACE – THE NEW PLACE? Risks and Opportunities of Space Traffic
IV Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium, June 24/25, 2019
Traditional Goose Dinner/XXXIII Berlin Global Forum, December 3, 2018
Guest Speaker: Andreas Ross, former correspondent for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) in Washington, DC
Topic: The United States after the Midterm Elections