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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  • VI München Global Forum, January, 2018 (tbc)

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

  • XXXV Berlin Global Forum, Februar 2018 (tbc)

    Guest Speaker: N.N.

    Topic: Artificial Intelligence

Program – Second Half of 2018

  • VI München Global Forum, January, 2018 (tbc)

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


  • 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

  • Thanksgiving Dinner / XIX Frankfurt Global Forum, November 28, 2018

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

  • VII London Global Forum, November 22, 2018

    Guest Speaker: Sir Anthony Jolliffe GBE, DL.

    Topic: The Role of the Balkans in Europe

    At the Invitation of Dr Barbara Haus Schwepcke


  • XXXIII Berlin Global Forum, November 6, 2018

    Guest Speakers: Dr. Volker Stanzel, Former Ambassador to P.R. China and Japan, Vice President of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP); Mikko Huotari, Deputy Director, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)

    Topic: Der steile Weg zum Gipfel: Xi Jinping und sein Münchhausen-Trilemma

  • XIV Study Trip to the P.R. China, October 13-22, 2018