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

V Chinese-German Young Leaders Conference Hainan, Haikou, P.R. China

Hainan, Haikou, P.R. China October 11 to 16, 2016

“Craftsmanship, Innovation, and Business Startups of Young Leaders

The days in Haikou, were a truly memorable and enriching experience:

First, the conference was an excellent opportunity to learn more about China, its culture and about Hainan in particular. The breathtaking speed at which China is transforming its economy and its society, for example, was very vividly illustrated by the contrast between Haikou’s historical city center and the local government’s ambitious future urban development goals.

Second, the conference was a catalyst for stimulating exchanges about Craftsmanship, Innovation, and Business Startups among its participants.

Finally and most importantly, the days in Haikou facilitated personal encounters – during the formal program but also various informal get-togethers (Karaoke, Chinese foot massages, evenings at the hotel bar) – which laid the basis for long-lasting friendships.

Young Leaders Conference in Yerevan

Yerevan, Armenia

June 12-16, 2016

The resolution of the German Bundestag on the Armenian Genocide has put the small, but historically significant Caucasian state back into the center of current political debate. In the midst of this debate, we visit a country trying to come to terms with its history and to become a modern, prosperous national economy. Standing in the way are the Diaspora, the continuing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and overwhelmingly powerful neighboring states, all of which influence Armenian living conditions. How can the geopolitical placement and rich resources of the country be used to create a prosperous society and a stable democracy? Young Leaders from eighteen countries discuss ways to lead Armenians to free elections, to fight corruption, and to help the country rise out of poverty and to shift its focus to the future.

Remembering our Friend Walther Leisler Kiep

“I am left with great confidence.”
Walther Leisler Kiep, January 5, 1926
May 9, 2016

The Board of Directors and the members of Global Bridges are united in deep sadness over the death of Walther Leisler Kiep. Saying farewell to the founding father of our organization leaves us with painful wounds and deep gaps that will be hard to fill.

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Current

  • XXII Berlin Global Forum, June 7, 2018 (new date)

    Topic: “Bitcoin – Blockchain: From Sensation to Rehabilitation?”

    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)

    Host and Moderator: Jan-Friedrich Kallmorgen (CEO of Berlin Global Advisors)

  • VI München Global Forum, October 25, 2018

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

Program – First Half of 2018

  • XVII European-American Young Leaders Conference in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, May 27-31, 2018
  • III Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium Berlin, June 26-27, 2018
  • VII German-Chinese Young Leaders Conference Inner Mongolia, P.R. China, July 1-6, 2018
  • Special Study Trip to Tibet, P.R. China, July 6-12, 2018
  • I Study Trip to Kenya and Rwanda, August 26 – September 2, 2018

Past

  • I Study Trip to Jordan, May 4-11, 2018 (CANCELLED)
  • VI Study Trip to Israel and the West Bank, April 25 – May 3, 2018
  • III Study Trip to the Islamic Republic of Iran, April 7-15, 2018
  • 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)

  • 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