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

XVIII European-American Young Leaders Conference, May 19-23, 2019

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

May 19 to 23, 2019

Topic: “Kyrgyzstan in the Heart of Asia”

Kyrgyzstan, a landlocked country nestled in the sphere of influence of two major world powers, was the destination of this year’s European-American Young Leaders conference. The young nation experienced a turbulent past with two revolutions taking place in 2005 and 2010 and is now at the center of the Chinese “One Belt, One Road” initiative which made it the ideal place for the 38 young leaders to engage in discussions on the past, present and future of this beautiful country.

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XXXVII Berlin Global Forum, May 15, 2019

Topic: Africa Rising – Ethiopia and Ghana in Transition

On Wednesday, May 15th, Global Bridges members, young leaders and friends came together in the offices of the Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft e.V. to discuss the economic opportunities, challenges and developments in the African countries of Ghana and Ethiopia. Set as a lead-up to the Study Trip to Ethiopia and Ghana in September 2019, our Afrika-Verein moderators Tara Méité, Manager West Africa, and Ambassador (ret.) Egon Kochanke, Diplomatic Advisor, set th    e stage for these rising African powerhouses.

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XXXVI Berlin Global Forum, March 27, 2019

Topic: “German Statups Abroad”

On March 27, Global Bridges Members, Young Leaders, and guests gathered at the offices of WMPEurocomAG to discuss the topic “German Startups Abroad”. Moderated by Kirstin Hegner, Global Bridges member and Managing Director for Digital Hub Mobility at UnternehmerTUM GmbH, the evening’s discussion focused on the various challenges that German startups face both within Germany and as they expand into foreign markets.

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Current

  • II Study Trip to Africa, September 15 – 21, 2019

    Ethiopia – Ghana

  • XV Study Trip to the P.R. China, October 20 – November 03, 2018

    Beijing – Dunhuang (Gansu Province) – Chongqing (Chongqing) – Guilin (Guangxi Province) – Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

  • XX Frankfurt Global Forum / Thanksgiving Dinner, November 2019

    At the invitation of the U.S. Consul General in Frankfurt, Mrs. Patricia Lacina

    Frankfurt am Main, Germany

  • XXXV Berlin Global Forum / Traditional Goose Dinner, December 2019

    Berlin, Germany

  • X New York Global Forum, December 2019

    New York City, USA

Program – Second Half of 2018

Momentarily no announcements on short notice.

Past

  • X Young Leaders Alumni Conference / Global Bridges Conference, July 11-14, 2019

    Riga/Jūrmala, Latvia

  • IV Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium, June 24 and 25, 2019

    Berlin, Germany

  • VIII German- Chinese Young Leaders Conference, June 2-7, 2019

    Dresden/Freiberg, Germany

  • II Study Trip to Russia, May 26 – June 1, 2019

    Moscow – Saint Petersburg/ TBC

  • XVIII European-American Young Leaders Conference, May 19-23, 2019

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan