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

IV Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium 2019

Berlin, Germany

June 24/25, 2019

Topic: China as a Global Competitor: Implications for Europe

On 25 June 2019 the Fourth Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium discussed the challenges and opportunities of China’s rise.

After generations of passive introspection, China is reappearing as an active power, engaging in foreign policy, staking out its geostrategic, territorial and technologic claims. The real competitor of the USA is no longer Russia. It is China – a China that is no longer imitating and copying western technology but taking the lead in some of the most advanced technologies: artificial intelligence, digital communication, bio-sciences, automotive solutions.

Two giants, the USA and China, overshadow a Europe that finds itself stuck uncomfortably in the middle. China is one of our most important markets. Europe – and even more so the USA – provides an important market for China. We are dependent on imports from China in some key technologies. We do not have a European champion to stand up to Huawei.

China has woken up. It is time we wake up from the dreams and illusions that we formed in our past. This Symposium has certainly shaken us up from some comfortable dreams. That is why we should all give our sincere thanks to those who organized this event and to those who let us share in their vast experience and wisdom.

For the full report from Dr. Rudolf Adam please click below

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VIII German-Chinese Young Leaders Conference

Dresden, Germany

June 02 to 07, 2019

Topic: “Identify Bridge-Builder and Bridges of the 21st Centry”

On the occasion of the VIII German-Chinese Young Leaders Conference, about 20 German and 20 Chinese young leaders the fields of politics, business and the media came together to in early June to discuss current issues and get to know this beautiful region. As is the yearly tradition, the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA) and Global Bridges jointly hosted the conference.

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II Study Trip to Russia

Moscow – St. Petersburg

May 26 – June 1, 2019

This year’s Study Trip to Russia was set on the backdrop of a few key objectives: 1) to obtain a perspective on the political status quo and mindset in Russia in light of recent years’ political tensions (and sanctions) with the Western World, 2) to learn about the technological activities in Russia in both the private sector and start-up world and 3) to put these themes into perspective with the developments in the West.

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Current

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

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

  • XX Frankfurt Global Forum / Thanksgiving Dinner, December 05, 2019

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

    Frankfurt am Main, Germany

  • X New York Global Forum, December 12, 2019

    Guest Speaker: Dr. Rong Yang, Vice President, Head of Hematology, Marketing, Bayer US LLC.

    Topic: “Coping with the Chinese Economic Challenge: The Choices for European Enabled Nations”

    New York City, USA

Program – Second Half of 2018

Momentarily no announcements on short notice.

Past

  • VIII London Global Forum, October 07, 2019

    Book Presentation: Rudolf G. Adam: “Brexit – Causes and Consequences”

    London, United Kingdom

  • Global Bridges Day 2019 / Annual Membership Meeting, September 23, 2019

    Berlin, Germany

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

    Ethiopia – Ghana

  • 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