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

XXXIX Berlin Global Forum

Berlin, Germany

January 29, 2020

Across the African continent, innovative startups are on the rise. Young entrepreneurs are harnessing technology and creating digital solutions with the potential both to stimulate growth and to address some of the most critical challenges the continent is facing – from access to health care to financial inclusion and market access. At our XXXIX Berlin Global Forum on January 29, 2020, Global Bridges members and Young Leader Alumni had the great opportunity to discuss opportunities and challenges of this growing startup scene and its potential for sustainable development.

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XXXVIII Berlin Global Forum

Berlin, Germany

January 16, 2020

As a follow-up to our XV Study Trip to China & Hong Kong we organized another Global Forum on China for our members. Thanks to our large network and our longstanding relationships in China, we were able to assemble a high-ranking panel for the evening, including: Wolfgang Niedermark, Head of German Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Johnny Erling, lived in China for over 40 years and worked as China correspondent for German newspapers (i.e. Die Welt) for 22 years, and Robert von Rimscha, German Consul General in Chengdu until October 2019. Veit Etzold, Global Bridges member, professional storyteller and author, guided us through the evening. Read more

X New York Global Forum

New York, United States of America

December 12, 2019

“2019, a Turbulent Year for the US and China Relationship. What can we expect from 2020?” was the title for the 2019 Christmas holiday breakfast in NYC. Mr. Rong Yang, Vice President, Head of Hematology Marketing, Bayer US LLC, shared his perspective on the current status of the US-China relationship with a focus on the trade issue. The US has since long-time chronic trade imbalance. With EU, NAFTA countries Canada and Mexico and China, the United States runs a large volume of trade deficit. Since President Trump laid his focus on solving trade issues, it is logical that he had the three trading partners in his focus, China in particular. Read more

Current

  • First Study Trip to Indonesia, October 10-17, 2020

    (postponed because of corona-virus)

  • Field Trip to Ohio, October 28 – November 1, 2020

    Ohio, United States of America

    Feld Trip into the last week of the U.S. Presidential Campaign

    (postponed because of corona-virus)

  • Global Bridges Day 2020, November 11, 2020

    Berlin, Germany

    Annual Membership Meeting

    Tenth Anniversary of Global Bridges

  • XVI Study Trip to China and Hong Kong, November 15-26, 2020

    (postponed because of corona-virus)

Program – First Half of 2020

Momentarily no announcements on short notice.

Past

  • First German-African Young Leaders Conference, September 5-10, 2020

    Berlin, Germany

    Germany - Ethiopia

    (postponed because of corona-virus)

  • XIX European-American Young Leaders Conference, June 21-25, 2020

    Minsk, Belarus

    (postponed because of corona-virus)

  • V Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium, June 15-16, 2020

    Berlin, Germany

    (postponed because of corona-virus)

  • III Global Bridges Symposium, June 2-3, 2020

    Brussels, Belgium

    (postponed because of corona-virus)

  • VIII München Global Forum, Spring 2020

    Munich, Germany

    In cooperation with Beiten Burkhardt Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

    Topic: E-Mobility and its implications

    (postponed because of corona-virus)