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

Study Trip to Ethiopia and Ghana

Addis Ababa – Accra

September 15 – 22, 2019

Compared to China, whose population will remain at 1.4 billion by 2050, the population of Africa will grow from the current 1.3 billion to 2.3 billion. The challenges involved are enormous, but so are the opportunities for the “Continent of the Century”. Time for Global Bridges to get their own impressions of Africa in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa) and Ghana (Accra).

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2019 Global Bridges Conference / X Young Leaders Alumni Conference

Riga, Latvia

July 11-13, 2019

Topic: “The Baltic Bridge: Latvia as a Key Player in a Modern Europe”

This year’s 2019 Global Bridges Conference / X Young Leaders Alumni Conference took place in Jūrmala and Riga, Latvia on the shores of the Baltic Sea with more than 40 amazing Young Leader Alumni, Global Bridges-members and friends. Centered on the topic, “The Baltic Bridge: Latvia as a Key Player in a Modern Europe”, this year’s conference dove into the unique role of Latvia within the Baltics and larger European context.

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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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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)