Forthcoming Events

The African Development Forum 2018 »
"Sustainable Economies & Responsible Investments"

(Berlin; March 6th - 9th, 2018)
Held Parallel to the Berlin Tourism Fair ITB

The African Development Forum 2018 will focus on the opportunities for development in Africa in the framework of the current transitions and challenges. The forum will highlight the best practices of countries in Africa of implementing successful sustainable development and aims to formulate new initiatives, which will strengthen African development. (More »)
Speakers for the Conference include:
President Olusegun Obasanjo
Former President of Nigeria
President Joyce Banda
Former President of Malawi
General Moses Ali
First Deputy Prime Minister of Uganda
Sultan Muhammad Saad Abubakar
Sultan of Sokoto, Nigeria  
Minister Jean Paul Adam
Minister of Health of the Seychelles
Hon. Rui Duarte Barros
Former Prime minister of Guinea – Bissau

Berlin Economic Forum 2018 »
"Sustainable Economies & Responsible Investments"

(International Conference, Berlin; March 9th - 11th, 2018)
Held Parallel to the Berlin Tourism Fair ITB

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The Berlin Economic Forum 2018 will be held parallel to the International Tourism Trade Fair (ITB). The Forum aims to analyze and discuss global trends of nation branding with a particular focus on sustainable business, tourism and responsible foreign investments and will demonstrate how these can be used as primary drivers for economic growth. The forum will also emphasize the use of cultural diplomacy practices in these fields and the importance of this use for the success of the Nation Branding activities. (More »)
Speakers for the Forum include (among others) the following ICD Advisory Board Members & Dignitaries:
The Hon. Fredrik Reinfeldt
Former Prime Minister of Sweden
The Hon. Tony Abott
Former Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon. Irina Bokova
Former Director-General of UNESCO
The Hon. Frederik Willem de Klerk
Former President of South Africa
President Percival J. Patterson
Former President of Jamaica
Hon. Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi
Former Director General of the WTO
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"Creative Approaches for Simultaneous Secure of Biodiversity, Poverty Reduction and Tourism Development"
(Berlin, March 5th - 7th, 2014); May 30th, 2012

A Lecture by the Hon. Dirk Niebel, Former Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany... (more)
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Germany and the World 2011
(Berlin, March 3rd - 6th, 2011)

An interview with Dr. Manfred Stolpe, ehemalige Ministerpräsident des Landes Brandenburg; Bundesminister für Verkehr, Bau- und Wohnungswesen a. D. (more)
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"The Green New Deal"
(Berlin, February 9th, 2010)

A Keynote Speech by Renate Künast, Leader of the German Green Party and Former German Minister of Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture (more)

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2016 »
"Promoting Global Human Rights through Cultural Diplomacy"

(Berlin; December 14th - 19th, 2016)

The current political and security situation in many regions and countries together with the deteriorations of social norms for the use of violence, emphasizes the growing need for a greater cultural dialogue, understanding and trust in order to avoid further escalation. The 2016 Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy therefore focused, on raising awareness and support for activities that promote global human rights. (More »)
The Conference included Keynote Addresses from the Honorable Members of the ICD:
President Viktor Yushchenko
Former President of Ukraine
President Bujar Nishani
President of Albania
President Atifete Jahjaga
Former President of the Republic of Kosovo

Marek Belka    
Former Prime Minister of Poland

Hon. Pedro Sánchez
Former Secretary General of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party
President John Kufuor
Former President of Gahna
Hon. Dirk Niebel
Former German Minister for Economic Cooperation
Altabt Gregor Ulrich Henckel Donnersmarck
Emerited Abbot of Heiligenkreuz Abbey
Hon. Elmar Brok
Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs
Minister Lilyana Pavlova
Minister of Regional Development and Public Works of Bulgaria
Hon. Jan Figel
EU Commission  Envoy for the Promotion of Freedom of Religion
Sen. Leila de Lima
Former Secretary of Justice of the Philippines
Hon. Ján Čarnogurský
Former Prime Minister of Slovakia
Hon. Lawrence Gonzi
Former Prime Minister of Malta
President Emil Constantinescu
Former President of Romania
Hon. Mirko Cvetkovic
Former Prime Minister of Serbia
Hon. Mihai Razvan Ungureanu
Former Prime Minister of Romania
Hon. Hrant Bagratyan
Former Prime Minister of Armenia
Hon. Janez Jansa
Former Prime Minister of Slovenia
President Valdis Zatlers
Former President of Latvia
Hon. Rui Duarte BARROS
Former Prime minister of Guinea – Bissau