Berlin Economic Forum 2017
"Innovative Nation Branding: Sustainable Economies, Tourism & Responsible Foreign Investments"
(Berlin; May 9th - 12th, 2017)
IntroductionThe Berlin Economic Forum Project 2014-2014 (www.beforum.de) is the world’s leading project combining the fields of International Economics and Relations, Nation Branding and Cultural Diplomacy with an interdisciplinary and multinational program. The Project was established in order to further promote sustainable economies worldwide and the inauguration of the project took place in November 2014 with its launch event in Berlin. The next event will take place from May 9th - 12th, 2017 in Berlin and will focus on Sustainable Economies, Tourism & Responsible Foreign Investments.
Forum AgendaThe Berlin Economic Forum 2017 event will take place in Berlin and 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 economies, 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 for the success of the Nation Branding activities.
The forum also aims to present successful Cultural Diplomacy based Nation Branding Practices in the area of sustainable economies that the field of cultural diplomacy has to offer to the international community.
The Forum will include keynote addresses, panel discussions, plenary sessions, social activities, as well presentations of representatives from different nation states of their national brands. The vision for the Forum is to bring an interdisciplinary mixture of representatives from the public and private sectors in order to initiate and develop programs and projects that will support sustainable economic growth at the national and international levels.
ICD House of Arts & Culture, the German Parliament and several hotels in Berlin.
Forum Speakers & DelegatesThe conference will bring together over 500 delegates coming from the fields of politics and economics together with senior academics travelling to Berlin from all corners of the world to promote sustainable economic growth.
Speakers & Delegates during the conference will include among others leading politicians and economists, senior diplomats, leading governmental officials, senior academics, and representatives from the private sector. These speakers will include individuals from the ICD Advisory Board. To learn more about the ICD Advisory Board, please click here.
Speakers & Delegates for the Summit include:
|President Emil Constantinescu
President of the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy; Former President of Romania
|Hon. Edmund Stoiber
Former Minister President of Bavaria
|Hon. Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi
Former Director General of the WTO
|Hon. Jürgen Trittin
Former German Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation & Nuclear Safety
|Hon. Erkki Tuomioja
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland
|Hon. Dirk Niebel
Former German Minister for Economic Cooperation
|The Hon. Minister Fernando Vaz
Minister of Tourism and Crafts of Guinea-Bissau
(Director, Program for Sustainable Development of Tourism, UNWTO)
|Minister Ephraim Kamuntu
Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities of Uganda
|Hon. Markus Meckel
Former Foreign Minister of the German Democratic Republic
|Philipp Lengsfeld (MdB)
Member of the German Parliament
|Hon. Rupert Scholz
Former German Minister for Defence
Head Sustainability Office, Robert Bosch GmbH
|Hon. Gert Weisskirchen
Former Senior Member of the German Parliament
|Chairman Nondas Cl. Metaxas
CEO, Cyprus Stock Exchange
|Amb. Ali Ahmad Jalali
Ambassador of Afghanistan to Germany
|CEO Tiaan Bazuin
Chief Executive Officer, Namibian Stock Exchange
|Amb. Ramón Custodio Espinoza
Ambassador of Honduras to Germany
|Amb. Jauhar Saleem
Ambassador of Pakistan to Germany
|Amb. Alberto Guani
Ambassador of Uruguay to Germany
|Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor Khan
Managing Director, Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC)
Director General in the Directorate for Development of Nation Brand, Ministry of Economy of Montenegro
Head of the Department for Development of Nation Brand, Ministry of Economy of Montenegro
|Maria Stylianou Michaelidou
Manager, Limassol Tourism Board
If you would like to reserve a position and participate in the conference, please click on the link below and fill out the online registration form: