Berlin Economic Forum 2018

"Sustainable Business & Responsible Investments"

(International Conference, Berlin; March 6th-11th, 2018)
Held Parallel to the Berlin Tourism Fair ITB

Agenda

Wednesday, March 6th 2019
13:30-14:00 Registration, Tea, Coffee and Refreshments
14:00-14:15 Welcome Address and Launch of the Forum

Mark C. Donfried
(Director General, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)
14:15-15:00 "Tourism and Socio-Economic Development in Africa"
(Presentation & Interactive Discussion)

Prof. Dr. Moncef Bakail
(Director of the African studies and research professor of African history and politics at the University of Algiers 2; special advisor to the Algerian Ministry of Higher Education)
15:00-16:00 “Cultural, Social, and Economic Development in Post-Conflict Communities- Grassroots Approaches to Multi-Faceted Development in Northern Uganda”
(Presentation & Interactive Discussion)

Jamie Le Fanu Stuart
Kevin Okumu

(Co-Founders, Hope Center Uganda (hopegulu.org))
16:00-16:15 Coffee Break
16:15-17:00 “Education for Sustainable Development - Case study of SABAA.
Education - Foundation Education for Sub-Sahara Africa”

(Presentation & Interactive Discussion)

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Wünsch
(Founder of the SABAA.education)
17:00 Pakistan: Country Presentation
“Pakistan: the Best Kept Secret in the Field of Tourism”

(Keynote speech & Interactive Discussion)

H.E. Amb.Jauhar Saleem
(Ambassador of Pakistan to Germany)

Followed by Dinner Reception with Pakistani Cuisine
Co-hosted by the Embassy of Pakistan to Germany and ICD
Thursday, March 7th 2019
10:00-10:30 Registration, Tea, Coffee and Refreshments
10:30-11:15 Variability of Human Rights Obligations in Business
(Presentation & Interactive Discussion)

Mr. Arnas Liauksminas
(PhD Researcher & Member of Human Rights Laboratory at Mykolas Romeris University)
11:15-11:45 “African Population Growth as a Reason for Poverty Acceleration”
(Presentation & Interactive Discussion)

Hon. Dr. Kpossi Marius
(Lecturer on Health Politics; Social Activist; the Honorary Vice Consul for Turkey in Togo; Geopolitical analyst for African zone for the Group Benza  Delivery)
11:45-12:15 Coffee Break
12:15-12:45 Global Risk Analysis in Times of Fake News and Blurring Narratives
(Presentation & Interactive Discussion)

Dr. Jeremias Kettner 
(Global risk analyst and foreign policy expert, Co-Founder of Kettner & Partner)
12:45-14:15 Lunch Reception with Nigerian Cuisine
Co-hosted by the Embassy of Nigeria to Germany and ICD
14:15-15:00 Nigeria: Country Presentation
(Keynote speech & Interactive Discussion)

H. E. Amb. Yusuf Maitama Tuggar
(Ambassador of Nigeria to Germany)
15:00-15:45 The Bahamas: Country Presentation
(Keynote speech & Interactive Discussion)

Hon. Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar
(Minister of Tourism and Aviation of the Bahamas)
15:45-16:30 “South-South Economic Engagement and the Prospects for Technology Transfer”
(Presentation & Interactive Discussion)

Dr. Kasahun Woldemariam
(Associate Professor of political science, Spelman College, Atlanta; Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow with the United States Mission to the African Union, Addis Ababa)
16:30-17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 Zambia: Country Presentation
(Keynote speeches & Interactive Discussion)

H.E. Amb. Anthony Mukwita
(Ambassador of Zambia to Germany)

Hon. Rev. Dr. Howard Sikwela
(Ministry of Tourism and Arts Permanent Secretary)

Mr. Felix Chaila
(CEO, Zambia Tourism Agency, ZTA)

Followed by Dinner Reception with Zambian Cuisine
Co-hosted by the Embassy of Zambia to Germany and ICD
Friday, March 8th 2019
09:30-10:00 Registration, Tea, Coffee and Refreshments
10:00-11:30 The World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA) as a Peace and Human Rights Driver within the Tourism Industry

Welcome Address

Ms. Aurélie Debusschère
(European Agent for World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA))

Opening Traditional Dance Ceremony with Rapa Nui Keynote Speeches:

Mrs. Edith Pakarati Araki
(Director of the Ma’u Henua Indigenous Community in RapaNui, Easter Island)

Hon. Ben Sherman
(Chairman WINTA)

Mr. John Barrett
(WINTA Leadership Council Member and Kapiti Island operator, Aotearoa, New Zealand)

Mr. Frank Antoine
(Owner of Moccasin Trails, Canada)

Closing Traditional Dance Ceremony with Rapa Nui
11:30-12:00 Ghana: Country presentation
“State Sponsored Sustainable Development through Education and Empowerment Case Study of Ghana Scholarships Secretariat”

(Presentation & Interactive Discussion)

Mr. Kingsley Agyeman 
(Registrar, the Ghana Scholarships Secretariat)
12:00-12:15 Coffee Break
12:15-13:00 Uzbekistan: Country Presentation
(Keynote speeches & Interactive Discussion)

H.E. Amb.  Nabijon Kasimov
(Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Germany)

Minister Abdulaziz Akkulov
(Acting Chairman of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Tourism Development)
13:00-14:30 Lunch Reception with Uzbekistani Cuisine
Co-hosted by the Embassy of Uzbekistan to Germany and ICD
14:30-15:00 Qatar: Country Presentation
(Keynote speech & Interactive Discussion)

H.E. Amb. Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani
(Ambassador of Qatar to Germany)
15:00-15:30 Iraq: Country presentation
“Reconstruction of Post Conflict zones in Iraq:  Opportunities for European companies for Public- Private Cooperation and Responsible Investments”

(Keynote speech & Interactive Discussion)

Hon.  Jaber Abed Khachi
(Deputy Minister of Municipalities, Construction, Housing and Public Works, Government of Iraq)
15:30-16:00 Afghanistan: Country Presentation
(Keynote speech & Interactive Discussion)

H.E.  Mr. Abdul J. Ariyaee
(Chargé d’Affaires, The Embassy of Afghanistan to Germany)
16:00-16:15 Short Coffee Break
16:15- 17:00 Mauritius: Country Presentation
(Keynote speeches & Interactive Discussion)

H.E. Amb. Khesraw  Jankee
(Ambassador of Mauritius to Germany)

Minister Anil Kumarsingh Gayan
(Minister of Tourism and Leisure of Mauritius)
 17:00 Guyana: Country Presentation
(Keynote speech & Interactive Discussion)

Hon. Minister Carl Barrington Greenidge
(Second Vice-President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana)
18:00 Conclusion Notes & Closing Wine Reception