Berlin Economic Forum 2018

"Sustainable Business & Responsible Investments"

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


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March 9th, 2018
March 10th, 2018
March 11th, 2018
08:30 (09:30)  „The Growing Inequality and Increasing Political Tensions in the World“

Hrant Bagratyan - Former Prime Minister of Armenia
Speakers Breakfast at the Parkinn Radisson Hotel Speakers Breakfast at the Parkinn Radisson Hotel
10:00 Keynote AddressMinister Ahmed bin Nasser Al Mahrizi
Minister of Tourism of the Sultanate of Oman
“A New Phase of Development: Perspectives for the Next Decade”

Rosen Plevneliev - Former President of Bulgaria
„Challenges and Funding Opportunities for Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises in South East Europe“

Ivan Takev - Executive Director of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange
10:45 „Future Competences For Sustainable Business: A Smart Investment“

Mmantsetsa Marope - Director, International Bureau of Education, UNESCO
„Swiss federalism and Direct Democracy: Impact on Economic Welfare“

Béatrice Wertli - Secretary General of the CVP Switzerland Party
“Ways of Financing Sustainable Development”

Nondas Cl. Metaxas - Former CEO, Cyprus Stock Exchange
11:30 Break Break "The Role of Stock Exchange in Transition Economy for Promoting Sustainable Growth"

Milan Božić, CEO - Banja Luka Stock Exchange
12:00 „Economic Discontent with Globalisation, How it is Managed and the Role of Global Education“

Gordon Brown - Former Prime Minister of the UK
Welcome Words

The Hon. Erna Hennicot Schoepges - Former Speaker of the Parliament of Luxembourg

„Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism“

Irina Bokova - Former Director-General of UNESCO
Keynote Address

Moremi Marwa - Chief Executive Officer, Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange, Tanzania

„Socially Responsible Investments: The Sustainability Concerns“

Muhammad Abdul Mazid - Former Chairman, Chittagong Stock Exchange
13:00 Lunch Break hosted by the Embassy of Honduras to Berlin Lunch Break Conclusion and Final Keynote Address

The Hon. Erna Hennicot Schoepges - Former Speaker of the Parliament of Luxembourg
14:30 “Global Reshuffles and Investments towards Developing World”

Nika Gilauri - Former Prime Minister of Georgia
„Economy and Rural Development“

Staffan Nilsson - Former President of the EU Economic and Social Committee
Farewell Lunch in Ferch
15:15 "Uncertainty of Today’s World and its Impact on Investment Climate"

Valdis Zatlers - Former President of Latvia
„Africa: Does Europe Possess the Political Will?“

Matti Vanhanen - Former Prime Minister of Finland
16:00 „New Paradigm for Sustainable Development - Shared Societies and Environmental Sustainability“

Zlatko Lagumdzija - Former Prime Minister of B&H
„The Arctic in the Middle of a New Sea Route“

Aleqa Hammond - Former Prime Minister of Greenland
16:45 “Applying Cultural Diplomacy tools for Sustainable Development and Rehabilitation in Afghanistan”

Mr. Mohammad Isaaq Atmar - Head of Training and Capacity Building Department at the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Afghanistan
17:15 "Tourism Opportunities in Pakistan and Peace in South Asia"

H. E. Amb. Jauhar Saleem - Ambassador of Pakistan to Germany

Chief Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan - Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan

Musical Program - Ustad Ghulum Shabeer Khan Gulo
Reception with Pakistani Cuisine
„Brexit: How to go about it, and what direction for the E.U when it happens?“

Brian Cowen - Former Prime Minister of Ireland
18:00   „Sustainable Business and Responsible Investments in The Face Of Climate Change, Human Insecurities, and Unfettered Capitalism“

John Agyekum Kufuor - Former President of Ghana
19:00   Group Dinner