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The Artistic Cultural Diplomacy Forum 2017 »
"Building Cultural Bridges through Art, Film and Music"

(International Conference; Berlin; February 16th - 19th, 2017)
Held Parallel to the Berlin International Film Festival 2017

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The Berlin Economic Forum 2017 event will take place in Berlin for four days 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 creative economies, sustainable tourism and responsible foreign investments and will demonstrate how these can be used as primary drivers for sustainable 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. . (More »)

Berlin Economic Forum 2017 »
"Innovative Nation Branding: Sustainable Economies, Tourism & Responsible Foreign Investments"

Held Parallel to the Berlin International Tourism Trade Fair (ITB)
(International Conference, Berlin; March 9th - 12th, 2017)

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The 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. (More »)
Speakers & Delegates for the Summit include:
Hon. Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi
Former Director General of the WTO
Hon. Edmund Stoiber
Former Minister President of Bavaria
Rashed Al Baloushi
CEO, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange

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

(Berlin; December 14th - 19th, 2016)
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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
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
Altabt Gregor Ulrich Henckel Donnersmarck
Emerited Abbot of Heiligenkreuz Abbey
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

The Addis Abba Summit on Cross Continental Cooperation »
"The Future of the Millennium Development Goals in the African Union"

(Ethiopia, Addis Ababa; January 27th - 31st, 2014 – Held Parallel to the African Union Summit)

To maintain this optimism, The ICD believes in the necessity of establishing a participatory process for the next formulation of the agenda, supported by a more diverse range of actors to ensure a more democratic framework and therefore even more successful outcomes. (More »)
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Opening Speech – The Berlin International Economics Congress 2011
(Berlin, March 7th, 2011)

A Keynote Speech by The Hon. Nahas Angula (Former Prime minister of Namibia) (more)
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How Democracy, Peacebuilding and Human Rights are Developing in Africa
(Berlin, November 6th, 2010)

A Lecture by President Joaquim Chissano (Former President of Mozambique) (more)
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Democratic Participation and Cultural Inclusion in Multi-Ethnic and Multi-Lingual Societies
(Berlin, July 28th, 2009)

A Keynote speech by President. Cassam Uteem, (ICD Advisory Board Member; Former President of the Republic of Mauritius) (more)