The Berlin Economic Forum 2014-24 ( is a 10 year global project organized by the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy in partnership with leading institutions. and multinational corporations. The next events will take place from March 6th-11th, 2018 in Berlin. (More »)

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

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

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. Irina Bokova
Former Director-General of UNESCO
The Hon. Tony Abott
Former Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon. Frederik Willem de Klerk
Former President of South Africa
Hon. Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi
Former Director General of the WTO
President Percival J. Patterson
Former Prime Minister of Jamaica
Minister Bosejgkham Vongdara
Minister for Information, Culture, and Tourism
The Hon. Sonexay Siphandone
Deputy Prime Minister of Laos
The Hon. Brian Cowen (tbc)
Former Prime Minister of Ireland
The Hon. Bertie Ahern
Former Prime Minister of Ireland
The Hon. Lawrence Gonzi
Former Prime Minister of Malta
The Hon. Igor Lukšić
Former Prime Minister of Montenegro
The Hon. Radoslaw Sikorski
Former Speaker of the Polish Parliament; Former Foreign Minister
President Aleksander Kwaśniewski
Former President of Poland
The Hon. Jan Vincent-Rostowski
Former Finance Minister of Poland

The Hon. Jadranka Kosor
Former Prime Minister of Croatia

The Hon. Édith Cresson
Former Prime Minister of France
The Hon. Aleqa Hammond
Former Prime Minister of Greenland
The Hon. Nika Gilauri
Former Prime Minister of Geoprgia

The Hon. Mirko Cvetkovic
Former Prime Minister of Serbia

Hon. Hrant Bagratyan
Former Prime minister of Armenia

President Alfredo Palacio
Former President of Ecuador

President Valdis Zatlers
Former President of Latvia
President Ugo Mifsud Bonnici
Former President of Malta
Amb. Delia Domingo Albert
Former Foreign Minister of the Philippines
SG Béatrice Wertli
Secretary General of the CVP Switzerland Party
Hon. Michèle Alliot-Marie
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of France

Prince Luitpold of Bavaria
CEO, König Ludwig GmbH

Mr. Christian Leitz (tbc)
Head, Corporate Responsibility Management, UBS
Dr. Gerhard Prätorius
Head of CSR & Sustainability, Volkswagen AG
Mr. Mohamed Farid Saleh
Executive Chairman, the Egyptian Exchange
The Hon. Fadi Khalaf
Secretary General
Arab Federation of Exchanges
The Hon. Rashed Al Baloushi
Chief Executive, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
Mr. Nondas Cl. Metaxas
Former CEO, Cyprus Stock Exchange
Mr. Ivan Takev
Executive Director of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange
Mr. Milan Božić, CEO
Banja Luka Stock Exchange
Dr. Muhammad Abdul Mazid
Chairman, Chittagong Stock Exchange
Mr. Rajeeva Bandaranaike
Chief Executive Officer, Colombo Stock Exchange, Sri Lanka
Mr. Kam Majedur Rahman
Managing Director of Dhaka Stock Exchange
Mr. Moremi Marwa
Chief Executive Officer, Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange, Tanzania
Hon. Staffan Nilsson
Former President of the EU Economic and Social Committee
Mr. Dorji Phuntsho
CEO, Royal Securities Exchange of Bhutan

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
The Hon. Thabo Mbeki
Former Prime Minister of South Africa
President John Agyekum Kufuor
Former President of Ghana
The Hon. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (tbc)
Former Chair of the African Union Commission
Hon. Rui Duarte Barros
Former Prime minister of Guinea – Bissau
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

Berlin Economic Forum 2017 »
"Sustainable Economies, Tourism & Responsible Foreign Investments"

(Event Series; Berlin & Germany, March - October, 2017)

The Berlin Economic Forum Project 2014-2014 ( 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.(More »)
Speakers & Delegates for the Event Series included:
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; President of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
Hon. Jürgen Trittin
Former German Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation & Nuclear Safety
Hon. Rupert Scholz
Former German Minister for Defence
Hon. Dirk Niebel
Former German Minister for Economic Cooperation
The Hon. Minister Fernando Vaz
Minister of Tourism and Crafts of Guinea-Bissau
Hon. Erkki Tuomioja
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland
Minister Ephraim Kamuntu
Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities of Uganda