The Berlin Economic Forum 2014-24 ( is a 10 year global project organized by the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy in partnership with leading institutions & multinational corporations. The next events will take place from March 6th-11th, 2018 in Berlin.
The events will commence on March 6th, 2018 with a focus on African Development (in the framework of the African Development Forum 2018) and will continue with discussions on the forum themes from a global perspective:

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

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

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The Forum aims to analyze and debate 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. (More »)
Speakers for the Forum include (among others) the following dignitaries:
The Hon Gordon Brown
Former Prime Minister of the UK
President François Hollande
Former President of France
The Hon. Irina Bokova
Former Director-General of UNESCO
The Hon. Fredrik Reinfeldt
Former Prime Minister of Sweden
President Hamid Karzai
Former President of Afghanistan
The Hon. Jan Peter Balkenende
Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands
President Frederik Willem de Klerk
Former President of South Africa
The Hon. Brian Cowen
Former Prime Minister of Ireland
The Hon. Matti Vanhanen
Former Prime Minister of Finland

The Hon. Laurent Lamothe
Former Prime Minister of Haiti

The Hon. Supachai Panitchpakdi
7th Director-General of the WTO; 9th Secretary-General of the UNCTAD
The Hon. Percival J. Patterson
Former Prime Minister of Jamaica
President John Agyekum Kufuor
Former President of Ghana
The Hon. Mmantsetsa Marope
Director, International Bureau of Education, UNESCO
President Amin Gemayel
Former President of Lebanon
President Rosen Plevneliev
Former President of Bulgaria
SG Béatrice Wertli
Secretary General of the CVP Switzerland Party
President Valdis Zatlers
Former President of Latvia
The Hon. Zlatko Lagumdzija
Former Prime Minister of B&H

The Hon. Jadranka Kosor
Former Prime Minister of Croatia

The Hon. Mirko Cvetkovic
Former Prime Minister of Serbia

The Hon. Nika Gilauri
Former Prime Minister of Georgia
The Hon. Aleqa Hammond
Former Prime Minister of Greenland
The Hon. Hrant Bagratyan
Former Prime Minister of Armenia
General Moses Ali
First Deputy Prime Minister of Uganda
Minister Kamina Johnson Smith
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica
Minister Hamat Bah
Minister of Tourism and Culture of Gambia

Prince Luitpold of Bavaria
CEO, König Ludwig GmbH

Minister Ahmed bin Nasser Al Mahrizi
Minister of Tourism of the Sultanate of Oman
Dr. Gerhard Prätorius
Head of CSR & Sustainability, Volkswagen AG
Mr. Mohamed Farid Saleh
Executive Chairman, the Egyptian Exchange
Mr. Gaorekwe Gaorekwe
Director - Brand Botswana (National Portfolio)
The Hon. Fadi Khalaf
Secretary General Arab Federation of Exchanges
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

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The forum will highlight best practices of countries in Africa of implementing successful sustainable development strategies and it aims to create new initiatives, which will strengthen African development in specific countries and for the continent as a whole. (More »)

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