Berlin International Economics Congress 2011 (9-12 Martie)

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PostPosted: 17.02.2011 18:00
Last Call for Applications

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for the Berlin International Economics Congress 2011, our forthcoming international conference, as well as to our next Cultural Diplomacy in the Global Economy Young Leaders Forum.

The Berlin International Economics Congress 2011
“An International Conference on the Future of Global Politics, Nation Branding,
Sustainable Tourism and International Investment in a Globalized World”
(Berlin, 9th - 12th March 2011)

Cultural Diplomacy in the Global Economy:
A Forum for Young Leaders

”The Future of Global Politics, Nation Branding, Sustainable Tourism,
and International Investment in a Globalized World”
(Weeklong Seminar, Berlin, 9th – 15th March 2011)

Conference Participants
The conference is open to applications from young professionals, students and scholars, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, journalists, and other interested stakeholders from across the world. All seminar participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the program, which will provide details of the speakers who took part and the topics discussed. Each certificate will be signed by two members of the ICD's Advisory Board.

Sustainable Network
Conference participants will become part of a growing international network of people from across the world with different fields of interest and levels of experience, who share a commitment to intercultural exchange. Participants will be able to remain in touch with each other through the ICD Online Network.
The online application form can be found under: ... ation-form

The speakers during the program will consist of renowned figures from international economics and politics (including Heads of State and Ministers) and high-profile representatives from the private and public sectors. A large number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board will also be speaking at the BIEC conference. Speakers for the Conference include:

  • Abel Cruz - Vice Minister of Economy Investing and Competitive Issues of Guatemala
  • Alberto Jose Guevara Obregon - Minister of Treasury and Public Credit of Nicaragua, Minister of Finance of Nicaragua
  • Dr. Alfredo Palacio - Former President of Ecuador; ICD Advisory Board Member
  • Prof. Andy Pike - Professor of Local and Regional Development, Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) Newcastle University, UK
  • Armands Slokenbergs - Director, Latvian Tourism Development Agency
  • Amb. Ahmada R. Ngemera - Ambassador of Tanzania to Germany; Former Minister of Industry, Trade, and Marketing for Tanzania; Former Deputy Secretary General of the East African Community, responsible for Finance and Administration
  • Beatriz Merino - Former Prime minister of Peru
  • Dr. Cathy Parker - Development Director for the Institute of Place Management and Professor of Marketing and Retail Enterprise at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, UK
  • Celso Luiz Nunes Amorim - Former Foreign Minister of Brazil
  • Dr. Charles van Marrewijk - Professor of International Economics, Utrecht School of Economics, Utrecht University, Netherlands (Specializations: International Trade, Geographical Economics, Economic Growth & Development)
  • Edmund Bartlett - Minister of Tourism of Jamaica
  • Dr. Erhard Busek - Former Vice-Chancellor of Austria, Former Minister for Education & Cultural Affairs; ICD Advisory Board Member; Former Minister for Science and Research; Advisor to ECIKS (Economic Initiative for Kosovo)
  • Filippe Savadogo - Minister of Culture, Tourism and Communication of Burkina Faso
  • Franois Loos – French Minister Delegate for Industry; Former French Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade
  • Frank Barry - Professor of International Business & Development, School of Business, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Dr. Gerhard Prtorius - Head of Coordination CSR and Sustainability, Volkswagen AG; ICD Advisory Board Member
  • Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko - Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Poland; Professor of Economics, Kozminski University, Poland
  • Hans Eichel – Former German Minister of Finance
  • Hugo Lavados Montes - Former Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism of Chile
  • Lord Jack McConnell - Former First Minister of Scotland; Former Treasurer to the Stirling District Council; ICD Advisory Board Member
  • Dr. João Ricardo Freire - Brand Consultant for Brandia Central Regional; Editor for Europe, Middle East and Africa for the Place Branding and Public Diplomacy Journal
  • Kingsley Makhubela - Director-General of the National Department of Tourism of South Africa
  • Dr. Jan Van Der Borg - Professor in the Economics of Tourism at Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Ca'Foscari University of Venice, Italy
  • Janez Jansa - Former Prime minister of Slovenia; president of the Slovenian Democratic Party; ICD Advisory Board Member
  • Jean-Paul Adam - Foreign Minister of the Republic of Seychelles
  • Joy Wheeler - Ambassador of Jamaica to Germany; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
  • Kalonzo Musyoka - Vice President of Kenya; Former Minister of the Environment of Kenya
  • Nahas Angula - Prime Minister of Namibia
  • Dr. Nigel Morgan - Welsh Centre for Tourism Research, Cardiff School of Management, UK
  • H.E Norman Garcia Paz - Ambassador of Honduras to Spain; Former Minister of Trade and Industry of Honduras; Former Minister of Tourism of Honduras
  • Dr. Oliver Zoellner – Chair of Media and Marketing Research, Stuttgart Media University, Germany
  • Hon. Ousman Jammeh - Former Minister of Energy of Gambia; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Gambia
  • Dr. Peter Cornelius - Economic Advisor to AlpInvest Partners; Former Group Chief Economist for Royal Dutch Shell; Former Chief Economist and Director of the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Program
  • Rajesh Jeetah - Minister of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology of the Republic of Mauritius
  • Raymond Ranjeva - Former Judge on the International Court of Justice; Conciliator at the World Bank International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
  • Dr. Sebastian Guerrini - Designer and Doctor of Philosophy in Communications & Image Studies
  • Simon Middleton – Founder & Principal, Brand Strategy Guru
  • H.E. Victoria Saidu Kamara - Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Sierra Leone
  • Wally Olins - One of the World's Most Experienced Practitioners of Corporate Identity and Branding; Visiting Fellow at Said Business School in Oxford; Visiting Professor at Lancaster University
  • The Hon. Walter Mzembi - Tourism Minister of Zimbabwe

In February, 2010, the ICD hosted the Berlin International Economics Congress: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Roles of Global Politics & Civil Society in International Economics. Videos from our previous edition can be found here
You can also view a Selection of Nation Branding Video Clips from across the World. (Click here for more info)
Visit Europe’s Cultural Capital in the springtime - “Berlin: A Century in a City” (Click here for more info)

For any additional information please address any queries to

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PostPosted: 12.07.2011 13:42
Call for Applications

Dear Professors, Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, I am writing to bring to your attention the following major programs hosted by us in partnership with other leading organizations. The Program will bring together young professionals, students and scholars, governmental and diplomatic officials, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, journalists, and other interested stakeholders from across the world for a program of lectures, workshops, group discussions and cultural excursions featuring leading figures from the fields of politics, the arts, academia, media, and business.

We are currently accepting applications for these events and I would be grateful if you could share this announcement by forwarding the information below to anyone you think may be interested in attending.

The Sino-Global Discourse - "The Growing Prominence of China on the World Stage: Exploring the Political, Economic, and Cultural Relations of China and Global Stakeholders"
(International Conference, Berlin, September 15th - 18th, 2011 - Held Parallel to the "Berlin - Asia Pacific Weeks Conference 2011")

Europe Meets China: A Forum for Young Leaders (EMC)
(Weeklong Seminar, Berlin, September 12th - 18th, 2011 Held Parallel to the Berlin - Asia Pacific Weeks Conference 2011)

Thank you for your attention and for your cooperation in sharing the news of our upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive emails from the ICD in future, please send us an email to indicating this.

We look forward to seeing you in London/Berlin.

With warmest regards,

Mark Donfried
Director & Founder
Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD)
Kudamm Karree (3rd Floor/Hochhaus)
Kurfrstendamm 207-8 Berlin, Germany-10719
Phone: 00.49(0)30.2360-7680

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