Europe

Europe is a continent steeped in history. This is the place where industrialisation and colonialism have their roots. Today’s leading government structures (democracy) and economic systems (capitalism) which are in place worldwide also underwent their development here. But now, in the 21st century, this continent can no longer rest on its laurels. There are other continents that are wealthier in terms of raw materials and that have larger populations. How can Europe and the European Union secure continued prosperity, peace and cultural wealth on their continent? In order to find solutions to these and other issues, Europe has always relied on its great thinkers and intellectuals. Some of the most exciting thinkers and personalities of our times on this topic can be found among our keynote speakers.

Popular speakers

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg

Founder & CEO Spitzberg & Partners, New York

Javier Solana

Secretary General of the EU & High Representative for Security & Foreign Policy of the EU (1999-2009) Secretary General of NATO (1995-1999).

Edgar Perez

Global Expert on Innovation, Artificial Intelligence & Disruptive Technologies

John Gieve

Chairman of VocaLink, Expert in Economy

Christian Wulff

Former President of Germany

Natalie Amiri

Journalist, Moderator ARD-Weltspiegel, Expert on Iran & Orient, Author

Rudi Cerne

TV presenter, Event host, Sports expert, Podcaster

Hannah Lucinda Smith

Middle East Expert, Journalist & Author

Micheline Calmy-Rey

Former President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland

Nena Brockhaus

Business Journalist & Political Expert

Caroline Bosbach

Federal Chairwoman of the Young Economic Council of Germany, Politician & Author

Pascal Weber

USA correspondent for SRF Swiss Radio & TV and Middle East-Expert

All speakers

Natalie Amiri

Journalist, Moderator ARD-Weltspiegel, Expert on Iran & Orient, Author

Ali Aslan

Internationally known TV & conference presenter

Sibylle Barden-Fürchtenicht

Author, SDG and ESG Strategist, Board Member

José Manuel Barroso

President of the European Commission (2004-2014)

John Bercow

157th Speaker of the House of Commons (2009-2019)

Peter Bofinger

Economist, Member of German Council of Economic Experts (2004-2019)

Thomas Borer

Business Consultant & Former Swiss Ambassador in Berlin, Germany

Caroline Bosbach

Federal Chairwoman of the Young Economic Council of Germany, Politician & Author

Wolfgang Bosbach

Member of the German Bundestag 1994 - 2017, lawyer, brilliant speaker and analyst

Josef Braml

Expert on the USA, Geopolitics & Geo-Economics

Professor Arturo Bris

Professor of Finance IMD Lausanne, Director of the World Competitiveness Center

Nena Brockhaus

Business Journalist & Political Expert

Rainer Brüderle

Federal Minister for the Economy and Technology (2009-2011)

Micheline Calmy-Rey

Former President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland

Rudi Cerne

TV presenter, Event host, Sports expert, Podcaster

Arne Elias Corneliussen

Geopolitical Trends, ESG, AI, global Business & Finance and Business Strategies

Daniel Cronin

"The Pitch Professor", Serial Entrepreneur, University Lecturer, Expert for startups, innovation and digitalization

Reinhard Dischner

Expert on Leadership, Branding, Execution & Corporate Management

Henriette Engbersen

Journalist, Moderator, Speaker

Ferdinando Falco Beccalli

Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor, Expert in Global Business Management & Leadership