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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. Jürgen Trittin
Former German Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation & Nuclear Safety
Hon. Edmund Stoiber
Former Minister President of Bavaria
Hon. Dirk Niebel
Former German Minister for Economic Cooperation
Hon. Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi
Former Director General of the WTO
SG Taleb Rifai
Secretary General, United Nations' World Tourism Organization
President Amine Gemayel
Former President of Lebanon
Minister Emilio Silvestri
Minister of Tourism of Honduras
The Hon. Minister Fernando Vaz
Minister of Tourism and Crafts of Guinea-Bissau
Minister Ephraim Kamuntu
Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities of Uganda
Hon. Zlatko Lagumdžija
Former Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hon. Erkki Tuomioja
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland
Hon. Rupert Scholz
Former German Minister for Defence
Hon. Markus Meckel
Former Foreign Minister of the German Democratic Republic
Philipp Lengsfeld (MdB)
Member of the German Parliament
Thomas Gambke (MdB)
Member of the German Parliament
Bernhard Schwager
Head Sustainability Office, Robert Bosch GmbH
Hon. Gert Weisskirchen
Former Senior Member of the German Parliament
Dr. Gerhard Prätorius
Head of CSR & Sustainability, Volkswagen AG
Amb. Ali Ahmad Jalali
Ambassador of Afghanistan to Germany
Amb. Ranko Vilovic
Ambassador of Croatia to Germany
Amb. Ramón Custodio Espinoza
Ambassador of Honduras to Germany
Amb. Jauhar Saleem
Ambassador of Pakistan to Germany
Amb. Alberto Guani
Ambassador of Uruguay to Germany
Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor Khan
Managing Director, Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC)
MP Zuraida binti Kamaruddin
Member of the Parliament of Malaysia
MP Khawla Ben Aicha
Member of the Parliament of Tunisia
MP Shazia Marri
Member of the Parliament of Pakistan
Chairman Nondas Cl. Metaxas
CEO, Cyprus Stock Exchange
H.E. Hong Sokhour
Chief Executive Officer of Cambodia Securities Exchange
CEO Tiaan Bazuin
Chief Executive Officer, Namibian Stock Exchange
Maria Stylianou Michaelidou
Manager, Limassol Tourism Board
Sheela Sogaard
CEO, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
Silvio de Girolamo  
Group Chief Internal Audit & CSR Officer
Jovo Rabrenovic
Director General in the Directorate for Development of Nation Brand, Ministry of Economy of Montenegro
Marija Cvorovic
Head of the Department for Development of Nation Brand, Ministry of Economy of Montenegro
The Hon. Azamat Djamankulov 
Deputy Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism of Kyrgyzstan

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