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Berlin International Economics Congress 2012

"Building Economic Bridges: Integrating Cultural Diplomacy into Nation Branding, Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Governance"

Berlin; March 7th - 10th, 2012
Held Parallel to the Berlin International Tourism Trade Fair

Event Introduction

The Berlin International Economics Congress 2012" is one of the world leading global conferences combining the fields of International Economics, Nation Branding and International Relations with an interdisciplinary and multinational program. The conference will take place over 4 days and will examine the role of Cultural Diplomacy in the fields of Corporate Social Responsibility, Economic Bridges, Global Governance and Nation Branding with an international outlook.

In today’s world, with the financial crisis ravaging national economies, the importance of regional alliances, strategic partnerships and co-operations among countries is becoming increasingly relevant. Indeed, countries struggling with unemployment and debt have begun to turn to other nations and international institutions for support. The congress will concentrate on current and emerging business opportunities in the market, created through economic bridges.

With such prominence in today’s world, the international economic system is of the highest importance, the conference will examine relevant aspects of the international economic system and how Cultural Diplomacy can help to support interstate economic relationships.

The four-day international congress will consist of lectures and seminars held by international politicians and various experts in the economic, academic and marketing fields as well as panel discussions, workshops, interactive sessions and social activities.

Conference Participants

The conference is open to applications from governmental and diplomatic officials, civil society practitioners, young professionals, students and scholars, private sector representatives, journalists, and other interested stakeholders from across the world.

If you would like to reserve a position, please click on the "Apply Now" link below:

Certificate of Attendance

All participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the program, which provides details about the speakers and topics at the conference. Each certificate will be signed by members of the ICD's Advisory Board.

Conference Speakers

Speakers during the conference will include leading figures and experts from civil society, international politics, academia, diplomacy, and the private sector from across the world. These speakers will include a number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board.

Participant Papers »

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy encourages research and progressive thought on the fields of culture, globalization, and international relations. As such, the ICD welcomes participants of the conference to submit relevant papers addressing topics within these fields particular to their interests and passions. Participants can submit papers written in the past for other purposes or ongoing research, or written specifically for the conference. Groups of students are also allowed to submit collaborative pieces of work.