The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2014

Berlin Economic Forum 2014-24: Sustainable Economies, Sustainable Technologies, Sustainable Industries

Berlin; November 8th - 12th, 2014
Held Parallel to the Berlin Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
Saturday, 8.11.2014
10:00 The Hon. Dirk Niebel
Welcome Address
10:20 The Hon. George Papaconstantinou (Former Minister for Finance of Greece)
Europe Since the Wall: Economic Integration and Diversity
10:40 Prof. Richard B. Davies (Vice-Chancellor, Swansea University)
Sustainable Economies, Sustainable Technologies, and Sustainable Industries
11:00 Break
11:30 Dorji Phuntsho (CEO, Royal Securities Exchange of Bhutan)
Sustainability from the Lens of Gross National Happiness: Its Challenges in Implementation
12:00 The Hon. Mirko Cvetkovic (Former Prime Minister of Serbia)
Beyond the Post-Cold War
12:30 Lord Jack McConnell (Former First Minister of Scotland)
Keynote Address
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Alessandro Pansa (Former CEO, Finmeccanica)
Resilience of Industry and Sustainability of Technology in a Competitive World
14:20 Christian Leitz (Head, Corporate Responsibility Management, UBS AG)
From Non-Governmental to Governmental in Sustainability … in Banking
14:40 Minister Ali Hassan Bahdon (Minister of Communication of Djibouti)
Keynote Address
15:00 MP Ögmundu Jonasson
Member of the Parliament of Iceland
15:20 Prof. Patrick Watson (Chairman, Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission)
Linking Tourism Flows and Biological Biodiversity in Small Island Developing State: Evidence from Panel Data
16:00 Break
16:20 Nancy Pedot (CEO, Comptoir des Cotonniers)
Perspectives of a Global Business Woman
16:40 Roger Newman (Senior Vice President, Tech Mahindra)
Jugaad - A Very Indian Approach to Sustainability
Sunday, 9.11.2014
10:00 The Hon. Staffan Nilsson (Former President, the European Economic and Social Committee)
A Europe With Less and Lower Walls
10:20 Swapan Kumar Bala, FCMA (CEO, Dhaka Stock Exchange Ltd.)
Sustainable Economies, Sustainable Technologies, and Sustainable Industries from the Perspectives of Bangladesh and South Asia.
10:40 The Hon. Bertie Ahern (Former Prime Minister of Ireland)
Keynote Address
11:00 Aleksandar Damjanovic (Chairman of the Committee on Economy of Montenegro)
The Western Balkans and EU: By Straightening Regional Cooperation Towards the Goal
11:20 Carlo Mazzi (Chairman of Prada S.p.A.)
Keynote Address
11:40 Prince Luitpold of Bavaria (CEO of König Ludwig GmbH)
Keynote Address
12:00 The Hon. Governor Azeema Adam (Governor, Maldives Monetary Authority)
Innovative Policies for Sustainable Development
12:20 Ahmad A. Alzabin (Vice Chairman & CEO, ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Company)
Sustaining Aviation Industry Growth Through Aircraft Leasing
12:40 Petra Wadström (CEO, Solvatten AB)
Safe and Warm Water with Solvatten- A Valuable Saving Instrument
13:00 Mirjam Ernst (Sustainability Manager at Volksbank AG, Austria)
Making Sustainability Work: Banking, Economic Crisis and Sustainability
13:20 Lunch
14:00 Daniela Lulache (CEO, SN Nuclearelectrica SA)
 The New European Paradigm of Sustainability
14:20 The Hon. Anna Diamantopoulou (Former EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs & Equal Opportunities; Former Greek Minister for Development)
“Wir sind das Volk”
14:40 Carina Geber-Teir (Chief Communications Officer, OP-Pohjola Group)
Sustainable Mission: Born to be Owned by Customers
15:00 Nondas Cl. Metaxas (CEO, Cyprus Stock Exchange)
The Role of Stock Exchanges for Sustainable Industries and Economic Growth
15:20 Silvio De Girolamo (Group Chief Internal Audit & CSR Officer, Autogrill)
Not Only Reporting; Towards Sustainable Management - How the Reporting Can Improve the Companies and the Society
15:40 Radu Toia (Vice President, S.I.F. Transilvania S.A.)
Romania’s Economic Growth through Sustainable Agriculture and Tourism (case study: SIF TRANSILVANIA SA)
16:10 Break
16:20 Anette Bickmeyer (Vice President, Sustainability Management, EON AG)
Conflict of Aims: CO2 Reduction, Coal Sourcing and a Clean Supply Chain
16:40 Bernhard Schwager (Head Sustainability Office, Corporate Communications, Brand Management, and Sustainability, Robert Bosch GmbH)
Sustainability Strategies of Business Shown by the Example of Bosch
17:00 The Hon. Dr. Supachai Panichpakdi (7th Director-General of the World Trade Organization)
Keynote Address
Monday, 10.11.2014
10:00 Dr. Gerhard Prätorius (Director of CSR and Sustainability, Volkswagen AG)
Volkswagen Group - Sustainability on Core Strength
10:20 Eleonora Giada Pessina (Group Sustainability Officer, Pirelli & C. SpA)
Sustainability as a Multinational Management Model: the Pirelli Case
10:40 Daniel Winteler (Manging Director, Miroglio S.p.A.)
Drive the Sustainable Change
11:00 Mokhtar Mehiri (CEO, Intermetal Tunisia)
From Mecanic Processing to Digital Technology and Interactivity “Dividing Wall”
11:20 Break
11:40 Jørgen Hallundbæk (CEO, Welltec )
Can a Safer and more Sustainable Approach Provide an Economic Upside?
12:00 Minister Besim Beqaj (Minister of Finance of Kosovo)
Keynote Address
12:20 Taavi Heikkilä (CEO, SOK Corporation)
S Group in the Middle of Big Change of Retail"
12:40 Moremi Marwa (Chief Executive Officer, Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange)
Capital and the Sustainable Economies in the Context of Developing Economies
13:00 Break 
14:00 Amb. Delia Domingo Albert (Former Foreign Minister of the Philippines)
Breaking Borders: Building the ASEAN Community
14:30 Dr. Philipp Mißfelder (Foreign Policy Speaker of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group)
Sustainable Foreign Policy in 21 Century
15:00 Mohammed Abdulwahab Nass (CEO Bahrain Flour Mills Company)
An Agenda For Corporate Sustainability and Related Risks - A Business Case
15:30 Fadi Khalaf (Secretary General, Arab Federation of Exchanges)
Arab Stock Exchanges - Overview & Opportunities
16:00 Rashed Al Balooshi (CEO, Abu Dhabi Securities)
16:30 Rashid Bin Ali Al-Mansoori (CEO, Qatar Stock Exchange)
17:00 Reception
18:00 Archim. Emmanuel Sfiatkos (Representative of the Orthodox Bishops in Germany)
Keynote Address
Tuesday, 11.11.2014
13:30 Dr. Joachim Pfeiffer (MdB, Economics and Energy Speaker of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group)
“Agenda 2030: From Consolidation to Innovation - Setting the Course for Sustainable Growth”