The Berlin International Economic Congress (BIEC)

Venue: The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy

Location: Berlin, Germany

Event Date/Time: Feb 04, 2010 End Date/Time: Feb 07, 2010
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The following issues will be addressed and explored:
• The New Economic World Order & International Relations
(Focus: Russia, China, India, Brazil, South Africa, and Indonesia)
• Moving Beyond Copenhagen: Bridging International Economics and Climate Change(Focus: The Copenhagen Conference, Economic Dimensions of Climate Change, the Role of Civil Society, Green Technologies)
• The Global Financial Crisis
(Focus: Causes, Impact, Protectionism and the Challenges Ahead; Case studies of Iceland, Dubai, Latvia, Hungary, and the US)
• Corporate Social Responsibility and Socially Responsible Investment
(Focus: Multinational Corporations in Africa, Latin America and Asia, the Triple Bottom Line, Business Ethics, CSR Rating Indices)
• Traditional Industries in the Information Age
(Focus: Real Estate, Tourism, Car and Aircraft Industries, and Agriculture)
• Ethics in Aid and Trade: Incentives and Impacts
(Focus: Ethical Trading Initiatives, Fair-trade, Ethical Consumerism, The Role of NGOs)
We are privileged to include as speakers many distinguished experts from the fields of international politics, economists, diplomacy, the private sector and civil society.

Confirmed speakers include:

Alfred Sant, Former Prime Minister of Malta; Anneli Jäätenmakli, Former Prime Minister of Finland; Bendtsen Bendt, MEP, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Denmark; Corinne Dominique Marguerite Lepage, Former French Minister of the Environment; Dr. Erhard Busek, Former Vice-Chancellor of Austria; François-Xavier de Donnea, Former Mayor of the City of Brussels; Gerassimos D. Arsenis, Former Minister of Economics of Greece; Guido de Marco, Former President of the United Nations General Assembly, Former President of Malta; Dr. Jacques F. Poos, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Former Minister of Finance and of Foreign Affairs; Katherine Marshall, Senior Advisor for the World Bank, Visiting Professor Georgetown University; Kurt Bodewig, Former German Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs; Mart Laar, Former Minister of Estonia; Prof Rupert Scholz, Former Minister of Defense of Germany; Dr. Susan George, President of the Board of TNI and honorary president of ATTAC-France; Sven Giegold, MEP, Germany, Co-founder of Attac; Volker Hauff, Former German Minister for Research and Technology, Former German Minister of Transport

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Mark Donfried
Director & Founder


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