17.-20. September 2024

17.-20. September 2024


Tuesday 17th of September

Afternoon session

Venue: Nordic Embassies in Berlin

Germany in a Nutshell presented by the Norwegian embassy: Politics, Business and Defense

Evening programme

Venue: Art Loft berlin 

Flying buffet and kick off talks that set the scene for the rest of the seminar:

Why the Germans act as the grown ups of Europe

Norway as an outsider of EU
The role of business in sustainable societies.

Berlin - the cultural capital of Europe

Bus back to Leonardo hotel

Wednesday 18th September

Venue: Mëlia

Morning Session

Future visions for Europe

Future literacy is crucial in a Europe in sustainable transformation.

A deep dive into foresight as a strategic and operational tool. Meet Germany's leading academics and practitioners on foresight.
Learn from real cases that span from the federal government to the business sector.

Afternoon session

The New Geopolitics - Europe in the light of the US and China

Is there a need for a new business model for Germany and Europe? 

Talks and discussion by leading experts on geopolitics, trade agreement and industrial policy.

Evening programme

U-bahn to Il Kino in Neüköln, where we will be met with an aperitivo in the bar. Talks about Neüköln and the history of the German film industry.

Dinner in Neüköln 

Bus back to the hotel

Thursday 19th September

Morning Session

Venue: State Embassy

Democracy under threat

Introduction to Berlin as a center of business and politics. 

Germany after and between elections: Europe and Germany is getting more and more polarized. How can we understand this, and what can we do about it? 

Afternoon session

Venue: The European Commission in Berlin

The Future of Europe

A new vision for Europe

The Green Deal: A new paradigm shift for business

Meet German industry is adapting to the Green Deal

Evening programme

Venue: The Berlin Philharmonie

Dinner at the philharmonie

Guided tour of the Berlin Philharmonic by solohornist Stefan Dohr

Classical concert: Berliner Philharmoniker and Lahav Shani (conductor) and Alisa Weilerstein (cello)

Works by Sergei Prokofiev and Arnold Schoenberg

Bus back to the hotel

Friday 20th September

Morning Session

Venue: Mëlia

A safe Europe 

How do safety relates to energy and climate?
The yearly defence conversation between Germany, Norway and the US

Facilitated wrap up session: Learning points 2024

Lunch at Mëlia