THIRD COUNCIL FORUM IN BERLIN
Since the foundation of the Council of the German American Conference e.V. at Harvard in 2016, the annual Council Forum remains one of the highlights, connecting former and current organizers of the German American Conference and we are excited to have continued this tradition in 2019.
Of course, such a big event would not possible without numerous supporters and, therefore, we would like to extend a special thank you to our speakers (Constanze Stelzenmüller, Frank Pieke, John Kornblum, Noah Barkin, and Jan Brecke), supporters (Haniel Stiftung and Hoesch&Partner Versicherungsmakler) as well as our host in the Federal Foreign Office and council presidium member Peter Beyer (MdB and Transatlantic Coordinator).
The program of the Council Forum started at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin.
After everyone had arrived in the beautiful library of the building, Council-Chairman Fabian Baldauf welcomed all guests and introduced Philipp Simons, Co-Chair of the 2019 German American Conference who traveled all the way from Boston to be with us for the Council Forum.
The second day of the event took place in a truly vibrant and unique location: The Soho House Berlin.
After the annual general meeting of the Council took place, several workshops on the future of the Council and the German American Conference followed and we were glad to have Philipp Simons (Co-Chair of the 2019 German American Conference) with us to discuss how the Council can best support the conference in the years to come.
Finally, for interested participants, Jan Brecke, author and executive coach, impressed the audience with fascinating insights into the future of leadership.
During the following transatlantic dinner with presidium member Sascha Spoun, the Council team continued the discussions on the future of the Council before the Council Forum found its perfect ending to an intensive and successful time during the subsequent "Transatlantic Drinks" at the SoHo House. Everyone had the chance to actively engage in discussions with the speakers and interesting guests, reflect on the inspiring moments of the last days and celebrate the successful start of many more Council events to come.
At this part, we would like to thank all guests, our generous sponsors and everyone else who has helped us make this event so memorable. Special thanks to the Hoesch & Partner team around Leon Glaser and Frank Buchholz!
The Council Team
P.S. A full catalogue of event pictures will be uploaded soon here on our website.