Global Solutions Summit 2018


On 28/29 May 2018 in Berlin, the Global Solutions Summit will bring together leading think tanks from around the world, global policy-makers, business leaders and constructive NGOs with only one aim: to find solutions for global challenges.

The summit will address major G20 topics including the future of work, infrastructure for sustainable development, food security and international economic governance.  

The high-level speakers include German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and other high-ranking representatives of G20 governments, as well as Nobel Laureates George Akerlof and Edmund Phelps, and leading officials from organizations such as the OECD, United Nations, and the World Bank.

The Global Solutions Summit is an Associated Event of the Argentinian G20 Presidency

Venue of the summit is ESMT Berlin, Schlossplatz 1, 10178 Berlin.

To include the views of the next generation, the Global Solutions Summit will bring young visionaries from around the globe to Berlin. We encourage the most promising young talents to apply for the Young Global Changers programme or the Global Solutions Summer School. More information can be found in our Scholarship section.


Review of the Global Solutions Summit 2017

The Think 20 Summit GLOBAL SOLUTIONS, mandated by the German G20 Presidency, provided 20 Solutions Proposals for the G20 and took place from May 29-30 2017 in Berlin.

Dennis J. Snower, President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) and Dirk Messner, Director of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), co-chaired the T20 think tank engagement group for the German G20 presidency. A video review of Global Solutions 2017 can be found here.

One of the highlights was the handover of the official T20 Report “20 Solution Proposals for the G20” by Dennis Snower and Dirk Messner to Peter Altmaier (Head of the Federal Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Tasks) on May 30. This report presents 20 key policy recommendations for G20 policy makers and stakeholders. It also proposes a global vision for the G20. 

Download the communique of the Think 20 Summit Global Solutions here (PDF, 20 Pages). 


Impressions of the T20 Summit GLOBAL SOLUTIONS 2017