Programme and Speakers 2018


The programme overview below is provisional and therefore subject to change. A PDF version including spakers and time slots can be downloaded here. Please note that attendance of the summit and the receptions is by invitation only.

 

19:00-22:00: WELCOME RECEPTION

Summit starts at 8.30 a.m. (doors opened: 8.00 a.m.)

Please be advised to bring your ticket and ID with you. 

08:30-09:25: WELCOME ADDRESSES 

09:30-10.20: Opening Plenary
Multilateralism in Nationalistic Times

10:00-11:30: Parallel Plenaries
1. The Future of Work and Education for the Digital Age
2. Preventing a New Race to the Bottom in International Tax Cooperation

11:40-12:30: Parallel Sessions
1. 10 Years After Lehman - What Have We (Really) Learned
2. Social Fragmentation and the Media
3. Lifestyle Related Diseases: A Global Epidemic
4. Ecosystems and Livelihoods under Threat - Solutions for a Changing Hindu Kush Himalaya

13:40-14:30: Parallel Sessions
1. A Sustainable Food Future: Trade, Investment and R&D Challenges
2. Responsibilities of the G7: Future of Democracy and the Rule of Law
3. Fake News and Facts: A Next Generation Approach

15:00-16.00: KEYNOTE SPEECH BY CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL

16:05-16:55: Plenary Session 
Climate Action and Infrastructure for Development

17:25-18:15: Parallel Sessions
1. Gender Economic Equity for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development
2. Identity, Norms and Narratives: Creating the Social Foundations for Economic Cooperation
3. Fighting the Polarization of Attitudes Towards Migration in Europe
4. Big Data: Risk or Opportunity for Inclusive Global Prosperity?

18:30-19:20: Parallel Sessions
1. G20 and Africa: Global Solutions through the Compact with Africa?
2. Fostering Digital Trade

19:30-22:00: FOREIGN OFFICE RECEPTION (formerly: WORKING DINNER)

 

Summit starts at 8.45 a.m. (doors opened: 8.00 a.m.)

Please be advised to bring your ticket and ID with you. 

08:45-09:00: WELCOMING REMARKS

09:00-09:30: SPEECH BY FEDERAL MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS HEIKO MAAS

09:45-10:35: Parallel Sessions
1. The Future of Politics and its Implications for Global Governance
2. Towards Well Managed Migration Policies: the Role of Regional Agreements
2. What Civil Scoeity and Business can do to implement the SDGs

10:50-11:40: Parallel Plenaries:
1. Education for the Future: Global Perspectives for Better Learning Opportunities
2. Flexible Solidarity: A Comprehensive Strategy for Asylum and Immgration in the EU*
3. The Future of Work in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Shaping Large-Scale Transformations
4. Talk: Creative Bureaucracy (Side Event)

11:55-12:45: Parallel Sessions
1. Turning Around the Downward Spiral of Economic, Social and Political Cohesion
2. Implications of Emerging Trade Conflicts

14:00-14:30: SPEECH BY VICE CHANCELLOR AND FEDERAL MINISTER OF FINANCE OLAF SCHOLZ

14:45-15:35: Parallel Sessions
 
1. Adjusting the Financial System to Support the 2030 Agenda
2. Finishing the Global Prudential Regulation Agenda
3. Prospects for Multilateral Trade Cooperation
 
16:00-16:50: Parallel Sessions 
1. Fair, Inclusive and Sustainable Living Environments
2. Civil Society and Global Problem Solving: Towards an Enabling Policy Environment
3. Research Evaluation in Economic Theory and Policy Making
 
17:10-18:00: Closing Plenary
Aligning Economic and Social Prosperity
 
  

*MEDAM SIDE EVENT: Flexible Solidarity - A Comprehensive Strategy for Asylum and Immigration in the EU

The EU faces major challenges in asylum and migration policy: reorganize the EU asylum system, secure the external border, curb irregular immigration through cooperation with African governments, and support developing countries that host large numbers of refugees from Syria and elsewhere. These challenges are inter-connected and require a comprehensive approach with broad support by all EU member states. However, member states are affected by immigration in substantially different ways and the political preferences of policy makers and voters also vary widely. In this side event, the Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM) will launch its second annual assessment report, proposing a comprehensive strategy for EU asylum and immigration policies that is both politically feasible and effective, based on the concept of flexible solidarity between EU member states.

More information about the MEDAM project: http://www.medam-migration.eu/

 

Global Solutions 2018: Speakers


Below you will find a selection of speakers attending the Global Solutions Summit 2018. A full list of speakers will be released soon.

ANGELA MERKEL
Federal Chancellor of Germany

 

GEORGE AKERLOF
Georgetown University,
Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001

 

BETH DARNALL
Clinical Director, Department of Anestesiology, Perioperative,
and Pain Medicine, Stanford University

 

ARIF HUSAIN
Chief Economist, World Food Programme

 

PASCAL LAMY
Former President, World Trade Organisation
President Emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute

 

HEIKO MAAS
German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs

 

ANN METTLER
Director-General, EPSC, European Commission

 

NARA MONKAM
Director of Research, African Tax Administration Forum

 

IRENE NATIVIDAD
President, Global Summit of Women

 

EDMUND STROTHER PHELPS
Columbia University,
Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2006

 

JULIA POMARES
T20 Co-Chair, Argentina
Executive Director, CIPPEC

 

JEFFREY SACHS
Columbia University
UN Special Advisor on the SDGs

 

OLAF SCHOLZ
German Federal Minister of Finance

 

SVENJA SCHULZE
German Federal Minister for the Environment

 

DENNIS SNOWER
President, Global Solutions Initiative

 

NAOYUKI YOSHINO
Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute