We organize annual German-French Young Leaders Conferences alternately in France and Germany on topics that are relevant for our common future. Speakers include inspiring personalities from France and Germany as well as prominent figures from the spheres of politics, culture, and civil society. Various cultural events accompany and complement the intensive rounds of discussions. For the workshops we use new debate formats, such as Open Situation Room or No-Conference.
Conference 2016 on „Common Digital Future“ — A huge success
The last German-French Young Leaders Conference took place from 12-15 May 2016 in Paris. Acknowledging the importance that digital transformation is bringing to both countries, Germany and France, and its ignorance of national boundaries, the GFYL Conference focused on „Common Digital Future“.
Under auspices of French Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs, Emmanuel Macron, and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Sigmar Gabriel, we were delighted to welcome key figures involved in digital affairs and in German-French relations. Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in France, Dr. Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut, and the former speaker of WikiLeaks, Daniel Domscheit-Berg as well as industry representatives from Qwant, Microsoft, L’Oréal and BCG shared unique insights with our conference participants with the latter hitting the stage themselves in our TED-like-conference format sessions with inspiring ideas and thoughts.
Given the huge success of the conference and the interest it sparked in Germany and France, we are currently working on a detailed conference report to be available soon. Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn to stay tuned on its availability and on announcements concerning next year’s edition.
German-French Young Leaders Conference 2017 — Work in progress
We are excited to announce that the next German-French Young Leaders Conference conference will be held in Berlin in 2017. Like in 2016, participants will be able to expect top-notch contributions from industry leaders, the most interesting exchanges with prominent government representatives and engaging discussions with the influencers of tomorrow.
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