The Federal Republic of Germany, Bundesrepublik Deutschland, today consists of sixteen states – the Länder, and was reunified on 3 October 1990 following the collapse of communism in 1989. Germany is Britain’s largest and traditionally has been one of its closest European trading partners. Our speakers address a wide range of issues relative to Germany, its trade, politics, culture, and influence in the world.
Michael Arthur - President of Boeing Europe, and MD, UK and Ireland. A former top diplomat. Led the Maastricht Treaty negotiating team. Ambassador postings included Africa, Paris, Washington, India, Germany and as DG for Europe and Economic issues.... [more]
Christian Danner from the ranks of a BMW-blessed crop in the mid-1980s, Danner was an extremely successful touring car exponent who transferred that talent to Formula 3000 and won the 1985 Championship before graduating to Formula 1 ... [more]
Niall Ferguson, MA, D.Phil., is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford University,... [more]
Jens Hagendorff is a Professor of Finance & Investment at The University of Edinburgh, a leading expert on banking, central banking, executive compensation, investment strategies and bank risk. He worked with Spanish central bank (Banco de Espana) in... [more]
Dr Otmar Issing is the former Chief economist of The European Central Bank and a leading European economist, particularly influencing European economic policy accross the Eurozone. He is a respected former member of the board of the European Central ... [more]
Wolfgang Munchau speaker on the economies of Europe is a co-founder and president of Eurointelligence ASBL. He is an associate editor of the Financial Times, where he writes a weekly column on European economics. ... [more]