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, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford Uni... [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 Madrid as an economist. In Madrid with the Financial Stabil... [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 Bank.... [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 FT, where he writes a weekly column on European economics. ... [more]