The Global Economic Symposium (GES) was an initiative launched in 2008 by the Kiel Institute. It established significant international reputation as a research-centered, solution-oriented high-level conference and attracted Nobel Laureates, Heads of State, Ministers, CEOs of major multinational companies, heads of international organizations, leading representatives of civil society institutions, and many other major decision makers and thought leaders throughout the years.
In 2011 I did a special magazine calles THRIVE for their annual event, it was a special edition of my we-magazine series. THRIVE was published as a cooperation between the Kiel Institute and the Bertelsman Foundation. It’s main topics were education, open innovation, ethics and trust, social enterprises, open data and culture.