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Post Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:52 pm

Call for Applications

The Berlin International Economics Congress 2011:
“An International Conference on the Future of Nation Branding, Tourism, and International Investments in a Globalized World”
(International Conference, Berlin, 9th - 12th March, 2011, Held Parallel to the ITB Berlin)

“The Berlin International Economics Congress 2011” is an international conference taking place over 4 days that will explore the future of Nation Branding, Tourism and International Investment in a Globalized World. The program will consist of lectures, seminars, workshops, interactive sessions and panel discussions that will feature leading figures from international economics & politics, academia, marketing, advertising, and civil society. Participants of the program will also have the opportunity to experience Berlin through a series of cultural and social activities.

The year 2011 represents an important opportunity to reflect on the growth and evolving nature of the inherently interlinked concepts of Nation Branding, Tourism and Foreign Investment. The process of globalization, increasing economic integration and interdependence between nation states, has brought with it an increase in the economic potential and importance of international investment and tourism. Many states now rely on Foreign Investment, and especially tourism, as a major sector of their economy. In order to attract this international attention and tap in to the tourism market, states have increasingly employed Nation Branding, hoping to promote a positive image of their state to the international community.

This conference will therefore seek to explore the challenges and opportunities that states face in attracting international investment and developing their tourism sector, by utilizing perspectives and dimensions not only from the field of economics, but also from international politics, culture, civil society and the private sector.

Conference Participants
The BIEC participants will include academic scholars, young professionals & students, political and diplomatic representatives, civil society practitioners, journalists, and individuals from the private sector from across the world.

The online application form can be found under:

The speakers during the program will consist of renowned figures from international economics and politics including former Heads of State, current and former Ministers, high-profile representatives from the private and public sectors, renowned stakeholders from civil society, and the world’s leading academics from the fields of economics, political science, and the social sciences. A large number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board will also be speaking at the BIEC conference (for further information about the Advisory Board please click here).

Certificate of Attendance
All seminar participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the program, which will provide details of the speakers who took part and the topics discussed. Each certificate will be signed by two members of the ICD's Advisory Board (The ICD Advisory Board list can be found (here)).

Participant Papers
The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy encourages research and progressive thought into the fields of culture, globalization, and international relations. In this regard, the ICD welcomes participants of the Conference to submit papers on this subject. The papers can cover any topic within these fields, according to your own particular interests and passions. Participants can submit work that they have completed in the past for other purposes, ongoing research or a paper written specifically for the conference. Groups of students are also allowed to submit collaborative pieces of work.

Sustainable Network
Conference participants will become part of a growing international network of people from across the world with different fields of interest and levels of experience, who share a commitment to intercultural exchange. Participants will be able to remain in touch with each other through the ICD Online Network.


Cultural Diplomacy in the Global Economy: A Forum for Young Leaders
“The Future of Nation Branding, Tourism, and International Investments in a Globalized World”
(Weeklong Seminar, Berlin, 6th-12th March 2011)

Cultural Diplomacy in the Global Economy: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDEC) is an inter-disciplinary, international network of young people with an interest in the global economy and its relationship to the private sector, international politics, civil society and the environment. The program has been developed in recognition of the importance of combining perspectives from different fields and levels of society in discussing the challenges to the global economy, and on the understanding that “economic bridges” play an important role in promoting global peace and stability. The forthcoming CDEC Weeklong Seminar will be held in Berlin from the 6th – 12th March 2011, and will focus on the following theme:

“The Future of Nation Branding, Tourism, and International Investments in a Globalized World”

The seminar is open to individuals from across the world, who have an interest in economics, business, tourism, nation branding, cultural studies, international relations, political science, peace studies, diplomacy, and beyond, as well as those interested in exploring the potential for nation branding and economics to serve as a catalyst for cultural diplomacy at both local, national, and international levels.

The online application form can be found under: www.culturaldiplomacy....ation-form

* Participants in the Cultural Diplomacy in the Global Economy Weeklong Seminar will also take part in the International Conference: “The Berlin International Economics Congress 2011: “An International Conference on the Future of Nation Branding, Tourism, and International Investments in a Globalized World” (Berlin, 9th - 12th March, 2011)

ICD Calendar 2011 (More>):

• Cultural Diplomacy in the Global Economy > (Berlin, 06 - 12 March, 2011)
• The Rise of Africa > (Berlin, 9 – 12 March, 2011)
• Nuestra America > (Berlin, 9 – 12 March, 2011)
• The Berlin International Economics Congress> (Berlin, 09 - 12 March, 2011)


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