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GES Perspectives 2013

The Global Economic Symposium (GES) is a solution forum which identifies global challenges, examines their policy and business implications, and formulates concrete proposals for action with a view to creating a better world for the next generation. Unlike many other leading conferences, the Global Economic Symposium is both research-based and strongly action-oriented. Every session of the GES is organized by researchers and an international team of experts and supported by the GES’s own virtual platform. Results of the GES are published in the book Global Economic Solutions, which are submitted to national governments, the major international organizations, business leaders, academics and the wider GES community. The GES takes place in alteration between Kiel, Germany, and a major international center. This year’s GES will take place in Kiel from 1st to 2nd October.

GES Perspectives is a forum for Future Challenges bloggers who will attend the Global Economic Symposium. Each of our GES bloggers will take part in a session at the annual conference. They will regularly publish blogposts dealing with the topics of their session. Our goal is to provide diverse perspectives on the topics that will be discussed at the Global Economic Symposium. We have chosen one blogger out of each of the nine Future Challenges regional networks.

GES Perspective

  • What I took away from the GES 2013

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    I was privileged to be a blogger at the GES 2012.  That was my first time at the symposium, and I was really excited to be there and meet so many interesting people (and the fact that it was in Rio de Janeiro helped too!). So when I knew I […]

  • The Kids Have the Answers

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    This post was produced for the Global Economic Symposium 2013. Read more at “Let me be surrounded by luxury, I can do without the necessities.” An audience member brought up that quote from author Oscar Wilde in response to the tone of the closing plenary of the Global Economic […]