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Global Economic Symposium

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.

The annual main conference was merged with the Global Solutions Summit from 2017. GES conferences with a more regional focus where held in Kiel until 2019.