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Invitation: Global Economy Prize 2016

The award ceremony will be held:

on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at
11:00 a.m.
in the Haus der Wirtschaft building, Bergstraße 2, 24103 Kiel

The German Minister of Finance, Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, will give an address.
Honored as pioneers of a cosmopolitan, economically liberal, and public-spirited society, this year’s laureates are:

  • Prof. Mario Monti, former Prime Minister of Italy and former European Commissioner for Competition; President University Bocconi. Category: Politics
  • Dr. h.c. Friede Springer, Publisher, Axel Springer SE. Category: Business

Provisional program of the Global Economy Prize award ceremony 2016:

Welcome addressProf. Dennis J. Snower, President of the IfW
Dr. Ulf Kämpfer, Mayor of Kiel
Consul Klaus-Hinrich Vater, Vice-President of the Schleswig-Holstein Chamber of Commerce and IndustryOpening speechProf. Dennis J. SnowerGreetingTorsten Albig, Minister President of Schleswig-HolsteinAddressDr. Wolfgang Schäuble, Federal Minister of FinanceLaudatory speeches, presentation of
awards and award winners’ speeches   Prof. Dennis J. Snower
Dr. h.c. Friede Springer
Prof. Mario MontiClosing remarksProf. Dennis J. SnowerReception and opportunity for networking and exchange

The Global Economy Prize is an initiative of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and has been awarded since 2005 in close conjunction with the City of Kiel and the Schleswig-Holstein Chamber of Commerce. The prize is intended to honor those who have proposed creative, pathbreaking initiatives to deal with globalization and who dare envision a more wholesome future by addressing the global problems of our time. It is awarded annually to influential personalities in politics, business, and science, who have made an outstanding contribution to establishing a just and protective society based on individual initiative and responsibility.>

Please use the attached accreditation form to register by June 14, and remember to register all other members of your team. The annual press pass issued by the Press and Information Office of the German Federal Government is not valid for the award ceremony.

Please enter the event via the building of the WTSH at Lorentzendamm 24. You can also use the WTSH parking lot.

Please note that entry is only possible up until 10:30 a.m. Please be aware that for security reasons, your technical equipment has to be inspected before you can enter the event. Therefore we would like to ask you to arrive early.

Before the event officially begins, there will be an opportunity to take a group photograph of the laureates.

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