International Events


The Museo Picasso Málaga is presenting Pablo Picasso: Structures of Invention. The Unity of a Life's Work, a new presentation of the collection that features 141 works by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), ten of which have never been seen before in Spain. All the works on display belonged to Pablo Picasso's private collection. 

For three years the museum's galleries will show the overall unity of Picasso's work rather than dividing his output into particular periods or styles. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, ceramics and graphic art will reveal new connections between the artist's work while defying traditional classifications. 

This new display has been made under the academic supervision of Michael FitzGerald, Kluger Family Professor of Art History at Trinity College, Hartford (USA), and in collaboration with the Fundación Almine y Bernard-Ruiz-Picasso (FABA).


"How to Increase Your Wealth and Become Financially Free"
By Cristian Voaides

Date: January 11 2024 | Time: 5 PM (UK Time) 

How to Increase Your Wealth and Become Financially Free

Cristian Voaides, Senior Advisor at DW Institute,  is passionate about helping people increase their wealth and reach financial freedom. He has raised $6.5M and developed a decentralized investment platform to minimize risk in volatile markets.

He has been featured in Forbes Monaco with the article "The Man Democratizing Wealth"

Cristian is the founder of Multipliers Club which aims to grow exponentially through a very innovative business model. 

Baybars Altuntas - WBAF Executive Chairman

MEET WBAF Executive Chairman Baybars Altuntas


BUCHAREST – Baybars Altuntas, Executive Chairman of the World Business Angels Investment Forum and the 7th JCI Ambassador will deliver a keynote speech for the JCI European Conference Business Summit, 26 May, Bucharest, Romania.

Junior Chamber International (JCI)

The Junior Chamber International (JCI) is a non-profit international non governmental organization of young people between 18 and 40 years old. It has around 200.000 members in about 124 countries, most of which have regional or national organizations. The first local Junior Chamber chapter was founded in 1915, but the international umbrella organization, Junior Chamber International, was founded in Mexico in 1944. It has consultative status with the Council of Europe, with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, and with UNESCO. It encourages young people to become active citizens and to participate in efforts towards social and economic development, and international cooperation, good will, and understanding.

JCI has recognized Baybars Altuntas as the 7th JCI Ambassador at a ceremony at the United Nations Headquarters after his keynote speech on angel investment at the JCI Global Partnership Summit on the 29th of July, 2015 in New York.

JCI Ambassadors are individuals who have made outstanding political, business, cultural, scientific or social contributions and who reflect the JCI philosophy and mission to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change. A sterling example is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, whose appointment is the latest in the series of JCI ambassador appointments prior to that of Altuntas.

JCI European Conference Business Summit

It unites entrepreneurs, leaders and business professionals from all around the world between 25 – 26 May in Bucharest. The Summit brings together businesses with European and global potential for a 2 days learning and networking marathon.

Pathogens Project Conference Thursday 20th April / 13:30-14:00 CET

The Bulletin is a 75-year organization that equips the public, policymakers, and scientists with the information needed to reduce man-made threats to our existence. The Bulletin's website, iconic Doomsday Clock, and regular events help advance actionable ideas at a time when technology is outpacing our ability to control it. The Bulletin has long covered new developments in biotechnology and the ethical and political questions they raise.

The taskforce and conference are chaired by

  • Dr. Ravindra Gupta, Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the Cambridge Institute for Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Diseases
  • Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, sixth and first female president of the Republic of Mauritius
  • Dr. Shahid Jameel, Sultan Qaboos bin Said Fellow and Principal Investigator, Project on 'Public Health, Science and Technology in Muslim Societies' at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.
  • Dr. David Relman, Thomas C. and Joan M. Merigan Professor in Medicine, Professor of Microbiology & Immunology at Stanford University.

The project is directed by

  • Dr. Jesse Bloom, Professor at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Dr. Filippa Lentzos, Associate Professor in Science & International Security at Kings College London.

I am looking forward to sharing 'The view from Sub Saharan Africa'.


116 Years of International Horse Racing On Snow In St. Moritz

Valeria Walther wins Credit Suisse Skikjöring Trophy and becomes Queen of the Engadine for the first time

Photo by Swiss-image/Andy Mettler

St. Moritz, February 20st, 2023 - The third and final Race Sunday of this year's White Turf was once again held in glorious sunshine. 

The highlight was the crowning of Valeria Selina Walther as the new Queen of the Engadine after winning the overall standings in the Credit Suisse Skikjöring Trophy. 

Valeria Walther is only the second woman in the history of this traditional discipline to achieve this. The Evangelos Pistiolis Foundation 83rd St. Moritz Grand Prix, which was also eagerly awaited, was carried home by Moderator. Due to the exceptionally warm temperatures and related safety precautions, the race was run over the shortened distance of 800 meters.

Vitra Design Museum Exhibition Overview 2023

The Vitra Design Museum numbers among the world's leading museums of design. It is dedicated to the research and presentation of design, past and present, and examines design's relationship to architecture, art and everyday culture. 

  • Garden Futures: Designing with Nature - 25 March to 3 October 2023
  • Iwan Baan - 21 October 2023 to 3 March 2024
  • Hot Cities: Lessons from Arab Architecture - 29 April to 5 November 2023 
  • Garden House, Tsuyoshi Tane - Autumn 2023  
  • Colour Rush! An Installation by Sabine Marcelis - extended until 12 May 2024, Vitra Schaudepot  

III Ed Euro-African International Forum 

17th November 2022

Seville, 17th November 2022 - The Euro-African International Forum takes place with the participation of economic, social, political, and cultural leaders from Africa and Europe around different conference panels, round tables, and presentations. The forum also serves as a meeting point for delegations from the public and private sectors, who, in the different networking spaces and round of meetings, implement opportunities for cooperation and collaboration.

The Forum is attended by more than 200 leaders of reference from the African continent and Europe. During its 2019/200 and 2021 editions, the Forum has been held in the city of Seville. In its 2022 edition it will take place in the province of Cadiz. 

The Euro-African International Forum Association was founded, an entity officially registered with the Ministry of the Interior of the Government of Spain and with a vocation for intervention and development of projects for cooperation, co-development, integration and opening of opportunities between Africa and Europe.

The areas of action of the Euro-African International Forum are based on collaboration as a non-profit organization with public administrations, third sector institutions and companies in various fields.

DW Institute To Collaborate With The Geneva Maacro Labs For The Valuing Natural Capital Conference in 2022

Brussels/Geneva, August 15, 2022 - Diplomatic World Institute, DWI, is collaborating with the Geneva Macro Labs for the "Valuing Natural Capital" conference on the 21st of September 2022. The conference, organised by Gemlabs together with the strategic partners ILO, UNITAR, UNCDF and the Economics Department of Harvard University focuses on innovative solutions and governance mechanisms that help address climate change. DWI's Cofounder and Director Innovation, Dieter Brockmeyer, will co-moderate a panel on Innovative Finance and will lead a training session after the conference.....


 A Triumph Of Quality And Variety

Knokke Art Fair 2022 will once again be a triumphant and impressive display of visual art in a unique setting, offering sublime quality and surprising diversity. Thanks to the unprecedented display of private Flemish art collections, the 2022 event manages to surpass even the striking exhibition held in 2021. The extremely varied and sensational ensemble of visual techniques and disciplines - from both high-achieving artists and young talent on the threshold of recognition - is accompanied this year by a unique spectacle giving a stunning view of exquisite private Flemish collections, presented with discretion and discernment.

There is every indication that this edition will be of interest to both the general public and connoisseurs.
This exhibition takes place in a unique setting: the Grand Casino Knokke, a cultural temple that was built by the well-known architect Léon Steynen in the 1930s. Joseph Nellens and later Gustave Nellens, together with his sons Jacques and Roger, turned it into an internationally esteemed and much-visited place where an astonishing number of celebrities in the field of music and theatre gave memorable performances. 
Besides, art exhibitions have attracted international attention every year, thanks to the talent and fame of the artists: Pablo Picasso, Raoul Dufy, Salvador Dali, Bernard Buffet, Félix Labisse, Marc Chagall, René Magritte, Balthus. Joan Miro exhibited alongside the then younger Panamarenko, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Paul Delvaux ...

The Knokke Art Fair 2022 is currently taking place in the Grand Casino Knokke's famous Magritte Room where sculptor Jan de Cock shone last year. This year, leading works from private Flemish art collections are on display under the appropriate title Let us briefly give you an overview of what is being shown in that legendary Casino in the context of KNAF 2022.Sculpture Link - where Barry Flanagan leads the dance - lures the visitor into the Casino via the Zeedijk. Flanagan's spectacular and monumental hares are presented by London's Waddington Custot Gallery, where smaller works by the artist are also on display in the Casino. The gallery presents work by important contemporary and, in particular, modern artists. In addition to Flanagan, we find Peter Blake, Jan Davenport, Bernar Venet and Robert Indiana, as well as iconic modern European artists such as Jean Dubuffet, Pierre Soulages, Joan Miro, Josef Albers and Antoni Tapiès.
The famous Swiss Galerie Von Vertes from Zurich is also present. It displays an impressive number of modern as well as contemporary artists. These include Georg Baselitz, Paul Klee, George Condo, Tony Cragg, Lucio Fontana, Henry Moore, Louise Nevelson, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Bernar Venet, Maurice de Vlaminck, Otto Piene, Serge Poliakoff and many others. Online, the gallery recently presented 'Poetic Transformations' by Borcow and 'Americans in Paris'. Of course, this gallery also takes part in major art fairs such as Tefaf, Art Cologne, Brafa, Masterpiece, La Biennale de Paris and ... Knokke Art Fair 2022.

In the contemporary art department, which looks just as impressive, we would like to highlight the Parisian Galerie Dix9, among others. Hélène Lacharmoise wants to promote and display works of art and artists of today from all over the world and compare French artists with others who are not yet well known in France or here. She has slender, eloquent flower arrangements by Niyaz Najafov. She will be joined at KNAF 2022 by many other internationally renowned galleries, making this department an extremely diverse ensemble, including as it does a colourful walk in a wonderful garden. The Italian gallery Deodato Arte has a branch in Brussels and its owner was originally a collector, as is often the case. In addition to modern work, the gallery presents outspoken contemporary artists who are making waves such as Banksy, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Kaws, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Takashi Murakami. Names that ring clear and make you dream.

The Dutch gallery Art Chemistry is best known for its interest in South African art.
The Knokse Gate Gallery specialises in 'Post War & Contemporary Art' and refers to Gloria Gallery, who has participated in KNAF before. She shows work by Robert Combas and Aboudia.
Gallery Ysebaert, which supplied the much-admired Nicolas Lavarenne for Sculpture Link last year, will be present once again with Ronald Westerhuis with his landscapes and abstract sculptures, in addition to Lavarenne. Surprising Asian art is presented by the German Red Zone Arts Gallery while the Dutch Atelier Art Society promotes artists that it accommodates in the new Art Style Future Art. As was the case last year, Goodwin Gallery presents attractive work by Volker Kühn that both amazes and amuses you. Finally, Galeria K. The name refers to Galerie Kaschenbach that was founded in Trier in 1950. Grandson Daniel Marx shows work by Axel Grieger, Tony Cragg, Lorenzo Quinn and Günter Uecker.

Our tradition also includes a surprising design department, with many dozens of special pieces on display. They include items designed by great names such as Gaetano Pesce, Eileen Gray, Gae Aulenti and Pierre Paulin. The brands De Sede, B & B Italia, Cassina, Artemide, Vitra are present thanks to the support of Pot & Berden.. There is also work done by two Belgian designers, Olivier De Schrijver and Christl Dekimpe, and the overseas designer Hom Le Xuan.
Another important department of the Knokke Art Fair is the one that has been given the name On Stage and which will both surprise and provoke a number of aha! experiences. Young artists are literally placed on stage. This event will be an ensemble of discoveries, moments of recognition and appreciation and form a breeding ground for the future.On Stage has thirteen artists who, helped on their way with this pat on the back, are sufficiently talented to embark on the road to fame and recognition. The diversity on display is, once again, impressive, and the originality is a breath of fresh air. There are many daring attempts at innovation and these are striking: hard paintings and the spatial work of Els Thienpondt, alias Tex; the eloquent use of colour by Ursula Schregel; the cleverly structured paintings of Frank Proot; the poetic and sensitive abstraction and suggestive figuration of Ghislaine Bosteels; the graceful and formally daring sculptures of people and animals by Jos Dirix; the classical and aesthetic-looking sculptures that depict women and girls somewhat idyllically by Halil Faïk; the masks by Sarah Van Der Borght and the inspired ceramics created by Brigitte Rotsaert.

The Knokke Art Fair 2022 has a magnificent, unusual surprise: a breathtaking view of selected works from ten private West Flemish art collections. These are singularly iconic and carefully chosen pieces of art, some of which, by the way, consciously or unconsciously, refer to what is being shown in the current Venice Biennale. These admirable pieces have been brought together under the eloquent title: HIGHLIGHTS.beThis is an edition of Knokke Art Fair that honours the proud tradition of quality, originality and diversity.

Longines Global Champions Tour of London

Royal Hospital Chelsea 19 - 21 August 2022

Come and join us as the world's premier show jumping series lands in the heart of London at Royal Hospital Chelsea. The Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL team series bring three days of thrilling top-level equestrian sport to the capital. The unmissable event, which takes place from 19th-21st August will see Britain's Olympic heroes take centre stage alongside the best international competitors and their equestrian superstars, in both individual and team competitions.

Join us for a fantastic family day out at this unique and exciting venue. Alongside the show jumping action, enjoy our lively shopping village with kids' activities and a variety of refreshments and food outlets to suit every taste. Visitors also benefit from unique access to the warm up arena to see the elite horse and rider combinations preparing for competition. Don't miss this chance to see the greatest horses and riders in the world up close and in action at the home of the Chelsea Pensioners with top-level competition every afternoon!
Gates open at 7.45am with competitions starting from 8am. GCL Round 1, featuring thrilling team competition, will kick off on Friday. The conclusion of the GCL team competition takes place on Saturday afternoon, followed by the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of London. On Sunday top riders will be in action again in the closing 5* competition of the weekend.
Limited tickets for seats in the covered grandstands are now on sale along with tickets for the chic GC Lounge with privileged seating and a complimentary drink on arrival.

Brand new entertainment at Tops International Arena for Longines Global Future Champions Event 5 - 7 August 2022

02.08.202 -  International Arena for Longines Global Future Champions Event

This weekend will see the launch of a brand new entertainment schedule at Tops International arena for the Longines Global Future Champions event from 5 - 7 August.

On the buzzing Place Du Concours spectators, riders, friends and family will all be able to enjoy a host of exciting live dancing and music while based around the bar with food and drink for all.Highlights include local dance group 'Fresh' whose members of the team that will be performing live have placed on National TV Dance shows. 

Come and see their exceptional talent and break dancing exhibition each day on the weekend.If one DJ wasn't enough we have two booked for Friday and Saturday of the LFGC. DJ Daan Geeven will kick us off at 7 pm on Friday and entertain right through the night to make it the most popular after-party of the year! 

He will be joined by special guest Thom Craane for a live singing performance so make sure you have your song requests at hand!On super Saturday the dancing will continue when famous dutch DJ Maarten takes centre stage to host the after party ahead of a final day of show jumping action at Tops International Arena.

Come and join the epic weekend where tickets are as little as €15 for unlimited fun and something for all the family to enjoy. 

World Business Angel Investors Week 2022 

to be celebrated in 132 countries in June 20th -26th

WBAF Chairman Mr. Baybars Altuntas

20th - 26th June 2022 - The World Business Angel Investors Week 2022 welcomes more than 200,000 entrepreneurs, startups, SMEs, investors, innovators, policymakers and thought leaders from around the world - all online. An affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), the World Business Angels Investment Forum issues commemorative stamps to memorialize significant events and themes of widespread global appeal and the significance of the Week. You can follow the Week's events, all free of charge, from here:

King Willem Alexander, Princess Margriet, Prince Pieter-Christiaan And Prime Minister At Invictus Games The Hague

The Hague, 16th - 22th April 2022 - His Majesty the King, Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, His Highness Prince Pieter-Christiaan and Prime Minister Rutte will attend the Invictus Games. The international sports event for physically and mentally wounded soldiers will take place from 16 to 22 April in the Zuiderpark in The Hague.

The Invictus Games were created by Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, to encourage recovery through sport, support rehabilitation and generate wider understanding and respect for wounded soldiers and veterans.


Calls For Enterpreneurs With Innovative Solutions To Meet The Challenges Of The Digitalisation Of The Cultural Sector

Malaga, 20-21 June 2022 - Culture & Museums International Tech Forum announces its first "Call for Start-ups" with the aim of boosting digital entrepreneurship in the cultural sector, giving national and international visibility to companies with innovative solutions for the cultural sector, creating a community at international level that promotes and consolidates the growth of cultural management based on technological innovation and improving the competitiveness of cultural companies through innovation strategies.

Open Call of the Days of Contemporary Art (DOCA) International Festival 2022 

We invite artists to take part in the 10th Days of Contemporary Art (DOCA) international festival

The festival's topic is 'WHAT IS YOUR NAME', This is the phrase exchanged at the beginning of a conversation. It signals the beginning of our contact, and stands as a sign that we are ready for conversation. Behind this phrase is the desire to know another. 

The DOCA festival as a place and event creates a system of relationships and projects a new landscape of subjectivity. DOCA is a meeting place that produces a unique community, a paradoxical space formed and embodied simultaneously by all yet owned by none. 

 That is a field where the New Subjectivity emerges on the edge of fractures and cracks. 

Brussels Art Walk, supported by BRAFA

Thursday, February 17th until Sunday, February 20th, 2022 

From Thursday, February 17th until Sunday, February 20th, 2022, in Brussels, collectors and art lovers will be able to meet up and discover the most beautiful pieces exhibited by 36 galleries who are represented at Brafa. 

This initiative, called the Brussels Art Walk, supported by BRAFA, was proposed by several Brussels dealers who will welcome their Belgian and foreign colleagues to exhibit in their galleries.

8 Parisian galleries and 1 London gallery will feature amongst these 36 participants. The Brussels Art Walk, supported by BRAFA, will mainly take place in the Sablon, in the lower part of the city, as well as in the galleries on both sides of the Avenue Louise 

TEFAF Announces June Dates for Maastricht 2022 Fair

Saturday, June 25 - Thursday, June 30, 2022 at the MECC in Maastricht 

The 35th anniversary edition of TEFAF Maastricht will take place Saturday, June 25 - Thursday, June 30, 2022 at the MECC in Maastricht.

"This was a complex situation which required the input and flexibility of many different individuals and organizations to enable us to reschedule TEFAF Maastricht. 

We are proud to join several other leading art fairs in June for a key moment in the art world calendar this year. This will be an exciting revival of TEFAF Maastricht in its 35th anniversary edition and an opportunity to once again bring together the world's leading collectors and art lovers to meet, experience, and appreciate the rich art history for which TEFAF is known." - Hidde van Seggelen, TEFAF Chairman

Universities 195 Virtual Higher Education Conference 

Under the Patronage of H.E Dr. Majid Bin Ali Al Noaimi - The Minister of Education Bahrain

5-9th December 2021, Kingdom of Bahrain - The Universities 195 Higher Education Virtual Conference kicked off today under the patronage of Education Minister Dr. Majid bin Ali Al Nuaimi. The opening ceremony was attended by an elite of ministers, Presidents of universities, technical and vocational institutes, experts and interested participants from different countries. The conference was deemed one of the biggest specialized conferences specialized in higher, technical and vocational education. Dr. Al Nuaimi praised the efforts made to organize the conference which brought together 195 universities as well as technical and vocational institutes from across the world.  He wished the conference every success in coming up with recommendations that contribute to upgrading the higher, technical and vocational education sector. He pointed out the growing role of those institutions in economic development and feeding the labour market with highly qualified graduates. The Minister of Education stressed the great importance given by the Kingdom of Bahrain

SME Assembly

European Enterprise Promotions and Small and Mid-Caps Awards Ceremony

First Firefighting Open Innovation Lab of the forest fire 
and forest management field 

15th - 17th November, Portorož, Slovenia - Juanma Revuelta from Diplomatic World on behalf of Finnova will receive the national award in the European Enterprise Promotion Awards with the European project Firefighting Open Innovation Lab -Cilifo in category 4: Supporting the Internationalisation of Business. Finnova will be also competing in the same category at the European level.

The ceremony will take place in Slovenia today on Tuesday 16 but you can join it virtually by clicking on the button Register Now.

Finnova´s project promotes the creation of an international network of innovation centres on forest management, fire prevention and fighting as well as the recovery and restoration of brunt areas, working on the mitigation of climate change.

Mattereum & Diplomatic World Brings The Blockchain Circular Economy To COP26

Making the most out of what we manufacture

Mattereum is working to replace the "take, make, waste" cycle with a circular economy. When we buy things, we don't generally expect to sell them again. This is where it all went wrong: consumers use things until they break and become pollution, with minimal recapture of their embodied carbon.

But if we buy things and intend to resell them, we will buy goods that we expect to hold value for a long time. These goods will be resold by all of their future owners, until they are genuinely used up. Our financial, legal and technological innovations enable each seller to perfectly document their goods and each buyer to be fully protected.

This simple harmony preserves the value of the goods for all future buyers, and shifts the incentives of the global economy towards full sustainability. Useful things will be priced by their value not their age.

The circular economy preserves the world's innovation at its heart. Older goods are used and resold over and over again, spreading the benefits of the global economy without creating new environmental damage.


- Thursday 4 November, Morning Session, 10:00 - 12:00                        The Circular Economy: Finance Meets Data to Create an                              abundant Regenerative Future        

Tuesday 9 November, Evening Session, 17:00 - 19:00                      Politics and Technology: The Three Futures of Climate Action  

- Wednesday 10 November, Evening Session, 17:00 - 19:00             Green Blockchain, Green Economy   

Are We Ready For The Blockchain Revolution

Tuesday 19th October 2021 - 14:15h GMT

Dieter Borckmeyer from Diplomatic World Institute organised the German roundtable section of the World Business Angel Investors Week that will take place on Tuesday  19th of October 2021 on ZOOM. The next panel will answering the question on if Germany is Ready for the Blockchain Revolution with another great lineup of expert speakers: 

Kristina Ehle of Morrison & Foerster LLP Berlin, RIDDLE&CODE 

The Blockchain Interface Company's Sebastian Becker and Prof. Philipp Sandner, the leading German blockchain expert. This panel too will be in German.

Public Private Partnerships for Green City Solutions

TUESDAY 20 JULY 2021 from 4.00-5.00 P.M. CET

Don't miss the webinar on public-private partnerships for green city solutions organised by the World Forum of Democracy in collaboration with the Council of Europe in which the Finnova Foundation will participate.

The event will explore the different approaches taken by cities to meet climate goals, discuss the challenges and benefits associated with public-private partnerships, highlight the role of innovative greenfinance strategies and identify ways to increase transparency, civil participation and responsiveness.

Summer Peace Summit 2021

Meeting of the P50 Community - 1st July 2021

The Third Summer Peace Summit, an annual large meeting of women of the Peace 50 community, will take place online on July 1. Women from different countries will share their ideas and experience in the implementation of projects aimed at preserving the planet. Barbara Dietrich and Marina Volynkina, the founders of the P50 community, told us more about the forthcoming event.

The Peace 50 community members believe that women have a unique force and bear a big responsibility for the preservation of peace for the current and future generations. That is why this year's summit will be dedicated to the topic Preserving the Planet - Global Call to Action.

"The Summer Peace Forum 2021 is of particular importance. The people are highly conscious of environmental challenges and do their best to protect air, water and natural habitats. But the ongoing pandemic has changed the way we live. People have worries and doubts. We are responsible for the future of all of us", said Barbara Dietrich.

Preserving the planet is a global challenge in terms of bringing up certain behaviour in people and promoting the need for active action aimed at strengthening horizontal relations, the development of policies of good neighbourliness, and spiritual kinship.

The Peace 50 community members are women leaders from different countries and fields of activity concerned about the future of the world. Each P50 member carries out active work in her own direction, implements socially significant initiatives, and represents her active position at international forums and conferences. The Summer Peace Summit is a platform giving women an opportunity to share their best practices, support one another, and implement joint social projects.

TES Affiliate Conferences

COVID has cut deep into our ability to network live at conferences. As there is now light at the end of the tunnel and cautious optimism is slowly returning we believe that during this transition period we will unite the best of both the Live and Virtual worlds with our first Hybrid Conference. 

Webinar - Investing in Maldives

Tourism, Fishries and Renewable Energy

Wednesday, 26 June 2021 / 12h00 (CET)

The Embassy of the Maldives in Brussels organises on 16 June a webinar devoted to investment opportunities in the fields of Tourism, Fisheries and Renewable Energy.

The Webinar will provide direct and up-to-date information to European businesses and investors on the investment opportunities in the above-mentioned fields.

Webinar - Innovation Diplomacy

Saturday, 29 May 2021 /  10h00 - 11h30 (CAT)

The Covid-19 pandemic that is affecting the whole world has brought to the fore a number challenges. In Dieter Brockmeyer's book Pandemia's Box he discusses issues around the question of our response to the virus and whether or not it was too strong will go on for years to come. "I doubt we ever will get a clear answer. However, the joint impact of both viruses and response is clear. It was like opening Pandora's Box. Our lives went to pieces. We lost (in part) our freedom, our jobs, in some cases even our lives. However, any crisis includes opportunity. We needed to think about our lives in new ways. We were in sudden need of innovation in a wide definition." As lockdowns were announced and travel and face to face interactions restricted, the way in which diplomacy was carried out also changed. What does this new diplomacy entail and how will it affect the future of diplomacy.

Multilateralism, Peace and Security


Tuesday 6th - 8th October 2020

Club de Madrid, in coordination with the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Crisis Management Initiative (CMI), holds a Policy Lab on Multilateralism, Peace and Security. By bringing together the former Heads of State and Government that make up Club de Madrid, leading international experts and decision-makers, we will seek mechanisms that contribute to a multilateral system that sustains peace and prosperity.

Societies from all over the world continue to suffer the consequences of escalating crisis and the impact of growing worldwide instability. The fact that the COVID-19 pandemic put a stop to increasing progress in peace and development demonstrates just how exposed our mechanisms to achieve these goals are. This is even more worrying when considering that the UN Secretary General's Global Ceasefire has not been able to deliver a significant reduction in violent conflict.

Nevertheless, we need to be aware of the assets in our arsenal. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a key achievement of contemporary multilateralism, provides a blueprint for global peace and prosperity. The 75th Anniversary of the United Nations is also an opportunity to make today's multilateral framework better fit to sustain peace. 

The Knowledge Heroes Society

Tuesday 6th of October 2020

Knowledge and ideas enrich our lives, allowing us to better understand the complex world around us with a sharper eye. Knowledge and ideas trigger us to stay alert, take new paths, remain critical and also to become a little smarter. - Bert Van Thilborgh -

(Picture) Bert Van Thilborg - Initiator of The Knowledge Heroes Society (Owner & Founder of Futureproved Trendwatchers)

For our first session, on Tuesday 6 October 2020, we will organise a real life and coronaproof event for a small group of up to 25 participants at Kasteel Villers in my hometown of Schoten. 

For our kick off, we have invited Prof. Dr. Rudy Aernoudt. Professor Aernoudt recently wrote the book Coronavirus: Electroshock for Belgium. 

In that book he presents interesting propositions and ideas about how we could organise our economy, politics and society in postcoronate times. 

The ideas in the book are a real eye-opener, but also provide food for discussion. I hope to welcome you at our first event.

Bert Van Thilborg - Diplomatic World Creative Director & Trendwatcher - As a trend watcher, innovation specialist and futurologist, I am lucky to meet interesting people, who have a good story and strong ideas and who are also at the basis of brilliant innovations. I meet these inspiring people at congresses and conferences or I read their books or contact them when I am doing research for my first book, articles or trend presentations.

That is why we have just launched a new initiative. This initiative is called The Knowledge Heroes Society, which we want to grow into a club of knowledge heroes, in which we will regularly invite speakers, authors, but also other fascinating figures with a story, to share their ideas with a select audience.


(Picture) Prof. Dr. Rudy Aernoudt


Prof. Dr. Rudy Aernoudt 

Experienced Professor Corporate Finance and European policy and outstanding International and European experience (MIT, European commission, European Council and European Social and Economic Committee); multiple Chief of Staff positions. Experienced and skilled in Corporate Social Responsibility. Masters in Thomistic Philosophy (KUL), Economy (KUL) and European economy (college of Europe). Co-founder of EBAN, the European Business Angels Network and founder of FREE (the foundation for the research on education and entrepreneurship). Besides, he is columnist (FD Magazine, CXO and Trends) and author of several books (25+) and papers (300+) on corporate finance, politics and economics. His handbook 'Financial Management in Practice' is widely used both in academic and business world. 

Spain (Badajoz) will host the International Forum of Blockchain and Technological Innovation

Friday 16th October  - 10:00h

The forum organised by the Iberian Institute Blockchain and the firms Área Financiera and De La Fuente will bring together national and international references in the fields of cyber security, technological innovation and the Blockchain on 16 October in Badajoz.

The event is supported by highly prestigious organisations such as the Diplomatic World Institute, the European Finnova Foundation, La Escuela de Negocios y Dirección and the technology firm Eternity.

The event, organised by means of a face-to-face and virtual system in the times of Covid-19 , has as its fundamental objectives in the public sphere to highlight to the public administrations the importance of the new sectors of blockchain technology, cyber-security or digitalisation, aspects which have come to stay in a society aimed at accelerating its protocols in these fields.

Similarly, in the private executive sphere, the forum is structured around the achievement of several objectives. On the one hand, the generation of a training space for those attending in sectors of great growth and productive development, on the other hand, the generation of business opportunities and business networking, and finally the promotion of the entrepreneurial and innovative ecosystem.

Among the confirmations to this forum of great international relevance are those of the former head of the Chilean Government's Digital Agenda, Miguel Escassi - the engineer expert in Smart Cities and member of the Intelligent Community Forum, Agustín Argelich - the General Director of the Finnova Foundation, Juan Manuel Revuelta. Names that will be joined by international references such as the head of the European Commission's DG CNECT, Massimiliano Dragoni.

More than 30 speakers will speak at this unique event that will bring together a programme of workshops, conferences, round tables and networking opportunities in the city of Extremadura.

All of this will comply with current security measures in the field of Covid-19 with a commitment to a face-to-face event - limiting capacity according to regulations - and digital. Free registration is now open on the official website of the International Forum.

SIIA 5th Impact Summit 2020

Planet, Humanity and Finance

Monday 26th - 27th of October 2020

SIIA  - The Swiss Impact Investment Association organizes an annual Impact Summit where Financial Professionals, Policy Makers, Investors, Impact Start-Ups and Representatives of Academia come together to shape so



Connect with your Peers : Get in touch with like-minded people in a unique virtual environment, that draws from the collective wisdom of the whole Impact Investment conversation to present exclusive insights you won't hear anywhere else.


Influential Industry Names: The summit merges global powerhouse names, with leading innovative Start-Ups as well as mainstream investors with mission driven foundations, federal and national policymakers, activists and scholars.


Interact and Engage : Have your chance to raise questions to our expert speakers through live audience Q&A, and learn more about your peers' aspirations through live polling sessions.


Planet, Humanity and Finance: Enjoy a two-day conference featuring key topics, delivered by industry experts at the forefront of the Impact Investment movement. Combining strategic direction setting with practical guidance - this agenda is designed to give finance professionals valuable perspectives and the core skills, needed to operate in the rapidly evolving market.


The Impact Investment Community: The yearly event unifies leading stakeholders across the investment community to provide practical insights to advance your Impact Investment journey. The Swiss Impact Investment Association is the industry's central hub, amplifying the voice of Impact Investment.ciety's future.