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Global Solutions Summit, 20.-21. April 2020, in Berlin

The annual Global Solutions Summit held by the Global Solutions Initiative brings together international research organizations, thought-leaders and decision-makers from across political, business and civic communities. The registration for particpants is now open. On this page we will also keep you up to date on the program and speakers. 


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Monday, April 20 - Tuesday, April 21, 2020
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (CET)


ESMT Berlin, Schlossplatz 1, 10178 Berlin, Germany

Evening Events:

Sunday, April 19 “Welcome Reception” from approx. 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Monday, April 20 “Networking Reception” from approx. 7:00 - 9:00 PM

About us

The Global Solutions Initiative is a global collaborative enterprise to propose policy responses to major global problems, addressed by the G20, the G7 and other global governance fora. The policy recommendations and strategic visions are generated through a disciplined research program by leading research organizations, elaborated in policy dialogues between researchers, policymakers, business leaders and civil society representatives. The Global Solutions Initative is embodied in an independant legal entity, the Global Solutions Initiative Foundation, managed by an Executive Committee and supported by a Secretariat that is hosted by the Hertie School of Governance. The coordinator of research is the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. The Verlag Der Tagesspiegel is the initiative partner and conference organizer.


In 2019, 1,600 participants from various sectors and 120 countries have registered for the Summit, met with 221 speakers and participated in over 60 sessions. The Summit aimed to provide policy recommendations on major G20 issues and thereby served as a stepping stone to the Japanese T20 Summit in May 2019 and the Japanese G20 Summit in June 2019. The Global Solutions Summit 2019 was a T20 Japan associated event. A detailed overview of speakers and sessions can be found in the review.


The Global Solutions Initiative and its summits are made possible by our distinguished and highly committed partners. Do you wish to contribute to our mission? Please get in touch with Agnes Michalik to discuss the partnership options.



Monday, April 20, 2020 - Tuesday, April 21, 2020
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Central Europe Time


ESMT Berlin
Schlossplatz 1
Berlin 10178


Global Solutions Initiative

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  • Christine Coester
    Head of Communications

    Global Solutions Initiative
    Foundation gGmbH
    Friedrichstraße 194-199
    10117 Berlin, Germany

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