The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy

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The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy “Cultural Diplomacy & Cross Continental Cooperation: Building Bridges between Europe, USA, Russia, and China" (Berlin; December 17th – 21st, 2013) www.a-c-c-d.org The Annual Conference is ICD's traditional final concluding event of the year. The 2013 Conference will be held in the framework of the ICD´s large-scale event series on “Cross Continental Cooperation” and will be the final and seventh event in the series. The Annual Conference will include several parallel sessions taking place in Berlin and will include over 300 high level politicians, dignitaries and celebrated artists coming from the fields of international politics, academia and the arts. Conference Speakers & Delegates The speakers during the Conference will include heads of state and ministers, dignitaries and celebrated artists as well as leading figures and experts from international politics, the diplomatic community and civil society from across the world. These speakers will include high number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board; to learn more about the ICD Advisory Board please visit: http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/index.php?en_advisoryboard The following are among the Speakers for the Annual Conference: • The Hon. Antonio Mascarenhas Monteiro - Former President of Cape Verde • The Hon. Ana de Hollanda - Former Minister of Culture of Brazil • The Hon. Bertie Ahern - Former Prime Minister of Ireland • President Carlos Diego Mesa Gisbert - Former President of Bolivia • The Hon. Dame Tessa Jowell - Former UK Minister for the Olympics • The Hon. Dominique de Villepin - Former Prime Minister of France • The Hon. Ekaterine Tkeshelashvili - Former Vice Prime-Minister of Georgia; Former Foreign Minister • President Dr. Emil Constantinescu - Former President of Romania • The Hon. Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis - Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus • The Hon. Erna Hennicot-Schoepges - Former Speaker of the Parliament of Luxemburg; Former Minister of Culture & Religious Affairs • President Franco Frattini - Former Foreign Minister of Italy • President Francesco Rutelli - Former Deputy Prime Minister of Italy • The Hon. Dr. Francesco Profumo - Former Minister of Education of Italy • The Hon. Halldór Ásgrímsson - Former Prime Minister of Iceland • The Hon. Hrant Bagratyan - Former Prime Minister of Armenia • The Hon Hermine Naghdalyan – Vice President of the National Assembly of Armenia • The Hon. Jadranka Kosor - Former Prime Minister of Croatia • The Hon. Jan Figel - Vice-President of the National Council of the Slovak Republic • Minister Jean Paul Adam - Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Seychelles • The Hon. Iveta Radičová - Former Prime Minister of Slovakia • Minister Maria Emily Lubega Mutagamba - Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage of Uganda • The Hon. Mari Kiviniemi - Former Prime Minister of Finland • The Hon. Masaharu Nakagawa - Former Minister of Education & Culture of Japan • The Hon. Nilofar Bakhtiar - Former Minister of Tourism of Pakistan • The Hon. Norbert Röttgen - Former German Minister for the Environment • Minister Nurul Islam Nahid - Minister of Education of Bangladesh • The Hon. Ögmundur Jónasson - Former Minister of the Interior of Iceland • Minister Peter Friedrich - Minister for Federal, European and International Affairs, Baden-Württemberg, Germany • The Hon. Shri Jaswant Singh - Former Minister of External Affairs of India • The Hon. Simon Crean - Former Australian Minister for Regional Development • The Hon. Staffan Nilsson - Former President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) • The Hon. Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi - Former Director General of the World Trade Organization; Former Secretary-General of the UNCTAD • The Hon. Trinidad Jiménez – Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain • The Hon. Dr. Vladimir Filippov - Former Minister of Education of Russia =================================

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