The Future of Germany @ Club of Amsterdam

Prof. Frans Vogelaar is invited to lecture on “The Future of Germany” at the Club of Amsterdam.

Lecture & Panel Discussion The Future of Germany @ Club of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, , 20 April 2012


Germany viewed from the west, has for long been considered as dull, inert and tardy. This inertness is not only a handicap – but also proving a strong point. With its conservative policy Germany has – against all advises – kept up industrial production. With a tradition in long term investment in excellence it faces today new challenges such as innovation in green technologies. And Berlin is becoming the cultural hotspot.


Welcome Address

Age Fluitman, Chairman at Chamber of Commerce Amsterdam


Peter van Gorsel, Educational Business Developer, University of Amsterdam, UvA, HvA


Hanco Jürgens, Researcher, Teacher, Institute for German Studies at the University of Amsterdam, “The German model: From sick patient to the leading political economy of Europe”
Frans Vogelaar, Professor for Hybrid Space, Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Founder Hybrid Space Lab, Berlin, “Inert Innovation”
Huib Wursten, Senior Partner, ITIM International, “How to manage the Germans”

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