Events

Events

Past Events

Partners in Diplomacy: City Tour of Bern

As the federal capital, Bern has an impressive history in its political and economic development. There is much to discover! In this city tour we will visit special places and hear exciting stories about Bern and its inhabitants.
  • Date
    Thursday, June 16 2022 14:00 – 16:00
  • Venue
    City of Bern
  • Registration
    For female Ambassadors and spouses of Ambassadors only

Ambassadors Historical & Reformation Tour of Geneva

Geneva has an impressive history in its political development. The city became a worldwide centre for diplomacy and hosts the highest number of international organizations in the world. There is much to discover! In this city tour we will visit special places and hear exciting stories about Geneva and its inhabitants.
  • Date
    Thursday, May 12 2022
  • Venue
    City of Geneva
  • Registration
    By invitation

Ambassadors Easter Reception

We celebrate the hope of easter together. With keynote speaker Prof. Dr. Ralph Kunz, Professor of Practical Theology at the University of Zurich, word of greeting by Representatives of the Swiss Parliament and the Diplomatic Corps and a piano concert with Reto Reichenbach.
  • Date
    Wednesday, April 27 2022 12:00 – 14:30
  • Venue
    Villa Mettlen, Muri bei Bern
  • Registration
    By invitation

Partners in Diplomacy: International Women’s Day Luncheon

The 6th Partners in Diplomacy: International Women’s Day Luncheon of Global Leadership Geneva-Bern on the topic “Trusting in times of challenges” on Tuesday, 8 March 2022, adjacent to the United Nations Office in Geneva with Interview Panelists H. E. Dr. Mrs. Teuta Agai-Demjaha, Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of North Macedonia to the United Nations, WTO and other International Organisations in Geneva, Medical Doctor, Public Health PhD; Mrs. Vicki Anita Blackman, Public Health Specialist, Spouse of the Ambassador of Barbados to Geneva and Mrs. Ericka Mejia, Former Banker, Spouse of a Senior UN Diplomat and Former Vice Minister of Ecuador. The event was participated by a full house of 45 dynamic women from over 31 nations who are ambassadors, spouses of ambassadors, UN diplomats, and a few representatives from Swiss businesses and NGOs. The speakers shared valuable insights and there were lively interactions at the table, much appreciated by the participants.
  • Date
    Tuesday, March 8 2022 12:00 – 14:30
  • Venue
    Hotel Vieux Bois, Geneva

Ambassadors Business Connect at FTN AquaArt AG

The indoor facilities for sustainable fish farming of the Swiss company FTN AquaArt AG open up an innovative path to resource-saving food production – and offer a local solution to a global problem. This guided tour by the CEO is especially worthwhile for countries with a pronounced interest in practical implementation.
  • Date
    Friday, February 18 2022 10:00 – 14:00
  • Venue
    FTN AquaArt AG, Rafz

Ambassadors Online Event: “Light in the Darkness – a journey to the stars” with Prof. Dr. Heino Falcke

Prof. Dr. Heino Falcke together with the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration made and published the first image of a Black Hole. Prof. Falcke is a creative pioneer who seeks the vastness of the sky. In the name of the Dutch King he was knighted for his scientific merits. He is also a theologian, who enlightened us with his inspirational talk on the magnificence of the galactic vastness, splendor of the creation, and his journey to the stars opening our eyes to see the magnificence beyond the skyline, leaving us enthralled.
  • Date
    Thursday, January 27 2022 19:30 – 21:00

Ambassadors Christmas Luncheon

An annual banquet with ambassadors, Parliamentarians, business executives and key international guests for networking and to look into the meaning of Christmas and its implication in practical day to day life from key speakers.
  • Date
    Friday, December 10 2021 11:45 – 14:00
  • Venue
    Hotel Schweizerhof, Bern

Building Bridges in International Relations

Luncheon event in Geneva with Guest Speaker Hon. Dr. Niklaus Samuel Gugger, Swiss Member of Parliament, Member of Foreign Affairs Committee, President of Swiss India Parliamentary Group, Vice President of BirdLife Switzerland, Social Entrepreneur
  • Date
    Wednesday, November 17 2021
  • Venue
    Hotel Warwick, Geneva

Partners in Diplomacy: Luncheon in Bern

An annual event for spouses of ambassadors/diplomats to celebrate women who contribute towards diplomacy alongside their spouse.
  • Date
    Friday, September 24 2021 12:00 – 14:30
  • Venue
    Hotel Bellevue Palace, Bern

Ambassadors Round Table

The Relational Economy: redesigning economic goals and institutions for long-term competitiveness and sustainability – with Dr. Michael Schluter, Executive Director at Relational Peacebuilding Initiatives.
  • Date
    Friday, September 17 2021

Swiss Federal Prayer Luncheon at House of Parliament – in Partnership with www.bettagsbegegnung.ch

In partnership with bettagsbegegnung.ch. The Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer is a state holiday that emphasizes the importance of gratitude, peace, reconciliation and prayer through historical events.
  • Date
    Thursday, September 16 2021 13:00 – 15:00
  • Venue
    House of Parliament, Bern

Ambassadors City Tour Bern

As the federal capital, Bern has an impressive history in its political and economic development. There is much to discover! In this 90 min city tour we will visit special places and hear exciting stories about Bern and its inhabitants. The tour and the joint lunch will take place under the general safety regulations. We want to enjoy this time of fellowship.
  • Date
    Tuesday, June 8 2021 10:00 – 14:00
  • Venue
    City of Bern / Restaurant Casino

Global Leadership Transformation (GLT) Event

In partnership with UNCA. We face several crises that reduce life out of everything, especially in this pandemic era. In such a situation, public policy making and sound government action have become even more important than before, and Christian principles can guide them in the midst of pressure and confusion. Here are the views of a few eminent speakers from politics and government across the globe including two former Prime Ministers from Europe and Africa, sharing practical examples and strategic models of relational governance on how to equip and empower leaders who could help transform a nation through this crisis.
  • Date
    Monday, June 7 2021 14:00 – 16:00
  • Venue
    Livestream
  • Review
    glgb.org/resources

Ambassadors Online Event: Hope in times of uncertainty

Various personalities from politics, diplomacy and the healthcare field share personal thoughts about the importance of hope. At the beginning of the year 2021, these talks are meant to encourage and strengthen us from the perspective of a popular leadership principle that says, “The person who hopes, leads.“ A recording of this event is available, please see “Resources”.
  • Date
    Thursday, January 21 2021 19:00 – 19:45
  • Venue
    Livestream
  • Review
    glgb.org/resources

Ambassadors Christmas Luncheon

An annual banquet with ambassadors, Parliamentarians, business executives and key international guests for networking and to look into the meaning of Christmas and its implication in practical day to day life from key speakers.
  • Date
    Wednesday, December 9 2020 12:00 – 14:30
  • Venue
    Hotel Schweizerhof, Bern

Ambassadors Business Connect at Almedica AG

A visit to the company Almedica AG, Factory Tour and meeting with CEO Beat Fasnacht.
  • Date
    Wednesday, October 7 2020 09:45 – 14:00
  • Venue
    Almedica AG, Galmiz

Partners in Diplomacy: Luncheon in Bern

An annual event for spouses of ambassadors/diplomats to celebrate women who contribute towards diplomacy alongside their spouse.
  • Date
    Friday, September 25 2020 12:00 – 14:30
  • Venue
    Hotel Bellevue Palace, Bern

Partners in Diplomacy: International Women’s Day Luncheon in Geneva

The five languages of emotional love and appreciation at home and workplace.
  • Date
    Friday, March 6 2020 12:00 – 14:30
  • Venue
    Hotel Vieux Bois, Geneva (Adjacent to the UN)

Ambassadors Christmas Banquet

An annual banquet with ambassadors, Parliamentarians, business executives and key international guests for networking and to look into the meaning of Christmas and its implication in practical day to day life from key speakers.
  • Date
    Thursday, November 28 2019 18:30 – 21:30
  • Venue
    Hotel Schweizerhof, Bern

Ambassadors City Event Zurich

Celebrating 500 years of Reformation with a historical city tour and an exclusive lecture by Dr. Os Guinness about the Reformation and the redescovery of lasting freedom.
  • Date
    Thursday, September 26 2019
  • Venue
    Zunft zur Zimmerleuten, Zürich

Swiss Federal Prayer Luncheon at House of Parliament – in Partnership with www.bettagsbegegnung.ch

The Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer is a state holiday that emphasizes the importance of gratitude, peace, reconciliation and prayer through historical events.
  • Date
    Thursday, September 19 2019 12:00 – 14:00
  • Venue
    House of Parliament, Bern

Ambassadors Business Connect at Victorionox AG

A visit to the company Victorinox AG, meeting and listening to the CEO.
  • Date
    Thursday, April 4 2019 10:00 – 12:00
  • Venue
    Victorinox AG, Schwyz

Ambassadors Business Connect at Bobst SA

Besides visiting the magnificent state-of-the art facility, the CEO of the family-owned company, Mr. Jean-Pascal Bobst introduced to us the 125yr old-company, and spoke about his practical experience on the leadership principles and values that led to a successful corporate culture.
  • Date
    Friday, June 22 2018 10:00 – 12:00
  • Venue
    Bobst SA, Mex/Lausanne

Ambassadors Round Table

Insights into the Swiss Dual Education System.
  • Date
    Friday, April 6 2018