European Regional Meeting of the Trilateral Commission: Berlin, Germany, October 22-24, 2004

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(28th Meeting of European Group)

Conference Chairman: Peter Sutherland, European Chairman, Trilateral Commission
Host Country Chairman: Michael Fuchs, German Group Chairman, Trilateral Commission

Friday, October 22

7:30 pm
Reception followed by the opening dinner at DZ Bank/Axica
Guest Speaker: Gerhard Schröder, Chancellor, Federal Republic of Germany

Saturday, October 23

At the German Bundestag (in the room of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group)

9:00 am-1:00 pm
SESSION I: GERMANY
Chair: Michael Fuchs, German Group Chairman, Trilateral Commission
9:00 am-10:00 am
Speaker: Angela Merkel, Member of Bundestag, Leader of the CDU
10:30 am-12:30 pm
REVITALIZING GERMANY IN A GLOBALIZING WORLD
Chair: Otto Graf Lambsdorff, Honorary European Chairman, Trilateral Commission,
Panel:
Ditmar Staffelt, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Economics and Labor
Michael Fuchs, Member of the German Bundestag
Norbert Walter, Chief Economist, Deutsche Bank
Arendt Oetker, Managing Director, Dr. Arend Oetker Holding; Vice Chairman, BDI; Chairman, Atlantik-Brücke, Berlin

12:30-2:00 pm
Luncheon in the Restaurant of the Bundestag

2:00-5:00 pm
SESSION II: THE EUROPEAN UNION
Chair: Norbert Wieczorek, former Member of the German Bundestag & Deputy Chairman of the SPD Parliamentary Group, Berlin
Panel:
Laurens Jan Brinkhorst, Minister for Economic Affairs, The Netherlands (in the EU Chair)
Jean-Louis Bourlanges, Member of the European Parliament
Andrzej Olechowski, Leader, Civic Platform, Poland

5:00-6:00 pm
Optional guided tour of the Bundestag with opportunity to visit the Dome

8:00 pm
Reception and dinner at the Museum of Communication
REMARKS ON THE U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
Speaker: Thomas S. Foley, North American Chairman, Trilateral Commission; former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

Sunday, October 24

At the Adlon Hotel in the Palais Saal

9:00-11:00 am
SESSION III: EU-U.S. TRANS-ATLANTIC ECONOMIC RELATIONS
Chairs:
Hervé de Carmoy, Deputy European Chairman, Trilateral Commission
Thomas S. Foley, North American Chairman, Trilateral Commission
Moderator: John Rossant, Europe Editor, BusinessWeek, Paris
Panelists:
Daniel Hamilton, Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS; The Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC
Karsten Voight, Coordinator German-U.S. Cooperation, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

11:15 am-12:45 pm
SESSION IV: THE EUROPEAN ECONOMY & INDUSTRY
Joint Meeting with the European Round Table of Industrialists
Chair: Michael Fuchs, German Group Chairman, Trilateral Commission
Speaker: Gerhard Cromme, Chairman, ERT & Chairman, ThyssenKrupp

1:00 pm
Closing buffet luncheon at the Adlon Hotel with ERT Members 

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