2017 Conference Highlights

Germany’s United Nations city has been - and will again act as - host city for a number of important conferences in 2017. Key topics will be the global climate process and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, as laid down by the United Nations.

Below, please find a small selection of meetings and conferences this year and their organizers:

16 / 17 Feb
Title: G20 Germany 2017 Foreign Ministers Meeting
Focus: international cooperation
Organizer: Federal Government

1 to 3 Mar 
Title: Global Festival of Ideas
Focus: The world’s first ‘playable’ conference on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Organizer: UNSDG Action Campaign Bonn
More information: https://globalfestivalofideas.org/

6 to 10 Mar
Title: 5th Plenary of IPBES
Focus: Biodiversity – assessment and data, tools and partnerships
Organizer: IPBES
More information: http://www.ipbes.net/plenary/ipbes-5

29 / 30 Mar
Title: Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety
Focus: International exchange on patient safety and health systems
Organizer: Federal Ministry of Health
More information: https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/health/patient-safety-summit-2017.html

31 Mar / 1 April 
Title: Interpharm 2017
Focus: Expert meeting and training for pharmacists
Organizer: Deutscher Apothekerverlag
More information: http://www.interpharm.de/

5 April
Title: iGZ Bundeskongress
Focus: National exchange among temporary employment companies in Germany
Organizer: Interessenverband Deutscher Zeitarbeitsunternehmen
More information: http://www.ig-zeitarbeit.de/node/10478

25 / 26 April
Title: EHI Kartenkongress
Focus: Online and mobile payment
Organizer: EHI Retail Institute
More information: http://www.kartenkongress.de/kongress/index.html

4 to 6 May
Title: Resilient Cities Conference
Focus: Global forum on urban resilience
Organizer: ICLEI
More information: http://resilient-cities.iclei.org/resilient-cities-hub-site/home/

8 to 18 May
Title: Bonn Climate Change Conference
Focus: Meetings of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 46), the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 46), and the Ad-Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-3)
Organizer: UNFCCC
More information: http://unfccc.int/meetings/bonn_may_2017/meeting/10076.php

23 / 24 May
Title: DGRA-Jahreskongress
Focus: Strengthening the network goals of EMA and competent national authorities; DGRA members meeting
Organizer: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Regulatory Affairs
More information: http://dgra.de/deutsch/fortbildung/2017-5-23-DGRA-Jahreskongress-Jahr-2017

29 / 30 May
Title: Citrix Technology Exchange
Focus: Digital workspaces
Organizer: Citrix Technology Exchange
More information: http://www.citrixtechnologyexchange.com/index-en.html

17 June  
Title: women & work
Focus: Female personalities and careers
Organizer: Agentur ohne Namen GmbH
More information: https://www.womenandwork.de/

19 to 21 June 
Title: Global Media Forum
Focus: Identity and Diversity
Organizer: Deutsche Welle
More information: http://www.dw.com/en/global-media-forum/global-media-forum/s-101219

5 / 6 July
Title: Getriebe in Fahrzeugen
Focus: Vehicle transmission
Organizer: VDI (Association of German Engineers)
More information: https://www.vdi-wissensforum.de/getriebekongress/?gclid=CNvGp9mA1tICFU2eGwod-sQODw

21 to 26 Aug
Title: UN Summer Academy
Organizer: UNSSC Knowledge Center for Sustainable Development
More information: http://www.unssc.org/courses/united-nations-summer-academy/

20 to 22 Sep
Title: Tropentag 2017
Focus: food security, natural resource management, rural development
Organizers: University of Bonn and several universities Germany-wide and abroad, Council for Tropical and Subtropical Research, GIZ Advisory Service on Agricultural Research and Development
More information: http://www.tropentag.de/

4 to 7 Oct  
Title: 18th World Sterilization Congress
Focus: Reprocessing of medical devices
Organizer: DGSV – German Society for Sterile Supply
More information: http://www.wfhssbonn2017.com/

17 / 18 Oct 
Title: ELIV 2017
Focus: Electronics in vehicles
Organizer: VDI (Association of German Engineeers)
More information: https://www.vdi-wissensforum.de/eliv/

6 to 17 Nov 
Title: World Climate Conference
Focus: Climate change, Paris Agreement
Organizer: UNFCCC
More information: http://newsroom.unfccc.int/cop-23-bonn/

12 Nov
Title: Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders
Organizer: ICLEI and City Of Bonn
More information: citiesandregions.org

12 Nov
Title: Global Renewable Energy Forum (GREF) 2017
Focus: International Expert Conference on Renewables Energies
Organizer: Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Bonn Office, in cooperation with the (UNFCCC), the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Please register here

28 / 29 Nov 
Title: ETG Congress 2017
Focus: The new energy age
Organizer: VDE (German Association for Technology and Science)
More information: http://conference.vde.com/etgcde/Pages/default.aspx

19 / 20 Dec
Title: Global Landscapes Forum
Focus: Achieving the 2030 Agenda
Organizer: Global Landscapes Forum
More information: http://www.landscapes.org/glf-bonn/

Please note that a number of other conferences are being planned at this time. We will keep you posted.