The Embassy Talks series brings together senior experts from the UK and Germany to discuss specialist topics of great interest to our two countries in the relaxed setting of the German Ambassador’s Residence. The series has already featured subjects as varied as the future of computing, energy change, cultural diplomacy, and much more.
On 25 April, the latest Embassy Talk focused on the importance of the role of women in politics and society. The journalist Julie Etchingham, Vice President of the EBRD Prof. Dr. Luise Hölscher, and the Lawyer and Chair of the German-British Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Patricia Godfrey discussed the challenges of women economic empowerment.
On Thursday, 1 December Ambassador Ammon hosted the latest Embassy Talk at 34 Belgrave Square on current challenges in European security and defence policy.
On 24 November Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Tania von Uslar-Gleichen and the British-German Association cohosted an evening with Lord Stephen Green of Hurstpierpoint, author, politician and member of the House of Lords, as part of the German Embassy Talk Series.
On 26 October, the latest Embassy Talk saw Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) strategist Oliver Schmolke and the Financial Times’ chief economic commentator Martin Wolf discuss economic governance in Europe after the British referendum.
The future of media in the digital age was discussed as part of our Embassy Talks series at the German Embassy. Senior decision makers shared their views on recent developments and the outlook for global media.
On 4 May the Chargé d’Affaires Tania von Uslar hosted an Embassy Talk on “Industry 4.0”, a term coined in Germany for the revolution in manufacturing and engineering brought about by the digitalisation of production and the "internet of things".
On 20 April Paul Kahn, President of Airbus Group UK, and Neil Carmichael MP, Chair of the Education Select Committee of the House of Commons, gave talks on the future of British business in the EU and answered questions from the audience.
On 17 March Professor Dr Clemens Fuest, President of the Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim and one of Germany’s most renowned and influential economists, gave a talk on current economic policy matters in Europe and the German approach towards those questions.
As part of the series "Embassy Talks", trade unionists Len McCluskey, General Secretary of Unite the Union, and Michael Vassiliadis, Chairman of the German trade union IG BCE and President of IndustriAll European Trade Union, took part in a panel discussion on "Social Europe" on 9 March.
On Thursday, 22 October Ambassador Ammon welcomed guests attending an Embassy Talk with Prof Dr Helmut Schwarz, President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, which promotes international academic cooperation between scientists and scholars from Germany and abroad.
On the 16 of July 2015, the Department for Economic Affairs, Energy and Global Issues of the German Embassy jointly hosted a panel discussion with Imperial College’s Energy Futures Lab on e-mobility and commercial transport. In his introductory remarks Minister Dr Andreas Prothmann underlined the importance of the G7 Summit in Germany relating to climate change, in particular the G7 commitment to decarbonising the world economy during this century.
On 17 April, Minister Dr Andreas Prothmann, Head of the Economic Department of the German Embassy London, hosted an afternoon of presentations, lectures and a panel discussion on the topic “Exploring the Emerging Digital Frontiers: From Mind to Market”. The event took place as part of the Embassy Talks Series.
The German Government decision to stop using nuclear power altogether by 2021 - known as "Energiewende" - has been the subject of much discussion, both in Germany and abroad. On 29 January, the Embassy’s Department for Economic Affairs, Energy and Global Issues hosted an event on this energy transition.
On 26 January 2015, Ambassador Peter Ammon and his wife Marliese Heimann-Ammon hosted the Angermion Lecture 2015 with Professor Martin Roth, Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). This event formed part of the German Embassy Talks series.
On 27 January, Ambassador Peter Ammon hosted a panel discussion on the experience of German companies in the UK with the British vocational training system.
On 11 November, the German Embassy hosted an event on the history and future of computing, with Dr Hermann Hauser as the keynote speaker.
On 19 November, the German Embassy hosted a reception with Mr Georg Fahrenschon, President of the German Savings Banks Association.