About the 2019 Conference
The 2019 flagship conference of the Indo-German Young Leaders Forum took place from 5th to 9th June 2019. This year, again, during panel discussions, workshops, and informal networking sessions, 50 selected 'Young Leaders' from both countries discussed critical topics of current times with eminent guest speakers. The IGYLF Conference 2019 consisted of visits to the German Parliament, Audi City Berlin, the premises of Roedl & Partner, the Rotes Rathaus, and Karneval der Kulturen. The various sessions on the theme of leadership, finance, migration, Elections and Security, etc. were held at the Academy of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Institute of European Ethnology at Humboldt University.
The conference was graced by eminent guest speakers like Bernd Mützelburg (Former German Ambassador to India & Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Indo-German Young Leaders Forum), Dr. Balu Balasubramaniam (leadership trainer, and founder of GRAAM),, Dirk Wiese (Member of German Parliament and head of the Indo German Parliamentary Group), Dirk Augustin (Head of Foreign Department, German Foreign Office), Christian Gaebler, Head of the Senate Chancellery of Berlin, Dr. Habil. Christian Wagner (Senior Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs) - Mukesh Singh (Ministry of Home Affairs GOI) - M.L.Kumavat (Former Head of Border Security Forces), Vandana Ramdeo (Indian Police Service), Rahil Ansari (CEO Audi India), Prof. Dr. Urmila Goel (Guest professor European Ethnology, Humboldt University Berlin), Premal Desai (CFO, Thyssen Krupp), Ankur Chauhan (Regional Director, CII Northern Region), Ashok Aram (CEO EMEA, Deutsche Bank), and Friedrich Birgelen (special envoy, refugees, and migration- West Africa, Federal Foreign Office)