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Conferences, Lectures and Publications (Extract)

Navy and Economy in the dialogue | 4. Navy-Round-Table
Wednesday, May 23, 2018, Roemer Frankfurt / Main

On May 23, 2018, the 4th Marine Round Table took place in Frankfurt am Main. The annual event – after Hamburg, Munich / Bavaria and Stuttgart / Baden-Württemberg – was aimed specifically at the entrepreneurs and managers of medium-sized companies from the Frankfurt at Main / Hessen: What can entrepreneurs do for maritime security, for free trade and safe sea routes? About 50 executives were invited by Vice Admiral Rainer Brinkmann, Deputy Inspector of the Navy and Commander of the Fleet, and Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern, a family entrepreneur and Captain of the reserve German Navy, followed in the plenary hall of the town hall, the so called Roemer.

The Marine-Round-Table also celebrated the 170th anniversary of the German Navy at its “birthplace”. The Frankfurt National Assembly had decided on June 14, 1848 in the Paulskirche to build a first all-German fleet – to protect the maritime trade and to fight in the Schleswig-Holstein war against Denmark in 1851. For more than four years, this “Imperial” or “Federal Fleet” naval force drove under the colors black-red-gold, until it was replaced by the newly developed Royal Prussian Navy.

 

Lecture Series | The World in troubled times. Crises and Conflicts in the Year of the German G20-Presidency

Lecture 1: >The World in troubled times in the Year of the German G20-Presidency<

Perhaps you have been waiting for some years since, that everything will eventually become “normal” again. But the normality is a long way off – probably it is quite a thing of the past. Globalization and digitization shape our time. They have brought a breathtaking dynamism of change and global uncertainty. What specific effects do both phenomena have? How do they affect politics, business and society – but above all: how can we deal with you without falling into fearful passivity? Especially the upcoming elections in Germany and Europe in the coming weeks and months could be like new fire accelerators. In his lecture, Ludolf von Loewenstern examines selected aspects of current events and seeks to accept uncertainty as a characteristic of our time.

Lecture 2: >Crisis & Conflicts in the Year of the German G20-Presidency<

Germany took over the presidency of the G20 last year for a year. In addition to the European Union, this group includes 19 leading industrial and emerging economies, representing two-thirds of the world’s population and more than 80 percent of global economic output. In his speech, Ludolf von Loewenstern will focus on the German G20 agenda. Keywords such as stability, future viability and responsibility play a central role – but in uncertain times like these are a major challenge. What is the stability of the global economy? How future-oriented are our institutions and how can industrialized countries meet their responsibilities for the equitable participation of poorer regions? The speaker will address some of these questions in his speech. It also illuminates selected crises of crises all over the world, which cast their shadows long before our doors – from the crisis continent Africa to the civil war in Syria.

 

Navy and Economy in the dialogue | 3. Navy-Round-Table
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017, Stuttgart

 

“Go Navy – Think Blue” is the slogan with which the navy would like to draw attention to entrepreneurs and managers of companies. In Stuttgart, the third event (after Hamburg and Munich / Bavaria) took place with 40 high-ranking entrepreneurs and managers from the Baden-Württemberg region. „Appetite to the Navy“ and „Understanding the Navy“ are the goals. The entrepreneurs and managers must also be interested in this.

 

 

In his lecture, Viceadmiral Rainer Brinkmann, Deputy Chief of the German Navy and Commander of the Navy and support forces, pointed out the importance of the maritime transport seatrade for the economy. Especially the German economy needs free sealines.

Where is the connection with the economy? Captain GN Thomas von Buttlar had an answer. In the fight for the “War-of-talents”, the economy has absolutely a substantial advantage, however, also the Navy can offer also a lot. Above all, the staff is the bottleneck. One solution to reducing the needs are the reservists. They cannot solve the personnel problem, but fill the one or other vacancy and so relieve the need. This is where the companies comes into play.

Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern underscored this by his own experiences as a family enterpreneur and a reserve staff officer. In his lecture, he promotes a stronger engagement of the economy for the Navy. He also calls the Navy also „ Patron of the economy “ because she protects the maritime trade ways. It are precisely the midsize-companies from Baden-Wuerttemberg – the Hidden champions, as a backbone of the german economy, which must have a great interest in cooperating with the navy.

During the questions-and-answer discussion sessions between the lectures and the coffee breaks, the focus was on issues of security policy, but also on possible cooperations between the companies and the navy. One proposal was, that trainees not even take a “sniff” for some days at the Navy and if so how, the trainee raise to a reserve level or change after the completion of the training to the navy. Many questions, a lot of new ideas and the will of the present especially from the entrepreneurs to argue further. Vice Admiral Rainer Brinkmann and his co-host Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern have their goals achieved.

Guest selection: Bettina Wuerth (Wuerth-Gruppe), Gerald Schatz (Schatz-Gruppe), Gerhard Baumeister (M.M. Warburg), Oliver Beck (Mahle International), Felix Hage (Ernst & Young), Andreas Hammer (Tesat Spacecom), Dr. Christoph Hoppe (Thales Deutschland), Peter T. Issler (Economic Council Baden-Wuerttemberg), Andreas Lindemann (Goerlich Plastic technology), Dr. Michael Müller (Magility), Klaus Rahn (Bethmann Bank) etc..

 

Lecture Series | Geopolitics in the 21st Century
Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern as Lecturer/speaker of the topics

  • Lecture 1: >Global challenges in times of crises and conflicts<
  • Lecture 2: >Africa. Supermarket of the Supernations – The fight for the raw materials<

In the 21st century, most crises and conflicts are about safeguarding raw materials and sales markets. Rising world population, rising life expectancy and rising prosperity will lead to a doubling of raw material and water consumption by 2050, according to the estimates. With its 54 states and some 1.1 billion people, Africa is the second largest continent in the world, an important market place for the international economy. Reports on delivery agreements and investment projects show how offensively some countries represent their interests when it comes to securing strategically important resources and new sales markets. Africa’s resources are a curse and a blessing.

In his lecture series “Geopolitics in the 21st Century”, Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern, gave two lectures on board of MS Europa, highlighting current geopolitical and geostrategic challenges, addressing questions of the distribution and safeguarding of raw materials.

 

Lecture Series | Continuity or Change? The United States after the presidential elections
Topic: Geopolitics in the 21st Century

As part of his lecture series “Continuity or Change? The United States after the presidential election” Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern presented on board of MS Europa 2 in October 2016 two lectures in which he imagines possible scenarios, weigh and illuminated from a geopolitical, geostrategic and geoeconomic perspective.

  • Lecture 1: >The election campaign Clinton vs Trump: candidates – themes – perspectives<
  • Lecture 2: >Geopolitical and geostrategic challenges: The US role in a globalized world<

Who will win the presidential elections whatsoever on November 8, 2016: How big are the differences of all campaign rhetoric despite the end – at least viewed from the outside – not be. Quite the contrary: The US geopolitical maintain continuity. This is also the youngest US strategy paper ” in a Complex World , 2020-2040 Win “is entitled. It’s about nothing less than the North American” Full Spectrum Dominance” on land, at sea and in the air. Main opponents of the USA are, according to the paper, the Eurasian competition powers China and Russia. And Germany plays an important role in the geopolitical considerations of Americans. How will the US foreign after the election, security and geopolitical position? itself remains the “world policeman” faithful or what role the strategists have conceived their country to the global competition for safety, raw materials and prosperity to be successful?

 

International GeoEconomic Forum | European Strategic Institute and Ernst & Young
Digital Economy and Society | Data. Raw material of the 21st century
Wednesday, June 29th 2016, Hamburg

The International Geo Economic Forum is a series of events of the European Strategic Institute.  His concern is picking up on current economic and social policy issues that are presented byexpert speakers and discussed with the invited guests in regard to future developments. Through an in-depth presentation on current business issues carries this forum for an intensive exchange of views and information between the partners.

Hosts: Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern / Co-Founder & Chairman of European Strategic Institute and Frank Burkert / Partner of Ernst & Young

Welcome address and moderation by Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern

Talks:

  • Ian Kiru Karan, Senator ret. and Chairman of Clou Group with the Keynote: „The role of Hamburg in a digital future“
  • Dr. Jens Mueffelmann, President of Axel Springer USA: „Media in the Digital Age“
  • Philipp Baron von Saldern, President of Cybersicherheitsrat Deutschland e.V.: „Cyber security. Current threat situation and a look in the near future“
  • Viceadmiral Rainer Brinkmann, Deputy Inspector of the German Navy und Chief of the Fleet: „The maritime space. Security challenges in the 21st century“
  • Professor Dr. Michael Braeuninger, Founder & Director of Economic Trends Research: „The markets from an geo-economic perspective“

In the attached Executive Summary, we document the lectures in excerpts

ESI_Summery

http://litvideo.com/temp/EY_IntGeoEcoForum2016_v03_160729.mp4.zip

http://litvideo.com/temp/EY-SmartCities-Trailer-V7-160720.mp4.zip

Navy and Economy in the dialogue |The 2. Navy-Round-Table in Munich

IMG_6204_Gastgeber-VAdmRainerBrinkmann+KzSvonButtlar+KayRupprecht+LudolfBaronvonLöwensternAfter the successful kick-off event of the Marine round tables in October 2015 Hamburg – a series of events of the Deputy Chief of  Deputy Chief of Staff of the German Navy and Commander of the Fleet and support forces, Vice Admiral Rainer Brinkmann – the second Navy-Round-Table was set up at the the banquet hall of the Officers’ Society of the Medical Academy of the Bundeswehr in Munich. The aim of the Navy-Round-Tables is to provide information on the current security situation and the exchange between Navy and the economy.

For the 2. Navy-Round-Table on the 21th of April 2016 Vice Admiral Rainer Brinkmann invited together with the Commander reserve Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern and the Captain reserve, Kay Rupprecht. Over 30 entrepreneurs and managers followed this invitation.


Digital Economy and Society Data. Raw material of the 21st century

LvL mit Dr Rainer Hillebrand IMG_9218Commission Internet & Digital Economy of the Economic Council Germany
Co-Founder & Chairman of the commission
welcomed Dr. Rainer Hillebrand
Lecture on the topic „From OTTO catalog to Collins!“ with Dr. Rainer Hillebrand, Deputy CEO, Exexutive Group Strategy, e-commerce and Business Intelligence of the Otto Group

 

 

 

 

 

Navy and Economy in the dialogue I The first Navy-Round-Table in Hamburg

 

RainerEndres-LudolfvonLöwensternThe reservists from today are authentic multipliers in the society. They give as external knowledge and experience bearers valuable contributions and new impulses in the navy. In the reality they are inalienbale as „a reserve bank“. The naval command create with this Navy-Round-Table for enterprisers and managers a new communication platform. This event serves the exchange between navy and entrepreneurs.

Marine-Round-TableFor the first Navy-Round-Table on the 12th of October Vice Admiral Rainer Brinkmann, Deputy Chief of Staff of the German Navy and Commander of the Fleet, invited together with the Entrepreneur and Commander reserve, Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern. Over 30 entrepreneurs and managers followed this invitation.

 

International GeoEconomic Forum

Welcome address and moderation by the Chairman Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern.

  • LvL+Gen+JoeSchmitz MarineCorps IMG_7387Minister Ilan Mor, Embassy of the State of Israel in Berlin: “The Current Geostrategic Conditions and the Economic Relationship between Germany and Israel”
  • Major General ret. Professor Dr. Yoshinaga Hayashi, National Institute for Defence Studies, Japanese Ministry of Defence: “The World is Changing: Geopolitical Thinking using the example of Japan”;
  • Dr. Ioannis Loucas, Hellenic Naval University, Special Advisor of Greece Defence Agency, British Mackinder Institute: “The Altered Geostrategic and Geo-economic Aspects of the Era after the Cold War and a Personal View into the Near Future”

 

 

Queen Mary 2 | 175th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Passage in 2015
Topic: Geopolitics in the 21st Century
Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern as Lecturer/speaker of the topics

  • >Global Challenges in the Era of Crises and Conflicts<
  • >The Struggle around Raw Materials<
  • >Maritime Security. Securing the Global Trade and Logistic Currents<                                                              

European Council`s and UN`s Congress: International Politics, Environment and Peace / Delfi
Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern as Lecturer/speaker of the topic on “International Politics & Environment. The Issue of Energy, Sources in Germany and the EU”.

International Business & International Security Conference | European Strategic Institute
Patronage: Ole Freiherr von Beust, First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.

Welcome address and moderation: Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern.

Talks:

  • Ivan Ivanovich Sergeev, formerly Foreign Minister to the Russian Federation and President of the GlavUpDK, on the topic >International Security and International Business: The Russian Point of View<
  • Vice Admiral Lutz Feldt, Inspector of the Navy, on the topic >Sea Lines of Communication and International Security Policies<
  • Dr. Shaoul Shai, from the Israeli Ministry of Defence, on the topic >Securing Business in the Middle East: The Peace Process<
  • Professor Dr. Jean Avenel, University of Paris III, on the topic >Money Laundry as a Threat for International Business<
  • Professor Dr. Leonard Hochberg, US Stratfort Institute Washington DC, and Professor Dr. James D. Hardy, Louisiana State University, on the topic >The Asymmetric Threats Affection on International Business<

 

Donner & Reuschel Bank | Business Lunch
Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern speech on the topic “The Dark Side of the Internet. Cyber-Spionage and Cyber-Sabotage, Theft and Trade of Data”

 

The Haus Rissen International Institute for Politics and Business & BOSCH Safety Technology with the workshop “New Methods in Maritime Security”
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Welcome address: Dr. Michael Baumbach, BOSCH Security Systems
Thematic Introduction: Dr. Philipp-Christian Wachs, Haus Rissen 

  • Panel on the topic >Current Challenges of Maritime Security< with Konstantin Boroffka, Marine Risk Control Manager, Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality AG, Commander GN Torsten Eidam, Lecturer at the German Armed Forces Staff College, Ulrich Gärtner, Port Facility Security Officer, EUROGATE Container Terminal, Manfred Roß, Police Chief Superintendent, Commissioner’s Office of the Harbour Police
  • Talk by Ludolf Baron von Löwenstern, Commander of the Reserve GN, Founder & Chairman of the European Strategic Institute, on the topic “Maritime Security from a Geopolitical Perspective”

 

International Business & International Security Conference | European Strategic Institute
Patronage: Ole Freiherr von Beust, First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Welcome address and moderation: Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern.

 

Driver of IT Innovation. Light and Shadows – Facets of the Interconnected Society | Helmut-Schmidt University/University of the Armed Forces and German Economic Council LV Hamburg Commission of Internet & Digital Economy

University Professor Dr. Hans-Peter Erb, Helmut-Schmidt University, Member of the Commission of Internet & Digital Economy, and Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Commission of Internet & Digital Economy of the German Economic Council

  • Talk by Dr. Carsten Brosda, Representative of the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg for Media and IT, on the topic >The Senate Strategy for the Media and Digital Economy<
  • Talk by Andreas Persihl, Managing Partner of Caperium GmbH, on the topic >Moral Courage. More Important than a Compliance System in the Fight against Corruption and Economic Espionage<
  • Talk by Captain GN Thomas Ackermann, Head of Command Support Unit with the Navy Command, on the topic >Typical Challenges within Information and Communication Systems for the Naval Forces<
  • Talk by Oliver Leisse, Trend Researcher and Managing Partner of SEE MORE, on the topic >Times of Change. What Clients Expect from us Tomorrow<

German Atlantic Society Forum
Talk by Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern, European Strategic Institute, on the topic “The Geopolitics of Resources and the Issue of German Security in the 21st Century”

Round Table | Business Club Hamburg
Talk by Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern, European Strategic Institute, on the topic “Secure Economy and the Issue of German Security in the 21st Century”BarbaraBush

VSW Congress | Safety Day with the theme “Geopolitical Dependencies”
Sponsor: Interior Minister of Nordrhein-Westfalen.
Talks by:

  • Prof. Dr. Günther Schmid, BND – German Intelligence Agency, “Changes in the Global Architecture of the 21st Century”
  • Jörg Ziercke, President of the BKA – German Federal Police, “The Geopolitical Security Status in the Virtual World”.
  • Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern, Chairman of the European Strategic Institute, “The Geopolitics of Resources and the Issue of German Security in the 21st Century”
  • Norbert Pieper, German Post DHL, “Geopolitical Dependencies on Airfreight and Logistics”.

VfS Association for Security Technology Congress
Patronage: Michael Ulbig, Minister of the Interior
Talk by Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern, European Strategic Institute, on the topic “The Significance of the Maritime Economy from a Geo-Political and Geo-Economic Perspective”

University of Public Administration | Risk and Security Management Forum
Talk by Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern, European Strategic Institute, “The Geopolitics of Resources”
Talk by Wilko Specht (BDI – Federation of German Industry) “Challenges and Methods of Resolution for the Secure Supply of Raw Materials”.
Talk by Thomas Milde (Deutsche Telekom – German Telecom) “Telecommunication: Raw Materials of the Interconnected Society”

ESI_3RATSHERREN-RUNDE. Das Wirtschaftsforum established in 1988 in Hamburg from Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern

  • Prof. Dr. h.c. Klaus-Michael Kuehne, Entrepreneur & President of Kuehne and Nagel International, and Vice Admiral ret. Lutz Feldt, DMI – German Naval Institute, on the topic “The Significance of the Maritime Economy using the example of Energy, Resouces and Transport”.
  • General Wolfgang Schneiderhan, General Inspecteur of the German Forces, on the topic “Current Strategic Aspects of German Security Policy”.
  • Dr. Franz-Josef Jung, Federal Minister of Defence, at the 20-year anniversary of the RATSHERREN-RUNDE on the topic “Secure Economy in the Era of Globalisation, Piracy, Terrorism, Asymmetric Threats and the Maritime Dependencies of the Federal Republic of Germany”.
  • Vice Admiral Lutz Feldt, Commander of the Fleet German Navy, on the topic “From the Ambassadors in Blue to the Navy in Service”.
  • General Major Christian Beck, Commander of the German Armed Forces Staff College, on the topic “Security. Retrospect – Status Quo – Prospect”.
  • Senator Frank Horch, President of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, on the topic “Germany as the Centre of Industry. The Opportunities of Today and Tomorrow”
  • Dennis J. Snower Ph.D., President of the Institute for the World Economy, on the topic “State Debt Crisis / Euro System Crisis. Quo Vadis Germany and EU?”

Maritime Power Conference: Germany as a Liberal Economy Nation in the 21st Century

Talk from Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern on the topics:

  • Part 1 “Economy & Financial”.
  • Part 2 “Geo-Strategy & Geo-Politics”

German Economic Forum “Leadership” at the Naval Academy Mürwik

  • Prof. Dr. Michael Stuermer, on the topic “Russia and the West: Strenuous State of Suspense” and “The Greater Middle East – Modern Pandemonium”.
  • Kurt Bendlin on the topic “How to Sharpen Your Skills for Leadership”.
  • Captain GN Schmidt-Skipiol, Deputy Chair Commander of Naval Academy Muerwik, on the topic “What Knowledge of Leadership from the Military can be Beneficial to Industry”.
  • Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern, Cdr GN res., Chairman of the European Strategic Institute, on the topic “Maritime Dependency of the Federal Republic of Germany and the EU States with Resources as a geo-strategic Factor”.

BAKS Federal Academy for Security Policy | Strategic Dialogue State and Economy Forum >Supply Chain Security<
Welcome address by the President: General Lieutenant ret. Kersten Lahl
Talks, among others, from:

  • Talk by Assessor jur. Udo Eschenbach, Group Representative of Military Affairs German Armed Forces/NATO, Deutsche Post World Net, on the topic “Global Supply Chains, Global Threats: Logistics in the Conflict of a Changing Security Situation”
  • Talk by Dr. Stefan Mengel, Security Research Division, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, on the topic “Supply Chain Security in the National and European Security Research Program”
  • Talk by Heinz Schulte, Editor in Chief for Griphan Briefe and Krippen Global Security, on the topic  “Global Security – What exactly is it?”
  • Talk by Ruediger Wolf, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Defence, on the topic “Risks in Security Policy and Challenges at the Beginning of the 21st Century”
  • Talk by Dr. Andrea Berner, Head of Division for Confidentiality and Sabotage Protection, State Office for the Protection of the Constitution, on the topic “Terrorism Blacklists and the Consequences on the Federal Republic of Germany”
  • Talk by Senator ret. Udo Nagel on the topic “Supply Chain Security – Is Germany Prepared?”
  • Talk by Vice Admiral ret. Lutz Feldt, President of the German Marine Institute und former Inspector of the Navy, on the topic “Maritime Security is a Political, not a Juridical Issue”
  • Talk by Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern, Commander of the Reserve, Chairman of the European Strategic Institute, Member of the Federal Executive Committee of the German Economic Council, on the topic “Secure Economy. The Maritime Interests of the Federal Republic of Germany”

LIONS Club, Hamburg-Wandsbek
Talk by Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern on the topic “Secure Economy. The Maritime Dependencies of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Age of Piracy and Terrorism and the Issue of German Security in the 21st Century”.

Hanse Lounge in Hamburg
Talk by Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern on the topic  “21st Century Geo-Economics and the Issue of German Security”

ROTARY CLUB Kappeln
Talk by Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern on the topic “Maritime Trade as terrorist targets”

New Philanthropic Society
Title: “Your Truth Far from Mine?”
Talk by Ludolf Baron von Loewenstern on the topic “Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor they deserve, either one (Benjamin Franklin)”

India Week Hamburg „New Chances for the India-German Economic Relations”
Talk by Ludolf Baron v. Loewenstern on the topic „Maritime Trade. The maritime dependence of nations India and Germany”

HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration
Talk by Ludolf Baron v. Loewenstern on the topic „Secure Economy. Safety and security of the maritime trade in times of globalization and terrorism“

„Maritime Power. Germany as a Liberal Economy Nation in the 21st Century<

  • Part 1 „Economy & Financial“
  • Part 2 „GeoStrategy & GeoPolitics“

Maritime Power Forum >Mare hominis fortuna<
Talk by Ludolf Baron v. Loewenstern on the topic „A 21st Century Event for 21st Century´s Maritime Power“

Hanse-Lounge, Hamburg
Talk by Ludolf Baron v. Loewenstern on the topic „21st Century GeoEconomics and the Issue of German Security“