Once more, Nordmann Event Consulting was responsible for successfully managing a symposium on behalf of Stiftung Mercator.

‘Our Common Future’ was a joint congress initiated by the Volkswagen Foundation, Deutsche Messe and Stiftung Mercator in partnership with Hanover, the state capital of Lower Saxony, and RUHR.2010.

The congress debated key questions regarding the future that had been raised by Expo 2000 in Hanover. It took place in Essen and was the closing event of RUHR.2010, marking the end of the city’s tenure as the European Capital of Culture.

More than 600 participants and 200 speakers discussed the topic of sustainability

The congress on the future provided a forum for leading international figures from the worlds of research, business, politics and culture to interact with young scientists in order to identify the greatest global challenges, analyse them in interdisciplinary ways, and highlight potential solutions.

The foundation clearly communicated the aims of the event to Nordmann Event Consulting: the congress should offer opportunities for thought-provoking discussion and exchange of experiences through a combination of plenary sessions, workshops and podium discussions.