Forum at Kanada Haus 2018 – 15. Mai

Forum at Kanada Haus 2018 – 15. Mai

Di, 15. Mai 2018 - 15:00 Uhr

Botschaft von Kanada in Deutschland
Leipziger Platz 17
10117 Berlin, Germany

Forum@KanadaHaus in Berlin 
Dienstag, 15. Mai 2018

Integration at Work. Canadian-German Dialogue on Policies and Realities in the current Migration Landscape.
The Embassy of Canada in Berlin and the German-Canadian Association e.V. cordially invite you to attend the 9th annual Forum @ Kanada Haus, on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Keynote speaker State Secretary Dr. Markus Kerber will open a series of lively exchanges with input from Canadian and German experts from business, think tanks, civil society and government. You can access the full program below. The 9th Forum @ Kanada Haus centers on a pressing issue in both Canada and Germany – integration of refugees in the workplace – and presents opportunities for dialogue and learning between the two countries. Despite the vast differences in their geopolitical situations, Canada and Germany have maintained an ongoing, productive exchange on migration policies and realities. This edition of the Forum @ Kanada Haus looks at workplace and industry inclusion: what are the current challenges each country is facing, and what is guiding their policies? How are newcomers being integrated into the workforce, and what experiences have been gathered so far? Shortly before Canada is set to host the G7, the Forum’s discussion includes two of the summit’s themes, namely: investing in growth that works for everyone, and advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Free entrance upon registration. Please register here or via email to by May 13th. More information about the event and the full program here.


15:00 – 15:30 Registration

15:30 – 15:40 Greeting words from the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Ambassador to Germany and Special Envoy of the Prime Minister to the European Union and Europe

15:40 – 15:50 Welcome by the President of German-Canadian Association Michael Siebold and representative of conference partner “Wir Zusammen,” Sabine Reuss (Marketing & Communications Director, Capgemini)

15:50 – 16:05 Keynote: Integration and current situation in Germany with State Secretary Dr. Markus Kerber of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (Bundesministerium des Innern, für Bau und Heimat)

16:05 – 16:20 Keynote: Integration and current situation in Canada with Vlad Mijic, Counsellor and head of Migration Section, Embassy of Canada.

16:20 – 16:40 Q&A

16:40 – 17:00 Coffee Break

17:00 – 17:15 Interview: context for integration in German corporations with MdB Thomas Sattelberger, former Chief HR Officer of Continental AG and of Deutsche Telekom AG

17:15 – 18:30 Panel discussion: Integration at Work. Current Realities and Challenges of Workplace Integration.

· Dr. Holger Kolb, Head of Annual Report Unit and Deputy managing director, Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration

· Dr. Valerian Marochko, Executive Director, London Cross Cultural Learner Centre (Ontario, Canada)

· Marie-Louise Weissbach, “Bridge” Network (Job Seeking Assistance for Refugees), Berlin’s Senate Commissioner for integration and migration

· Prof. Dr. Isabell Welpe, Chair for Strategy and Organization at the Technical University of Munich

18:30 – 19:00 Q&A

19:00 – 19:45 Reception

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