Supporting programme

27 September 2017

  •   KfW Reception


    KfW continues the tradition of inviting delegates to a reception at its Berlin branch on the evening preceding the Congress. The exclusive setting gives Congress participants an opportunity to hold informal initial discussions.

    (A separate invitation will be sent by KfW.)

28 September 2017

  •   Networking Reception


    The business part of Congress Day 1 will be rounded off with a small Networking Reception hosted by TSI. You will be able to discuss the day's topics in greater depth or establish contact with others over a glass of wine or beer and a selection of appetisers.

    (All welcome! No prior registration required.)

  •   Exclusive ride in the Aquadom and Wine & Cheese Tasting in Foyer Alexanderplatz


    Special for the 11th TSI Congress: From 19.30 till 20.30 all participants have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Aquadom from inside on a trip to the DomLounge. Experience the wonder of travelling through 1 million litres of water with glimpses of a beautiful underwater world and join from there a special "Wine & Cheese Tasting" in the Foyer Alexanderplatz starting at 19.30 as well. All welcome! No prior registration required.

  •   Wine Evening Invitation only


    Der westliche Fortschrittsglaube hat Risse bekommen; alte Sicherheiten schwinden. Die Wahl Trumps, das Brexit-Votum, die Besetzung der Krim, die langsame Umwandlung der säkularen Türkei in eine islamische Präsidialdiktatur, die Flüchtlingsbewegungen, der um sich greifende Terrorismus - auf was können sich Menschen heute eigentlich noch verlassen? Wo gestern noch Zuversicht bestand ist heute allenthalben Zweifel und Unsicherheit zu beobachten.

    "A sea of troubles - Welt ohne Weltordnung" lautet daher auch der Titel des diesjährigen Weinabends und wir freuen uns mit Prof. Dr. Michael Stürmer einen Vortragsgast gewonnen zu haben, der zu diesem Thema so profund, umfassend und mitreißend sprechen kann wie kaum ein anderer. Der angesehene Historiker und Journalist begleitete den Umbruch der letzten fünfzig Jahre scharfsinnig und treffend in seinen Kommentaren.

    Freuen Sie sich daher auf einen einmaligen Abend mit ihm unter der Moderation von Dr. Michael Weller, der über 20 Jahre Partner bei Clifford Chance war und die Verbriefungsaktivitäten im deutschen Markt von Anfang an beraten und begleitet hat.

  •   Chill-out and Get-together

    From 21.30 Congress participants can bring the first day of the Congress to a close in an informal "Chill-out and Get-together" with a cocktail bar. The hotel's glass-panelled DomLounge with a view over Berlin's fascinating skyline is the ideal location.

    (All welcome! No prior registration required.)

29 September 2017

  •   Visit to the Reichstag Fully booked

    The Reichstag building is just a few steps from the Brandenburg Gate and is a must for every visitor to Berlin. The Reichstag has been the seat of the German Bundestag (lower house of parliament) since 1999. Almost no other building in Germany is as fully representative of the vicissitudes of German history since the 19th century. The "Evergreen". Exclusive guided tour in English.

    (Registration following separate invitation. Limited number of participants!)

    Meeting point hotel lobby 14.30

  •   Visit to the Berlin Cathedral

    Berlin Cathedral, the largest church in Berlin, is considered a key location of the protestant church in Germany. Every year many thousands of visitors come from far beyond the ­boundaries of the parish and the city, from other parts of ­Germany and from other countries. The Imperial Staircase, theHohenzollern Crypt, the Cathedral Museum and, of course, the Sermon Nave with its impressive cupola are all worth a visit. Exclusive guided tour in German and in English.

    Meeting point hotel lobby 15.00

  •   Special guided walking tour of central Berlin

    Come with us through the boroughs of Berlin's historical centre - starting at the Cathedral 'Berliner Dom' via the picturesque and shady park 'Monbijou' - once for royals only. Nearby, the tart-like building of the New Synagoge shows the former pride of the Jewish community. A war-ruined department store was occupied by international artists early in 1990 and became well known as 'Kunsthaus Tacheles'. The area around Schiffbauerdamm and Reinhardtstraße was at the time THE the number one cultural centre of bourgeois Berlin since 1900. A 1940's air-raid shelter houses a museum today. At train station 'Friedrichstraße' we'll find the 'Palace of Tears' - a former border control point from East to West Berlin. Off the beaten path, our return to the Museum island brings us to the area of Berlin's first university 'Humboldt-Universität'. Exclusive guided tour in German and in English.

    (Registration following separate invitation. Limited number of participants!)

    Meeting point hotel lobby 15.00