Gerhard Schröder Keynote Speaker
- Chancellor of Germany (1998-2005)
- Champion of the Euro and EU integration
- Expert on EU energy security issues
Gerhard Schröder's Biography
The twice-elected leader of Germany, Chancellor Gerhard Schröder has been a major force on the world’s political stage for over a decade. Known for his charismatic delivery and unparalleled insights, Chancellor Schröder is a leading world statesman and internationally recognised authority on global relations, economic development and social change.
Chancellor Schröder speaks on the importance of taking a multilateral approach to the challenges of the 21st century. In the face of global terrorism and large-scale natural disasters, he argues that it is essential that international relationships remain strong, and that leaders embrace a One World approach to global politics.
A charismatic and powerful national figure, Gerhard Schröder was elected Chancellor in 1998. In his seven years in office, he did more to modernise Germany’s economy than had been accomplished in decades. Elected to a second term in 2002, he made his country an important player on the international stage by taking strong stands on global issues and sending German troops to hotspots around the world.