June 26, 2018: BRUSSELS. Cultural Heritage ConferenceOpening-speakers at the high-level conference "Cultural Heritage in Europe“ are among others Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Jean-Claude Junker, President of the European Commission. Panel topics are "Culture, Heritage and ‚Europeanness'", "Preserving and Promoting Cultural Heritage" and "Innovation and Economic Potential of Cultural Heritage" Venue: Hemicycle, European Parliament.
September 11/12, 2018: Madrid. EUROPEAN EXCELLENCE SUMMIT
On the 11th and 12th of September 2018 the second European Excellence Summmit will take place. Circulo Fortuny invites the CEOs of member companies of the European Value Communities - Altagamma, Circulo Fortuny, Comité Colbert, MEISTERKREIS and Walpole - to discuss the topics of the European High-end Culture and Creative Industries (ECCIA).
Dr. Norbert Lammert, Bundestagspräsident
Dr. Ursula von der Leyen, Bundesministerin
Prof. Peter Sloterdijk
Prof. Günther Uecker
Prinz Luitpold von Bayern
Dr. Susanne Wasum-Rainer, Botschafterin, Paris
Prof. Gesche Joost
Dr. Guido Westerwelle
Prof. Thomas Schildhauer (UDK/I.E.B.)
Prof. Wolfgang Ischinger
Prof. Renate Köcher
Prof. Kora Kimpel (UDK)
Prof. Hellmuth Karasek
Tobias Möller (Berliner Philharmoniker)
Matthias Müller (Porsche)
Jens Bischof (Lufthansa)
Hania Destelle (Lanvin)
Margareth Henriquez (Krug)
Elisabeth Ponsolles des Portes (Comité Colbert)
Armando Branchini (Altagamma)
Dr. Marion Ackermann (Kunstsammlung NRW)
Christoph Amend (Zeit Magazin)
26./27. Juni 2013
21./22. März 2013
25./26. Oktober 2012
Stimmen unserer Mitglieder
April 19, 2018: Paris. Presidents and CEOs from the High-end Cultural and Creative Industries accepted the cordial invitation from Dr. Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut, German Ambassador to France, and met at the Palais Beauharnais, the Ambassador’s residence in Paris. The motto of this roundtable meeting was “A Common Culture of Excellence” and included the following topics of mutual interest: Creativity (protection of intellectual property), Digital (artificial intelligence) and The Art of Craftsmanship (European excellence).
September 7-10, 2017: Shanghai. From the 7th to the 10th of September 2017: The MEISTERKREIS is presenting the world premiere of the “GERMAN CONTEMPORARY EXCELLENCE” exhibition on the occasion of the PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai.
June 29/30, 2017: Berlin. MEISTERKREIS has organized the European Excellence Summit in Berlin. For the first time more than 100 managing directors, leading executives and owners of European enterprises and cultural institutions discussed the High-end Industry Business Model of the future.
March 2, 2017: Berlin. German Contemporary Excellence, an innovative project created by the Meisterkreis in cooperation with the Office of Foreign Affairs, celebrated the start of its world tour with a pop-up exhibition in the Martin-Gropius-Bau.
April 28–30, 2016: Berlin. The Meisterkreis and the Berlin University of the Arts received approximately 150 guests in the old library of the university, who marvelled at the work of the German-French student pairs. The exhibition was officially opened by S.E. Ambassador Philippe Etienne and President Prof. Martin Rennert.
July 7–8, 2016: Rome. 60 entrepreneurs came together from the 7th to the 8th of July for the first German-Italian member meeting in Rome. On the evening of the 7th, all participants were invited to the residence of the German Embassy by German Ambassador Dr. Susanne Wasum-Rainer.
January 13, 2016: Paris. The Instéternel Project between the German-French universities ENSAAMA and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) celebrated its finals in Paris. The international student pairs presented their results to a jury which was made up of persons responsible for various aspects of design in the member companies. The best projects were selected and received awards. German Ambassador Dr. Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut then cordially invited all participants to his Palais Beauharnais residence.
December 2, 2015. Meisterkreis and Comité Colbert got the Prix Franco-Allemand. This price honored their international cultural and economic comitment. The German Ambassador in Paris, Dr. Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut, and the European Commissoner for Digital Economy & Society, Günther Oettinger, took part in the award ceremony.
November 25, 2015: Berlin. CEOs and managers met in November at the Hotel Adlon for the Members’ Conference. The conference concluded in the member’s area at the China Club Berlin.
August 31, 2015. The Meisterkreis invited Parliamentary State Secretary Uwe Beckmeyer and its members for talks in the Alte Nationalgalerie Berlin. Topics covered selective distribution and digital excellence. Working together, a proposal was compiled and then passed on to the government.
August 10, 2015: Berlin. The winners of the “Wunderkammer” competition were announced on Monday at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). Students of architecture were asked develop concepts which were as flexible as possible whilst still retaining a high level of sophistication.
September, France & Germany. Students of the french design University ENSAAMA and the german Universität der Künste, Berlin, are taking part in the project with german and french company members.
May 22 to September 20, 2015, Berlin. The Alte Nationalgalerie presents a unique exhibition of impressionism and expressionism: ImEx. It is the first time that an exhibition has been dedicated to the comparison of both styles.
May 19, 2015, Berlin, IMEX – the Alte Nationalgalerie Berlin presented “ImEx – Impressionism & Expressionism” until the 20th of September, 2015. Never before had these styles been directly contrasted with each other– a world premiere. The Meisterkreis and the Comité Colbert were exclusive partners of this exhibition.
October 22, 2014, Berlin. The MEISTERKREIS has begun the fight against counterfeiting. With a nationwide information campaign (media volume of more than €500,000), this association of cultural and creative world-class companies is campaigning for a change in attitude in the consumers.
November 20/21, 2013, Berlin. Prof. Dr. Renate Köcher of the Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach spoke to more than 50 members at the British Embassy on the topic of “Improving Quality Awareness in Germany”.
November 07, 2013, Berlin. EU Vice President Antonio Tajani met with members of the Comité Colbert as well as the presidents of Altagamma and Meisterkreis for an open exchange of ideas.
October 9/10, 2013, Paris. The Comité Colbert invited the members of the Meisterkreis to a Matinee Digital at the L'Ecole du Louvre in Paris – followed by lunch at the Hotel Le Meurice.
July 21, 2013, Tokyo. Kick-off of a special world tour. The Meisterkreis presented German brands and culture and was patron of the exhibition “Kunst – Kunsthandwerk – Handwerkskunst”, which opened on the 11th of July in the German Embassy in Tokyo, in the presence of Dr. Volker Stanzel, German Ambassador in Tokyo, and some 160 high-ranking guests.
June 26/27, 2013, Berlin. 50 years of the Élysée Treaty – 50 years of German-French friendship.
March 21/22, 2013, Berlin. To kick-off the Members’ Conference, Dr. Guido Westerwelle spoke on the topic “Success Stories in Germany – Middle Class, Education and Europe”. The middle class, which can quickly react in an exact, customised and flexible way to new demands in the world; education and training that lead directly to creativity; and one Europe, which must stand together in the new world – and not only to defend intellectual property.