4–7 November tempelhof berlin, germany



Hosting the GSBS in the heart of Berlin will create a unique atmosphere. When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, it attracted an onset of artists, musicians and other creatives to the city. Since then Berlin has offered young, aspiring entrepreneurs an attractive platform to jump-start their businesses. Today Berlin is known as the European Mecca of Social Entrepreneurship, so we decided there could be no better place for hosting the GSBS in 2015.


tempelhof airport

“To many, this airport is symbolic of the city’s history.” 

                       - Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany

The venue will be located on the ground of the famous Airport of Berlin Tempelhof, an internationally recognized symbol for the defense of freedom! During the Berlin blockade from June 1948 to May 1949, Tempelhof Airport became the take-off and landing site for the “raisin bombers” ensuring the provision of vital supplies for the people in West Berlin.

Tempelhof Airport ceased operating in October 2008 and is now a remarkable event location.

The Global Social Business Summit will take place at:

Flughafen Tempelhof

Hangar 7

Tempelhofer Damm 45

12101 Berlin


Hans Reitz the Head of GSBS and Burkhard Kieker, CEO of our Partner visitBerlin at our outstanding venue, Tempelhof Airport Berlin


November 11th, 2015

The Global Social Business Summit 2015 - in Berlin, Germany - has come to a bittersweet end. We thank all those who supported us throughout the process; all those who participated in the event; and all those who helped to spread the YY Spirit of the Social Business Movement in the days leading up to - and during - the event.

We can't wait to see all of you in China for the Global Social Business Summit 2016.

Find a selection of photos from the three days of the #GSBS2015 here.



6 Years of GSBS


Grameen Creative Lab YouTube Channel


On our website you can find the latest version of the agenda, session topics & speakers for the Global Social Business Summit 2015, The program is preliminary and subject to change. Stay tuned for the next updates!


Getting Around

The main venue for the Global Social Business Summit 2015 is the Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, Germany.