ILF Students' Class Trip to Berlin from 30 Oct to 1 Nov 2015

ILF students from the LL.M. Finance and LL.M. International Finance programs accompanied by ILF staff went on a field trip to Berlin from 30 October till 1 November 2015.

Upon their arrival by bus on Friday, 30 October, our students received a warm reception at the Association of German Banks (Bundesverband deutscher Banken – BdB). Mr. Thorsten Höche, Member of the Management Board, General Counsel of Legal Affairs, and a Member of the ILF Donors' Committee, held a presentation giving our students an in-depth explanation of how the BdB functions as a leading trade association. The BdB serves private banks by representing the common interests of private banks and mediating amongst banks, policymakers, public authorities, consumers and the business sector.

In the evening, our students enjoyed dinner together with the highlight of a tombola presented by Dr. Rolf Friedewald, Managing Director of the ILF. Four students won the tombola prizes of four tickets to attend a football match of the German Soccer League between the soccer clubs Hertha Berlin and Borussia Mönchengladbach which took place in Berlin on the afternoon of 31 October.

On Saturday, 31 October, the students were divided into three smaller groups in order to participate in a guided tour of the German Bundestag which was then followed by a 2-hour walking city tour of Berlin to discover the cultural as well as the historical sights of the capital of Germany.  

Students then had the evening and the morning of Sunday, 1 November, free for further sight-seeing and entertainment before heading back for Frankfurt in the afternoon.

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