Opening of the exhibition “30 Years since the Fall of the Wall: Shared Memories, Different Realities, Common Future”.

Veröffentlicht in News | 23. August 2019 | Carsten

The Arab House of Culture, the Divan, welcomed 120 guests with numerous international excellencies and personalities as well as the guest of honour, the former Federal Foreign Minister and Minister of Economics Sigmar Gabriel.

At the opening of the exhibition “30 Years since the Fall of the Wall”: The Qatari Ambassador Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, in front of the loan of Roland Bischof

Yesterday, the Chairman of the Arab Cultural House, The Divan, SE Ambassador Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, opened the exhibition “30 Years since the Fall of the Wall: Shared Memories, Different Realities, Common Future” at the Arab Cultural House, The Divan.

His Excellency emphasized the importance of cultural diplomacy and referred to the platform that the Arab House of Culture offers to build bridges between nations and people through art and cultural exchange. He said that the aim of the exhibition is to commemorate the highest of freedoms – free travel, free to choose where to live and work”.

In addition, the doyen of the Arab Ambassadors in Germany, Dr. Mustapha Adib, gave a speech in which he mentioned the importance of places like the Arab House of Culture in bringing people of different origins closer together.

Guest of honour at the event was Sigmar Gabriel, who opened the Arab Cultural House The Divan on 21 November 2017 in his capacity as Federal Foreign Minister. As this was one of the last major events under the direction of Ambassador Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Gabriel thanked SE for his continuous work and commitment to relations between Germany and Qatar and the Arab world and praised him as one of the most active Arab ambassadors in Germany.

Roland Bischof, explained why the exhibited original pieces of the Berlin Wall are so special: “They were the first pieces to come from the GDR and are numbers 002-006 of the series, which were limited to 360 pieces worldwide for the international art trade.”

The exhibition not only includes the original pieces of the Berlin Wall, but also shows the history of the Berlin Wall from 1961-1989. It is the first of its kind in Germany and is open to the public until September 30, 2019, in the Arab Cultural House, the Divan, daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Erion Veliaj

»I am very delighted that athletes are being honored for their great achievements and are Ambassadors of Albania outside the protocol.«

Erion Veliaj
Mayor of Tirana, Albania
Igli Tare

»A very special event and something that should have its continuity.«

Igli Tare
Winner of the Career Award 2018
Former footballer & current Sport Director of the Italian Serie A Club Lazio Rome
Torsten Frings, football, 79 caps for Germany, Vice World Champion

»I have been working together with Roland Bischof since the summer fairy tale of 2006 in a trusting and professional manner - this has meanwhile turned into a friendly relationship.«

Torsten Frings
Football, 79 caps for Germany, Vice World Champion
Luan Krasniqi

»It's a great idea to honor Albanian athletes for their outstanding performance and I hope this wonderful event will take place every year.«

Luan Krasniqi
Winner of the Audience Award 2018
Retired professional boxer & European Heavyweight Champion
Rainer Holzschuh, publisher of Kicker and President of ESM

»Presented by with Roland Bischof at the top has always proved to be a creative, reliable partner in many years of close cooperation with the "German Football Ambassador", without whom this fantastic action would not have taken such a speedy upswing.«

Rainer Holzschuh
Publisher of Kicker and President of ESM
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Roland Bischof is one of the most renowned experts on the market for sponsoring, marketing and testimonials. As a German entrepreneur, he is also a speaker, author, founder of the Initiative Deutscher Fußball Botschafter (German Football Ambassador Initiative) and Vice President of the FASPO (Association for Sponsoring in Germany, Austria and Switzerland) as well as a member of the jury for the Kulturmarken Award. He started out in 1986 as one of the pioneers in the sponsoring sector and over the past 30 years has managed around 500 national as well as international projects focusing on sport. He is a bestselling author with over 15,000 books sold in the fields of sponsoring and event marketing plus 20 years of national and international speaking experience.


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