We live in times where healthy debates driven by tomorrow's generation are needed more than ever. 600 Leaders of Today will join 200 Leaders of Tomorrow to debate «Growth – the good, the bad, and the ugly» from 11–13 May 2016 in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
We organise the St. Gallen Symposium and create relevant debates between Leaders of Today and Leaders of Tomorrow.
We are 35 students from the University of St. Gallen, working on an honorary basis and supported by over 350 partners.
Economic growth is the most powerful single determinant that has ever entered political and economic language. Lack of growth hamstrings governments and the private sector alike; questioning growth challenges the fundamentals of today’s political and economic system; abolishing it in turn demands alternatives even the concept’s most ardent critics have not come up with so far. One thing is for sure: as with any other dominant idea, the concept of economic growth is out there to be appreciated, to be questioned and to be reassessed in the light of today’s global economic development. This is why the 46th St. Gallen Symposium will shine a spot-light on growth and look at it from all sides – the good, the bad, and the ugly.