Communities

We bridge generations across 90 nations.

Debates in St. Gallen are all about finding new approaches and ideas to relevant issues that occupy today's generation of leaders and the future generations alike. We foster communities and invite participants based around this idea.

Leaders of Tomorrow are 200 of the brightest young minds chosen by us to engage and challenge the Leaders of Today, an international group of top-tier business leaders who run global organisations and have the highest level of impact within their respective institutions.

This exchange is ignited by the inputs and insights of our Faculty – visionaries, thinkers and global opinion leaders who spearhead discussions at the symposium.

200 young minds who challenge the status quo.

Leaders of Tomorrow are the heart and soul of the St. Gallen Symposium. They represent the most promising young talents from the new breed of entrepreneurs to outstanding academics, professionals, politicians and public intellectuals under the age of 30. Their involvement at the symposium is to bring the young generation's perspective to the debates that engage our Leaders of Today.

They are carefully selected in part via a global essay competition and in part based on academic or professional merit. Thanks to the financial support by our Circle of Benefactors, we can enable anyone who qualifies to participate as a Leader of Tomorrow, regardless of their economic background.

Faculty

Prof. Timothy Garton Ash, Neil Harbisson, Kersti Kaljulaid, Ong Ye Kung and many more joined us in May 2017.

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Faculty

For more than four decades, we have nurtured a community of Speakers and Topic Leaders from five continents featuring the world’s most influential figures from business, politics and society.

Aspiring Leaders

An emerging generation in-between with the potential to become the world's most influential leaders and decision makers in the year's to come. 

Leaders of Tomorrow

They represent the most promising young talents from the new breed of entrepreneurs to outstanding academics, politicians and other smart talent.