More than just a team.

The St. Gallen Symposium is organised on an honorary basis by a team of roughly 35 students from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. This team constitutes the International Students' Committee (ISC), a non-profit club with offices just minutes away from the university campus. The student team changes with every annual edition of the St. Gallen Symposium.

The student team is selected and guided by the St. Gallen Foundation for International Studies, a small team of professionals who ensure strategic continuity and coaching functions towards the student team.

The symposium is overseen by the St. Gallen Foundation's Board of Trustees, chaired by Peter Voser. Together, these entities develop and realise the St. Gallen Symposium on a yearly basis.

Strong guidance for Leaders of Tomorrow.

In order to select the 200 Leaders of Tomorrow, the student team relies on the guidance of two further groups: the Award Jury, which selects the winners of our student essay competition, as well as the Knowledge Pool Advisory Board, which helps select the 100 Leaders of Tomorrow chosen based on merit and academic track record.

Support Crew

We thank all members of the ISC Support Crew 2016 for their extraordinary support during the 46th St. Gallen Symposium.


We are 35 students from the University of St. Gallen. Our team works on an honorary basis, starting in September through June, with the annual symposium taking place in May.

St. Gallen Foundation

The foundation selects and coaches the ISC Team, develops the thematic framework and helps to select and invite speakers and to assemble the programme.

Award Jury

Two juries select the 100 qualifiers for the St. Gallen Symposium and the three winners of the prestigious St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award.

Knowledge Pool Advisors

The Knowledge Pool Advisors help us find, evaluate and pick the most fitting talents that will have the biggest impact on the next St. Gallen Symposium.