The leading companies in the world.

We foster close relationships with a wide range of renowned organisations and companies which support us financially, materially and in advisory roles. As we don’t receive any government funding, we are bolstered by our Circle of Benefactors, our Patrons, our Donators and the University of St. Gallen.

The Circle of Benefactors is a selected group of companies that forms the financial backbone of the St. Gallen Symposium. Our Main Partners, ABB, Accenture, BMW, Credit Suisse, HP, Microsoft, Salt, Swiss Re, UBS, Xerox and ZF Friedrichshafen, are joined by around 350 further partners. Apart from our Circle of Benefactors, our Patrons enable the empowerment of the next Generation with their contributions. Hundreds of Donators enable us to create a world-class event with their contributions. Our alma mater, the  University of St. Gallen, allows us to host the St. Gallen Symposium on their premises each year. All these partnerships are key elements in the ongoing success of our initiative. We are both proud and very thankful to cooperate with such a vast number of outstanding partners.

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The contributions from our Circle of Benefactors enable us to bring the 200 Leaders of Tomorrow to St. Gallen each year, covering travel expenses. Beyond that, they finance the technical organisation of the event and enable us to stay in touch with our global network and deliver world-class services to participants. 

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Circle of Benefactors

Our Circle of Benefactors forms the financial backbone of the St. Gallen Symposium as well as a core participant group that shapes the debates in St. Gallen each May.


Leaders of Tomorrow Patrons enable the empowerment of the next generation through all of St. Gallen’s initiatives and projects that involve our Leaders of Tomorrow.


Our Donators make an unforgettable event even possible and enable us to create a world-class event with their contributions and run a professional office operation.

University of St. Gallen

We are proud to have hosted every St. Gallen Symposium since its inception in 1969 on the campus of the University of St. Gallen.