Programme

Three days of intense action.

The programme of the 47th St. Gallen Symposium will be published on 3 April 2017. The weekly updated list of confirmed speakers can be found here.

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Programme of the 46th St. Gallen Symposium

 
08:00 – 08:15 Welcome Chairman: Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach (GB)
Conferenciers: Priscila Bala (BR) and Bree Romuld (AU), members of the St. Gallen Symposium Leaders of Tomorrow Community

08:15 – 08:30 The case for slower growth – but how? Prof. Tim Jackson (GB), Professor of Sustainable Development, University of Surrey
08:30 – 09:00 The case for faster growth – but how? Markus J. Beyrer (AT), Director General, BUSINESSEUROPE
Luca Visentini (IT), General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation
Topic Leader: Nina dos Santos (GB), London Anchor, CNNMoney View, CNN International

09:00 – 09:10 Address by the Vice President of the Swiss Confederation Doris Leuthard (CH), Vice President & Federal Councillor of the Swiss Confederation
09:10 – 10:00 Economic growth: what governments can, should and should not do CHAN Chun Sing (SG), Minister, Prime Minister’s Office of Singapore
Doris Leuthard (CH), Vice President & Federal Councillor of the Swiss Confederation
Sachin Pilot (IN), Former Minister for Corporate Affairs of India & President, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee
Topic Leader: Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach (GB)

Break
10:30 – 11:30 Future growth: the tops and the flops Nils Smedegaard Andersen (DK), Group Chief Executive Officer, A.P. Møller-Mærsk A/S
Peter Brabeck-Letmathe (AT), Chairman of the Board of Directors, Nestlé S.A.
Baron David de Rothschild (FR), Executive Chairman, Rothschild & Co Group
Christoph Franz (DE), Chairman, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
Topic Leader: Andrew Hill (GB), Management Editor & Columnist, The Financial Times

11:30 – 12:00 One-on-One Cesar Purisima (PH), Secretary of the Philippine Department of Finance
Topic Leader: Stephen Sackur (GB), Presenter HARDtalk, BBC News

Lunch

 
13:30 – 14:45 Work Sessions, Block 1

Infrastructure as a growth generator – the corporate perspective
Nils Smedegaard Andersen (DK), Group Chief Executive Officer, A.P. Møller-Mærsk A/S
Topic Leader: Andrew Hill (GB), Management Editor & Columnist, The Financial Times

Can Europe be successful without industry?
Markus J. Beyrer (AT), Director General, BUSINESSEUROPE
Topic Leader: Nina dos Santos (GB), London Anchor, CNNMoney View, CNN International

Technology drives growth and innovation
Carlo d’Asaro Biondo (IT/FR), President EMEA strategic relationships, Google
Topic Leader: Stephen Sackur (GB), Presenter HARDtalk, BBC News

Water
Peter Brabeck-Letmathe (AT), Chairman of the Board of Directors, Nestlé S.A.
Topic Leader: Riz Khan (GB), International Journalist

Do city-states have any chance to grow well without growing bad and ugly in the new world order?
CHAN Chun Sing (SG), Minister, Prime Minister’s Office of Singapore
Topic Leader: Pranjal Sharma (IN), Consulting Editor, Businessworld

Family businesses – the pros and cons
Baron David de Rothschild (FR), Executive Chairman, Rothschild & Co Group
Topic Leader: Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach (GB)

Inclusive Growth – Scotland’s approach to achieving the best of both worlds
Prof. Gary Gillespie (GB), Chief Economic Advisor, The Scottish Government
Topic Leader: Peter Fischer (CH), Economics-Editor-in-Chief, Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Prosperity without growth – foundations for the economy of tomorrow
Prof. Tim Jackson (GB), Professor of Sustainable Development, University of Surrey
Topic Leader: Peter Day (GB), Global Business Correspondent, BBC News

Moving beyond GDP: towards Inclusive Growth
Mari Kiviniemi (FI), Deputy Secretary-General, OECD
Topic Leader: Prof. Klaus Wellershoff (CH), Chairman of the Board of Directors, Wellershoff & Partners Ltd.

Responsible growth
Adrian Orr (NZ), Chief Executive Officer, New Zealand Superannuation Fund
Topic Leader: Viswa Sadasivan (SG), Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Moves

The Philippine growth story – an update after the elections
Cesar Purisima (PH), Secretary of the Philippine Department of Finance
Topic Leader: James Chau (GB), Special Contributor, China Central Television

The imperative of long-term thinking
Tidjane Thiam (FR/CI), Chief Executive Officer, Credit Suisse Group AG
Topic Leader: Leslie Maasdorp (ZA), Chief Financial Officer, New Development Bank

Panama is not just about the papers
Eyda Varela de Chinchilla (PA), Vice-Minister of Finance of the Republic of Panama
Topic Leader: Simon Evenett, Director, Swiss Institute for International Economics, University of St. Gallen

Public Investment, internal demand, social dialogue: 'unusual' factors for a new narrative on sustainable growth
Luca Visentini (IT), General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation
Topic Leader: Gerhard Schwarz (CH), Author & Columnist

Background Session:
Impact investing & private wealth: a marriage for catalytic action tackling the world’s sustainability challenges?
Falko Paetzold (CH), Research Affiliate, Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Patrick Scheurle (CH), Chief Executive Officer, BlueOrchard Finance Ltd
Antonis Schwarz (DE/GR), Impact Investor
Topic Leader: Prof. Thomas Dyllick (CH/DE), Director, Institute for Economy and the Environment, University of St. Gallen
Break
15:15 – 16:30 Work Sessions, Block 2

Basic income – a base for growth?
Prof. Monika Bütler (CH), Professor of Economics, University of St. Gallen
Topic Leader: Prof. Klaus Wellershoff (CH), Chairman of the Board of Directors, Wellershoff & Partners Ltd.

Big data – the future has just begun
Christoph Franz (DE), Chairman, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
Topic Leader: Prof. Omid Aschari (AT), Managing Director, SIM-HSG, University of St. Gallen

Growth – the good, the sustainable, and the exciting
Michael Hankel (DE), Member of the Board of Management, ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Topic Leader: Prof. Peter Vogel (AT), Assistant Professor for Technology Entrepreneurship, University of St. Gallen

Growth – the good, the bad, the ugly, and the sublime
Larry Harvey (US), Co-Founder & Chief Philosophic Officer, Burning Man
Topic Leader: Prof. Dieter Thomä (DE), Professor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of St.Gallen

Beyond shareholders' supremacism to environmental friendly capitalism
Mitsuru Izumo (JP), President, euglena Co., Ltd
Topic Leader: Prof. Yoshinori Imai (JP), Visiting Professor, Ritsumeikan University

Are we stuck in a growth trap and if so, what to do about it?
Prof. Danny Leipziger (US), Managing Director, Growth Dialogue
Topic Leader: Pranjal Sharma (IN), Consulting Editor, Businessworld

Marketplace lending – an agent for growth or a zero sum game?
Andrew Mullinger (GB), Co-Founder, Funding Circle
Topic Leader: Peter Day (GB), Global Business Correspondent, BBC News

The senseable city
Carlo Ratti (IT), Director, MIT Senseable City Lab & Founding Partner, Carlo Ratti Associati
Topic Leader: Prof. Christoph Frei (CH), Associate Professor, School of Economics and Political Science, University of St. Gallen

Inclusive Growth – What is true economic success? An indigenous New Zealand perspective
Jamie Tuuta (NZ), Maori Trustee & Chief Executive Officer, Te Tumu Paeroa
Topic Leader: James Chau (GB), Special Contributor, China Central Television

Growth is magical: a magical pyramid scheme or a magical route to prosperity?
Mathis Wackernagel (CH/US), President, Global Footprint Network
Topic Leader: Prof. Thomas Dyllick (CH/DE), Director, Institute for Economy and the Environment, University of St. Gallen

Creating and leading a booming industry – how the world’s largest manufacturer of civil drones manages triple-digit annual growth rate
Danny Zheng (CN), Vice President, DJI Innovations
Topic Leader: Viswa Sadasivan (SG), Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Moves

Break-through innovations: smart solutions delivered by the young
Adrien Briod (CH), Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Flyability SA
Alex Goad (AU), Co-Founder, Reef Design Lab
Katarina Ilic (CA), Head of Research and Development, Voltera, Inc.
Joe Landolina (US), Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer, Suneris, Inc.
Topic Leader: Andres Barreto (CO), Founding Partner, Socialatom Group
 
Both the Speakers and the Topic Leader are members of the St. Gallen Symposium Leaders of Tomorrow Community.
 
17:00 – 17:40 Rise of the robots Martin Ford (US), Entrepreneur & Author, Solutionsoft
Topic Leader: Andrew Hill (GB), Management Editor & Columnist, The Financial Times.

17:40 – 19:10 St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award: what are alternatives to economic growth? 6 ideas put to the test Expert Panel: Marcela Escobari (US/BO), Executive Director, Center for International Development, Harvard University; Thebe Ikalafeng (ZA), Founder & Group Chief Executive Officer, Brand Leadership; Clare Woodcraft-Scott (GB), Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Foundation
Topic Leader: Riz Khan (GB), International Journalist

The top six contributors to the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award pitch their ideas to an expert panel. Subsequently, the awardees will be selected by the Award Jury of the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award and announced on Friday, 13 May 2016.

19:10 – 19:20 Wrap-up Thursday Conferenciers: Priscila Bala (BR) and Bree Romuld (AU), members of the St. Gallen Symposium Leaders of Tomorrow Community
 
from 19:30 A night on campus – a feast for all senses Food, content & entertainment
 
Sessions
 
20:15, Main Building: A conversation with Larry Harvey
Larry Harvey (US), Co-Founder & Chief Philosophic Officer, Burning Man
Topic Leader: Stephen Sackur (GB), Presenter HARDtalk, BBC News
 
21:15, Auditorium: A conversation with Tidjane Thiam
Tidjane Thiam (CI/FR), Chief Executive Officer, Credit Suisse Group AG
Topic Leader: Nina dos Santos (GB), London Anchor, CNNMoney View, CNN International

The official evening programme will be followed by the Open House Night Σ Γ Σ.