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.


Programme of the 46th St. Gallen Symposium

Special programme day that focusses entirely on the Leaders of Tomorrow of the St. Gallen Symposium 2016. The Leaders of Tomorrow will take a deep dive into the topics future of human capital and future of innovation. Key corporate partners join the Leaders of Tomorrow on Lake Constance to develop new approaches and ideas in a Market Place for Ideas concept.
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast All participants gather on the cruise ship for breakfast
09:00 – 09:30 Symposium opening & programme introduction The Chairman welcomes all participants
09:30 – 12:00 Market place for ideas, part I Market stall sessions, rotating groups, coffee break in-between
13:30 – 16:00 Market place for ideas, part II Market stall sessions, rotating groups, coffee break in-between
16:00 – 17:30 Auction for ideas – panel discussion on the best ideas of the market place The market stalls pitch the best ideas to the panel of four senior executive. They comment on the best ideas and judge on creativity and feasibility of the ideas presented.
17:30 – 17:45 Wrap-up Wednesday
18:00 – 22:00 Evening Programme Dining & Music
Topic Champions and Speakers of the programme include:
Eric Elzvik (CH/SE), Chief Financial Officer, ABB Ltd
Thomas D. Meyer (CH), Country Managing Director Switzerland & Insurance Industry Lead Europe, Latin America and Africa, Accenture
Alan Hippe (DE), Chief Financial & IT Officer, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
Holger Klein (DE), Executive Vice President, ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Heike Bingmann (DE), Executive Vice President Industrial Technology Group, ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Chairman: James Chau, Special Contributor, China Central Television
from 18:00 Dinner Dinner and lounge entertainment for the members of the Circle of Benefactors
Chairman’s speech: Peter Voser (CH), Chairman, St. Gallen Foundation for International Studies
Dinner speech: Xavier Bettel (LU), Prime Minister of Luxembourg