Topic Leaders facilitate, moderate and inspire debates at the St. Gallen Symposium. They guide participants with expert knowledge and incisive questions. Learn more about topic leaders.
We choose stellar line-ups. Since 1969.
For more than four decades, we have nurtured a community of speakers from five continents featuring the world’s most influential figures from business, politics and society. Josef Ackermann, Christine Lagarde, Kumi Naidoo, George Papandreou or Jean-Claude Trichet are just a few of the names that have joined us in the past. Our speakers are chosen with close consideration of the annual topic and their potential role in the St. Gallen Symposium as a whole. Their contributions imbue the symposium with context and meaningful content. They intellectually lead the debates in St. Gallen.
We create intimate settings for intense debates.
No other comparable event allows for such an intimate setting as we create in St. Gallen. Speakers, Topic Leaders, Leaders of Tomorrow and Today get to talk to each other on equal footing, informally and in a focussed, productive environment like none other.