42nd Symposium

42nd St. Gallen Symposium

From 3–4 May 2012, the St. Gallen Symposium explored the topic of risk against the backdrop of a series of European bailouts and an increasing culture of risk-aversion.
For a complete archive of videos, visit Youtube.

Some of the highlights in 2012 included appearances from Kumi Naidoo, George A. Papandreou, Peer Steinbrück and Jean-Claude Trichet.

Facing Risk

The 42nd St. Gallen Symposium took place under the topic «Facing Risk». With its unequivocal connection to the world of business, this topic addresses the basic human condition of living in a world dominated by risk. The topic’s wording called for an awareness of the fact that risks are involved in any action taken and in any decision made and that these risks should neither be denied nor avoided.

Against this backdrop, «Facing Risk» aimed to convey a positive attitude towards risk and risk-taking, thus setting forth the potential that arises when risks are recognised as a prevailing reality.

Videos, Pictures & Downloads

Below, you can find a selection of plenary sessions and impressions, as well as downloads from the 42nd St. Gallen Symposium. For a full archive of videos, visit YouTube.




Nils Smedegaard Andersen, Xavier Bettel, Dambisa Moyo, Tidjane Thiam and many more joined us in May 2016.

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