49th St. Gallen Symposium "Capital for Purpose": 8–10 May 2019


49th St. Gallen Symposium - Programme Highlights

Contribute-Debate-Create. From Plenary Sessions addressing a large audience to Interactive Sessions providing an intimate exchange of ideas, the 49th St. Gallen Symposium offers a wide range of discussion formats. Please note that this is not the final programme for the upcoming symposium; it will be updated continuously.

Host a Leader of Tomorrow

Contribute to the 49th St. Gallen Symposium and become a host for one of our outstanding Leaders of Tomorrow. Each year we invite 200 young and brilliant talents to St. Gallen. Now we need your help to host them in your flat and make their participation in May possible. Sign up here now.


Upcoming Speakers

Prof. Linda Hill

Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, Harvard University

Prof. Niall Ferguson

Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford and the Center for European Studies, Harvard

Ignazio Cassis

Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland

Essay Question St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award 2017

Breaking the status quo – what’s YOUR disruptive idea?

Essay Review

Since 2010, we have been publishing a review that captures the very best ideas submitted to our global student essay competition. Our essay review identifies and analyses the most interesting findings of the top 50 to 80 student contributions to the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award.

> Essay Review

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Leader of Tomorrow Report 2017/2018

This report is dedicated to the Patrons of the St. Gallen Symposium’s Leaders of Tomorrow. It presents stories and background information on the manifold initiatives of the St. Gallen Symposium, which have involved and empowered a global community of ambitious and dedicated young talents.

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