Upcoming Topic "Capital for Purpose": 8–10 May 2019


Capital for Purpose

The next St. Gallen Symposium in May 2019 will debate the topic “Capital for Purpose”, addressing the urgency of working with present and future decision makers in developing action plans to overcome short-term thinking.

Global Essay Competition - Apply now!

All grad and postgrad students: Join us for the next St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award. Challenge yourselves in a compelling essay competition aiming at an exclusive selection of only the best of you to participate in the upcoming St. Gallen Symposium.


Upcoming Speakers

Mark Tercek (US)

President and Chief Executive Officer of The Nature Conservancy

Bogolo Kenewendo (BW)

Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Republic of Botswana

Ignazio Cassis (CH)

Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Promotion Package

We invite all universities to encourage their graduate and postgraduate students to for an expenses-covered participation in the St. Gallen Symposium. Find information material, flyer and email templates which can be used to inform graduate and postgraduate students from all fields of study and from all around the world. 

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Each year, we choose a different business-relevant topic and ask the youth about the future trends within that scope. The goal of the research is to shine a spotlight on the opinions of the brilliant young minds in our community of Leaders of Tomorrow. The results give insights as to which issues are currently burning and what should keep global leaders awake at night.


Every year we publish the Magazine after the St. Gallen Symposium spreading the word about insights and key findings.


Answers to general questions, the essay competition or your travel to Switzerland

Karoline Rast (DE)

Severin Schmugge (CH)

Lia Hollenstein (CH)

Elisabeth Burkhardt (CH/SE)

Yannick Miller (CH)

Annique Drechsle (DE)