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


Blog: Negative Effects Caused by Seemingly Positive Change

Elena, a member of our organising committee, reflects on an article she read recently and points out why long-term objectives are important not only for businesses, but also for positive change in our society. Read more.

Global Essay Competition 2019 is closed

We are looking forward to welcoming the best of you at the next St. Gallen Symposium in May 2019. The next Global Essay Competition will start in autumn 2019 - stay tuned!


Upcoming Speakers

Prof. Linda Hill

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

Prof. Niall Ferguson (UK)

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

Ignazio Cassis (CH)

Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland

Ernst Göhner Stiftung

Albin Pedrotti Stiftung

Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj


Nadine Annwander

Beat Moser

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.