Great moments of the past.

Since it's inception in 1969, the St. Gallen Symposium has grown to become the world's premier opportunity for debate between generations with a clear focus on management, politics and civil society. 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. Look back and relive highlights from past symposia.

St. Gallen Symposium at a glance.

Highlights from the 48th St. Gallen Symposium

Highlights on Youtube.

The smart third industrial revolution and the future of work

Jeremy Rifkin at the 48th St. Gallen Symposium

The life of a Cyborg

Neil Harbisson at the 47th St. Gallen Symposium

What are alternatives to economic growth?

St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award 2016

Singapore 50 years after independence

Tharman Shanmugaratnam at the 45th St. Gallen Symposium

An investigative interview

Aubrey de Grey at the 44th St. Gallen Symposium

Network versus hierarchies

Niall Ferguson at the 44th St. Gallen Symposium

An investigative interview

Christine Lagarde at the 43rd St. Gallen Symposium

A Selection of Former Speakers.

A Selection of Former Speakers at the St. Gallen Symposium

Did you know?

The first symposium in 1969 was held on the topic of «Tendencies in Management in Europe». In recent years, the topics have become more global:

  • The dilemma of disruption
  • Growth – the good, the bad, and the ugly
  • Proudly Small
  • The Clash of Generations
  • Rewarding Courage
  • Facing Risk
  • Just Power
  • Entrepreneurs – Agents of Change