Nominated to join global initiative

Your chance to become part of a global initiative. 

Each year, the St. Gallen Symposium selects 100 of the most promising young entrepreneurs, academics and professionals around 30 years or younger to challenge, debate and inspire at our global conference. These so-called Leaders of Tomorrow bring in their unique perspective and they challenge the status quo while interacting with top-level executives and leaders in business, science, academics, and politics. Congratulations on your nomination to become part of our global community and to attend our forum held from 2–4 May 2017 in St. Gallen, Switzerland. In case you get selected for the class of 2018, the following highlights await you:

Contribute to a global debate, and much more. 

Being a Leader of Tomorrow of the St. Gallen Symposium means contributing to a globally relevant and nearly 50-year-old student initiative. Hightlight of your membership certainly is an all-expenses-paid participation in our next global forum as mentioned above. You become part of a global community that builds long-lasting friendships and stays connected. Your role is it to attend our forum in May 2018 and to engage with senior corporate leaders, speakers, Topic Leaders, media, and your fellow Leaders of Tomorrow through meaningful and thought-provoking debates on topics that matter. You get access to 1,000 of the world's most influential current and future leaders. Furthermore, we encourage you to contribute to our year-round activities, such as our online debate, to meet our community in your region, and to support us in involving people and organisations. Through our online app and our social media groups, you will be able to connect and build new friendships with members who attended in previous years.  

Confirm your nomination. 

To confirm interest in your nomination, we kindly ask you to fill out the form below, including your confirmation to attend the full 3 days of our symposium. In addition, please submit a brief video (2-3 minutes) or a short statement (around 400 words) sharing your take on our symposium 2018 theme “Beyond the end of work”. Selection of the 100 candidates to join our community and to attend our 2018 symposium will be made in February 2018. In the meantime, keep the dates for the symposium (2–4 May 2018) blocked in your calendar. 

Topic: «Beyond the end of work»

The 48th St. Gallen Symposium will take a look at the future execution of work, assess the impact as well as new possibilities that come with this change and inspire the participants to think beyond.

> read the topic briefing

Leaders of Tomorrow

Find out more about your chance to contribute to the St. Gallen Symposium by becoming a Leader of Tomorrow.


A selection of 2017

Check out a selection of the diverse hand-selected candidates of the #47sgs.

> Top 40 hand-selected candidates 2017