Co-Create: Shaping a New Generational Contract
(with Zukunft-Fabrik.2050)
Five Interactive Workshop Sessions

  • Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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A Sustainable Transformation: Co-Create a New Generational Contract (with Zukunft-Fabrik.2050)
Speaker
Prof. Judith Walls, Professor of Sustainability Management, University of St.Gallen
Sophie Lara Neuber, Student, University of Cambridge (LoT)

The responsibility of generations currently alive to leave young and future generations a healthy environment is an essential component of the generational contract. Yet, in light of existential risks posed by climate change and other environmental crises, this is also where intergenerational conflicts seem the most pronounced. In this workshop – in partnership with Zukunft-Fabrik.2050 – participants will develop visions for the sustainability dimension of a New Generational Contract for the year 2050. How can generations take care of each other and safeguard a healthy environment together?

Education and Learning: Co-Create a New Generational Contract (with Zukunft-Fabrik.2050)
Speaker
Prof. Bernadette Dilger, Professor for Business Education and Educational Management, University of St.Gallen
Ankita Bhatkhande, Associate Communications Strategist ASAR, University of Mumbai (LoT)

Education and learning empower the next generation to choose their path in life, be active citizens, and embrace the opportunities of the digital revolution. In light of rapid technological change and the need for more sustainable economic models, rethinking how and what we teach and learn is a key component of a New Generational Contract. In this workshop – in partnership with Zukunft-Fabrik.2050 – participants will develop visions for the education dimension of a New Generational Contract for the year 2050. How might we rethink education for the benefit of all generations?

Equitable Opportunities: Co-Create a New Generational Contract (with Zukunft-Fabrik.2050)
Speaker
Jochen Andritzky, Director, Zukunft-Fabrik.2050
Simon Mühlbauer, Student of European Affairs, SciencesPo Paris (LoT)

Rather than enjoying upward social mobility, young people now often face worse economic prospects than their parents, particularly in terms of income, savings and housing. To ensure intergenerational fairness, finding ways to create equitable access to economic opportunities and life chances is therefore key. In this workshop – in partnership with Zukunft-Fabrik.2050 – participants will develop visions for the economic dimension of a New Generational Contract for the year 2050. How can we foster equitable economic opportunities across generations?

Health and Well-Being: Co-Create a New Generational Contract (with Zukunft-Fabrik.2050)
Speaker
Prof. Alexander Geissler, Academic Director, School of Medicine, University of St.Gallen
Marco Travaglio, PhD Candidate, Toxicology, University of Cambridge (LoT)

The pandemic is only the most recent and prominent example demonstrating that health care has important intergenerational dimensions. Similar to pension systems, many health care systems run on intergenerational transfers of resources so that everyone is protected in case of illness – no matter one's age. In this workshop – in partnership with Zukunft-Fabrik.2050 – participants will develop visions for the health dimension of a New Generational Contract for the year 2050. How should generations define their mutual responsibilities to ensure future health and well-being?

Humane Technology: Co-Create a New Generational Contract (with Zukunft-Fabrik.2050)
Speaker
Prof. Damian Borth, Professor for AI and ML, University of St.Gallen
Daniel Dippold, Founder & MD, EWOR, Co-Founder, NEWNOW Group

Emerging technologies – particularly various applications of AI – will significantly transform how we live in the year 2050. Yet, it’s up to us to shape how and for what purpose we aim to use technologies and what it means to be human for future generations. In this workshop – in partnership with Zukunft-Fabrik.2050 – participants will develop visions for the technology and innovation dimension of a New Generational Contract for the year 2050. How might we leverage innovation to address intergenerational tensions and shape a humane and responsible use of emerging technologies?

10 Break-Out Sessions

  • Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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A Demographic Revolution: Young India Takes Charge (with All India Management Association)
Speaker
Ritesh Agarwal, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, OYO Rooms
Pranjal Sharma (Topic Leader), Economic Analyst, Advisor and Author, India

India is undergoing its economic, technological and demographic transition simultaneously. An old country is becoming youthful and adventurous with the passage of time. Young Indians like OYO founder Ritesh Agarwal are quietly taking charge of Indian ethos by becoming icons of audacious aspirations and tangible proofs of its potential, spawning startups that are becoming most valuable and famous than many legacy companies. How can young revolutionaries find ways to carry the older generation of investors, regulators, workers and consumers with them and what can other economies and founders learn from India’s momentous transition?

Collaborative Advantage Across Generations: Reflecting on the SGS Experience (ISC Alumni)
Speaker
Former Members of the International Students' Comittee
Christoph Loos (Topic Leader), Chief ­Executive ­Offi­cer, Hilti AG
Vivian Bernet (Topic Leader), Head of the Organising Committe, International Students' Comittee
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For over 50 years teams of student have volunteered to organise the St. Gallen Symposium. They have written countless invitations, met thousands of partners, and welcomed some of the most important personalities of their time on stage. Together with former members of the ISC we will reflect on the St. Gallen Symposium experience of cross-generational dialogue and collaboration, the lessons they have learned for their lives and on how the symposium has evolved. This session is organised together with ISC Alumni.

Collective Genius? Cultivating Creativity in the Arts and Beyond
Speaker
Susan Goldsworthy, Affiliate Professor of Leadership, Communications and Organizational Change, IMD Business School
Gerry Hofstetter, Light Artist & Film Producer Hofstetter Marketing
Javiera Estrada, Artist
Tatjana Rupp (Topic Leader), Member of the International Students' Committee

As the need for innovation is growing, the routinisation of well-structured creative processes within organizations is key for concurrent value creation. Prof. Susan Goldsworthy of IMD, this year's St. Gallen Symposium artist Javiera Estrada and Light Artist Gerry Hofstetter will discuss the role of collaboration in the creative process. Together, and in conversation with the audience, they’ll explore the way collaboration can drive creativity in various organisational contexts, and, on the other hand, the role of introversion and lone contemplation in creating something new.

Connecting Business with Purpose: The Potential of Skills-Based Volunteering
Speaker
Curdin Duschletta, Head Community Impact Switzerland & Foundations, UBS
Christopher Jarvis, Executive Director, RWInstitute
Prof. Amanda Shantz (Topic Leader), MBA Director and Professor of Management, University of St.Gallen

Many employee volunteering and giving programs are presented as an employee perk, similar to casual Fridays or a team-building event. But treating workplace giving and volunteering this way fails to fully capitalise on the great potential of such programs: to foster employee personal growth, and address key societal challenges. The panel will particularly explore the potential of skills-based volunteering, its benefits, and the unique challenges that arise when moving from merely transactional volunteering to something far more transformative.

Financing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs
Speaker
Patrick Zhong, Founding Managing Partner, M31 Capital
Makram Azar, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Full Circle Capital
Prof. Julia Binder (Topic Leader), Professor of Sustainable Innovation and Business Transformation, IMD Business School

The investment landscape over the next twenty years will be radically different from previous generations. While there appears to be greater access to capital, there also appears to be much more volatility and debt with no clear dominant financing mechanism. Entrepreneurs, VC, Private Equity, and banks will have to find new ways to work together to create growth and stimulate innovation. How can investors and entrepreneurs better collaborate and find mutually beneficial agreements that balance risk and return?

Hacking the Fashion & Luxury Watchmaking Industry towards more Sustainability (with Condé Nast College)
Speaker
Martina Bonnier, Editor-In-Chief, Vogue Scandinavia
Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO, Omega S.A
Carmen Jenny, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, CLOTHESfriends AG
Johannes Reponen (Topic Leader), Director of Post-Graduate Programmes; Academic Affairs; Research & Knowledge Exchange, Condé Nast College

The fashion industry accounts for 10% of humanity’s annual carbon emissions – more than all international flights and maritime shipping combined. For long, the fashion and luxury watchmaking industry drove, together with the fashion media industry, unsustainable dynamics in the sector: generating more and more demand through an artificial cycle of new collections and seasonal trends. Businesses’ marketing, media as well as influencers thereby create a constant longing and demand for their products. How can designers, fashion houses and publishers exit this vicious cycle and, collaboratively, drive the transition towards more sustainable and ethical fashion and luxury watchmaking?

M100 Sanssouci [email protected] Gallen: Media’s New Power: More Impact Through Collaborative Journalism
Speaker
Mathias Müller von Blumencron, Journalist, Member of the Board, Tagesanzeiger and Advisory Board Member M100 Sanssouci Colloquium
Joanna Krawczyk, Chairwoman, Leading European Newspaper Alliance
Paul Radu, Investigative Journalist, Co-Founder OCCRP
Astrid Frohloff (Topic Leader), TV Presenter and Journalist, Advisory Board Member M100 Sanssouci Colloquium

Media diversity, freedom of the press and freedom of expression in Europe are currently under threat. Journalists and independent media companies are increasingly joining forces across borders to respond to such challenges as well as to be able to continue to offer independent quality journalism in the future. This session will identify learnings from new media partnerships such as the Leading European Newspaper Alliance (LENA) and the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) to identify how media can most effectively work together.

Democratizing Access to the next Generation of Technology and Innovation: Communities and Radical Transformation
Speaker
Gina Loften, Member of the Board of Trustees, TIAA
Luzius Meisser, Chairman, Bitcoin Suisse
Tycho Onnasch, General Manager, Trust Machines
Shuo Chen (Topic Leader), General Partner, IOVC

Technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship are key drivers of the modern economy and social mobility. Given their importance, we should strive to improve accessibility to tech, education and entrepreneurship across all backgrounds. Creating open and inclusive communities, especially with tech is important to accomplishing this goal, but it is easier said that done. Simultaneously, a third iteration of the internet – Web3 – has the potential to radically transform the internet of things and reduce barriers to access. How can these forces be effectively harnessed and directed for the benefit of all people and move the world forward?

Varieties of Tech Capitalism: Europe's Approach to Innovation and Regulation in a Global Context
Speaker
Julian Teicke, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, wefox
Lisa-Marie Fassl, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Female Founders
Christoph Keese (Topic Leader), Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, hy

Over the past decades, the tech sector, especially the internet of things, has become a central component of modern economies. Trying to catch up with the exponential pace of technological development, the US, China, and Europe are crafting rules of the game on digital markets. What are the emerging characteristic differences between regulatory regimes of digital markets, in the US, Europe and beyond, and how do they balance innovation and regulation? In light of strategic competition over tech dominance between the US and China, what are the opportunities and challenges for Europe in particular?

Changed for Good? Engaging with the New World of Work
Speaker
Petra von Strombeck, Chief Executive Officer, New Work SE
Jean-Christophe Deslarzes, Chair of the Board, Adecco Group
Nat Ware, Founder & CEO Forte
Prof. Heike Bruch (Topic Leader), Director, Institute for Leadership and Human Resources Management, University of St. Gallen
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The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world of work forever. The fast and widespread adoption of remote work and an ever-increasing concern of employees with purpose and meaning on their job have intensified the war for talents. Reaching out to and concurrently engaging employees is key for businesses across sectors and regions. What learnings can be drawn from the pandemic as regards our approach to work? Has the world of work changed for the better? And what role does leadership culture and a new approach to hiring play going forward?

11 Break-Out Sessions

  • Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Connected Business: Creating Value in an Age of Ecosystems
Speaker
Nikolaus Lang, Managing Director and Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group
Prof. Oliver Gassmann (Topic Leader), Director, Institute of Technology Management at the University of St.Gallen

The networked economy has become the main paradigm in today’s business world. Driven by emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and the Economy of Things, products and services are created, produced, and distributed on networks, platforms, and ecosystems along the customer journey. This offers unprecedented opportunities for business to create value, but also poses distinct challenges of how to balance independence and interdependence – including in the mobility sectors which finds itself in the midst of this transformation.

Data-Driven Policies to Fight Inequalities (with Lemann Foundation)
Speaker
Bogolo Kenewendo, African Economist, fmr. Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Botswana
Felipe Rigoni, Federal Deputy, Brazilian Chamber of Deputies
Mariana Valente (Topic Leader), Assistant Professor for Law and Economics, University of St. Gallen

Data-driven policy-making is about evidence-based policy-making, facilitating citizen participation, and creating efficiency in allocating resources – therefore being essential to policies targeting inequality. However, governments encounter technical and legal difficulties in their digital transformation. How can data effectively strengthen the work of governments in public policies for development and inequality reduction?

Die Kirche und die nächste Generation
Speaker
Prof. Pater Karl Wallner, National Director, Pontifical Mission Societies
Joshua Thompson (Topic Leader), Member of the International Students' Committee

(SESSION IN GERMAN) This session will shed light on the current topics moving the Catholic church in Europe and its relationship to the younger generations. In recent years the church has been unable to meaningfully address some of its key challenges: sexual abuse, declining numbers of believers, and vanishing influence on society and politics. Together with a member of the ISC, Pater Wallner, Head of Missio Austria, will discuss ways through which the Catholic church can engage with these concerns, and how a more collaborative approach can reconnect the church with the next generation.

Follow the Money: How Can Investments Have Real Impact?
Speaker
Leslie Maasdorp, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, New Development Bank
Renat Heuberger, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, South Pole
Prof. Klaus Wellershoff (Topic Leader), Chief Executive Officer, President of the Board of Directors of Wellershoff & Partners Ltd.

Deploying private capital according to non-financial guidelines offers tremendous opportunities to improve sustainability and enhance the impact of investments. However, much debate remains on what is the most effective way to allocate this capital, and how do we adequately balance these desired with the realities of the market. Does ESG and investing in equities really encourage companies to be more sustainable? What are the roles of organizations in this effort? Should Large Institutions like J.P. Morgan and Blackrock use equities, while smaller investors are able to make a larger difference through direct financing? Where is the line between impact investing and charity?

Global Elites: Creating or Extracting Value for the Next Generation?
Speaker
Prof. Guido Cozzi, Professor of Macroeconomics, University of St.Gallen
Prof. Tomas Casas i Klett, Director, China Competence Center, University of St.Gallen
Bruno Wilhelm (Topic Leader), Member of the International Students' Committee

The Elite Quality Index (EQx), developed at the University of St.Gallen, is political economy index that measures the ability of the elite business models in a country to create value, rather than to extract value. The St. Gallen Symposium and EQx have teamed up to develop a NextGen Value Creation Barometer, which measures the extent to which countries’ economic and business models create value for the next generation across key areas such as health, innovation & technology, and equitable opportunities. The panel will discuss the main results and identify key learnings for intergenerational fairness.

Harnessing Age Diversity: How to Unlock the Power of Cross-Generational Teams?
Speaker
Rebecca Robins, Global Chief Learning and Culture Officer, Interbrand
Rachele Focardi, Author and Founder, [email protected]
Lucas Mortier, Head of the International Students' Committee
Daniel Kessler (Topic Leader), Managing Director and Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group

Today’s workforce is the most age-diverse ever. Proactive efforts to build and sustain effective cross-generational teams can help unlock the unique benefits of this age-diverse workforce, which include more holistic decision-making, greater creativity and higher employee satisfaction, and, ultimately, increased productivity and organisational performance. This session will reflect on the findings of our recent joint BCG x SGS White Paper on Leveraging the Power of Cross-Generational Teams, and will see frontrunners in the field share their experiences.

Nachhaltigkeit im Einzelhandel: ein weiterer Schritt in Richtung der Netto-Null Ziele?
Speaker
Raoul Rossmann, Managing Director, Dirk Rossmann GmbH
Johanna Gollnhofer, Associate Professor of Marketing, University of St.Gallen
Martina Fuchs, Business Correspondent, Xinhua

Der Einzelhandel ist für die gesellschaftliche Transformation hin zu echter Nachhaltigkeit und Klimaneutralität zentral. Der Kaufentscheid vieler Kunden ist heutzutage, auch schon bei alltäglichen Einkäufen, abhängig von der Nachhaltigkeit der Herstellung, Verpackung und Recyclefähigkeit von Produkten. Welche Ansätze können die nachhaltige Transformation des Einzelhandels beschleunigen?Wie viel Nachhaltigkeit ist dabei tatsächlich von den Konsumenten gewünscht und wie kann Greenwashing von echter Veränderung unterschieden werden?

Space Exploration: Driver of Collaboration or Competition?
Speaker
Josef Aschbacher, Director General, European Space Agency (ESA)
Franklin Chang Díaz, Former NASA Astronaut and Founder and CEO of Ad Astra Rocket Company
Alyssa Goessler, Research Intern, Aerospace Security Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Topic Leader Tbc.
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While the space race was a key arena for competition between the US and the Soviet Union during the Cold War, space exploration has since offered outstanding examples of international collaboration – most notably the International Space Station. However, the future of the ISS is highly uncertain, private companies are increasingly competing for profits in space, and the pollution of the Earth’s Orbit poses severe challenges. Will the next generation of space exploration be marked again by competition?

Unlocking the Collaborative Potential of the European Fintech-Ecosystem
Speaker
Lisa-Marie Fassl, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Female Founders
David Gugelmann, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Exeon Analytics
Florian Brokamp, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Thinksurance
Shuo Chen (Topic Leader), General Partner, IOVC

Fintech has rapidly become one of the most critical and complex aspects of the financial services industry, including in Europe. The European fintech ecosystem comprises fintech companies, financial institutions and regulators. From a fintech perspective, what needs to happen to leverage and add value to create a collaborative advantage within this ecosystem? And what role does the European fintech industry want to play globally?

Winning the Next Generation? The Future of Media Business Models
Speaker
Kai Diekmann, Journalist & Author
Arrey Bate, Internet Entrepreneur, Journalist, and Author
Veit Dengler (Topic Leader), Visiting Fellow, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford

The pandemic and the war in Ukraine have underlined the importance of independent reporting based on verified facts. At the same time, digitalisation poses disruptive challenges to the media industry. Young people in particular tend to inform themselves via social media without paying for it. Publishers and media houses are pushed to reinvent their business models, and increasingly join forces across organisations to use synergies or reduce costs. How can high-quality, independent journalism continue to succeed - financially and in light of its societal mandate?

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Agenda

From 5-6 May 2022, the 51st St. Gallen Symposium explores new, more impactful models of collective action to address interconnected challenges of global security, climate action, and intergenerational fairness. In formats ranging from plenary debates, insight sessions, workshops and roundtables, 200 Leaders of Tomorrow will engage with 100 Aspiring and 600 Senior Leaders in inclusive and global cross-generational dialogue.

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Public Session
Break-Out Session
Roundtable Session (by invitation only)
AGENDA 5 MAY
AGENDA 5 MAY
Opening Ceremony
9:00 am - 9:30 am
9:00 am
9:30 am
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Opening Ceremony of the 51st St. Gallen Symposium.

The Price of Interdependence: Towards Economic Regionalisation?
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Karl Gernandt, Bogolo Kenewendo & Li Xin (Topic Leader)
Time
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Speaker
Karl Gernandt, Executive Chairman, Kühne Holding AG
Bogolo Kenewendo, African Economist, fmr. Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Botswana
Li Xin (Topic Leader), Managing Director, Caixin and Vice President, Caixin Media
Plenary Session

The Covid-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion in Ukraine have demonstrated the vulnerabilities of a densely connected global economy. This opening panel of the 51st St. Gallen Symposium will explore ways in which this current moment is reconfiguring the nature and form of global economic collaboration. How will national economies and businesses strike a balance between independence and interdependence going forward? How can global value chains emerge more resilient from current disruptions?

When Investors Join Forces: the New Drivers of Political and Sustainable Change?
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Grace Fu, Andreas Brandstetter and Nina dos Santos (Topic Leader)
Time
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Speaker
Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, Singapore
Andreas Brandstetter, President, Insurance Europe
Nina dos Santos (Topic Leader), Europe Editor, CNN International
Plenary Session

The financial sector has an increasingly key role to play in the transition towards a greener, more sustainable economy. Both large private and public investors - including asset managers and pension funds - as well as insurers - as underwriters and investors - increasingly vow to leave or divest from polluting industries. Are such promises followed up by action? How can investors as shareholders drive change in corporate behaviour and what are the limits to their power?

10 Break-Out Sessions (click for more information)
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
10 various session, click for more
Time
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Various Speakers
Speaker
Break-Out Session

1) AIMA Session on India
2) Connected Business: Creating Value in an Age of Ecosystems
3) Die Kirche und die nächste Generation
4) Follow the Money: How Can Investments Have Real Impact?
5) Global Elites: Creating or Extracting Value for the Next Generation?
6) Harnessing Age Diversity: How to Unlock the Power of Cross-Generational Teams?
7) Space Exploration: Driver of Collaboration or Competition?
8) Unlocking the Collaborative Potential of the European Fintech-Ecosystem
9) Winning the Next Generation? The Future of Media Business Models
10) German Session, information follows

DACH Hidden Champions Roundtable: Collaborative Advantage? Lehren aus der globalen Lieferkettenkrise
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
(by invitation only)
Time
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Speaker
Roundtable Session (by invitation only)

Dieser closed-door Roundtable wird im Sinne unseres Jahresthemas «Collaborative Advantage» Hidden Champions der DACH-Region vernetzen. Zusammen mit ca. 12 weiteren C-Level Executives von Hidden Champions Unternehmen stehen der Gesprächsrunde aktuelle Herausforderungen für globale Liefer- und Wertschöpfungsketten im Fokus. Dabei sollen Ideen und Erfahrungen im kleinen und geschlossenem Rahmen ausgetauscht werden, wie insbesondere Hidden Champions durch effiziente und gleichsam resiliente Wertschöpfungsketten ihre globale Positionierung nachhaltig stärken können.

Mobility Roundtable
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
(by invitation only)
Time
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Speaker
Roundtable Session (by invitation only)

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Leaders of Tomorrow Talks
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
(by invitation only)
Time
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
Speaker
Roundtable Session (by invitation only)

Re-examining Neutrality: Austrian and Swiss Foreign Policy in Times of War
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ignazio Cassis, Karoline Edtstadler and Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook (Topic Leader)
Time
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker
Ignazio Cassis, President of the Swiss Confederation, Federal Council of Switzerland, Switzerland
Karoline Edtstadler, Federal Minister for the EU and the Constitution of Austria
Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook (Topic Leader), Non-Resident Fellow, Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi)
Plenary Session

For both Switzerland and Austria, neutrality in military and political conflicts has for long been a defining feature of their foreign policy– albeit in country-specific forms. The Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February has seen both countries adopting forceful sanctions against Russia as part of a coordinated European response to the invasion. What role can neutrality play in the countries’ foreign policies as interstate war has returned to the European continent? What are the immediate and long-term repercussions of current developments for the countries’ roles in Europe and the world?

Global Public Goods: An Idea to Revive Cooperation?
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Time
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Speaker
José Manuel Barroso, Board Chair, Gavi Vaccine Alliance
Prof. Maja Göpel, Political Economist & Transformation Researcher
Hervé Berville, Member of the National Assembly of France
Marcela Escobari, Assistant Administrator for Latin America & the Caribbean at USAID
Nina dos Santos (Topic Leader), Europe Editor, CNN International
Break-Out Session
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The 1990s were characterised by widespread optimism that the end of the Cold War would usher in a new era of global cooperation. This optimism has faded in the recent decade – most recently in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Nevertheless, our most pressing challenges such as a clean environment, global health and pandemic preparedness, and food security all extend beyond borders and elude solutions by one organisation, country or generation alone. How can we revive the quest for global cooperation on global public goods, whose provision is in the interest of all of humanity?

The Supply Chain Crisis: How Can Business Emerge More Resilient?
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Time
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Speaker
Dorothea von Boxberg, Chief Executive Officer, Lufthansa Cargo AG
Peter Voser, Chairman of the Board of Directors, ABB Ltd
Prof. Simon Evenett (Topic Leader), Director, SIAW, University of St. Gallen
Break-Out Session

During the past two years, the Covid-19 pandemic, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the blockage of major shipping routes have massively disrupted global supply chains. Such developments have slowed down the pace of the post-pandemic economic recovery around the world and have demonstrated the vulnerabilities businesses and consumers encounter in a densely connected global economy. This session will explore the magnitude of these changes for the world economy, how major players are dealing with them, and how supply chains can become more resilient going forward.

Mind the Gap: Protecting Against Climate Risks and Losses
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Time
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Speaker
Vanessa Nakate, Climate Justice Activist
Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Andrea Stürmer, Chief Executive Officer, Zurich Insurance Austria
Prof. Judith Walls (Topic Leader), Co-Director, Institute for Economy and the Environment, University of St.Gallen
Break-Out Session
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Intensified by a warming climate, events like hurricanes, wildfires and floods have become increasingly frequent. Ambitious actions to limit global warming will be key to limit the scale and magnitude of this challenge. Nonetheless, it’s important to think about how we can protect individuals and organisations from the risks and losses induced by climate change – already now and in the years going forward. How should governments and businesses – particularly in the insurance sector – collaborate to protect against climate risks and losses?

Max Schmidheiny Session: Democracy, Free Media and the Challenge of New Authoritarianism
3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
Time
3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
Speaker
Maria Ressa, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2021, CEO Rappler
Christophe Deloire, Secretary-General and Executive Director, Reporters Without Borders
Veit Dengler (Topic Leader), Visiting Fellow, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford
Break-Out Session

Throughout the past decade, many of the world’s democracies have seen the rise of leaders whose politics are a mix of populism, nationalism, and authoritarianism. Whether in the US, Hungary, or the Philippines, a free and independent press is often one of their primary targets. For the public 2022 Max Schmidheiny Session, Maria Ressa, CEO of Philippine news platform Rappler and 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Christophe Deloire, Secretary-General of RSF will speak on the current challenges for independent journalists in the wake of authoritarian tendencies in the democracies.

St. Gallen Symposium Global Essay Competition (GEC) - Award Ceremony
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Nuseir Yassin and Riz Khan
Time
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Speaker
Nuseir Yassin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Nas Academy
Riz Khan, International Journalist, Television Host, and Author
Plenary Session
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Global Essay Competition Award Ceremony of the 51st St. Gallen Symposium.

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Roundtable Session (by invitation only)
Public Session
AGENDA 6 MAY
AGENDA 6 MAY
Europe and China: Competition and Interdependence (Hub Session at the Swiss Embassy in Beijing)
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Time
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Speaker
Prof. Markus Gabriel, Chair in Epistemology, Modern, and Contemporary Philosophy, University of Bonn
Katalin Cseh, Member of European Parliament, Vice-Chair Renew Europe Group
Prof. Feng Zhongping, Director, Institute of European Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Eric Li, Vice Chair, China Forum - Center for International Security and Strategy (Tsinghua University) // Founder and managing partner, Chengwei Capital
Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook (Topic Leader), Non-Resident Fellow, Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi)
Plenary Session
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Often overshadowed by China-US relations, engagement of Europe with China is increasingly characterised by strategic competition, but, equally, by deep-running economic interdependence. To what extent can economic ties continue to act as a driver of restraint and collaboration in European-Chinese relations? Or, on the contrary, are we entering an age where differences in geopolitical and ideological outlook – also in light of the war in Ukraine - increasingly dominate mutual engagement?

Fleeing From War: Will Europe Stand Together This Time?
8:30 am - 9:15 am
Marcela Escobari and Małgorzata Bonikowska (Topic Leader)
Time
8:30 am - 9:15 am
Speaker
Marcela Escobari, Assistant Administrator for Latin America & the Caribbean, USAID
Małgorzata Bonikowska (Topic Leader), President, Centre for International Relations
Plenary Session
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Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, more than 4 million refugees have fled Ukraine, with an additional 6.5 million internally displaced. Different from previous refugee crises, the war in Ukraine has led to a faster response and more coordinated adjustment within countries and the EU. To what extent have European countries improved their mechanisms to share responsibility in the protection of refugees? And will the current wave of solidarity and collaboration between governments and civil society be sustainable?

A New Generational Contract: Visions for Business, Politics and Society
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Friedrich Merz, Mamphela Ramphele, Claudia Plakolm and Prof. Christoph Frei (Topic Leader)
Time
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Speaker
Friedrich Merz, Chairman, Christian Democratic Union (CDU)
Mamphela Ramphele, Co-President, Club of Rome
Claudia Plakolm, State Secretary for Youth, Austria
Prof. Christoph Frei (Topic Leader), Associate Professor of Political Science, University of St.Gallen
Plenary Session

The generational contract captures the principle that different generations depend on each other to provide mutual support across different stages of their lives – implicitly defining “what generations owe each other”. In light of demographic change, unprecedented debt levels, and environmental challenges, the generational contract and underlying ideas of intergenerational fairness have been severely challenged. How can decision-makers moderate the dialogue between the generations and promote intergenerational fairness in areas such as sustainability, health, education, and fiscal policy?

Voices of the Leaders of Tomorrow: Explore the Ties that Divide and Connect Generations (with NIM)
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Time
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Break-Out Session

In collaboration with the Nuremberg Institute for Market Decisions (NIM), this session will present key findings from this year's Voices of the Leaders of Tomorrow Report. The Report builds on a survey of leaders of today and tomorrow on key cross-generational issues and possible ways to foster greater intergenerational fairness. Be inspired and debate how generations can work together more effectively.

St. Gallen Talks: Engage With Someone Who Thinks Differently (with ZEIT ONLINE)
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Time
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Speaker
Yasmine M'Barek, Editorial Journalist, ZEIT ONLINE
Stephan Lendi (Topic Leader), Speaker and Moderator
Break-Out Session

In collaboration with ZEIT ONLINE, this session will utilise the award-winning concept of "Deutschland Spricht / Europe Talks" and ask all participants five controversial, intergenerational questions. An algorithm will then match participants with different points of view to talk about differences and commonalities. At a time of increasing polarisation, participants will engage in an open and engaging conversation with someone who thinks differently – in the magnificent environment of the new SQUARE building. Join us and support a culture of open and civil discussion!

Co-Create: Shaping a New Generational Contract (with Zukunft-Fabrik.2050) Five Interactive Workshop Sessions
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Time
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Speaker
Break-Out Session

Collaborative Advantage: Universities and the Future of Work and Learning
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
(by invitation only)
Time
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Speaker
Hermann Simon
Roundtable Session (by invitation only)

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Leaders of Tomorrow Talks
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
(by invitation only)
Time
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Speaker
Speaker
Roundtable Session (by invitation only)

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JournaLearn
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
(by invitation only)
Time
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Speaker
Speaker
Roundtable Session (by invitation only)

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A Lesson in Interdependence: How the War in Ukraine Put Global Food Security at Risk
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Time
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Former Deputy President of South Africa, Founder of Umlambo Foundation
Petra Laux, Global Head Business Sustainability Crop Protection, Syngenta
Brian Bosire, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, HydroIQ
Plenary Session

Ukraine and Russia account for 29% of global wheat exports and 62% of sunflower oil. As a result, Russia's invasion of Ukraine has led to a sharp increase in global commodity and food prices. Lower-income countries in particular have to pay more for basic food imports – raising the risks of widespread food insecurity. How is the war in Ukraine impacting food security and how should governments and businesses react to disruptions in the global food system?

Back to Life? NATO’s Role in the New World Disorder
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Time
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, 4th President of the Republic of Croatia
Yelyzaveta Yasko, Member of Parliament, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
Benedikt Franke, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Munich Security Conference
Ali Aslan (Topic Leader), International TV Presenter and Journalist
Plenary Session
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Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, NATO appears to have gained renewed relevance and purpose. Indeed, NATO’s collective defence assurances may have deterred aggression elsewhere. It’s time to re-examine NATO’s role within an ever more interconnected and multi-polar world: Does a multilateral institution grounded in liberal values have a responsibility to promote stability and/or defend its values beyond its member countries? And what are the limits to NATO’s ambitions to guarantee peace and stability in a world no longer defined by American unipolarity?

Energy (In-)Security: Game Changer for Europe's Energy Transition, but in What Direction?
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Time
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker
Ben van Beurden, Chief Executive Officer, Shell plc
Franklin Chang Díaz, Former NASA Astronaut and Founder and CEO of Ad Astra Rocket Company
Kerstin Knapp, Executive Vice President, People & Culture, Vestas Wind Systems
Prof. Rolf Wüstenhagen (Topic Leader), Co-Director, Institute for Economy and the Environment, University of St.Gallen
Plenary Session

In light of the war in Ukraine, the question of energy (in)security has moved on top of the political and economic agenda in Europe and beyond. The Russian invasion has laid bare Europe's energy dependency in multiple ways. Above all, it raises the question how the transition towards renewable energy sources can be accelerated and what role conventional energy sources should play in the short- and medium-term. Is there a realistic pathway through which renewable energy sources could fully power Europe in the near future? What should, alternatively, be the role of oil, gas, coal or nuclear in Europe’s energy mix, and for how long?

10 Break-Out Sessions (click for more details)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Time
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Speaker
Break-Out Session

1) Collaborative Advantage Across Generations: Reflecting on the SGS Experience (ISC Alumni)
2) Collective Genius? Cultivating Creativity in the Arts and Beyond
3) Condé Nast College @ the St. Gallen Symposium: Hacking the Collection Cycle towards more Sustainability
4)Connecting Business with Purpose: The Potential of Skills-Based Volunteering
5) Data-Driven Policies to Fight Inequalities (with Lemann Foundation)
6) Financing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs
7) Innovation Ecosystems at the Interface of Science, Business and Technology (with DECODE)
8) M100 Sanssouci [email protected] Gallen:Media’s New Power: More Impact Through Collaborative Journalism
9) Varieties of Tech Capitalism: Europe's Approach to Innovation and Regulation in a Global Context
10) Web3: Will the blockchain help us build a new, more decentralised Internet?
11) Working together to boost employment after COVID

Closing Ceremony of the 51st St. Gallen Symposium
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Time
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Speaker
Plenary Session

Closing Ceremony of the 51st St. Gallen Symposium.

May 5

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Break-Out Session
Roundtable Session (by invitation only)
AGENDA 5 MAY
AGENDA 5 MAY
Opening Ceremony
9:00 am - 9:30 am
9:00 am
9:30 am
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Opening Ceremony of the 51st St. Gallen Symposium.

The Price of Interdependence: Towards Economic Regionalisation?
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Karl Gernandt, Bogolo Kenewendo & Li Xin (Topic Leader)
Time
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Speaker
Karl Gernandt, Executive Chairman, Kühne Holding AG
Bogolo Kenewendo, African Economist, fmr. Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Botswana
Li Xin (Topic Leader), Managing Director, Caixin and Vice President, Caixin Media
Plenary Session

The Covid-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion in Ukraine have demonstrated the vulnerabilities of a densely connected global economy. This opening panel of the 51st St. Gallen Symposium will explore ways in which this current moment is reconfiguring the nature and form of global economic collaboration. How will national economies and businesses strike a balance between independence and interdependence going forward? How can global value chains emerge more resilient from current disruptions?

When Investors Join Forces: the New Drivers of Political and Sustainable Change?
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Grace Fu, Andreas Brandstetter and Nina dos Santos (Topic Leader)
Time
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Speaker
Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, Singapore
Andreas Brandstetter, President, Insurance Europe
Nina dos Santos (Topic Leader), Europe Editor, CNN International
Plenary Session

The financial sector has an increasingly key role to play in the transition towards a greener, more sustainable economy. Both large private and public investors - including asset managers and pension funds - as well as insurers - as underwriters and investors - increasingly vow to leave or divest from polluting industries. Are such promises followed up by action? How can investors as shareholders drive change in corporate behaviour and what are the limits to their power?

10 Break-Out Sessions (click for more information)
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
10 various session, click for more
Time
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Various Speakers
Speaker
Break-Out Session

1) AIMA Session on India
2) Connected Business: Creating Value in an Age of Ecosystems
3) Die Kirche und die nächste Generation
4) Follow the Money: How Can Investments Have Real Impact?
5) Global Elites: Creating or Extracting Value for the Next Generation?
6) Harnessing Age Diversity: How to Unlock the Power of Cross-Generational Teams?
7) Space Exploration: Driver of Collaboration or Competition?
8) Unlocking the Collaborative Potential of the European Fintech-Ecosystem
9) Winning the Next Generation? The Future of Media Business Models
10) German Session, information follows

DACH Hidden Champions Roundtable: Collaborative Advantage? Lehren aus der globalen Lieferkettenkrise
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
(by invitation only)
Time
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Speaker
Roundtable Session (by invitation only)

Dieser closed-door Roundtable wird im Sinne unseres Jahresthemas «Collaborative Advantage» Hidden Champions der DACH-Region vernetzen. Zusammen mit ca. 12 weiteren C-Level Executives von Hidden Champions Unternehmen stehen der Gesprächsrunde aktuelle Herausforderungen für globale Liefer- und Wertschöpfungsketten im Fokus. Dabei sollen Ideen und Erfahrungen im kleinen und geschlossenem Rahmen ausgetauscht werden, wie insbesondere Hidden Champions durch effiziente und gleichsam resiliente Wertschöpfungsketten ihre globale Positionierung nachhaltig stärken können.

Mobility Roundtable
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
(by invitation only)
Time
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Speaker
Roundtable Session (by invitation only)

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Leaders of Tomorrow Talks
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
(by invitation only)
Time
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
Speaker
Roundtable Session (by invitation only)

Re-examining Neutrality: Austrian and Swiss Foreign Policy in Times of War
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ignazio Cassis, Karoline Edtstadler and Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook (Topic Leader)
Time
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker
Ignazio Cassis, President of the Swiss Confederation, Federal Council of Switzerland, Switzerland
Karoline Edtstadler, Federal Minister for the EU and the Constitution of Austria
Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook (Topic Leader), Non-Resident Fellow, Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi)
Plenary Session

For both Switzerland and Austria, neutrality in military and political conflicts has for long been a defining feature of their foreign policy– albeit in country-specific forms. The Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February has seen both countries adopting forceful sanctions against Russia as part of a coordinated European response to the invasion. What role can neutrality play in the countries’ foreign policies as interstate war has returned to the European continent? What are the immediate and long-term repercussions of current developments for the countries’ roles in Europe and the world?

Global Public Goods: An Idea to Revive Cooperation?
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Time
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Speaker
José Manuel Barroso, Board Chair, Gavi Vaccine Alliance
Prof. Maja Göpel, Political Economist & Transformation Researcher
Hervé Berville, Member of the National Assembly of France
Marcela Escobari, Assistant Administrator for Latin America & the Caribbean at USAID
Nina dos Santos (Topic Leader), Europe Editor, CNN International
Break-Out Session
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The 1990s were characterised by widespread optimism that the end of the Cold War would usher in a new era of global cooperation. This optimism has faded in the recent decade – most recently in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Nevertheless, our most pressing challenges such as a clean environment, global health and pandemic preparedness, and food security all extend beyond borders and elude solutions by one organisation, country or generation alone. How can we revive the quest for global cooperation on global public goods, whose provision is in the interest of all of humanity?

The Supply Chain Crisis: How Can Business Emerge More Resilient?
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Time
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Speaker
Dorothea von Boxberg, Chief Executive Officer, Lufthansa Cargo AG
Peter Voser, Chairman of the Board of Directors, ABB Ltd
Prof. Simon Evenett (Topic Leader), Director, SIAW, University of St. Gallen
Break-Out Session

During the past two years, the Covid-19 pandemic, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the blockage of major shipping routes have massively disrupted global supply chains. Such developments have slowed down the pace of the post-pandemic economic recovery around the world and have demonstrated the vulnerabilities businesses and consumers encounter in a densely connected global economy. This session will explore the magnitude of these changes for the world economy, how major players are dealing with them, and how supply chains can become more resilient going forward.

Mind the Gap: Protecting Against Climate Risks and Losses
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Time
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Speaker
Vanessa Nakate, Climate Justice Activist
Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Andrea Stürmer, Chief Executive Officer, Zurich Insurance Austria
Prof. Judith Walls (Topic Leader), Co-Director, Institute for Economy and the Environment, University of St.Gallen
Break-Out Session
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Intensified by a warming climate, events like hurricanes, wildfires and floods have become increasingly frequent. Ambitious actions to limit global warming will be key to limit the scale and magnitude of this challenge. Nonetheless, it’s important to think about how we can protect individuals and organisations from the risks and losses induced by climate change – already now and in the years going forward. How should governments and businesses – particularly in the insurance sector – collaborate to protect against climate risks and losses?

Max Schmidheiny Session: Democracy, Free Media and the Challenge of New Authoritarianism
3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
Time
3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
Speaker
Maria Ressa, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2021, CEO Rappler
Christophe Deloire, Secretary-General and Executive Director, Reporters Without Borders
Veit Dengler (Topic Leader), Visiting Fellow, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford
Break-Out Session

Throughout the past decade, many of the world’s democracies have seen the rise of leaders whose politics are a mix of populism, nationalism, and authoritarianism. Whether in the US, Hungary, or the Philippines, a free and independent press is often one of their primary targets. For the public 2022 Max Schmidheiny Session, Maria Ressa, CEO of Philippine news platform Rappler and 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Christophe Deloire, Secretary-General of RSF will speak on the current challenges for independent journalists in the wake of authoritarian tendencies in the democracies.

St. Gallen Symposium Global Essay Competition (GEC) - Award Ceremony
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Nuseir Yassin and Riz Khan
Time
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Speaker
Nuseir Yassin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Nas Academy
Riz Khan, International Journalist, Television Host, and Author
Plenary Session
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Global Essay Competition Award Ceremony of the 51st St. Gallen Symposium.

May 6

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Roundtable Session (by invitation only)
Public Session
AGENDA 6 MAY
AGENDA 6 MAY
Europe and China: Competition and Interdependence (Hub Session at the Swiss Embassy in Beijing)
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Time
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Speaker
Prof. Markus Gabriel, Chair in Epistemology, Modern, and Contemporary Philosophy, University of Bonn
Katalin Cseh, Member of European Parliament, Vice-Chair Renew Europe Group
Prof. Feng Zhongping, Director, Institute of European Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Eric Li, Vice Chair, China Forum - Center for International Security and Strategy (Tsinghua University) // Founder and managing partner, Chengwei Capital
Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook (Topic Leader), Non-Resident Fellow, Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi)
Plenary Session
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Often overshadowed by China-US relations, engagement of Europe with China is increasingly characterised by strategic competition, but, equally, by deep-running economic interdependence. To what extent can economic ties continue to act as a driver of restraint and collaboration in European-Chinese relations? Or, on the contrary, are we entering an age where differences in geopolitical and ideological outlook – also in light of the war in Ukraine - increasingly dominate mutual engagement?

Fleeing From War: Will Europe Stand Together This Time?
8:30 am - 9:15 am
Marcela Escobari and Małgorzata Bonikowska (Topic Leader)
Time
8:30 am - 9:15 am
Speaker
Marcela Escobari, Assistant Administrator for Latin America & the Caribbean, USAID
Małgorzata Bonikowska (Topic Leader), President, Centre for International Relations
Plenary Session
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Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, more than 4 million refugees have fled Ukraine, with an additional 6.5 million internally displaced. Different from previous refugee crises, the war in Ukraine has led to a faster response and more coordinated adjustment within countries and the EU. To what extent have European countries improved their mechanisms to share responsibility in the protection of refugees? And will the current wave of solidarity and collaboration between governments and civil society be sustainable?

A New Generational Contract: Visions for Business, Politics and Society
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Friedrich Merz, Mamphela Ramphele, Claudia Plakolm and Prof. Christoph Frei (Topic Leader)
Time
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Speaker
Friedrich Merz, Chairman, Christian Democratic Union (CDU)
Mamphela Ramphele, Co-President, Club of Rome
Claudia Plakolm, State Secretary for Youth, Austria
Prof. Christoph Frei (Topic Leader), Associate Professor of Political Science, University of St.Gallen
Plenary Session

The generational contract captures the principle that different generations depend on each other to provide mutual support across different stages of their lives – implicitly defining “what generations owe each other”. In light of demographic change, unprecedented debt levels, and environmental challenges, the generational contract and underlying ideas of intergenerational fairness have been severely challenged. How can decision-makers moderate the dialogue between the generations and promote intergenerational fairness in areas such as sustainability, health, education, and fiscal policy?

Voices of the Leaders of Tomorrow: Explore the Ties that Divide and Connect Generations (with NIM)
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Time
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Break-Out Session

In collaboration with the Nuremberg Institute for Market Decisions (NIM), this session will present key findings from this year's Voices of the Leaders of Tomorrow Report. The Report builds on a survey of leaders of today and tomorrow on key cross-generational issues and possible ways to foster greater intergenerational fairness. Be inspired and debate how generations can work together more effectively.

St. Gallen Talks: Engage With Someone Who Thinks Differently (with ZEIT ONLINE)
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Time
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Speaker
Yasmine M'Barek, Editorial Journalist, ZEIT ONLINE
Stephan Lendi (Topic Leader), Speaker and Moderator
Break-Out Session

In collaboration with ZEIT ONLINE, this session will utilise the award-winning concept of "Deutschland Spricht / Europe Talks" and ask all participants five controversial, intergenerational questions. An algorithm will then match participants with different points of view to talk about differences and commonalities. At a time of increasing polarisation, participants will engage in an open and engaging conversation with someone who thinks differently – in the magnificent environment of the new SQUARE building. Join us and support a culture of open and civil discussion!

Co-Create: Shaping a New Generational Contract (with Zukunft-Fabrik.2050) Five Interactive Workshop Sessions
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Time
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Speaker
Break-Out Session

Collaborative Advantage: Universities and the Future of Work and Learning
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
(by invitation only)
Time
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Speaker
Hermann Simon
Roundtable Session (by invitation only)

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Leaders of Tomorrow Talks
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
(by invitation only)
Time
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Speaker
Speaker
Roundtable Session (by invitation only)

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JournaLearn
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
(by invitation only)
Time
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Speaker
Speaker
Roundtable Session (by invitation only)

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A Lesson in Interdependence: How the War in Ukraine Put Global Food Security at Risk
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Time
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Former Deputy President of South Africa, Founder of Umlambo Foundation
Petra Laux, Global Head Business Sustainability Crop Protection, Syngenta
Brian Bosire, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, HydroIQ
Plenary Session

Ukraine and Russia account for 29% of global wheat exports and 62% of sunflower oil. As a result, Russia's invasion of Ukraine has led to a sharp increase in global commodity and food prices. Lower-income countries in particular have to pay more for basic food imports – raising the risks of widespread food insecurity. How is the war in Ukraine impacting food security and how should governments and businesses react to disruptions in the global food system?

Back to Life? NATO’s Role in the New World Disorder
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Time
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, 4th President of the Republic of Croatia
Yelyzaveta Yasko, Member of Parliament, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
Benedikt Franke, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Munich Security Conference
Ali Aslan (Topic Leader), International TV Presenter and Journalist
Plenary Session
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Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, NATO appears to have gained renewed relevance and purpose. Indeed, NATO’s collective defence assurances may have deterred aggression elsewhere. It’s time to re-examine NATO’s role within an ever more interconnected and multi-polar world: Does a multilateral institution grounded in liberal values have a responsibility to promote stability and/or defend its values beyond its member countries? And what are the limits to NATO’s ambitions to guarantee peace and stability in a world no longer defined by American unipolarity?

Energy (In-)Security: Game Changer for Europe's Energy Transition, but in What Direction?
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Time
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker
Ben van Beurden, Chief Executive Officer, Shell plc
Franklin Chang Díaz, Former NASA Astronaut and Founder and CEO of Ad Astra Rocket Company
Kerstin Knapp, Executive Vice President, People & Culture, Vestas Wind Systems
Prof. Rolf Wüstenhagen (Topic Leader), Co-Director, Institute for Economy and the Environment, University of St.Gallen
Plenary Session

In light of the war in Ukraine, the question of energy (in)security has moved on top of the political and economic agenda in Europe and beyond. The Russian invasion has laid bare Europe's energy dependency in multiple ways. Above all, it raises the question how the transition towards renewable energy sources can be accelerated and what role conventional energy sources should play in the short- and medium-term. Is there a realistic pathway through which renewable energy sources could fully power Europe in the near future? What should, alternatively, be the role of oil, gas, coal or nuclear in Europe’s energy mix, and for how long?

10 Break-Out Sessions (click for more details)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Time
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Speaker
Break-Out Session

1) Collaborative Advantage Across Generations: Reflecting on the SGS Experience (ISC Alumni)
2) Collective Genius? Cultivating Creativity in the Arts and Beyond
3) Condé Nast College @ the St. Gallen Symposium: Hacking the Collection Cycle towards more Sustainability
4)Connecting Business with Purpose: The Potential of Skills-Based Volunteering
5) Data-Driven Policies to Fight Inequalities (with Lemann Foundation)
6) Financing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs
7) Innovation Ecosystems at the Interface of Science, Business and Technology (with DECODE)
8) M100 Sanssouci [email protected] Gallen:Media’s New Power: More Impact Through Collaborative Journalism
9) Varieties of Tech Capitalism: Europe's Approach to Innovation and Regulation in a Global Context
10) Web3: Will the blockchain help us build a new, more decentralised Internet?
11) Working together to boost employment after COVID

Closing Ceremony of the 51st St. Gallen Symposium
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Time
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Speaker
Plenary Session

Closing Ceremony of the 51st St. Gallen Symposium.