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?

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Speaker 52. St. Gallen Symposium

André Hoffmann

Vice-Chairman, F. Hoffmann-La Roche

Ayọ Tometi

Co-Founder of #BlackLivesMatter / Human Rights & Social Justice Advocate

Bineta Diop

Founder, Femmes Africa Solidarité; Member of the Board, The Hunger Project

Dame Inga Beale

Chair, Mediclinic

Dominic Barton

Conference Co-Chair, St. Gallen Symposium

Eckart von Hirschausen

Physican, Science Journalist & Founder, „Gesunde Erde – Gesunde Menschen“

Erik Fyrwald

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Syngenta Group

Esther Wojcicki

Vice Chair of Creative Commons, Author, and Journalist

Fabienne Kinzelmann-Opel

Editor/International Correspondent, Handelszeitung

Johannes Teyssen

Chairman of the Board of Directors, ALPIQ

Julia Binder

Professor of Sustainable Innovation and Business Transformation, IMD Business School

Keith Enright

Chief Privacy Officer, Google

Lord Brian Griffiths of Fforestfach

Conference Co-Chair, St. Gallen Symposium

Mai's Vault

Social Media Influencer & Entrepreneur

Mamphela Ramphele

Co-President, Club of Rome

Martin Reeves

Chairman, BCG Henderson Institute

Patrick Awuah

Founder and President, Ashesi University

Peter Maurer

Former President, International Committee of the Red Cross

Peter Voser

Chairman of the Board of Directors, ABB

Pranjal Sharma

Economic Analyst, Advisor, and Author

Prof. Bernhard Ehrenzeller

President, University of St.Gallen

Thomas Buberl

Chief Executive Officer, AXA

Thomas Jordan

Chairman of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank

Past Speaker

A Test Speaker

Dummy

Ali Aslan

International TV Presenter and Journalist

Alyssa Goessler

Research Intern, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Andreas Brandstetter

President, Insurance Europe

Andreas Herrmann

Co-Director, Institute for Mobility, University of St. Gallen

Andreas Neus

Managing Director, Nuremberg Institute for Market Decisions

Beat Ulrich

Chief Executive Officer, St. Gallen Symposium

Ben van Beurden

CEO, Shell plc.

Benedikt Franke

Vice-Chairman and CEO, Munich Security Conference

Bogolo Kenewendo

African Economist, fmr. Minister of Trade and Industry, Botswana

Bruno Wilhelm

Member of the International Students’ Committee

Bryan Tan

Global Essay Competition Winner

Carmen Jenny

Co-Founder and CEO, CLOTHESfriends AG

Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook

Non-Resident Fellow, Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi)

Christian Mühlebach

Responsible for Hub Coordination, ISC Alumni

Christina Kyriasoglou

Journalist, manager magazin

Christoph Frei

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of St.Gallen

Christoph Keese

Managing Partner and CEO, Axel Springer hy

Christoph Loos

CEO, Hilti AG

Christophe Deloire

Secretary-General and Executive Director, Reporters Without Borders

Christopher Jarvis

Executive Director, The RW Institute

Claudia Plakolm

State Secretary for Youth, Austria

Cosima von Wackerbarth

Member of the International Students’ Committee

Curdin Duschletta

Head Community Impact Switzerland & Foundations, UBS

Daniel Kessler

Managing Director and Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group

David Gugelmann

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Exeon Analytics

Dominic Barton

Conference Co-Chair, St. Gallen Symposium

Dorothea von Boxberg

CEO, Lufthansa Cargo AG

Dylan Feuerstein

Member of the International Students’ Committee

Elgar Fleisch

Director, Institute for Technology Management, University of St.Gallen

Eric Li

Founder and Managing Partner, Chengwei Capital

Fabio Heini

Member of the International Students’ Committee

Felipe Rigoni

Federal Deputy, Brazilian Chamber of Deputies

Florian Brokamp

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Thinksurance

Franklin Chang Díaz

Fmr. NASA Astronaut; Founder and CEO, Ad Astra Rocket

Friedrich Merz

Chairman, Christian Democratic Union (CDU)

Gerry Hofstetter

Light Artist & Film Producer, Hofstetter Marketing

Gina Loften

Former CTO Microsoft US & Member of the Board of Decode

Grace Fu

Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, Singapore

Gunnar Hauptmann

Head of Programme, St. Gallen Symposium

Heike Bruch

Professor of Leadership, University of St.Gallen

Hui Zhang

Ignazio Cassis

President of the Swiss Confederation

Javiera Estrada

St. Gallen Symposium Artist

Jean-Christophe Deslarzes

Chair of the Board, Adecco Group

Jeremy Thompson

Executive Vice President Europe, Huawei Technologies

Joanna Krawczyk

Chairwoman, Leading European Newspaper Alliance

Jochen Andritzky

Co-Initiator, Zukunft-Fabrik.2050; Senior Economist, IMF

Johannes Reponen

Director of Post-Graduate Programmes, Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design

José Manuel Barroso

Board Chair, Gavi Vaccine Alliance

Josef Aschbacher

Director General, European Space Agency (ESA)

Joshua Thompson

Member of the International Students’ Committee

Julian Teicke

Founder and CEO, wefox

Kai Diekmann

Founder, Storymachine

Karl Gernandt

Executive Chairman, Kühne Holding AG

Karoline Edtstadler

Federal Minister for the EU and the Constitution of Austria

Katalin Cseh

Member of European Parliament, Vice-Chair Renew Europe Group

Kerstin Knapp

Executive Vice President People & Culture, Vestas Wind Systems

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

4th President of the Republic of Croatia

Lara-Luisa Buntz

Member of the International Students’ Committee

Leo Legler

Member of the International Students’ Committee

Li Xin

Managing Director, Caixin and Vice President, Caixin Media

Lisa Yasko

Member of Parliament, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Lisa-Marie Fassl

Co-Founder and CEO, Female Founders

Lord Brian Griffiths of Fforestfach

Conference Co-Chair, St. Gallen Symposium

Luca Kamber

Member of the International Students’ Committee

Lucas Mortier

Head of the International Students' Committee

Luz María de la Mora

Undersecretary of Foreign Trade, United Mexican States

Luzius Meisser

Chairman, Bitcoin Suisse

Makram Azar

Founder and CEO, Full Circle Capital

Małgorzata Bonikowska

President, Centre for International Relations

Mamphela Ramphele

Co-President, Club of Rome

Marcela Escobari

Assistant Administrator Latin America and the Caribbean, USAID

Maria Ressa

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2021; CEO, Rappler

Markus Gabriel

Professor of Philosophy, University of Bonn

Martina Bonnier

Editor-In-Chief, Vogue Scandinavia

Martina Fuchs

Business Correspondent, Xinhua News Agency Company

Mathias Müller von Blumencron

Journalist, Member of the Board, Tagesanzeiger and Advisory Board Member M100 Sanssouci Colloquium

Nat Ware

Founder & CEO, Forte Global

Niklas Zeller

Head of the International Students' Committee

Nina dos Santos

Europe Editor, CNN International

Nuseir Yassin

Founder and CEO, Nas Daily and Nas Academy

Patrick Zhong

Founding Managing Partner, M31 Capital

Paul Radu

Investigative Journalist and Co-Founder, OCCRP

Peter Voser

Chairman of the Board of Directors, ABB Ltd.

Petra von Strombeck

CEO, New Work SE

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Former Deputy President of South Africa, Founder of the Umlambo Foundation

Pranjal Sharma

Economic Analyst, Advisor and Author, India

Prof. Amanda Shantz

MBA Director and Professor of Management, University of St.Gallen

Prof. Bernadette Dilger

Professor for Business Education and Educational Management, University of St.Gallen

Prof. Bernhard Ehrenzeller

President, University of St.Gallen

Prof. Guido Cozzi

Professor of Macroeconomics, University of St.Gallen

Prof. Judith Walls

Chair, Sustainability Management, University of St.Gallen

Prof. Judith Walls

Chair, Sustainability Management, University of St.Gallen

Prof. Julia Binder

Professor of Sustainable Innovation and Business Transformation, IMD Business School

Prof. Maja Göpel

Political economist & transformation researcher

Prof. Mariana Valente

Asst. Professor for Law and Economics, University of St.Gallen

Prof. Naomi Häfner

Assistant Professor for Technology Management, University of St. Gallen

Prof. Nikolaus Lang

Managing Director and Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group

Prof. Oliver Gassmann

Director, Institute of Technology Management, University of St.Gallen

Prof. Pater Karl Wallner

National Director, Pontifical Mission Societies

Prof. Rolf Wüstenhagen

Chair, Management of Renewable Energies, University of St.Gallen

Prof. Simon Evenett

Professor of International Trade and Economic Development, University of St. Gallen

Prof. Tomas Casas i Klett

Director, China Competence Center, University of St.Gallen

Rachele Focardi

Author and Founder, [email protected]

Raoul Roßmann

Managing Director, Dirk Rossmann GmbH

Raynald Aeschlimann

President and CEO, Omega S.A.

Rebecca Robins

Global Chief Learning and Culture Officer, Interbrand

Ritesh Agarwal

Founder and CEO, OYO Rooms

Riz Khan

International Journalist, uni-T

Shashi Tharoor

Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha

Shuo Chen

General Partner, IOVC

Simona Scarpaleggia

Board Member, EDGE Certification

Sophia Gampp

Member of the International Students’ Committee

Sophie Lara Neuber

Global Essay Competition Winner

Sophie Lara Neuber

Global Essay Competition Winner

Stephan Lendi

Speaker and Moderator, Newbury Media & Communications GmbH

Susan Goldsworthy

Affiliate Professor of Leadership, Communications and Organizational Change, IMD Business School

Tatjana Rupp

Member of the International Students’ Committee

Thomas Betschart

Member of the International Students’ Committee

Tycho Onnasch

General Manager, Trust Machines

Vanessa Nakate

Climate Justice Activist

Veit Dengler

Visiting Fellow, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford

Véronique Stephan

Vivian Bernet

Head of the International Students' Committee

Yasmine M'Barek

Editorial Journalist, ZEIT ONLINE