Events - 17.04.2016 - 00:00
18 April 2016. On Wednesday, 11 May 2016, the 46th St. Gallen Symposium will be opened on the campus of the HSG. Discussions will focus on the issue of growth: “Growth – the good, the bad, and the ugly”. Why do so many developed countries find it so difficult to return to growth? Are there certain limits to economic growth? Do we still need growth in this form at all or is it time for a reform of the system? During the English-language Symposium of 11 to 13 May, the International Students’ Committee (ISC) will bring together approx. 600 decision-makers from trade and industry, politics and academia and 200 students and young entrepreneurs from more than 50 nations.
Speakers at the 46th St. Gallen Symposium
Guests will include personalities such as Nils Smedegaard Andersen, Group Chief Executive Officer of A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S, Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman of the Board of the Nestlé Group, Chan Chun Sing, Member of the Prime Minister’s Office pf Singapore, Baron David de Rothschild, Executive Chairman of the Rothschild & Co Group, Christoph Franz, Chairman of F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd., Aditya Gosh, President of IndiGo, Larry Harvey, Co-Founder and Chief Philosophic Officer of the Burning Man Festival, Prof. Tim Jackson, Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey, Mari Kiviniemi, Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD, Fabrice Leggeri, Executive Director of Frontex, Prof. Wolfgang Reitzle, Chairman of Continental AG, and Tidjane Thiam, Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse Group AG. The programme will consist of discussions, workshops and lectures. Thus Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard will speak about the role and responsibility of governments in connection with economic growth.
“Growth – the good, the bad, and the ugly”
The demand for growth is a fundamental component of today’s economic system. Since in the last few years, many developed countries have not managed to return to the path of growth any longer and even the promising future hopes for growth like China have been struggling with flagging economic growth, the questions arises whether there are limits to such growth and whether the model is in need of fundamental reforms. Also with a view to climate change, the refugee crisis, the gulf between rich and poor, as well as the question of the growth drivers of the future, the 46th St. Gallen Symposium will examine the issue of growth from various angles – the good, the bad, and the ugly.
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