Events - 13.04.2022 - 00:00 

51st St.Gallen Symposium on the topic of «Collaborative Advantage»

The global effort to stop the COVID-19 pandemic and the international response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine demonstrate the importance of international cooperation across national borders. At the 51st St.Gallen Symposium on “Collaborative Advantage” from 5-6 May 2022, decision-makers of today and tomorrow will gather to find solutions to society’s most pressing issues – making it one of the most international events in St.Gallen.

13 April 2022. The St.Gallen Symposium brings together 700 participants, 120 speakers, and 250 young talents from different geographic regions and areas of society to create a unique atmosphere for dialogue unlike any other. Beat Ulrich, CEO of the St.Gallen Symposium, is particularly «looking forward to hearing from, among others, 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and CEO of Rappler Maria Ressa, Ugandan environmental activist Vanessa Nakate, CEO of Shell Ben van Beurden, and global blogger and CEO of Nas Academy Nuseir Yassin».

Global political and economic cooperation required

«When a lot is happening at the expense of the next generation, it is very important to find better and currently more peaceful ways with leaders from politics and business,» says Vivian Bernet, Head of the Organizing Committee. Under the topic «Collaborative Advantage», the St.Gallen Symposium brings together decision-makers of today and tomorrow. They want to develop solutions and projects on how we can jointly secure global peace, freedom, sustainability and prosperity.

Global Political and Economic Cooperation Required

This year’s programme has roughly 60 unique sessions that address society’s most pressing challenges and current affairs. Former President of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Munich Security Conference Vice-Chairman and CEO Benedikt Franke, and Member of the Ukrainian Parliament Lisa Yasko will discuss the role of NATO.

The St.Gallen Symposium: A legacy of dialogue with global streams and external locations

Taking advantage of new technology, the 51st St.Gallen Symposium is more accessible to regional and worldwide audiences than ever before! The Symposium is incredibly excited about its first collaborative broadcasts from the Swiss Embassies in Beijing, Johannesburg, and Mexico. «We are happy to have the Symposium physically on campus and be able to use our new digital channels and international locations simultaneously – in the spirit of next-generation conferencing», says Dr Frauke Kops, Head of Operations and Communication.

The public symposium begins with a guided tour on Tuesday evening, followed by a public concert in the Tonhalle St.Gallen on Wednesday evening and public sessions on the University campus. Live streams on the symposium website and podcasts enable digital follow-up. At the public forum EcoOst St.Gallen Symposium on May 18, 2022 in the Lokremise, the findings from the Symposium will be explained and discussed regionally in cooperation with the chamber of industry and commerce.

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