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St. Gallen Symposium for everyone

The 44th St. Gallen Symposium invites the general public to attend discussions in the HSG Library on 8 and 9 May 2014. Speakers will be looking into the intergenerational conflict in East Africa and Europe. Selected discussions and lectures will be broadcast online.


28 April 2014. On 8 and 9 May 2014, the 44th St. Gallen Symposium will bring together students and decision-makers from trade and industry, society and academia on the campus of the University of St.Gallen. The St. Gallen Symposium cordially invites the general public to attend the English-language lectures by the following speakers in the HSG Library, Dufourstrasse 50, Building 09:

Background Session: Focus East Africa

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 1.30 to 3.00 p.m.

- Betlehem Tilahun Alemu, Founder & Managing Director, soleRebels Footwear

- Carey Eaton, Co-Founder, One Africa Media

- Linus Gitahi, Group Chief Executive Officer, Nation Media Group

- Richard Sezibera, Secretary General, East African Community

- Pranjal Sharma, Consulting Editor, Businessworld

Background Session: Focus Europe
Thursday, 8 May 2014, 3.30 to 5.00 p.m.

- Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach, Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs International

- Mario Greco, Group Chief Executive Officer, Assicurazioni Generali

- Frank Schirrmacher, Co-Publisher, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

St. Gallen Symposium live on the web
In addition, the plenary sessions of the 44th St. Gallen Symposium will be broadcast live on the net through Livestream. This can be viewed at

These sessions include discussions with speakers such as Paul Achleitner, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank AG, Riyad Al-Malki, Foreign Minister of the Palestinian National Authority, Didier Burkhalter, President of the Swiss Confederation, Prof. Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor at Harvard University, Mario Greco, Group Chief Executive Officer of Assicurazioni Generali, Raghuram Rajan, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, and Robert Zoellick, former President of the World Bank.

The public programme and further information about the coverage of the plenary sessions can be found at

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