Events - 20.04.2012 - 00:00 

St. Gallen Symposium for everyone

On 3 and 4 May, the 42nd St. Gallen Symposium will offer three public lectures in the Library of the University of St.Gallen. Selected discussions and speeches will be transmitted live to the Audimax.


27 April 2012. 27 April 2012. On 3 and 4 May, the 42nd St. Gallen Symposium will unite students and decision-makers from trade and industry and from politics on the campus of the University of St.Gallen. Management professor Stuart L. Hart, Douglas J. Flint (HSBC), Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach (Goldman Sachs) and Dominic Barton (McKinsey), as well as the Czech economist Tomáš Sedlácek will give public lectures in the Library.

Sustainable innovation management

Sustainable innovation management will be the topic of the lecture given by Prof. Stuart L. Hart (Samuel C. Johnson Chair in Sustainable Global Enterprise and Professor of Management, Cornell University). His lecture will take place on Thursday, 3 May 2012, from 1.30-3.00 p.m. in the HSG Library. In his lecture on Thursday, 3 May 2012 from 3.45-5.15 p.m., Douglas J. Flint (Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc.) will provide an insight into “Finance: self-serving or socially valuable – is it too late to make the case?” He will be joined in the discussion by Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach (Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs International) and Tomáš Sedlácek (Chief Macroeconomic Strategist, Ceskoslovenska obchodni banka, a.s.).

On Friday, 4 May 2012 from 10.45 a.m. to 12.15 p.m., Dominic Barton (Global Managing Director, McKinsey&Company) will talk about his everyday business, thus continuing in the spirit of his public lectures of earlier years. He will report about experiences that he has had in discussions with decision-makers from the economy and politics in the course of many years.

Live transmissions to the Audimax
Selected plenary sessions of the 42nd. St. Gallen Symposium will be transmitted live to the Audimax, among them discussions with speakers such as Dr. Josef Ackermann (Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Bank AG), Ivan Glasenberg, (CEO, Glencore International AG), H.E. George A. Papandreou (former Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic), Peer Steinbrück (former Finance Minister of the Federal Republic of Gemany), Paul Taylor (Chairman and CEO, Fitch Group) and Jean-Claude Trichet (former President of the European Central Bank).

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