stars Switzerland 2017
Crises in Abundance - Leadership in Turbulent Times
23 -­ 26 September 2017 
Hotel Chlosterhof, Stein am Rhein

Objectives:

  • Enhance a better understanding of the economic, scientific, political, cultural and social challenges which will impact business and society over the next 5-10 years

  • Broaden the horizon through interdisciplinary and intercultural dialogue to understand major global trends of geopolitical and strategic relevance like A World in Turmoil and Transition, Global Leadership or Digital Disruption

  • Contribute to the personal development by providing an opportunity to share experiences with peers and to learn from top experts from around the world to drive responsible and sustainable actions

Saturday, 23 September 2017

12.00

Conference Check-In open 

Chlosterhof
13.00

Early Bird Programme:

Stein am Rhein City Tour

Meeting Point: Lobby Chlosterhof
15.00

Welcome Coffee

Buergerasyl
16.00

Welcome Address

Toni SCHOENENBERGER, Executive Chairman stars Foundation, Stein am Rhein, Switzerland

16.15

2030 - Challenges and Choices

 

Susan M. GASSER, Professor of Molecular Biology, University of Basel, Director, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, Switzerland

 

HU Shuli, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Caixin Media, Beijing, China

 

LIM Siong Guan, Advisor to the GIC Group Executive Committee, GIC, Singapore

Panel Discussion

18.00

Cocktails 

St. George's Abbey

Dinner 

Chlosterhof

Dinner Speech: Open Society at Risk

Urs SCHOETTLI, Consultant on Asian Affairs, former East-Asia Correspondent of Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Tokyo/Zurich

Night Cap

Butterfly Bar Chlosterhof

Sunday, 24 September 2017

8.30

A World in Turmoil and Transition - Impact on Business and Society

Buergerasyl

The Chinese Perspective

HU Shuli, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Caixin Media, Beijing, China

The US Perspective

Brian HANSON, Vice President, Studies, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago, United States

The African Perspective

Opoku PREMPEH (tbc), Minister of Education, Accra, Ghana

The Business Perspective

Joerg WUTTKEPresident, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (2014-2017), Chief Representative BASF China, Beijing

Panel Discussion

 
10.30

Coffee Break  

11.00

Smiling Gecko - Changing the World

Hannes SCHMID, Founder Smiling Gecko, Cambodia

12.00

Lunch

Chlosterhof
13.30

Soft Power as Political and Business Acumen

Michael SCHINDHELM (tbc), Author, Film Director, Lugano, Switzerland; London, UK

Buergerasyl

Panel Discussion

Michael SCHINDHELM (tbc), Author, Film Director, Lugano, Switzerland; London, UK

N.N.

N.N.

Buergerasyl
15.15

Expert Dialogues  

Open Society at Risk (in-depth discussion)

Urs SCHOETTLI, Consultant on Asian Affairs, former East-Asia Correspondent of Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Tokyo/Zurich

A World in Turmoil and Transition:
The Chinese Perspective (in-depth discussion)

HU Shuli, Founder and Editor-in-Chief Caixin Media, Beijing, China

Joerg WUTTKE, President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (2014-2017), Chief Representative BASF China, Beijing

A World in Turmoil and Transition:
The US Perspective (in-depth discussion)

Brian HANSON, Vice President, Studies, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago, United States

A World in Turmoil and Transition:
The African Perspective (in-depth discussion)

Opoku PREMPEH (tbc), Minister of Education, Accra, Ghana

Smiling Gecko - Changing the World (in-depth discussion)

Hannes SCHMID, Founder Smiling Gecko, Cambodia

Soft Power as Political and Business Acumen (in-depth discussion)

Michael SCHINDHELM (tbc), Author, Film Director, Lugano, Switzerland; London, UK

16.30

Time at your Disposal 

17.30

Walk together to Castle of Hohenklingen 

(optional: Shuttle Bus at 18.00)

Meeting Point: Lobby Chlosterhof
18.30

Cocktails and Welcome Speech

Sönke BANDIXEN, Mayor City of Stein am Rhein, Switzerland

Castle of Hohenklingen

Dinner

Night Cap

Butterfly Bar Chlosterhof

Monday, 25 September 2017

08.30

Expect the Unexpected - The Next Digital Revolution

Buergerasyl

The Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data: How AI and Big Data will Fundamentally Change the Way we Work and the Impacts on Society

Joachim BUHMANN, Professor for Computer Science, Vice-Rector for Study Programmes, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

The Case of Uber

Rasoul JALALI, General Manager DACH, Uber, Zurich, Switzerland

Humans and Robotics

Christian SCHLOEGEL, Chief Technology Officer, KUKA AG, Augsburg, Germany

Blockchain: a Digital Revolution?

Veronica LANGE, Head of Innovation, Group Chief Technology Office, UBS AG, Zurich, Switzerland

10.00

Coffee Break  

10.30

Electrification, Automation, Digitalization: Driving Digital Transformation through Innovation

Horst KAYSER, Chief Strategy Officer, Corporate Development Strategy, Siemens AG, Munich, Germany

Cyber Security

Martin BOSSHARDT, CEO Open Systems AG, Zurich, Switzerland

Panel Discussion

12.00

Lunch

Chlosterhof
13.30

Global Leadership

Horst KAYSER, Chief Strategy Officer, Corporate Development Strategy, Siemens AG, Munich, Germany

Buergerasyl
15.00

Leadership Dialogues

 

Felix EHRAT, Group General Counsel and Member of the Executive Committee Novartis, Basel, Switzerland

 

Horst KAYSER, Chief Strategy Officer, Corporate Development Strategy, Siemens AG, Munich, Germany

 

LIM Siong Guan, Group President GIC, Singapore   

 

Marcel STALDER, CEO EY Switzerland, Zurich, Switzerland, stars alumnus

 

N.N.

16.30

Time at your Disposal 



17.30

Boat Trip and Cocktails 

Meeting Point: Lobby Chlosterhof
19.00

Dinner

Chlosterhof

Dinner Speech

Ernst LANDOLT, Minister for Economic Affairs, Canton of Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Night Cap

Butterfly Bar Chlosterhof

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

08.30

Personalized Medicine – Impact on Society and Business Opportunities

Rudolf AEBERSOLD, Head of Department of Biology, Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Buergerasyl
10.00

Coffee Break

10.30

Is there any Hope in Today's World? A Humanitarian Perspective

Yves DACCORD, CEO, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Geneva, Switzerland

11.45

Concluding Remarks

Toni SCHOENENBERGER, Executive Chairman stars Foundation, Stein am Rhein, Switzerland

12.00

Lunch

Chlosterhof

Moderation:

  • Mark DITTLI, Editor in Chief Finanz und Wirtschaft, Zurich, Switzerland

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