stars Switzerland symposium 2018
Beyond Boundaries
22 -­ 25 September 2018 
Buergerasyl, 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 3-5 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, 22 September 2018

12.00

Conference Check-In open 

Buergerasyl / Kartause Ittingen
14.00

Early Bird Programme:

Stein am Rhein City Tour

Meeting Point: Rheinfels
15.00

Welcome Coffee

Buergerasyl
16.00

Welcome Address

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

16.15

Impact Investing:
Smiling Gecko – Changing the World

Hannes SCHMID, Founder, Smiling Gecko, Cambodia

Panel Discussion

18.00

Cocktails 

St. George's Abbey

Dinner 

Restaurant Rheinfels

Dinner Speech:
Beyond Conventional Thinking - A Philosopher's View

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

Intermezzo

N.N.

Night Cap

Sunday, 23 September 2018

8.30

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

Buergerasyl

The US Perspective

Ivo DAALDER (tbc), President, Chicago Council on Global  Affairs, Chicago, United States

The Chinese Perspective

WANG Yong, Professor at the School of International Studies, Director of the Center for International Political Economy Research, Peking University, Beijing, China

The Russian Perspective

N.N.

The Latin American Perspective

Gabriela FRIAS (tbc), Business Anchor, CNN en Español, Mexico City, Mexico

The Business Perspective

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

10.00

Coffee Break  

10.30

Panel Discussion

 
12.00

Lunch

Restaurant Rheinfels
13.30

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

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

Buergerasyl
15.30

Expert Dialogues  

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

Ivo DAALDER (tbc), President, Chicago Council on Global  Affairs, Chicago, United States

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

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

WANG Yong, Professor at the School of International Studies, Director of the Center for International Political Economy Research, Peking University, 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 Emerging Market Perspective (in-depth discussion)

Gabriela FRIAS (tbc), Business Anchor, CNN en Español, Mexico City, Mexico

Hiroshi WATANABE, President, Institute for International Monetary Affairs (IIMA), Tokyo, Japan

Senior Expert from Russia

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

Hannes SCHMID, Founder, Smiling Gecko, Cambodia

Is there any Hope in Today's World? A Humanitarian Perspective (in-depth discussion)

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

17.00

Time at your Disposal 

17.30

Walk together to Castle of Hohenklingen 

(optional: Shuttle Bus at 18.00)

Meeting Point: Rheinfels
18.30

Cocktails and Welcome Speech

Sönke BANDIXEN, Mayor City of Stein am Rhein, Switzerland

Castle of Hohenklingen

Dinner

Night Cap

Monday, 24 September 2018

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

Andreas KRAUSE, Professor at the Department of Computer Science, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Blockchain: A Digital Revolution?

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

Panel Discussion

10.00

Coffee Break  

10.30

Humans and Robotics

Till REUTER, CEO, Kuka AG, Augsburg, Germany

The Case of Uber

Andreas HINTERBERGER, Public Policy Country Lead Switzerland, Uber, Zurich, Switzerland

Leadership in a Disruptive Digital Landscape

Amit CHATTERJEE, Chairman, Open Systems, Switzerland; Entrepreneur, Engineering Capital, San Francisco, United States

The Case of Tata

Sauvik BANERJJEE, Vice President- Tata Industries- Digital Initiatives, Advisory to Group Co's and CTO of TataCLiQ, Tata Group, Mumbai, India

Panel Discussion

12.30

Lunch

Restaurant Rheinfels
14.00

Global Leadership

Jan JENISCH, Group CEO, LafargeHolcim, Zurich, Switzerland

Buergerasyl
15.30

Leadership Dialogues

 

Jan JENISCH, Group CEO, LafargeHolcim, Zurich, Switzerland

 

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

 

LIM Siong Guan, Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore; former Group President, GIC, Singapore; former Head of Civil Service, Singapore

Beatrix MORATH, Managing Director – Local Market Leader Switzerland, AlixPartners, Zurich, Switzerland

Markus R. NEUHAUS, Chairman PwC Switzerland, Member of the Board of PwC Europe, Zurich, Switzerland

17.00

Time at your Disposal 



17.30

Boat Trip and Cocktails 

Meeting Point: Rheinfels
19.00

Dinner

Restaurant Rheinfels

Dinner Speech

Christian AMSLER, President of the Cantonal Government of Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Night Cap

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

08.30

Genetic Engineering and its Ethical Consequences

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

Buergerasyl
10.00

Coffee Break

10.30

The End of the Middle East as we know it

Volker PERTHES, Director, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin, Germany

11.45

Concluding Remarks

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

12.00

Lunch

Restaurant Rheinfels

Moderation:

  • Mark DITTLI, Independent Author and Journalist, Zurich, Switzerland

stars reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the programme. The full terms and conditions of stars are available here.

21 April 2018

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Symposium Partners

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Local Partners

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