stars Switzerland symposium 2018
Beyond Boundaries
22 -­ 25 September 2018 
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 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 

Hotel Chlosterhof, Lobby
14.00

Early Bird Programme:

Stein am Rhein City Tour

Meeting Point: Hotel Chlosterhof, Lobby
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

Beyond Conventional Thinking - A Philosopher's View

Urs SCHOETTLI, Consultant on Asian Affairs; Former East Asia Correspondent of Neue Zuercher Zeitung; Member, stars International Board, Tokyo/Zurich

Intermezzo

Amelia MASZONSKA, Award-winning Violinist, Poznan, Poland

Night Cap

Hotel Chlosterhof, Butterfly Bar

Sunday, 23 September 2018

8.30

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

Buergerasyl

The US Perspective

Ivo H. DAALDER, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Former US Ambassador to NATO; Former Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council, Chicago, United States

The Chinese Perspective

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

The Russian Perspective

Ivan N. TIMOFEEV, Director, Programmes, Russian International Affairs Council; Director, Euro-Atlantic Security Programme, Valdai Discussion Club, Moscow, Russia

The Latin American Perspective

Rocio ABUD, Director General, Programmes, National Institute for Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Economy, Government of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

The Business Perspective

Joerg WUTTKE, Chief Representative, BASF China; Former President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China; Member, stars International Board, Beijing, China

10.00

Coffee Break  

10.30

Panel Discussion

 
12.30

Lunch

Buergerasyl
14.00

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

Yves DACCORD, Director-General, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Geneva, Switzerland

Buergerasyl

Panel Discussion

15.30

Expert Dialogues  

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

Ivo H. DAALDER, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Former US Ambassador to NATO; Former Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council, Chicago, United States

Urs SCHOETTLI, Consultant on Asian Affairs; Former East-Asia Correspondent of Neue Zuercher Zeitung; Member, stars International Board, Tokyo/Zurich

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

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

Joerg WUTTKE, Chief Representative, BASF China; Former President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China; Member, stars International Board, Beijing, China

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

Rocio ABUD, Director General, Programmes, National Institute for Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Economy, Government of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

Ivan N. TIMOFEEV, Director, Programmes, Russian International Affairs Council; Director, Euro-Atlantic Security Programme, Valdai Discussion Club, Moscow, Russia

Hiroshi WATANABEPresident, Institute for International Monetary Affairs (IIMA); Member, stars International Board, Tokyo, Japan

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, Director-General, 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: Hotel Chlosterhof, Lobby
18.30

Cocktails and Welcome Speech

Soenke BANDIXEN, Mayor, City of Stein am Rhein; Member, stars Foundation Board, Switzerland

Castle of Hohenklingen

Dinner

Night Cap

Hotel Chlosterhof, Butterfly Bar

Monday, 24 September 2018

08.30

Expect the Unexpected - The Next Digital Revolution

Buergerasyl

Machine Learning: Breakthroughs, Challenges and Opportunities

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

Leadership in a Disruptive Digital Landscape

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

Panel Discussion

09.45

Coffee Break  

10.15

Leading the Digital Revolution

The Case of Tata

Sauvik BANERJJEE, Vice President, Tata Industries Digital Initiatives, Advisor to Group Committees and CTO of TataCLiQ, Tata Group, Mumbai, India

The Case of Uber

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

The Case of Trapeze

Peter SCHNECK, CEO, Trapeze Group, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

The Case of Kuka

Stefan MUELLER, Head, Corporate Strategy and Development, KUKA Group, Augsburg, Germany

Panel Discussion

12.30

Lunch

Restaurant Rheinfels
14.00

Global Leadership

Jan JENISCH, CEO, LafargeHolcim, Zurich, Switzerland

Buergerasyl

Panel Discussion

15.30

Leadership Dialogues

 

Jan JENISCH, CEO, LafargeHolcim, Zurich, Switzerland

 

LIM Siong Guan, Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore; Former Group President, GIC; Former Head of Civil Service of Singapore; Member, stars International Board, Singapore

Beatrix MORATH, Managing Director, Local Market Leader Switzerland, AlixPartners; stars alumna, Zurich, Switzerland

Markus R. NEUHAUS, Chairman, PwC Switzerland; Member, Board of PwC Europe; Member, stars Foundation Board, Zurich, Switzerland

Andreas SCHMID, Entrepreneur & Chairman, Helvetica Capital AG; Chairman, Zurich Airport, Zurich, Switzerland

17.00

Time at your Disposal 



17.30

Boat Trip and Cocktails 

Meeting Point: Hotel Chlosterhof, Lobby
19.00

Dinner

Restaurant Rheinfels

Dinner Speech

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

Intermezzo

Amelia MASZONSKA, Award-winning Violinist, Poznan, Poland

Night Cap

Hotel Chlosterhof, Butterfly Bar

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

Panel Discussion

10.00

Coffee Break

10.30

The End of the Middle East as we know it

Volker PERTHES, Director and Executive Chairman of the Board, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, SWP); Senior Advisor to the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria and Chairperson of the Ceasefire Task Force for Syria, International Syria Support Group; Member, stars Scientific Board, Berlin/Geneva

Panel Discussion

11.45

Concluding Remarks

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

12.00

Lunch

Buergerasyl

Moderation:

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

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