stars Switzerland symposium 2019
Expect the Unexpected
14 -­ 17 September 2019 
Schaffhausen, arcona Living and Stein am Rhein, Buergerasyl

Objectives:

  • Broaden the horizon to better understand major global trends which will impact business and society over the next three to five years, like G2, Global Leadership, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Health

  • Engage in interdisciplinary and intercultural dialogue to share experiences with peers across industries and from around the world

  • Contribute to the personal development of better “Leaders of the Next Generation” to drive responsible and sustainable actions

Saturday, 14 September 2019 - Schaffhausen

12.00

Opening of Conference Check-in

Lobby
13.30

Optional: City Tour

Meeting Point: Lobby
15.00

Welcome Coffee

Foyer
16.00

Welcome Address

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

Bleiche
16.15

Alliances and Partnerships: Business Risks in a World of Uncertainty and Insecurity

John R. ALLEN, President, The Brookings Institution; Retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star General; Former Commander, International Security Assistance Force; Former Commander, United States Forces-Afghanistan; Former Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition against ISIL, Washington, United States

Panel Discussion

18.00

Cocktails hosted by the City of Schaffhausen

Foyer

Dinner 

Bleiche

Welcome Speech

Peter NEUKOMM, Mayor, City of Schaffhausen, Switzerland

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

Executive Briefing: Belarus

Yauheni PREIHERMAN, Head, Minsk Dialogue Track-II Initiative, Minsk, Belarus

Night Cap

Bar

Sunday, 15 September 2019 - Stein am Rhein

From 7.00

Breakfast

Restaurant
8.00

Departure for Stein am Rhein

Meeting Point: Lobby
9.00

G2 - Can the US and China get along?

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

John R. ALLEN, President, The Brookings Institution; Retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star General; Former Commander, International Security Assistance Force; Former Commander, United States Forces-Afghanistan; Former Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition against ISIL, Washington, United States

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

Buergerasyl

Panel Discussion

10.30

Coffee Break  

11.00

Impact Investing: Smiling Gecko – Changing the World

Hannes SCHMID, Founder, Smiling Gecko, Cambodia

Panel Discussion

 
12.30

Flying Lunch

13.30

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

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

Panel Discussion

15.00

Expert Dialogues (in Breakout Groups)

G2 - Can the US and China get along? The Chinese Perspective (in-depth discussion)

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

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

G2 - Can the US and China get along? The Business Perspective (in-depth discussion)

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

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

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

Hannes SCHMID, Founder, Smiling Gecko, Cambodia

N.N.

N.N.

16.30

Time at your Disposal

17.00

Walk together to Castle of Hohenklingen 

(Optional: Shuttle Bus at 17.30)

18.00

Cocktails hosted by the City of Stein am Rhein

Castle of Hohenklingen

Welcome Speech

Sönke BANDIXEN, Mayor, City of Stein am Rhein, Switzerland

Dinner

Departure for Schaffhausen

Night Cap

Bar

Monday, 16 September 2019 - Schaffhausen

From 7.00

Breakfast

Restaurant
8.30

Executive Briefing

stars symposium participant

Bleiche
9.00

"Digital" Healthcare - A Pharma Company Perspective

Severin SCHWAN, CEO, Roche Group, Basel, Switzerland

N.N.

Markus G. MANZ, Director, Center for Medical Oncology and Hematology, University Hospital Zurich and University Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Panel Discussion

11.00

Coffee Break  

Foyer
11.30

How to Lead Effectively in a Disruptive World? (Plenary Discussion)

Severin SCHWAN, CEO, Roche Group, Basel, Switzerland

Bleiche
12.30

Lunch

Restaurant
14.00

Success in Business and Beyond: Lessons in Global Leadership

Amanda BLANC, CEO EMEA and Global Banking Partnerships, Member of the Executive Committee, Zurich Insurance Group, London, United Kingdom

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

Bleiche
15.15

Coffee Break

Foyer
15.30

Leadership Dialogues (in Breakout Groups)

Breakout Rooms

Amanda BLANC, CEO EMEA and Global Banking Partnerships, Member of the Executive Committee, Zurich Insurance Group, London, United Kingdom

 

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

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

 

Stephan WIDRIG, CEO, Zurich Airport, Zurich, Switzerland

 

N.N.

17.00

Time at your Disposal

17.30

Departure for Laufen Castle, Rhine Falls

Meeting Point: Lobby
18.00

Cocktails hosted by the Canton of Schaffhausen

Laufen Castle

Dinner

Welcome Speech

Ernst LANDOLT, President, Cantonal Government of Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Executive Briefing

stars symposium participant

Departure for Schaffhausen

Night Cap

Bar

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 - Schaffhausen

From 7.00

Breakfast

(Check-out till 12.00)

Restaurant
8.30

Executive Briefing

stars symposium participant

Bleiche
8.45

How Artificial Intelligence will Change the Way we Work and Live

Alessandro CURIONI, IBM Fellow, Vice President Europe and Director, IBM Research Zurich, Watson IoT Research Relationship Executive, Rueschlikon, Switzerland

Discussion

9.45

Coffee Break

Foyer
10.15

Digital Disruption: Case Studies

Bleiche

The Case of ABB

Sami ATIYA, President, Robotics and Motion Division, Member of the Group Executive Committee, ABB, Zurich, Switzerland

The Case of ZF

Mamatha CHAMARTHI, Chief Digital Officer, ZF, Friedrichshafen, Germany

The Case of AMoTech

Dominique MUELLER, Managing Director, AMoTech, Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland

Panel Discussion

11.45

Concluding Remarks

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

12.00

Flying Lunch

Foyer
13.30

Optional: Airport Shuttle

Meeting Point: Lobby

Moderation:

  • Mark DITTLI, CEO and Editor, The Market, Zurich, Switzerland

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2 May 2019

Symposium Partners

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Local Partners

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Media Partners

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