Friends of stars

We would be pleased to welcome you in our exclusive circle.


Annual Membership fee:

  • CHF 5’000.00
  • The Tax Commission of the Canton of Schaffhausen, Switzerland, has recognized the stars foundation as a non-profit organization. Contributions to stars are, therefore, fully deductible from the income.


Exclusive Friends of stars meetings


Friends of stars Meeting
Disruptions all over: Geopolitical and Geoeconomic Risks
Mona SUTPHEN, Partner, The Vistria Group; Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy in the Obama Administration; Member, stars International Board, New York, United States
24 September 2022, 11.30-14.00h
Vienna House, Schaffhausen

Friends of stars Meeting
China als Angelpunkt einer neuen Weltordnung
Urs SCHOETTLI, Consultant on Asian affairs; Former East Asia Correspondent of Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Tokyo
30 August 2022, 11.30-14.00h
Zunfthaus zur Waag, Zurich

Friends of stars Meeting
Geopolitical Disruptions and the Impact on Business
HUANG Jing, Professor and Director, Institute of the US and Pacific Studies, Shanghai International Studies University (SISU); Member, stars Scientific Board, Shanghai, China
15 June 2022, 11.30-14.00h
Widder Hotel, Zurich

Friends of stars Meeting
Southeast Asia: Major Power Competition and Economic Perspectives
Manfred RIST, Former Southeast Asia Correspondent, NZZ, Singapore
19 May 2022, 11.30-14.00h
Zunfthaus zur Waag, Zurich


Friends of stars Meeting
China: Scenarios for 2022, 2027, 2049
Uli SIGG, Art Collector, Business Leader, Former Swiss Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, Mauensee, Switzerland
30 November 2021, 11.30-14.00h
Zunfthaus zur Waag, Zurich


Friends of stars Meeting
Breakfast Meeting with Volker PERTHES, Director and Executive Chairman of the Board, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin
11 February 2020, 7.30-9.30
Au Premier, Zurich Main Station


Friends of stars meeting
What the Future of Robots might do to Humanity
Roland SIEGWART, Professor of Autonomous Systems, ETH, Zürich
21 March 2019, 11.30-14.00
Restaurant Heugümper, Waaggasse 4, Zürich
Sponsor: Markus Neuhaus, PwC

Friends of stars meeting
How IT is accelerating the world
Martin BOSSHARDT, CEO, Open Systems AG, Zürich
18 June 2019, 11.30-14.00
Open Systems AG, Räffelstrasse 29, Zürich
Sponsor: Open Systems AG

Friends of stars meeting
Business Risks in a World of Uncertainty and Insecurity
John R. ALLEN, President of The Brookings Institution, retired US Marine Corps four-star general, Washington, DC
14 September 2019, 11.30-14.00
Vienna House, Bleicheplatz 1, Schaffhausen
Sponsor: Albin Kistler AG

Friends of stars meeting
The Rise of China and its Impact on the Global Economy: Leaping Dragon or Paper Tiger?
WANG Yong, Professor, School of International Studies, Director, Center for International Political Economy, Peking University, Beijing, China
17 September 2019, 17.30-20.00
WIDDER HOTEL, Rennweg 4, Zürich
Sponsor: Mattig Management AG


  • 14 May: Urs Schoettli, Consultant on Asian Affairs, former East-Asia Correspondent of Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Tokyo/Zurich Sponsor: Marcel Stalder, EY Switzerland
  • 9 August: Joerg Wuttke, President, Chief Representative BASF China, President European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (2014-2017), Member of the stars International Board, Beijing
    Sponsor: Markus Neuhaus, PwC
  • 21 September: Ivan N. Timofeev, Director, Programmes, Russian International Affairs Council; Director, Euro-Atlantic Security Programme, Valdai Discussion Club, Moscow
  • 22 September: Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Former US Ambassador to NATO (2009-2013), Former Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council (1995-1997), Chicago, United States
  • 25 September: 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
    Sponsor: Adriano B. Lucatelli, Descartes Finance AG


  • 21 September: Brian Hanson, Vice President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago, United States
    Sponsor: Christoph Schmid, Wenger Vieli AG
  • 6 April: Siong Guan Lim, Advisor to the GIC Exectutive Committee Singapore, and Memeber of the stars International Board
    Sponsor: Thomas Sauber, Lustenberger Rechtsanwälte
  • 31 March: Huang Jing, Lee Foundation Professor on US-China Relations, Director, Centre on Asia and Globalization, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore