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
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