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stars Switzerland symposium 2019

Expect the Unexpected

14-17 September 2019

Schaffhausen, Vienna House 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 the US-China Competition, Global Leadership, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Healthcare
  • 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
13:00 Optional: City Tour
  • Meeting Point: Lobby
15:00 Welcome Coffee
  • Foyer
16:00 Welcome Address
  • Bleiche
16:15 Alliances and Partnerships: Business Risks in a World of Uncertainty and Insecurity
  • John R. ALLEN  President, The Brookings Institution; Former U.S. Marine Corps four-star General; Former Commander, NATO International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces in Afghanistan; Former Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, Washington DC, United States
Discussion
18:00 Cocktails hosted by the City of Schaffhausen
  • Foyer
Dinner
  • Bleiche
Welcome Speech
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
Night Cap
  • Bar
Sunday, 15 September 2019 - Stein am Rhein
07:00 Breakfast
  • Restaurant
08:00 Departure for Stein am Rhein
  • Meeting Point: Lobby
09:00 Competition without Catastrophe: Can the US and China get along?
  • Buergerasyl
The Chinese Perspective
  • WANG Yong  Professor, School of International Studies, Director, Center for International Political Economy, Director, Center for American Studies, Peking University, Beijing, China
The US Perspective
  • John R. ALLEN  President, The Brookings Institution; Former U.S. Marine Corps four-star General; Former Commander, NATO International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces in Afghanistan; Former Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, Washington DC, United States
The Business Perspective
  • Joerg WUTTKE  President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC); Chief Representative, BASF China; Member, stars International Board, Beijing, China
Panel Discussion
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Impact Investing: Good for the People, Good for the Planet, Good for Profit?
Smiling Gecko – Bridging Needs in Cambodia
Pioneering Ventures - Accelerating Rural India
  • Pablo ERAT  Co-Founding Partner and Board Member, Pioneering Ventures, Mumbai/Zurich
12:30 Flying Lunch
13:30 Is there any Hope in Today's World? A Humanitarian Perspective
  • Balthasar STAEHELIN  Deputy Director-General, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Geneva, Switzerland
Discussion
15:00 Expert Dialogues (in Breakout Groups)
  • Breakout Rooms
Competition without Catastrophe: Can the US and China get along? - The US Perspective
  • John R. ALLEN  President, The Brookings Institution; Former U.S. Marine Corps four-star General; Former Commander, NATO International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces in Afghanistan; Former Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, Washington DC, United States
  • Urs SCHOETTLI  Consultant on Asian Affairs; Former East Asia Correspondent of Neue Zuercher Zeitung; Member, stars International Board, Tokyo/Zurich
  • Moderator:  
  • Mark DITTLI  CEO and Editor, The Market, Zurich, Switzerland
Competition without Catastrophe: Can the US and China get along? - The Chinese Perspective
  • WANG Yong  Professor, School of International Studies, Director, Center for International Political Economy, Director, Center for American Studies, Peking University, Beijing, China
  • Joerg WUTTKE  President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC); Chief Representative, BASF China; Member, stars International Board, Beijing, China
  • Moderator:  
  • 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
Is there any Hope in Today's World? A Humanitarian Perspective
  • Balthasar STAEHELIN  Deputy Director-General, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Geneva, Switzerland
  • Moderator:  
  • Christoph SCHMID  Attorney-at-law and Partner, Wenger & Vieli AG, Zurich; Member, stars Foundation Board, Zurich, Switzerland
Impact Investing: Smiling Gecko – Bridging Needs in Cambodia
  • Hannes SCHMID  Founder, Smiling Gecko, Cambodia
  • Moderator:  
  • Soenke BANDIXEN  Mayor, City of Stein am Rhein; Member, stars Foundation Board, Stein am Rhein, Switzerland
UN Sustainable Development Goals: Can We Provide Water for All by 2030?
  • LIU Junguo  Chair Professor, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech); Expert Consultant, UN-Water and UN Environment Programme (UNEP); stars alumnus, Shenzhen, China
  • Moncef TANFOUR  Head of Strategic Development and Innovation, Grundfos; stars alumnus, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Moderator:  
  • Hans HENGARTNER  Professor Emeritus of Experimental Immunology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) and University Zurich; Member, stars Foundation Board, Zurich, Switzerland
16:30 Walk together to Castle of Hohenklingen (Optional: Shuttle Bus)
17:30 Cocktails hosted by the City of Stein am Rhein
  • Castle of Hohenklingen
Welcome Speech
  • Soenke BANDIXEN  Mayor, City of Stein am Rhein; Member, stars Foundation Board, Stein am Rhein, Switzerland
Dinner
Departure for Schaffhausen
Night Cap
  • Bar
Monday, 16 September 2019 - Schaffhausen
07:00 Breakfast
  • Restaurant
08:30 Executive Briefing: The "Last Dictatorship of Europe" Finds its Foreign Policy Stride
  • Bleiche
08:45 Ageing, Cancer Evolution and Immunotherapy
  • Markus G. MANZ  Director, Center for Medical Oncology and Hematology, University Hospital Zurich and University Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
"Digital" Healthcare - A Pharma Company Perspective
Panel Discussion
10:45 Coffee Break
  • Foyer
11:15 How to Lead Effectively in a Disruptive World? (Discussion)
  • Bleiche
12:30 Lunch
  • Restaurant
13:30 Success in Business and Beyond: Lessons in Global Leadership
  • Conny KALCHER  Chief Customer Officer, Zurich Insurance Company; Former Vice President, Brand Development and Marketing Management, LEGO Group; Board Member of Brandheroes.com and IC Group, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 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
Panel Discussion
14:45 What Role Does Chance Play in Leadership Decisions?
15:00 Coffee Break
  • Foyer
15:30 Leadership Dialogues (in Breakout Groups)
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Conny KALCHER  Chief Customer Officer, Zurich Insurance Company; Former Vice President, Brand Development and Marketing Management, LEGO Group; Board Member of Brandheroes.com and IC Group, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Moderator:  
  • Toni SCHOENENBERGER  Executive Chairman, stars Foundation, Stein am Rhein, Switzerland
  • 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
  • Mamatha CHAMARTHI  Chief Information Officer, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) North America and Asia Pacific, Auburn Hills, United States
  • Moderator:  
  • Christoph SCHMID  Attorney-at-law and Partner, Wenger & Vieli AG, Zurich; Member, stars Foundation Board, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Stefan RAEBSAMEN  Chairman, PwC Switzerland; Member of the Board, PwC Europe; Member, stars Foundation Board, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Stephan WIDRIG  CEO, Zurich Airport, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Moderator:  
  • Hans HENGARTNER  Professor Emeritus of Experimental Immunology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) and University Zurich; Member, stars Foundation Board, Zurich, Switzerland
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: A Woman's Voice from Saudi Arabia
  • Haifa ALHABABI  Heritage Research Manager, Diriyah Gate Development Authority; stars alumna, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Departure for Schaffhausen
Night Cap
  • Bar
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 - Schaffhausen
07:00 Breakfast (Check-out till 12:00)
  • Restaurant
08:30 Executive Briefing: Swiss Transit Lab - Developing Intelligent Transport Systems for the Future
  • Bruno SCHWAGER  Director, Schaffhausen Public Transport Operator VBSH, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
  • Bleiche
08:45 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
10:00 Coffee Break
  • Foyer
10:30 Leading Through Digital Disruption
  • Bleiche
The View from a Leading Supplier of Industrial Robots
  • Sami ATIYA  President, Robotics and Discrete Automation, Member of the Group Executive Committee, ABB, Zurich, Switzerland
The View from an Automotive Giant
  • Mamatha CHAMARTHI  Chief Information Officer, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) North America and Asia Pacific, Auburn Hills, United States
The View from a Chinese Health Tech Unicorn
  • Sherry XIAN  Chief Data Officer and Partner, iCarbonX, Shenzhen, China
Panel Discussion
12:00 Concluding Remarks
12:15 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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13 September 2019