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stars Switzerland symposium 2021

Fast Forward to the Future

18-21 September 2021

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 AI and Robotics, Bridging the Gap Between Ecology and Economy, US-China Competition, Supply Chains in an Era of Deglobalization, Global Leadership, Plant-Based Foods as well as The Future of Immunotherapy
  • Engage in interdisciplinary and intercultural dialogue to share experiences with peers across industries and from around the world
  • Contribute to the personal development to drive responsible and sustainable actions

Saturday, 19 September 2020 - 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 Bridging the Gap Between Ecology and Economy
  • Bertrand PICCARD  Initiator and Chairman, Solar Impulse Foundation, Lausanne, Switzerland
Plenary 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, 20 September 2020 - Stein am Rhein
07:00 Breakfast
  • Restaurant
08:00 Departure for Stein am Rhein
  • Meeting Point: Lobby
09:00 Rethinking Global Supply Chains in an Era of Deglobalization (Plenary Discussion)
  • Buergerasyl
The US Perspective
  • Mona SUTPHEN  Senior Advisor, The Vistria Group; Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy in the Obama Administration; Member, stars International Board, New York, United States
The Chinese Perspective
  • ZHANG Tuosheng  Chairman, Academic Committee, Director, Center for Foreign Policy Studies, China Foundation for International and Strategic Studies (CFISS), Beijing, China
The Business Perspective
  • Joerg WUTTKE  Chief Representative, BASF China; President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC); Member, stars International Board, Beijing, China
10:30 Group Picture and Networking Coffee
11:00 Expert Dialogues (in Breakout Groups)
  • Breakout Rooms
Rethinking Global Supply Chains in an Era of Deglobalization - The US Perspective
  • Mona SUTPHEN  Senior Advisor, The Vistria Group; Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy in the Obama Administration; Member, stars International Board, New York, United States
Rethinking Global Supply Chains in an Era of Deglobalization - The Chinese Perspective
  • ZHANG Tuosheng  Chairman, Academic Committee, Director, Center for Foreign Policy Studies, China Foundation for International and Strategic Studies (CFISS), Beijing, China
The Digital Hand: How Does China's Corporate Social Credit System Condition Market Actors?
  • Joerg WUTTKE  Chief Representative, BASF China; President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC); Member, stars International Board, Beijing, China
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  • N.N.  
12:30 Flying Lunch
13:30 Is there any Hope in Today's World? A Humanitarian Perspective
  • Gilles CARBONNIER  Vice-President, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Geneva, Switzerland
Plenary Discussion
14:30 Impact Investing: Good for the People, Good for the Planet, Good for Profit? Bridging Needs in Cambodia with Smiling Gecko
15:30 Coffee and Open Discussion (in Breakout Groups)
  • Breakout Rooms
17:30 Walk together to Castle of Hohenklingen (Optional: Shuttle Bus)
18:00 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, 21 September 2020 - Schaffhausen
07:00 Breakfast
  • Restaurant
08:00 Success in Business and Beyond: Lessons in Global Leadership
  • Bleiche
  • Calvin GRIEDER  Chairman, Buhler Group; Chairman, Givaudan; Chairman, SGS, 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
  • Petra RUMPF  Executive Vice President, Global Head Dental Service Organizations, Member of the Executive Management Board, Straumann Group, Basel, Switzerland
  • Valentin VOGT  Chairman, Swiss Employer’s Confederation; Chairman, Kistler Holding; Board Member, Bucher Industries, Winterthur, Switzerland
  • Urs WIETLISBACH  Partner, Co-Founder and Member of the Board of Directors, Partners Group, Zug, Switzerland
09:30 Networking Coffee
  • Foyer
10:30 Leadership Dialogues (in Breakout Groups)
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Calvin GRIEDER  Chairman, Buhler Group; Chairman, Givaudan; Chairman, SGS, 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
  • Petra RUMPF  Executive Vice President, Global Head Dental Service Organizations, Member of the Executive Management Board, Straumann Group, Basel, Switzerland
  • Valentin VOGT  Chairman, Swiss Employer’s Confederation; Chairman, Kistler Holding; Board Member, Bucher Industries, Winterthur, Switzerland
  • Urs WIETLISBACH  Partner, Co-Founder and Member of the Board of Directors, Partners Group, Zug, Switzerland
12:00 Lunch
  • Restaurant
13:00 Leading Through Digital Disruption
  • Bleiche
Smart Infrastructure
  • Tobias HUBER  Global Head, Energy Services and Performance Contracting, Siemens Building Technologies; Member, Corporate Advisory Board, World Green Building Council; stars Alumnus, Zug, Switzerland
Robotics
  • Roland SIEGWART  Professor of Autonomous Systems, ETH Zurich; Founding Co-Director, Wyss Zurich; Member, stars Scientific Board, Zurich, Switzerland
Cognitive Computing
  • Dorothea WIESMANN ROTHUIZEN (tbc)  Department Head, Cognitive Computing and Industry Solutions, IBM Research; stars Alumna, Zurich, Switzerland
14:30 Tech Dialogues (in Breakout Groups)
  • Breakout Rooms
Smart Infrastructure (In-depth Discussion)
  • Tobias HUBER  Global Head, Energy Services and Performance Contracting, Siemens Building Technologies; Member, Corporate Advisory Board, World Green Building Council; stars Alumnus, Zug, Switzerland
Robotics (In-depth Discussion)
  • Roland SIEGWART  Professor of Autonomous Systems, ETH Zurich; Founding Co-Director, Wyss Zurich; Member, stars Scientific Board, Zurich, Switzerland
Cognitive Computing (In-depth Discussion)
  • Dorothea WIESMANN ROTHUIZEN (tbc)  Department Head, Cognitive Computing and Industry Solutions, IBM Research; stars Alumna, Zurich, Switzerland
16:00 Networking Coffee
  • Foyer
16:30 What Google Teaches Its Leaders about the Future
  • Bleiche
Plenary Discussion
17:30 Time at your Disposal
18:00 Departure for Laufen Castle, Rhine Falls
  • Meeting Point: Lobby
18:30 Cocktails hosted by the Canton of Schaffhausen
  • Laufen Castle
Dinner
Welcome Speech
Executive Briefing
  • stars Alumnus  
Departure for Schaffhausen
Night Cap
  • Bar
Tuesday, 22 September 2020 - Schaffhausen
07:00 Breakfast (Check-out till 12:00)
  • Restaurant
08:00 Insights into Immunotherapy
  • Pamela OHASHI  Co-Director, Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research; Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre; Professor, Departments of Medical Biophysics and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Bleiche
Plenary Discussion
09:00 Leadership of Complex Systems (Plenary Discussion)
  • Pamela OHASHI  Co-Director, Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research; Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre; Professor, Departments of Medical Biophysics and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
09:45 Networking Coffee
  • Foyer
10:15 Plant-Based Foods - Good for People, Planet and our Business
  • Bleiche
Plenary Discussion
11:15 How to Lead Effectively in a Disruptive World? (Plenary 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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20 March 2020