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stars Switzerland symposium 2022

Disruptions All Over – Impact and Perspectives

24-27 September 2022

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 Disruptive Technological Developments (AI, Robotics and Mobility), US-China Competition, Climate Change, Global Leadership, Food Security as well as latest research regarding mRNA-Technology
  • Engage in interdisciplinary and intercultural dialogue across industries and from around the world
  • Contribute to the personal development to drive responsible and sustainable actions for a more resilient world beyond Covid-19

Saturday, 24 September 2022 - Schaffhausen
12:00 Opening of Conference Check-in
  • Lobby
13:00 Optional: City Tour Schaffhausen
  • Meeting Point: Lobby
15:00 Welcome Coffee
  • Foyer
16:00 Welcome Address
  • Bleiche
16:30 Bridging the Gap Between Ecology and Economy
  • Bertrand PICCARD  Initiator and Chairman, Solar Impulse Foundation, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Moderator:  
  • Mark DITTLI  CEO and Editor, The Market, Zurich, Switzerland
Plenary Discussion
18:00 Cocktails hosted by the City of Schaffhausen
  • Foyer
Dinner
  • Bleiche
Welcome Speech
Night Cap
  • Bar
Sunday, 25 September 2022 - Stein am Rhein
07:00 Breakfast
  • Restaurant
08:00 Departure for Stein am Rhein
  • Meeting Point: Lobby
09:00 Impact Investing: Good for the People, Good for the Planet, Good for Profit? Bridging Needs in Cambodia with Smiling Gecko
Plenary Discussion
10:30 Group Picture and Networking Coffee
11:30 Is there any Hope in Today's World? A Humanitarian Perspective
  • Robert MARDINI  Director-General, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Geneva, Switzerland
  • Buergerasyl
12:30 Flying Lunch
  • Buergerasyl
14:00 The Lack of Global Leadership in an Age of Geopolitical Turmoil (Plenary Discussion)
  • Buergerasyl
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  • Joerg WUTTKE  Chief Representative, BASF China; President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC); Member, stars International Board, Beijing, China
  • Urs SCHOETTLI  Consultant on Asian Affairs; Former East Asia Correspondent of Neue Zuercher Zeitung; Member, stars International Board, Tokyo
  • 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
  • N.N.  
16:00 Networking Coffee
16:30 City Tour Stein am Rhein
17:15 Walk to Castle of Hohenklingen (Optional: Shuttle Bus)
18:00 Cocktails hosted by the City of Stein am Rhein
  • Castle of Hohenklingen
Welcome Speech
  • Corinne ULLMANN  Mayor, City of Stein am Rhein; Member, stars Foundation Board, Stein am Rhein, Switzerland
Dinner
Departure for Schaffhausen
Night Cap
  • Bar
Monday, 26 September 2022 - Schaffhausen
07:00 Breakfast
  • Restaurant
08:00 The Competition of Political Systems: Business Risks in a World of Uncertainty and Insecurity
  • John R. ALLEN  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
  • Bleiche
09:15 Success in Business and Beyond: Lessons in Global Leadership
  • Bleiche
  • 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
  • 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
10:15 Networking Coffee
  • Foyer
11:00 Leadership Dialogues (in Breakout Groups)
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Calvin GRIEDER  Chairman, Buhler, Givaudan, SGS, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Moderator:  
  • Mark DITTLI  CEO and Editor, The Market, 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  Board Member, Straumann Group, Basel, Switzerland
  • Moderator:  
  • Markus HERRMANN  Co-Founder and Managing Director, China Macro Group (CMG); Strategic Advisor Europe, Caixin Global; Board Member, Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy; Member, stars Foundation Board, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Valentin VOGT  Chairman, Swiss Employer’s Confederation; Chairman, Kistler Holding; Board Member, Bucher Industries, Winterthur, Switzerland
  • Moderator:  
  • Stefan RAEBSAMEN  Client Service Partner; Former Chairman, PwC Switzerland; Member, stars Foundation Board, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Urs WIETLISBACH  Partner, Co-Founder and Member of the Board of Directors, Partners Group, Zug, 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
12:30 Lunch
  • Restaurant
13:30 Disruptive Technologies
  • Bleiche
New, Smart Building Era
  • Tobias HUBER  Global Head of Sales, Siemens Smart Infrastructure; Board Member, World Green Building Council, Zug, Switzerland
14:30 What the Future of Robots might do to Humanity
  • Roland SIEGWART  Professor of Autonomous Systems, ETH Zurich; Founding Co-Director, Wyss Zurich; Member, stars Scientific Board, Zurich, Switzerland
15:30 Networking Coffee
  • Foyer
16:00 Internet or Inter-Threat: Cybersecurity and the Next Generation of the Internet
  • Martin BOSSHARDT  CEO, Anapaya Systems; Chairman, Westhive Coworking Ecosystem; Member of the Board of Directors, Open Systems, 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
Culture Matters!
  • Dalya MOUSA  Director of Culture, Diriyah Gate Development Authority, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Michael SCHINDHELM  Writer, Filmmaker, Advisor on Culture and Arts; Member, stars International Board, Lugano/Singapore
Departure for Schaffhausen
Night Cap
  • Bar
Tuesday, 27 September 2022 - Schaffhausen
07:00 Breakfast (Check-out till 12:00)
  • Restaurant
08:00 COVID-19 and the Promise of mRNA Technology
  • Bleiche
Plenary Discussion
09:30 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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4 August 2022