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stars Switzerland symposium 2024

this time it is different!

4-7 September 2024

Wolfsberg, Ermatingen

Objectives:

  • Broaden the horizon to better understand major global trends which will impact business and society over the next couple of years, like Disruptive Technological Developments, AI-Innovation, Geopolitics and Geoeconomics, Sustainability, Circular Economy and Leadership
  • Engage in interdisciplinary and intercultural dialogue across industries and geographies
  • Contribute to the personal development to drive responsible and sustainable actions

Wednesday, 4 September 2024 - Wolfsberg
12:00 Opening of Conference Check-in
  • Lobby
15:30 Welcome Coffee
  • Foyer
16:30 Welcome Address
  • Auditorium
16:45 Personalized Medicine: Innovation as a Strategic and Operational Challenge (tbc)
Plenary Discussion
18:00 Cocktails
  • Foyer
19:00 Dinner
  • Panoramasaal
Welcome Speech
  • Representative of the Cantonal Government of Thurgau  
Intermezzo
  • Stas SAGDEYEV  Musician, Former Principal Viola, The Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, Ukraine
Night Cap
  • Remise
Thursday, 5 September 2024 - Wolfsberg
07:00 Breakfast
  • Restaurant
08:30 The Emerging Polar World of Disorder
  • Auditorium
Great Powers Today (Plenary Discussion)
  • Ivo H. DAALDER  CEO, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Former US Ambassador to NATO; Member, stars International Board, Chicago, United States
  • Joerg WUTTKE  Partner, Dentons Global Advisors;  Member, stars International Board, Washington D.C., United States
  • N.N.  
09:30 The Emerging Polar World of Disorder
The Global South (Plenary Discussion)
  • Matsi MODISE  Founder and CEO, Furaha Africa Holdings; stars Alumna, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Jivanta SCHOETTLI  Assistant Professor, Dublin City University; Director, Ireland India Institute; stars Alumna, Dublin, Ireland
10:30 Networking Coffee
  • Auditorium Foyer
11:00 The Emerging Polar World of Disorder: Breakout Groups
  • Breakout Rooms
The US Perspective
  • Ivo H. DAALDER  CEO, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Former US Ambassador to NATO; Member, stars International Board, Chicago, United States
ReThinking Africa
  • Matsi MODISE  Founder and CEO, Furaha Africa Holdings; stars Alumna, Johannesburg, South Africa
The Latin American Perspective
The Indian Perspective
  • Jivanta SCHOETTLI  Assistant Professor, Dublin City University; Director, Ireland India Institute; stars Alumna, Dublin, Ireland
The Global Perspective
  • Joerg WUTTKE  Partner, Dentons Global Advisors;  Member, stars International Board, Washington D.C., United States
The Chinese Perspective
  • N.N.  
12:30 Lunch
  • Restaurant
14:00 Is there any Hope in Today's World? A Humanitarian Perspective
  • Stephen CORNISH  Director General Operational Center, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Geneva, Switzerland
  • Auditorium
Plenary Discussion
15:00 Networking Coffee
  • Auditorium Foyer
15:30 Peers-Exchange: Participants present exciting insights and projects in Breakout Groups
  • Breakout Rooms
The Art of Business Ecosystem Leadership
  • Roland DEISER  Drucker Senior Fellow; Founder and Chairman, Center for the Future of Organization, Drucker School of Management; stars Alumnus, Los Angeles, USA
Transforming Healthcare through Digital Innovations: Enhancing Patient-Centric Outcomes
  • Flora VAJDA  Head of Research and Innovation Node, Balgrist University Hospital; stars Alumna, Zurich, Switzerland
  • N.N. 1  
  • N.N. 2  
  • N.N. 3  
17:00 Time at your Disposal
17:30 Departure for Dinner
19:00 Dinner
  • tbc
Night Cap
  • Remise
Friday, 6 September 2024 - Wolfsberg
07:00 Breakfast
  • Restaurant
08:30 Emerging Technologies Reshaping Possibility
  • Auditorium
Internet or Inter-Threat: Cybersecurity and the Next Generation of the Internet
  • Martin BOSSHARDT  CEO, Anapaya Systems; Member, stars Scientific Board, Zurich, Switzerland
09:30 Networking Coffee
  • Auditorium Foyer
10:15 AI - Driven Change Management
11:15 AI Rocks the World
  • Auditorium
12:15 Lunch
  • Restaurant
13:30 Success in Business and Beyond: Lessons in Leadership
  • Auditorium
  • Ashwin BHAT  Chief Executive Officer, Lufthansa Cargo; stars alumnus, Frankfurt, Germany
  • LIM Siong Guan  Former Group President, GIC; Former Head of Singapore Civil Service; Member, stars International Board, Singapore
  • Sharon OOI  Member of the Executive Board - Property & Casualty, Hannover Re; stars alumna, Hannover, Germany
  • Marlene UETZ  Managing Director, I.J. Martin & Co Pte Ltd, Zurich, Switzerland
15:00 Networking Coffee
  • Auditorium Foyer
15:30 Leadership Dialogues (in Breakout Groups)
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Ashwin BHAT  Chief Executive Officer, Lufthansa Cargo; stars alumnus, Frankfurt, Germany
  • LIM Siong Guan  Former Group President, GIC; Former Head of Singapore Civil Service; Member, stars International Board, Singapore
  • Sharon OOI  Member of the Executive Board - Property & Casualty, Hannover Re; stars alumna, Hannover, Germany
  • Marlene UETZ  Managing Director, I.J. Martin & Co Pte Ltd, Zurich, Switzerland
17:00 Time at your Disposal
18:00 Cocktails
  • tbc
19:00 Dinner
  • tbc
Night Cap
  • Remise
Saturday, 7 September 2024 - Wolfsberg
07:00 Breakfast (Check-out till 12:00)
  • Restaurant
08:30 Circular Economy as Game-Changer
  • Auditorium
  • Gordana KIERANS  Former Professor of International Business; Circular Economy Consultant, Managing Partner MGT OPEN; stars alumna, Grižane, Croatia
10:00 Networking Coffee
  • Auditorium Foyer
10:30 Investing in Human Capital: The Rapture of Doing the Right
  • Hannes SCHMID (tbc)  Founder, Smiling Gecko, Cambodia
  • Auditorium
12:00 Concluding Remarks
12:15 Flying Lunch
  • Foyer
13:30 Shuttle to the Airport or to the Railway Station
  • Meeting Point: Lobby

Moderation:
Mark DITTLI Financial Journalist and Founding Partner, The Market, Zurich, Switzerland

Media Coverage and Chatham House Rules:
Media representatives may attend the symposium. The symposium is held under the Chatham House Rules.

stars reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the programme. The full terms and conditions of stars are available here.

11 July 2024