St. Gallen Symposium Information Session – Tuesday, 27 October

St Gallen Wings of Excellence Award 2016_PosterWould you like to discuss the world’s most pressing issues with leaders like Kofi Annan, United Nations, Professor Niall Ferguson, Harvard University, Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund or Tony Tan Keng Yam, President of the Republic of Singapore?

If your answer to these questions is “yes”, join the Symposium Information Session on Tuesday, 27 October 2015, in room 1.60 FWB, Waterloo Campus from 18:0019.30 p.m.

Seize your opportunity and qualify as a “Leader of Tomorrow” for the St. Gallen Symposium through our student essay competition for the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award. The St. Gallen Symposium is the world’s premier platform for intergenerational dialogue. The 46th St. Gallen Symposium will be held from 11–13 May 2016 under the topic “Growth – the good, the bad, and the ugly”.

The submission deadline for the competition is 1 February 2016. The authors of the 100 best contributions will qualify for the St. Gallen Symposium, which includes the following highlights:

  • Join the debate with 600 top global leaders and decision makers
  • Share your thoughts, ideas and visions with the global elite
  • Expenses for travel, board and lodging covered, travel service provided
  • Meet 200 of the world’s brightest young minds
  • Small and intimate gatherings with world leaders, exclusively for the Leaders of Tomorrow
  • CHF 20,000.– prize money shared by the three winners
  • Broad media coverage
  • Become member of a truly unique and strong global community

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for the essay competition, you must be enrolled in a graduate or post-graduate program (e.g. MasterMBAPh.D.graduate certificates or diplomas) and you must be born in or after 1986. Please note that post-docs are not eligible to apply.

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We hope to see you at one of our information sessions to tell you more about the extraordinary possibilities the St. Gallen Symposium offers.