The St. Gallen Symposium is the world’s most relevant organisation and platform for cross-generational dialogue and collaboration. The symposium brings together leaders of today and tomorrow from business, politics, science and civil society to foster mutual understanding and joint action on our most pressing challenges and chances. Our global community comprises more than 400 businesses and institutions and over 300 universities.

We believe in positive change for a better world by bringing generations together along with our vision: Lead with the Next Generation in Mind.

Annual Theme:

The St. Gallen Symposium promotes cross-generational dialogue on the most pressing issues of our time. Every year, we focus our annual main symposium, our year-round dialogue initiatives and our publications on a core theme. This serves to inspire our cross-generational community of leaders of today and tomorrow to reflect and act upon key questions in five thematic areas, related to business, governance, sustainability, technology, and the social and generational contract.

Briefs and research explore the complexities and opportunities related to our core theme. Our annual publication SYMPACT synthesises the main findings of our debates, and outlines questions in need of further exploration.

4 May 2023 — 5 May 2023
2:40 pm

Venue to be announced St. Gallen

Link to the conference