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Program

This years’ program can also be downloaded as a .PDF

Thursday, 7 June 2018


11:30 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.

Welcome / Networking Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.

Welcome Address
Moderation

1:40 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Introduction to the SEF.2018
Dominik Isler | CEO SEF

1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Opening remarks
Federal President Alain Berset

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Lars P. Feld
Professor of Economic Policy, University of Freiburg and Member of the German Council of Economic Experts

2:45 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.

SEF.Award
Finalist pitch: Production / Trade & Industry

2:55 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Tim Harford
Economist and best-selling Author

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Networking Break

4:15 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.

SEF.SME
Aude Pugin | CEO APCO Technologies SA

4:40 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

SEF.Award
Finalist pitch: High-tech / Biotech

4:50 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Discovery Channel
Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu | Serial Entrepreneur, Ethiopia

5:25 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Executive Talk
• Ulrich Spiesshofer | President and CEO ABB Group Worldwide
• Peter Spuhler | Chairman of the Board and Owner of Stadler

6:00 p.m. – 6:10 p.m.

Conclusion

Followed by

Networking Evening


Friday, 8 June 2018


7:30 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.

Welcome / Networking Coffee

8:30 a.m. – 8:35 a.m.

Welcome address
Moderation

8:35 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Stuart Russell
Professor University of Berkeley and Expert of AI

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.

SEF.Award
Finalist pitch: Services

9:10 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.

Mark Dixon
Founder and CEO International Workplace Group

9:35 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Discovery Channel
Ola Orekunrin | CEO and Founder Flying Doctors, Nigeria

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Networking Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

SEF.SME
Enzo Enea | Founder and CEO Enea GmbH

11:05 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

SEF. Niesen-Prize

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Keyu Jin
Professor of Economics, London School of Economics

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions
Parallel Program

12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Discovery Channel

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

SEF.Award
Presentation of Prize

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

John Kerry
US Secretary of State (2013 – 2017)

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Conclusion

Followed by

Masterclasses
Parallel Program