INTERLAKEN | 8 / 9 JUNE 2023

The Swiss Economic Forum (SEF) is the leading economic conference in Switzerland and took place on June 8th and 9th, 2023 for the 25th time. Every year, more than 1000 leaders from business, science, politics and the media meet in Interlaken for an active exchange of views and cross-industry dialogue.

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Alain Berset

President of the Swiss Confederation

Katalin Novák

President, Hungary

Garry Kasparov

Former World Chess Champion, Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas

Economic Counsellor and Director of the Research Department, International Monetary Fund

Thomas Jordan

Chairman of the Governing Board , Swiss National Bank

Sergio P. Ermotti

Group CEO, UBS Group AG

Antje Kanngiesser

CEO, Alpiq Holding AG

Ian Morris

Historian and Archaeologist , Stanford University

Rudi & Rudi Jr. Bindella

Corporate Management, Bindella terra vite vita SA

Daniela Ziller, Martina Wick, Yannick Flepp

Ambassadors, SwissSkills

Patrick Chappatte

Cartoonist, NZZ am Sonntag

Dario Gil

Senior Vice President and Director of Research , IBM

Sandra Banholzer


Young Sohn

Managing Partner, Walden Catalyst and former President and CSO, Samsung Electronics

Urs Hölzle

Senior Vice President, Technical Infrastructure, Google

Peter Jakob

CEO, Jakob Rope Systems, Trubschachen

Beat Röthlisberger

CFO, Röthlisberger Schreinerei AG, Gümligen

Prof. Dr. Miriam Meckel

Co-Founder & CEO , ada Learning

Gary Nagle

CEO, Glencore

Lisa Eckhart

Cabaret artist & Author

Thomas Süssli

Lieutenant General, Chief of the Armed Forces

Prof. Joël Mesot

President, ETH Zürich

Prof. Martin Vetterli

President, EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne)

Dieter Vranckx

CEO, Swiss (Swiss International Air Lines)

All Speakers

Breakout Sessions

In the breakout sessions you will delve into specific topics with experts. The sessions thrive on active dialogue between the participants and the speakers. Benefit from the latest knowledge and personal assessments from experts and continue your education in a targeted manner.

Session 1: Shaken, not stirred – recipes for success

Session 2: When it comes to performance, age is just a number

Session 3: Switzerland – made and make it happen

Session 4: Innovation, creativity and technology are the keys to success – both in sport and for your business!

Session 5: Those who want change must stand together

Session 6: Scarcity of talent is placing demands on companies

Session 7: Swiss recipe for success: innovation

All Sessions