Thursday, 8. 6. 2023

11.30 am
Welcome Networking-Lunch

1.30 pm
Official Welcome

1.45 pm

Opening speech

Alain Berset

President of the Swiss Confederation

2.05 pm

Economic outlook 2023

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas

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

Thomas Jordan

Chairman of the Governing Board , Swiss National Bank

2.40 pm

Hidden Champions: Current challenges for Swiss SMEs

Sandra Banholzer


Peter Jakob

CEO, Jakob Rope Systems, Trubschachen

Beat Röthlisberger

CFO, Röthlisberger Schreinerei AG, Gümligen

3.05 pm

The World in Cartoons

Patrick Chappatte

Kartoonist, NZZ am Sonntag

3.20 pm

4.20 pm


Urs Hölzle

Senior Vice President, Technical Infrastructure, Google

4.55 pm

Deep thinking: Mastering the Geopolitical Chessboard

Garry Kasparov

Former World Chess Champion, Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation

5.20 pm

Energiezukunft Schweiz

Dieter Vranckx

CEO, Swiss (Swiss International Air Lines)

Antje Kanngiesser

CEO, Alpiq Holding AG

Prof. Joël Mesot

President, ETH Zürich

Prof. Martin Vetterli

President, EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne)

5.40 pm

The Role of Hungary in Europe

Katalin Novák

President, Hungary

6.05 pm
Wrap-up Moderation

6.15 pm

Friday, 9. 6. 2023

7.30 am

8.30 am
Welcome Moderation

8.35 am

"Day Watch"

Thomas Süssli

Lieutenant General, Chief of the Armed Forces

8.55 am

Continuous Transformation

Gary Nagle

CEO, Glencore

9.15 am
Transfer Partner Breakout-Sessions

11.00 am

Fireside Chat

Sergio P. Ermotti

Group CEO, UBS Group AG

11.20 am

Technology Outlook

Dario Gil

Senior Vice President and Director of Research , IBM

Prof. Dr. Miriam Meckel

Co-Founder & CEO , ada Learning

11.50 am

World Skills

Daniela Ziller, Martina Wick, Yannick Flepp

Ambassadors, SwissSkills

12.05 am

Challenge of family business

Rudi & Rudi Jr. Bindella

Corporate Management, Bindella terra vite vita SA

12.30 am

2.00 pm


Young Sohn

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

2.20 pm

Geography and the destiny of the West

Ian Morris

Historian and Archaeologist , Stanford University

2.40 pm

Out of the Box

Lisa Eckhart

Cabaret artist & Author