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Program

This years’ program can also be downloaded as a PDF

Thursday, 23 May 2019


11:30 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.

Welcome / Networking Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Welcome address

1:45 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.

Open remarks
Federal President Ueli Maurer

2:10 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

Ian Bremmer
President and Founder, Eurasia Group

2:40 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.

SEF.Award
Finalist pitch Production/Trade & Industry

2:55 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

SEF.SME
Andrea Pfeifer, CEO, AC Immune

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Networking Break

4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Howard Yu
LEGO Professor of Management and Innovation, IMD Business School

4:45 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.

SEF.Award
Finalist pitch High-tech/Biotech

4:55 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.

Johan Norberg
Author and documentary filmmaker

5:20 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

SEF.Niesen Prize

5:30 p.m. – 6:10 p.m.

Matteo Renzi
Politician and former Italian Prime Minister

Followed by

Networking Evening


Friday, 24 May 2019


7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Welcome/Networking Coffee

8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Welcome address

8:40 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.

Tal Ben-Shahar
Author and serial entrepreneur

9:05 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

SEF.Award
Finalist pitch Services

9:15 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Mark Schneider
CEO, Nestlé

9:40 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Carlo Rovelli
Theoretical physicist, University of Aix-Marseille

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m

Networking Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

SEF.SME
Martine and Jean-Paul Clozel, CSO and CEO, Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd

11:05 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Donna Carpenter
Co-CEO and Co-Owner, Burton

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions
Parallel Program

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

SEF.Award
Presentation of Prize

2:30 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Boris Johnson
Politician and former British Foreign Minister

3:10 p.m.– 3:45 p.m.

Klaus Schwab
Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum (WEF)

3:45 p.m.5 – 3:55 p.m.

Conclusion

Followed by

Masterclasses
Parallel Program