50th St. Gallen Symposium - Global Essay Competition

Graduate and postgraduate (Master and PhD) students have the unique opportunity to qualify for an expenses-covered participation in the world’s premier forum for intergenerational dialogue, the St. Gallen Symposium.

For 50 years, the symposium has been providing a platform for healthy debates across generations. 100 excellent young talents are granted the possibility to present and discuss their disruptive ideas with 600 of today’s leaders and decision makers. Among them are Dominic Barton, McKinsey & Company, Muriel Pénicaud, French Minister of Labour and Heng Swee Keat, Minister of Finance of Singapore. Former guests include Sigmar Gabriel, Vice Chancellor of Germany, Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund, Jack Ma, Alibaba Group, and Ratan N. Tata, Tata Sons Limited.

Apply until 1 February 2020 and seize the opportunity to qualify as one of 300 “Leaders of Tomorrow” for the 50th St. Gallen Symposium by competing in our global essay competition with a prize money of CHF 20,000. Here some more highlights if you make it to St. Gallen:

  •  Meet 600 top managers, entrepreneurs, politicians and scientists from around the world
  • Share your ideas with the symposium’s global audience
  •  Small and intimate gatherings with world leaders, exclusively for the Leaders of Tomorrow
  •  Meet 300 of the world’s brightest young minds and become member of a global community

The 50th St. Gallen Symposium will be held from 6–8 May 2020 at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and is devoted to the theme “Freedom Revisited”.

Have a look at competition question and requirements at symposium.org/competition, register now to receive the latest news and tips, and hand in your essay no later than 1 February 2020. Check out www.youtube.com/user/StGallenSymposium and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to get more insights on what awaits you in St. Gallen.