This report is dedicated to the Patrons of the St. Gallen Symposium’s Leaders of Tomorrow. It presents stories and background information on the manifold initiatives of the St. Gallen Symposium, which have involved and empowered a global community of ambitious and dedicated young talents in 2015 and 2016.
The St. Gallen Symposium is a global gathering of Leaders of Today and Tomorrow that takes place annually in May at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. It is organised by the International Students’ Committee (ISC), a team of students from the university. The goal of this student initiative is to provide a setting for relevant debates between Leaders of Today and Tomorrow on topics of management, politics and civil society. Further information about the symposium is available on the official website.
It is the Leaders of Tomorrow who make the St. Gallen Symposium unique. Young, inspirational and ready to embrace the world from their own point of view, the Leaders of Tomorrow come from a truly global background. Students are required to show their skills in a demanding essay competition – the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award – and the top hundred contributors are invited to St. Gallen. A further hundred Leaders of Tomorrow are hand-selected from a rich pool of young researchers, politicians, managers and entrepreneurs who have already proven their skills in their respective fields.
Over the past years, former Leaders of Tomorrow have been building a global community to stay connected and to drive intellectual exchange and year-round initiatives. The St. Gallen Symposium actively keeps the community connected, and regularly gathers members not only via online platforms but also at small events around the globe. Members of this community even return to the St. Gallen Symposium every year in new capacities. They act as speakers, moderators and bridge builders between generations and support the ISC in specific projects related to the promotion and development of the St. Gallen Symposium.
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…is a member of the 48th International Students’ Committee. She is responsible for the United Kingdom and Ireland, Communication and for this Leaders of Tomorrow Report.
We hope you enjoyed the stories about our Leaders of Tomorrow and that this report underpins your decision to support the St. Gallen Symposium in its manifold endeavours of empowering those young outstanding talents in the world who want to make a difference.
We would be extremely honoured to also count on your support in future years. In this regard, we look forward to contacting you in autumn this year.
Should you have any questions regarding our initiative or the Leaders of Tomorrow, do not hesitate to contact us.
Thank you again for supporting us in empowering the next generation of leaders!
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