It is our pleasure to inform you that students have again, for the 30th time since 1989, the unique opportunity to qualify for an all-expenses-paid participation in the world’s premier forum for intergenerational dialogue, the 48th St. Gallen Symposium (www.symposium.org). We are writing to ask for your support in encouraging your students to seize this unique opportunity.
We are a nearly 50-year-old student initiative and invite graduate and postgraduate students from all fields of studies and corners in the world to compete for the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award by writing a compelling, inspiring and thought-provoking essay. Each year, this competition offers graduate and postgraduate students from all fields of study the unique opportunity to participate as “Leader of Tomorrow” at the St. Gallen Symposium, in company of 600 entrepreneurs, top managers, politicians and scientists from more than 60 nations. Your student’s are invited to submit their thoughts and visions to the question “Robots are coming for your job. How do you augment yourself to stay economically relevant?” at www.symposium.org/apply. Closing date is 1 February 2018.
The 48th St. Gallen Symposium is devoted to the theme “Beyond the end of work” and will be held from 2–4 May 2018 in Switzerland. We are honoured to have welcomed renowned participants such as Kofi Annan, seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kersti Kaljulaid, President of the Republic of Estonia, Aubrey De Grey, author and biomedical gerontologist, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, or Jack Ma, Chief Execute Officer Alibaba Group or Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
As your university is among the leading in the world, we strongly believe that your students should have their say at our global conference and they should become part of our global community. In addition to the benefits mentioned above, there are some more highlights waiting for them in case they qualify:
• Small and intimate gatherings with world leaders, exclusively for the students
• Meet 600 of the world’s leading business, political, and academic leaders
• Meet 200 of the world’s brightest young minds and become member of a unique global community
• Expenses paid (travel, board and lodging)
• Share their ideas with the symposium’s global audience
On top of everything, the very best student contestants present their idea on the big stage for the prestigious award, the three winners of the competition share a CHF 30’000.– cash prize. The performance will be in front of hundreds of current and future decision makers and it will be live-streamed so that the world can watch them as well. Here is how they did at our conference in 2017.
We would greatly appreciate if you could encourage your students to take part in our competition by forwarding the e-mail below. It would be exceptional if you even could say a few words about our initiative during your lectures, maybe supported by showing our trailer. If you and your colleagues prefer to inform through different channels, please use the information material at http://www.symposium.org/promotionpackage.
Each year, more than 400 universities worldwide support our student initiative. In this regard, we would like to express our gratitude for your invaluable commitment towards our student initiative.
Your 48th International Students’ Committee (ISC)
International Students’ Committee (ISC)