50th St. Gallen Symposium – Global Essay Competition

The St. Gallen Symposium is the world’s leading initiative for intergenerational debates on economic, political, and social developments. Since 1969, we have fostered fruitful discourses as a student-run initiative combining excellence with innovative ideas.

This year through our Global Essay Competition, 100 graduate and post-graduate students can qualify for an all-expenses-covered participation in the 50th Anniversary of our annual conference located in St. Gallen, Switzerland. The top three of the 100 qualifiers have the unique opportunity of presenting their ideas in front of a world-renowned audience and share in the grand prize of CHF 20’000..

Completely organized by students, we are proud to have welcomed distinguished participants over the years including Christine Lagarde, former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group, and Dominic Barton, Managing Partner Emeritus McKinsey & Company. The submission takes place online at www.symposium.org/essay-competition. Please email eduardo.ludwig@symposium.org for more details.