Programme

Tuesday 15 September

17.00 – 19.00
If you are arriving into Zürich, come to our HQ at Dufourstrasse 90 for early registration, to meet the team and have a drink with us too.

 

Wednesday 16 September

12.37 – 16.00
Join us on the train from Zürich to St Moritz. Our team will have our own carriage for the most stunning part of the trip from Chur to St Moritz – one of the world’s great rail trips.

18.00 - 20.00
Join the welcome cocktail at Kulm Country Club and meet your fellow delegates.

Thursday 17 September

07.00 – 07.45
If you are an early riser, come for a dip in the lake – we’ll organise shuttles to and from Suvretta House. 

08.00
Breakfast, kaffee and the morning papers in the Stube at Suvretta House.

09.15
Take your seats and meet your neighbours in the Salon Venise.

09.20 
A welcome from the Monocle team and editor in chief Tyler Brûlé. 

09:30 – 10.00
The new world of risk

Dirk Effenberger, UBS’s head investment risk at CIO GWM and ambassador Palvi Pulli, head of security policy in the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport, look at how you manage risk – in life, investments and governance. It’s a dangerous world, so how do you move forwards?

10:00 - 10:35
How to fix hospitality

How can we get hotels humming, people moving and a powerful sector buzzing? Hospitality has faced an unprecedented year but already brands, developers and innkeepers are finding a way ahead. Hear the views of Paul Geertman, founder of Aedes Real Estate, Ruth Kramer and Thomas Schacht owners of family-run Brücke 49 and Christoph Hoffmann, CEO of hotel group 25Hours. They have the answers. 

10:35 - 11:00
Going premium

There are big questions for the world of luxury arising from recent events. Can bricks and mortar retail rebound? Will the home become the key focus of luxury spending? Alberto Bertoz senior vice-president of V-Zug, the premium Swiss home-appliances brand with an emphasis on health and hygiene, reveals his global plans.

11.00 - 11.25
Time for coffee

11.25 - 11.45
The next moves for mobility

Petter Neby is a serial entrepreneur whose new brand Komma is rethinking how we get around in our cities. All aboard.

11:45 - 12:15
The future of the office with Nora Fehlbaum, CEO of Vitra

Is it all over for the office? Or will a vaccine see them roaring back? Should homes be designed as places for toil too? What’s the function of a good office anyway? Nora Fehlbaum is CEO of furniture powerhouse Vitra, the third generation of her family to run the business, and she sees the trends, needs and challenges first-hand, every day. 

12:15 - 12.50
A dialogue in crises and diplomacy, with Peter Maurer, president of the ICRC

The head of the Red Cross onthe future of humanitarian aid, fixing diplomacy and the advancement of the ICRC’s work in key conflict zones and how this is challenged by the coronavirus pandemic. 

12:50
A word on gentle living

An introduction to Monocle’s new book on gentle living. 

13:00
Lunch is served

14:05
Things we like

Editor in chiefTyler Brûlé on what’s caught his eye, from branding to retail.

14:25 - 14:55
The enduring power of art fairs, with Marc Spiegler of Art Basel

This year, major global events were put on hold - but that hasn’t stopped Art Basel from pressing ahead. Learn where the global art market is moving, from the man behind the world's leading art fair editions - and why being a collector will always mean being in the room. 

14:55 - 15:20
Future chiefs: why sustainability is key

Meet the up and coming players and innovators with a clear focus on sustainability. We unpack what this really entails and why it can be a boon to your market competitiveness. 
Panellists include:Elise Van Middelem from the SUGi rewilding project, and Gnanli Landrou of Oxara, which turns building waste into new materials for the trade.

15:20 - 15:50
Coffee break

15:50 - 16:05
Urbanism: ones to watch

16:05 - 16:30
Rural return

Caspar Coppetti, founder of sportswear brand On Running, is on a mission to bring new life (and a few jobs) to the Alpine hinterlands with a new innovation hub, InnHub La Punt. The city isn’t the only place that means business.

16:30 - 17:00
How to boost your city with Kostas Bakoyannis, mayor of Athens

Athens has rebounded from the financial crisis and years of uncertainty to become a centre for investment, opportunity and a place where the diaspora wants to come home to. How did it turn around its story? And what lessons does it have for other cities. We ask its dynamic mayor.

17:00
Farewell from the team, lessons to take home and time for a refresh 

19:00
Chairlift to Trutz restaurant

19:30 – 22:30
Drinks and dinner at the Alpine restaurant Trutz

23:00
Nightcap in the Stube at Suvretta House

Friday 18 September

09:00 – 10.30
Farewell breakfast at Suvretta House. 

The Monocle team will arrange some optional activities for those staying on for the weekend. It’s going to be a great few days.

*programme subject to change

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