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DOORS OPEN AND NETWORKING ESPRESSO

WELCOME BY THE HOST – Presenter through the day   CHRISTIAN ZEUGIN

FRANçOIS BAUR   President of FDP.Die Liberalen International

ANNE BRASSEUR    President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

VEIT V. DENGLER   CEO NZZ Media Group

INITIATOR   DORIS FIALA  National Councillor (Member of Parliament), FDP.Die Liberalen Zurich, President of the Swiss delegation
to the Council of Europe

DR. JULI MINOVES  President, Liberal International

PHILIPP MuLLER   Member of Parliament and President of FDP.Die Liberalen

ANDRI SILBERSCHMIDT    President Young Liberals FDP. Die Liberalen for Canton Zurich

CARMEN WALKER SPÄH   President, Women of FDP.Die Liberalen, Senior Councillor, Zurich Canton

SIR GRAHAM WATSON    ALDE Party President

KEY SPEAK

BUNDESRAT DIDIER BURKHALTER   Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)

Migration and Liberal challenges in South Africa

HELEN ZILLE   Premier of Western Cape, South Africa

Challenges / opportunities for the future of modern private banking

BORIS F. J. COLLARDI   CEO Julius Baer Group Ltd.

DISCUSSION WITH THE AUDIENCE

Individual Freedom and Creating Rules – Why Makes the Liberal Idea Stand Out From the Conservative

Pierre Bessard  Director of the Liberal Institute, Zurich

Freedom and Democracy under Pressure – Liberalism versus Conservatism

DEBATE I Presenter:

Zoé Baches  Wirtschaftsredaktorin NZZ

Lord John Alderdice   Member House of Lords, Director of Centre for Intractable Conflict at the University of Oxford

PROF. DR. HANS-UELI VOGT  Member of Cantonal Council SVP, designierter Ständeratskandidat, Zurich, Professor of Civil and Commercial Law at the University of Zurich

DISCUSSION WITH THE AUDIENCE

Social Indifference versus Liberal Common Sense: “We need a liberal counter-revolution!”

KASPAR VILLIGER   Former Minister and President of Switzerland, Former entrepreneur, Chairman of the UBS Foundation of
Economics in Society

NETWORKING LUNCH

Free Trade Agreement US-EU, TTIP: (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership)
Big challenges for third countries such as Switzerland

PANEL DISCUSSION |  Presenter:
FELIX E. MULLER  
Chief Editor NZZ am Sonntag & NZZ Magazine, Member of the Executive Board of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung AG

Dr. Jan Atteslander   Head of Foreign Economic Affairs, economiesuisse

JEREMY BEER  Counselor for Political and Economic Affairs at U.S. Embassy in Switzerland

Martin Naville   CEO Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce

RUEDI NOSER   Member of Parliament FDP. Die Liberalen Zurich, Senate Candidate, Enterpreneuer

DISCUSSION WITH THE AUDIENCE

Hospitality schools of success of the Swiss education system

MICHEL ROCHAT   CEO Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne EHL

What conditions do young people need so they can create and preserve prosperity for their generation?
How can youth entrepreneurship be promoted?

PANEL DISCUSSION |  Presenter:

CLAUDINE ESSEIVA   Secretary of FDP Women, Senate candidate – Bern

SUNNIE J. GROENEVELD   Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Inspire 925

Sven Hilgers   Member of Federal Board, Young Liberals Germany (JuLis)

BEATE MEINL-REISINGER   Chair of NEOS Vienna and Deputy Federal Chair NEOS

RENAN SANTOS   Co-Leader, Movimiento Brazil Livre (Free Brazil Movement)

ANDRI SILBERSCHMIDT  President Young Liberals FDP. Die Liberalen for Canton Zurich

DISCUSSION WITH THE AUDIENCE

COFFEE BREAK

Freedom, Chances and Responsibility in the Digital Age

PANEL DISCUSSION – Presenter:
MARIE-ASTRID LANGER  
Editor in the Foreign Section of Neue Zürcher Zeitung

VEIT V. DENGLER   CEO NZZ Media Group

Ursula Uttinger   lic. iur, President, Data Protection Forum Switzerland

PATRICK WARNKING   Country Director, Google Switzerland

Alberto Zilio   Director for Public Affairs Europe, AT&T

DISCUSSION WITH THE AUDIENCE

CONCLUSION AND CLOSING

NETWORKING APÉRO

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