When they hear the word America, most people immediately think of the USA. It is indeed true that this “land of unlimited opportunities” plays a central role in this Premium Speakers topic. A completely different concept of the self prevails in the USA in comparison to many other countries. The Stars and Stripes and the US national anthem are brought out at every possible opportunity with incomparable pride. You have to have lived and worked here for some time to have fully internalised this spirit. This is why you will find an even mix of US ambassadors, Wall Street businessmen and leading economists among the keynote speakers in this section. All of course with as strong a connection as possible to the “land of the free”.  These are people who have an expert understanding of the way America functions, lives and breathes.

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Ulrich Tilgner

Experte in the Middle East, TV-Journalist

Richard C. Schneider

Bureau Chief & Chief Correspondent German Television ARD in Tel Aviv, Israel

George S. Yip

Expert in Global Economy & Politics

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg

Founder & CEO Spitzberg & Partners, New York

Ron Garan

Astronaut, Entrepreneur and Expert for Sustainability

Pascal Weber

USA correspondent for SRF Swiss Radio & TV and Middle East-Expert

Dr. Parag Khanna

World's leading Geo-Strategist

Lars Tvede

Serial entrepreneur

Greg Lindsay

Futurist, Expert at Green Cities, new Technology & Mobility of the Future.

Jeremy Rifkin

Author, Economic & Advisor to the European Union, President of the Foundation on Economic Trends

Sibylle Barden-Fürchtenicht

Author, SDG and ESG Strategist, Board Member

Florian Schild

Management consultant, partner for startups and founder of boot.AI

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Ali Aslan

Internationally known TV & conference presenter

Sibylle Barden-Fürchtenicht

Author, SDG and ESG Strategist, Board Member

Martin Bell

Thought Leader, Company Builder & Global Startup Advisor

John Bercow

157th Speaker of the House of Commons (2009-2019)

Thomas Borer

Business Consultant & Former Swiss Ambassador in Berlin, Germany

Josef Braml

Expert on the USA, Geopolitics & Geo-Economics

Professor Arturo Bris

Professor of Finance IMD Lausanne, Director of the World Competitiveness Center

Arne Elias Corneliussen

Geopolitical Trends, ESG, AI, global Business & Finance and Business Strategies

Reinhard Dischner

Expert on Leadership, Branding, Execution & Corporate Management

Dr. Tobias Endler

Political scientist & Americanist, Author & Publicist

Ferdinando Falco Beccalli

Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor, Expert in Global Business Management & Leadership

Mads Faurholt-Jorgensen

Serial entrepreneur and best selling author

Joschka Fischer

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs & Vice Chancellor, Germany

Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Prime Minister of Danmark (2001 - 2009), Secretary General of NATO (2009 - 2014)

Sigmar Gabriel

Former Minister for Foreign Affairs Germany & Vice Chancellor

Ron Garan

Astronaut, Entrepreneur and Expert for Sustainability

Urs Gredig

Anchorman & Moderator

Paul Hockenos

Political scientist, US American correspondent & book author

Katty Kay

Lead Anchor, BBC World News America and Co-author, Womenomics and The Confidence Code

Dr. Parag Khanna

World's leading Geo-Strategist