Summit Agenda

Be inspired by renowned international speakers

The Global Female Leaders Summit promises you two and a half days of exciting keynote speeches, panel discussions and interactive Think Tanks on topics such as leadership, geopolitics, innovation, sustainability, health and finance. 

Don't miss your chance to network with leaders from diverse fields and backgrounds. 

Stay tuned for more details!

You will meet at the Summit:

CEOs & leaders of top organizations

Board members of influential companies

Entrepreneurs of innovative ventures

Family business owners & successors

High potential professionals, leaders Academics & forethinkers

The Agenda

02.06.2024

16:00

Pre-Summit

Speaker Kinga M. Weiss

International Families, Assets and Challenges for your Estate Planning

Icebreaker | Think Tank Academy Session of your choice

Kinga M. Weiss | Walder Wyss AG, Switzerland

02.06.2024

16:00

Pre-Summit

Speaker Michael D Watkins

Leadership and AI: How to Boost Your Strategic Thinking Skills in the Digital Era

Icebreaker | Think Tank Academy Session of your choice

Michael D. Watkins | IMD, Switzerland

02.06.2024

19:00

Pre-Summit

Speaker Sigrid Bauschert

Pre-Summit Welcome Reception in the NFT Skybar

Welcome Address | NFT Skybar

Sigrid Bauschert | Management Circle AG, Germany

02.06.2024

19:30

Pre-Summit

Speaker Susan Goldsworthy

What Did We Do Once We Knew? Awakening Leaders to an Apocalyptic Approach

Keynote

Susan Goldsworthy | IMD, Switzerland

03.06.2024

07:15

Day One

Event Registration

Welcome Coffee and Tea

03.06.2024

07:30

Day One

Speaker Michael D Watkins

Developing Agile Tenacity in Your Leaders – And in Yourself

CHRO Breakfast - Including Inspiring Early Bird Session | Hosted by IMD

Michael D. Watkins | IMD, Switzerland

03.06.2024

09:00

Day One

Speaker Sigrid Bauschert
Speaker Melinda Crane

Global Female Leaders 2024 – Opening

Sigrid Bauschert | Management Circle AG, Germany
Melinda Crane | Deutsche Welle TV, USA/Germany

03.06.2024

09:15

Day One

Womens‘ Impact in Tech

Opening Keynote

Kristina Sinemus | Hessian Ministry, Germany

03.06.2024

09:45

Day One

Speaker Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook

America Decides in November: Trump Again?

Spotlight

Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook | Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany

03.06.2024

10:05

Day One

Speaker Donya-Florence Amer
Speaker Sorana Parvulescu
Speaker Elisabeth Stheeman

How Business Continuity Challenges Shape Good Governance - Insights from Global Leaders

Executive Panel Discussion | Moderated by Melinda Crane

Donya-Florence Amer | Hapag-Lloyd, Germany
Sorana Parvulescu | Control Risks, UAE
Elisabeth Stheeman | Edinburgh Investment Trust PLC, United Kingdom

03.06.2024

10:50

Day One

Refreshment Break & International Networking

03.06.2024

11:20

Day One

Speaker Alicia García-Herrero

China’s Geopolitical Trap and What it Means for Europe

Spotlight

Alicia García-Herrero | Natixis Corporate and Investment Bank, Hong Kong

03.06.2024

11:40

Day One

Speaker Janet Adams
Speaker Christina Mertens
Speaker Karin Schwab
Speaker Tanvi Singh

Threats and Wars – Best Practices for Cyber Resilience

Executive Panel Discussion | Moderated by Melinda Crane

Janet Adams | SingularityNET, UK
Christina Mertens | VIRTUS Data Centres, Germany
Karin Schwab | eBay, USA
Tanvi Singh | Global Blockchain Business Council, Switzerland

03.06.2024

12:30

Day One

International Networking & Lunch

03.06.2024

13:30

Day One

Speaker Kathrin Dufour

Times of Change – from High Carbon to Low Carbon

Think Tank Academy | Session of your choice

Kathrin Dufour | Wintershall Dea AG, Germany

03.06.2024

13:30

Day One

Speaker Donya-Florence Amer

A Move to ensure Business Continuity and a Trigger for Transformation

Think Tank Academy | Session of your choice

Donya-Florence Amer | Hapag-Lloyd, Germany

03.06.2024

13:30

Day One

Speaker Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook

Fast Forward: Making Intergenerational Leadership Work

Think Tank Academy | Session of your choice

Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook | Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany

03.06.2024

13:30

Day One

Speaker Tanvi Singh

AI & Data Management: Unifying AI, Blockchain and Privacy for Trust & Efficiency

Think Tank Academy | Session of your choice

Tanvi Singh | Global Blockchain Business Council, Switzerland

03.06.2024

14:30

Day One

Pit Stop with Coffee

03.06.2024

14:40

Day One

Speaker Katharina Roehrig
Speaker Tell Münzing

Transform to Flourish – From Insights to Impacts

Think Tank Academy | Session of your choice

Katharina Roehrig | Melitta Group, Germany
Tell Münzing | 1Transformation, Germany

03.06.2024

14:40

Day One

Speaker Nadine Baudot-Tratjenberg

Trading Real-World Assets on the Blockchain

Think Tank Academy | Session of your choice

Nadine Baudot-Tratjenberg | esh Bank, Israel

03.06.2024

14:40

Day One

Speaker Barbara Körner

How the Right Attitude Enables Effective Change Management to Thrive

Think Tank Academy | Session of your choice

Barbara Körner | Coca-Cola GmbH, Germany

03.06.2024

14:40

Day One

Speaker Anastasia Kalinina

Future of Governance and Society – the Great Transformation

Think Tank Academy | Session of your choice

Anastasia Kalinina | reState Foundation, Switzerland

03.06.2024

15:40

Day One

Refreshment Break & International Networking

03.06.2024

16:00

Day One

Speaker Deborah Lorenzen
Speaker Nadine Baudot-Tratjenberg
Speaker Kelly Skalicky
Speaker Fiona van Echelpoel

The New Nature of Money Meets Reality

Executive Panel Discussion | Moderated by Deborah Lorenzen

Deborah Lorenzen | Lorenzen Advisors, USA/Denmark
Nadine Baudot-Tratjenberg | esh Bank, Israel
Kelly Skalicky | Stearns Bank National Association, USA
Fiona van Echelpoel | European Central Bank, Germany

03.06.2024

16:45

Day One

Speaker Anke Schaks

The New Nature of Money with Insights from Economics, Banking and Consumers

Spotlight

Anke Schaks | ERGO Deutschland, Germany

03.06.2024

17:05

Day One

Speaker Dr. Ladislava Klein

Shaping the Future with Foreign Investments in Africa

Spotlight

Ladislava Klein | KPMG AG, Germany

03.06.2024

17:25

Day One

Speaker Angela Mhlanga

Innovation: The Key to Inclusion and Access of Financial Solutions to the Emerging Market

Spotlight

Angela Mhlanga | Hollard Group Risk, South Africa

03.06.2024

17:45

Day One

Speaker Michael D Watkins

The Six Disciplines of Strategic Thinking: How to Lead Your Organization into the Future with AI

Spotlight

Michael D. Watkins | IMD, Switzerland

03.06.2024

18:05

Day One

Speaker Els van der Helm

The Power of Sleep - How to Leverage Sleep

Spotlight

Els van der Helm | IE Business School, Spain

03.06.2024

18:25

Day One

Wrap up of the day / Free time and Networking

03.06.2024

19:30

Day One

Global Female Leaders Night

Cocktail Reception – Join us for International Networking

03.06.2024

20:30

Day One

Teaser Global Female Leaders Circle Events

Networking Barbecue Dinner

04.06.2024

07:15

Day Two

Yoga – Kick off the 2nd day hosted by Shiseido

Meet in the Hotel Lobby

04.06.2024

09:00

Day Two

Speaker Suzanne Heywood

Navigating Challenges: My Journey and the Importance of Resilience

Keynote Presentation

Suzanne Heywood | Exor, United Kingdom

04.06.2024

09:30

Day Two

Speaker Angelika Huber-Strasser
Speaker Anandi Iyer
Speaker Anke Schaks

Trust-Based Leadership – Navigating in Turbulent Times

Executive Panel Discussion | Moderated by Melinda Crane

Anandi Iyer | Fraunhofer Office, India
Anke Schaks | ERGO Deutschland, Germany

04.06.2024

10:15

Day Two

Refreshment Break & International Networking

04.06.2024

10:45

Day Two

Speaker Carli Jacobs

Food for Thought: Nourishing a Healthy Future for All

Spotlight

Carli Jacobs | Swiss Re Africa, South Africa

04.06.2024

11:05

Day Two

Speaker M. Carolina Florian

Is Biological Ageing Irreversible?

Spotlight

M. Carolina Florian | Bellvitge Institute for Biomedical Research, (IDIBELL), Spain

04.06.2024

11:35

Day Two

Speaker Alina Enache

Taste the Change: How Coca-Cola Reshapes the Future Through DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion)

Think Tank Academy | Session of your choice

Alina Enache | Coca-Cola, Germany

04.06.2024

11:35

Day Two

Speaker Catherine Workman

Human Leadership – A Weakness or a Strength?

Think Tank Academy | Session of your choice

Catherine Workman | Pinsent Masons, UAE

04.06.2024

11:35

Day Two

Speaker Dr. iur. Maja Baumann, LL.M.

Breaking Down Silos: Navigating the Path to a Flat Decentralized Organization

Think Tank Academy | Session of your choice

Maja Baumann, LL.M. | Vontobel Holding, Switzerland

04.06.2024

11:35

Day Two

Speaker Christiane Schulz

Unlocking Trust: Building stronger Organisations and Leadership – Mastering Trust with a Blueprint

Think Tank Academy | Session of your choice

Christiane Schulz | Edelman, Germany

04.06.2024

12:35

Day Two

International Networking & Lunch with Dessert and Coffee

04.06.2024

14:00

Day Two

Intrapreneurship within the Shiseido Group

Think Tank Academy | Session of your choice

Lindsay Azpitarte | Shiseido, France

04.06.2024

14:00

Day Two

Speaker Sorana Parvulescu

Building Resilience for our Future: Geopolitical Scenarios for 2035

Think Tank Academy | Session of your choice

Sorana Parvulescu | Control Risks, UAE

04.06.2024

14:00

Day Two

Speaker Veronika Pountcheva

TRUSTMASTERSHIP – Modern Leadership with a Twist

Think Tank Academy | Session of your choice

Veronika Pountcheva | International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), Germany

04.06.2024

14:00

Day Two

Speaker Anandi Iyer

Technology and Democratization of Digitalisation

Think Tank Academy | Session of your choice

Anandi Iyer | Fraunhofer Office, India

04.06.2024

15:00

Day Two

Refreshment Break & International Networking

04.06.2024

15:30

Day Two

Speaker Joanna Bensz
Speaker M. Carolina Florian
Speaker Karoline Schmid
Speaker Pia Vornholt

Health is Wealth – Megatrend Longevity, its Challenges and Opportunities for Work

Executive Panel Discussion | Moderated by Melinda Crane

Joanna Bensz | Longevity Center, Poland and Switzerland
M. Carolina Florian | Bellvitge Institute for Biomedical Research, (IDIBELL), Spain
Karoline Schmid | United Nations, USA
Pia Vornholt | Novo Nordisk, Region Germany

04.06.2024

16:15

Day Two

Ritu Sadana

An Economy for Well-Being – We Must Build This Together

Closing Keynote

Ritu Sadana | World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland

04.06.2024

16:45

Day Two

Speaker Sigrid Bauschert
Speaker Melinda Crane

Moderator’s Closing Comments & Farewell

Sigrid Bauschert | Management Circle AG, Germany
Melinda Crane | Deutsche Welle TV, USA/Germany

04.06.2024

17:00

Day Two

End of the Global Female Leaders Summit

Discover the key topics of the next Global Female Leaders Summit

Embracing Change - Leading Economic Transformation

Geopolitical Challenges – Managing the Shifts
Join us in a critical discussion on leading economic transformation

The New Nature of Money
Explore the new nature of money and its implications for the future of payments, banking, investing, and insurance

Leadership with Trust
Facing the most pressing issues for business leaders today

Health is the New Wealth
Discover the importance of well-being for individuals, companies and society

AI and Resilience
Find out how you can master the challenges of a rapidly changing world with AI and Resilience

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