Growth was high on the agenda at the Ineng St.Gallen Symposium info session attended by local and international students today in Cape Town.
Daniel Dippold, South Africa representative for the annual symposium held every May in Switzerland discussed the opportunity, which is open to Masters students at the exclusive gathering this coming May.
A special delegation of American students from the Western Kentucky University attended the event, where eager debate on the topic “Alternatives to Growth?” took place.
Consensus for South Africa appeared to indicate that Growth was absolutely necessary, but not sufficient for the future. Ending exclusion from the market, ending corruption and ensuring transparency would all be required as a context for growth to occur and serve as a sufficient basis for the long-term success of South Africa.
The St. Gallen Symposium is a prestigious annual gathering where 200 emerging young leaders from around the world debate among 600 current global leaders, including Head of State, CEOs and top entrepreneurs.
The discussions held at Ineng today reveal some key inputs that will no doubt form part of the essays submitted for discussion at this year’s St. Gallen Symposium.
Issues tackled by Ineng before, with policy recommendations, included property rights and the ease of doing business. Many of the deliberations compared South African and American experiences on the issue of growth, what is requires and what alternatives to its current measurements can be considered, if and where needed.
Read more on the requirements to enter the St. Gallen Symposium Essay Competition.
Above: Daniel Dippold from the University of St. Gallen speaking at the event.
Above: South African entrepreneur Unathi Kwaza speaking at the event.
Above: A Durban-born South African student, currently based at Western Kentucky University for her studies, makes an input on her experience comparing the US and South Africa.
Above: More information about the St. Gallen Symposium
Above: Download the Event Presentation – St Gallen – Wings of Excellence presentation.
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