Speakers

Speakers & Personalities 2023
Alpensymposium Konferenz für Politik, Wirtschaft, Sport und Kunst, Interlaken, Schweiz Garry Kasparov

Garri Kasparov

World Chess Champion and Author from Russia

Long-time world chess champion, probably the ``strongest player in the history of chess``, opposition activist, book author and multi-award-winning personality who is one of the most influential people in the world. Not only his fight ``man against machine`` caused a big sensation, today he is an advocate for more democracy in Russia.

Alpensymposium Konferenz für Politik, Wirtschaft, Sport und Kunst, Interlaken, Schweiz Zarifa Ghafari

Zarifa Ghafari

Economist, human rights and women's rights activist from Afghanistan ``A Woman's battle in a Man's World``.

The 30-year-old with a master's degree in economics was born in Kabul. An intellectual, enlightened young woman and courageous civil activist, she is devoted to her country and people. She is the founder of the Afghan Women Development and Help Foundation.

Alpensymposium Konferenz für Politik, Wirtschaft, Sport und Kunst, Interlaken, Schweiz Magnus Lindkvist

Magnus Lindkvist

The World's leading Trendspotter from Sweden

As a writer, Magnus Lindkvist is driven by a relentless curiosity about our mental space, where the outside world collides with the human brain. He is a fantastic storyteller and with his politically incorrect humour he turns his performances into ``performances``.

Alpensymposium Konferenz für Politik, Wirtschaft, Sport und Kunst, Interlaken, Schweiz Michaela Merk

Dr. Michaela Merk

Professor in Sales, Brand and Digital Excellence.

``In the digital age, turn employees into brand ambassadors who inspire customers in the long term through emotional intelligence and excellence.`` According to Prof. Dr. Merk, digitalization requires more humanity. As a specialist in leadership, she fascinates with her in-depth knowledge, applied content and as a charismatically winning personality. She teaches at Audencia Business School and the University of St. Gallen. Among the stations of her work are L'Oréal, Chanel, Rolex, Four Seasons Hotels, Nespresso and many more.

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Stefan Verra

The Body Language Expert from Austria

He is one of the most successful body language experts, inspiring over 100,000 people worldwide every year. His body language analyses are regularly published in the major media (ARD, Spiegel, ORF,...). The best-selling author is a guest lecturer at several universities, university clinics and will give you fascinating insights.

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Daniel Bloch

CEO Chocolats Camille Bloch SA

After passing his bar exam, he gained experience in the paper industry and as an associate lawyer in a law firm on Park Avenue in New York. From 1997, he gradually took over responsibility for the management of Chocolats Camille Bloch SA from his father. He is Vice President of Chocosuisse and a member of the Board of Economiesuisse.

Alpensymposium Konferenz für Politik, Wirtschaft, Sport und Kunst, Interlaken, Schweiz Benjamin Bargetzi

Benjamin Bargetzi

Neuroscience meets digitalisation.

Internationally sought-after expert for future-proof transformation strategies and the interfaces of digitization, change management, neuroscience and psychology. His work stations include Google and Amazon. He is the founder of the ``ACIT Global Future Institute`` and works as a cognitive scientist and psychologist.

Alpensymposium Konferenz für Politik, Wirtschaft, Sport und Kunst, Interlaken, Schweiz Daniela Landherr

Daniela Landherr

New Work: the new world of work

As a global executive in a multinational technology company, a lecturer in academia and a board member in corporations, Daniela Landherr brings extensive experience to new approaches and offers powerful tools to leaders.

Alpensymposium Konferenz für Politik, Wirtschaft, Sport und Kunst, Interlaken, Schweiz Bernhard Heusler

Bernhard Heusler

A team wins. Always.

Intercultural management and leadership in the digital tsunami. The former president of FC Basel is a personality. As an entrepreneur, business lawyer, consultant, referee and foundation president, he knows the challenges in leadership, corporate management and transformation needs of the present. He knows the special connection between sporting success and entrepreneurship.

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Urs Kessler

CEO Jungfrau Railways Group

He has been the director of Switzerland's largest mountain railway company since 2008. He is the initiator and father of the V-Bahn generation project, which opened end of 2020. Since joining the company in 1987, he has established the Jungfrau - Top of Europe brand as a top global brand and introduced a network of representatives in Asia, among other things. He is also the initiator of events on the Jungfraujoch and the SnowpenAir.

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Marc Trauffer

Entrepreneur, Musician, Alpentainer

As an entrepreneur and musician, he is in the office from Monday to Friday as owner/managing director of Trauffer Switzerland and on the biggest stages in Switzerland on weekends. ``I ha müeh mit de Chüeh`` he sings; but in his childhood dream factory, the world-famous wooden cows with red spots are his best horse in the stable. ``Doing. Just do.`` is his motto - and he consistently puts it into practice himself.

Alpensymposium Konferenz für Politik, Wirtschaft, Sport und Kunst, Interlaken, Schweiz Florian Inhauser

Presenter - Florian Inhauser

Top presenter «Tagesschau Swiss Radio and TV» & journalist

The historian and English graduate has been anchoring ``Tagesschau`` on SRF since 2007, and the foreign magazine ``SRF global`` since 2015. As a special correspondent, he reported from various crisis, war and disaster areas.