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Keynote Speaker Stephane Garelli

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Stephane Garelli is a professor, entrepreneur, writer and an excellent speaker. How would you describe yourself: a tiger, a cat, or a dinosaur? Let's talk about new normality in the business world.

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Talking Topics – Stephane Garelli’s areas of expertise are the following:


Competitiveness in the World

Global economic conditions

Economic and business view and its influence on companies

New “normal”: new laws that will shape the business environment.

What businesses need to know and what they need to do to stay ahead (strategy)

There’s nothing definitive, but everything is critical.


Stephane Garelli’s career


Stephane Garelli, a global authority on competitiveness, leads research and theory in this field. He is a Professor Emeritus of the Management Development Institute (IMD) in Lausanne, where he established the Center for International Competitiveness, and also an Honorary Professor of International Competitiveness at the University of Lausanne.



Professor Stefan Garelli is closely linked to the business world. He was chairman and shareholder of the leading Swiss newspaper Le Temps, chairman of the board of directors of the financial and banking holding company Sandoz, and also a member of the board of Edouard Constant Bank.


For many years, Professor Garelli was Managing Director of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the annual meeting in Davos. He was also a long term senior advisor to the European leadership of the company Hewlett-Packard.


Other Institutions

Stefan Garelli is a member of several institutions such as the China Enterprise Management Association, Chairman of the Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe, Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences, Mexican Competitiveness Council, member of the Advisory Board of the Thai Management Association and others. But not only that. Stefan is also a member of the International Olympic Committee Commission on Sustainable Development and Heritage.


From 1999 to 2002, he was a member of the Constitutional Assembly of his native state of Vaud (Switzerland).


Stephane Garelli’s beliefs


Economics need not be complicated or boring to be relevant


Stephane Garelli’s publications


Stefan Garelli is the author of different publications on competitiveness and the global economy. Together with Wiley, he has issued his bestseller book, “Top Class Competitors – How Nations, Firms, and Individuals Succeed in the New World of Competitiveness.” His newest book called, “Are you a tiger, cat or dinosaur” was issued in numerous languages and is popular throughout the world.


Are you a Tiger, a Cat or a Dinosaur?

Top Class Competitors – How Nations, Firms, and Individuals Succeed in the New World of Competitiveness

World Competitiveness Yearbooks 1989 – 2014


Is the disappearance of the tie anecdotal?

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