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SMG New Year's Online Roundtable

Lookout Meetings

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

4.00 pm - 5.30 pm

Unfortunately, due to the current Covid-19 situation, we must renounce the physical meeting of our New Year's reception. Nevertheless, together with our esteemed members we want to hold on to our tradition of taking a look at important topics and challenges of the new year. Accordingly, we invite you to the virtual room and we look forward to a lively discussion around the issue:

Where does the Swiss economy stand at the beginning of the new year?

We are very pleased to welcome Prof. Dr. Jan-Egbert Sturm, Head of the economist group in the Federal Science Task Force and Director of the KOF Swiss Economic Institute at ETH Zurich. May we master the great challenges together and emerge from them positively strengthened. In doing so, we will be assisted by the highly regarded innovative strength of our small country and we can consider ourselves fortunate in the valuable interaction between business, education and research. Accordingly, we would like to increase our support in the future and, together with the ETH Foundation, provide you with access to as well as exchange with outstanding personalities in 2021. 



Welcome by Dr. Lukas Braunschweiler, President SMG and Michael Domeisen, Head of Partnerships and Member of the Management Board at ETH Foundation


Presentation by Prof. Dr. Jan-Egbert Sturm, Head of the Economist Group in the Federal Science Task Force and Director of the KOF Swiss Economic Institute at ETH Zurich:

"Swiss economy 2021 - Quo  Vadis?"




End of New Year's Online Roundtable



Prof. Dr. Jan-Egbert Sturm has been Full Professor of Applied Macroeconomics at the Department of Management, Technology and Economics (D-​MTEC) as well as Director of the KOF Swiss Economic Institute at ETH Zurich since October 2005. Sturm is editor of the European Journal of Political Economy and a member of various committees and boards in Switzerland and abroad. He studied and obtained his doctorate at the University of Groningen. From 2001 to 2003, he was Head of the Department of Economic Forecasting and Financial Markets at the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich and held a professorship in economics, with a focus on macroeconomics and monetary policy, at the Center for Economic Studies (CES) of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Munich. In 2003, he was appointed Professor of Economics, Chair of Monetary Economics of Open Economies at the University of Konstanz (D) and at the same time became head of the TWI - Thurgau Institute of Economics at the University of Konstanz in Kreuzlingen (CH).


Dr. Lukas Braunschweiler is President of SMG and sits on the boards of directors of various companies. He holds a Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry and a PhD in Physical Chemistry from ETH Zurich. From 2011 to the end of March 2018, he worked as the CEO of the Sonova Group. He was previously CEO of the Swiss technology group RUAG, led the California-based Dionex Corporation as President and CEO from 2002 to 2009, and worked in Group Executive Management at Mettler Toledo from 1995 to 2002.


Michael Domeisen is Head of Partnerships and Member of the Management Board at ETH Foundation. Domeisen grew up in an entrepreneurial family in the city of St. Gallen. He studied natural sciences in Bern and Santander. His professional path led him to leading positions in non-profit organizations. Before joining the ETH Foundation, he established "House of Winterthur", the first integrated location marketing of a large city.


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