Thursday, May 28th

Welcome Reception

Lokremise St. Gallen (a 15 minute walk from the conference hotel). Click here for directions.

Please join us for a Welcome Reception at the Lokremise St. Gallen, which is the largest surviving circular locomotive depot in Switzerland. The depot is now a multi-genre cultural centre for the city and the whole of eastern Switzerland. Theatre, dance, film, art and fine dining are all intertwined here. Weather permitting, this reception will be outdoors and will you’ll have to opportunity to taste the famous St. Galler Bratwurst.




Friday, May 29th

Tour of the Abbey Library and Dinner

Conference attendees will be treated to a tour of the Abbey Library, which is one of the oldest and most beautiful libraries in the world. The inventory of the library, which is still operating today, numbers around 170,000 books. The impressive collection of early mediaeval original documents has made this institution famous worldwide. Attendees will then go to the Gallusplatz for a welcome drink and light snacks and then onto the Hotel Einstein for a dinner with musical entertainment by the HSG-Band.

Itinerary for the evening:

18:15 Bus pick up (from the Executive Center) and city tour. Please note: A part of this 1 ½ hour tour will be walking. Please dress appropriately.

20:00 Reception at Gallusplatz

21:00 Dinner at Hotel Einstein


Saturday, May 30th

Dinner at the Hotel Säntis in Appenzell

Hotel Säntis whose grand facade faces onto the Landsgemeindeplatz and offers a magnificent view of the surrounding hills and mountains. They will be treated to a traditional dinner and entertainment. The interesting region, Appenzellerland, entertains all ages with its history and traditions.

Itinerary for the evening:

18:45 Bus pick up (from the Hotel Einstein) and bus tour

20:00 Dinner and Entertainment

22:00 First bus departs for hotel Einstein

23:00 Last bus departs for the hotel Einstein

*Guests are welcome to join any of the evening events but advanced registration is required. Click here for information on how to register a guest.



Strategic Management Society

St. Gallen