Forbes Money Summit

03.05.2024
PARK HYATT ZURICH

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03.05.2024
PARK HYATT ZURICH

Capitalism has an image problem. While “the greatest economic engine ever created”, as Forbes editor Randall Lane calls it, has helped create immense wealth and pull billions of people out of poverty, younger generations aren’t convinced anymore. Against the backdrop of a climate crisis, rising economic inequality and a looming recession, under 30s are turning away from capitalism. Back in 2020, Forbes surveyed 1,000 young American adults and found that 47% approved of socialism, while only 46% viewed capitalism positively.

 

We at Forbes are convinced that capitalism is still the right way to go. But if we take these concerns seriously, we need to rethink what capitalism should be. How can we make the economy more sustainable, without giving ESG ratings to companies that are destroying the environment? How can we make it more inclusive, without leaving behind those that actually achieve the best results? How can we make it more fair, but still make sure that getting rich isn’t something to be ashamed of?

 

At the Forbes Money Summit, we will bring together the young and the old, the skeptic and the optimistic, the can-doers and the naysayers. And with them, we will discuss how to combine purpose and profits as individuals, as companies and as a society. Because if we create just a little friction – and bring the right people together in one room – we can find solutions on how to create an even better version of capitalism. And make some money at the same time.

03.05.2024
PARK HYATT ZURICH

08.15

Doors Open

09.15

Opening Session

09.45

Peter Brabeck-Letmathe (Nestlé):
"Looking Back To See Ahead"

10.15

Anita Wymann (ABS):
"Banking Done Differently"

10.30

Pren Pervorfi (SMZH):
"On Eye Level"

10.50

Noëlle Demole (Shere Khan Youth Protection):
"Starting A Side Hustle"

11.05

Anita Wymann (ABS), Lenah Crass (radicant bank):
"Sustainable Finance" (Panel)

11.45

Networking Lunch

13.30

David Hughes (Schranner Negotiation Institute):
"Negotiations: Play To Win"

13.45

Oliver Künzler (Wenger Plattner):
"M&A: Dealmaker Or Dealbreaker"

14.05

Lia Pittaouli (Eurobank):
"Managing The Very Wealthy"

14.20

Nils Feigenwinter (Bling):
"Kids & Money"

14.40

Janet Hotz (HSBC):
"Lessons Learned From (Almost) Two Decades In Finance"

15.00

Networking Break

15.45

Wolfgang Beltracchi:
"Fake It 'till You Make It" (in German)

16.10

Andrej Majcen (Bitcoin Suisse):
"The Future Of Money?"

16.30

Closing Session

17.00

Apéro by Glo

03.05.2024
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Peter Brabeck-Letmathe
 Chairman Emeritus, Nestlé S.A.


Born in 1944 in Austria, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe graduated from the University of World Trade in Vienna with a degree in Economics. After joining the Nestlé Group in 1968, he spent a significant part of his career in Latin America, before being transferred to Nestlé’s International Headquarter in Vevey as Senior Vice-President. Appointed Executive Vice-President as of 1992 and Member of the Executive Board, he was in charge of the Strategic Business Units, Marketing & Sales, as well as Corporate Communications.

He led the Nestlé Group from 1997 to 2008, first as CEO till 2005, and then as Chairman and CEO. In April 2008, he handed over the office of CEO and remained Chairman of the Board of Nestlé. In 2017, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe was appointed Chairman Emeritus of Nestlé S.A.

Andrej Majcen, CEO, Bitcoin Suisse

Andrej Majcen co-founded Bitcoin Suisse in 2013 and helped scale the company from three to over 300 employees. Today, Majcen acts as Group CEO, being responsible for all daily operations as well as the strategic development and growth of Bitcoin Suisse.

Andrej Majcen holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration as well as a master’s degree in accounting and finance from the University of St. Gallen and has been recognized on the Forbes Under 30 list in 2020.

Anita Wymann, President, Alternative Bank Schweiz

Anita Wymann is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alternative Bank Switzerland (ABS) and founder of the financial and legal consultancy Wymann und Friedrich GmbH. She has been volunteering since 2008 as co-president of the LOS (Lesbian Organization Switzerland) and as a fund councilor at the Respect Fund.

Wolfgang Beltracchi, Painter

Wolfgang Beltracchi was born in 1951 as Wolfgang Fischer. He dropped out of high school and art school and started wandering through Europe and Northern Africa. In 1992, he met his wife Helene Beltracchi. For many years, Beltracchi forged a couple hundred paintings, selling them to collectors and gallerists.

In 2011 he was caught and spent six years in prison. After his release, he started painting again and is now successfully selling and exhibiting his artworks under his own name.

Lenah Crass, Member of the Executive Board, radicant Bank

Lenah is an accomplished CMO, who joined the Executive Committee of Radicant Bank AG in August 2022. As Chief Market Officer, she oversees Marketing, Communications, and Client Services, leveraging her extensive experience in the financial services sector. Her prior roles include Head of Strategic Marketing at UBS, Head of Marketing Communications at Julius Baer, Head of Marketing Services at SIX Group and Senior Client Advisor at Lombard Odier. In addition, Lenah is an adjunct lecturer at Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (ZHAW), and acts as a mentor for digital venture companies. Lenah is married and has two lovely children. She lives with her family in Zug.

Pren Pervorfi, COO & Partner, SMZH AG

Pren Pervorfi serves as a partner and COO at smzh ag, where he spearheads a range of strategic and digital transformation initiatives. With a background in leading similar endeavors at prominent private banks in Switzerland, he brings valuable expertise to his current role. Previously, as the Chief Operating Officer of a leading provider of structured products based in Zurich, he managed business development and the expansion of their proprietary platform, including the establishment of additional nearshoring locations.

Janet Hotz, Global Head of Delivery & Strategy and Chief Operating Officer for the Group Data & Analytics Office, HSBC

Janet Hotz is the Global Head of Delivery & Strategy and Chief Operating Officer for the Group Data & Analytics Office at HSBC. In addition to 15 years in Financial Services where Janet has held a variety of senior roles including Global Head of Change, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief of Staff, she has had two other careers including Management Consulting (seven years), and Education (six years).  

Janet’s passions include leading organizations through large-scale change; embracing a life of constant learning; and partnering together and across diverse and often competing priorities to reach common goals.

Nils Feigenwinter, Founder & CEO, Bling

Nils Feigenwinter established family fintech Bling at the age of 20. His entrepreneurial journey started already in his teenage years, when he founded the largest student newspaper in Switzerland. Before that, he was working as a kids’ moderator on TV. In school, Feigenwinter realized how little his classmates knew about money and finances. After graduation he started Bling.

Oliver Künzler, Head Corporate / M&A, Wenger Plattner

Oliver Künzler is Partner and Head Corporate / M&A at leading Swiss business law firm Wenger Plattner. In his role, he deals with international and domestic M&A transactions, restructuring, private equity and venture capital as well as financing. He also advises entrepreneurs and companies on all matters within contract, commercial and corporate law. He also holds several mandates in supervisory boards of small and large firms.

Noëlle Demole, Client due Diligence Expert, Bank Julius Bär & Founder, Shaere Khan Youth Protection

Noëlle Demole is a Client Due Diligence Expert at Bank Julius Baer, where she fights white-collar crime and terrorist financing. Since 2018, she is also the founder and president of Shere Khan Youth Protection, a non-profit in the south of India, funding the education of homeless and vulnerable children, teenagers, and adults to help them to achieve financial independence. Currently, the NGO supports more than 400 students. In addition, she is the founder and CEO of Egidays, a Swiss-based company selling free period product dispensers for businesses and schools. Noëlle holds a Master’s degree in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Criminology at the University of Cambridge researching on the issues of sex trafficking. She has been recognized on the Forbes Under 30 list in 2020.

Lia Pittaouli, Deputy General Manager and Head of Private Banking, Eurobank Greece

Lia joined Citibank NA after graduating from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, back in 1990. She launched the Citigold Affluent Business in Citibank until 1999, when she decided to move to Luxembourg following her career in Private Banking joining EFG Eurobank Private Bank Luxembourg. She returned to Greece in 2014 when she was appointed Head of Private Banking in Eurobank Private Bank Luxembourg. She is now heading the private banking business in Eurobank Greece with a team of 64 people and AUM of €5 bn.

03.05.2024
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