Grüezi mitenand!

Welcome to the 2024 EMBAC European Regional Meeting, happening on May 22 – 23, in St. Gallen, Switzerland!

The University of St.Gallen is thrilled to host all shapers of the European Executive Degree industry, our esteemed EMBAC Community, for an unforgettable gathering at the very heart of Europe under the theme “21st Century Leadership”.

As the first quarter of this century approaches its end, the leaders and decision-makers we’ve made our mission to develop are facing unprecedented dilemmas: new technologies generate enormous opportunities for growth and progress. Yet, the same technologies are challenging established organisational business models. Competition is increasing. Climate change, poverty, inequality and global wars present immediate demands to business and political leaders. These demands are increasing at the same rate technological innovations grow.  As a result, the need for relevant skills, know-how and mindset-development for decision-makers also rises. Our responsibility towards society as management universities, business schools and executive trainers, has never been so high…

…high like the alpine peaks that stand close to our cozy – and very green! – town of St. Gallen.  A place of inspiration that we are excited to share with all of you.  We are very much looking forward to an enriching dialogue, fueled by our collective expertise, spirit of collaboration and passion for our industry (…and local chocolate and cheese, of course 😉).

Bis bald!
We hope to see you all soon!


Registrations are open until February 29, 2024. In case of late registration please reach out to Natalia Gnezdilova, Programme Manager EMBA HSG,



Please find below an indicative agenda, which we hope you find useful for organising your travel plans. The detailed schedule will be available during the spring.

Main location for both days
Weiterbildungszentrum Holzweid, WBZ (Executive Campus, University of St.Gallen)


08:30 – 09:00

Welcome Coffee 

09:00 – 13:00

Opening Keynote and Regional Meeting Sessions (TBD)

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 – 18:00 

Regional Meeting Sessions (TBD)


08:30 – 09:00

Welcome Coffee 

09:00 – 13:00

Regional Meeting Sessions (TBD) closing Keynote, and wrap-up session

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 – 18:00
(optional activity)

St. Gallen City Tour and Tour of the Abbey Library
(UNESCO World Heritage Site)


Your Host: University of St.Gallen

The University of St.Gallen is more than an educational institution: it’s a place of inspiration not only for its students, faculty and staff, but for all the population in the region. Our institution has played an essential role in the St. Gallen region for more than one hundred years, originally as a “business academy” and today as a university.

Driven by the motto “from insight to impact”, the university’s contributions in the areas of business administration, economics, law, international affairs and computer science extend far beyond our strong research orientation into close cooperation with practice and industry. Despite our deep regional roots, as a public institution owned by the canton of St. Gallen, our institution consistently ranks as one of the best business schools in Europe, and Switzerland’s #1. Small, but ambitious, St.Gallen’s international mindset is also reflected in our extended network of global partners, and several affiliations such as CEMS,  APSIA, GMAC, EMBAC as well as the triple crown accreditation (EQUIS,  AACSB and AMBA).

We are extremely honored to host the 2024 EMBAC European Regional Meeting in our Executive Campus (WBZ), located in the idyllic Rotmonten quarter, within walking distance of the University’s main campus, which is listed as a Swiss heritage site of national significance.



Travel Tips

How to get to the University of St.Gallen

Executive Campus HSG (WBZ)
Holzstrasse 15
9010 St. Gallen

We trust our location in the heart of Europe acts as an extra encouragement to choose sustainable ways of travelling!

Arriving by public transport:

  • The town of St. Gallen is very well connected by rail, with regular train connections from Geneva, Basel and Zurich Main Railway Stations (and Geneva/Zurich Airport Railway stations). Closest Airport: Zurich.
  • Swiss Railways: (we recommend downloading the “SBB/CFF/FFS” application)
  • The town of St. Gallen is also served by the Flixbus network
  • From St. Gallen Railway Station, you may take the VBSG buses 5 and 9 to the bus stop “Rotmonten”. The journey takes 10 minutes.
  • On a sunny spring day, you may also walk (app. 30 minutes) or bike (app. 14 mins) from downtown to the Executive Campus- beautiful views guaranteed.

Arriving by car:

  • Address input: Holzstrasse 15, St. Gallen
  • Motorway exist “St.Gallen-Kreuzbleiche”, left lane towards city centre
  • Follow the signposts “Universität”
  • From the University Campus, follow the signposts “WBZ Holzweid”
  • Please comply with the speed limits.
  • Parking: there are limited paying parking spaces in the underground garage. Day permits for the extended blue zone may be purchased by smartphone (Parkingpay Switzerland)

Where to stay

Here are our recommended accommodations in St. Gallen, many of which have special deals for us.

Please read carefully the details below and contact the accommodation provider directly once you are ready to make a booking!


HSG Alumni House

Located directly next to the Executive Campus (WBZ). Please consult the webpage for room rates.

Bookings, +41 71 224 20 12

Hotel LEO St. Gallen

Fix rate only for EMBAC Regional Meeting Guests: CHF 140.- per night, breakfast included. City tax not included.

Bookings, +41 71 274 09 79

Hotel Walhalla****

Excellent quality-price ratio, right in front of the Main Railway Station and bus stop 5 and 9.


Hotel Dom***

Located in St. Gallen old town, next to the St. Gallen Abbey. Special rate via online booking, when using promotional code FHS8i


Hotel David 22***

Self-check in. Located in the immediate vicinity of the train station and old town.


Hotel B&B**

Centrally located and conveniently priced.