The Next Generation Summit London, under the motto “Bold Ideas – Reimagining our Future” provided 170 guests from all over the world with first-hand insights from renowned experts to explore and discuss the next phase of innovation.

Boris F.J. Collardi, CEO Julius Baer:

“It was an honour to offer our guests a platform to look into different industries that are not directly related to our activity as a wealth manager. We will continue to invest in the Next Generation Initiative because it provides us with the knowledge to more easily navigate the financial markets with our clients in the long term.”

Gian A. Rossi, Member of the Executive Board:

“The summit has raised interest in various topics; there were lively discussions between our guests, relationship managers and our senior management – we were able to set the bar high. It is now essential to keep the momentum going and therefore implement the next phase, which is the follow-up concept. It will focus on investment solutions and will be tailor-made to our clients’ needs.”

Follow-up Events

A series of smaller business events are scheduled for 2015. The content will be based on the bold ideas discussed during the summit as well as other Next Generation topics.

Panel Discussion

This panel discussion will focus on the topic of individual responsibility in making the world more sustainable. The participants are Marc Forster, Hugh Evans, David Leppan, Chairman and Publisher, and Burkhard Varnholt, CIO Julius Baer.

Summit London 2014 - Panel discussion

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Speaker presentations

Alejandro Agag

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Introducing the first carbon neutral motorsport championship ‘FIA Formula E’.

Rolf-Dieter Heuer

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Topic: The value chain of research – resulting in new markets – budget and resource allocations and understanding the balance of skills and people needed for technology’s development.

Burkhard Varnholt

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Chief Investment Officer and Head Investment Solutions Group at Bank Julius Baer.

Marc Forster

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Film Director of ‘The Kite Runner’; ‘Stranger Than Fiction’; ‘Monster's Ball’ and the 22nd James Bond movie ‘Quantum of Solace’, starring Daniel Craig.

Michio Kaku

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Futurist and Professor of Theoretical Physics at the City College of New York.

Marco Steinberg

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People, in online and offline communities – and government working together to design innovative public systems in existing infrastructures and together creating new market places.

Hugh Evans

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Topic: Presentation of his vision, mission and approach on how to eradicate poverty.

David Leppan

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Investor and Philanthropist. David is chairman of, a publication and platform focused on luxury, craftsmanship, philanthropy and social conscience.