American Swiss Foundation

Young Leaders Conference


The American Swiss Foundation’s Young Leaders Conference was initiated in 1990 to create person-to-person exchange and foster mutual understanding among the next generation of leaders in Switzerland and the United States.

Held in Switzerland each year, the conference brings together approximately 50 Americans and Swiss aged 28-40 for a week of intensive discussion and exchange on a broad range of current issues of importance to American-Swiss relations; meetings with high-level diplomatic, government, business, media, and cultural leaders; and excursions to Switzerland’s beautiful mountains and historic landmarks.

The Young Leaders Conference is made possible through the generosity of corporate and individual sponsors and SWISS International Air Lines, which provides travel sponsorship for U.S. participants.

The 2018 Young Leaders Conference took place from November 10-17, 2018 in Lucerne, Switzerland, with primary sponsorship by Artemis/Franke and SWISS International Air Lines.

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