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SMG Inspirational Talk: The art of going your own way

SMG Inspirational Talk: The art of going your own way

23. Sep 2020
Martel AG

Registration open

As part of our newly created “Inspirational Talk” format, we would like to offer our members the opportunity to meet and inspire again in a personal setting, especially after the enforced break in physical meetings.

In line with the motto of the 57th SMG Forum on May 18, 2021, with the theme “fearless”, the central focus will be on entrepreneurs and topics who and which in the past and particularly in the present, advance fearlessly into the future.



Delegates arrive at Martel AG & Verre de Bienvenue

7.00 pm

Welcome by Monika Rühl, Chairwoman of the Executive Board, economiesuisse, Zurich and Member of the Executive Board SMG

Inspirational Talk by Jan Martel, Managing Director, Martel AG St. Gallen:

"the art of going your own way"


7.45 pm



Jan Martel, Managing Director of the Martel AG St. Gallen leads the family company in the 5th generation. Martel AG St. Gallen is one of the oldest wine shops in Switzerland, has three offices in St. Gallen and Zurich, as well as a large team of consultants for catering. Martel appears on the market with a competent team and an independent, unique range and sees itself as mediators of sensual wine culture. Martel attaches just as much importance to tradition and classicism as it does to innovation and creativity. To be fascinated by top wines always means to be in love with something. Martel does not regard their wines as goods, but as total works of art, to which they dedicate themselves with commitment and care, from the selection to the transport to their cellar. Only original producer bottlings are imported directly from the winery.


Monika Rühl, Member of the SMG Executive Board, Chairwoman of the Executive Board economiesuisse. Monika Rühl has been Chairman of the Executive Committee of economiesuisse since 1 September 2014. Following a degree in Romance languages at the University of Zurich, Monika Rühl successfully trained as a diplomat in Bern, Brussels and Geneva. Following posts in the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), she was the personal assistant to Federal Councillor Joseph Deiss and subsequently head of the Bilateral Economic Relations Division in the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) with the title of Ambassador and a member of the Executive Committee. In 2008, she was appointed Federal Council Delegate for Trade Agreements. From 2011 to 2014 she led the General Secretariat of the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER).

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Martel AG St. Gallen
Poststrasse 11
9001 St. Gallen

Event organiser
Schweizerische Management Gesellschaft
Zeltweg 48, 8032 Zürich,
Telefon + 41 44 202 23 25
Fax + 41 44 269 90 01

Event location
Martel am Bellevue
Rämistrasse 14
8001 Zürich

Arriving by public transport

From Zurich main station, take the no. 4 tram (direction Bahnhof Tiefenbrunnen) to the "Bellevue" stop or the no. 11 tram (direction Rehalp) to the "Bellevue" stop. Martel AG is only a few minutes' walk from "Bellevue".

Martel AG is only a few minutes' walk from the train station "Stadelhofen" as well.

Arriving by car
No reserved parking spaces are available. The nearest multi-storey car park is "Parkhaus Hohe Promenade" at Rämistrasse 22A.

How to get there


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