The leaders of today and tomorrow

Be part of an unforgettable event in which the outstanding achievements of students from the FHS St.Gallen’s Business School are honoured in an exciting, glamorous atmosphere. The best real-life student consulting projects in the categories Market Research and Management Concepts have been nominated from among 42 entries in 2020 – but only one team in each category will win the coveted WTT YOUNG LEADER AWARD.

Established in 2008, the WTT YOUNG LEADER AWARD has become a unique and important event in the St.Gallen region. Each year, it attracts some 650 people to Tonhalle St.Gallen, bringing together students as well as representatives from the worlds of business, politics and science.


Reserve the new date December 8, 2020 now.

You will receive your personal invitation in October. From then on you can register for the event or the online community.

We look forward to a festive evening with you.


The award will take place on December 8, 2020 in the Tonhalle St.Gallen.


The focus is on students and their outstanding achievements. You can find out what else awaits you, in addition to the award ceremony, here...

Portrait Prof. Dr. Daniel Seelhofer, Award Referent WTT YLA 2020

Awards speech «OST»

Prof. Dr. Daniel Seelhofer, Principal OST

3 becomes 1. From September 1st, the FHS St.Gallen, NTB Buchs and HSR Rapperswil merge to form the OST University of Applied Sciences in Eastern Switzerland. Find out in the presentation what goals, advantages and benefits the OST has for business.

More details will follow soon.

NEW category: Audience winner

Choose your favorite in an online e-voting for the new AWARD as audience winner.

Advisory Board and sponsors

Our Advisory Board is made up of top executives from our sponsoring partners. 

Twenty-four businesses and institutions from the region make a valuable contribution, as they appreciate the importance of the FHS real-life student consulting project model for hands-on learning and developing the leaders of tomorrow.


Each year in September, the best real-life student consulting project teams from the Business School receive the WTT YOUNG LEADER AWARD to recognise and appreciate the outstanding achievements of the students on the real-life student consulting projects.  

Objectives and prize money

Review 2019

All highlights, pictures, videos, media reports and information from this year's WTT YLA from 16 September at a glance.


The judging panel

The WTT YOUNG LEADER AWARD judging panel, made up of seven high-calibre representatives from the worlds of business and science, selects the winning teams primarily on the basis of the economic value provided by the real-life student consulting projects.

Members of the judging panel


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