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Theme: Breaking Barriers

This event occurred on
April 25, 2024
5:30pm - 10:30pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Schaan, Schaan

Welcome to TEDx Schaan – Breaking Barriers. As we stand at the forefront of a rapidly changing world, barriers – both seen and unseen – constantly challenge us. But what if we could shatter those walls that stand in our way? Stories about understanding, confronting, and transcending these obstacles is what we aim to present at our event.

We invite you – thinkers, visionaries, and change-makers – to be a part of a transformative event. Whether you're a potential speaker with a compelling story, an enthusiastic attendee seeking inspiration, or a forward-thinking sponsor aiming to foster innovation, this is your platform.

SAL Saal am Lindaplatz
Landstrasse 19, 9494 Schaan
Schaan, Schaan, 9494
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Benedict Kindle

Barrier Breaker
At 25, he ended up in jail because of his addictions. In prison, he decided to break free from addiction. He sought help from inside the prison and from outside sources, committing to turn his life around. Jail became the unexpected trigger for change, giving him a chance to start fresh and build a healthier life. With determination and a new sense of purpose, he left jail committed to staying free from addiction.

Roger Basler de Roca

Entrepreneur & Teacher
Roger Basler de Roca is a business economist, top 100 speaker and digital entrepreneur for over a decade. After many years abroad in private equity, he started founding his own companies and consults small and medium enterprises in terms of digital business innovation and ai. His areas of expertise include building digital business models and he has a penchant for algorithms and artificial intelligence. How does the digital reality affect us? Do we have to believe all algorithms and what is really behind ai – artificial intelligence? He shows companies, schools and organizations how and, above all, why. He is committed to the sharing knowledge and believes we can achieve more also in a 4-day week due to technology innovation. He lectures at various institutes and technical colleges and has published numerous specialist books and articles on the above-mentioned topics. In addition to German and English, he speaks Spanish, French, Italian and Dutch and translates for deaf-blind people.

Sarka Risch

LinkedIn Expert
Sarka is a networking enthusiast who loves getting to know people and building genuine relationships with them. She lives her dreams. As an entrepreneur she helps people to build genuine relationships and realize their dreams too. She loves different cultures and languages. One of her favorite cultures is the Japanese one. Sarka was born in the Czech Republic, has lived in Germany for 8 years and since 2007 is living in Switzerland because of her love for the Swiss Alps. She speaks 7 languages and helps people make their best contribution to the world. In her talk she will explain how she broke her barriers of perfectionism and how embracing imperfectionism transforms your life.

Selvamalar Selvaraju

Social Entrepreneur and Rights Advocate
Malar is passionate about unleashing peoples’ potential. She has over 15 years of multifaceted experience in championing the development and empowerment of underprivileged women, children and minorities in Malaysia. She has formulated new concepts and ideas to strengthen the mission of her organization, led new initiatives and maintained team spirit despite times of uncertainty and change. Malar held key positions in various organizations and has vast professional network with government agencies, corporate and the non-profit organizations. Best known for her dedication, passion, interpersonal and communication skills, her services are much sought after. Her passion to transform and realize human potential serves as guide and mentor in developing her leadership skills.

Stephen Fer

Stephen Fer | Intrapreneur and CEO of STRADE Ltd.
Stephen is the CEO and co-founder of STRADE Ltd, an intrapreneurial venture in the aviation sector. With over 20 years of international leadership experience spanning strategy, marketing, finance, operations, customer relations, and innovation management, he is dedicated to driving sustainable growth through innovation. Stephen achieves this by serving on various company and association boards and building high-performing teams globally. He holds a Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering and an Executive MBA.

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Schaan, Liechtenstein


Schaan, Liechtenstein
  • Giuliana Cantaffa