The first Christian Belz Marketing Award

On May 9, 2018, Starrag AG and the Institute for Marketing at the University of St. Gallen awarded the first Christian Belz Award for Reality-Oriented Marketing to Dr Carsten Paulus. In his research, he critically examined the optimization of marketing communication in the industrial investment business and made groundbreaking findings that are of enormous importance for both research and practice alike.

Starrag is donating CHF 10,000 for the prize, which will be awarded every two years, to promote application-oriented marketing research. This topic was always a major concern for Professor Christian Belz, which is why the prize bears his name. Professor Christian Belz has worked at the University of St. Gallen for more than 40 years, and in this time he has been especially dedicated to the subjects of sales and marketing in the industry. He gave his farewell lecture on May 8, 2018 at the University of St. Gallen. The prize will also emphasize the strong partnership between Starrag and the University of St. Gallen. 

First award ceremony for the Christian Belz Marketing Award (from left to right): Marcus Schögel (University of St. Gallen), Walter Börsch (Starrag AG), Christian Belz (University of St. Gallen), Carsten Paulus (Gallus Ferd. Rüesch AG), Sven Reinecke (University of St. Gallen), Daniel Frutig (Starrag AG)