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Economic Symposium

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Agile, curious and ready to change at a moment's notice: this is the formula for success in the new economy. Everyone - society, business and individuals - faces the same challenges: digitalisation, cultural shifts and migration pose questions to which our economic policies no longer provide sufficient answers. Economic mechanisms and correlations also lose their importance in the rush to and from the new. Fresh ideas and individual actions point towards a turning point in economic history. Have current economic models served their time? Which skills are valuable in the economy of tomorrow? What can Europe learn from Atlantic and Asian economies?

At the Alpbach Economic Symposium, experts, entrepreneurs and academics hunt the signs of tomorrow's economy. Meet pioneers in the numerous plenary discussions and breakout sessions and join them in breaking new ground.

Economic Symposium

show timetable

30.08.2016

08:00 - 10:30 Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good Cause Social
12:00 - 12:30 Opening Plenary
12:30 - 14:00 Changing World – Changing Ways Plenary
14:10 - 14:45 Meet the Speaker: Robin Chase Plenary
14:10 - 14:45 Meet the Speaker: Cesar Hidalgo Plenary
14:30 - 16:00 Market Economy – Reinvent or Reboot? Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 ecoplus Lower Austria Evening Social
16:30 - 18:00 Fireside Talk “Future of Europe – Future of the European Economy” Partner
18:00 - 19:30 Migration – Opportunity and Challenge Plenary
19:30 - 20:30 Illuminating Alpbach Social

31.08.2016

06:00 - 07:00 Country Breakfast South Korea – Education Is the Key Plenary
06:00 - 07:00 Country Breakfast Georgia – Ways Out of Corruption Plenary
06:00 - 07:00 Country Breakfast Israel – the Country of Start-Ups Plenary
06:00 - 07:00 16th management club Business Breakfast Partner
07:00 - 08:30 Digital Employees – Have No Fear, Technology Is Here Plenary
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 03: The European Data Economy Needs a New Enlightenment! Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 04: Crowdsourcing – If You Have a Problem, Ask Everyone!? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 07: Motivate and Regulate – Behavioural Economics as a New Approach in Politics Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 01: Online Platforms – New Working Conditions in the Digital Age Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 06: New Values, New Ambitions? How Traditional Leadership Is Challenged by Millennials Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 09: FinTechs, Crowdfunding and Online Consultancy – a Change for the Whole Financial Industry? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 11: The Power and Myth of Creativity Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 02: The Role of a Modern State for the Economy and Society Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 05: Regional Hidden Champions: Ready for the Future? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 10: Digital Transformation Through Business Model Innovation Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 08: The 4th Industrial Revolution – Reurbanisation of Production Breakout
11:30 - 13:00 Lunch Reception Social
11:45 - 12:45 World.Economy.Austria. Successful Ideas for Our Country Partner
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 21: Opinion Making Between Transparency and Headline Fever Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 15: Leadership & Responsibility – How Responsible Leaders Do Good and Irresponsible Leaders Create Havoc Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 18: The Energy Transition – a Test for Our Economic System Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 16: Stay Innovative – the Example of Light Weight Design Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 13: Where Fear Reigns, Reason Fades Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 14: Big Data – a Vision of the Future, or: the End of Coincidence? Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 19: Quo Vadis Digital Europe/Austria? Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 20: Hands on Jam Session – Business as Unusual: Open Innovation and Service Design Thinking Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 17: Live or Let Die? The Evolution of the Economy – Darwinism Mixes Up the Markets Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 12: International Trade – Past, Present, Future Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 22: Transparency – Cui Bono? Breakout
16:30 - 18:00 Switch – Changing Culture, Changing Business? Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 Myths and Facts. How Is it with the Austrian Economic and Social System? Partner

31.08.-30.08.2016

Magenta Night Social

01.09.2016

06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club Plenary
06:30 - 07:30 “Kater” Breakfast Partner
07:00 - 08:30 Fully Connected – Fully Enlightened or Fully Enslaved? – Peter Drucker Morning Session Plenary
07:00 - 08:30 Digital Entrepreneurship in Europe Plenary
09:00 - 10:30 Different Countries, Different Solutions – Economic Cultures in Comparison Plenary
10:40 - 11:15 Meet the Speaker: Philipp Blom Plenary
10:40 - 11:15 Meet the Speaker: Lung Yingtai Plenary
14:30 - 18:00 Economic Dialogue Partner

Co-Organisers

Scientific Partner

Main Partners

Media Partners

Generalpartner Europäisches Forum Alpbach 2016

Event Partners