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05: US Focus Back on Industry – Blessing or Curse for Europe?

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
english language

The revival of US manufacturing has received extensive attention. Hal Sirkin and his colleagues from the Boston Consulting Group popularised this idea in their seminal book “The US Manufacturing Renaissance”. They argue that while China is losing its cost advantage, low energy prices have recently made the US attractive for manufacturing. In contrast, Europe’s manufacturing sector is in decline despite its major contribution to innovation, research and overall productivity. In a discussion with CEOs of leading Austrian companies, Hal Sirkin will address the question of how changes in global economics are affecting Europe’s industrial sector.

Speakers

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, voestalpine AG, Linz
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board, OMV Aktiengesellschaft, Vienna
Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group Inc., Chicago
Deputy Governor, State of Upper Austria, Linz
Professor, Head DOM Research Lab, University of Arts and Design Linz Chair

Dr. Wolfgang EDER

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, voestalpine AG, Linz

1972-1976 Studies of Law, University of Salzburg, PhD in 1976
1978 Joining of (former) VOEST-ALPINE AG
1995 Member of the Board of successor company voestalpine AG
1999 Member of the Board of voestalpine AG and Chief Executive Officer of Steel Division
2001-2004 Deputy Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Steel and Automotive Divisions
since 2004 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Managing Board of voestalpine AG, responsible for Group Development, R&D, Strategic HR-Management, Group Communication, Investor Relations, Legal Affairs/M&A/Compliance and Chief Executive Officer of Steel Division

Dr. Gerhard ROISS

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board, OMV Aktiengesellschaft, Vienna

 Studies of Economics at the Universities of Vienna, Linz and Stanford (USA)
1990 Head of Marketing, OMV Group; appointed to the Board of PCD Polymere GmbH
1997 Chief Executive Officer of the Board, PCD Polymere GmbH
1997 Appointed to the Executive Board, with responsibility for Plastics and Chemicals, OMV Group
2000 Assumed responsibility for the Exploration and production business, OMV Group
2002-2011 Deputy Chief Executive Officer, with responsibility for Refining and Marketing, including Petrochemicals, OMV Group
since 2011 Chief Executive Officer, OMV Aktiengesellschaft, Vienna

Hal SIRKIN

Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group Inc., Chicago

 MBA University of Chicago
 BS Wharton School
since 1981 The Boston Consulting Group

Mag. Dr. MBA Michael STRUGL

Deputy Governor, State of Upper Austria, Linz

1982-1991 Diplomstudium der Rechtswissenschaften, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
1998-1999 LIMAK General Management Programm, Linz, Emory University/Atlanta
2000-2001 Studium "International Finance", Graduierung zum MBA, University of Toronto
  während des Studiums: IMAS-Meinungsforschungsinstitut Linz
2005-2013 Doktoratsstudium der Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
1987-1995 ÖVP Pressereferent Landesparteileitung Oberösterreich
1997 ÖVP Wahlkampfleiter OÖ Landtagswahl, Landesparteileitung Oberösterreich
1998 Creativ-Direktor, Werbeagentur Zoffel-Hoff & Partner, Wiesbaden
1999 Wahlkampfleiter Nationalratswahl, Österreichische Volkspartei
1995-2001 Stv. Landesgeschäftsführer, ÖVP Landesparteileitung Oberösterreich,
1997-2001 Mitglied des Bundesrates
  Wirtschaftskammerwahl Österreich/Oberösterreich
2000 Entwicklung und Betreuung der Wahlkampagnen für Dr. Christoph Leitl und KommR Viktor Sigl,
2001-2013 Abgeordneter zum OÖ. Landtag
2001-2013 Landesgeschäftsführer, ÖVP Landesparteileitung Oberösterreich
2003 Wahlkampfleiter OÖ Landtagswahl, ÖVP Landesparteileitung Oberösterreich
2003-2009 Klubobmann, ÖVP Landtagsklub
2009 Wahlkampfleiter OÖ Landtagswahl, ÖVP Landesparteileitung Oberösterreich
seit 2013 Landesrat für Wirtschaft, Arbeit, Tourismus, Raumordnung Regionalentwicklung, Europa und Sport, Land OÖ
seit 2015 Landesrat für Wirtschaft, Arbeit, Energie, Tourismus, Sport, Raumordnung, Regionalentwicklung und Europa
seit 2017 Landeshauptmann-Stellvertreter Land OÖ und in der OÖ Landesregierung zuständige Regierungsmitglied für Wirtschaft, Arbeit, Forschung, Wissenschaft, Energie, Tourismus, Raumordnung, Landesholding, Europa und Sport

Michael SHAMIYEH

Professor, Head DOM Research Lab, University of Arts and Design Linz

 Michael Shamiyeh helps organizations to define the framework for compelling innovation strategies, to sense, create, and implement desired futures, and to build their own capabilities, systems, and structures that are right for change. His customers include leading international enterprises from the fields of engineering & assembly, global energy & materials, as well as consumer & leisure.
 He is founder and head professor of the Design Organization Media (DOM) Research Lab at the University of Arts and Design Linz, which is an internationally recognized academic research and consultancy center for innovation and change, based at the University of Arts and Design in Linz, Austria, and CEO of Shamiyeh Associates Limited, a firm that works to create desired futures.
 Michael studied management at the University of St. Gallen (PhD) and architecture at Harvard University (MArch-postprofessional), the Architectural Association in London (MA), and the Technical University of Vienna (Dipl-Ing/MA). He has published in many international journals, books, and popular media. His most recent publications include "Driving Desired Futures: Turning Design Thinking into Real Innovation" (2014) and "Porsche Prinzip Innovation" (2013).
 The work of Michael and his team has won many awards, including two Gold Medals for "Best Invention" given by KIWIE, Korea (2010), and by the World Intellectual Property Organization (2010), and the Innovation Prize (2009), awarded by the Austrian Ministry of Science.

Economic Symposium

show timetable

26.08.2014

14:00 - 14:10OpeningPlenary
14:10 - 15:40New Goals for the EconomyPlenary
16:10 - 17:40The End of Conventional WisdomPlenary
17:40 - 18:00Political CornerPlenary
18:30 - 19:30Umverteile und herrsche. Wem gehört der Wohlstand?Partner
20:00 - 21:30Learning from the Care EconomyPlenary
21:30 - 22:30Smart Blue HourSocial
22:30 - 23:45Cello Goes Tango or Cello Goes South AmericaCulture

27.08.2014

08:00 - 08:4514th management club Business Breakfast "Österreich braucht Europa"Partner
09:00 - 10:10Global Division of Labour - How Can Europe Prosper?Plenary
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 01: Hayek vs Keynes: The Most Important Liberal EconomistsBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 02: A New Economic and Competition Model for EuropeBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 03: Critical Success Factors of Entrepreneurial EducationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 04: Intellectual Property - A System at the Crossroads?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 05: US Focus Back on Industry - Blessing or Curse for Europe?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 06: Clash of Generations - Corporate Cultures Put to the Test by New Working EnvironmentsBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 07: Re-IndustrialisationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 08: Work to Live, or Live to Work? - Changing Working EnvironmentsBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 09: Putting User Innovation to WorkBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 10: The Future of Corporate Learning - What Makes Businesses Successful?Breakout
12:10 - 12:30Political CornerPlenary
13:30 - 14:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 11: The EU's Energy and Climate Policy - A Threat to Our Industries?Breakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 12: Inequality Before and After the Financial CrisisBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 13: Schengen for Data: What Is Necessary, What Is Feasible?Breakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 14: Good Is the Enemy of Great - What Distinguishes Leading Enterprises from Others?Breakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 15: Room for CreativityBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 16: Business Development Based on Design ThinkingBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 17: The Key to Innovation - People, Mindset, TechnologiesBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 18: Sharing Economy - Cooperatives in the 21st CenturyBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 19: The Economic Future of EuropeBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 20: From Wallet to Smartphone - Challenges and Opportunities of the Digital World of FinanceBreakout
18:00 - 19:30Peter Drucker Special Lecture: Property or Communities? The Upcoming Challenge for CompaniesPlenary
21:00 - 22:00Don't Mind the GapCulture

27.08.-28.08.2014

Magenta NightSocial

28.08.2014

08:00 - 09:00Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with: Alexa L. WesnerPartner
08:00 - 09:00Breakfast Club 02: In Conversation with: Franz FischlerPartner
08:30 - 09:00"Kater" BreakfastPartner
09:00 - 10:00The Economy According to the MediaPlenary
10:00 - 10:30Cooperation in EuropePlenary
11:00 - 12:20Europe's Economy and the Next GenerationPlenary
12:20 - 12:30ClosingPlenary
22:00 - 23:30Brunnhilde - DJanes NightCulture