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11: The EU’s Energy and Climate Policy – A Threat to Our Industries?

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At the beginning of 2014, the European Commission presented its suggestions for the EU’s climate and energy policy until 2030. A commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions drastically by 40% is at the core of the 2030 targets. The EU has had a leading role in climate protection with its 2020 goals – other regions, however, have not followed suit. Which future role should the EU choose in climate and energy policy? We invite you to discuss the risks and opportunities of the EU’s climate and energy policy for Europe’s energy-intensive industries with the experts.

Speakers

Chief Executive Officer, Kirchendorfer Zementwerk Hofmann GesmbH, Kirchendorf a.d. Krems
Assistant to the Director General, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission, Brussels
President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna
Director General, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna
Chair, Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Journalist, Careers and Business Section, KURIER, Vienna Chair

Mag. Erich FROMMWALD

Chief Executive Officer, Kirchendorfer Zementwerk Hofmann GesmbH, Kirchendorf a.d. Krems

1987-1991 Controlling, Leiter Buchhaltung, Steir. Montanwerke
1992-1993 Leiter Rechnungswesen, Perlmooser ZW AG, Leoben
1994-1998 Assistent GF, Kirchdorfer BeteiligungsGmbH, Linz
1998-2003 Stv. Geschäftsführer, Diversifikation, Kirchdorfer Gruppe, Linz
2003-2004 Geschäftsführer, Kirchdorfer Gruppe Diversifikation
seit 2004 Geschäftsführer, Kirchdorfer Gruppe Gesamt, Kirchdorf

Mag. Edith HOFER

Assistant to the Director General, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission, Brussels

1997-2001 Assistant Lecturer, Institute of Administrative Law and Administrative Sciences, Johannes Kepler University Linz
2002-2004 Legal Counsel, E-Control, Vienna
2003-2004 Seconded National Expert, Council of European Energy Regulators, Brussels
2004-2007 Adviser in the Markets Unit, EURELECTRIC - Union of the Electricity Industry, Brussels
2007-2011 Senior Adviser in the International Department, E-Control, Brussels
2011-2012 Seconded National Expert and as of 11/11 Administrator in Unit B2 - Wholesale Markets II - Electricity and Gas in DG Energy, European Commission, Brussels
since 2012 Assistant to the Director-General for Energy, European Commission, Brussels

Dr. Christoph LEITL

President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna

1966 Founding Chairman, European Youth
1973 Ph.D., Economic and Social Sciences, Johannes Kepler University Linz
1990-2000 Member, Government of the Federal State of Upper Austria with portfolio for Economy, Finance and European Affairs
1995-2000 Member, Committee of the Regions (CoR), SME Division
2001-2005 President, Eurochambres (Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry)
2005-2009 President, European SME Union
since 2006 Honorary President, Eurochambres
 
 Academic Posts
 Visiting Professor at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (International Trade Department)
 
 Guest Lectures
 Princeton University
 Fudan University, Shanghai
 University of Cape Town
 T.C. Istanbul Commerce University and Marmara University
 MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 Harvard University
since 2006 Chairman, Global Chamber Platform

Dr. Michael LOSCH

Director General, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna

 Studium der Handelswissenschaften an der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien und an französischen Partnerhochschulen (ESSCA, HEC)
 Doktorat mit Dissertation über wettbewerbsorientierte Regulierung der E-Wirtschaft
1993-1995 EU- und Energie-Experte, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, Wien
1996-1997 Internationale Projektfinanzierung, ING Bank, Wien
1997-1999 Europäische Kommission, Generaldirektion für Energie; zuständig für Umsetzung und Weiterentwicklung der EU-Elektrizitätsbinnenmarktrichtlinien, Brüssel
1999-2004 Kabinettsmitglied von Kommissar Dr. Franz Fischler; zuständig für wirtschaftspolitische und wettbewerbsrechtliche Agenden, Brüssel
seit 2004 Sektionschef für Wirtschaftspolitik, Innovation und Technologie im Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft, Wien

Dipl.-Vw. Mag. Dr. Friedrich SCHNEIDER

Chair, Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz

1970-1977 Studium der Volkswirtschaftslehre an der Universität Konstanz
1977 Promotion an der Universität Konstanz zum Dr.rer.soc.
1975-1976 Forschungsaufenthalt an den Universitäten Yale und Princeton und am Public Choice Center, University of Virginia in Blacksburg
1976-1981 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent am Institut für Empirische Wirtschaftsforschung, Universität Zürich
1982 Visiting Associate Professor an der Volkswirtschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Stockholm
1983 Habilitation an der Universität Zürich

Mag. Irmgard KISCHKO

Journalist, Careers and Business Section, KURIER, Vienna

1988-2001 Wirtschaftsredakteurin, Austria Presse Agentur, Wirtschaftspressedienst, Wiener Zeitung
seit 2001 Wirtschaftsjournalistin, Kurier

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