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20: The Investment Gap in Europe – How to Kick-start Growth?

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
english language

Investments play a key role for economic growth and employment. According to the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) the investment gap in the Euro area amounts to approximately 2 percent of GDP or 180 billion EUR per year. In this breakout session we will discuss the potential of the Juncker Investment Programme of a potential 315 billion EUR, the ECB’s role in boosting investments, as well as the barriers to private investment activities (access to finance, lack of confidence, dire economic straits).

President, Friedrich August v. Hayek Institute; Director, Austrian Economics Center, Vienna
Director, Department for European and International Affairs, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Den Haag
Managing Director, EFSI - European Fund for Strategic Investments, Luxembourg
Deputy Director, Europe, Trade and International Directorate, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, London
Director General, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna

Mag. Dr. Barbara KOLM

President, Friedrich August v. Hayek Institute; Director, Austrian Economics Center, Vienna

Assistant Professor, Department of Tourism and Service Economics, University of Innsbruck President, F. August v. Hayek Institute
1994-1997
since 2000

Gerbert KUNST

Director, Department for European and International Affairs, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Den Haag

Deputy Director Legal Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, The Hague Head, Division for Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Permanent Representation of the Netherlands at the EU, Brussels Programme Manager, International Networks, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, The Hague Agricultural Counsellor and Head, Division for Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality; Embassy of the Netherlands in Berlin
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Mag. Wilhelm MOLTERER

Managing Director, EFSI - European Fund for Strategic Investments, Luxembourg

Studies, Social Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz Assistant, Department of Agricultural Policy, University of Linz Head, Economic Policy Division, Austrian Farmers' Federation Employee, Provincial Government of Upper Austria Municipal Councillor in Sierning Secretary of the Office, Federal Minister Dr. Josef Riegler Head of the Office, Federal Minister Dr. Franz Fischler Director, Austrian Farmers' Federation Member, National Council of Austria Secretary-general, Austrian People's Party Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management Chairman, Austrian People's Party Parliamentary group Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Finance of the Republic of Austria Chairman, Austrian People's Party Member, National Council, Spokesperson on Constitutional Matters Vice-President, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
  Chairman of Student's Union, Johannes Kepler University Linz
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Ph.D. Peter STEPHENS

Deputy Director, Europe, Trade and International Directorate, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, London

Special Projects Manager, North West Water, Manchester Head of Evaluation, Emmanuel Intl, Zomba Assistant Director, Renewable Energy Legislation, DTI - Department of Trade and Industry, London Pastor, Kings Church, Oxted Assistant Director, Trade & Development, DTI - Department of Trade and Industry, London Deputy Director, BERR - Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, London
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2008-2011

Dr. Michael LOSCH

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

EU- und Energie-Experte, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, Wien Internationale Projektfinanzierung, ING Bank, Wien Europäische Kommission, Generaldirektion für Energie; zuständig für Umsetzung und Weiterentwicklung der EU-Elektrizitätsbinnenmarktrichtlinien, Brüssel Kabinettsmitglied von Kommissar Dr. Franz Fischler; zuständig für wirtschaftspolitische und wettbewerbsrechtliche Agenden, Brüssel
 Studium der Handelswissenschaften an der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien und an französischen Partnerhochschulen (ESSCA, HEC)
 Doktorat mit Dissertation über wettbewerbsorientierte Regulierung der E-Wirtschaft
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Economic Symposium

show timetable

01.09.2015

08:00 - 10:30 Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good Purpose Social
12:00 - 12:50 Opening Plenary
13:30 - 14:20 Understanding Inequality – an Empirical Assessment Plenary
14:40 - 16:10 Inequality of Opportunity – Causes, Impact and Interventions Plenary
16:10 - 16:30 Political Corner Plenary
16:30 - 20:00 ecoplus Lower-Austria Evening Social
16:30 - 18:30 InEquality from a Female Perspective Partner
16:30 - 17:30 Rankings and Reality – Austria’s Economic Competitiveness Put to the Test Partner
18:30 - 20:00 The Entrepreneurial Economy – How to Become a Champion? Plenary
20:00 - 21:00 Illuminating Alpbach Social
20:30 - 21:30 Young Talents – Late Night Concert Culture

02.09.2015

06:00 - 07:00 Digital Technology: From Inequality to Inclusion – Peter Drucker Breakfast Club Plenary
06:00 - 07:00 15th management club Business Breakfast Partner
07:00 - 08:10 Growing Disparities in Wealth and Income – Is (More) Redistribution Necessary? Plenary
07:30 - 08:30 The Throwaway Society Partner
08:10 - 08:30 Political Corner2 Plenary
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 08: Value Networks as a Key to a Successful Business Location Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 03: Intergenerational Justice and Economic Outcomes Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 06: How Can Europe Overcome Disparity due to the Digital Revolution? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 10: Tackling Social Injustice in Europe Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 02: Being Family Friendly – Cosmetic PR or a Successful Route to Equality of Opportunity? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 05: Win-Win?! The Symbiosis of Big Business and Startups Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 01: The Welfare of Nations in the 21st Century Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 07: Economic and Financial Education – What Has to be Done? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 09: Leading Organisations – What Next? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 04: Peripheral Business Locations – Disadvantage or (Underestimated) Potential? Breakout
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch Reception Social
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 11: All the Same – All Different? Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 20: The Investment Gap in Europe – How to Kick-start Growth? Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 18: Disabled Employees – Opportunities for Growth & Innovation Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 14: Care as a Gender Political and Economic Challenge Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 19: More Equal than Others? Modern Management between Leadership and Participation Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 17: Equality – Location Dependent? Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 13: Better Decisions through Participation Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 12: The Pension System – Unfair Rather than Equitable? Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 16: Energy Supply in Transformation – Inequality in Access to Markets and Political Power Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 15: New Technologies – Old Inequalities Breakout
16:00 - 17:30 Shifting the Perception – Solutions to Combating Inequality Plenary
19:15 - 20:45 Young Talents – Maja Osojnik Band Culture

02.09.-01.09.2015

Magenta Night Social

03.09.2015

06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club 02: In Conversation with Angelika Kresch Breakout
06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with Dan Shechtman Breakout
06:30 - 07:30 “Kater” Breakfast – Back to Normality Partner
07:00 - 08:30 Beyond Clichés – China’s Political and Economic Strategies Plenary
09:00 - 10:20 How to Grow or Not to Grow – that is the Question! Plenary
10:20 - 10:35 Closing Plenary
14:45 - 18:00 Economic Dialogue Partner