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The Throwaway Society

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german language

Daily, huge amounts of food are thrown away. They are an example for the extent of our “throwaway society”. Even clothes, toys, mobile phones or computers and similar products which used to have long lifespans, nowadays end up in the bin after a short period of use. Also less “tangible” products in our lives, like news, opinions and convictions often land terrifyingly quickly on the “rubbish heap of history”. Is this speed of life in our times irreversible? What can politics do, what can businesses do, and above all: what can each individual do to contribute to more awareness for food and other products?

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
Chief Executive Officer, REWE International, Wiener Neudorf
Chief Executive Officer & Founder, iss mich! Catering e.U., Vienna
Editor in Chief and Managing Director, NZZ Austria; Mentor, Alpbach Media Academy; Vienna

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Research Assistant, Institute for Agricultural Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Doctorate, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Executive Assistant, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck Director, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Brussels Chairman, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna Chairman, RISE-Foundation, Brussels Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015 President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
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Dkfm. Frank HENSEL

Chief Executive Officer, REWE International, Wiener Neudorf

Sales-Manager, Nestle AG Deutschland Vorstandsassistent (und andere Funktionen im Unternehmen), SPAR AG Hamburg Direktor (gesamtverantwortlich für den Bereich Supermarkt/Großhandel für alle Regionen Deutschlands), SPAR Handels AG Deutschland REWE Group im internationalen Bereich, REWE Zentral AG Geschäftsführer, REWE Ungarn Vorstandsmitglied, BILLA AG Österreich, zuständig für Italien und Vorsitz der Geschäftsführung für BILLA/Standa Italien Vorstandsmitglied, REWE Group Austria Vorstandsvorsitzender, REWE Group Austria
  Studium der Betriebswirtschaft
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M.Sc. Tobias JUDMAIER

Chief Executive Officer & Founder, iss mich! Catering e.U., Vienna

Self-Employed Web Designer, Innsbruck Marketing Specialist, Microsoft Germany GmbH, Munich Marketing Manager, Vorsprung, Munich Project Manager, Art for the World, Milan CRM Manager, Ant1 TV, Athens Self-Employed Personal Chef, Athens / Vienna Master of Science Programme, Coaching and Mediation, Vienna
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2010-2012

Michael FLEISCHHACKER

Editor in Chief and Managing Director, NZZ Austria; Mentor, Alpbach Media Academy; Vienna

Studien der Theologie, Germanistik und Klassischen Philologie an der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz (nicht abgeschlossen) Außenpolitik-Redakteur, "Kleine Zeitung" Redakteur in der Chefredaktion, "Kleine Zeitung" Chef vom Dienst, "Kleine Zeitung" Stellvertretender Chefredakteur, "Kleine Zeitung" Chef vom Dienst, "Standard" Stellvertretender Chefredakteur, "Die Presse" Chefredakteur, "Die Presse" /14 Leiter, Media Academy, Europäisches Forum Alpbach
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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