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11: International trade: cooperation vs. autonomy

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
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Current developments in international trade show tendencies towards isolationism among some key players. What are the advantages and disadvantages of international trade cooperations from a political and economic perspective? What are the main drivers for a higher degree of autonomy in trade policy?

Vice-President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna
Director, ifo Center for International Economics, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, University of Munich
Executive Director and UN Assistant Secretary-General, ITC - International Trade Centre, Geneva
Senior Trade Representative, U.S. Trade Representation to the European Union, Brussels
Director, Trade Policy and Multilateral Economic Organisations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tallinn
Director, Department Finance and Trade Policy, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna

Mag. Jürgen ROTH

Vice-President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna

International Business Adminsitration, University of West Floria and Alpe Adria University of Klagenfurt Internship, Bank Austria Creditanstalt, New York Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Roth Heizöle GmbH President, Styrian Trade Association for fuel and petroleum distributors Member of the Economic Parliament, Styrian Economic Chamber Member of the Executive Board, Styria regional health insurance fund Member of the Executive Board, Erdöl-Lagergesellschaft m.b.H. President, Austrian Trade Association for fuel and petroleum distributors Member of the European Conference of Fuel Distributors, Brussels Vice-President, Styrian Economic Chamber Chairman of the Executive Board, Internationalization Center Styria Member of the Executive Board, Club International Member of the Board of Directors, Austrian Verbund AG
1992-1996
1996
since 1998
since 2005
2005-2015
2009-2011
since 2010
since 2010
since 2010
2011-2015
since 2011
since 2011
since 2015

Ph.D. Gabriel FELBERMAYR

Director, ifo Center for International Economics, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, University of Munich

Doctoral studies in economics, EUI - European University Institute, Florence Assistant Professor, Institute for Economics, Johannes Kepler University of Linz Associate Consultant, McKinsey & Company, Vienna Assistant Professor, Chair of International Economic Relations (Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Kohler), Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen Habilitation, Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen Professor for Economics, esp. International Economics, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart Director, ifo Center for International Economics, Munich
2000-2004
2003-2004
2004-2005
2005-2008
2008
2008-2011
since 2010

Array Arancha GONZALEZ

Executive Director and UN Assistant Secretary-General, ITC - International Trade Centre, Geneva

Law, Universidad de Navarra LLM European Law, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Associate Lawyer, Bruckhaus Westrick Stegemann, Brussels Trade administrator and negotiator, European Commission, Brussels Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission, Brussels Chief of Staff, WTO - World Trade Center, Geneva
1987-1992
1992-1993
1994-1995
1996-2004
2004-2005
2005-2013

Array Katherine KALUTKIEWICZ

Senior Trade Representative, U.S. Trade Representation to the European Union, Brussels

BA, Political Science and Government, University of Missouri-Columbia Master, International Relations and Affairs, The George Washington University, Washington Legislative Assistant, United States Senate, Washington Director for Brazil and the Southern Cone, U.S. Trade Representative Director for European Affairs, U.S. Trade Representative
1997-2000
2001-2003
2003-2006
2007-2011
2011-2016

Array Priit PALLUM

Director, Trade Policy and Multilateral Economic Organisations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tallinn

Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations, including the World Trade Organisation, Geneva Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tallinn Ambassador to The Netherlands, Permanent Representative to the OPCW - Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, The Hague Director General, Economic Policy and Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tallinn Ambassador to Hungary, Slovena, Croatia
1995-1999
2000-2002
2002-2006
2006-2010
2010-2014

Dr. Ralf KRONBERGER

Director, Department Finance and Trade Policy, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna

Studies, International Economic Sciences (Master), University of Innsbruck Erasums-Exchange Programme, Universidad de Sevilla Traineeship, Austrian Delegation of Commerce, Caracas Erasmus-Exchange Programme, Catholic University of Leuven Studies, Political Sciences with Selected Courses, University of Innsbruck Ph.D. Programme, Social and Economic Sciences, University of Innsbruck Internship, DG 1B External Relations, European Commission, Brussels Research Stay (six months), Buenos Aires and Montevideo Internship, Inter-American Development Bank/INTAL, Buenos Aires Project Management, Strategic Computer Application in the Service Sector, Department Organisation and Information, Siemens AG Austria, Vienna Project Management, Y2K Support, Merrill Lynch Investment Bank Limited, Vienna Research Department, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna Fiscal and Trade Policy Department, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna Part-Time Lecturer, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business); University of Applied Sciences, Wiener Neustadt and University of Applied Sciences bfi, Vienna
1989-1996
1992-1993
1993
1993-1994
1995-1997
1996-2001
1996
1996
1996-1997
1998-1999
1999-2000
2000-2001
2001-2005
since 2002

Economic Symposium

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29.08.2017

08:00 - 10:30Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
12:00 - 12:30OpeningPlenary
12:30 - 13:30Conflict or cooperation? The human factor in the economyPlenary
13:30 - 14:15Meet the Speaker: Ernst FehrPlenary
13:30 - 14:15Meet the Speaker: Alex ‘Sandy’ PentlandPlenary
14:15 - 15:45Business 2050: Europe’s search for the competitive edgePlenary
16:30 - 18:00ecoplus and “So schmeckt Niederösterreich” Lower Austria EveningSocial
18:00 - 20:00The Alpbach Debate: globalisation and free tradePlenary

30.08.2017

06:00 - 07:0017th management club Business BreakfastPartner
06:45 - 09:30Talk on the Mountain: Decide! Quickly! And correctly!Partner
07:00 - 08:30Artificial intelligence and the future of workPlenary
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 10: It’s the innovation, stupid! How to become a successful entrepreneur in the digital ageBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 01: Basic income or welfare state?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 08: Business location vs. intact environment – an irresolvable conflict?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 05: Climate protection & economy. (No) contradiction?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 02: Low productivity growth despite the digital revolution? Lessons for EuropeBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 04: The machine colleague – friend or foe?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 07: Leadership in complex times: doing the splits between conflict and cooperationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 06: Foreign direct investments – curse or blessing?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 03: Competition boosts business. Cooperation spurs prices?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 09: “The power of we”: conflict and cooperation between men and women in the economyBreakout
11:30 - 13:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 18: How the lack of IT and network security threatens the European digital economyBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 12: The social partnership: There’s no time for fussing and fighting, my friend!Breakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 11: International trade: cooperation vs. autonomyBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 19: Conflict through cooperation: legal liability for human rights abuses in global supply chainsBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 17: Jailhouse rocks? Or wouldn’t it be better to break out of the prisoner’s dilemma altogether?Breakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 14: Homo faber digitalis: the working (wo)man in the global digital marketBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 20: There can only be one? Revisiting corporate successionBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 13: Talking climate: irritation and innovation engine for economy and societyBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 15: Cooperation vs. competition: economic policy in the EUBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 16: Trends and counter-trends – conflict and cooperation in the economyBreakout
16:00 - 17:30Don’t confuse trying with doing!Plenary
17:00 - 18:30Fireside Talk: Minimum wage – curse or blessing?Partner

30.08.-29.08.2017

Magenta NightSocial

31.08.2017

06:00 - 08:30Alpbach Hike: resources – from conflict potential to potential innovationPlenary
06:00 - 07:00Breakfast ClubPartner
06:30 - 07:30“Kater” BreakfastPartner
08:45 - 09:45We have learned nothing from the crisis!Plenary
09:45 - 10:30Conflict and cooperation in the social partnershipPlenary
14:30 - 18:00Economic DialoguePartner