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11: International trade: cooperation vs. autonomy

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Hauptschule
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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?

Speakers

Vice-President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna Introduction
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 Chair

Mag. Jürgen ROTH

Vice-President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna

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

Ph.D. Gabriel FELBERMAYR

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

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

Arancha GONZALEZ

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

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

Katherine KALUTKIEWICZ

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

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

Priit PALLUM

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

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

Dr. Ralf KRONBERGER

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

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

Economic Symposium

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29.08.2017

10:00 - 12:30Charity Soccer Match - Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
14:00 - 14:30OpeningPlenary
14:30 - 15:30Conflict or cooperation? The human factor in the economyPlenary
15:30 - 16:15Meet the Speaker: Alex 'Sandy' PentlandPlenary
15:30 - 16:15Meet the Speaker: Ernst FehrPlenary
16:15 - 17:45Business 2050: Europe's search for the competitive edgePlenary
18:30 - 20:00ecoplus and "So schmeckt Niederösterreich" Lower Austria EveningSocial
20:00 - 22:00The Alpbach Debate: globalisation and free tradePlenary

30.08.2017

08:00 - 09:0017th management club Business BreakfastPartner
08:45 - 11:30Talk on the Mountain: Decide! Quickly! And correctly!Partner
09:00 - 10:30Artificial intelligence and the future of workPlenary
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 01: Basic income or welfare state?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 02: Low productivity growth despite the digital revolution? Lessons for EuropeBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 03: Competition boosts business. Cooperation spurs prices?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 04: The machine colleague - friend or foe?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 05: Climate protection & economy. (No) contradiction?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 06: Foreign direct investments - curse or blessing?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 07: Leadership in complex times: doing the splits between conflict and cooperationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 08: Business location vs. intact environment - an irresolvable conflict?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 09: "The power of we": conflict and cooperation between men and women in the economyBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 10: It's the innovation, stupid! How to become a successful entrepreneur in the digital ageBreakout
13:30 - 15:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 11: International trade: cooperation vs. autonomyBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 12: The social partnership: There's no time for fussing and fighting, my friend!Breakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 13: Talking climate: irritation and innovation engine for economy and societyBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 14: Homo faber digitalis: the working (wo)man in the global digital marketBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 15: Cooperation vs. competition: economic policy in the EUBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 16: Trends and counter-trends - conflict and cooperation in the economyBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 17: Jailhouse rocks? Or wouldn't it be better to break out of the prisoner's dilemma altogether?Breakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 18: How the lack of IT and network security threatens the European digital economyBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 19: Conflict through cooperation: legal liability for human rights abuses in global supply chainsBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 20: There can only be one? Revisiting corporate successionBreakout
18:00 - 19:30Don't confuse trying with doing!Plenary
19:00 - 20:30Fireside Talk: Minimum wage - curse or blessing?Partner
22:00 - 00:00Magenta NightSocial

31.08.2017

08:00 - 10:30Alpbach Hike: resources - from conflict potential to potential innovationPlenary
08:00 - 09:00Breakfast ClubPartner
08:30 - 09:30"Kater" BreakfastPartner
10:45 - 11:45We have learned nothing from the crisis!Plenary
11:45 - 12:30Conflict and cooperation in the social partnershipPlenary
16:30 - 20:00Economic DialoguePartner