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Economic Dialogue

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Liechtenstein-Hayek-Saal
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german language

Speakers

Landeshauptfrau (Governor), Provincial Government of Lower Austria, St. Pölten
Member of the Management Board, Flughafen Wien AG, Vienna
Editor-in-Chief, Kurier, Vienna Chair
Chief Executive Officer, 3 Banken-Generali Investment-Gesellschaft m.b.H.; Generali Capital Management GmbH, Vienna Chair

Mag.a Johanna MIKL-LEITNER

Landeshauptfrau (Governor), Provincial Government of Lower Austria, St. Pölten

1983-1989 Master studies of Business Education, Vienna University of Economics and Business
1990-1993 Trainee at the Federation of Austrian Industries
1993-1995 Deputy Head of Signum (Publishing House for Economics and Politics)
1995-1998 Marketing Director of the Lower Austrian ÖVP
1998-2011 President of the European Forum Wachau
1998-2003 Executive Director of the Lower Austrian ÖVP
1999-2003 Member of the National Assembly for the ÖVP
2003-2011 Country Counsellor for the Federal State of Lower Austria in charge of social affairs, EU's regional policy, labour and family issues
2008-2011 Deputy Leader of the ÖVP / Austrian People's Party
2010-2011 Vice-President of the Assembly of European Regions
since 2011 Head of the ÖAAB (Employees Association of the ÖVP / Austrian People's Party)
2011-2016 Federal Minister of the Interior
2016-2017 Deputy Governor, Provincial Government of Lower Austria, St. Pölten
since 2017 Governor, Provincial Government of Lower Austria, St. Pölten

Dr. Günther OFNER

Member of the Management Board, Flughafen Wien AG, Vienna

 University of Vienna, Doctor of Laws
1981-1984 Head of Training, Assistant to the Chairman of the Management Board, Österreichische Volksfürsorge Jupiter Versicherungs-AG
1981-1992 Managing Director, Friedrich Funder Instituts für Journalistenausbildung und Medienforschung
1992-1994 Deputy Director, Politische Akademie
1994-2004 Member of the Management Board, Chief Financial Officer, BEWAG - Burgenländische Elektrizitätswirtschafts AG
2004-2005 Chairman of the Management Board, UTA Telekom AG
2005-2011 Member of the Management Board, Burgenland Holding AG
2005-2011 Chief Executive Officer, Head of M&A EVN AG, EVN Mazedonien/Albanien
since 2011 Member of the Management Board, Flughafen Wien AG
since 2015 Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Hypo NÖ

Dr. Helmut BRANDSTÄTTER

Editor-in-Chief, Kurier, Vienna

1973-1978 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften und der Volkswirtschaft, Universität Wien
1977-1979 Vorsitzender der Hochschülerschaft, Universität Wien, Gerichtspraxis
1979-1980 Auslandsstudium an der Johns Hopkins University, Bologna
1981 Volontariat, Europäischen Kommission, Generaldirektion Erziehung und Wissenschaft, Brüssel
1982-1984 Redakteur, Fernsehen Ausland, ORF
1984-1985 Korrespondent, Studio Bonn, ORF
1985-1986 Redakteur, Fernsehen Inland, ORF
1986-1987 Studioleiter Brüssel, ORF
1987-1991 Studioleiter Bonn, 1990 auch zuständig für DDR, ORF
  Moderator "Auslandsreport", "Inlandsreport", ORF
1991-1995 Hauptabteilungsleiter Politik und Zeitgeschehen, ORF
1995-1997 Sendungsverantwortlicher Moderator "REPORT", ORF
1997-2003 Geschäftsführer und Chefredakteur n-tv, Der Nachrichtensender, Berlin
  Produktion der ProSieben Austria News
2003-2004 Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter der Puls-TV GmbH
2005-2010 Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter der Brandstätter Business Communications - Agentur für Strategie, PR und Coaching GmbH.
seit 2009 Member of LEADING Advisors Group GmbH
 Agenturenverbund von: Brandstätter Business Communications GmbH, brainbows Informationsmanagement GmbH, Ecker & Partner Öffentlichkeitsarbeit & Lobbying GmbH, Institut für Strategieanalysen und Kommunikationsforschung, Public Interest - Lobbying Consultants GmbH, Sophie Karmasin Market Intelligence GmbH, Wolfgang Rosam Change Communications GmbH
seit 2010 Chefredakteur, Kurier

Dr. Gustav DRESSLER

Chief Executive Officer, 3 Banken-Generali Investment-Gesellschaft m.b.H.; Generali Capital Management GmbH, Vienna

1977 Studies, Law, Communication and Political Science
  School of Advanced International Studies
  Fulbright Scholarship
1980 Johns Hopkins University Bologna, Diploma
1982 Ph.D., University of Vienna
1982-1989 Credit und Marketing, Chase Manhattan Bank, Vienna
1982 10 months credit training, Chase Manhattan Bank, London
1983 Assistant Treasurer, Chase Manhattan Bank, Vienna
1987 Chase Manhattan Private Banking, New York, London, Luxemburg, Geneva, Zurich
1988 Vice President Chase Manhattan Bank N.A. Austria
1989 Country Manager for International Individual Banking (Chase Austria)
1989-1992 Director Asset Management, Meinl Bank AG
1990 Member of Board, Julius Meinl Investment GmbH, KAG
1992-1997 Member of Board, Bank der Österr. Postsparkasse AG
1992 Member of Board, P.S.K. Invest KAG
1992 Head of Advisory Board, P.S.K. Invest KAG
1997 -1998 Member of Board, LGT Bank in Liechtenstein (Österreich) AG
  European representative at the London OPMC (INVESCO off shore product management committee) and associate member of CEEC (continental European executive committee)
1998-2003 Member of Board, INVESCO BANK Österreich AG
2003 Generali Insurance Group Austria
2003 Member of Board, Generali Bank Österreich AG
since 2004 Member of Board, 3 Banken Generali Investment GesmbH
2007 Member of Board, Generali Capital Management GmbH

Economic Symposium

show timetable

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