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14: We don’t need no education! Economic education as a business-location factor

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Congress Centrum Alpbach
Breakout / Working Group
german language

Studies show that economic education is weak in Austrian society. Basic economic education is, however, one of the founding pillars for a healthy economy. Markets and corporations alike require educated staff for their daily businesses. How can Austria establish a sustainable concept for economic education? What can corporations do to support an increased education?

Speakers

Professor of Business Education, Head of Institute for Business Education, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
Director of Education Initiative, Dieter von Holtzbrinck Foundation, Stuttgart
Chief Financial Officer, AMAG Austria Metall Ag, Ranshofen
Member of Parliament, Vienna
Director, Agenda Austria, Vienna Chair

Dr. Bettina FUHRMANN

Professor of Business Education, Head of Institute for Business Education, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna

1995-1998 Doctoral Studies, Business Education, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
1995-2003 Assistant Professor, Institute for Business Education, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
1998-2003 Habilitation, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
since 2003 Associate Professor, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
 Since 2011 Head, Programme Social Skills and Personal Development, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
 Since 2016 Head of Institute for Business Education
2008-2012 Visiting Professor, University of Innsbruck and University of Konstanz

Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. Eva Marie HABERFELLNER

Director of Education Initiative, Dieter von Holtzbrinck Foundation, Stuttgart

1973-1978 Assistant Lecturer at the School of Romance Studies, University of Economics, Vienna
1978 Appointment as Professor of French and Aerea Studies, University of Applied Sciences, Reutlingen
1987-1995 Dean of School of European School of Business
2007-2011 Director of the boardingschool Schule Schloss Salem

Mag. Gerald MAYER

Chief Financial Officer, AMAG Austria Metall Ag, Ranshofen

1991-1996 Betriebswirtschaftslehre mit den Schwerpunkten Controlling und Rechnungswesen, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
1996-2000 ICON Wirtschaftstreuhand GmbH, Linz
2000-2006 Leiter Konzernrechnungswesen, VA Technologie AG
 Since 2007 Chief Financial Officer, AMAG Austria Metall AG, Ranshofen
2006-2007 Leitung Accounting, Controlling, Reporting, M&A, SIEMENS VAI Metals Technologies GmbH & Co

Dipl. Ing. Alois ROSENBERGER

Member of Parliament, Vienna

 Lehrer
 Direktor
 Nationalratsabgeordneter

Dr. Franz SCHELLHORN

Director, Agenda Austria, Vienna

1990-1991 Bankausbildung in der Creditanstalt Bankverein
1992-1997 Studium der Handelswissenschaften, WU Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
1997-2013 Wirtschaftsredaktion, "Die Presse", Wien
2004-2013 Leiter der Wirtschaftsredaktion, "Die Presse", Wien
2011-2013 Stellvertretender Chefredakteur, "Die Presse", Wien
seit 2013 Direktor, Agenda Austria, Wien

Economic Symposium

show timetable

28.08.2018

10:00 - 12:30Charity Soccer Match - Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
14:00 - 14:30OpeningPlenary
14:30 - 15:30"I have a dream": I dream of a diverse and resilient EuropePlenary
16:00 - 17:30The future of data economyPlenary
18:30 - 20:00ecoplus and "So schmeckt Niederösterreich" Lower Austria EveningSocial
20:00 - 21:30Innovation 101: The "diversity" factorPlenary

29.08.2018

08:00 - 09:00Europe BreakfastPartner
08:00 - 09:00Swiss Country Breakfast: RicolaPlenary
08:00 - 09:00Swiss Country Breakfast: logitechPlenary
09:00 - 10:30Agility and resilience: Superpowers to handle complexityPlenary
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 01: Digital Future Game: Requirements for a digital societyBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 02: An unpredictable future - Digitalisation in individual trafficBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 03: Digital leadership - How states and businesses lead through the digital transformation successfullyBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 04: Demographic change and its effects on the future working lifeBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 05: Republic of fake news - How civil society and businesses become resilient to manipulationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 06: Class conflict or social partnership in wage negotiations: What guarantees stability and flexibility?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 07: On the green grass and in business: If you don’t shoot, you will not score.Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 08: Specialisation and diversification - What businesses can learn from natural sciencesBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 09: The rising of "TECHNIUM": Is it real, fantasy or artificial?Breakout
13:30 - 15:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 10: Playmaker or match ball - Resilience in times of disruptionBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 11: Challenges of the digital economy: Pioneer or fast followerBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 12: Transparency instead of discretion? HR as a key for equal payBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 13: Strategic big data management: How do today's customers work?Breakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 14: We don't need no education! Economic education as a business-location factorBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 15: Blockchain and the new cryptoeconomics: Are economy and society facing the next revolution?Breakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 16: Cyber security - Is resilience an utopia in a digital economy?Breakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 17: Differences that make a difference: Cooperatives vs. PLCsBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 18: Start-up spirit @ big corporation - how much is too much?Breakout
18:15 - 19:45Working in the age of overload - Better thrive than survivePlenary
22:00 - 00:00Magenta NightSocial

30.08.2018

08:00 - 09:00Breakfast ClubPartner
08:30 - 09:30"Kater" BreakfastPartner
09:00 - 10:30New mobility: Electric, shared or autonomous?Plenary
11:00 - 12:30Shock resistance: Downfall, intervention, resurrection?Plenary
16:30 - 20:00Economic DialoguePartner