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The Alpbach Debate: the future of the Euro

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Debate
english language

Many voices declare that in order to survive in the long run, the Euro requires a fiscal union. In Alpbach, opponents and proponents of this thesis face each other in a controversial debate. At the end of the session, you will be invited to vote for the side which convinced you.

Speakers

Research Fellow, Bruegel, Brussels
Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Ithuba Capital AG, Vienna
Fellow and Director, Bologna Institute for Policy Research, SAIS - School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University; Former Economic and Labor Affairs Spokesperson, Italian Democratic Party, Bologna
Chairman of the Management Board, Erste Group Bank AG, Vienna
Chief Operating Officer, Deedmob, Amsterdam; Ex-Standing Committee Member, The Oxford Union, Oxford Chair

Gregory CLAEYS

Research Fellow, Bruegel, Brussels

2001-2005 MSc, Management, HEC Paris
2003-2004 Financial Auditor, KPMG - RSM Salustro Reydel, Paris
2004 Economist, French Embassy - Economic Department, Chicago
2004-2005 MSc, Economics, Universite Paris X
2006-2009 Senior Economist, Credit Agricole - Research Department, Paris
2008-2009 Lecturer, Science Po, Paris
2009-2015 PhD, Economics, European University Institute, Florence
2012 Visiting PhD Student, European Doctoral Program, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
2012 Visiting Researcher, Central Bank of Chile, Santiago
since 2014 Research Fellow, Bruegel, Belgium
since 2015 Associate Professor, Conservatoire National Arts Metiers, Paris

Mag. Wilhelm HEMETSBERGER

Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Ithuba Capital AG, Vienna

1979-1984 MA, Economics, University of Vienna
1984-1985 Postgraduate Studies, International Relations, Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Bologna
1985-1987 Postgraduate Studies, Economics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
1988-1990 Fund Manager, Sparinvest KAG, Vienna
1990-1994 Head of Equity Trading und Sales, GiroCredit und Bank der Sparkassen, Vienna
1994-1998 Head of Structured Derivatives Europe, Head of Structured Equity Derivatives in Emerging Markets, Citibank International plc, London
1998-2001 Chief Executive Officer, CA IB Investmentbank AG, Vienna
2001-2008 Member, Managing Board, Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG
2006-2008 Head of Global Markets, Member of Executive Committee, UniCredit Group, Markets & Investment Banking
since 2008 Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Ithuba Capital AG

PhD Filippo TADDEI

Fellow and Director, Bologna Institute for Policy Research, SAIS - School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University; Former Economic and Labor Affairs Spokesperson, Italian Democratic Party, Bologna

2001 Visiting Researcher, Prometeia - Econometric Studies and Forecasts, Italy
2003 Researcher, Staff of the President: Prof. Stanley Fischer, Citigroup Inc, USA
2005-2007 Lecturer, SIPA - School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
2007 Consultant, Regional Study "Country Insurance", World Bank
2007-2012 Assistant Professor, CCA - Collegio Carlo Alberto
2008 Consultant, FIAT Group S.p.A.
2009-2013 Consultant, Right Management, Manpower
2010-2013 Member, Scientific Committee, Nomisma S.p.A.
2012 Consultant, "Duality in the European Labor Market", European Commission
2012-2015 Assistant Professor, SAIS - School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
2012-2017 Research Fellow, CCA - Collegio Carlo Alberto
2013 Consultant, "The Italian Labor Market in Perspective", International Labor Organization
2011-2016 Member, Board of Directors, Instituto Cattaneo
2013-2017 Economic and Labor Affairs Spokesperson, Italian Democratic Party and Advisor to the Italian Prime Minister
since 2015 Fellow (with Tenure), SAIS - School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Mag. Andreas TREICHL

Chairman of the Management Board, Erste Group Bank AG, Vienna

1975 Master's Degree in Economics, University of Vienna
1976-1977 Trainee programmes at Citibank, Morgan Stanley and Brown Brothers Harriman, New York
1977-1994 Various management positions at Chase Manhatten Bank in New York, Brussels, Athens and Vienna
1994-1997 Member of the Management Board, Erste oesterreichische Spar-Casse, Vienna
1997-2008 Chairman of the Management Board, Erste oesterreichische Spar-Casse, Vienna
since 2008 Chairman of the Management Board, Erste Group Bank AG, Vienna

Tycho ONNASCH

Chief Operating Officer, Deedmob, Amsterdam; Ex-Standing Committee Member, The Oxford Union, Oxford

2014-2017 BA, History and Politics, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford
2015 Westminster Assistant, Richard Bacon MP, London
2015-2016 Standing Committee (Governing Body), the Oxford Union, Oxford
2016-2017 Advisor to the Standing Committee, the Oxford Union, Oxford
2016-2017 Political Advisor for Wilders-Film, Observatory Pictures, Oxford and Amsterdam
since 2016 Founding Member and Chief Operating Officer, Deedmob, Amsterdam

Financial Market Symposium

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31.08.2017

14:00 - 14:20OpeningPlenary
14:20 - 15:30The "new normal": deregulation?Plenary
15:30 - 16:00Meet the artist: Christin LahrPlenary
15:30 - 16:00Meet the speaker: Kristalina GeorgievaPlenary
15:30 - 16:00Meet the speaker: Pravin GordhanPlenary
16:00 - 17:30The Alpbach Debate: the future of the EuroPlenary
18:00 - 19:30Banking without bankers?Plenary
21:30 - 22:30Special Lecture: Evgeny MorozovPlenary

01.09.2017

08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 01: Distributed ledger technologies - a "silver bullet" for compliance and regulation?Breakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 02: Low interest and growth rates revisited: learning from JapanBreakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 03: New business models for banksBreakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 04: Tax havens: the beginning of a new era?Breakout
10:30 - 12:00Breakfast Club 05: Conflict or cooperation through Brexit?Breakout
10:30 - 12:00Breakfast Club 06: Artificial intelligence for compliance and regulationBreakout
10:30 - 12:00Breakfast Club 07: The future of saving(s)Breakout
10:30 - 12:00Breakfast Club 08: The regulator's challenge to get hold of FinTechs and InsureTechsBreakout
10:30 - 12:00Breakfast Club Special: Scaling up social impact investment to the next level - emerging opportunities in EuropeBreakout
15:00 - 17:00Alpbach Hike: hiking with pioneers - Rupert StrachwitzBreakout
15:00 - 17:00Alpbach Hike: hiking with pioneers - Maximilian TayenthalBreakout
15:00 - 17:00Alpbach Hike: hiking with pioneers - Ruben VardanyanBreakout
21:00 - 23:00ReceptionSocial