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New Goals for the Economy

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Keynote
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What are and what should be the goals of economic activities? Are there any strategies or models today that reconcile economic, social and ecological objectives?

Speakers

Managing Partner, ColorJar, LLC; Member, International Advisory Board, Global Entrepreneurship Week and US State Department s Global Innovation Through Science and Technology (GIST); Entrepreneurship Advisor, Cleveland Abstract Key Note
As the world s population becomes increasingly younger, the driving forces behind business are changing to reflect the values of the millennial generation. Social entrepreneurship may be considered by some as a trend, but this is in fact the new way of doing business. Today s consumers grew up in troubled times, and their disillusionment has led to a desire for a set of values in the world. Companies that have values as part of their brand and operating principles will build strong relationships with their customers. And companies that get caught pretending to care will be eliminated from the market. European economic leaders must understand and support this new design for business in order to stay on top.
Chief Macroeconomic Strategist, CSOB - Ceskoslovenská obchodní banka a.s., Prague Abstract Key Note
It would suffice, for a start to talk about the goal, instead of rushing on and on orchestrated by this unorchestrated orchestrator that we call invisible hand of the markets. We should lead the economy to serve us and our higher principles instead of serving it, in a pursuit of nowhere and giving up out higher principles, such as care for each other, the environment and being able to provide for us to live elevated lives. Once we will be able to perceive and receive the economy as such servant, obedient to what we want - rather than what we don't want - we will be fine and in control of our institutions.
Presenter and Reporter, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna Chair

Jeff HOFFMAN

Managing Partner, ColorJar, LLC; Member, International Advisory Board, Global Entrepreneurship Week and US State Department s Global Innovation Through Science and Technology (GIST); Entrepreneurship Advisor, Cleveland

 Jeff Hoffman is a successful entrepreneur and motivational speaker. In his career, he has been the founder of multiple startups, he has been the CEO of both public and private companies, and he has served as a senior executive in many capacities. Jeff has been part of a number of well-known companies, including Priceline.com, uBid.com, CTI, ColorJar, and more.
 
 Today Jeff serves on the boards of companies in the US, Europe, South America, Africa, and Asia. He supports entrepreneurs and small businesses on a worldwide basis, serving on the global advisory boards of Global Entrepreneurship Week (supporting entrepreneurship in over 130 countries), the US State Department s GIST program (Global Innovation through Science and Technology, working in 49 emerging nations), the APEC Startup Initiative (the Asia Pacific Economic Council s 21-member nation association), and many others. He supports the White House, the State Department, USAID, and similar organizations internationally on economic growth initiatives and entrepreneurship programs.
 
 Jeff is a frequent keynote speaker, having been invited to speak in over 50 countries. He speaks on the topics of innovation, entrepreneurship, and business leadership, and is currently writing a book on how to scale a business, which will be published worldwide in the summer of 2014. Jeff also teaches innovation workshops to major corporations on a regular basis.
 
 Jeff is a featured business expert seen on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, CNN International, Bloomberg News, CNBC, ABC, and NPR, and in publications including Forbes, Inc., Time, Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal, and more.

Ph.D. Tomás SEDLACEK

Chief Macroeconomic Strategist, CSOB - Ceskoslovenská obchodní banka a.s., Prague

2001 Ph.D. in Theoretical Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University
2006 Yale University World Fellowship
2001-2003 Economic Advisor to President Vaclav Havel of the Czech Republic
2004-2006 Advisor to the Minister of Finance and First Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
since 2006 Chief Macroeconomic Strategist, CSOB - Ceskoslovenská obchodní banka a.s., Prague
since 2009 Member, National Economic Council of the Government of the Czech Republic
since 2013 Council Member, World Economic Forum
since 2013 Group Member, New Narrative for Europe, European Commission

Mag.a Rosa LYON

Presenter and Reporter, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

1994-2005 Different jobs, from doctor´s to tax consultant office, from parliament to marketing company
2000-2005 Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business
seit 2005 Journalist / Editor / Reporter, Radio Österreich 1, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
seit 2010 Journalist / Editor / Reporter, Zeit-im-Bild, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
seit 2016 Host Früh-ZiB, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

Economic Symposium

show timetable

26.08.2014

14:00 - 14:10OpeningPlenary
14:10 - 15:40New Goals for the EconomyPlenary
16:10 - 17:40The End of Conventional WisdomPlenary
17:40 - 18:00Political CornerPlenary
18:30 - 19:30Umverteile und herrsche. Wem gehört der Wohlstand?Partner
20:00 - 21:30Learning from the Care EconomyPlenary
21:30 - 22:30Smart Blue HourSocial
22:30 - 23:45Cello Goes Tango or Cello Goes South AmericaCulture

27.08.2014

08:00 - 08:4514th management club Business Breakfast "Österreich braucht Europa"Partner
09:00 - 10:10Global Division of Labour - How Can Europe Prosper?Plenary
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 01: Hayek vs Keynes: The Most Important Liberal EconomistsBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 02: A New Economic and Competition Model for EuropeBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 03: Critical Success Factors of Entrepreneurial EducationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 04: Intellectual Property - A System at the Crossroads?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 05: US Focus Back on Industry - Blessing or Curse for Europe?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 06: Clash of Generations - Corporate Cultures Put to the Test by New Working EnvironmentsBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 07: Re-IndustrialisationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 08: Work to Live, or Live to Work? - Changing Working EnvironmentsBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 09: Putting User Innovation to WorkBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 10: The Future of Corporate Learning - What Makes Businesses Successful?Breakout
12:10 - 12:30Political CornerPlenary
13:30 - 14:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 11: The EU's Energy and Climate Policy - A Threat to Our Industries?Breakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 12: Inequality Before and After the Financial CrisisBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 13: Schengen for Data: What Is Necessary, What Is Feasible?Breakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 14: Good Is the Enemy of Great - What Distinguishes Leading Enterprises from Others?Breakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 15: Room for CreativityBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 16: Business Development Based on Design ThinkingBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 17: The Key to Innovation - People, Mindset, TechnologiesBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 18: Sharing Economy - Cooperatives in the 21st CenturyBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 19: The Economic Future of EuropeBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 20: From Wallet to Smartphone - Challenges and Opportunities of the Digital World of FinanceBreakout
18:00 - 19:30Peter Drucker Special Lecture: Property or Communities? The Upcoming Challenge for CompaniesPlenary
21:00 - 22:00Don't Mind the GapCulture

27.08.-28.08.2014

Magenta NightSocial

28.08.2014

08:00 - 09:00Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with: Alexa L. WesnerPartner
08:00 - 09:00Breakfast Club 02: In Conversation with: Franz FischlerPartner
08:30 - 09:00"Kater" BreakfastPartner
09:00 - 10:00The Economy According to the MediaPlenary
10:00 - 10:30Cooperation in EuropePlenary
11:00 - 12:20Europe's Economy and the Next GenerationPlenary
12:20 - 12:30ClosingPlenary
22:00 - 23:30Brunnhilde - DJanes NightCulture