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New Growth in Europe?

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Keynote & Panel
German and English language

Is Europe facing a longer period of stagnation? Is the European social and economic system still perceived as a model system? Do we need to adapt the EU’s institutional framework to generate sustainable growth and employment? Do we have to redefine the concepts of “growth” and “welfare”?

Speakers

European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro, Brussels Abstract Key Note
Conditions for Europe's return to growth are in place, financial firewalls are operational, fiscal deficits have declined and important reforms at the national and European levels have been undertaken. As this is no ordinary downturn but the end of a long credit boom, persistence is required. Further structural reforms and rigorous repair of the banking sector are needed to move around the economy and regain competitiveness on global markets. The euro's foundation is stronger now, and further deepening is necessary in a transparent and democratic process, where solidarity and responsibility go hand-in-hand.
Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
Director General, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna
Chief Macroeconomic Strategist, CSOB - Ceskoslovenská obchodní banka a.s., Prague
Europe Editor, The Economist, London Chair

Ph.D. Olli REHN

European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro, Brussels

 Olli Rehn joined the current college of Commissioners in February 2010 as European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, and in October 2011 he was appointed Vice-President of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro.
 Before that he served as Commissioner for Enlargement (November 2004 - February 2010) and Commissioner for Enterprise and Information Society (July - November 2004). He was the Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Erkki Liikanen between 1998 and 2002.
 In 2002-2003 Olli Rehn worked as Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Helsinki.
 He was a member of the Finnish Parliament from 1991 until 1995, when he also chaired the Finnish delegation to the Council of Europe. He was a member of the European Parliament in 1995-96. He was deputy chairman of the Centre Party in 1988-94 and chairman of the Centre Youth in 1987-89.
 Olli Rehn has a D.Phil. in international political economy from Oxford University (1996) and an MA in political science from the University of Helsinki (1989). In 1982-1983 he studied economics, international relations and journalism at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Dr. Karl AIGINGER

Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna

1966-1970 Studies of Economics, University of Vienna
since 1970 Economic Researcher, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
1982 Visiting Professor, Stanford University, California
1984-1987 Deputy Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
1991 Visiting Professor, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Massachusetts
1993-2000 Member, Supervisory Board, ÖIAG - Österreichische Industrieholding, Vienna
1996-1998 Deputy Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
1997 Visiting Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
2000-2004 Deputy Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
since 1992 Honorary Professor, Industrial Economics & Economic Policies, Johannes Kepler University Linz
since 2000 Editor, Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade together with Marcel Canoy
2002 Visiting Professor, Research and Lecturing, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
since 2005 Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
since 2006 Professor for Economic Policy, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
since 2012 Coordinator, WWWforEurope (European Commission FP7)

Mag. Christoph NEUMAYER

Director General, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna

 Studies of History, Journalism and Law, University of Vienna
 Graduation with honors (Mag.phil) in History and Communication Science
 Degree from the 32nd Post Graduate Management University Course at the Vienna University of Economics and Business
 7th Strategic Leadership Course of the LVAK (Austrian National Defence Academy) on behalf of the Federal Government and the National Security Council
 Postgraduate Diploma in General Management, ESMT European School of Management and Technology, Berlin
1991-1992 Press spokesman of the Vienna branch of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP)
1992-1997 Permanent freelancer in the editorial department for ethnic minorities of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF)
1997-1998 Press Officer, Federation of Austrian Industries (IV), Editor-in-Chief of "Industry News Service"
1998-1999 Federal Managing Director of Young Industry / Group 1031
1999-2001 Manager of the IV Newsroom, Federation of Austrian Industries (IV)
2001-2011 Director of Marketing & Communication Federation of Austrian Industries (IV)
since 2011 Director General of the Federation of Austrian Industries (IV)

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

John PEET

Europe Editor, The Economist, London

1975-1985 HM Treasury, London, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Brussels
1986-1989 Britain Correspondent, The Economist, London
1989-1991 Washington DC Correspondent, The Economist
1991-1996 Executive Editor, Surveys Editor, The Economist, London
1996-1999 Brussels (EU) Correspondent, The Economist
1999-2003 Business Affairs Editor, The Economist, London
since 2003 Europe Editor, The Economist, London

Economic Symposium

show timetable

27.08.2013

14:00 - 14:20OpeningPlenary
14:20 - 15:30Finance and the Real Economy: Together or Apart?Plenary
15:30 - 15:50Political CornerPlenary
16:50 - 18:30Making Finance Meet the Real Economy's RequirementsPlenary
20:30 - 21:30Miha Pogacnik: What Businesses can Learn from MusicPlenary
21:30 - 22:30Smart Blue Hour hosted by IBMSocial

28.08.2013

08:00 - 08:45Sustainable Entrepreneurship - Book Presentation on the Business Model of the FuturePartner
08:00 - 08:45management club Business Breakfast "Integrationsfall Europa"Partner
09:00 - 10:10The Future of Corporate FundingPlenary
10:10 - 10:30Political CornerPlenary
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 01: The Real Economy and Finance in the "Network of Responsibility"Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 02: Business, Society and Politics: Assigning Responsibility for ResultsBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 03: What Happens to Our Values if Computers Learn how to Think?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 04: Touch the Future - Security and Identity in a Digital WorldBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 05: Living with Risk and SpeculationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 06: The Pension System as a Ponzi Scheme?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 07: Workforce Diversity: Living with and Managing Demographic ChangeBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 08: Implementing the New World of Work, a Progress ReportBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 09: Design Thinking as a Tool for InnovationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 10: New Energies for Europe - Between Cooperation and CompetitionBreakout
13:30 - 14:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 11: Connected Learning, Connected SchoolsBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 12: Financial Literacy, Decision-Making in Complex SituationsBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 13: Our Life After the Digital RevolutionBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 14: Prosperity for All? Austria's Top Managers in Dialogue with Ludwig ErhardBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 15: Rethinking Capitalism: The Future of Our Economic ModelBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 16: Alternative Sustainable Economic ConceptsBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 17: From Goodwill to Financial Company ValueBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 18: Back to the Real Economy - Towards a New Industrial Policy for EuropeBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 19: Industrial Production in the City of the FutureBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 20: Rating Agencies Between Governments and BusinessesBreakout
18:00 - 19:30Peter Drucker Special Lecture: Leadership and Values in a Complex WorldPlenary
21:30 - 23:30get2gether hosted by T-MobileSocial

29.08.2013

08:30 - 09:00"Kater" BreakfastPartner
09:15 - 10:15The New Role of Central Banks in Crisis-ManagementPlenary
10:45 - 12:20New Growth in Europe?Plenary
12:20 - 12:30ClosingPlenary
16:45 - 20:00Generali 3 Banken Business Dialogue "Experiences and Values"Partner