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How to Grow or Not to Grow – that is the Question!

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Debate
english language

Young people have the opportunity to investigate and provoke established decision-makers with questions on the topic of economic growth and its future perspectives in Europe. Which economic model can ensure peace in Europe and the best growth for our future?

Entrepreneur; President, UEAPME - European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Brussels
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, elephant strategy, Amsterdam
Chair, Confederation of German Trade Unions, Berlin
Member of the Executive Board, TTTech Computertechnik AG, Vienna
Senior Advisor to the Secretary General and Coordinator, NAEC - New Approaches to Economic Challenges, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris
Managing Director, EFSI - European Fund for Strategic Investments, Luxembourg
Presenter and Reporter, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

Gunilla ALMGREN

Entrepreneur; President, UEAPME - European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Brussels

Founder, "EU-Russian Brand Alliance". Vice-President, UEAPME - European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Brussels Chair, UEAPME's Committee for Sustainable Development
since 2006
since 2008
2009-2011

Anna HANDSCHUH

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, elephant strategy, Amsterdam

Marketing & Strategic Partnerships, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main Marketing & Product Management, Walter Rau GmbH & Co. KG, Stuttgart Marketing Manager, Triodos Bank Deutschland, Frankfurt am Main Head of Programme, Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (Migros), Zurich
2007
2008-2009
2009-2012
2012-2015

Dr. Reiner HOFFMANN

Chair, Confederation of German Trade Unions, Berlin

Assistent beim Wirtschafts- und Sozialausschuss der EG in Brüssel Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, Düsseldorf, zuletzt Leiter der Abteilung Forschungsförderung Direktor des Europäischen Gewerkschaftsinstituts (EGI) in Brüssel Herausgeber der Vierteljahreszeitschrift TRANSFER "European review of labour and research"
 Ausbildung zum Groß- und Außenhandelskaufmann
 Studium der Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
  wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Bergischen Universität/Gesamthochschule Wuppertal
1982
1983-1994
1994-2003
1995-2003

Mag. Georg KOPETZ

Member of the Executive Board, TTTech Computertechnik AG, Vienna

Prüfungen in den Undergraduate Kursen für Mikro- und Makroökonomie, Harvard University Summer School Harvard University World Model United Nations, Miedzyzdroje und Prag Studium der Rechtswissenschaften, Abschluss: Magister iuris, Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Universität Wien Institut für Staats- und Verwaltungsrecht, Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Universität Wien Europarecht und Völkerrecht (ERASMUS Stipendium), Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), Paris European Law Moot Court Competition, Kopenhagen Grundwehrdienst, Wien
1991
1992-1993
1992-1996
1994
1995-1996
1996
1996-1997

Mathilde MESNARD

Senior Advisor to the Secretary General and Coordinator, NAEC - New Approaches to Economic Challenges, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris

ESCP - Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris and Drexel University Management Consultant, Deloitte & Touche PhD, Economics, EHSS - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris Corporate Affairs, Division Financial Affairs Directorate Senior Advisor to the Secretary-General, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris
1986-1989
1990-1993
1996-2001
2001-2009
2009

Mag. Wilhelm MOLTERER

Managing Director, EFSI - European Fund for Strategic Investments, Luxembourg

Studies, Social Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz Assistant, Department of Agricultural Policy, University of Linz Head, Economic Policy Division, Austrian Farmers' Federation Employee, Provincial Government of Upper Austria Municipal Councillor in Sierning Secretary of the Office, Federal Minister Dr. Josef Riegler Head of the Office, Federal Minister Dr. Franz Fischler Director, Austrian Farmers' Federation Member, National Council of Austria Secretary-general, Austrian People's Party Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management Chairman, Austrian People's Party Parliamentary group Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Finance of the Republic of Austria Chairman, Austrian People's Party Member, National Council, Spokesperson on Constitutional Matters Vice-President, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
  Chairman of Student's Union, Johannes Kepler University Linz
1974-1980
1979-1981
1981-1984
1985-1986
1985-1987
1987-1989
1989-1990
1990-1993
1990-1994
1993-1994
1994-2000
2000-2003
2003-2007
2007-2008
2007-2008
2008-2011
2011-2015

Mag.a Rosa LYON

Presenter and Reporter, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

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

Economic Symposium

show timetable

01.09.2015

08:00 - 10:30 Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good Purpose Social
12:00 - 12:50 Opening Plenary
13:30 - 14:20 Understanding Inequality – an Empirical Assessment Plenary
14:40 - 16:10 Inequality of Opportunity – Causes, Impact and Interventions Plenary
16:10 - 16:30 Political Corner Plenary
16:30 - 20:00 ecoplus Lower-Austria Evening Social
16:30 - 18:30 InEquality from a Female Perspective Partner
16:30 - 17:30 Rankings and Reality – Austria’s Economic Competitiveness Put to the Test Partner
18:30 - 20:00 The Entrepreneurial Economy – How to Become a Champion? Plenary
20:00 - 21:00 Illuminating Alpbach Social
20:30 - 21:30 Young Talents – Late Night Concert Culture

02.09.2015

06:00 - 07:00 Digital Technology: From Inequality to Inclusion – Peter Drucker Breakfast Club Plenary
06:00 - 07:00 15th management club Business Breakfast Partner
07:00 - 08:10 Growing Disparities in Wealth and Income – Is (More) Redistribution Necessary? Plenary
07:30 - 08:30 The Throwaway Society Partner
08:10 - 08:30 Political Corner2 Plenary
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 08: Value Networks as a Key to a Successful Business Location Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 03: Intergenerational Justice and Economic Outcomes Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 06: How Can Europe Overcome Disparity due to the Digital Revolution? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 10: Tackling Social Injustice in Europe Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 02: Being Family Friendly – Cosmetic PR or a Successful Route to Equality of Opportunity? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 05: Win-Win?! The Symbiosis of Big Business and Startups Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 01: The Welfare of Nations in the 21st Century Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 07: Economic and Financial Education – What Has to be Done? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 09: Leading Organisations – What Next? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 04: Peripheral Business Locations – Disadvantage or (Underestimated) Potential? Breakout
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch Reception Social
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 11: All the Same – All Different? Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 20: The Investment Gap in Europe – How to Kick-start Growth? Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 18: Disabled Employees – Opportunities for Growth & Innovation Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 14: Care as a Gender Political and Economic Challenge Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 19: More Equal than Others? Modern Management between Leadership and Participation Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 17: Equality – Location Dependent? Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 13: Better Decisions through Participation Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 12: The Pension System – Unfair Rather than Equitable? Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 16: Energy Supply in Transformation – Inequality in Access to Markets and Political Power Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 15: New Technologies – Old Inequalities Breakout
16:00 - 17:30 Shifting the Perception – Solutions to Combating Inequality Plenary
19:15 - 20:45 Young Talents – Maja Osojnik Band Culture

02.09.-01.09.2015

Magenta Night Social

03.09.2015

06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club 02: In Conversation with Angelika Kresch Breakout
06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with Dan Shechtman Breakout
06:30 - 07:30 “Kater” Breakfast – Back to Normality Partner
07:00 - 08:30 Beyond Clichés – China’s Political and Economic Strategies Plenary
09:00 - 10:20 How to Grow or Not to Grow – that is the Question! Plenary
10:20 - 10:35 Closing Plenary
14:45 - 18:00 Economic Dialogue Partner