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Business and Economics: Fair Competition, Human Rights in the Globalisation Process, Location Issues, Security through Regulation?

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

What does fair competition mean? Do human rights have a political and legal significance in the process of globalisation? What are adequate strategies to meet the millennium goals? Which role business can play?
Global trade has aggravated the competition between locations. How can  Europe or the  Wealthy North react to this challenge, how can security and certainty be imparted? How can the South be enabled to develop in a better way?
Is there security due to more or less regulation? Do self-commitments of the economy (CSR) play a role?

Director, Global Partnerships, Social Responsibility, Gap Inc., New Delhi
President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
General Secretary, The International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers' Federation, Brussels
Präsident, Handelsverband, Wien
Generaldirektor, RHI AG, Wien
Managing Partner, brainbows informationsmanagement GmbH; Director, R20 AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT, Vienna

Lakshmi BHATIA

Director, Global Partnerships, Social Responsibility, Gap Inc., New Delhi

- 1991 Social Work trainee, TACET - 1994 Social Work trainee, Salaam Baalak Trust, Delhi - 1996 Student Counselor, Jesus & Mary College, Delhi - 1997 Head, Fund Raising & Communications, Mobile Crèches, Delhi - 2000 Vendor Compliance Officer (North India & Nepal) - 2006 Social Responsibility Department, Gap Inc. - 2003 External Relations Officer (India)
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Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Research Assistant, Institute for Agricultural Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Doctorate, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Executive Assistant, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck Director, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Brussels Chairman, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna Chairman, RISE-Foundation, Brussels Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015 President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
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Neal KEARNEY

General Secretary, The International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers' Federation, Brussels

joined the National Union of Bank Employees National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers Information Officer Head of Information and Research Department adviser to the U.K. Economic Development Committee for the Clothing Industry member of the TUC's Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industries' Committee member of the Clothing EDC and of the National Economic Development Office Joint Textile Committee General Secretary of the International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers' Federation Labour Party candidate for the UK Parliament Elected Councillor in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London
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Dr. Stephan MAYER-HEINISCH

Präsident, Handelsverband, Wien

Abschluss Studium der Rechtswissenschaften an der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz Eintritt bei der Firma LEDER & SCHUH Schuhproduktion in Feldbach, Eibiswald und Graz - Produktmanager für Herrenschuhe Umstieg in den Wareneinkauf und Filialleiter bei HUMANIC in Wien PMD an der Harvard Business School, Boston/USA Geschäftsführer der LEDER & SCHUH-Töchter HUMANIC, SHOE 4 YOU, DOMINICI und MEGA SOCKS für Verkauf, Marketing, Aquisition und Standortentwicklung, einzelner Warengruppeneinkauf (Young Fashion und Taschen) Leiter der Konzernkommunikation LEDER & SCHUH AG: Werbung und Marketing für alle Tochtergesellschaften, Expansionskoordination, Pressearbeit und Verbandstätigkeiten
 Sommerpraktika während des Studiums in Kapstadt/Südafrika und Mombasa/Kenia bei Deutsche Afrika Linie (DAL); Alicante/Spanien bei Firma AVIC Kinderschuhproduzent;
 Nach dem Studium Stage OECD/Paris Development Center - Entwicklungspolitik; Im Anschluss Firma HAKO/Frankfurt/BRD - Schuheinzelhandel
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Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Andreas MEIER

Generaldirektor, RHI AG, Wien

Studium der Technischen Chemie, Technische Universität Graz Dissertation an der Montanuniversität Leoben Veitscher Magnesitwerke AG, Forschungsinstitut Leoben, Mitarbeit und Projektleitungsfunktion bei Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprojekten Ressort Technik mit Traineeprogramm im Werk Breitenau und Betriebsleiterfunktion im Werk Trieben, begleitendes Managementausbildungsprogramm Insead/Fontainebleau Hauptverwaltung Veitscher Magnesitwerke AG Wien, Leitung Produktionsplanung Veitsch Radex AG, Etablierung und Leitung der Abteilung, Produktionsplanung am Standort Leoben Hauptverwaltung Wien, Marketingleitung im Ressort Verkauf Mitglied des Vorstandes der RHI AG
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Ing. MSc Monika LANGTHALER-ROSENBERG

Managing Partner, brainbows informationsmanagement GmbH; Director, R20 AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT, Vienna

 Monika Langthaler-Rosenberg is scientific staff member at the "Österreichisches Ökologie-Institut" (Austrian Institute of Ecology). Between 1990 and 1999 she was member of the Austrian National Council and spokeswomen for the Green Party for environmental, energy and telecommunication issues. From 1998 to 1999 member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Monika Langthaler-Rosenberg finished her master studies Environmental Management (MSc) at the University of London. Numerous publications in the area of waste management, chemical policy, guidelines for strategic environmental assessments, environmental economics and citizen participation. She is founder and managing partner at the consultancy firm "brainbows the information company" specialized in sustainability and energy & climate, based in Vienna. Since 2010 she is member of the advisory board "Friends of Education Africa in Austria". Since 2014 she is director of the association "R20 Austria & EU" and member of the supervisory board of Allianz Elementar Insurance Group and Allianz Elementar Life Insurance Group.

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Kategorie: all Breakout Plenary Social

21.08.2006

12:00 - 12:15 Opening Plenary
12:15 - 14:00 Concerns about Subsistence, Jobs and Resources. Scientific Analysis – Political Answers Plenary
14:30 - 16:30 Business and Economics: Fair Competition, Human Rights in the Globalisation Process, Location Issues, Security through Regulation? Plenary
16:30 - 17:00 Reception hosted by FOPI – Forum of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Industry Social
17:00 - 18:30 Special Lecture: Does the EU Have an Image Problem? Plenary

22.08.2006

07:00 - 08:30 Living: Energy and the Environment Plenary
09:00 - 10:30 Employment: The Future of Work: Security through Social Health ; Testing the European Social Model Plenary
10:45 - 12:00 Ladies’ Lounge (registration necessary: fiw@wko.at) Plenary
12:30 - 16:00 Working Group 04: Family, School, Company. Where are the Force Fields of the Future? – Final Speech for an Activating Labour Market Policy Breakout
12:30 - 16:00 Working Group 05: Low priced – Secure – Clean: Strategies for the Austrian Energy Policy Breakout
12:30 - 16:00 Working Group 02: No Security without Research: On the Patients Right to Medical Advances Breakout
12:30 - 16:00 Working Group 03: The Magic Triangle of Infrastructure Liberalization: Market – Regulation – Public Services Breakout
12:30 - 16:00 Working Group 01: Role Models – Gender Roles Breakout
12:30 - 16:00 Working Group 06: The Potential of Employee Participation Breakout
18:30 - 21:30 Reception hosted by WKÖ – Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and FOPI – Forum of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Industry Social

23.08.2006

08:00 - 10:30 Political Perspectives Plenary
10:30 - 10:45 Closing Remarks Plenary