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02: Financial and economic turbulences in CEE/SEE – Impact and remedies

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
in englischer Sprache

Supported by Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Attorneys at Law
The troubled status of the financial markets and the world economy poses unprecedented challenges to enterprises around the globe. The session focuses on the current risks and opportunities in the CEE region, and how leading companies and financial institutions position themselves in order to be successful. This concerns general strategic considerations, like market position and tensions between core business focus and diversification or divestments and investments. The panel will also discuss financing strategies, emergency plans, restructuring projects and new opportunities for business in CEE.

Member of the Board of Executive Directors, OeKB - Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG, Vienna
Minister of Economy, Republic of Macedonia, Skopje
Associate Director, Mid Europa Partners LLP, London
Vice-Rector for Financial Affairs and Infrastructure, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
Director, Mergers & Acquisitions, CEZ Group, Prague
Former Chief Executive Officer, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Vienna
Head, Practice Group Corporate/M&A, Wolf Theiss Attourneys at Law, Vienna

Mag. Helmut BERNKOPF

Member of the Board of Executive Directors, OeKB - Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG, Vienna

WU Vienna University of Economics and Business Manager, Corporate Finance, Bank Austria AG Assistant Director, Head of Loan Syndications, Bank Austria Creditanstalt International, London Executive Director, Head of Corporate Banking, Bank Austria Creditanstalt Romania S.A., Bucharest Deputy Chief Executive Officer, HVB Bank Romania S.A. (previously Bank Austria Creditanstalt), Bucharest General Manager, Head of CEE Division, Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG, Vienna Deputy Chairman, UniCredit Bank, Russia (previously International Moscow Bank); Acting Chairman of the Management Board Member of the Management Board, UniCredit Bank Austria AG Global Head of Private Banking UniCredit S.p.A., Senior Executive Vice President, Member of Business Executive Committee, UniCredit Group Member of the Management Board, UniCredit Bank Austria AG
1987-1994
1994-1997
1997-2000
2000-2001
2001-2004
2005-2006
2007-2008
  Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate and Investment Banking Austria, UniCredit Group
2008-2011
2011-2012
  Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking
2013-2016

Ph.D. Fatmir BESIMI

Minister of Economy, Republic of Macedonia, Skopje

President of the Management Board, Association of Modern Economics (AME), Tetovo Professional associate, Stopanska Banka a.d. Skopje, branch office in Tetovo Researcher, Research Directorate of the National Bank of the Republic of macedonija Director, public Enterprise for Airport Services Makedonija Vice governor, National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia Minister of Economy, Republic of Macedonia PhD in Economics, Staffordshire University, (UK)
1999-2000
2000
2001-2002
2002-2003
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2004-2006
2007
 since2008 Minister of Economy, Republic of Macedonia

B.A. Nikolaus BETHLEN

Associate Director, Mid Europa Partners LLP, London

 Nikolaus Bethlen is an Associate Director at MidEuropa Partners and is based in Budapest. He is responsible for sourcing and executing direct equity investments across Central Europe. Previously, he was with Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co. in London executing investments in a wide range of industries and geographies in Europe. Prior to joining KKR he was with Morgan Stanley & Co. in its European Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital Markets Departments in London where he was involved in a number of cross-border mergers, acquisitions and financings. He holds a B.A. from Durham University (England) and is an Austrian National.

Mag. DDr. Regina PREHOFER

Vice-Rector for Financial Affairs and Infrastructure, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna

Study of economics at the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna Study of law at the University of Vienna Doctor's degree in both fields of study Legal practice at court Deputy Head of Legal Department/ Export Guarantees, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG Creditanstalt-Bankverein (from 1 January 1998 Creditanstalt AG) Head of Trade and International Project Finance Assistant General Manager and Deputy Head of Finance Division Deputy General Manager and Head of Finance and Consulting Division, additionally from Head of Division, Multinational Corporates and Insurance Sector Head of Group Division, Multinational Corporates and Products, Bank Austria AG Head of Multinational Corporates, Corporate and Trade Finance Division, additionally from Head of Corporate Customers Division Head of Multinational Corporates, Corporate and Trade Finance Division, Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG Member of the Management Board, Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG
1974-1980
1977-1980
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1981-1987
1987-1999
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 Following the integrations steps in the Bank Austria Creditanstalt Group from July 1999:
1998
1999-2002
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  responsible for Multinational Corporates, Corporate Customers and Real Estate Finance (April 2003 - January 2004)
  additionally responsible for the CEE region (January 2004 - May 2006)
  Corporate Banking and UniCredit Group's Leasing Operations (May 2006 - December 2007)
  Corporate Banking and Sponsor for Global Account/ Cross Border Business Management within the UniCredit Corporate
  Division Executive Management Committee (January 2008 - September 2008)
2003
 May 2011 Vice-Rector, Infrastructure, Vienna University of Economics and Business
 Oct. 2011 Vice-Rector for Financial Affairs and Infrastructure, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Vladimir SCHMALZ

Director, Mergers & Acquisitions, CEZ Group, Prague

General Director, SAWBAC, Czech and Slovak Republic; later Chairman of the Board of Directors and a shareholder of SAWBAC company
  University of Economics, Faculty of International Relations (graduation 1994)
  Stays abroad and short-term attachments to the Universität Hannover (Germany), the Universität Münster (Germany), Hochschule St. Gallen (Switzerland), ESCP Paris (France) and the
  International Institute for Politics and Economics in Hamburg (Germany)
1991-2004

Mag. Dr. Karl SEVELDA

Former Chief Executive Officer, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Vienna

Master's degree in Economics, University of Economics,Vienna Independent Research Work for the Federal Ministry for Science and Research Doctor's degree Creditanstalt-Bankverein, Corporate Finance and Export Finance Secretary to the Federal Minister for Trade and Industry Creditanstalt-Bankverein London and New York Head of Export Finance Department, Creditanstalt-Bankverein Deputy Head of Corporate Finance Division, Creditanstalt-Bankverein Head of Corporate Finance Division, Creditanstalt-Bankverein Head of Multinational Corporates Division, Creditanstalt-Bankverein Head of Corporate Banking Division (in addition to a.m. responsibility), Creditanstalt-Bankverein Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG: Member of the Board of Managing Directors, in charge of Corporate Customers and Corporate, Trade and Export Finance worldwide Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Raiffeisen Bank International AG
1968-1973
1973-1976
1980
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1993-1997
1997
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2010-2013

Dr. Dieter SPRANZ

Head, Practice Group Corporate/M&A, Wolf Theiss Attourneys at Law, Vienna

Intern, Kavanagh, Peters, Powell & Osnato, New York University of Louvai-la-Neuve, Belgium Law Clerk University of Vienna, (Dr. iur.) Associate, Cerha Hempel & Spiegelfeld Associated Attorney, Cerha Hempel & Spiegelfeld admitted in Austria admitted in the Czech Republic
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since 1999

Wirtschaftsgespräche

Timetable einblenden

01.09.2009

12:00 - 12:30 Eröffnung Plenary
12:30 - 14:00 Das Gewicht Europas: Wirtschaftspolitische Interessen in einer multipolaren Weltwirtschaft Plenary
14:30 - 16:00 Die zukünftige Gestalt Europas: Visionen und Realität Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 Special Lecture: Wohin geht die Türkei? Plenary
18:30 - 21:00 Empfang gegeben von der Oesterreichischen Nationalbank Social

02.09.2009

07:00 - 08:30 Europa und das internationale Finanzsystem Plenary
09:00 - 10:30 Europäische Energie- und Klimapolitik: Defensive Selbstbeschränkung oder Technologieoffensive? Plenary
12:30 - 16:00 Arbeitskreis 16: Der Wirtschaftskrise ganzheitlich begegnen – Betriebliche Gesundheitsförderung (BGF) als europäischer Weg Breakout
12:30 - 14:00 Arbeitskreis 12: Arbeitsmarkt und Beschäftigungspolitik in der Krise Breakout
12:30 - 16:00 Arbeitskreis 10: Zukunft der Versorgungssicherheit – Wie verändert die „Gaskrise“ die europäische Energiepolitik? Breakout
12:30 - 14:00 Arbeitskreis 09: Intelligente Infrastruktur – Wie lange noch bis zum Systeminfarkt? Breakout
12:30 - 16:00 Arbeitskreis 07: Vertrauen in einer vernetzten Welt Breakout
12:30 - 16:00 Arbeitskreis 08: Smart Metering – die Zukunft der Versorgungssicherheit? Breakout
12:30 - 16:00 Arbeitskreis 14: Wertschöpfung durch nachhaltigen Tourismus Breakout
12:30 - 16:00 Arbeitskreis 01: Innovation in der Krise! Gerüstet für den Aufschwung? Breakout
12:30 - 16:00 Arbeitskreis 04: Values and virtues: Can ethics lead Europe back to the top? Breakout
12:30 - 14:00 Arbeitskreis 03: Post Lissabon – Europas (Wieder-) Aufstieg zur Wirtschaftsweltmacht? Breakout
12:30 - 16:00 Arbeitskreis 13: Korruption in Krisenzeiten Breakout
12:30 - 16:00 Arbeitskreis 11: Das Management der Krise Breakout
12:30 - 16:00 Arbeitskreis 05: Protektionismus als Folge der Krise? Breakout
12:30 - 16:00 Arbeitskreis 02: Financial and economic turbulences in CEE/SEE – Impact and remedies Breakout
12:30 - 16:00 Arbeitskreis 06: Wirtschaft und Politik – zwei Systemlogiken. Kann das Vertrauen im Unterschied wachsen? Breakout
12:30 - 16:00 Arbeitskreis 15: Gesundheitswesen – Kostenfalle oder Wachstumsmotor? Breakout
14:30 - 16:00 Arbeitskreis 18: Connecting markets, connecting continents – Logistik als Motor für Wachstum Breakout
14:30 - 16:00 Arbeitskreis 17: Greisender Kontinent – Reif für die Weltmacht? Breakout
14:30 - 16:00 Arbeitskreis 19: The Dawn of E-Mobility Breakout
17:00 - 18:30 Special Lecture: Unternehmenskultur und Krisenbewältigung in Europa – Das europäische Management-Modell Plenary
18:30 - 21:00 Empfang gegeben von Deutsche Telekom AG Social

03.09.2009

07:30 - 10:00 Die Zukunft Europas und die Verantwortung der Politik Plenary
10:00 - 10:15 Schlussworte Plenary