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What is the future role of the EU in businesses?

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Raiffeisensaal
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Geschäftsführerin, Microsoft Österreich GmbH, Wien
Managing Partner, Schönherr Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna
Commissioner for Regional Policy, European Commission, Brussels
Professor, Chair for Tax Management and the Law of International and Liechtenstein Taxation; Head, Institute for Financial Services; Member of the Management Board, University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz
Rector, University of Vienna

Petra JENNER

Geschäftsführerin, Microsoft Österreich GmbH, Wien

 Petra Jenner has been General Manager of Microsoft Austria since 1 February 2009. She is in charge of 340 employees and is responsible for the Austrian partner business system, which includes over 5,000 companies and around 5 billion euros added value. Her motto is "do as you would be done by". Before joining Microsoft Austria Jenner, who was born in Germany, worked from early 2004 in the management of the Israeli-American security specialists Check Point Software Technologies in Munich, where she was Regional Director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland; in 2008 she also took over responsibility for other countries in northern Europe, making her manager of the largest region in Europe. A business management and computer science graduate, Jenner had previously been managing director of Pitoval GmbH in Munich, and gained further experience from the 1990s onwards in companies such as iMediation, Informix Software and Sybase. In her free time she likes to travel, dance, ski and do yoga. She is married and moved to Vienna at the beginning of 2009.

Dr. Christoph LINDINGER

Managing Partner, Schönherr Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna

Dr. iur., University of Salzburg Associate, Schönherr Rechtsanwälte GmbH Associate, Liebscher & Partner Inhouse Legal, RZB - Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG Attorney, Schönherr Rechtsanwälte GmbH Partner, Schönherr Rechtsanwälte GmbH
1984
1986-1989
1989-1990
1990-1992
1992-1994
1994-2001
 Work experience: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

Ph.D. Pawel SAMECKI

Commissioner for Regional Policy, European Commission, Brussels

Graduated from the University of Lodz, seven years later Ph.D. in Economics (international economics relations) Assistant, then Assistant Professor, Institute of Economics, University of Lodz Director, Bureau for Foreign Assistance, Office of the Council of Ministers Director, Department for Foreign Assistance, European Programmes and Funds, Office of the Committee for European Integration Undersecretary of state, Ministry of Finance Undersecretary of state, Office of the Committee for European Integration Acting secretary, Committee for European Integration Research project coordinator, Natolin European Centre, Warsaw Director, International Department, National Bank of Poland, Warsaw
1981
1981-1991
1991-1996
1996-1997
1997-1998
1998-2002
1999-2000
2002-2003
2003-2007
 since July 2009 Commissioner for Regional Policy, European Commission, Brussels

Dr. Martin WENZ

Professor, Chair for Tax Management and the Law of International and Liechtenstein Taxation; Head, Institute for Financial Services; Member of the Management Board, University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz

Doctoral studies, University of Mannheim, research at Univ. of Cambridge and Oxford Scientist, University of Mannheim and Ludwig-Maximilian- University of Munich Authorised officer and manager, KPMG Deutsche Treuhand-Gesellschaft AG, Frankfurt am Main, National Tax & Legal Division Assistant Professor, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Chair of Business Administration, Business Taxation and the Law of Taxation, Prof. Drs. Theisen Habilitation studies, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich Professor, Chair for Tax Management and the Law of International and Liechtenstein Taxation, University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz Head of the Institute for Financial Services and Member of the University Management Board, University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz Chairman of the Liechtenstein working group of tax experts to develop a draft for a total revision of the Liechtenstein tax law
1992-1998
1992-2000
2001-2002
2002-2005
2002-2005
since 2005
since 2006
since 2007

Dr. Georg WINCKLER

Rector, University of Vienna

Promotion Dr. rer. pol. Full Professor of Economics, University of Vienna; several appointments as Visiting Professor (i.a. Georgetown University, USA) Rector of the University of Vienna (re-elected 2003 and 2007) President of the Austrian Rectors' Conference (re-elected 2001 and 2004) Vice-President and Member of the Board of the European University Association (EUA), Brussels-Geneva
 Studies at Princeton University and the University of Vienna
1968
since 1978
since 1999
2000-2005
2001-2005