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Economic Symposium


Is your business prepared for the next crisis? Resilience - the capacity to overcome crises - and diversity are intrinsically interlinked. Diversity has proven to bolster the resilience of markets, states and businesses. But even diversity has limits. Where are these limits and how can businesses learn to benefit from diversity?

At this year’s Economic Symposium, business owners, scientists and entrepreneurs explore the relations between "diversity and resilience". In doing so, they ask the most vital questions of our time at a micro and macro level: What does a future of data economy look like? Is diversity the only strategy for innovation? Which future scenarios should we brace ourselves for? Get inspired to draw conclusions for your own business, for yourself and for navigating in the economy of tomorrow.

Economic Symposium

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14:00 - 14:30OpeningPlenary
14:30 - 15:30I dream of a diverse and resilient European marketPlenary
16:00 - 17:45The Alpbach Debate: the future of data economyPlenary
20:00 - 21:30Innovation 101: the "diversity" factorPlenary


09:00 - 10:30Peter Drucker SessionPlenary
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 01: Digital Future Game: requirements for a digital societyBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 02: An unpredictable future - digitalisation in individual trafficBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 03: Digital leadership - how states and businesses lead through the digital transformation successfullyBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 04: Demographic change and its effects on the future working lifeBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 05: The republic of fake news - how civil society and businesses become resilient to manipulationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 06: Class conflict or social partnership in wage negotiations: What guarantees stability and flexibility?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 07: On the green grass and in business: If you don’t shoot, you will not score.Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 08: Specialisation and diversification - what businesses can learn from natural sciencesBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 09: The rising of "TECHNIUM": is it real, fantasy or artificial?Breakout
13:30 - 15:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 10: Resilience & regulation: friends or foes?Breakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 11: Stay ahead of the curve or ride the wave? How businesses, politics and startups master digitalisationBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 12: Transparency instead of discretion? Professional HR processes as a key for equal payBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 13: Strategic big data management: How do today's customers work?Breakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 14: We don't need no education! Economic education as a business-location factorBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 15: Winning strategies for a digital DarwinismBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 16: Cyber security - is resilience a utopia in a digital economy?Breakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 17: Differences that make a difference: cooperatives vs. PLCsBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 18: Start-up spirit @ big corporation - how much is too much?Breakout
18:15 - 19:45Leadership PlenumPlenary
22:00 - 00:00Magenta NightSocial


09:00 - 10:30New mobility: electric, shared or autonomous?Plenary
11:00 - 12:30Shock resistance: best practices on how to be(come) resilientPlenary