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Economic Symposium

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It seems that the multilateral world trade system, which regulated the flow of goods and services at a global level, is history. Will trade agreements between individual states and arrangements between corporations become the enduring trend? Isn’t the digital transformation anyway reorganizing our world? How might businesses use technological developments, for example in artificial intelligence, to develop new business practices? And isn’t the scarcity of natural resources in fact the impetus to foster the entrepreneurial spirit so as to build future-ready businesses?

The frameworks governing economic activity have rarely been more complex due to shifting geopolitical power, rapid technological change and our deep ecological footprint. We invite you to enter into a dialogue with national and international business leaders, with policymakers and researchers, and with champions of new ideas - a dialogue that transcends generations and ideologies.

Please note that the programme is subject to change and will be updated continuously. If you have questions regarding the programme, please contact christina.gessele@alpbach.org.

Economic Symposium

show timetable

27.08.2019

14:00 - 14:45OpeningPlenary
14:45 - 15:45The New World Trade (Dis)orderPlenary
16:00 - 16:30Europe’s Dream of a Leading Role in the WorldPlenary
16:45 - 17:15The Global Economy Between Liberty and Security: A PrognosisPlenary
17:30 - 18:15Capitalism and Democracy – A Power Struggle?Plenary

28.08.2019

08:30 - 09:15‘On the Agenda’: The New Series of TalksPlenary
09:30 - 10:30Managing Insecurity or Managing in Security?Plenary
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 01: Company Future Under Scrutiny? Scenarios from Limitation to LiberationBreakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 02: The Public Sector: Driving Innovation for a Business-Friendly EnvironmentBreakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 03: What Can and Should AI Do? What Kind of Regulation Does Innovation Need?Breakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 04: Freedom of Choice vs. Regulation When Switching to Alternative DrivesBreakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 05: How to Avoid the Commodity Trap?Breakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 06: The Liberty of Offensive PlayBreakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 07: The Spy You Love in Your PocketBreakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 08: We and The Digital World – Society and Business in TransitionBreakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 09: Ready for the Future – Which Skills Do We Need?Breakout
12:30 - 14:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: Free Trade – of Course!? Can Free Trade Enjoy Sustainable Success?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: How Vulnerable Is Our Economy?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: Yellow Vests and Energy Poverty: Questions of Distribution in Climate and Energy PolicyBreakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: Open Talent Economy – Seeking New Approaches in an Uncertain World of WorkBreakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 14: Organic – Traditional – Genetically Modified: Is Food a Question of Faith?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 15: The Erosion of Trust Undermines Economic Behavior. How to Restore it?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 16: Digital Identity: Brave New World?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 17: ‘Ecosystems’ of Digital Champions: How Can Other Businesses Keep Up?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 18: How to Cope with Complexity: A Playful Session with Eigenland®Breakout
16:15 - 17:30Unleashing Europe’s Digital PotentialPlenary
22:00 - 23:30Magenta NightSocial

29.08.2019

09:15 - 10:00‘On the Agenda’: The New Series of TalksPlenary
10:15 - 10:45How to Navigate Global TransformationsPlenary
11:00 - 12:30The ‘How To’ in Building Future-Ready BusinessesPlenary