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Economic Symposium

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Conflict and cooperation are core elements in theoretical and real economics. Either may prove successful in different situations. But what lies between conflict and cooperation? Are we more attuned for conflict or for cooperation in our economic choices? Do businesses thrive in an environment of competition or of cooperation? And is our global economy moving towards more free trade or more protectionism?

At the Economic Symposium 2017 businessmen and businesswomen, economists and entrepreneurs explore the different dimensions of conflict and cooperation, from micro to macro levels. Be inspired in order to identify solutions for your own business and discover clues on how to navigate in the complex environment of tomorrow.

Economic Symposium

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29.08.2017

10:00 - 12:30Charity Soccer Match - Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
14:00 - 14:30OpeningPlenary
14:30 - 15:30Conflict or cooperation? The human factor in the economyPlenary
16:15 - 17:45Business 2050: Europe's search for the competitive edgePlenary
18:30 - 20:00ecoplus Lower Austria EveningSocial
20:00 - 22:00The Alpbach Debate: globalisation and free tradePlenary

30.08.2017

08:00 - 09:0017th management club Business BreakfastPartner
09:00 - 10:30Artificial intelligence and the future of workPlenary
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 01: Basic income or welfare state?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 02: Low productivity growth despite the digital revolution? Lessons for EuropeBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 03: Competition boosts business. Cooperation spurs prices?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 04: The machine colleague - friend or foe?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 05: Climate protection & economy. (No) contradiction?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 06: Foreign direct investments - curse or blessing?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 07: Leadership in complex times: doing the splits between conflict and cooperationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 08: Business location vs. intact environment - an irresolvable conflict?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 09: The power of "we": conflict and cooperation between men and women in the economyBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 10: It's the innovation, stupid! How to become a successful entrepreneur in the digital ageBreakout
13:30 - 15:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 11: International trade: cooperation vs. autonomyBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 12: The social partnership: There's no time for fussing and fighting, my friend!Breakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 13: Talking climate: irritation and innovation engine for economy and societyBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 14: Homo faber digitalis: the working (wo)man in the global digital marketBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 15: Cooperation vs. competition: economic policy in the EUBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 16: Trends and counter-trends - conflict and cooperation in the economyBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 17: Jailhouse rocks? Or wouldn’t it be better to break out of the prisoner’s dilemma altogether?Breakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 18: How the lack of IT and network security threatens the European digital economyBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 19: Conflict through cooperation: legal liability for human rights abuses in global supply chainsBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 20: There can only be one? Revisiting corporate successionBreakout
18:00 - 19:30Don't confuse trying with doing!Plenary
22:00 - 00:00Magenta NightSocial

31.08.2017

07:30 - 10:00Alpbach Hike: resources - from conflict potential to potential innovationPlenary
08:00 - 09:00Breakfast ClubPlenary
08:30 - 09:30"Kater" BreakfastPartner
11:00 - 12:00We have learned nothing from the crisis!Plenary
12:00 - 12:30Conflict and cooperation in the social partnershipPlenary
16:30 - 20:00Economic DialoguePartner

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