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Economic Symposium


The Alpbach Economic Symposium 2010 analyses the socioeconomic consequences of the financial and economic crisis. Crisis management and the successful shaping of the future will lie at the centre of our discussions.

After looking back on the EU s crisis management in comparison to other global players, we will ask what we have learnt from the crisis. Who bears the costs, and how can we share the burden and restructure our loss-making state budgets and social systems? Will justice still play a role in the economic world? Another plenary session will focus on the ecological challenges we presently face. How can we ensure sustainability and create a win-win situation for economy and ecology without stunting the performance of our market economy?

In the concluding panel, high-ranking political decision-makers will discuss their greatest current challenges before looking at possible solutions in times of high government debt and low economic growth.

Economic Symposium

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12:00 - 12:30OpeningPlenary
12:30 - 14:30Managing the crisis in EuropePlenary
15:00 - 16:30New Sustainability: Can economic and financial crises be prevented?Plenary
17:00 - 18:30Special Lecture: How is the US reinventing itself?Plenary
18:30 - 21:00Reception hosted by the Tourism and Leisure Industries Division of the Austrian Federal Economic ChamberSocial


07:00 - 08:30Economics: Between state, market and civil societyPlenary
09:00 - 10:30The win-win-potential of Economy and EcologyPlenary
13:00 - 14:3001 Krisenbewältigung: Sparen, konsumieren oder investieren?Breakout
13:00 - 16:0003 Neue Sehnsucht nach alten WertenBreakout
13:00 - 16:0004 Live-Simulation: “Neue Steuern braucht das Land!?”Breakout
13:00 - 16:0005 Gerechtigkeit in der Marktwirtschaft?Breakout
13:00 - 16:0006 Borrowing from the Future – Consequences of the CrisisBreakout
13:00 - 16:0007 Re-Set Universities! Hochschulen neu denkenBreakout
13:00 - 16:0008 Was heisst Management-Professionalität nach der Krise?Breakout
13:00 - 16:0009 Mit Mediation nachhaltig durch die Krise steuernBreakout
13:00 - 16:0010 One man’s loss is another man’s gain? Post-crisis challenges and opportunities in CEEBreakout
13:00 - 14:3011 Ökologische Revolution – Technologie statt IdeologieBreakout
13:00 - 16:0012 Elektromobilität: Neuer Antrieb aus der Krise?Breakout
13:00 - 16:0013 Innovation: Voraussetzung für eine erfolgreiche ZukunftBreakout
13:00 - 16:0014 Mit intelligenten Netzen aus der KriseBreakout
13:00 - 16:0015 Tourismus: Leitbranche mit Beschäftigungs- und Standortgarantie in ÖsterreichBreakout
15:00 - 16:3002 Die Zukunft der sozialen Sicherheit – Who cares?Breakout
17:00 - 18:30Peter Drucker Special Lecture: Innovation as the key to post-crisis managementPlenary
18:30 - 21:00Reception hosted by T-Systems Austria GmbH and T-Mobile Austria GmbHSocial


07:30 - 09:45European economy and politics after the crisis: Challenges and opportunitiesPlenary
09:45 - 10:00Closing StatementPlenary