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Economic Symposium


The rapid economic development of China and India has had noticeable effects on the world economy. What does this sudden advance in globalization mean for Europe as a business location and for the labor, energy and financial markets? How are companies reacting to the new situation? What must economic policy accomplish in order to take advantage of the great opportunities arising from this development and to prevent its potential negative effects? Do we need more and better global governance? What does globalization mean for our democratic decision-making processes? We will look for answers to all of these burning questions at the Alpbach Economic Symposium 2006.

Economic Symposium

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12:00 - 12:15OpeningPlenary
12:15 - 14:00Globalisation: The Transition to a New BalancePlenary
14:30 - 16:00Facts and Figures: China and IndiaPlenary
18:30 - 21:30Reception hosted by the Austrian National BankSocial


07:00 - 08:30The International Competition for ResourcesPlenary
09:00 - 10:30DiscussionPlenary
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 01: Economic Factor and Resource of the Future: Environment and EnergyBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 02: Tourism: “New Markets Pay Off!”Breakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 03: Globalisation in Conflict with Economic Theory?Breakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 04: Fair Trade and the Fair Market of the FutureBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 05: Global Capital Markets and the Role of Hedge FundsBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 06: Corporate Management and Corporate Strategies in the European-Asian ContextBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 07: Plagiarism! What is the Value of Intellectual Property in Global Economy?Breakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 08: Corruption as a Globalising Factor – Challenges and Threats in Various SectorsBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 09: Business and Development: The International Dimension of Corporate Social ResponsibilityBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 10: European (Self-) Consciousness as Success Factor in GlobalisationBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 11: Insurance Coverage in National and International DisastersBreakout
16:30 - 18:00Special Lecture: Globalisation, Transparency, Democratic Legitimation and Medial Coverage of Political Decision MakingPlenary
18:00 - 21:30Wine & Cheese Reception hosted by the Tourism and Leisure Industries Division Vienna of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber – WKOSocial
18:30 - 21:30Reception hosted by T-Systems Austria GesmbH and Tele2UTA Telecommunication GmbhSocial


07:00 - 10:30Political PerspectivesPlenary
10:30 - 10:45Closing RemarksPlenary