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AK 01: Values, that are worth fighting for…

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Perception is reality  especially when dealing with different cultures. Trust is a major issue for anyone doing business. Societies where trust is recognised as an important factor are rewarded with economic growth, prosperity and job growth, all examples of social virtues. Therefore, since it is impossible to measure trust in a society, it is vital to study the mechanisms that promote high levels of business activity by means of trust-related factors. As Hayek stated,  perception is based rather on the reciprocal effect between momentary attractions and experiences which were made in the past in similar circumstances . Consequently, trust is one of the main factors responsible for economic growth.

Extracurricular Professor for Political Philosophy, University of Trier
Chairman, Peter Jungen Holding GmbH, Cologne
Head of Consulting, PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH, Wien
Member, Executive Board, Altstoff Recycling Austria AG (ARA AG), Vienna
Head, Controlling Office, European Patent Office, Brussels (tbc)
Director, National Association of Craftsmen, Bolzano
Vice President, OeNB - Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Vienna Chair


Extracurricular Professor for Political Philosophy, University of Trier

1998 Executive Director, Centre for the New Europe, Brüssel
2000 Präsident, Centre for the New Europe, Brüssel
2002-2009 Head of Academic Affairs, Centre for the New Europe, Brüssel
 WS 2004/5 Gastprofessor an der Wirtschaftsuniversität Prag
 SS 2005 Hayek-Stiftungsgastprofessur an der Universität Salzburg
 WS 2005/6 Gastprofessur an der Universität Zagreb, EFZG
 SS07-WS08/09 Professurvertretung "Praktische Philosophie" an der Universität Duisburg-Essen (W3)
 02/2008 Verleihung der Bezeichnung "Außerplanmäßiger Professor" durch den Präsidenten der Universität Trier
 SS 2009 Hayek-Stiftungsgastprofessur an der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
2009 Fellow am International Centre for Economic Research (ICER), Turin
seit 2009 PhD Program Director, SMC University, Wien

Dr. Peter JUNGEN

Chairman, Peter Jungen Holding GmbH, Cologne

  Chairman, Owner, Founder, Peter Jungen Holding GmbH
  Started his career with Otto Wolff Gruppe
1986-2004 Co-Chairman of the Saudi-German Businessmens Dialogue
1987 CEO, steered its restructuring back to profitability, Strabag AG, Cologne
1991 Founder of Peter Jungen Hlolding GmbH, Cologne
  Co-Founder and Investor in more than 60 start-ups in Europe and in the USA, including Idealo Internet GmbH
  Partner, Halo Fund, Palo Alto
2001-2004 Founding President of Business Angals Deutschland (BAND)
  Co-Founder, President, European Business Angels Network (EBAN)
  Co-Founder, President, International, Palo Alto
  Co-Founder, President, European Enterprise Institute (EEI)
  Vice Chairman, German Machinery and Plant Manufacturers' Association (VDMA)
  Chairman, Center on Capitalism and Society, Columbia University, New York
  President of the Small and Medium Entrepreneurs Union of the EPP (SME-Union), Brussels

Mag. Helmut KERN

Head of Consulting, PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH, Wien

1990 Studium der Betriebswirtschaftslehre, spez. BWL Controlling und Rechnungswesen, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
1994 Staatlich geprüfter Unternehmensberater, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
1996 Managing Director, Austria, Deloitte Consulting
seit 2003 Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter, Beyond Consulting GmbH (vormals Deloitte Consulting GmbH), zuvor Global Partner, Deloitte Consulting, Managing Director Österreich
seit 2006 Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter, Beyond Holding GmbH
seit 2010 Head of Consulting, PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers Österreich, Wien


Member, Executive Board, Altstoff Recycling Austria AG (ARA AG), Vienna

1987-1992 Master (Commerce, Economics) at the University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna
1992-1994 PhD at the University of Economics an Business Administration, Vienna
1994-1995 Tax- and Auditing Company Ernst & Young
1995-1996 Brokerage Department GiroCredit Bank AG
1997-1998 Post graduate-degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science
1996-2002 Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
2001-2002 Member of the "Roland Berger-Challenge Club" (Top 50 Consultants worldwide excl. Partner-level)
2003-2004 Altstoff Recycling Austria AG (ARA AG)
since 2006 Media and narrator training with Tatjana Lackner, Die Schule des Sprechens

Dr. Hanspeter MUNTER

Director, National Association of Craftsmen, Bolzano

 Studium der Betriebsiwrtschaft an der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck parallel zur Malermeisterausbildung
 Seit 1989 Landesverband der Handwerker (LVH)
 Seit 1991 Direktor, Landesverband der Handwerker (LVH)
1993 in den Südtiroler Landtag gewählt worden

Mag. Dr. Barbara KOLM

Vice President, OeNB - Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Vienna

seit 2008 Gründerin und Direktorin, Austrian Economics Center, Wien
Präsidentin, Friedrich A.v.Hayek Instituts, Wien
seit 2018 Vizepräsidentin, OeNB - Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Wien

Economic Symposium

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12:00 - 12:15OpeningPlenary
12:15 - 14:15Keynote speechesPlenary
14:45 - 16:30The contribution of companies to a humane economic orderPlenary
18:30 - 21:00Reception hosted by the Austrian National BankSocial


07:00 - 09:00Market economy and politicsPlenary
09:30 - 11:00Competitive pressure and the “productivity whip” – where do people fit in?Plenary
13:00 - 16:00AK 01: Values, that are worth fighting for…Breakout
13:00 - 16:00AK 02: Wirtschafts- und Sozialsysteme der mittelosteuropäischen LänderBreakout
13:00 - 16:00AK 03: Globaler Finanzmarkt – Zusammenhänge, Abhängigkeiten und wechselseitige Beeinflussung internationaler KapitalmärkteBreakout
13:00 - 16:00AK 04: Cash in spite of a crash? The role of alternative investments for private investorsBreakout
13:00 - 16:00AK 05: Liberalisierung und Schutz strategischer Infrastruktur – ein Widerspruch?Breakout
13:00 - 16:00AK 06: Das (Verhältnis-)Wahlrecht in Zeiten der Globalisierung  brauchen wir neue Antworten?Breakout
13:00 - 16:00AK 07: Braucht Europa eine Rohstoffstrategie?Breakout
13:00 - 16:00AK 08: Menschenrechte, Nachhaltigkeit und Unternehmensführung: Anspruch oder Widerspruch?Breakout
13:00 - 16:00AK 09: Zukunft der Bildung – Die Rolle des MarktesBreakout
13:00 - 16:00AK 10: Biotech – Leben im ZukunftsmarktBreakout
13:00 - 16:00AK 11: Wer will im Tourismus arbeiten?Breakout
13:00 - 16:00AK 12: Kommunikationsaufgabe Marktwirtschaft. Globalisierung, Europäisierung, Ökonomisierung. Wo findet sich der Einzelne?Breakout
13:00 - 16:00AK 13: Strategic & Financial Leadership in Osteuropa: Parallelen und Unterschiede zu ÖsterreichBreakout
17:00 - 18:00Special Lecture: Kosovo – A state emergingPlenary
18:30 - 21:00Reception hosted by T-Systems Austria and Tele2Social


07:30 - 10:15The future of the market economy: Political perspectivesPlenary
10:15 - 10:30Closing statementPlenary