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01: The Real Economy and Finance in the “Network of Responsibility”

Breakout / Working Group
german language

Supported by Bertelsmann Stiftung and Julius Raab Stiftung
In addition to structural changes, our financial and economic system needs a new value-based orientation. One basic value of the eco-social market economy deserves closer attention – responsibility. A recent network analysis illustrates the roles of the real economy and finance in the “network of responsibility”. What does that mean for our financial, economic and social systems? How can we shape the future against this backdrop? What are the resulting recommendations for political decision-makers? We will discuss the above questions interactively with:

Senior Director, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh
Secretary-General, Wirtschaftsbund, Vienna
Founder and Director, FASresearch, Vienna
Austrian Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna
Member of the Managing Board, BKS Bank AG, Klagenfurt
Professor of Social Policy and Social Work, Protestant University of Applied Sciences Berlin Chair

Dr. Stefan EMPTER

Senior Director, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh

Studies, Economics and Sociology, University of Augsburg Studies, Educational and Social Sciences, University of Hagen Doctorate, Organizational Theory Executive, various divisions and departments, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh Head, Economics and Social Affairs, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh Founding General Manager, IT-Academy East-Westphalia, Gütersloh Member, Management Committee, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh Head, Evidence-Based Policies Program, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh Senior Director, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh
since 2001
since 2008


Secretary-General, Wirtschaftsbund, Vienna

Kundenberatung, Oberbank Salzburg Marketing & Kooperation, Erste Allgemeine Versicherung sowie 1996-1998 Marketing, Wirtschaftskammer Salzburg Agenturleiter, Grill&Gull Werbeagentur PR & Events, Haubner&Haubner KG Marketingleitung, Großglockner Hochalpenstraße AG Geschäftsführer, Salzburger Volkspartei Agentur für Marketing, Haubner&Haubner KG Präsident, Sportunion Österreich Vizepräsident der Bundessportorganisation Abgeordneter zum Nationalrat ÖVP Klubobmann-Stellvertreter, ÖVP Parlamentsklub
seit 2005
seit 2007
 Politische Funktionen:
seit 2008
seit 2001
seit 2008

Mag. Dr. Harald KATZMAIR

Founder and Director, FASresearch, Vienna

Research Assistant, Institute for Economics, Vienna University for Economics and Business Research Associate, Institute for Sociology, Faculty of Social- and Business Sciences, University of Vienna Founder and Chief Executive Officer, FAS - Forschungsgesellschaft für angewandte Sozial- und Strukturanalyse OEG, Vienna Founder; Head of Science; Chief Executive Officer, FAS.research Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschungsgesellschaft mbH.,Vienna Vice-president, NEIN ZU KRANK UND ARM Foundation
 Studies in Sociology and Philosophy, University of Vienna
since 2002
since 2013

Dr. Harald MAHRER

Austrian Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna

Chairman, Austrian National Students Union, Vienna University of Economics and Business Research Assistant, Vienna University of Economics and Business Managing Director, legend Consulting GmbH Founder and Managing Director, Pleon Publico Public Relations & Lobbying Founder and Managing Director, cumclave Unternehmensberatung Managing Director, Tauern Holding State Secretary, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy


Member of the Managing Board, BKS Bank AG, Klagenfurt

Universitätsassistentin und Lehrbeauftragte, Institut für Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Universität Klagenfurt Firmenkunden- und Wertpapiergeschäft; BKS Bank AG, Klagenfurt Abteilung Controlling, BKS Bank AG, Klagenfurt Leiterin, Bereich Controlling und Rechungswesen, BKS Bank AG, Klagenfurt


Professor of Social Policy and Social Work, Protestant University of Applied Sciences Berlin

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Ruhr-Universität Bochum Projektleiterin, Bertelsmann Stiftung (Wirtschaft und Soziales, Beschäftigungspolitik), Gütersloh
 Studium der Sozialwissenschaften, Promotion, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Economic Symposium

show timetable


12:00 - 12:20OpeningPlenary
12:20 - 13:30Finance and the Real Economy: Together or Apart?Plenary
13:30 - 13:50Political CornerPlenary
14:50 - 16:30Making Finance Meet the Real Economy’s RequirementsPlenary
18:30 - 19:30Miha Pogacnik: What Businesses can Learn from MusicPlenary
19:30 - 20:30Smart Blue Hour hosted by IBMSocial


06:00 - 06:45management club Business Breakfast “Integrationsfall Europa”Partner
06:00 - 06:45Sustainable Entrepreneurship – Book Presentation on the Business Model of the FuturePartner
07:00 - 08:10The Future of Corporate FundingPlenary
08:10 - 08:30Political CornerPlenary
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 01: The Real Economy and Finance in the “Network of Responsibility”Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 02: Business, Society and Politics: Assigning Responsibility for ResultsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 03: What Happens to Our Values if Computers Learn how to Think?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 04: Touch the Future – Security and Identity in a Digital WorldBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 05: Living with Risk and SpeculationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 06: The Pension System as a Ponzi Scheme?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 07: Workforce Diversity: Living with and Managing Demographic ChangeBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 08: Implementing the New World of Work, a Progress ReportBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 09: Design Thinking as a Tool for InnovationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 10: New Energies for Europe – Between Cooperation and CompetitionBreakout
11:30 - 12:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 11: Connected Learning, Connected SchoolsBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 12: Financial Literacy, Decision-Making in Complex SituationsBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 13: Our Life After the Digital RevolutionBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 14: Prosperity for All? Austria’s Top Managers in Dialogue with Ludwig ErhardBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 15: Rethinking Capitalism: The Future of Our Economic ModelBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 16: Alternative Sustainable Economic ConceptsBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 17: From Goodwill to Financial Company ValueBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 18: Back to the Real Economy – Towards a New Industrial Policy for EuropeBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 19: Industrial Production in the City of the FutureBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 20: Rating Agencies Between Governments and BusinessesBreakout
16:00 - 17:30Peter Drucker Special Lecture: Leadership and Values in a Complex WorldPlenary
19:30 - 21:30get2gether hosted by T-MobileSocial


06:30 - 07:00“Kater” BreakfastPartner
07:15 - 08:15The New Role of Central Banks in Crisis-ManagementPlenary
08:45 - 10:20New Growth in Europe?Plenary
10:20 - 10:30ClosingPlenary
14:45 - 18:00Generali 3 Banken Business Dialogue “Experiences and Values”Partner