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04: Peripheral Business Locations – Disadvantage or (Underestimated) Potential?

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
german language

Many leading companies in Austria are located in peripheral locations outside major cities. But what are the reasons behind these locations and location decisions? Are peripheral locations a competitive disadvantage or are regional location factors underestimated? With the expert testimony of representatives of different companies, we will discuss the role of regional factors in their location choice. What challenges will companies face in the future within the European framework when choosing a location?

Member of the Provincial Government of Lower Austria for Economic Affairs, Tourism, Technology and Sports, St. Pölten
Chief Executive Officer, KAHLES GmbH, Guntramsdorf
Chief Executive Officer, REHAU Austria and Region Southeast Europe, Vienna
Chief Executive Officer, Erste Raabser Walzmühle M.DYK, Raabs/Thaya
Chief Executive Officer, F. LIST GmbH, Thomasberg
Acting Head, Representation of the European Commission in Austria, Vienna
Division Head, Business Locations & Services and Department Head, Investor Services, ecoplus. The Business Agency of Lower Austria, St. Pölten

Dr.in Petra BOHUSLAV

Member of the Provincial Government of Lower Austria for Economic Affairs, Tourism, Technology and Sports, St. Pölten

Economic sciences (tourism, human resource management), WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Marketing manager, Railtours Austria Head of Marketing and Sales Department, Rogner-Thermen Blumau, Stegersbach Chief Executive Officer, Archäologiepark Carnuntum Ltd. Chief Executive Officer, Congress Casino Baden Minister for Labour, Social Affairs, Sports, Culture, Provincial Government of Lower Austria, St. Pölten Minister for Youth, Education and Sports, Provincial Government of Lower Austria, St. Pölten
1991
1991-1994
1995
1996-2001
2001-2004
2004-2008
2008-2009

Mag. Robert ARTWOHL

Chief Executive Officer, KAHLES GmbH, Guntramsdorf

 International Business Studies, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
 Studies, Lund University, Lund
 Commercial Project Head, Siemens Austria
 Commercial Head, I-Center Vienna, Siemens Austria
 Commercial Head, Business Division: Project Development, Siemens Austria
 Chief Executive Officer, MWW Metallbearbeitungs GmbH&CoKG
 Chief Executive Officer, Kahles GmbH, Guntramsdorf

Mag. Rafael DAUM

Chief Executive Officer, REHAU Austria and Region Southeast Europe, Vienna

Assistant Manager for the Board Region Southeast Europe, REHAU Austria, Vienna Assistant Supervisory Board REHAU Group, REHAU Switzerland, Bern CEO Regional Executive Board Region East, REHAU Russia, Moscow
2000-2003
2004-2006
2007-2009

Mag. Lisa DYK

Chief Executive Officer, Erste Raabser Walzmühle M.DYK, Raabs/Thaya

Agrarmarkt Austria Marketing GmbH, Vienna Oracle Corporation, Vienna Language School Blaise & Pascal, Vienna Erste Raabser Walzmühle M. DYK, Raabs an der Thaya General Manager, Erste Raabser Walzmühle M. DYK, Raabs an der Thaya
1995-1998
1999
2000-2002
since 2002
since 2005

Mag. Michael GROISS

Chief Executive Officer, F. LIST GmbH, Thomasberg

Economic and Business Administration, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna Audit Manager and Revision Assistant, Deloitte Touche GmbH, Vienna Manager, Consolidation & Finance Reporting, Hörbiger International GmbH Head of Finance and Member of the Board, Hörbiger Kompressortechnik Europa, Holding, Vienna Chief Financial Officer, F.LIST GmbH, Thomasberg
1995
1991-1996
1996-1999
1999-2006
since 2006

Mag. Dr. MAS Johann SOLLGRUBER

Acting Head, Representation of the European Commission in Austria, Vienna

Graduation, Law and Economics, University of Graz Doctorate, Law, University of Vienna Postgraduate, Master's Degree, International Politics, M.A.S. Bruxelles, Université Libre de Bruxelles Legal Advisor, Federal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Vienna DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission, Brussels Administrator, DG Taxation, European Commission, Brussels Team Leader / DG Coordinator, DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission, Brussels Head of Sector / Acting Head of Unit, DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission, Brussels Head of political department, European Commission Representation in Austria, Vienna Teaching, Law University, Vienna
1989
1992
1999-2001
1990-1996
1996-1998
1998-2003
2003-2010
2010-2012
since 2012
since 2014

Mag. Martin FASSL

Division Head, Business Locations & Services and Department Head, Investor Services, ecoplus. The Business Agency of Lower Austria, St. Pölten

Higher Technical College HTL - Höhere Technische Lehranstalt, department construction engineering, Mödling Academic Studies, Business Administration, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna Sales, Gigasport, Kastner & Öhler AG, Brunn/Gebirge Junior Consultant, Bene Consulting GmbH, Waidhofen/Ybbs and Frankfurt/Main Project Manager Investor Services, ecoplus. Business Agency of Lower Austria, Vienna Division Head, Business Locations & Services and Department Head, Investor Services, ecoplus GmbH, Vienna/St. Pölten Executive Director, Vienna Region Wirtschaft.Raum.Entwicklung GmbH, Vienna Executive Director, Vienna Region Marketing GmbH, Vienna
1984-1989
1990-2000
1998-2000
2000-2002
2002-2006
since 2006
since 2008
since 2008

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