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11: All the Same – All Different?

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Discussion around InEquality in societies is as old as those societies themselves. Some point to “the power of diversity”; others to a “desire for equality”. Everyday, we are confronted by practical questions arising from this conflict. How much equality does the EU need and how much inequality can enrich it? How can Austria set itself apart in international competition “i.e. be unequal” and hence strengthen itself as a business location? How tailored does a product offer need to be, or how equal can it be, in an increasingly individualised consumer world? It is the question of the bespoke product versus the mass-produced.

Chief Executive Officer, REWE International, Wiener Neudorf
Federal Chancellor, Republic of Austria, Vienna
Director, Agenda Austria, Vienna
Director, Technical Museum Wien, Vienna
Managing Director, Gehrer Plötzeneder DDWS Corporate Advisors GmbH, Vienna

Dkfm. Frank HENSEL

Chief Executive Officer, REWE International, Wiener Neudorf

Sales-Manager, Nestle AG Deutschland Vorstandsassistent (und andere Funktionen im Unternehmen), SPAR AG Hamburg Direktor (gesamtverantwortlich für den Bereich Supermarkt/Großhandel für alle Regionen Deutschlands), SPAR Handels AG Deutschland REWE Group im internationalen Bereich, REWE Zentral AG Geschäftsführer, REWE Ungarn Vorstandsmitglied, BILLA AG Österreich, zuständig für Italien und Vorsitz der Geschäftsführung für BILLA/Standa Italien Vorstandsmitglied, REWE Group Austria Vorstandsvorsitzender, REWE Group Austria
  Studium der Betriebswirtschaft

Array Sebastian KURZ

Federal Chancellor, Republic of Austria, Vienna

Provincial Chairman of the Young ÖVP - Austrian People's Party, Vienna Federal Chairman of the Young ÖVP Member of the Vienna Provincial Diet and Vienna City Council, ÖVP, Vienna State Secretary for Integration, Federal Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Austria, Vienna Austrian Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Vienna
since 2009


Director, Agenda Austria, Vienna

Bankausbildung in der Creditanstalt Bankverein Studium der Handelswissenschaften, WU Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien Wirtschaftsredaktion, "Die Presse", Wien Leiter der Wirtschaftsredaktion, "Die Presse", Wien Stellvertretender Chefredakteur, "Die Presse", Wien

Dr. Gabriele ZUNA-KRATKY

Director, Technical Museum Wien, Vienna

Lehrtätigkeit am Polytechnischen Lehrgang 12/II Promotion zum Doktor der Philosophie (Soziologie / Erziehungswissenschaften). Schwerpunkt Museumspädagogik Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur, Abteilung Schulfernsehen/Schulfunk und Medienerziehung Bestellung zur Direktorin der Österreichischen Phonothek
  Referatsleitung im Medienservice des BMUK, zuständig für Medienproduktion

Mag. Christian GEHRER

Managing Director, Gehrer Plötzeneder DDWS Corporate Advisors GmbH, Vienna

Fremdenverkehrskolleg des Bundes, Innsbruck Accor Gruppe, Hotel Novotel Paris Les Halles Studium der Internationalen Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck Auslandsstudienjahr, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australien TRIO Werbe und Public Relations GmbH Partner Pleon Publico Public Relations & Lobbying Geschäftsführer Managementclub Österreich Lektor IMC - International Management Center Krems
seit 2005

Economic Symposium

show timetable


08:00 - 10:30Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
12:00 - 12:50OpeningPlenary
13:30 - 14:20Understanding Inequality – an Empirical AssessmentPlenary
14:40 - 16:10Inequality of Opportunity – Causes, Impact and InterventionsPlenary
16:10 - 16:30Political CornerPlenary
16:30 - 20:00ecoplus Lower-Austria EveningSocial
16:30 - 18:30InEquality from a Female PerspectivePartner
16:30 - 17:30Rankings and Reality – Austria’s Economic Competitiveness Put to the TestPartner
18:30 - 20:00The Entrepreneurial Economy – How to Become a Champion?Plenary
20:00 - 21:00Illuminating AlpbachSocial
20:30 - 21:30Young Talents – Late Night ConcertCulture


06:00 - 07:00Digital Technology: From Inequality to Inclusion – Peter Drucker Breakfast ClubPlenary
06:00 - 07:0015th management club Business BreakfastPartner
07:00 - 08:10Growing Disparities in Wealth and Income – Is (More) Redistribution Necessary?Plenary
07:30 - 08:30The Throwaway SocietyPartner
08:10 - 08:30Political Corner2Plenary
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 08: Value Networks as a Key to a Successful Business LocationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 03: Intergenerational Justice and Economic OutcomesBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 06: How Can Europe Overcome Disparity due to the Digital Revolution?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 10: Tackling Social Injustice in EuropeBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 02: Being Family Friendly – Cosmetic PR or a Successful Route to Equality of Opportunity?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 05: Win-Win?! The Symbiosis of Big Business and StartupsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 01: The Welfare of Nations in the 21st CenturyBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 07: Economic and Financial Education – What Has to be Done?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 09: Leading Organisations – What Next?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 04: Peripheral Business Locations – Disadvantage or (Underestimated) Potential?Breakout
11:30 - 12:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 11: All the Same – All Different?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 20: The Investment Gap in Europe – How to Kick-start Growth?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 18: Disabled Employees – Opportunities for Growth & InnovationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 14: Care as a Gender Political and Economic ChallengeBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 19: More Equal than Others? Modern Management between Leadership and ParticipationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 17: Equality – Location Dependent?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 13: Better Decisions through ParticipationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 12: The Pension System – Unfair Rather than Equitable?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 16: Energy Supply in Transformation – Inequality in Access to Markets and Political PowerBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 15: New Technologies – Old InequalitiesBreakout
16:00 - 17:30Shifting the Perception – Solutions to Combating InequalityPlenary
19:15 - 20:45Young Talents – Maja Osojnik BandCulture


Magenta NightSocial


06:00 - 07:00Breakfast Club 02: In Conversation with Angelika KreschBreakout
06:00 - 07:00Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with Dan ShechtmanBreakout
06:30 - 07:30“Kater” Breakfast – Back to NormalityPartner
07:00 - 08:30Beyond Clichés – China’s Political and Economic StrategiesPlenary
09:00 - 10:20How to Grow or Not to Grow – that is the Question!Plenary
10:20 - 10:35ClosingPlenary
14:45 - 18:00Economic DialoguePartner