to Content
Header Image

18: Sharing Economy – Cooperatives in the 21st Century

Breakout / Working Group
german language

We are currently witnessing a renaissance of the idea of cooperatives. New organisation and business models attack the traditional culture of possession and materialistic economic relations. While some may look down on them, but there are ever more models which challenge the traditional order of property and business sectors. Participants will find out which values are required for a modern concept of cooperatives. How can sharing economy approaches be applied in their working environments? Which role do new communication technologies play in this respect?

Chief Executive Officer, T-Mobile Austria and UPC Austria, Vienna
Founder,; Global Curator,, Vienna
Managing Director, car2go Österreich GmbH, Vienna
Chief Executive Officer, Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich AG, Linz
Managing Partner, promitto organisationsberatung gmbh, Vienna


Chief Executive Officer, T-Mobile Austria and UPC Austria, Vienna

Managing Director, Germanwings GmbH Vice President Marketing, Lufthansa AG Member of the Board, Austrian Airlines AG


Founder,; Global Curator,, Vienna

Elected Chairman, Student Representation of the University of Innsbruck Consultant, Accenture, Vienna Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Vienna Politico-Economic Advisor, Austrian Economic Association, Vienna Senior Consultant, Pleon Publico, Vienna Managing Director, management club, Vienna Founder, - Rent (out) everything online!, Vienna
since 2012

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) MBA Alexander HOVORKA

Managing Director, car2go Österreich GmbH, Vienna

IT-Administrator, KERAMAG VertriebsgesmbH Wien Stv. Referatsleiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Fachhochschule St. Pölten GmbH, St. Pölten Geschäftsführer, Campus Radio, Fachhochschule St. Pölten GmbH, St. Pölten Geschäftsführer, adpl-solutions North America Corp., Boston Key Account Manager, Schenker & Co AG, Wien Location Manager Wien, car2go Österreich GmbH, Wien
seit 2012

Dr. Heinrich SCHALLER

Chief Executive Officer, Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich AG, Linz

Study of Law, Johannes Kepler University Linz; Study of Commercial Science, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna Judicial Clerkship Head of Treasury; Head of Futures and Options Trading, Project Manager, regarding the foundation of an Austrian Futures and Options Exchange, RZB - Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG, Vienna Deputy Member, Managing Board, Treasury, Marketing and Retail Sales, Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich AG, Linz Chairman, Supervisory Board, Kepler-Fonds Kapitalanlagegesellschaft m.b.H., Linz Member, Supervisory Board, Raiffeisen Kapitalanlage-Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung, Vienna Member, Managing Board, Treasury, Marketing and Retail Sales, Insurance Business and Building Society Savings, Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich AG, Linz Member, Managing Board, Vienna Stock Exchange AG, Vienna Member, Managing Board, CEESEG AG, Vienna Chief Executive Officer, Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich AG, Linz
since 2012

Mag.a Barbara GUWAK

Managing Partner, promitto organisationsberatung gmbh, Vienna

Studium der Psychologie, Universität Wien Politische Sekretärin im Zentralsekretariat, Gewerkschaft der Privatangestellten, Wien Geschäftsführerin, datenwerk innovationsagentur GmbH, Wien Supervision, Coaching und Organisationsentwicklung, ARGE Bildungsmanagement, Wien Selbstständige Organisationsberaterin, Systemischer Coach und Supervisorin, Wien GründerInnen-Lehrgang des Alumniverbands, Universität Wien Leiterin, Department Organisationsberatung, ic2 consulting GmbH, Wien Facilitator-Ausbildung der FU Berlin und der School of Facilitating, Berlin Geschäftsführende Gesellschafterin, promitto organisationsberatung gmbh, Wien Systemische Strukturaufstellung/Business Training - Syst München Erzählerin, Goldmund Erzählakademie
seit 2008

Economic Symposium

show timetable


12:00 - 12:10OpeningPlenary
12:10 - 13:40New Goals for the EconomyPlenary
14:10 - 15:40The End of Conventional WisdomPlenary
15:40 - 16:00Political CornerPlenary
16:30 - 17:30Umverteile und herrsche. Wem gehört der Wohlstand?Partner
18:00 - 19:30Learning from the Care EconomyPlenary
19:30 - 20:30Smart Blue HourSocial
20:30 - 21:45Cello Goes Tango or Cello Goes South AmericaCulture


06:00 - 06:4514th management club Business Breakfast “Österreich braucht Europa”Partner
07:00 - 08:10Global Division of Labour – How Can Europe Prosper?Plenary
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 01: Hayek vs Keynes: The Most Important Liberal EconomistsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 02: A New Economic and Competition Model for EuropeBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 03: Critical Success Factors of Entrepreneurial EducationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 04: Intellectual Property – A System at the Crossroads?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 05: US Focus Back on Industry – Blessing or Curse for Europe?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 06: Clash of Generations – Corporate Cultures Put to the Test by New Working EnvironmentsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 07: Re-IndustrialisationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 08: Work to Live, or Live to Work? – Changing Working EnvironmentsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 09: Putting User Innovation to WorkBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 10: The Future of Corporate Learning – What Makes Businesses Successful?Breakout
10:10 - 10:30Political CornerPlenary
11:30 - 12:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 11: The EU’s Energy and Climate Policy – A Threat to Our Industries?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 12: Inequality Before and After the Financial CrisisBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 13: Schengen for Data: What Is Necessary, What Is Feasible?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 14: Good Is the Enemy of Great – What Distinguishes Leading Enterprises from Others?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 15: Room for CreativityBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 16: Business Development Based on Design ThinkingBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 17: The Key to Innovation – People, Mindset, TechnologiesBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 18: Sharing Economy – Cooperatives in the 21st CenturyBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 19: The Economic Future of EuropeBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 20: From Wallet to Smartphone – Challenges and Opportunities of the Digital World of FinanceBreakout
16:00 - 17:30Peter Drucker Special Lecture: Property or Communities? The Upcoming Challenge for CompaniesPlenary
19:00 - 20:00Don’t Mind the GapCulture
20:00 - 22:00Magenta NightSocial


06:00 - 07:00Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with: Alexa L. WesnerPartner
06:00 - 07:00Breakfast Club 02: In Conversation with: Franz FischlerPartner
06:30 - 07:00“Kater” BreakfastPartner
07:00 - 08:00The Economy According to the MediaPlenary
08:00 - 08:30Cooperation in EuropePlenary
09:00 - 10:20Europe’s Economy and the Next GenerationPlenary
10:20 - 10:30ClosingPlenary
20:00 - 21:30Brunnhilde – DJanes NightCulture