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20: The Investment Gap in Europe – How to Kick-start Growth?

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
english language

Investments play a key role for economic growth and employment. According to the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) the investment gap in the Euro area amounts to approximately 2 percent of GDP or 180 billion EUR per year. In this breakout session we will discuss the potential of the Juncker Investment Programme of a potential 315 billion EUR, the ECB’s role in boosting investments, as well as the barriers to private investment activities (access to finance, lack of confidence, dire economic straits).

Speakers

President, Friedrich August v. Hayek Institute; Director, Austrian Economics Center, Vienna
Director, Department for European and International Affairs, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Den Haag
Managing Director, EFSI - European Fund for Strategic Investments, Luxembourg
Deputy Director, Europe, Trade and International Directorate, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, London
Director General, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna Chair

Mag. Dr. Barbara KOLM

President, Friedrich August v. Hayek Institute; Director, Austrian Economics Center, Vienna

1994-1997 Assistant Professor, Department of Tourism and Service Economics, University of Innsbruck
since 2000 President, F. August v. Hayek Institute
since 2006 Director, Austrian Economics Center

Gerbert KUNST

Director, Department for European and International Affairs, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Den Haag

2002-2005 Deputy Director Legal Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, The Hague
2005-2009 Head, Division for Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Permanent Representation of the Netherlands at the EU, Brussels
2008-2010 Programme Manager, International Networks, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, The Hague
2010-2012 Agricultural Counsellor and Head, Division for Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality; Embassy of the Netherlands in Berlin
since 2012 Director, European and International Affairs, Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Hague

Mag. Wilhelm MOLTERER

Managing Director, EFSI - European Fund for Strategic Investments, Luxembourg

  Chairman of Student's Union, Johannes Kepler University Linz
1974-1980 Studies, Social Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz
1979-1981 Assistant, Department of Agricultural Policy, University of Linz
1981-1984 Head, Economic Policy Division, Austrian Farmers' Federation
1985-1986 Employee, Provincial Government of Upper Austria
1985-1987 Municipal Councillor in Sierning
1987-1989 Secretary of the Office, Federal Minister Dr. Josef Riegler
1989-1990 Head of the Office, Federal Minister Dr. Franz Fischler
1990-1993 Director, Austrian Farmers' Federation
1990-1994 Member, National Council of Austria
1993-1994 Secretary-general, Austrian People's Party
1994-2000 Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry
2000-2003 Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
2003-2007 Chairman, Austrian People's Party Parliamentary group
2007-2008 Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Finance of the Republic of Austria
2007-2008 Chairman, Austrian People's Party
2008-2011 Member, National Council, Spokesperson on Constitutional Matters
2011-2015 Vice-President, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
since 2015 Managing Director, EFSI - European Fund for Strategic Investments, Luxembourg

Ph.D. Peter STEPHENS

Deputy Director, Europe, Trade and International Directorate, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, London

1993-1999 Special Projects Manager, North West Water, Manchester
1999-2001 Head of Evaluation, Emmanuel Intl, Zomba
2001-2003 Assistant Director, Renewable Energy Legislation, DTI - Department of Trade and Industry, London
2003-2005 Pastor, Kings Church, Oxted
2005-2008 Assistant Director, Trade & Development, DTI - Department of Trade and Industry, London
2008-2011 Deputy Director, BERR - Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, London
since 2011 Head, EU Strategy, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, London

Dr. Michael LOSCH

Director General, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna

 Studium der Handelswissenschaften an der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien und an französischen Partnerhochschulen (ESSCA, HEC)
 Doktorat mit Dissertation über wettbewerbsorientierte Regulierung der E-Wirtschaft
1993-1995 EU- und Energie-Experte, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, Wien
1996-1997 Internationale Projektfinanzierung, ING Bank, Wien
1997-1999 Europäische Kommission, Generaldirektion für Energie; zuständig für Umsetzung und Weiterentwicklung der EU-Elektrizitätsbinnenmarktrichtlinien, Brüssel
1999-2004 Kabinettsmitglied von Kommissar Dr. Franz Fischler; zuständig für wirtschaftspolitische und wettbewerbsrechtliche Agenden, Brüssel
seit 2004 Sektionschef für Wirtschaftspolitik, Innovation und Technologie im Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft, Wien

Economic Symposium

show timetable

01.09.2015

10:00 - 12:30Charity Soccer Match - Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
14:00 - 14:50OpeningPlenary
15:30 - 16:20Understanding Inequality - an Empirical AssessmentPlenary
16:40 - 18:10Inequality of Opportunity - Causes, Impact and InterventionsPlenary
18:10 - 18:30Political CornerPlenary
18:30 - 20:30InEquality from a Female PerspectivePartner
18:30 - 19:30Rankings and Reality - Austria's Economic Competitiveness Put to the TestPartner
18:30 - 22:00ecoplus Lower-Austria EveningSocial
20:30 - 22:00The Entrepreneurial Economy - How to Become a Champion?Plenary
22:00 - 23:00Illuminating AlpbachSocial
22:30 - 23:30Young Talents - Late Night ConcertCulture

02.09.2015

08:00 - 09:0015th management club Business BreakfastPartner
08:00 - 09:00Digital Technology: From Inequality to Inclusion - Peter Drucker Breakfast ClubPlenary
09:00 - 10:10Growing Disparities in Wealth and Income - Is (More) Redistribution Necessary?Plenary
09:30 - 10:30The Throwaway SocietyPartner
10:10 - 10:30Political Corner2Plenary
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 01: The Welfare of Nations in the 21st CenturyBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 02: Being Family Friendly - Cosmetic PR or a Successful Route to Equality of Opportunity?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 03: Intergenerational Justice and Economic OutcomesBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 04: Peripheral Business Locations - Disadvantage or (Underestimated) Potential?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 05: Win-Win?! The Symbiosis of Big Business and StartupsBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 06: How Can Europe Overcome Disparity due to the Digital Revolution?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 07: Economic and Financial Education - What Has to be Done?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 08: Value Networks as a Key to a Successful Business LocationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 09: Leading Organisations - What Next?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 10: Tackling Social Injustice in EuropeBreakout
13:30 - 14:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 11: All the Same - All Different?Breakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 12: The Pension System - Unfair Rather than Equitable?Breakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 13: Better Decisions through ParticipationBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 14: Care as a Gender Political and Economic ChallengeBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 15: New Technologies - Old InequalitiesBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 16: Energy Supply in Transformation - Inequality in Access to Markets and Political PowerBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 17: Equality - Location Dependent?Breakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 18: Disabled Employees - Opportunities for Growth & InnovationBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 19: More Equal than Others? Modern Management between Leadership and ParticipationBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 20: The Investment Gap in Europe - How to Kick-start Growth?Breakout
18:00 - 19:30Shifting the Perception - Solutions to Combating InequalityPlenary
21:15 - 22:45Young Talents - Maja Osojnik BandCulture
22:00 - 00:00Magenta NightSocial

03.09.2015

08:00 - 09:00Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with Dan ShechtmanBreakout
08:00 - 09:00Breakfast Club 02: In Conversation with Angelika KreschBreakout
08:30 - 09:30"Kater" Breakfast - Back to NormalityPartner
09:00 - 10:30Beyond Clichés - China's Political and Economic StrategiesPlenary
11:00 - 12:20How to Grow or Not to Grow - that is the Question!Plenary
12:20 - 12:35ClosingPlenary
16:45 - 20:00Economic DialoguePartner