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05: Regional Hidden Champions: Ready for the Future?

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
in deutscher Sprache

The demands placed on business managements are rising. “Hidden Champions” are often family-run businesses located in traditional regions beyond urban areas. Does this impede modern management solutions to challenges? What makes these enterprises so successful and how do they stay fit for the future?

Member, Provincial Government of Lower Austria for Economic Affairs, Tourism, Technology and Sports, St. Pölten Introduction
Head Research and Member, Executive Board, Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, Rüschlikon Zurich Key Note
Managing Partner and Shareholder, Simon-Kucher & Partners , Vienna Key Note
Managing Director, KLINGER Dichtungstechnik GmbH, Gumpoldskirchen
Chief Marketing Officer, Riegl Laser Measurement Systems, Horn
Managing Director, evasis edibles GmbH, Berndorf
Division Head, Business Locations & Services and Department Head, Investor Services, ecoplus. The Business Agency of Lower Austria, St. Pölten Chair

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Dr.in Petra BOHUSLAV

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

1991-1994 Marketing Manager, Railtours Austria
1995 Head, Marketing and Sales Department, Rogner-Thermen Blumau, Stegersbach
1996-2001 Chief Executive Officer, Archäologiepark Carnuntum Ltd.
2001-2004 Chief Executive Officer, Congress Casino Baden
2004-2008 Minister for Labour, Social Affairs, Sports, Culture, Provincial Government of Lower Austria, St. Pölten
2008-2009 Minister for Youth, Education and Sports, Provincial Government of Lower Austria, St. Pölten
since 2009 Minister of Economic Affairs, Tourism, Technology and Sports, Provincial Government of Lower Austria, St. Pölten

lic. oec. HSG Karin FRICK

Head Research and Member, Executive Board, Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, Rüschlikon Zurich

1981-1986 Studium, Universität St. Gallen
1986-1999 Chef-Redaktorin, GDI-IMPULS, GDI - Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, Rüschlikon Zurich
1995-1999 Geschäftsführerin, SwissFuture - Schweizerische Vereinigung für Zukunftsforschung, Luzern
1999-2001 Kommunikationsberatung, Comfactory, Basel
since 2001 Forschungsleiterin, Gottlieb Duttweiler Institut für Gesellschafts- und Konsumtrends, Rüschlikon Zurich
since 2012 Mitgründerin, Global Thought Leader Index, GDI - Gottlieb Duttweiler Institut, Rüschlikon Zurich

Mag. Dr. Thomas HALLER

Managing Partner and Shareholder, Simon-Kucher & Partners , Vienna

1999-2002 Consultant, Simon-Kucher & Partners, Bonn
2003-2004 Associate Professor, Vienna University of Economics and Business
2005-2006 Director of Studies, University of Applied Sciences Burgenland
2007-2010 Managing Director, Simon-Kucher & Partners, Vienna
since 2010 Partner and Shareholder, Simon-Kucher & Partners, Vienna

Dr. Christoph KLINGER-LOHR

Managing Director, KLINGER Dichtungstechnik GmbH, Gumpoldskirchen

1999 Matura
1999-2002 Universität Innsbruck
2002-2004 Bachelor Studium, Marketing & Handel
2004-2007 Doktorats Studium, International Business, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
2007-2008 Champ Trainee Program, CELANESE
2008-2009 Asia Supply Chain Analyst, CELANESE
2009-2010 Asia Product Marketing Manager POM, TICONA China
2010-2012 Asia Product Manager POM / PBT / LCP, TICONA China
2012-2016 Geschäftsführer, KLINGER International GmbH
seit 2016 Geschäftsführer, KLINGER Dichtungstechnik GmbH

Mag. Johannes RIEGL

Chief Marketing Officer, Riegl Laser Measurement Systems, Horn

since 2012 Chief Marketing Officer, Business Development, Marketing & Public Relations, Riegl Laser Measurement Systems, Horn
since 2016 Executive Director Sales, Business Development & Marketing, Riegl USA, Orlando

DI (FH) Renate STEGER

Managing Director, evasis edibles GmbH, Berndorf

 Studium, Produktion und Management, FH Steyr
 Studium, Soziologie, Uni Wien
 Kaufmännische Projektleiterin, VA Tech WABAG GmbH
 Projektleiterin, Wien Energie GmbH
 Projektleiterin, SEE Algae Technology GmbH
 Geschäftsführerin, evasis edibles GmbH

Mag. Martin FASSL

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

1984-1989 Higher Technical College HTL - Höhere Technische Lehranstalt, department construction engineering, Mödling
1990-2000 Academic Studies, Business Administration, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
1998-2000 Sales, Gigasport, Kastner & Öhler AG, Brunn/Gebirge
2000-2002 Junior Consultant, Bene Consulting GmbH, Waidhofen/Ybbs and Frankfurt/Main
2002-2006 Project Manager Investor Services, ecoplus. Business Agency of Lower Austria, Vienna
since 2006 Division Head, Business Locations & Services and Department Head, Investor Services, ecoplus GmbH, Vienna/St. Pölten
since 2008 Executive Director, Vienna Region Wirtschaft.Raum.Entwicklung GmbH, Vienna
Executive Director, Vienna Region Marketing GmbH, Vienna
since 2015 Executive Director, TFZ - Technologie- und Forschungszentrum Seibersdorf GmbH, Seibersdorf

Economic Symposium

show timetable

30.08.2016

08:00 - 10:30Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good CauseSocial
12:00 - 12:30OpeningPlenary
12:30 - 14:00Changing World – Changing WaysPlenary
14:10 - 14:45Meet the Speaker: Cesar HidalgoPlenary
14:10 - 14:45Meet the Speaker: Robin ChasePlenary
14:30 - 16:00Market Economy – Reinvent or Reboot?Plenary
16:30 - 18:00ecoplus Lower Austria EveningSocial
16:30 - 18:00Fireside Talk “Future of Europe – Future of the European Economy”Partner
18:00 - 19:30Migration – Opportunity and ChallengePlenary
19:30 - 20:30Illuminating AlpbachSocial

31.08.2016

06:00 - 07:0016th management club Business BreakfastPartner
06:00 - 07:00Country Breakfast Georgia – Ways Out of CorruptionPlenary
06:00 - 07:00Country Breakfast Israel – the Country of Start-UpsPlenary
06:00 - 07:00Country Breakfast South Korea – Education Is the KeyPlenary
07:00 - 08:30Digital Employees – Have No Fear, Technology Is HerePlenary
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 01: Online Platforms – New Working Conditions in the Digital AgeBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 02: The Role of a Modern State for the Economy and SocietyBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 03: The European Data Economy Needs a New Enlightenment!Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 04: Crowdsourcing – If You Have a Problem, Ask Everyone!?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 05: Regional Hidden Champions: Ready for the Future?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 06: New Values, New Ambitions? How Traditional Leadership Is Challenged by MillennialsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 07: Motivate and Regulate – Behavioural Economics as a New Approach in PoliticsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 08: The 4th Industrial Revolution – Reurbanisation of ProductionBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 09: FinTechs, Crowdfunding and Online Consultancy – a Change for the Whole Financial Industry?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 10: Digital Transformation Through Business Model InnovationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 11: The Power and Myth of CreativityBreakout
11:30 - 13:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
11:45 - 12:45World.Economy.Austria. Successful Ideas for Our CountryPartner
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 12: International Trade – Past, Present, FutureBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 13: Where Fear Reigns, Reason FadesBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 14: Big Data – a Vision of the Future, or: the End of Coincidence?Breakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 15: Leadership & Responsibility – How Responsible Leaders Do Good and Irresponsible Leaders Create HavocBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 16: Stay Innovative – the Example of Light Weight DesignBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 17: Live or Let Die? The Evolution of the Economy – Darwinism Mixes Up the MarketsBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 18: The Energy Transition – a Test for Our Economic SystemBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 19: Quo Vadis Digital Europe/Austria?Breakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 20: Hands on Jam Session – Business as Unusual: Open Innovation and Service Design ThinkingBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 21: Opinion Making Between Transparency and Headline FeverBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 22: Transparency – Cui Bono?Breakout
16:30 - 18:00Switch – Changing Culture, Changing Business?Plenary
17:00 - 18:30Myths and Facts. How Is it with the Austrian Economic and Social System?Partner

31.08.-30.08.2016

Magenta NightSocial

01.09.2016

06:00 - 07:00Breakfast ClubPlenary
06:30 - 07:30“Kater” BreakfastPartner
07:00 - 08:30Digital Entrepreneurship in EuropePlenary
07:00 - 08:30Fully Connected – Fully Enlightened or Fully Enslaved? – Peter Drucker Morning SessionPlenary
09:00 - 10:30Different Countries, Different Solutions – Economic Cultures in ComparisonPlenary
10:40 - 11:15Meet the Speaker: Lung YingtaiPlenary
10:40 - 11:15Meet the Speaker: Philipp BlomPlenary
14:30 - 18:00Economic DialoguePartner