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05: Regional Hidden Champions: Ready for the Future?

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
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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 of the 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 of the Provincial Government of Lower Austria for Economic Affairs, Tourism, Technology and Sports, St. Pölten

    1991-1994 Marketing manager, Railtours Austria
    1995 Head of 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 for 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

    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

    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

    1999-2002 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 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

    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
    since 2008 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