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16: Stay Innovative – the Example of Light Weight Design

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Hauptschule
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Central Europe’s strengths in the manufacture of lightweight design gives it a competitive advantage over other rapidly-growing regions. Nevertheless, to remain successful in the future, it will need to increase its innovative capacity. How might Austria profit yet more from the innovative potential of lightweight design?

Vice President, Upper Austria Economic Chamber, Linz Introduction
Vice Chairman of the Board, VERBUND AG, Vienna Introduction
Managing Director, Affan Innovative Structures LLC, Dubai
Managing Director, Berylls Strategy Advisors GmbH, Munich
Member of the FACC AG Management Board as Chief Operating Officer
Innovation Manager, Emerging Technologies and Concepts, Airbus Operations GmbH, Hamburg
Executive Board Member, voestalpine Metal Forming GmbH, Krems Chair

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    Mag.a Angelika SERY-FROSCHAUER

    Vice President, Upper Austria Economic Chamber, Linz

     CEO and Owner, SERY* Creative Communications Inc., Linz-Leonding
     Since 2006 Founder, "EU-Russian Brand Alliance"
     Since 2010 Chairwoman of the Austrian Advertising Association, Austrian Economic Chamber
     Since 2015 Vice President of the Upper Austrian Economic Chamber

    Mag. Dr. MBA Michael STRUGL

    Vice Chairman of the Board, VERBUND AG, Vienna

    1998-1999 LIMAK General Management Program, Linz, Emory University/Atlanta
    2000-2001 Degree in "International Finance", University of Toronto
    2005-2013 Doctorate, Social and Business Sciences, Johannes Kepler University, Linz
    2018 Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Stanford Executive Program
    1987-1995 Press officer, ÖVP (Austrian People’s Party), Provincial Party Leadership for Upper Austria
    1995-2001 Vice-Provincial Party Leader, ÖVP, Provincial Party Leadership for Upper Austria
    1998 Creative Director at the advertising agency Zoffel-Hoff & Partner, Wiesbaden
    1997-2001 Member of the Bundesrat (Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee)
    2003-2009 ÖVP Club Chairman, Provincial Parliament
    2001-2013 Member, parliament in the Provincial Parliament of Upper Austria
    2001-2013 Provincial Party Leader, ÖVP, Provincial Party Leadership for Upper Austria
    2013-2018 Member, Upper Austrian Provincial Government, Spokesman for Economics, Labor, Research, Science, Energy, Tourism, Regional Planning, Provincial Holding, Europe and Sport

    Dr. Amer AFFAN

    Managing Director, Affan Innovative Structures LLC, Dubai

     BSC, Edinburgh University, Scotland
     Structural Engineer, Mero / Mannesmann
    1994-2004 Mero / Mannesmann, Dubai
    2004 Establishment, AFFAN Innovative Structures L.LC, Dubai

    Dr. Jan DANNENBERG

    Managing Director, Berylls Strategy Advisors GmbH, Munich

    1985-1990 Diplom-Kaufmann and Dr. rer.pol., Bamberg University
    1990-2011 Partner Automotive Practices, Oliver Wyman
    since 2011 Managing Director, Berylls Strategy Advisors

    Robert MACHTLINGER

    Member of the FACC AG Management Board as Chief Operating Officer

    1987-1988 Project Engineer, Fischer Ski & Tennis
    1988-1991 Project- and Design Engineer, FACC AG, Ried im Innkreis
    1992-1997 Program Manager, FACC AG, Ried im Innkreis
    1998-2000 Business Development Manager, FACC AG, Ried im Innkreis
    2001-2008 Vice President Structures, FACC AG, Ried im Innkreis
    2008-2011 Executive Vice President Aerostructures, FACC AG, Ried im Innkreis
    since 2011 Chief Executive Officer, FACC AG, Ried im Innkreis

    M.Sc. Peter PIRKLBAUER

    Innovation Manager, Emerging Technologies and Concepts, Airbus Operations GmbH, Hamburg

    2008-2009 Erasmus International Product Design Engineering, Hanzehogeschool Groningen
    2009 Research and Development Mercedes-Benz Cars, Innovation Studio Department Intern, Daimler AG, Stuttgart
    2009-2011 Master of Science in Engineering, Innovation and Product Management, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
    2011-2012 Project Management Cabin0 A350 XWB, Cabin/Fuselage Strategy, Configuration and Change Management, Airbus Operations GmbH, Hamburg
    since 2012 ETC - Emerging Technologies and Concepts, Airbus Operations GmbH, Hamburg

    MBA Peter BERNSCHER

    Executive Board Member, voestalpine Metal Forming GmbH, Krems

    1992-1995 Representive, voestalpine Stahl GmbH, Authorised Officer Metalservice S.P.A., Italy
    1995-2003 Executive Board Director-Managing Director, Metalservice S.P.A., Veneta Nastri S.R.L., Cosivi S.R.L., Italy
    2003-2007 Managing Director, voestalpine Stahl Service Center GmbH
    2007-2012 Chairman of the Executive Board, voestalpine Polynorm NV
    2012-2013 Director of new formed Business Unit Automotive Body Parts, voestalpine Metal Forming GmbH, Linz
    since 2013 Executive Board Member, voestalpine Metal Forming GmbH, Linz

    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