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16: Stay Innovative – the Example of Light Weight Design

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
in englischer Sprache

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

1982-1991 Diploma course in Law, Johannes Kepler University, Linz
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, Stanford, CA
1987-1995 Press officer, ÖVP - Austrian People's Party, Provincial Party Leadership for Upper Austria
1995-2001 Vice-Provincial Party Leader, ÖVP - Austrian People's Party, Provincial Party Leadership for Upper Austria
1998 Creative Director, Zoffel-Hoff & Partner, Wiesbaden
1997-2001 Member, Federal Council; Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee, Vienna
2003-2009 Chairman, ÖVP - Austrian People's Party Club, Provincial Parliament, Linz
2001-2013 Member, parliament in the Provincial Parliament of Upper Austria, Linz
Provincial Party Leader, ÖVP - Austrian People's Party, Provincial Party Leadership for Upper Austria, Linz
2013-2018 Member, Upper Austrian Provincial Government, Spokesman for Economics, Labor, Research, Science, Energy, Tourism, Regional Planning, Provincial Holding, Europe and Sport, Linz
since 2019 Vice Chairman of the Board, VERBUND AG, Vienna

Dr. Amer AFFAN

Managing Director, Affan Innovative Structures LLC, Dubai

 BSC, Edinburgh University, Scotland
1987 Phd in Structural Engineering, University of Cambridge
 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

1982-1985 BA Economics Stanford University
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

1984-1986 Design Engineer, Fischer Ski &Tennis
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

2006-2009 Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Innovation and Product Management, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
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

1986-1991 Sales, flat steel products, Scandinavia & Switzerland, voestalpine Stahl GmbH, Linz
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