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Migration – Opportunity and Challenge

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Keynote & Panel
in deutscher Sprache

Migration is both a big challenge and a big opportunity for Austria. At the moment, however, our systems seem unable to benefit from the potential. They are unfit for addressing the difficulties. What are the main challenges we need to face? And where are the opportunities for businesses, markets and states?

Head of Department, European Policy and the Study of Democracy, Danube University Krems - University for Continuing Education; Director and Founder, European Democracy Lab, European School of Governance, Krems Key Note
President, Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour, Vienna
Chairman, Network of the European Public Employment Services, Vienna
Chief Executive Officer, GRAVITAS Business Networking Strategy & Consulting GmbH, Vienna
Entrepreneur; Restaurateur; Hotelier; Member, Austrian Parliament, NEOS - Das Neue Österreich und Liberales Forum, Vienna
Presenter and Editor, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna Chair

Dr. Ulrike GUEROT

Head of Department, European Policy and the Study of Democracy, Danube University Krems - University for Continuing Education; Director and Founder, European Democracy Lab, European School of Governance, Krems

 Since 2016 Ulrike Guérot is Professor at Danube-University Krems and head of the department for European Policy and the Study of Democracy. Core activities of the department are both interdisciplinary research and network building. The main goal is to initiate a citizen-oriented and sustainable debate on key issues surrounding today’s Europe. Since September 2017 Ulrike Guérot is holder of Alfred-Grosser visiting professorship at the Goethe-University Frankfurt. Furthermore, she founded the Berlin based think tank "European Democracy Lab. The lab seeks to rethink and redesign European democracy. Currently, the lab is building a campaign platform advocating for both the principle of political equality beyond nation states and the empowerment of regional stakeholders within the EU-setup.
 Prior to her work in Krems and Berlin, Ulrike Guérot built up the office and served as Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations and lectured at various internationally renowned universities, such as Bucerius Law School Hamburg, John Hopkins University, INSEAD Singapore and Europa University Viadrina in Frankfurt. In addition she conducted research at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) on the topics of democracy and democratization. In April 2016 her first book 'Why Europe needs to become a republic! A political utopia' was published by Dietz. The principal idea of the book is the creation of a ‘European Republic’ based on the concept of equality in front of the law in a union of citizens. Her latest work 'The new civil war - the open Europe and its enemies', published by Ullstein is a bestseller in Germany. In this cutting edge pamphlet she describes the great divide throughout the European societies. She has been publishing widely in Germany, English and French on European, transatlantic and global issues in various newspapers, journals and books. In times of turmoil and crisis, Ulrike Guérot aims at creating a sustainable blueprint for Europe in the 21st century, which puts the citizen first.

Rudi KASKE

President, Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour, Vienna

1970-1974 Kochlehrling und Anschließend Koch, Hotel Vienna Intercontinental
1974-1987 Jugendsekretär der Gewerkschaft HGPD (Hotel, Gastgewerbe, Persönlicher Dienst)
1977-1978 Absolvent der Sozialakademie der Kammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte
1987-1995 Zentralsekretär der Gewerkschaft HGPD
1995-2006 Vorsitzender der Gewerkschaft HGPD
2006-2012 Vorsitzender der Verkehrs- und Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft vida
seit 2013 Präsident, Kammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte für Wien und Bundesarbeitskammer

Dr. LL.M. Johannes KOPF

Chairman, Network of the European Public Employment Services, Vienna

 Europarecht-Postgraduate-Lehrgang, Donau-Universität Krems
 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften
1999-2003 Referent, Industriellenvereinigung, Schwerpunkt Arbeitsmarkt- und Beschäftigungspolitik, Wien
2001-2002 Österreichs Arbeitgeber-Verhandler, sozialer Dialog der EU zu den Themen Leiharbeit und Telearbeit, Brüssel
2003-2006 Arbeitsmarktexperte, Kabinett, Wirtschafts- und Arbeitsminister Dr. Martin Bartenstein; Mitglied, Verwaltungsrat, AMS Österreich, Wien
seit 2006 Mitglied des Vorstands, AMS Österreich, Wien
seit 2019 Vorsitzender des Netzwerks der Europäischen Arbeitsmarktverwaltungen

Dipl.-Oec. MBA Karoly PATAKI

Chief Executive Officer, GRAVITAS Business Networking Strategy & Consulting GmbH, Vienna

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1985-1990 Diplomökonom /MA Econ, Univ. of Economics, Berlin
1990-1991 Guest Lecturer, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Economicas, Mexico City
2000-2002 MBA, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
1993-1997 Chief Financial Officer, Robert Bosch Kft, Budapest
1998-2004 Chief Financial Officer, Dunapack Rt, Budapest
1998-2000 Chief Executive Officer, Eurobox Polska, Ujazd
2004-2008 Chief Financial Officer, Prinzhorn Holding, Vienna
2007-2008 Chief Executive Officer, WH Finanzierung GmbH, Schaffhausen
2008-2012 Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer Dunapack Packaging Division, Vienna
2012-2013 Member of the Board, Trenkwalder International AG, Vienna
2013-2016 Chief Executive Officer, Trenkwalder International AG, Vienna
since 2017 Chief Executive Officer, GRAVITAS Business Networking Strategy and Consulting GmbH, Vienna

Sepp SCHELLHORN

Entrepreneur; Restaurateur; Hotelier; Member, Austrian Parliament, NEOS - Das Neue Österreich und Liberales Forum, Vienna

1989-2014 Substitute Member, Municipal Council Goldegg
since 1996 Tourism Entrepreneur
1997 Graduation Entrepreneurs Academy
2003-2013 President, ÖHV - Austrian Hotel Association
2004 Founding Josef Schellhorn gmbh - Restaurant Mönchsberg 32, Salzburg
since 2014 Member, Austrian Parliament and Spokesperson for Energy, Agriculture, Forestry, Tourism, Business and Industry, NEOS - Das Neue Österreich und Liberales Forum

Mag.a Rosa LYON

Presenter and Editor, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

1994-2005 Different jobs, from doctor´s to tax consultant office, from parliament to marketing company
2000-2005 Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business
since 2005 Journalist; Editor; Reporter, Radio Österreich 1, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
since 2010 Journalist; Editor; Reporter, Zeit-im-Bild, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
since 2016 Host ZiB, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

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