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Alpbach Hike: resources – from conflict potential to potential innovation

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Meeting Point: Flora-Saal
Plenary / Hike
German and English language

”It’s the ecology, stupid!” The current economic system lacks intelligence and sustainability; in particular the food, energy and water nexus demands a new business model. Recognising the limited resources of the earth is the best chance for a transformation of the way we use them. In a hike, alongside inspiring business pioneers, participants will explore how a sustainable use of resources could create a paradigm shift towards a smarter economy.
In case of rain, the event will be held in the Rogger-Saal from 8:30-10:30am.

Member, Club of Rome; Secretary General, German Advisory Council on Global Change, Berlin Key Note
Chief Executive Officer, Kreisel Electric GmbH, Freistadt
Global Ambassador, B Corps; Chairman, SIX, the worldwide social innovation exchange; Co-founder and President, Progressio Foundation, Amsterdam
Head, Sustainable Development, Interface EMEA - Europe, Middle East and Africa, Scherpenzeel
Member of Alpbach in Motion; Managing Director, JKG Advisory, Vienna Chair
Member of Alpbach in Motion; Head of Business Development, WENNA GLAS GMBH, Linz Chair
Member, Alpbach in Motion; EU Conservation Policy Officer, NABU - Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V. Brussels Office, Brussels Chair

Dr. Maja GÖPEL

Member, Club of Rome; Secretary General, German Advisory Council on Global Change, Berlin

2002-2004 Lecturer, Institute Political Sciences and European Studies, University of Hamburg
2002-2006 Volunteer Campaigner and Trade Expert, Friends of the Earth, Berlin
2002-2007 PhD, Global Political Economy, Hegemony Theory, Institutionalism, Universities of Hamburg, Kassel, Toronto
2006-2008 Campaign Manager Climate/Energy, World Future Council, Hamburg
2008-2012 Director Future Justice, World Future Council, Brussels
since 2013 Head Berlin Office, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Berlin
2014 Regular Lecturer, Master programme Strategic Sustainability Management, University for Sustainability Eberswalde
2014 Occasional Lecturer, University of Witten-Herdecke & Leuphana University Lüneburg
since 2017 Secretary General, German Advisory Council on Global Change, Berlin

Markus KREISEL

Chief Executive Officer, Kreisel Electric GmbH, Freistadt

1997-1998 Radio Operator, Military Service
1999-2014 Manager Electronic Business, Kreisel GmbH, Freistadt
since 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Kreisel GmbH, Freistadt
since 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Kreisel Electric GmbH, Freistadt

Marcello PALAZZI

Global Ambassador, B Corps; Chairman, SIX, the worldwide social innovation exchange; Co-founder and President, Progressio Foundation, Amsterdam

1981-1993 Founder & Managing Director, Marton Diagnostics and Marton International, London
1983-1984 MSc, European Studies and International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London
1985-1987 MBA, Business Administration and Management, London Business School
since 1989 Founder President, Progressio Foundation, Rotterdam
since 1989 Initiated, or invited to, lead 300 projects in 30 countries in pursuit of 2 'civic enterprise & the civic economy'. Partnered with UN agencies, philantropies, businesses, governments, NGOs, investors and thought-leaders.
1993-1994 Co-Founder & Executive Director, Social Venture Network Europe
1996-1997 Visiting Lecturer, MBA Program, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam
1996-1998 Development Director, New Academy of Business
2003-2004 Co-Founder, Spirit in Business, Zurich
2013 Advanced Leadership Fellow, Harvard University
since 2013 Executive Fellow Enterprise Acceleration, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam
since 2014 Co-founder, B Lab Europe, Amsterdam
2015-2016 DCI Fellow, Entrepreneurship with Science & Technology focus, Standford University
since 2016 Chairman, SIX - Social Innovation eXchange, London
since 2017 Member of the Advisory Committee, DanoneWave
since 2017 Global Ambassador, B Lab, Amsterdam

Ing. Geanne VAN ARKEL

Head, Sustainable Development, Interface EMEA - Europe, Middle East and Africa, Scherpenzeel

2003-2008 Project coordinator, Interface; managing several projects in the field of communication, marketing and sales
2009-2012 Sustainable Development Communication, Interface; empowering people to integrate sustainability in their job
since 2013 Head of Sustainable Development, Interface; accelerating sustainable development and innovation externally

Mag. Jordan GEORGIEV

Member of Alpbach in Motion; Managing Director, JKG Advisory, Vienna

 Master of Business Administration, Vienna University of Economics and Business
 Master Class Eastern Europe, Vienna University of Economics and Business
1999-2000 Vice President Projects and Programmes, Executive Board member, AIESEC Vienna
2000-2005 Senior Consultant, Unisys Austria, Vienna
2005-2010 Senior Project Manager, Roland Berger, energy and telecommunication competence centers, Vienna
2010-2012 Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Management Board, Bulgarian Energy Holding, Sofia
2010-2012 Steering Committee Member, Nabucco Pipeline, Vienna
2010-2012 Chairman of the Board, Bulgartel EAD and ICGB EAD, Sofia
2014-2015 Senior Advisor, Roland Berger, Head of Energy, Oil & Gas practice Russia and CIS, ViennaMunich
since 2013 Managing Director, JKG Advisory, Vienna

Mag. Christoph WENNA

Member of Alpbach in Motion; Head of Business Development, WENNA GLAS GMBH, Linz

 Master of Business Administration; Johannes Kepler University Linz, Majors: International & Strategic Management, Organization Science, Environmental Management
 Master of Business Administration (exchange term); Budapest University of Economic Science, Major: International Marketing
1998 Consulting Project, Internationalisation (USA). Hofer Kerzen GmbH Weyer, Austria
1998 Junior Consultant, Internationalisation projects (North America). AT Consult Inc. New York City, USA
1997 Consulting Project, Strategic & Organisational development, ISO9001 certification, C. Bergmann. Linz, Austria
2001 Junior Researcher. Research project for master Thesis (2002): "The transforming power of business‐to‐business electronic business", GCI Management AG. Munich, Germany
2003-2006 CEO, Wenna Consult GmbH. Linz, Austria
 Since 2007 Head of Business Development, Wenna Glas GmbH. Linz, Austria

Dr. Raphael WEYLAND

Member, Alpbach in Motion; EU Conservation Policy Officer, NABU - Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V. Brussels Office, Brussels

Economic Symposium

show timetable

29.08.2017

08:00 - 10:30Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
12:00 - 12:30OpeningPlenary
12:30 - 13:30Conflict or cooperation? The human factor in the economyPlenary
13:30 - 14:15Meet the Speaker: Alex ‘Sandy’ PentlandPlenary
13:30 - 14:15Meet the Speaker: Ernst FehrPlenary
14:15 - 15:45Business 2050: Europe’s search for the competitive edgePlenary
16:30 - 18:00ecoplus and “So schmeckt Niederösterreich” Lower Austria EveningSocial
18:00 - 20:00The Alpbach Debate: globalisation and free tradePlenary

30.08.2017

06:00 - 07:0017th management club Business BreakfastPartner
06:45 - 09:30Talk on the Mountain: Decide! Quickly! And correctly!Partner
07:00 - 08:30Artificial intelligence and the future of workPlenary
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 01: Basic income or welfare state?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 02: Low productivity growth despite the digital revolution? Lessons for EuropeBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 03: Competition boosts business. Cooperation spurs prices?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 04: The machine colleague – friend or foe?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 05: Climate protection & economy. (No) contradiction?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 06: Foreign direct investments – curse or blessing?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 07: Leadership in complex times: doing the splits between conflict and cooperationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 08: Business location vs. intact environment – an irresolvable conflict?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 09: “The power of we”: conflict and cooperation between men and women in the economyBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 10: It’s the innovation, stupid! How to become a successful entrepreneur in the digital ageBreakout
11:30 - 13:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 11: International trade: cooperation vs. autonomyBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 12: The social partnership: There’s no time for fussing and fighting, my friend!Breakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 13: Talking climate: irritation and innovation engine for economy and societyBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 14: Homo faber digitalis: the working (wo)man in the global digital marketBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 15: Cooperation vs. competition: economic policy in the EUBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 16: Trends and counter-trends – conflict and cooperation in the economyBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 17: Jailhouse rocks? Or wouldn’t it be better to break out of the prisoner’s dilemma altogether?Breakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 18: How the lack of IT and network security threatens the European digital economyBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 19: Conflict through cooperation: legal liability for human rights abuses in global supply chainsBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 20: There can only be one? Revisiting corporate successionBreakout
16:00 - 17:30Don’t confuse trying with doing!Plenary
17:00 - 18:30Fireside Talk: Minimum wage – curse or blessing?Partner

30.08.-29.08.2017

Magenta NightSocial

31.08.2017

06:00 - 08:30Alpbach Hike: resources – from conflict potential to potential innovationPlenary
06:00 - 07:00Breakfast ClubPartner
06:30 - 07:30“Kater” BreakfastPartner
08:45 - 09:45We have learned nothing from the crisis!Plenary
09:45 - 10:30Conflict and cooperation in the social partnershipPlenary
14:30 - 18:00Economic DialoguePartner