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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
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 of Sustainable Development, Interface EMEA - Europe, Middle East and Africa, Scherpenzeel
Member of Alpbach in Motion; Managing Director, JKG Advisory, Vienna
Member of Alpbach in Motion; Head of Business Development, WENNA GLAS GMBH, Linz
Member, Alpbach in Motion; EU Conservation Policy Officer, NABU - Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V. Brussels Office, Brussels

Dr. Maja GÖPEL

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

Diploma, Media-Planning, -Developing, -Consulting, Universities of Siegen, Sevilla and Fribourg Lecturer, Institute Political Sciences and European Studies, University of Hamburg Volunteer Campaigner and Trade Expert, Friends of the Earth, Berlin PhD, Global Political Economy, Hegemony Theory, Institutionalism, Universities of Hamburg, Kassel, Toronto Campaign Manager Climate/Energy, World Future Council, Hamburg Director Future Justice, World Future Council, Brussels Head Berlin Office, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Berlin Regular Lecturer, Master programme Strategic Sustainability Management, University for Sustainability Eberswalde Occasional Lecturer, University of Witten-Herdecke & Leuphana University Lüneburg
1996-2001
2002-2004
2002-2006
2002-2007
2006-2008
2008-2012
since 2013
2014
2014

Array Markus KREISEL

Chief Executive Officer, Kreisel Electric GmbH, Freistadt

HAK Business School, Freistadt Radio Operator, Military Service Manager Electronic Business, Kreisel GmbH, Freistadt Chief Executive Officer, Kreisel GmbH, Freistadt
1992-1997
1997-1998
1999-2014
since 2014

Array Marcello PALAZZI

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

BSc, Economics, University of Buckingham Founder & Managing Director, Marton Diagnostics and Marton International, London MSc, European Studies and International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London MBA, Business Administration and Management, London Business School Founder President, Progressio Foundation, Rotterdam 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. Co-Founder & Executive Director, Social Venture Network Europe Visiting Lecturer, MBA Program, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam Development Director, New Academy of Business Co-Founder, Spirit in Business, Zurich Advanced Leadership Fellow, Harvard University Executive Fellow Enterprise Acceleration, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam Co-founder, B Lab Europe, Amsterdam DCI Fellow, Entrepreneurship with Science & Technology focus, Standford University Chairman, SIX - Social Innovation eXchange, London Member of the Advisory Committee, DanoneWave
1979-1981
1981-1993
1983-1984
1985-1987
since 1989
since 1989
1993-1994
1996-1997
1996-1998
2003-2004
2013
since 2013
since 2014
2015-2016
since 2016
since 2017

Ing. Geanne VAN ARKEL

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

Entrepreneur, Buffoon bv; business owner in a fashion company Project coordinator, Interface; managing several projects in the field of communication, marketing and sales Sustainable Development Communication, Interface; empowering people to integrate sustainability in their job
1992-2002
2003-2008
2009-2012

Mag. Jordan GEORGIEV

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

Business Analyst, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank Information Services, Vienna Vice President Projects and Programmes, Executive Board member, AIESEC Vienna Senior Consultant, Unisys Austria, Vienna Senior Project Manager, Roland Berger, energy and telecommunication competence centers, Vienna Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Management Board, Bulgarian Energy Holding, Sofia Steering Committee Member, Nabucco Pipeline, Vienna Chairman of the Board, Bulgartel EAD and ICGB EAD, Sofia Senior Advisor, Roland Berger, Head of Energy, Oil & Gas practice Russia and CIS, ViennaMunich
 Master of Business Administration, Vienna University of Economics and Business
 Master Class Eastern Europe, Vienna University of Economics and Business
1998-1999
1999-2000
2000-2005
2005-2010
2010-2012
2010-2012
2010-2012
2014-2015

Mag. Christoph WENNA

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

Language Trainer English, CEF Sprachinstitut. Linz, Austria Consulting Project, Internationalisation (USA). Hofer Kerzen GmbH Weyer, Austria Junior Consultant, Internationalisation projects (North America). AT Consult Inc. New York City, USA Consulting Project, Strategic & Organisational development, ISO9001 certification, C. Bergmann. Linz, Austria Junior Researcher. Research project for master Thesis (2002): "The transforming power of business‐to‐business electronic business", GCI Management AG. Munich, Germany
 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
1997-2000
1998
1998
1997
2001
 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 - 10:30 Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good Purpose Social
12:00 - 12:30 Opening Plenary
12:30 - 13:30 Conflict or cooperation? The human factor in the economy Plenary
13:30 - 14:15 Meet the Speaker: Ernst Fehr Plenary
13:30 - 14:15 Meet the Speaker: Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland Plenary
14:15 - 15:45 Business 2050: Europe’s search for the competitive edge Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 ecoplus and “So schmeckt Niederösterreich” Lower Austria Evening Social
18:00 - 20:00 The Alpbach Debate: globalisation and free trade Plenary

30.08.2017

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

30.08.-29.08.2017

Magenta Night Social

31.08.2017

06:00 - 08:30 Alpbach Hike: resources – from conflict potential to potential innovation Plenary
06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club Partner
06:30 - 07:30 “Kater” Breakfast Partner
08:45 - 09:45 We have learned nothing from the crisis! Plenary
09:45 - 10:30 Conflict and cooperation in the social partnership Plenary
14:30 - 18:00 Economic Dialogue Partner