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02: Low productivity growth despite the digital revolution? Lessons for Europe

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
german language

Productivity growth results in greater value added, higher wages and more prosperity. But productivity trends have been diverging in Europe on national and industry-sector levels. What are the consequences for businesses competing in the global market? How do digitalisation, investment, innovation and regulation impact productivity? What can Europe do?

Chief Executive Officer, T-Mobile Austria and UPC Austria, Vienna
Director, IHS - Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna
President and Chief Executive Officer, Austrian Airlines AG, Schwechat/Vienna
Vice President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna
Editor, Die Presse, Vienna

Dr. Andreas BIERWIRTH

Chief Executive Officer, T-Mobile Austria and UPC Austria, Vienna

Managing Director, Germanwings GmbH Vice President Marketing, Lufthansa AG Member of the Board, Austrian Airlines AG
2002-2006
2006-2008
2008-2012

Dr. Univ.-Prof. Martin KOCHER

Director, IHS - Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna

Doctorate, Economics, University of Innsbruck Assistant Professor, University of Innsbruck and University of Amsterdam Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, University of Munich Full Professor in Behavioral and Experimental Economics, University of East Anglia, Norwich Full Professor of Economics, University of Munich Affiliate Professor, University of Gothenburg Dean, Department of Economics, University of Munich Affiliate Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Professor of Economics, Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich
2002
2002-2007
2007-2010
2010
since 2011
since 2011
2012-2013
2013
2013-2016

Array Kay KRATKY

President and Chief Executive Officer, Austrian Airlines AG, Schwechat/Vienna

Mechanical Engineering, Technische Universität Darmstadt Military Service, W15, Electronic Warfare Unit Training Commercial Pilot, Lufthansa Flight Training, Bremen / Phoenix First Officer B 737, Lufthansa Passage, Deutsche Lufthansa AG First Officer A 310, Lufthansa Passage, Deutsche Lufthansa AG Captain B 747-200, Lufthansa Cargo Airline Operation Lufthansa Cargo Fleet Captain Operations, B747-200, Lufthansa Cargo Training Captain B 747-200, Type Rating Examiner (TRE), Lufthansa Cargo Qualification to Test Flight Execution B747-200, Lufthansa Cargo Head of Operations Center, Lufthansa Cargo Head of Business Unit, Global Freighter Operation, Lufthansa Cargo Accountable Manager, SVP Transport & Flight Ops, Lufthansa Cargo Captain MD11, Lufthansa Cargo Chief Executive Officer, Jade Cargo International, Shenzhen Member, Lufthansa German Airlines Board, Operations & Hub Frankfurt, Deutsche Lufthansa AG Chief Operating Officer, Deutsche Lufthansa AG
1976-1978
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1996-2005
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2005-2008
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2011-2015
2011-2015

Mag. Ulrike RABMER-KOLLER

Vice President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna

Business Administration, Johannes Kepler University, Linz Internship, Pipe Liners Inc., New Orleans, USA Managing International Subsidaries, Engel Austria Rabmer Group; 1992 Commercial Director, 1996 Co-Owner and Single Proxy, since 1999 Managing Director of several national and international subsidiaries Member, Board of Directors, Raiffeisenbank Altenberg Member, City Council, Altenberg and Linz Chairwoman, Board of Directors Norditube SA, Sweden Deputy Chairperson, Young Entrepreneurs (Junge Wirtschaft OÖ) General Manager, Rabmer Group, Altenberg Vice President, WKOÖ - Economic Chamber Upper Austria Member, Supervisory Board, Raiffeisenlandesbank OÖ President, Environmental Technology Cluster, Upper Austria Member, Economic Board, Diözese Linz President, "Women in Business - Upper Austria" Deputy Chairperson, Federal Division for Skilled Crafts and Trades Vice President, UEAPME - European Association of SMEs, Skilled Crafts and Trades and Chair, UEAPME Committee for Sustainable Development Sole Shareholder, Rabmer Group, Altenberg Member, High Level Group KET - Key Enabling Technologies Member, Advisory Council, ACR - Austrian Cooperative Research Chairwoman, Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions Vice President, WKÖ - Austrian Federal Economic Chamber Chairwoman, Supervisory Board, SVC GmbH, Vienna
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since 1992
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since 2002
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2011-2015
since 2011
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2014-2016
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since 2015
2016-2017

Mag. Judith HECHT

Editor, Die Presse, Vienna

Legal Internship, Higher Regional Court Vienna Lawyer, Division Real Estate, Vienna Insurance Group, Vienna Freelance Journalist, Der Standard, Vienna Freelance Journalist, FORMAT, Vienna
1996
1996-2009
2004-2012
2009-2013

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