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05: Climate protection & economy. (No) contradiction?

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
german language

With the Paris agreement, the course is set for enhanced climate protection. What economic opportunities and risks does climate change present? There will be winners and losers. How can you become a winner? What should losers do?

President Magna Europe & Magna Steyr, Magna International Europe GmbH, Vienna
President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
Founding Director, IASS - Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V., Former Federal Minister, Federal Republic of Germany, Potsdam
Chairman of the Board, Austrian Hail Insurance, Vienna
Journalist and News Anchor, Author, Vienna

Dipl.-Ing. Günther APFALTER

President Magna Europe & Magna Steyr, Magna International Europe GmbH, Vienna

Diplom-Ingenieur, Agricultural Economics, University of Vienna Regional Sales Manager Tractors for Southern Germany, Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG Head of the Business Unit Special Vehicles, Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG Head of Sales and Export of the Business Unit Tractors, Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG Head of the Division Agricultural Machinery, Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG Chairman of the Executive Board, Case Steyr Landmaschinentechnik AG; Managing Director, CASE Germany GmbH Director Sales & Marketing, Case Europe; Member of the Supervisory Board, Case Steyr Landmaschinentechnik AG Vice President Commercial Business, Case IH Executive Vice President, Member of the Executive Board, Magna Steyr Powertrain and Magna Drivetrain President Europe & Asia, Magna Powertrain Gruppe President, Magna Steyr
1985
1985-1986
1986-1988
1988-1994
1994-1996
1996-1998
1998-1999
1999-2001
2001-2005
2005-2007
since 2007

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Research Assistant, Institute for Agricultural Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Doctorate, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Executive Assistant, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck Director, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Brussels Chairman, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna Chairman, RISE-Foundation, Brussels Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015 President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
1973-1979
1978
1979-1984
1985-1989
1989-1994
1995-2004
2005-2011
2005-2015
2014-2015
since 2012

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Klaus TÖPFER

Founding Director, IASS - Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V., Former Federal Minister, Federal Republic of Germany, Potsdam

Doctorate, University of Münster Head of Planning and Information, State of Saarland Professor and Director, Institute for Spatial Research and Planning, University of Hannover Secretary of State, Ministry for Social Affairs, Health and Environment, State of Rheinland-Pfalz Minister for Environment and Health, State of Rheinland-Pfalz Honorary Professor, Economic Faculty, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Federal Minister for Regional Planning, Housing and Urban Development Executive Director, UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
1968
1971-1978
1978-1979
1978-1985
1985-1987
1985-1986
1987-1994
1994-1998
1998-2006

Dr. Kurt WEINBERGER

Chairman of the Board, Austrian Hail Insurance, Vienna

Office of the Provincial Government, Upper Austria Employed at the European Commission, Brussels Start of employment at the Austrian Hail Insurance (Insurance Company for natural disasters with branches in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Slovenia) Member of the Board, Austrian Hail Insurance Chief Executive Officer, Austrian Hail Insurance Selection to the President of the International Agricultural Insurers
 Studies at the University of Natural Resources, Vienna, and Law at the University of Salzburg
1987-1991
1992
1993
1996
2002
2011

Mag. Tarek LEITNER

Journalist and News Anchor, Author, Vienna

Studies of Law Reporter and commissioning editor, ORF Department of Upper Austria Editor of home affairs, "Zeit im Bild" (main evening news) Correspondent in Brussels
1997
1990-1998
since 1998
2001

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