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06: Foreign direct investments – curse or blessing?

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
in deutscher Sprache

Foreign Direct Investment is a controversial instrument of globalisation. What is the goal of FDI? What impact has FDI had on sender and target countries? What are its conflicts of interest and how can they be regulated constructively?

Director, ÖFSE - Austrian Foundation for Development Research, Vienna Key Note
Member, Board of Executive Directors, OeKB - Österreichische Kontrollbank AG, Vienna
Chief Executive Officer, VAMED ENGINEERING GmbH & CO KG and Member of the Central Executive Board, VAMED Group, Vienna
Careers and Business Editor, KURIER, Vienna Chair

Dr. Werner RAZA

Director, ÖFSE - Austrian Foundation for Development Research, Vienna

1992-1998 Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics/ International Economics and Development, Vienna University of Economics and Business
1998-2002 Assistant Professor, Department of Economics/ International Economics and Development, Vienna University of Economics and Business
2002-2009 Senior Expert for European and International Affairs, Austrian Chamber of Labour, Vienna
2002-2010 External Lecturer, Vienna University of Economics and Business
2004 Visiting Researcher, European Trade Union Institute, Brussels
2007-2010 External Lecturer, University of Applied Sciences FH bfi Vienna
2009-2010 Director of Studies Bachelor- and Masterprogram "European Economics and Management", University of Applied Sciences FH bfi Vienna
2010 Visiting Professor for International Trade, Universidad de Buenos Aires
since 2010 Director, ÖFSE - Austrian Foundation for Development Research, Vienna
2011-2014 External Lecturer, University of Vienna
2016-2017 External Lecturer, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Mag. Helmut BERNKOPF

Member, Board of Executive Directors, OeKB - Österreichische Kontrollbank AG, Vienna

1987-1994 WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
1994-1997 Manager, Corporate Finance, Bank Austria AG, Vienna
1997-2000 Assistant Director, Head of Loan Syndications, Bank Austria Creditanstalt International, London
2000-2001 Executive Director, Head of Corporate Banking, Bank Austria Creditanstalt Romania S.A., Bucharest
2001-2004 Deputy Chief Executive Officer, HVB Bank Romania S.A. (previously Bank Austria Creditanstalt), Bucharest
2005-2006 General Manager, Head of CEE Division, Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG, Vienna
2007-2008 Deputy Chairman, UniCredit Bank, Russia (previously International Moscow Bank); Acting Chairman of the Management Board
2008-2011 Member of the Management Board, UniCredit Bank Austria AG, Vienna
  Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate and Investment Banking Austria, UniCredit Group, Vienna
2011-2012 Global Head of Private Banking UniCredit S.p.A., Senior Executive Vice President, Member of Business Executive Committee, UniCredit Group
2013-2016 Member of the Management Board, UniCredit Bank Austria AG, Vienna
  Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking, Vienna
since 2016 Member of the Board of Executive Directors, OeKB, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG, Vienna

MMag. Andrea RAFFASEDER

Chief Executive Officer, VAMED ENGINEERING GmbH & CO KG and Member of the Central Executive Board, VAMED Group, Vienna

1987-1991 Stvg. Ltg. VOEST-ALPINE, Moskau
1991-1994 Abtlgs. LTG. VOEST-ALPINE Industrieanlagenbau, Linz
1995 Exportltg. Osteuropa Traub-HECKERT, Deutschland (Reichenbach a. d. Fils und Chemnitz)
1996-1998 Mitglied der GF der SIGMA PLAN Unternehmensgruppe, Deutschland (Karlsruhe, Plauen, Berlin, Weimar u. a.)
1998-1999 VOEST-ALPINE MCE Vice President Business Dev.
2000-2006 VA TECH ELIN EBG Senior Vice President for Central Region; Member of the Supervisory Board VATECH EZ, Praha; VATECH TSN, St. Petersburg
2006-2009 President and CEO of Siemens in Ukraine
since 2009 Chief Executive Officer, VAMED ENGINEERING GmbH & CO KG and Member of the Central Executive Board, VAMED Group, Vienna

Mag. Sandra BAIERL

Careers and Business Editor, KURIER, Vienna

1996-2000 Studium der Politikwissenschaft, Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Universität Wien
1999-2000 Studienjahr, University of Ulster, Coleraine
2000 Austria Presse Agentur, Wien
2000-2001 PR-Agentur (Kunden: Nokia, La Roche Posay, Emporia Telecom), Wien
2001 Journalistische Ausbildung, NEWS-Lehrredaktion, Wien
2001-2003 Journalistin, Magazin Woman, Ressorts: Aktuell, Karriere, verantwortlich für die Homepage, NEWS Verlags GmbH, Wien
2003-2006 Journalistin und Chefin vom Dienst, Magazin Gesundheit, verantwortlich für Homepage, Newsletter, Wien
2005-2008 Chefredakteurin, Kundenmagazin Nivea, Wien
2006 Feature-Stories, Fokus: Frauen- und Karriere-Themen, Wirtschaftsblatt, Wien
seit 2006 Ressortleiterin Karrieren, KURIER, Wien
seit 2009 Ressortleiterin Business, KURIER, Wien

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