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14: We don’t need no education! Economic education as a business-location factor

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Liechtenstein-Saal
Breakout / Working Group
german language

Studies show that economic education is weak in Austrian society. Basic economic education is, however, one of the founding pillars for a healthy economy. Markets and corporations alike require educated staff for their daily businesses. How can Austria establish a sustainable concept for economic education? What can corporations do to support an increased education?

Professor of Business Education, Head of Institute for Business Education, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
Director of Education Initiative, Dieter von Holtzbrinck Foundation, Stuttgart
Chief Financial Officer, AMAG Austria Metall Ag, Ranshofen
Member of Parliament, Vienna
Director, Agenda Austria, Vienna

Dr. Bettina FUHRMANN

Professor of Business Education, Head of Institute for Business Education, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna

Doctoral Studies, Business Education, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna Assistant Professor, Institute for Business Education, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna Habilitation, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna Associate Professor, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
1995-1998
1995-2003
1998-2003
since 2003
 Since 2011 Head, Programme Social Skills and Personal Development, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
 Since 2016 Head of Institute for Business Education

Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. Eva Marie HABERFELLNER

Director of Education Initiative, Dieter von Holtzbrinck Foundation, Stuttgart

Assistant Lecturer at the School of Romance Studies, University of Economics, Vienna Appointment as Professor of French and Aerea Studies, University of Applied Sciences, Reutlingen Dean of School of European School of Business
1973-1978
1978
1987-1995

Mag. Gerald MAYER

Chief Financial Officer, AMAG Austria Metall Ag, Ranshofen

Betriebswirtschaftslehre mit den Schwerpunkten Controlling und Rechnungswesen, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz ICON Wirtschaftstreuhand GmbH, Linz Leiter Konzernrechnungswesen, VA Technologie AG
1991-1996
1996-2000
2000-2006
 Since 2007 Chief Financial Officer, AMAG Austria Metall AG, Ranshofen

Dipl.-Ing. Alois ROSENBERGER

Member of Parliament, Vienna

 Lehrer
 Direktor
 Nationalratsabgeordneter

Dr. Franz SCHELLHORN

Director, Agenda Austria, Vienna

Bankausbildung in der Creditanstalt Bankverein Studium der Handelswissenschaften, WU Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien Wirtschaftsredaktion, "Die Presse", Wien Leiter der Wirtschaftsredaktion, "Die Presse", Wien Stellvertretender Chefredakteur, "Die Presse", Wien
1990-1991
1992-1997
1997-2013
2004-2013
2011-2013

Economic Symposium

show timetable

28.08.2018

08:00 - 10:30 Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good Purpose Social
12:00 - 12:30 Opening Plenary
12:30 - 13:30 “I have a dream”: I dream of a diverse and resilient Europe Plenary
14:00 - 15:30 The future of data economy Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 ecoplus and “So schmeckt Niederösterreich” Lower Austria Evening Social
18:00 - 19:30 Innovation 101: The “diversity” factor Plenary

29.08.2018

06:00 - 07:00 Swiss Country Breakfast: logitech Plenary
06:00 - 07:00 Europe Breakfast Partner
06:00 - 07:00 Swiss Country Breakfast: Ricola Plenary
06:30 - 09:30 Talk on the Mountain – Diversity: A moral responsibility or a tool to maximise profits Partner
07:00 - 08:30 Agility and resilience: Superpowers to handle complexity Plenary
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 07: On the green grass and in business: If you don’t shoot, you will not score. Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 01: Digital Future Game: Requirements for a digital society Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 06: Class conflict or social partnership in wage negotiations: What guarantees stability and flexibility? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 09: The rising of “TECHNIUM”: Is it real, fantasy or artificial? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 08: Specialisation and diversification – What businesses can learn from natural sciences Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 05: Republic of fake news – How civil society and businesses become resilient to manipulation Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 02: An unpredictable future – Digitalisation in individual traffic Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 04: Demographic change and its effects on the future working life Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 03: Digital leadership – How states and businesses lead through the digital transformation successfully Breakout
11:30 - 13:00 Lunch reception Social
11:30 - 12:45 WERIETY LUNCH LAB: Innovate diversity and co-create new concepts for resilience Partner
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 14: We don’t need no education! Economic education as a business-location factor Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 15: Blockchain and the new cryptoeconomics: Are economy and society facing the next revolution? Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 10: Playmaker or match ball – Resilience in times of disruption Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 18: Start-up spirit @ big corporation – how much is too much? Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 12: Transparency instead of discretion? HR as a key for equal pay Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 11: Challenges of the digital economy: Pioneer or fast follower Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 17: Differences that make a difference: Cooperatives vs. PLCs Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 16: Cyber security – Is resilience an utopia in a digital economy? Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 13: Strategic big data management: How to deal with the “new oil”? Breakout
15:30 - 17:30 WU Cryptonight Partner
16:00 - 20:00 Vienna Wednesday society of trade – Alpbach edition: How digital is our work? Partner
16:15 - 17:45 Working in the age of overload – Better thrive than survive Plenary

29.08.-28.08.2018

Magenta Night Social

30.08.2018

06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club Partner
06:30 - 07:30 “Kater” Breakfast Partner
07:00 - 08:30 New mobility: Electric, shared or autonomous? Plenary
09:00 - 10:30 Shock resistance: Downfall, intervention, resurrection? Plenary
14:30 - 18:00 Economic Dialogue Partner