to Content
Header Image

”I have a dream”: I dream of a diverse and resilient Europe

-
Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Keynote & Panel
english language

55 years ago on this day, Martin Luther King Jr. held his famous speech ‘I have a dream’. To commemorate the anniversary, the opening speakers sketch their vision – their ‘dream’ – of a diverse and resilient Europe.

Member, Club of Rome; Secretary General, German Advisory Council on Global Change, Berlin
Chief Executive Officer, South Pole, Zurich
Chief Executive Officer, Hera Group, Bologna
Journalist and presenter of HARDtalk, BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation, London

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 Renat HEUBERGER

Chief Executive Officer, South Pole, Zurich

Master Degree, Environmental Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich Advisor, Urban Air Quality Monitoring, Swisscontact, Jakarta Advisor, Clean Air Campagin for Public Officers, USAID, Jakarta Co-Founder and Member of the Executive Board, World Student Community on Sustainable Development Co-Founder and Board Member, seed sustainability, Zurich Consultant for the Designated National Authority of Uruguay, Climate Change Unit, Montevideo Energy and Climate Unit, WWF Switzerland, Zurich Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, myclimate Foundation, Zurich Private Lecturer for Environmental Policy and Economics, University of Applied Science, Wädenswil Executive Education Program on Social Entrepreneurship, INSEAD, Singapore
1996-2002
1999-2000
2000
2001-2002
2001-2005
2003
2003-2004
2002-2006
 Since 2006 Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, South Pole, Zurich
2004-2008
2012

Array Stefano VENIER

Chief Executive Officer, Hera Group, Bologna

 Stefano Venier was born in Udine in 1963. Initially he worked for Electrolux on automated manufacturing then, from 1989 to 1996, he was employed by Eni - Enichem as strategic planner and then head of strategic projects. In 1996, he joined management consultancy firm A.T. Kearney, where he focused on the energy, utilities and telecoms areas. In 2002 he was named Vice President of Energy & Utilities. As a consultant, he worked on projects involving strategic planning, M&A, rationalization and optimization of operations and services as well as the launch of new businesses.
 
 From 2004 to 2008, he was Head of Business Development and Strategic Planning at the Hera Group. From July 2008 he became General Manager for Commercial Operations and Business Development. On 28 April 2014, Stefano was appointed Chief Executive Officer by the Board of Directors of Hera S.p.A. As a CEO of a major listed company, he supports a strategy which takes into account the SDGs set by the UN Agenda, with HERA joining the Global Compact and the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) organizations, promotes the transition from CSR to CSV (Creating Shared Value) and a growth inspired by the principles of a circular economy. As a result of this strategic approach, in 2017 Stefano developed a partnership with Dame Ellen MacArthur, which ended with the admission of the company in the CE100 program and in the CEO Water Mandate. In the same year, together with other CEOs of the main Italian listed companies, he signed the Manifesto Valore D, a program supported by the Italian government to promote gender equality, diversity and inclusion.
 
 In 2018 Stefano was appointed Member of the B.o.D of MIB Management School Trieste. He has a degree in computer science with a Master in energy management and, since he was appointed CEO of Gruppo Hera, he writes articles for national and international newspapers and magazines about a sustainable development, in compliance with the UN SDGs.

Array Stephen SACKUR

Journalist and presenter of HARDtalk, BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation, London

Bachelor, Emmanuel College, Cambridge Trainee, BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation, London Foreign Affairs Correspondent, BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation, London Correspondent in the Middle East, BBC, Cairo Correspondent in the Middle East, BBC, Jerusalem Correspondent in Washington, BBC, Washington Europe Correspondent, BBC, Brussels Host, HARDtalk, BBC World News, London
  John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
1985
1986-1990
1990-1992
1992-1995
1995-1997
1997-2002
2002-2004
since 2004

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