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14: Safe Nutrition – Between Individual Self-Realization and Societal Goals

Breakout / Fish Bowl
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You are what you eat: Diet has become a matter of self-understanding, reaching from sustainability aspects to intolerances. At the same time, nutrition is a societal issue. Which forms of production are desired, which ones are to be rejected – because they endanger our health, the environment or national and European interests?

Deputy Governor, Provincial Government of Tyrol, Innsbruck Welcome
President, Ecosocial Forum Austria and Europe; Deputy Governor, Provincial Government of Lower Austria, St. Pölten Welcome
Chief Sustainability Officer, Syngenta Global, Basel
Member, Management Board, REWE International AG, Wiener Neustadt
Austrian Federal Minister for Agriculture, Regions and Tourism, Vienna
Director, FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland, Frick
Editor-in-Chief, KURIER, Vienna Chair

Mag. Ingrid FELIPE

Deputy Governor, Provincial Government of Tyrol, Innsbruck

 Study of Business Administration at University of Innsbruck
2010-2013 Member, Local Council, Rum
2012-2013 Member, Tyrolean Regional Parliament, Innsbruck
since 2013 Member, Tyrolean Regional Government, Innsbruck

Dr. Stephan PERNKOPF

President, Ecosocial Forum Austria and Europe; Deputy Governor, Provincial Government of Lower Austria, St. Pölten

 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften, Universität Wien
 Berufseinstieg bei der NÖ Versicherung als Assistent des General Direktor-Stellvertreter Johannes Coreth
2000-2001 Politischer Referent, Volkspartei NÖ, St. Pölten
2000-2009 Gemeinderat, Wieselburg-Land
2001-2003 Ministersekretär, Bundesminister Wilhelm Molterer, Landwirtschafts- und Umweltministerium, Wien
2003-2005 Ministersekretär, Bundesminister Josef Pröll, Landwirtschafts- und Umweltministerium, Wien
2005-2008 Kabinettchef, Finanzminister und Vizekanzler Josef Pröll, Wien
2009-2017 Landesrat für Umwelt, Landwirtschaft und Energie, Niederösterreichische Landesregierung, St. Pölten
seit 2012 Präsident, Ökosoziales Forum Österreich und Europa, St. Pölten
seit 2017 Landeshauptfrau-Stellvertreter, Niederösterreichische Landesregierung, St. Pölten

Dr. Alexandra BRAND

Chief Sustainability Officer, Syngenta Global, Basel

 Prior to her appointment as Chief Sustainability Officer, Alexandra Brand was Regional Director of Syngenta’s crop protection and seed operations across Europe, Africa and the Middle East - a region with sales of 3.8 billion dollars and approximately 3,000 employees. Alexandra joined Syngenta in late 2015. Before joining Syngenta, Alexandra held various positions in the BASF Group, including senior vice president of its global Animal Nutrition business unit, vice president of the Global Marketing Pharma Ingredients unit as well as chief of staff for BASF’s chief executive officer. Alexandra gained international experience through her role as director of BASF’s Sub Regional Operating Manager Intermediates in South Asia, with its headquarters in Mumbai, India. She began her professional career in global research at BASF. Alexandra studied chemistry at the Technische Universität in Darmstadt, Germany, from 1990 to 1998 and completed her studies with a doctorate.

Mag. Marcel HARASZTI

Member, Management Board, REWE International AG, Wiener Neustadt

2001 Management Trainee, REWE International AG
2002 Vorstandsassistent, Eurobilla
2004 Chief Executive Officer, BILLA Ukraine
2007 Chief Executive Officer, BILLA Rumänien
2008 Chief Executive Officer, IKI Baltikum
2012-2016 Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung REWE Markt GmbH, Regionsleiter REWE Süd
seit 2017 Bereichsvorstand Vollsortiment Österreich, REWE International AG


Austrian Federal Minister for Agriculture, Regions and Tourism, Vienna

 Studied journalism, communication and applied cultural studies, University of Klagenfurt
1999-2003 Assistant, Carinthia District Health Insurance Fund, Klagenfurt
2002-2006 Federal Head, Austrian Rural Youth Organisation
2003-2005 Delegate to the European Council of Young Farmers
2007-2012 Federal Chair, Austrian Young Farmers' Association
since 2009 Vice-Chair, Austrian Farmers' Federation
2014-2017 President, Eco Social Forum Europe
since 2015 Vice-Chair, Political Academy, ÖVP - Austrian People's Party
2015-2017 Federal Vice-Chair, Austrian People's Party
2017-2019 Austrian Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism, Vienna

Prof. Dr. Urs NIGGLI

Director, FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland, Frick

1980-1983 Grassland weed scientist, FAL - Swiss Federal Research Station for Agronomy (Agroscope ACW), Zurich-Reckenholz
1985-1989 Head, Weed Control Group, Swiss Federal Research Station for Fruit-Growing, Viticulture and Horticulture (Agroscope ACW), Wädenswil
since 1994 Lecturer, Case Studies in Organic Farming, ETH Zurich
since 2009 Honorary Professor, "Research Management in International Organic Agriculture", Modules "Policy field organic agriculture in the EU" and "Principles of Organic Farming", Kassel-Witzenhausen University


Editor-in-Chief, KURIER, Vienna

1984 Promotion Dr. phil., Universität Salzburg
1983-1988 Innenpolitik-Redakteurin, Wiener Redaktion, Tiroler Tageszeitung, Wien
1989-2004 Innenpolitik-Redakteurin, DER STANDARD, Wien
2004-2010 Ressortleiterin Innenpolitik, Die Presse, Wien
2010-2018 Stellvertredende Chefredakteurin, KURIER, Wien
seit 2019 Chefredakteurin, KURIER, Wien

Economic Symposium

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14:00 - 15:45The New World Trade (Dis)orderPlenary
16:00 - 17:00Europe’s Dream of a Leading Role in the WorldPlenary
16:00 - 17:00Revisiting Friedrich August von Hayek – A ControversyPlenary
17:15 - 18:15Capitalism and Democracy – A Power Struggle?Plenary


08:00 - 08:30“On the Agenda” BreakfastSocial
08:30 - 09:15On the Agenda: Data and the Future of WorkPlenary
08:30 - 09:15On the Agenda: Sustained MobilityPlenary
08:30 - 09:15On the Agenda: Responsible BusinessesPlenary
09:30 - 10:30Managing Insecurity or Managing in Security?Plenary
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 01: Company Future Under Scrutiny? Scenarios from Limitation to LiberationBreakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 02: How Data Determines the Fortunes of States, Corporations and IndividualsBreakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 03: What Can and Should AI Do? What Kind of Regulation Does Innovation Need?Breakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 04: Freedom of Choice vs. Regulation When Switching to Alternative DrivesBreakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 05: How to Avoid the Commodity Trap?Breakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 06: The Liberty of Offensive PlayBreakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 07: ‘Ecosystems’ of Digital Champions: How Can Other Businesses Keep Up?Breakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 08: Ready for the Future – Which Skills Do We Need?Breakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 09: We and The Digital World – Society and Business in TransitionBreakout
12:00 - 12:15Balcony Scene 7Culture
12:30 - 14:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
13:30 - 14:30Loggia-TalkPartner
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: Free Trade – of Course!? Can Free Trade Enjoy Sustainable Success?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: How Vulnerable Is Our Economy?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: Yellow Vests and Energy Poverty: Questions of Distribution in Climate and Energy PolicyBreakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: Open Talent Economy – Seeking New Approaches in an Uncertain World of WorkBreakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 14: Safe Nutrition – Between Individual Self-Realization and Societal GoalsBreakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 15: The Erosion of Trust Undermines Economic Behavior. How to Restore it?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 16: Digital Identity: Brave New World?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 17: The Spy You Love in Your PocketBreakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 18: How to Cope with Complexity: A Playful Session with Eigenland®Breakout
16:15 - 17:15Unleashing Europe’s Digital PotentialPlenary
17:15 - 18:00Gearing Up For CyberattacksPlenary
18:15 - 19:00Huge Stage of IdeasPlenary
18:30 - 20:30Viennese Wednesday Society of Trade – Edition Alpbach: Consumer Protection in Between Climate Crisis and DigitizationPartner
20:30 - 21:45Alpbach Special: Schrödinger’s Duck in Schrödinger’s HallCulture
22:00 - 23:55Magenta NightSocial


08:00 - 09:0019th Alpbach Europe Breakfast: Europe on the MovePartner
08:00 - 09:00Breakfast ClubPartner
09:00 - 09:30“On the Agenda” BreakfastSocial
09:30 - 10:15On the Agenda: Powering the Energy TransitionPlenary
09:30 - 10:15On the Agenda: The Role of Finance in SocietyPlenary
09:30 - 10:15On the Agenda: Connected IndustriesPlenary
10:30 - 11:00How to Navigate Global TransformationsPlenary
11:00 - 12:00The ‘How To’ in Building Future-Ready BusinessesPlenary
12:00 - 12:15Balcony Scene 8Culture
15:00 - 16:00Loggia TalkPartner