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On the Agenda: Sustained Mobility

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Although human development is characterized by a significant increase in mobility, the topic remains a great challenge. How can we design an integrated, smart and frictionless mobility system that caters for an ever-growing movement of people and goods while addressing the climate crisis?

Chairman, Management Board and Chief Executive Officer, ÖBB-Holding AG, Vienna
President and Chief Executive Officer, Austrian Airlines AG, Vienna
Program Director, Pioneers; Curator, TEDxVienna, Vienna Chair

Ing. Mag. (FH) Andreas MATTHÄ

Chairman, Management Board and Chief Executive Officer, ÖBB-Holding AG, Vienna

1982-1987 Bauaufsicht und Bauleiter, Auftraggebervertreter bei Brücken- und Tiefbauprojekten, Bauvertragsvergabe und Preisprüfung, Wien
1987-1995 Organisationsverantwortlicher Brückeninstandhaltung, ÖBB-Generaldirektion, Wien
1995-2001 Leitungsfunktionen, Bereiche Personal, Rechnungswesen, Controlling und Finanzen, ÖBB, Wien
2001-2004 Bereichsleiter Planung, Controlling, Systeme, ÖBB, Wien
2005-2008 Bereichsleiter Controlling und Finanzen, ÖBB-Infrastruktur Bau AG, Wien
2008-2009 Vorstandsdirektor, Anlagen und Vorstandssprecher, ÖBB-Infrastruktur Bau AG, Wien
2009-2016 Vorstandsdirektor, Finanzen, Markt, Service, ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG, Wien
seit 2016 Vorstandsvorsitzender, ÖBB-Holding AG, Wien


President and Chief Executive Officer, Austrian Airlines AG, Vienna

1990-1995 Physics, University of Bonn
1996-1999 Ph.D., Physics (Astrophysics), Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Bonn
1999-2005 Project Leader, The Boston Consulting Group, Munich and Tokyo
2005-2009 Head, Strategy and Subsidiaries Passenger Airline, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Frankfurt
2009-2010 Vice President, Integration Management Airlines, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Frankfurt
2010-2014 Vice President, Commercial Frankfurt, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Frankfurt
2014-2018 Chief Commercial Officer, Lufthansa Cargo AG, Frankfurt
since 2018 President and Chief Executive Officer, Austrian Airlines AG, Schwechat/Vienna


Program Director, Pioneers; Curator, TEDxVienna, Vienna

 Réka is currently a curator for TEDxVienna and was the Program Director of Pioneers, giving a voice and stage to the visionaries and pioneers shaping our world. She believes in the power of technology being able to foster positive change. Just like superheroes, Réka also has a second identity. She is the Curator of TEDxVienna, leading a team of 70 amazing individuals and scouting great ideas from around the globe. Next to her seven years of TEDx experience, she has facilitated several ideation workshops to help people identify and develop their ideas. She is a speaker coach, hosts workshops on organizational development and moderates engaging events and conferences. Réka studied economic psychology at the University of Vienna and headed multiple student organizations during her study years. She founded an AIESEC committee at her university, expanded the junior enterprise uniforce to have an office in Klagenfurt and represented the Austrian student enterprises in Brussels as a board member of JADE.

Economic Symposium

show timetable


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