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The New World Trade (Dis)order

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
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in englischer Sprache

Christine Gaigg /2nd nature – DeSacre!
The Sacre du Printemps scandal of 1913, the Pussy Riot protest of 2012, the media reaction, and what happened afterwards: these are examples of how works of art, in the right place and at the right time, can touch a nerve in a given society. “Welcome, chaos, for order has broken down” (Karl Kraus).

The prevalent chaos resulting from the apparent end of the multilateral world trade order, which was negotiated on a global scale, is discussed after the artistic performance. Will trade conflicts between individual states and deals between corporations become a lasting trend? What impacts do geopolitical power shifts have on businesses?

Student, Comparative European and International Legal Studies, University of Trento Welcome
Vice President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna Welcome
Performance Artist and Choreographer, Graz Art
Choreographer, Director, Performer, 2nd nature, Vienna Art
Publicist and Translator, Vienna Art
Performance Artist and Choreographer, Graz Art
Performer, 2nd nature, Ostrava Art
Performer, 2nd nature, Vienna Art
Performer, 2nd nature, Vienna Art
Performer, 2nd nature, Vienna Art
Performer, 2nd nature, Vienna Art
Executive Director, The Future of Diplomacy Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge
Member, Supervisory Board, voestalpine AG, Linz
Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Spain, Madrid
Former President, Export-Import Bank of the United States, New York
Journalist and Presenter, HARDtalk, BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation, London Chair

Gaia GRASSELLI

Student, Comparative European and International Legal Studies, University of Trento

Dipl.-Kfm. Dr. Claus J. RAIDL

Vice President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1970-1971 Senior assistant, Institute for Applied Social and Economic Research
1971-1974 Worked in banking and for a certified public accountant, provided consultancy services to the OECD on international tax law and multinational corporations
1974-1981 Österreichische Volksfürsorge Allgemeine Versicherung AG
1981-1982 Member of the Executive Board, Wiener Holding Ges.m.b.H.
1982-1986 Member of the Executive Board, ÖIAG (Österreichische Industrieverwaltungs AG)
1986-1988 Deputy Chairman and Senior Executive Vice President, VOEST-ALPINE AG
1988-1992 Deputy Chairman and Senior Executive Vice President, VOEST-ALPINE STAHL AG
1993-1994 Member of the Executive Board, AUSTRIAN INDUSTRIES AG
1991-2010 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BÖHLER-UDDEHOLM AG
2007-2010 Member, Executive Board, voestalpine AG
2008-2018 President, OeNB - Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Vienna
since 2012 Vice President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

BA Mag. Alexander DEUTINGER

Performance Artist and Choreographer, Graz

 MA in Translation and Interpreting, Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Institute for Theoretical and Applied Translation Studies, Graz
 BA in Contemporary Dance, Anton-Bruckner-University Linz, Institute for Dance Arts, Linz
since 2007 Working internationally, freelance contemporary dancer, performer and choreographer
since 2008 Artistic Co-Director, Navaridas & Deutinger
since 2009 Founding Member, The Loose Collective

Dr. Christine GAIGG

Choreographer, Director, Performer, 2nd nature, Vienna

 Christine Gaigg studied philosophy in Vienna and choreography in Amsterdam. After many years of collaborating with composers of new music (e.g. with Bernhard Lang on difference and repetition in the Trike series 2004-2012; Maschinenhalle#1 opened the festival steirischer herbst 2010) she is now focussing on "peformance essays". She uses the genre to present socio-political issues in various formats to allow tension between physical emotional and reflective analytical moments to emerge. Besides DeSacre! Pussy Riot meets Vaclav Nijinsky (2013) these include Maybe the way you made love twenty years ago is the answer? (2014 and 2018), untitled (look, look, come closer) (2015) about viral images of war, CLASH (2016) about homophobia as outsourcing of self-hatred, and Meet (2018), an experimental format of intimate encounters. As director she staged Elfriede Jelinek’s "Über Tiere" at Theater am Neumarkt Zürich and Xaver Bayer’s "Wenn die Kinder Steine ins Wasser werfen" at Schauspielhaus Wien.

Erich KLEIN

Publicist and Translator, Vienna

 Erich Klein, geb. 1961 in Altenburg/N.Ö., freier Publizist und Übersetzer, lebt in Wien. Regelmäßige Beiträge in den Ö1-Sendungen "Ex libris", "Kontext" und "Diagonal", sowie in "Falter" und "Die Furche". Kurator u.a. von "Literatur im März" und "Literatur im Herbst" (Kunstverein Wien, Alte Schmiede 2005-2015); "die sechziger jahre", "die siebziger jahre" (MUSA 2011, 2013).

BA Mag. Marta NAVARIDAS

Performance Artist and Choreographer, Graz

 MA in Translation, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
 BA in Choreography at ArtEZ Arnhem and Mime, HKA Theaterschool of Amsterdam
 
since 2007 Working internationally as a freelance contemporary dancer, performer and choreographer
since 2008 Artistic Co-Director of Navaridas & Deutinger (AT/ES)
since 2009 Founding member of the The Loose Collective (AT/ES/NL/ PL/SE)

Petr OCHVAT

Performer, 2nd nature, Ostrava

 Has been making himself busy with movement research and choreography since 2011. Currently studies The Feldenkrais Method at the Feldenkrais Institut Wien. The search for the location of the "I" and the "space within space" through choreography is a topic traceable across both his last works Questions for dance 4 and Questions for dance 5 performed in many cities across Slovakia since 2018. Since the year 2006 he has been performing predominantly in Austria as well as in other countries with companies such as Georg Blaschke/M.A.P Vienna, Christine Gaigg/ 2nd Nature, Milan Kozánek/Artyci. In 2013 he co-founded Maggie Palms with Costas Kekis and Anna Prokopová. Their piece "It beats soft in the veins" has been nominated for The Prix Jardin d´Europe 2017.

Mag.a Anna PROKOPOVA

Performer, 2nd nature, Vienna

 Anna Prokopová born in the former Czechoslovakia, lives in Vienna. She studied philosophy, Czech literature and contemporary dance, she has worked as a choreographer and performer, and she teaches dance. Prokopová has received a scholarship from the Start Stipend of the Austrian Federal Chancellor’s Office, and she was awarded a danceWEB scholarship in 2012. Her artistic work focuses on the transformative potential of sound and text and on interactions with an imaginary anatomy of the body. In Austria, she has previously worked alongside Liz King and Christine Gaigg / 2nd nature. Her latest work includes "Corpse of a dance piece" as part of imagetanz (brut 2015), "It beats soft in the veins" (WUK performing arts 2017), also presented at 8:tension, ImPulsTanz and Knuckles become clouds, presented in the frame of Rakete 2018, Tanzquartier Wien, and as a part of Double bill in Tanzquartier Wien 2019.

Eva-Maria SCHALLER

Performer, 2nd nature, Vienna

 Eva-Maria Schaller studied classical Ballet at the Academy of the Vienna State Opera and Contemporary Dance at Codarts Rotterdam (NL). During and after her studies she worked with choroegraphers such as Emio Greco, Itzik Galili, Megumi Nakamura, Stephen Shropshire, Edan Gorlicki and Anouk van Dijk, performing in Europe, USA and Asia. In Vienna she collaborated regularly with Christine Gaigg at Impuls Tanz, steirischer herbst, Wien Modern, Schauspielhaus Wien, Tanzquartier Wien; and continuosly collaborates with Sabine Glenz (Munich Philharmonic, Gasteig, Tanzwerkstatt Europa). Since 2016 she teaches Countertechnique across Europe. She develops her own choreographic work in the frame of residencys in Athens, Rotterdam Dancsateliers and D.ID Dance Identity; the pieces What we hold inside, Vestris 4.0, Die Unbekannte - eine choreografische Annäherung an Hanna Berger (latter collaborations with composer Matthias Kranebitter) have been performed at various festivals such as Performance Days Salzburg, Burgenländische Tanztage, Festival Fronta (SLO), Imagetanz brut Wien and in the frame of Alles tanzt. Kosmos Wiener Tanzmoderne, Theatermuseum Wien.

Thales WEILINGER

Performer, 2nd nature, Vienna

Veronika ZOTT

Performer, 2nd nature, Vienna

MPA MA Cathryn CLÜVER ASHBROOK

Executive Director, The Future of Diplomacy Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge

 Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook is a German and American national and the founding Executive Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), which examines the challenges to negotiation and statecraft in the 21st century. In January 2018, she was named Executive Director of the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship. From 2011-2017, she served as the Executive Director of the India and South Asia Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at HKS, a program which ended formal activities in 2018. Her areas of expertise include EU-US relations - including trade and security policy - and digital public policy in urban and national contexts. She served on the management team of the European Policy Centre in Brussels, where she was the Deputy Editor of its public policy journal, Challenge Europe and the think tank’s Communications Director, before joining Roland Berger Strategy Consultants as Senior Journalist and consultant in 2005. There, she worked on public policy issues (demographic change, urban competitiveness, green energy) and advised both the consultancy’s Chinese and French offices on branding and communication strategies. In 2009 she served in the second Bloomberg mayoral administration, where she implemented an online program for New York City's 1.8 million limited-English-proficiency migrants to access essential public services. She began her public service career as a legislative adviser at the European Parliament and later the UK House of Commons.

Dr. Wolfgang EDER

Member, Supervisory Board, voestalpine AG, Linz

1972-1976 Studies of Law, University of Salzburg, PhD in 1976
1978 Entry, VOEST-ALPINE AG, Linz
1995 Member, Board, voestalpine AG, Linz
1999 Member, Board and Chief Executive Officer, Steel Division, voestalpine AG, Linz
2001-2004 Deputy Chairman, Board and Chief Executive Officer, Steel and Automotive Divisions, voestalpine AG, Linz
2004-2019 Chairman, Board and Chief Executive Officer, voestalpine AG, Linz
since 2019 Member, Supervisory Board, voestalpine AG, Linz

Arancha GONZALEZ

Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Spain, Madrid

 Arancha González, an expert in international trade issues with 20 years of experience, served as Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC), the joint development agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organisation, from September 2013 until January 2020.. Ms. González, a Spanish national, has extensive knowledge about international trade and economics, coupled with broad experience in trade and development matters in the public and private sectors, as well as in management at multilateral organizations. Before joining ITC, Ms. González served as Chief of Staff to World Trade Organization Director-General Pascal Lamy from 2005 to 2013. During her tenure at the WTO, she played an active role in launching the Aid for Trade initiative and served as Mr. Lamy’s representative (Sherpa) at the G-20. Prior to working at the WTO, Ms. González held several positions at the European Commission, conducting negotiations of trade agreements and assisting developing countries in trade-development efforts. Between 2002 and 2004, she was the European Commission spokeswoman for trade and adviser to the European Union Trade Commissioner. Ms. González began her career in the private sector as an associate in a German law firm advising companies on trade, competition and state-aid matters. Ms. González holds a degree in law from the University of Navarra and a postgraduate degree in European Law from the University of Carlos III, Madrid. She co-chairs the World Economic Forum (WEF) Agenda Council on the Future of Trade and Investment.

Fred HOCHBERG

Former President, Export-Import Bank of the United States, New York

 Fred P. Hochberg is a seasoned business executive and government leader, who has navigated organizations through rough waters and brought them to new heights. He recently concluded eight years of service as Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), where he became the longest serving Chairman in the agency’s history and one of the highest-ranking LGBT Americans in any U.S. administration. From 2004 to 2008, Hochberg was dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at the New School in New York City. From 1998 to 2001, Hochberg served as Deputy, and then Acting Administrator of the SBA in the Clinton administration. Prior to his service at SBA, Hochberg was the long-time president and chief operating officer of the Lillian Vernon Corporation, where he led the transformation of a small, family-owned mail order company into an international, publicly traded direct marketing corporation. Hochberg is a past Board Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the Citizens Budget Commission, and a Director of FINCA International Micro Finance, Fusion Telecommunications, the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, and the Lillian Vernon Corporation. He was also an appointed representative to the New York State Financial Control Board. Hochberg has been a champion of expanding LGBT rights and promoting LGBT leadership in all sectors of the economy. He served as a board member and later as co-chair of the Human Rights Campaign, and is the founder of the David Bohnett LGBT Leadership.

Stephen SACKUR

Journalist and Presenter, HARDtalk, BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation, London

1985 Bachelor, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, MA
  John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1986-1990 Trainee, BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation, London
1990-1992 Foreign Affairs Correspondent, BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation, London
1992-1995 Correspondent in the Middle East, BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation, Cairo
1995-1997 Correspondent in the Middle East, BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation, Jerusalem
1997-2002 Correspondent in Washington, BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation, Washington
2002-2004 Europe Correspondent, BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation, Brussels
since 2004 Host, HARDtalk, BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation World News, London
since 2017 Honorary Doctor, International Relations, Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Geneva

Economic Symposium

show timetable

27.08.2019

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

28.08.2019

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

29.08.2019

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