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Viennese Wednesday Society of Trade – Edition Alpbach: Consumer Protection in Between Climate Crisis and Digitization

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Bischofer Alm
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Consumer protection in trade – what are the limits? Does a higher level of digitization provide more security for the consumer? Do we require a shift in mindset in production due to the climate change? How much are we willing to spend in order to be sustainable?

Austrian Federal Minister for Agriculture, Regions and Tourism, Vienna
Serial Entrepreneur, Vienna
Honorary President, Club of Rome, Former Co-Chair, International Resource Panel, Emmendingen
Senior Strategy Advisory, Ecosystems, METRO Cash and Carry Austria, Vienna-Vösendorf
Editor-in-Chief, KURIER, Vienna Chair

Elisabeth KÖSTINGER

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

Mag. Andreas TSCHAS

Serial Entrepreneur, Vienna

2007-2009 Co-Founder, icons, Vienna
2009-2010 Assistant to a Member of Parliament, Austrian Parliament, Vienna
2009-2013 Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, STARTeurope, Vienna
2013-2018 Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, PIONEERS, Vienna
2018-2019 Director, DIA - Austrian Digitalisation Agency, FFG - Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Vienna

Dr. Ernst Ulrich VON WEIZSÄCKER

Honorary President, Club of Rome, Former Co-Chair, International Resource Panel, Emmendingen

 Earlier stations: Professor of Biology, University President, Director, UN Centre for Science and Technology for Development, New York, Director, Institute for European Environmental Policy, President, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy. 1998-2005 MP, Germany, Chair of the Bundestag Environment Committee. 2006-2008 Dean, Bren School for Environmental Science and Management, UC Santa Barbara, California.

Ing. MBA Arno WOHLFAHRTER

Senior Strategy Advisory, Ecosystems, METRO Cash and Carry Austria, Vienna-Vösendorf

Dr. Martina JELINEK-SALOMON

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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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