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At the beginning of the Economic Symposium, “wenn es soweit ist” will develop a performative game throughout the room, quote texts by sociologists Ulrich Beck and Angelika Poferl and pave the way for the following discussions on InEqualities in the economy with their action “The Global Village”.

Artist, "Das Weltdorf", Vienna
Artist, Vienna
President, Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour, Vienna
President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna
Vice President, European Forum Alpbach; President, OeNB - Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Vienna

Mag. Jacqueline KORNMÜLLER

Artist, "Das Weltdorf", Vienna

 Jacqueline Kornmüller is a germanspeaking theatre-and filmdirector. She studied History, History of Art and New German Literature at the Ludwig Maximiliian University in Munich. In 1986 she changed to the "Folkwang Schule" for music, theatre and dance in Essen, and finally graduated with a diploma.
 Her first engagement lead her to the theatres of Cologne, where she worked with directors such as Dimiter Gotscheff, Günter Krämer, Georges Tabori, Hans Michael Rehberg and Mauricio Kagel and direted her first plays. From 1998 to 2000 she worked as an director in Lübeck, then Friedrich Schirmer invited her in to the state theatre of Stuttgart. She worked there until 2005 as a staff director, then she changed with Schirmer to the Schauspielhaus in Hamburg 2007. In 2008 she moved to Vienna and started with the preperatory work for a first documentary picture. 2009 she founded the theatregroupe wenn es soweit ist together with Peter Wolf. She invented the concept and the idea of the project "Ganymed Boarding", which she produced with Peter Wolf as a coproduction of wenn es soweit ist with the Kunsthistorischem Museum of Vienna. In September 2011 she invented the concept and the idea of the documentary projekt "Die Reise- A Project for 30 Immigrants", a coproduction of wenn es soweit ist and Volkstheater, Wien. For this work she received the Dorothea Neff Prize for best director.

Peter Ulrich WOLF

Artist, Vienna

 Before Peter Wolf became a director and producer, he worked from the start of his career in the German speaking area at theaters with great reputation: Burgtheater Vienna, Theater in der Josefstadt, Schauspiel Bonn, Staatstheater Mannheim, Theater Basel, Staatstheater Hannover, Schauspiel Köln, Staatstheater Stuttgart and Schauspielhaus Hamburg and with outstanding directors like Hans Kresnik, Ernst Wendt, Boy Gobert, Jossi Wiehler, Andreas Kriegenburg, Karin Baier and Johann Simons.
 With this wealth of experience in dramaturgic work he started to initiate a series in Vienna in 2007 of consecutive evenings who concentrate themselves unto the concept of wenn es soweit ist. Since 2008 he produced, directed and conceptualized the evenings Pessoa 01 Pessoa Lounge, the first evening, who deals with the complete works of Fernando Pessoa, Josephinum 02 about death, a performance which deals with different disciplines of arts and is situated around the theme death and finally the project Ganymed Boarding in which contemporary authors describe the masterpieces of the picture gallery and actors interpret them in an open performance play. In September 2011 he produced Die Reise in the Volkstheater Wien with 30 Immigrants telling there story of their journey to Austria. 2012 -14 Ganymed became an art project for the European Union, with Hungary , Poland and Austria participating, called Ganymed goes Europe.

Array Rudi KASKE

President, Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour, Vienna

Kochlehrling und Anschließend Koch, Hotel Vienna Intercontinental Jugendsekretär der Gewerkschaft HGPD (Hotel, Gastgewerbe, Persönlicher Dienst) Absolvent der Sozialakademie der Kammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte Zentralsekretär der Gewerkschaft HGPD Vorsitzender der Gewerkschaft HGPD Vorsitzender der Verkehrs- und Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft vida

Dr. Christoph LEITL

President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna

Founding Chairman, European Youth Ph.D., Economic and Social Sciences, Johannes Kepler University Linz Member, Government of the Federal State of Upper Austria with portfolio for Economy, Finance and European Affairs Member, Committee of the Regions (CoR), SME Division President, Eurochambres (Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry) President, European SME Union Honorary President, Eurochambres
since 2006
 Academic Posts
 Visiting Professor at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (International Trade Department)
 Guest Lectures
 Princeton University
 Fudan University, Shanghai
 University of Cape Town
 T.C. Istanbul Commerce University and Marmara University
 MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 Harvard University

Dipl.-Kfm. Dr. Claus J. RAIDL

Vice President, European Forum Alpbach; President, OeNB - Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Vienna

Senior assistant, Institute for Applied Social and Economic Research Worked in banking and for a certified public accountant, provided consultancy services to the OECD on international tax law and multinational corporations Österreichische Volksfürsorge Allgemeine Versicherung AG Member of the Executive Board, Wiener Holding Ges.m.b.H. Member of the Executive Board, ÖIAG (Österreichische Industrieverwaltungs AG) Deputy Chairman and Senior Executive Vice President, VOEST-ALPINE AG Deputy Chairman and Senior Executive Vice President, VOEST-ALPINE STAHL AG Member of the Executive Board, AUSTRIAN INDUSTRIES AG Chairman and CEO, BÖHLER-UDDEHOLM AG Member of the Executive Board, voestalpine AG President, OeNB - Oesterreichische Nationalbank
since 2008

Economic Symposium

show timetable


08:00 - 10:30Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
12:00 - 12:50OpeningPlenary
13:30 - 14:20Understanding Inequality – an Empirical AssessmentPlenary
14:40 - 16:10Inequality of Opportunity – Causes, Impact and InterventionsPlenary
16:10 - 16:30Political CornerPlenary
16:30 - 20:00ecoplus Lower-Austria EveningSocial
16:30 - 18:30InEquality from a Female PerspectivePartner
16:30 - 17:30Rankings and Reality – Austria’s Economic Competitiveness Put to the TestPartner
18:30 - 20:00The Entrepreneurial Economy – How to Become a Champion?Plenary
20:00 - 21:00Illuminating AlpbachSocial
20:30 - 21:30Young Talents – Late Night ConcertCulture


06:00 - 07:00Digital Technology: From Inequality to Inclusion – Peter Drucker Breakfast ClubPlenary
06:00 - 07:0015th management club Business BreakfastPartner
07:00 - 08:10Growing Disparities in Wealth and Income – Is (More) Redistribution Necessary?Plenary
07:30 - 08:30The Throwaway SocietyPartner
08:10 - 08:30Political Corner2Plenary
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 08: Value Networks as a Key to a Successful Business LocationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 03: Intergenerational Justice and Economic OutcomesBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 06: How Can Europe Overcome Disparity due to the Digital Revolution?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 10: Tackling Social Injustice in EuropeBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 02: Being Family Friendly – Cosmetic PR or a Successful Route to Equality of Opportunity?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 05: Win-Win?! The Symbiosis of Big Business and StartupsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 01: The Welfare of Nations in the 21st CenturyBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 07: Economic and Financial Education – What Has to be Done?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 09: Leading Organisations – What Next?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 04: Peripheral Business Locations – Disadvantage or (Underestimated) Potential?Breakout
11:30 - 12:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 11: All the Same – All Different?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 20: The Investment Gap in Europe – How to Kick-start Growth?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 18: Disabled Employees – Opportunities for Growth & InnovationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 14: Care as a Gender Political and Economic ChallengeBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 19: More Equal than Others? Modern Management between Leadership and ParticipationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 17: Equality – Location Dependent?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 13: Better Decisions through ParticipationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 12: The Pension System – Unfair Rather than Equitable?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 16: Energy Supply in Transformation – Inequality in Access to Markets and Political PowerBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 15: New Technologies – Old InequalitiesBreakout
16:00 - 17:30Shifting the Perception – Solutions to Combating InequalityPlenary
19:15 - 20:45Young Talents – Maja Osojnik BandCulture


Magenta NightSocial


06:00 - 07:00Breakfast Club 02: In Conversation with Angelika KreschBreakout
06:00 - 07:00Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with Dan ShechtmanBreakout
06:30 - 07:30“Kater” Breakfast – Back to NormalityPartner
07:00 - 08:30Beyond Clichés – China’s Political and Economic StrategiesPlenary
09:00 - 10:20How to Grow or Not to Grow – that is the Question!Plenary
10:20 - 10:35ClosingPlenary
14:45 - 18:00Economic DialoguePartner