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Europe and Global Competition

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Panel
German and English language
European Commissioner for Competition and Vice-President, European Commission, Brussels
Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor; Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS - Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University, Washington, DC
Director General, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna
Former European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities; Former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic; Adviser to the President of the Senate of the Czech Republic, Prague
Vice-Chancellor, Federal Minister of Finance of the Republic of Austria, Vienna
Former Member of the Executive Board and the Governing Council, ECB - European Central Bank, Frankfurt
Editor in Chief and Managing Director, NZZ Austria; Mentor, Alpbach Media Academy; Vienna

Joaquin ALMUNIA

European Commissioner for Competition and Vice-President, European Commission, Brussels

Follow-up studies at L École Pratique des Hautes Études de Paris "Senior managers in Government" program at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University Associate Lecturer on Employment and Social Security Law at the University of Alcalá de Henares, Madrid Director of the research program on "Equality and redistribution of income" at the Fundación Argentaria Member of the Spanish Parliament Minister of Employment and Social Security Minister of Public Administration Spokesperson of the Socialist Parliamentary Group Leader of the PSOE Elections: Socialist candidate for Prime Minister Founder and Director of the progressive think tank "Laboratorio de Alternativas" Member of the European Commission Commissioner for economic and monetary affairs
 Graduated in Law (1965-1972) and Economics (1965-1971) at the University of Deusto, Bilbao
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Dr. Daniel S. HAMILTON

Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor; Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS - Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University, Washington, DC

Chicago Council on Foreign Relations Deputy Director, Aspen Institute Berlin Visiting Lecturer, Free University of Berlin Director, California Institute for European-American Relations Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Senior Policy Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to Germany Director for Policy, Bureau of European Affairs, U.S. Department of State Associate Director, Policy Planning Staff, Office of the U.S. Secretary of State U.S. Special Coordinator for Southeast European Stabilization, U.S. Department of State U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs
 Ph.D. (1985); M.A. with distinction (1979), Johns Hopkins University; B.S.F.S. (1977), Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
1979-1982
1982-1990
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  - 2002-2010 Richard von Weizsäcker Professor
  - 2003 Guest Professor, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
  - 2008 Senior Diplomatic Fellow, Policy Planning Staff, Office of the German Foreign Minister
  Visiting Professor, Hertie School of Governance
  - seit 2010 Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor

Mag. Christoph NEUMAYER

Director General, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna

Press spokesman of the Vienna branch of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) Permanent freelancer in the editorial department for ethnic minorities of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) Press Officer, Federation of Austrian Industries (IV), Editor-in-Chief of "Industry News Service" Federal Managing Director of Young Industry / Group 1031 Manager of the IV Newsroom, Federation of Austrian Industries (IV) Director of Marketing & Communication Federation of Austrian Industries (IV)
 Studies of History, Journalism and Law, University of Vienna
 Graduation with honors (Mag.phil) in History and Communication Science
 Degree from the 32nd Post Graduate Management University Course at the Vienna University of Economics and Business
 7th Strategic Leadership Course of the LVAK (Austrian National Defence Academy) on behalf of the Federal Government and the National Security Council
 Postgraduate Diploma in General Management, ESMT European School of Management and Technology, Berlin
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1992-1997
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Vladimír SPIDLA

Former European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities; Former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic; Adviser to the President of the Senate of the Czech Republic, Prague

Master Degree, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Charles University of Prague Ph.D., History and Prehistory, Charles University of Prague A respectable person did not make a special career in my country at that time. So, following my studies I occupied different positions in different sectors very often just as a worker: Saw-mill worker, scene-shifter, dairy industry worker, archaeologist, public administrator in nature protection and environment, construction worker etc. Vice-Chairman of Regional Public Authority in Jindrichuv Hradec Director of Regional Employment Authority in Jindrichuv Hradec Member of the Czech Parliament Chamber of Deputies for the CSSD Vice-Chairman of the CSSD - Czech Social Democratic Party First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Chairman of the CSSD - Czech Social Democratic Party Prime Minister of the Czech Republic European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
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1976
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  Chairman of the Social Policy and Health Care Committee of the Chamber
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Dr. Michael SPINDELEGGER

Vice-Chancellor, Federal Minister of Finance of the Republic of Austria, Vienna

University of Vienna, Law Faculty; 1983 Graduation as Doktor iuris - Doctor of Law Assistant Lecturer and Researcher, Institute of Criminal Law, University of Vienna Judge's Assistant at several Courts of Law in Vienna Civil Servant for the Federal State Lower Austria; employed in the Headquarter as well as in the Country Councils of Gmünd and Baden Member in the Cabinet of the Minister of Defence Speaker on European Relations, ÖAAB, the Employees' Association of the Austrian People's Party - ÖVP Trainee Programme, Federation of Austrian Industrialists, including Work Experience at Alcatel Austria, Siemens and the Austrian Power Industry, as well as a four-months internship in Germany Deputy Head, ÖAAB Member, Federal Chamber in the Austrian Parliament GiroCredit (Austrian bank), employed within the Secretary of the Board; Strategic Management MP - Member of the National Assembly MEP - Member of the European Parliament (ÖVP-EVP), Brussels, Member in the Parliamentary Committee on Economics, Currency Issues and Industrial Policy, Deputy Member in the Committee for Social Issues and Employment MP - Member of the National Assembly in the Austrian Parliament Party's Speaker on Foreign Affairs, Head of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman, NÖAAB (ÖAAB of Lower Austria) Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Deputy Parliamentary Group Leader, Austrian People´s Party Head, Austrian Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe 2nd President, Austrian National Council Federal Minister for European and International Affairs Head, ÖAAB Vice-Chancellor of the Republic of Austria and Head of ÖVP
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Dr. Jürgen STARK

Former Member of the Executive Board and the Governing Council, ECB - European Central Bank, Frankfurt

Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft Ständige Vertretung der Bundesrepublik Deutschland beim Allgemeinen Zoll- und Handelsabkommen, Genf Bundeskanzleramt Bundesministerium der Finanzen Staatssekretär im Bundesministerium der Finanzen Vizepräsident der Deutschen Bundesbank Vizepräsident der Deutschen Bundesbank, zweite Amtszeit
1978-1988
1982-1983
1988-1992
1992-1998
1995-1998
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2002-2006

Michael FLEISCHHACKER

Editor in Chief and Managing Director, NZZ Austria; Mentor, Alpbach Media Academy; Vienna

Studien der Theologie, Germanistik und Klassischen Philologie an der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz (nicht abgeschlossen) Außenpolitik-Redakteur, "Kleine Zeitung" Redakteur in der Chefredaktion, "Kleine Zeitung" Chef vom Dienst, "Kleine Zeitung" Stellvertretender Chefredakteur, "Kleine Zeitung" Chef vom Dienst, "Standard" Stellvertretender Chefredakteur, "Die Presse" Chefredakteur, "Die Presse"/14 Leiter, Media Academy, Europäisches Forum Alpbach
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Economic Symposium

show timetable

30.08.2011

12:00 - 12:30OpeningPlenary
12:30 - 14:00Market Economy and Social ResponsibilityPlenary
14:30 - 16:30The Future of the Social Market EconomyPlenary
17:00 - 18:30Special Lecture: Free Trade and the New ProtectionismPlenary
18:30 - 21:00Reception hosted by SAP Austria GmbH and the European Forum AlpbachSocial

31.08.2011

07:30 - 09:00The EU Internal Market – an Example of Effective Regulation?Plenary
09:30 - 11:00Competitive and Regulatory Deficiencies in AustriaPlenary
12:30 - 15:30Working Group 14: Den Wandel im Tourismus bewältigen – Zukunftsfähige Strukturen schaffenBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 01: Wann ist Regulierung intelligent?Breakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 02: Economic Efficiency between Competition and RegulationBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 03: “Systemic” Enterprises under Supervision?Breakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 04: Kollaps der Transfergesellschaft? Wohin führt Umverteilung?Breakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 05: Visionen 2020: Wie wollen und wie können wir wirtschaften?Breakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 06: Live-Experiment: Eigenprofit oder Gemeinwohl?Breakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 07: Vorbild Manager? Erwartungen und MachbarkeitBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 08: CancelledBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 09: Nachhaltigkeit als ManagementprinzipBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 10: Das Kapital – Motor oder Übeltäter?Breakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 11: Die Zukunft der Arbeit zwischen Produktivität und GerechtigkeitBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 12: Das Steuersystem: Einfach gerecht (be-)steuern!?Breakout
13:00 - 16:00Working Group 13: Daseinsvorsorge: Bringt Liberalisierung Effizienz und Sicherheit?Breakout
17:00 - 18:30Peter Drucker Special Lecture: Management-Responsibility and RegulationPlenary
18:30 - 21:00Reception hosted by T-Mobile Austria GmbH and T-Systems Austria GmbHSocial

01.09.2011

07:30 - 09:45Europe and Global CompetitionPlenary
09:45 - 10:00Closing StatementPlenary