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The Alpbach Debate: the future of the Euro

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Debate
english language

Many voices declare that in order to survive in the long run, the Euro requires a fiscal union. In Alpbach, opponents and proponents of this thesis face each other in a controversial debate. At the end of the session, you will be invited to vote for the side which convinced you.

Research Fellow, Bruegel, Brussels
Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Ithuba Capital AG, Vienna
Fellow and Director, Bologna Institute for Policy Research, SAIS - School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University; Former Economic and Labor Affairs Spokesperson, Italian Democratic Party, Bologna
Chairman, Management Board, Erste Group Bank AG, Vienna
Chief Operating Officer, Deedmob, Amsterdam; Ex-Standing Committee Member, The Oxford Union, Oxford Chair

Array Gregory CLAEYS

Research Fellow, Bruegel, Brussels

MSc, Management, HEC Paris Financial Auditor, KPMG - RSM Salustro Reydel, Paris Economist, French Embassy - Economic Department, Chicago MSc, Economics, Universite Paris X Senior Economist, Credit Agricole - Research Department, Paris Lecturer, Science Po, Paris PhD, Economics, European University Institute, Florence Visiting PhD Student, European Doctoral Program, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona Visiting Researcher, Central Bank of Chile, Santiago Research Fellow, Bruegel, Belgium
2001-2005
2003-2004
2004
2004-2005
2006-2009
2008-2009
2009-2015
2012
2012
since 2014

Mag. Wilhelm HEMETSBERGER

Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Ithuba Capital AG, Vienna

MA, Economics, University of Vienna Postgraduate Studies, International Relations, Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Bologna Postgraduate Studies, Economics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Fund Manager, Sparinvest KAG, Vienna Head of Equity Trading und Sales, GiroCredit und Bank der Sparkassen, Vienna Head of Structured Derivatives Europe, Head of Structured Equity Derivatives in Emerging Markets, Citibank International plc, London Chief Executive Officer, CA IB Investmentbank AG, Vienna Member, Managing Board, Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG Head of Global Markets, Member of Executive Committee, UniCredit Group, Markets & Investment Banking
1979-1984
1984-1985
1985-1987
1988-1990
1990-1994
1994-1998
1998-2001
2001-2008
2006-2008

PhD Filippo TADDEI

Fellow and Director, Bologna Institute for Policy Research, SAIS - School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University; Former Economic and Labor Affairs Spokesperson, Italian Democratic Party, Bologna

Visiting Researcher, Prometeia - Econometric Studies and Forecasts, Italy Researcher, Staff of the President: Prof. Stanley Fischer, Citigroup Inc, USA Lecturer, SIPA - School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University Consultant, Regional Study "Country Insurance", World Bank Assistant Professor, CCA - Collegio Carlo Alberto Consultant, FIAT Group S.p.A. Consultant, Right Management, Manpower Member, Scientific Committee, Nomisma S.p.A. Consultant, "Duality in the European Labor Market", European Commission Assistant Professor, SAIS - School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University Research Fellow, CCA - Collegio Carlo Alberto Consultant, "The Italian Labor Market in Perspective", International Labor Organization Member, Board of Directors, Instituto Cattaneo Economic and Labor Affairs Spokesperson, Italian Democratic Party and Advisor to the Italian Prime Minister
2001
2003
2005-2007
2007
2007-2012
2008
2009-2013
2010-2013
2012
2012-2015
2012-2017
2013
2011-2016
2013-2017

Mag. Andreas TREICHL

Chairman, Management Board, Erste Group Bank AG, Vienna

 Andreas Treichl has been Chairman of the Management Board of Erste Group Bank AG since 1997. He studied Economic Science at the University of Vienna and started his banking career in 1977 at Chase Manhattan Bank in New York as a credit analyst. Then he worked for Chase in various management positions in Vienna, Athens and Brussels. In 1994, he became Member of the Management Board of Erste Österreichische Spar-Kasse and on 1st of July 1997 Chairman of the Board. He managed the bank after the merger with GiroCredit and took it public. Under his leadership and initiative, the bank, which had been a purely local savings bank up to then, expanded into a leading financial services provider in Central and Eastern Europe with more than 15.9 million customers. Andreas Treichl established the ERSTE Foundation, was Chairman of the Board until 2012 and is Member of the Advisory Board since 2013. He launched numerous initiatives for social development and sustainability, e.g. good.bee and Zweite Sparkasse, enabling access to financial services for disadvantaged target groups.

Array Tycho ONNASCH

Chief Operating Officer, Deedmob, Amsterdam; Ex-Standing Committee Member, The Oxford Union, Oxford

BA, History and Politics, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford Westminster Assistant, Richard Bacon MP, London Standing Committee (Governing Body), the Oxford Union, Oxford Advisor to the Standing Committee, the Oxford Union, Oxford Political Advisor for Wilders-Film, Observatory Pictures, Oxford and Amsterdam
2014-2017
2015
2015-2016
2016-2017
2016-2017

Financial Market Symposium

show timetable

31.08.2017

12:00 - 12:20OpeningPlenary
12:20 - 13:30The “new normal”: deregulation?Plenary
13:30 - 14:00Meet the artist: Christin LahrPlenary
13:30 - 14:00Meet the speaker: Kristalina GeorgievaPlenary
13:30 - 14:00Meet the speaker: Pravin GordhanPlenary
14:00 - 15:30The Alpbach Debate: the future of the EuroPlenary
16:00 - 17:30Banking without bankers?Plenary
19:30 - 20:30Special Lecture: Evgeny MorozovPlenary

01.09.2017

06:30 - 08:00Breakfast Club 01: Distributed ledger technologies – a “silver bullet” for compliance and regulation?Breakout
06:30 - 08:00Breakfast Club 02: Low interest and growth rates revisited: learning from JapanBreakout
06:30 - 08:00Breakfast Club 03: New business models for banksBreakout
06:30 - 08:00Breakfast Club 04: Tax havens: the beginning of a new era?Breakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 05: Conflict or cooperation through Brexit?Breakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 06: Artificial intelligence for compliance and regulationBreakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 07: The future of saving(s)Breakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 08: The regulator’s challenge to get hold of FinTechs and InsureTechsBreakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club Special: Scaling up social impact investment to the next level – emerging opportunities in EuropeBreakout
13:00 - 15:00Alpbach Hike: hiking with pioneers – Maximilian TayenthalBreakout
13:00 - 15:00Alpbach Hike: hiking with pioneers – Ruben VardanyanBreakout
13:00 - 15:00Alpbach Hike: hiking with pioneers – Rupert StrachwitzBreakout
19:00 - 21:00ReceptionSocial