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Finance and the Real Economy: Together or Apart?

Plenary / Debate
German and English language

Have parts of the financial sector become separated from the other sectors of the economy and do, thus, no longer meet the requirements of the real economy? Which role do regulatory deficits and excessive public debt play in this development? How can we ensure that similar crises will not arise again in the future?

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Beyond Global, LLC, New York
Secretary General, Finance Watch, Brussels
Editor-in-Chief, Die Presse, Vienna Chair


Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Beyond Global, LLC, New York

Manager, International Capital Markets Department, Deloitte & Touche General Counsel, Muzinich & Company Investment Banking, Scarsdale Equities, LLC Director of Research Strategies, Roubini Global Economics, LLC
 Law degree, University of Cologne School of Law, Germany
 Master-of-Law in Banking Corporate and Finance law, Fordham University School of Law, USA


Secretary General, Finance Watch, Brussels

Founding Partner, Exane stock brokers, Paris Executive Director, UBS Ltd., London Deputy Head of Equity Financing Structuring, BNP Paribas, Paris Group Director and Head of Paris Strategic Business Unit, Member of Executive committee, Euronext, Paris and London Business and Human Rights Campaigner, Member of Executive Board, Amnesty International France, Paris Project Leader, Finance Watch project, Brussels

Array Rainer NOWAK

Editor-in-Chief, Die Presse, Vienna

Study of History and Political Science (without completing) Freelancer "Vorarlberger Nachrichten" Entry to "Die Presse" Editor, Domestic Policy Department, "Die Presse", Vienna Appointment to Department head "Chronik/Wien", "Die Presse", Vienna Appointment to Editorial Director for the new "Presse am Sonntag", Vienna Appointment to Head of Domestic Policy, "Die Presse", Vienna Editor-in-Chief, "Die Presse", Vienna Publisher, "Die Presse", Vienna
since 2012
since 2014

Economic Symposium

show timetable


12:00 - 12:20OpeningPlenary
12:20 - 13:30Finance and the Real Economy: Together or Apart?Plenary
13:30 - 13:50Political CornerPlenary
14:50 - 16:30Making Finance Meet the Real Economy’s RequirementsPlenary
18:30 - 19:30Miha Pogacnik: What Businesses can Learn from MusicPlenary
19:30 - 20:30Smart Blue Hour hosted by IBMSocial


06:00 - 06:45management club Business Breakfast “Integrationsfall Europa”Partner
06:00 - 06:45Sustainable Entrepreneurship – Book Presentation on the Business Model of the FuturePartner
07:00 - 08:10The Future of Corporate FundingPlenary
08:10 - 08:30Political CornerPlenary
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 01: The Real Economy and Finance in the “Network of Responsibility”Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 02: Business, Society and Politics: Assigning Responsibility for ResultsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 03: What Happens to Our Values if Computers Learn how to Think?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 04: Touch the Future – Security and Identity in a Digital WorldBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 05: Living with Risk and SpeculationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 06: The Pension System as a Ponzi Scheme?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 07: Workforce Diversity: Living with and Managing Demographic ChangeBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 08: Implementing the New World of Work, a Progress ReportBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 09: Design Thinking as a Tool for InnovationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 10: New Energies for Europe – Between Cooperation and CompetitionBreakout
11:30 - 12:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 11: Connected Learning, Connected SchoolsBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 12: Financial Literacy, Decision-Making in Complex SituationsBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 13: Our Life After the Digital RevolutionBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 14: Prosperity for All? Austria’s Top Managers in Dialogue with Ludwig ErhardBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 15: Rethinking Capitalism: The Future of Our Economic ModelBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 16: Alternative Sustainable Economic ConceptsBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 17: From Goodwill to Financial Company ValueBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 18: Back to the Real Economy – Towards a New Industrial Policy for EuropeBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 19: Industrial Production in the City of the FutureBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 20: Rating Agencies Between Governments and BusinessesBreakout
16:00 - 17:30Peter Drucker Special Lecture: Leadership and Values in a Complex WorldPlenary
19:30 - 21:30get2gether hosted by T-MobileSocial


06:30 - 07:00“Kater” BreakfastPartner
07:15 - 08:15The New Role of Central Banks in Crisis-ManagementPlenary
08:45 - 10:20New Growth in Europe?Plenary
10:20 - 10:30ClosingPlenary
14:45 - 18:00Generali 3 Banken Business Dialogue “Experiences and Values”Partner