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Global Division of Labour – How Can Europe Prosper?

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Which are Europe s core competences in global value chains? Which industries should Europe try to retain or attract? What are the necessary economic and political measures to make Europe attractive for businesses and to increase our capacity to innovate?

Director General, BUSINESSEUROPE, Brussels
Former Director General, WTO - World Trade Organization; President, Paris Peace Forum; President emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute, Paris
Former Member, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance; Former Vice President, European Parliament, Brussels
Chairman Europe, Microsoft Corporation, Prague
General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation, Brussels
Head, Institute for Strategic Management, WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna Chair

Mag. Markus BEYRER

Director General, BUSINESSEUROPE, Brussels

 Markus J. Beyrer has been Director General of BUSINESSEUROPE since late 2012. Prior to this he held the positions of CEO of the Austrian Industry Holding ÖIAG, Director General of the Federation of Austrian Industries (IV) and Director for Economic Affairs of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.
 Before this Mr Beyrer served as Chief Economic Advisor to the Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria, Dr. Wolfgang Schüssel.
 In addition to his executive positions, Mr Beyrer held a number of non-executive board functions in various Austrian industrial companies and was a member of the non-executive board of the Austrian Central Bank.
 Mr Beyrer read Law and Commercial Sciences in Vienna, graduating in law at the University of Vienna. Later he completed postgraduate studies in European Law at the Danube University in Krems (Austria) and the Stanford Executive Program at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

Pascal LAMY

Former Director General, WTO - World Trade Organization; President, Paris Peace Forum; President emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute, Paris

1983-1985 Deputy Head of Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy's cabinet, Paris
1985-1994 Head of Cabinet of the President of the European Commission Jacques Delors Cabinet, and his "sherpa" at the G-7/G-8, Brussels
1994-1999 Recovery of the French Bank Crédit Lyonnais, then Chief Executive Officer, Paris
1999-2004 Commissioner for Trade under the presidency of Romano Prodi, European Commission, Brussels
2005-2013 Director General of the World Trade Organisation, Geneva
since 2015 Interministerial delegate for the preparation of the French candidature for the Universal Exhibition 2025
since 2016 President of the French Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC)
since 2016 Chair of the European group of experts in charge of evaluating the impact of EU research funding
since 2018 Chair of the Paris Peace Forum

Mag.a Ulrike LUNACEK

Former Member, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance; Former Vice President, European Parliament, Brussels

1981-1982 Aufbau des und Mitarbeit im Frauenhaus Innsbruck
1983-1986 Referentin für die Organisation Frauensolidarität
1986-1988 Deutschlehrerin für politische Flüchtlinge aus Lateinamerika, Irak und Iran
1989-1995 Redakteurin des entwicklungspolitischen Magazins Südwind und Pressereferentin des ÖIE - Österreichisches Informationsdienst für Entwicklungspolitik
seit 1994 Obfrau des Vereins Frauensolidarität Entwicklungspolitische Initiativen für Frauen
1994 Teilnahme an der UN-Konferenz für Bevölkerung und Entwicklung: NGO-Delegierte für den Österreichischen Informationsdienst für Entwicklungspolitik ÖIE in der Regierungsdelegation
1995 Koordination der Pressearbeit für die nichtstaatlichen Organisationen bei der Weltfrauenkonferenz in Peking
1995 Erstmals Kandidatur für die Grünen
1996-1998 Bundesgeschäftsführerin der Grünen
1996-2006 Delegierte der Österreichischen Grünen bei der Europäischen Föderation Grüner Parteien (EFGP), heute EGP Europäische Grüne Partei
1999 Lektorin am Institut für Translationswissenschaften der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
1999-2009 NRAbg. und im Grünen Klub zuständig für Außen- und Entwicklungspolitik sowie für die Gleichstellung von Lesben, Schwulen und TransGenderPersonen
1999-2009 Stv. Vorsitzende des Außenpolitischen Ausschusses
2004-2009 Fraktionsvorsitzende im Hauptausschuss
2006-2009 Ko-Vorsitzende der Europäischen Grünen Partei (EGP)
2008-2014 Stellvertretende Klubobfrau der Grünen
seit 2009 Delegierte der Grünen Fraktion im Europäischen Parlament
seit 2009 Abgeordnete, Europäisches Parlament, Brüssel
seit 2009 Außenpolitische Sprecherin der Grünen/EFA-Fraktion
seit 2009 Kosovo-Berichterstatterin des Europäischen Parlaments
seit 2009 Ko-Präsidentin der LGBT-Intergroup
2009-2013 Europasprecherin der Grünen
seit 2013 Vizepräsidentin der Grünen/EFA-Fraktion
seit 2014 Vizepräsidentin des Europäischen Parlaments


Chairman Europe, Microsoft Corporation, Prague

1996 OCU Sales Manager, Microsoft
1998 General Manager Czech Republic, Microsoft
2000 Regional Director CEE, Microsoft
2002 Vice President EMEA, Microsoft
2005 EMEA Vice President Public Sector, Microsoft
2006 EMEA Vice President for Corporate and Government Strategy, Microsoft
2007 Chairman Europe, Microsoft

Bernadette SEGOL

General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation, Brussels

1974-1985 Assistant to the General Secretary, International Textile Workers' Federation, Brussels
1985-2000 Director, Euro-FIET (European Trade Union Federation for Commerce, Finance, IT and other Services), Brussels
1985-2011 Member, Executive Committee and Steering Committee, ETUC - European Trade Union Confederation, Brussels
2000-2010 Elected Secretary, UNI Europa (European Trade Union for Services), Brussels (re-elected in 2003 and 2007)
since 2011 Elected General Secretary, ETUC - European Trade Union Confederation, Athens Congress, Brussels

Dr. Univ.-Prof. Werner H. HOFFMANN

Head, Institute for Strategic Management, WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna

1988-2011 Geschäftsführer, Österreichisches Controller-Institut, Wien
1990 Promotion zum Doktor der Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
seit 1991 Gründer und Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter, Contrast Management-Consulting, Wien
2001 Habilitation zum Universitätsdozenten, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
seit 2001 Vorsitzender der Geschäftsführung, Contrast Management-Consulting, Wien
seit 2008 Professor für Unternehmensführung, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
seit 2011 Institutsvorstand, Institut für Strategisches Management, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
seit 2013 Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats, Österreichisches Controller Institut, Wien

Economic Symposium

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12:00 - 12:10OpeningPlenary
12:10 - 13:40New Goals for the EconomyPlenary
14:10 - 15:40The End of Conventional WisdomPlenary
15:40 - 16:00Political CornerPlenary
16:30 - 17:30Umverteile und herrsche. Wem gehört der Wohlstand?Partner
18:00 - 19:30Learning from the Care EconomyPlenary
19:30 - 20:30Smart Blue HourSocial
20:30 - 21:45Cello Goes Tango or Cello Goes South AmericaCulture


06:00 - 06:4514th management club Business Breakfast “Österreich braucht Europa”Partner
07:00 - 08:10Global Division of Labour – How Can Europe Prosper?Plenary
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 01: Hayek vs Keynes: The Most Important Liberal EconomistsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 02: A New Economic and Competition Model for EuropeBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 03: Critical Success Factors of Entrepreneurial EducationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 04: Intellectual Property – A System at the Crossroads?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 05: US Focus Back on Industry – Blessing or Curse for Europe?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 06: Clash of Generations – Corporate Cultures Put to the Test by New Working EnvironmentsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 07: Re-IndustrialisationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 08: Work to Live, or Live to Work? – Changing Working EnvironmentsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 09: Putting User Innovation to WorkBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 10: The Future of Corporate Learning – What Makes Businesses Successful?Breakout
10:10 - 10:30Political CornerPlenary
11:30 - 12:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 11: The EU’s Energy and Climate Policy – A Threat to Our Industries?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 12: Inequality Before and After the Financial CrisisBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 13: Schengen for Data: What Is Necessary, What Is Feasible?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 14: Good Is the Enemy of Great – What Distinguishes Leading Enterprises from Others?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 15: Room for CreativityBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 16: Business Development Based on Design ThinkingBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 17: The Key to Innovation – People, Mindset, TechnologiesBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 18: Sharing Economy – Cooperatives in the 21st CenturyBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 19: The Economic Future of EuropeBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 20: From Wallet to Smartphone – Challenges and Opportunities of the Digital World of FinanceBreakout
16:00 - 17:30Peter Drucker Special Lecture: Property or Communities? The Upcoming Challenge for CompaniesPlenary
19:00 - 20:00Don’t Mind the GapCulture
20:00 - 22:00Magenta NightSocial


06:00 - 07:00Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with: Alexa L. WesnerPartner
06:00 - 07:00Breakfast Club 02: In Conversation with: Franz FischlerPartner
06:30 - 07:00“Kater” BreakfastPartner
07:00 - 08:00The Economy According to the MediaPlenary
08:00 - 08:30Cooperation in EuropePlenary
09:00 - 10:20Europe’s Economy and the Next GenerationPlenary
10:20 - 10:30ClosingPlenary
20:00 - 21:30Brunnhilde – DJanes NightCulture