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Global Division of Labour – How Can Europe Prosper?

Plenary / Discussion
German and English language

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 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

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.

Array Pascal LAMY

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

Advisor, Minister of Economy and Finance, Jacques Delors, Paris Deputy Head of Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy's cabinet, Paris Head of Cabinet of the President of the European Commission Jacques Delors Cabinet, and his "sherpa" at the G-7/G-8, Brussels Recovery of the French Bank Crédit Lyonnais, then Chief Executive Officer, Paris Commissioner for Trade under the presidency of Romano Prodi, European Commission, Brussels Director General of the World Trade Organisation, Geneva Interministerial delegate for the preparation of the French candidature for the Universal Exhibition 2025 President of the French Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC)
since 2015
since 2016

Mag.a Ulrike LUNACEK

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

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


Chairman Europe, Microsoft Corporation, Prague

New hire as Marketing Specialist, Microsoft OCU Sales Manager, Microsoft General Manager Czech Republic, Microsoft Regional Director CEE, Microsoft Vice President EMEA, Microsoft EMEA Vice President Public Sector, Microsoft EMEA Vice President for Corporate and Government Strategy, Microsoft

Bernadette SEGOL

General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation, Brussels

Master's Degree in Philosophy, University of Toulouse Assistant to the General Secretary, International Textile Workers' Federation, Brussels Director, Euro-FIET (European Trade Union Federation for Commerce, Finance, IT and other Services), Brussels Member, Executive Committee and Steering Committee, ETUC - European Trade Union Confederation, Brussels Elected Secretary, UNI Europa (European Trade Union for Services), Brussels (re-elected in 2003 and 2007)

Dr. Univ.-Prof. Werner H. HOFFMANN

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

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

Economic Symposium

show timetable


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