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Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with: Alexa L. Wesner

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What does it take to be successful in the global market? What can Europe and the USA learn from each other, for instance when it comes to supporting start-ups? In a relaxed atmosphere, the ambassador will talk about the future of economic relations from the US-American point of view.

Ambassador of the United States of America to the Austrian Republic, Vienna
Head, Department Foreign Policy, Die Presse, Vienna

Array Alexa L. WESNER

Ambassador of the United States of America to the Austrian Republic, Vienna

 Ms. Wesner graduated from Stanford University in 1994 with a B.A. degree in Biology. She moved to Austin, Texas to join Trilogy Software in the early days of Austin s technology boom. In 1997, she founded HireTECH, a recruiting and consulting company focused on high tech start-ups, also serving as President and CEO. In 2000, she founded her second company, Recruiting Labs, a web-based recruiting venture.
 
 After a successful career as a high-tech chief executive and entrepreneur, Ms. Wesner turned her attention to politics and community development as both a fundraiser and a hands-on entrepreneur driving progressive causes on national, regional, and local levels. In local and state venues, Ms. Wesner is the founder of The Texas Civic Engagement Table, Engage Texas, Progress Texas, and the Texas Research Institute, designed to provide a lasting progressive infrastructure in Texas. The spectrum of activities spans civic engagement, organizational collaboration, voter empowerment, voter turn-out, primary research and both direct and collaborative messaging. Her ambitious efforts have earned support from various national foundations and unions, among others.
 
 She has served on the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities and the boards of Lifeworks (homeless youth), Breakthrough (a path to college for disadvantaged youth), Arthouse (contemporary art), The Blanton Museum of Art, GenAustin (raising self-esteem in and empowering young girls) and the Austin Film Society. She has served on the board of advisors of the Austin Museum of Art, and the Downtown Austin Alliance s Parks Committee to preserve Austin s downtown parks and urban spaces.

Mag. Christian ULTSCH

Head, Department Foreign Policy, Die Presse, Vienna

Degree in German Literature and Political Science, University of Vienna Degree in International Law, Macroeconomics, Political Science, University of Vienna Projects, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business Journalist for the Austrian quality newspaper "Die Presse" (foreign desk) Correspondent in Berlin (Germany) Head of the foreign desk, "Die Presse"
1987-1989
1989-1995
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since 1996
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since 2004

Economic Symposium

show timetable

26.08.2014

12:00 - 12:10 Opening Plenary
12:10 - 13:40 New Goals for the Economy Plenary
14:10 - 15:40 The End of Conventional Wisdom Plenary
15:40 - 16:00 Political Corner Plenary
16:30 - 17:30 Umverteile und herrsche. Wem gehört der Wohlstand? Partner
18:00 - 19:30 Learning from the Care Economy Plenary
19:30 - 20:30 Smart Blue Hour Social
20:30 - 21:45 Cello Goes Tango or Cello Goes South America Culture

27.08.2014

06:00 - 06:45 14th management club Business Breakfast “Österreich braucht Europa” Partner
07:00 - 08:10 Global Division of Labour – How Can Europe Prosper? Plenary
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 08: Work to Live, or Live to Work? – Changing Working Environments Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 07: Re-Industrialisation Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 02: A New Economic and Competition Model for Europe Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 10: The Future of Corporate Learning – What Makes Businesses Successful? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 06: Clash of Generations – Corporate Cultures Put to the Test by New Working Environments Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 01: Hayek vs Keynes: The Most Important Liberal Economists Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 09: Putting User Innovation to Work Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 05: US Focus Back on Industry – Blessing or Curse for Europe? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 03: Critical Success Factors of Entrepreneurial Education Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 04: Intellectual Property – A System at the Crossroads? Breakout
10:10 - 10:30 Political Corner Plenary
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch Reception Social
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 16: Business Development Based on Design Thinking Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 17: The Key to Innovation – People, Mindset, Technologies Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 14: Good Is the Enemy of Great – What Distinguishes Leading Enterprises from Others? Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 13: Schengen for Data: What Is Necessary, What Is Feasible? Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 15: Room for Creativity Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 12: Inequality Before and After the Financial Crisis Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 20: From Wallet to Smartphone – Challenges and Opportunities of the Digital World of Finance Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 18: Sharing Economy – Cooperatives in the 21st Century Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 19: The Economic Future of Europe Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 11: The EU’s Energy and Climate Policy – A Threat to Our Industries? Breakout
16:00 - 17:30 Peter Drucker Special Lecture: Property or Communities? The Upcoming Challenge for Companies Plenary
19:00 - 20:00 Don’t Mind the Gap Culture
20:00 - 22:00 Magenta Night Social

28.08.2014

06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with: Alexa L. Wesner Partner
06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club 02: In Conversation with: Franz Fischler Partner
06:30 - 07:00 “Kater” Breakfast Partner
07:00 - 08:00 The Economy According to the Media Plenary
08:00 - 08:30 Cooperation in Europe Plenary
09:00 - 10:20 Europe’s Economy and the Next Generation Plenary
10:20 - 10:30 Closing Plenary
20:00 - 21:30 Brunnhilde – DJanes Night Culture