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Speakers

Member of Parliament, Vienna
President, ÖGB - Austrian Trade Union Federation, Vienna
President, Austrian Sports Organisation; Former Austrian Federal Minister for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, Vienna
President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna
Former Member, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance; Former Vice President, European Parliament, Brussels
President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna Chair

Dipl.-Ing. Niki BERLAKOVICH

Member of Parliament, Vienna

1985 Graduation, branch of study: agriculture, plant production, Studies at Vienna University of Natural Resources and Applied Live Sciences
1991-2005 Delegate to the Provincial Parliament of Burgenland
since 1991 Deputy Head of the Provincial parliamentary group of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) Burgenland
1998-2000 General Manager of the Provincial ÖVP group
2002-2005 Head of the parliamentary fraction of the ÖVP's Provincial parliamentary group
2005-2008 Member of the Provincial Government of Burgenland
since 2005 Member of the Chief Executive Department of the Austrian Farmers' Federation - Federal Secretary
since 2006 Head of the Farmers' Federation of the Province of Burgenland
2008-2013 Agriculture and Environment Minister of the Republic of Austria
since 2013 Member of Parliament

Erich FOGLAR

President, ÖGB - Austrian Trade Union Federation, Vienna

1979-1987 Works Council
1984-1987 Training Official, Regional Management: Vienna - Southwest
1985-1987 Deputy Chair for Manual Workers, Works Council
1987-1988 Political Secretary, Metalworkers Union
1988-1992 Deputy General Secretary, Finance Department, Metalworkers Union
1992-2006 Secretary General, Metalworkers Union (since 2000: Trade Union for Metal and Textile Workers)
2006 Executive Secretary, responsible for finances, Austrian Trade Union Federation
2006-2008 Chairman, Trade Union for Metal, Textile and Food Workers
since 2007 Member of Management, Austrian Trade Union Federation
2008-2009 Acting President, Austrian Trade Union Federation
since 2009 Elected President, Austrian Trade Union Federation

Rudolf HUNDSTORFER

President, Austrian Sports Organisation; Former Austrian Federal Minister for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, Vienna

1975-1983 Union of Municipal Employees (Gewerkschaft der Gemeindebediensteten - GdG), responsible for youth affairs
1983-1998 Secretary General, Expert on organisational questions, Union of Municipal Employees (GdG)
1990-2007 Member of Vienna's Provincial Diet and City Council
1995-2007 First Chairman of Vienna's City Council
1998-2001 Chairman of the "Landesgruppe Wien" (Vienna's faction at the GdG)
2001-2007 (Executive) Chairman of the Union of Municipal Employees (GdG)
2003-2006 Chairman of the Social Democratic Trade Unionists (Fraktion Sozialdemokratischer GewerkschafterInnen - FSG)
2003-2006 Vice President of the Austrian Trade Union Federation (Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund - ÖGB)
2006-2008 (Executive) President of the ÖGB
2008-2009 Minister of Social Affairs and Consumer Protection of the Republic of Austria
2009-2016 Minister for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection of the Republic of Austria
since 2016 President, Austrian Sports Organisation (Österreichische Bundesport-Organisation - BSO)

Dr. Christoph LEITL

President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna

1966 Founding Chairman, European Youth
1973 Ph.D., Economic and Social Sciences, Johannes Kepler University Linz
1990-2000 Member, Government of the Federal State of Upper Austria with portfolio for Economy, Finance and European Affairs
1995-2000 Member, Committee of the Regions (CoR), SME Division
2001-2005 President, Eurochambres (Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry)
2005-2009 President, European SME Union
since 2006 Honorary President, Eurochambres
 
 Academic Posts
 Visiting Professor at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (International Trade Department)
 
 Guest Lectures
 Princeton University
 Fudan University, Shanghai
 University of Cape Town
 T.C. Istanbul Commerce University and Marmara University
 MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 Harvard University
since 2006 Chairman, Global Chamber Platform

Mag.a Ulrike LUNACEK

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

1975-1983 Dolmetschstudium für Englisch und Spanisch an der Universität Innsbruck
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

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1973-1979 Research Assistant, Institute for Agricultural Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
1978 Doctorate, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
1979-1984 Executive Assistant, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1985-1989 Director, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1989-1994 Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna
1995-2004 European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Brussels
2005-2011 Chairman, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna
2005-2015 Chairman, RISE-Foundation, Brussels
2014-2015 Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015
since 2012 President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
since 2016 President, Board of Trustees to the Austrian Institute of Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna

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