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President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna

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
Chairman, Global Chamber Platform
 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

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12:00 - 12:30OpeningPlenary
12:30 - 14:00Rethinking the welfare state?Plenary
14:30 - 16:00The European wayPlenary


07:00 - 08:30The European social model and local attractivenessPlenary
09:00 - 11:00The European social model and its different forms of organisationPlenary
13:00 - 16:30Working group 1: HealthBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Working group 2: PensionsBreakout
13:00 - 16:30Working group 3: Labour marketBreakout
13:00 - 16:30Working group 4: What is a welfare state?Breakout
16:00 - 17:15Dialogue between GenerationsBreakout
17:15 - 18:30European economy forumPlenary


07:30 - 10:30Political perspectivesPlenary
10:30 - 11:00Closing remarksPlenary