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Special Lecture: Business culture and crisis management in Europe – The European Management Model

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German and English language
Professor and Dean, Henley Business School, University of Reading Key Note
Vorsitzender der Geschäftsführung, T-Mobile Austria GmbH, Wien
Chairman of the Board, Essl Foundation MGE - Zero Project, Klosterneuburg
Chief Executive Officer, REWE International, Wiener Neudorf
Chairman, Mondi AG; Chief Executive Officer, Mondi Europe & International, Vienna
President, JSC Russian Railways, Moscow
Founder and President, Global Peter Drucker Forum, Vienna Chair


Professor and Dean, Henley Business School, University of Reading

 Following the successful merger between Henley Management College and the University of Reading on 1st August 2008, Professor Christopher Bones has been appointed Dean of the Henley Business School. Prior to this Chris was the Principal of Henley Management College from January 2005 to July 2008. Chris was previously Group Organisation Effectiveness and Development Director for Cadbury Schweppes, who he joined in 1999, taking responsibility for Executive Education and Development Culture, Communications, Change, Knowledge Management and Capability Development. In his 22 years in business Chris has worked for Shell, Diageo (both in GrandMet and Guinness) and Cadbury Schweppes. He started in industrial relations, working on the UK' s largest oil refinery and progressing through management teams in brewing, retailing and property to Board roles covering Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific. He has significant international business experience and a reputation as a leading practitioner in executive education and development, change and HR strategy. Chris writes a regular column for HR magazine and is a highly regarded speaker at international conferences on change, HR strategy and employment branding. He was a member of the Budd Commission on impartiality in the BBC' s coverage of business news in 2006.

Dipl. Wi.-Ing. Robert CHVATAL

Vorsitzender der Geschäftsführung, T-Mobile Austria GmbH, Wien

1991-1992 Assistant Brand Manager, Procter and Gamble, Germany and Czechoslovakia
1993-1997 Marketing Director, COTY/Margaret Astor (Cosmetics production and distribution company), Czech Republic and Slovakia
1997-2002 Director of Marketing, Member of the Board of Directors, RadioMobil (GSM Mobile operator in the Czech Republic)
2002-2007 Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors, T-Mobile Slovensko
since 2007 Chief Executive Officer, T-Mobile Austria

Martin ESSL

Chairman of the Board, Essl Foundation MGE - Zero Project, Klosterneuburg

1982 Graduation from Handelsakademie (Higher Secondary Business School)
1983-1984 Retail traineeship in the USA
1984-1989 Entry into the Schömer bauMax group
  Management Assistant at Schömer bauMax group
  Builds controlling and cost accounting system
  Develops enterprise resource planning system
  Granted power of attorney
  Shareholder of Schömer bauMax group
1989-1999 Vice Chairman of the Management Board, Managing Director oft the Schömer bauMax group
since 1999 Chariman of the Management Board of bauMax group
2007 Founding of the Essl Social Prize

Dkfm. Frank HENSEL

Chief Executive Officer, REWE International, Wiener Neudorf

  Studium der Betriebswirtschaft
1988 Sales-Manager, Nestle AG Deutschland
1990 Vorstandsassistent (und andere Funktionen im Unternehmen), SPAR AG Hamburg
1996 Direktor (gesamtverantwortlich für den Bereich Supermarkt/Großhandel für alle Regionen Deutschlands), SPAR Handels AG Deutschland
1999 REWE Group im internationalen Bereich, REWE Zentral AG
2000 Geschäftsführer, REWE Ungarn
2002 Vorstandsmitglied, BILLA AG Österreich, zuständig für Italien und Vorsitz der Geschäftsführung für BILLA/Standa Italien
2005 Vorstandsmitglied, REWE Group Austria
2008 Vorstandsvorsitzender, REWE Group Austria
seit 2009 Generalbevollmächtigter, REWE Group und Vorstandsvorsitzender, REWE International AG

MMag. Peter J. OSWALD

Chairman, Mondi AG; Chief Executive Officer, Mondi Europe & International, Vienna

1981-1986 Studies of Business Administration, Business School, University of Vienna, Austria; finished with Master
Studies of Law, University of Vienna, Austria; finished with Master
1986-1989 Managing Director University Publishing House (WUV-Universitätsverlag), Austria
1989-1990 Deutsche Bank, Germany
1990-1992 Purchasing and Logistics Manager, KTM, Austria
1992 Head Internal Audit, Frantschach-Group (incl Neusiedler), Austria
1993 Corporate Controller, Frantschach-Group (incl Neusiedler)
1994 Managing Director Bates Cepro, Netherlands
1995-2001 Chief Executive Officer, Frantschach Packaging Converting
2002-2007 Chief Executive Officer, Mondi Packaging Europe
since 2008 Chief Executive Officer, Mondi Europe & International; Executive Director of the Board Mondi plc and Mondi Ltd

Vladimir Ivanovich YAKUNIN

President, JSC Russian Railways, Moscow

1985-1991 Second and First Secretary of the Soviet Union's Permanent Representative Office at the United Nations, New York
2000 Appointed Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
2002 First Deputy Minister of Railways of the Russian Federation
2003 First Vice President of the newly established joint-stock company Russian Railways (RZD)
since 2005 CEO of Russian Railways, re-appointed 2008

Dr. Richard STRAUB

Founder and President, Global Peter Drucker Forum, Vienna

1984-1987 Director, PC Sales IBM Austria
1987-1992 Director, PC Unit, IBM Austria
1993-1994 Assistant General Manager, PC Marketing, IBM EMEA
1994-1995 Regional Director, PC IBM Central Europe and Russia
1996-1997 Director, IBM Global Marketing and Sales Institute, Belgium
1997-2001 Chief Learning Officer, IBM Global Sales and Distribution Group
2001-2005 Director, Learning Solutions, IBM EMEA
since 2006 Associate Director, Corporate Services EFMD
Senior Adviser, IBM Global Education Industry
Senior Adviser to the Chairman, IBM EMEA
since 2008 President, Peter Drucker Society Europe

Economic Symposium

show timetable


12:00 - 12:30OpeningPlenary
12:30 - 14:00The weight of Europe: Economic policy interests in a multipolar global economyPlenary
14:30 - 16:00The future shape of Europe: Visions and realityPlenary
17:00 - 18:30Special Lecture: Where is Turkey going?Plenary
18:30 - 21:00Reception hosted by the Austrian National BankSocial


07:00 - 08:30Europe and the international financial systemPlenary
09:00 - 10:30European energy and climate policies: Defensive self-limitation or technology push?Plenary
12:30 - 16:00Working group 01: Innovation in der Krise! Gerüstet für den Aufschwung?Breakout
12:30 - 16:00Working group 02: Financial and economic turbulences in CEE/SEE – Impact and remediesBreakout
12:30 - 14:00Working group 03: Post Lissabon – Europas (Wieder-) Aufstieg zur Wirtschaftsweltmacht?Breakout
12:30 - 16:00Working group 04: Values and virtues: Can ethics lead Europe back to the top?Breakout
12:30 - 16:00Working group 05: Protektionismus als Folge der Krise?Breakout
12:30 - 16:00Working group 06: Wirtschaft und Politik – zwei Systemlogiken. Kann das Vertrauen im Unterschied wachsen?Breakout
12:30 - 16:00Working group 07: Vertrauen in einer vernetzten WeltBreakout
12:30 - 16:00Working group 08: Smart Metering – die Zukunft der Versorgungssicherheit?Breakout
12:30 - 14:00Working group 09: Intelligente Infrastruktur – Wie lange noch bis zum Systeminfarkt?Breakout
12:30 - 16:00Working group 10: The future of security of supply – how does the “gas crisis” affect European energy policy? die europäische Energiepolitik?Breakout
12:30 - 16:00Working group 11: Das Management der KriseBreakout
12:30 - 14:00Working group 12: Arbeitsmarkt und Beschäftigungspolitik in der KriseBreakout
12:30 - 16:00Working group 13: Korruption in KrisenzeitenBreakout
12:30 - 16:00Working group 14: Sustainable tourism: Adding Value in a responsible wayBreakout
12:30 - 16:00Working group 15: Gesundheitswesen – Kostenfalle oder Wachstumsmotor?Breakout
12:30 - 16:00Working group 16: Der Wirtschaftskrise ganzheitlich begegnen – Betriebliche Gesundheitsförderung (BGF) als europäischer WegBreakout
14:30 - 16:00Working group 17: Greisender Kontinent – Reif für die Weltmacht?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Working group 18: Connecting markets, connecting continents – Logistics as an engine for growthBreakout
14:30 - 16:00Working group 19: The Dawn of E-MobilityBreakout
17:00 - 18:30Special Lecture: Business culture and crisis management in Europe – The European Management ModelPlenary
18:30 - 21:00Reception hosted by Deutsche Telekom AGSocial


07:30 - 10:00The future of Europe and political accountabilityPlenary
10:00 - 10:15Closing remarksPlenary