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Special Lecture: Where is Turkey going?

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German and English language
Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator, TBMM - Turkish Grand National Assembly, Ankara Key Note
Vorstandsmitglied, OMV AG, Wien
Author, Istanbul
Board Member, TÜSIAD - Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association; Counselor to Chairman, Dogan Holding, Istanbul
Deputy Editor-In-Chief, Head of Department Economy, APA - Austria Presse Agentur, Vienna Chair


Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator, TBMM - Turkish Grand National Assembly, Ankara

 Between 2002 and 2009, Mr. Bagis served as:
 - AK Party, Vice Chairman in charge of Foreign Affairs and Representative Offices
 - AK Party, Member of the Central Executive Committee
 - Foreign Policy Advisor to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan
 - Chairman of Turkey-USA Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Caucus
 - Chairman of NATO-PA Subcommittee on Transatlantic Relations
 - Deputy Chairman of the Turkish Delegation to NATO Parliamentary Assembly

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Werner AULI

Vorstandsmitglied, OMV AG, Wien

 Studium an der TU Wien
1987 Eintritt in die OMV, Abteilung für Unternehmensentwicklung und strategisches Controlling
ab 1990 Assistent des Vorstands im Bereich Chemie und Werkstoffe
ab 1991 Assistent des Vorstands in den Bereichen Finanzen, Controlling und Chemie
1993-2000 Geschäftsführer der Austria Mineralöl GmbH
ab 2000 Geschäftsführer der OMV Cogeneration GmbH
2001-2003 Geschäftsführer der OMV Erdgas GmbH
2002-2004 Geschäftsführer der EconGas (50%-OMV-Tocher)
ab 2004 Vorsitzender und Sprecher der Geschäftsführung der OMV Gas GmbH
ab 2006 Geschäftsführer der OMV Gas International GmbH
seit 2007 Vorstandsmitglied der OMV für den Bereich Gas


Author, Istanbul

 Buket Uzuner is an author of short stories, travelogues, and novels. Originally trained as a molecular biologist and environmental scientist she studied and worked at universities in Turkey (Hacettepe and METU), Norway, USA and Finland. Mrs Uzuner was a honorary fellow writer at the The University of Iowa and has travelled and lived in North Africa, North America and Europe. Today she lives in Istanbul with her son.

Volkan VURAL

Board Member, TÜSIAD - Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association; Counselor to Chairman, Dogan Holding, Istanbul

1964 University of Ankara, Faculty of Political Sciences
1964-1968 Third and second Secretary at the Economics Department in the Turkish Foreign Service
1968-1970 First Secretary, Turkish Embassy, Seoul, South Korea
1971-1973 Consul, Turkish Consulate General, Munich
1973-1976 Head of Section, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ankara
1976-1982 Deputy Head, Political Department, NATO International Secretariat (Bruxelles) on Secondment from the Turkish Foreign Office
1982-1986 General Director of Economics Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ankara
1987-1988 Ambassador of Turkey to the Islamic Republic of Iran
1988-1993 Ambassador of Turkey to the Soviet Union and later to the Russian Federation
1993-1995 Ambassador, Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister on foreign and national security issues
1995-1998 Ambassador of Turkey to the Federal Republic of Germany
1998-2000 Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations, New York
2000-2003 State Secretary for European Union Affairs
2003-2006 Ambassador of Turkey to the Kingdom of Spain
2006 Retired from the Turkish Foreign Service
since 2007 Advisor to the President of the Dogan Group of Companies
since 2009 TUSIAD Board Member, President of EU Harmonisation Committee


Deputy Editor-In-Chief, Head of Department Economy, APA - Austria Presse Agentur, Vienna

1987 Magister der Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Handelswissenschaften), Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
1992 Doktor der Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Volkswirtschaft) Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
1989-1992 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Österreichisches Ost- und Südosteuropainstitut
seit 1992 Redakteur, Austria Presse Agentur
1992-1994 Wirtschaftsredaktion
1995-2005 EU-Korrespondent, Brüssel
2005-2008 Stellvertretender Chefredakteur, Austria Presse Agentur, Wien
seit 2008 Ressortleiter Wirtschaft, Austria Presse Agentur, Wien

Economic Symposium

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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