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How to Grow or Not to Grow – that is the Question!

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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Young people have the opportunity to investigate and provoke established decision-makers with questions on the topic of economic growth and its future perspectives in Europe. Which economic model can ensure peace in Europe and the best growth for our future?

Entrepreneur; President, UEAPME - European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Brussels
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, elephant strategy, Amsterdam
Chair, Confederation of German Trade Unions, Berlin
Chief Executive Officer, TTTech Computertechnik AG, Vienna
Senior Advisor to the Secretary General and Coordinator, NAEC - New Approaches to Economic Challenges, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris
Managing Director, EFSI - European Fund for Strategic Investments, Luxembourg
Presenter and Editor, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna Chair

Gunilla ALMGREN

Entrepreneur; President, UEAPME - European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Brussels

since 2008 Vice-President, UEAPME - European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Brussels
2009-2011 Chair, UEAPME's Committee for Sustainable Development
since 2011 President, UEAPME - European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Brussels

Anna HANDSCHUH

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, elephant strategy, Amsterdam

2008-2009 Marketing & Product Management, Walter Rau GmbH & Co. KG, Stuttgart
2009-2012 Marketing Manager, Triodos Bank Deutschland, Frankfurt am Main
2012-2015 Head of Programme, Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (Migros), Zurich
since 2015 Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Elephant Strategy, Consultancy for Strategic Innovation, Amsterdam

Dr. Reiner HOFFMANN

Chair, Confederation of German Trade Unions, Berlin

 Ausbildung zum Groß- und Außenhandelskaufmann
 Studium der Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
  wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Bergischen Universität/Gesamthochschule Wuppertal
1983-1994 Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, Düsseldorf, zuletzt Leiter der Abteilung Forschungsförderung
1994-2003 Direktor des Europäischen Gewerkschaftsinstituts (EGI) in Brüssel
1995-2003 Herausgeber der Vierteljahreszeitschrift TRANSFER "European review of labour and research"
seit 2003 Stellvertretender Generalsekretär des EGB

Mag. Georg KOPETZ

Chief Executive Officer, TTTech Computertechnik AG, Vienna

1992-1993 Harvard University World Model United Nations, Miedzyzdroje und Prag
1992-1996 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften, Abschluss: Magister iuris, Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Universität Wien
1994 Institut für Staats- und Verwaltungsrecht, Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Universität Wien
1995-1996 Europarecht und Völkerrecht (ERASMUS Stipendium), Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), Paris
1996 European Law Moot Court Competition, Kopenhagen
1996-1997 Grundwehrdienst, Wien
seit 1997 Gründungsgesellschafter und Vorstand (seit 1999), TTTech Computertechnik AG, Wien

Mathilde MESNARD

Senior Advisor to the Secretary General and Coordinator, NAEC - New Approaches to Economic Challenges, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris

1990-1993 Management Consultant, Deloitte & Touche
1996-2001 PhD, Economics, EHSS - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
2001-2009 Corporate Affairs, Division Financial Affairs Directorate
2009 Senior Advisor to the Secretary-General, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris
since 2013 Senior Advisor to the Secretary General and Coordinator, NAEC - New Approaches to Economic Challenges, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris

Mag. Wilhelm MOLTERER

Managing Director, EFSI - European Fund for Strategic Investments, Luxembourg

  Chairman of Student's Union, Johannes Kepler University Linz
1979-1981 Assistant, Department of Agricultural Policy, University of Linz
1981-1984 Head, Economic Policy Division, Austrian Farmers' Federation
1985-1986 Employee, Provincial Government of Upper Austria
1985-1987 Municipal Councillor in Sierning
1987-1989 Secretary of the Office, Federal Minister Dr. Josef Riegler
1989-1990 Head of the Office, Federal Minister Dr. Franz Fischler
1990-1993 Director, Austrian Farmers' Federation
1990-1994 Member, National Council of Austria
1993-1994 Secretary-general, Austrian People's Party
1994-2000 Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry
2000-2003 Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
2003-2007 Chairman, Austrian People's Party Parliamentary group
2007-2008 Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Finance of the Republic of Austria
2007-2008 Chairman, Austrian People's Party
2008-2011 Member, National Council, Spokesperson on Constitutional Matters
2011-2015 Vice-President, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
since 2015 Managing Director, EFSI - European Fund for Strategic Investments, Luxembourg

Mag.a Rosa LYON

Presenter and Editor, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

2000-2005 Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business
since 2005 Journalist; Editor; Reporter, Radio Österreich 1, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
since 2010 Journalist; Editor; Reporter, Zeit-im-Bild, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
since 2016 Host ZiB, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

Economic Symposium

show timetable

01.09.2015

08:00 - 10:30Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
12:00 - 12:50OpeningPlenary
13:30 - 14:20Understanding Inequality – an Empirical AssessmentPlenary
14:40 - 16:10Inequality of Opportunity – Causes, Impact and InterventionsPlenary
16:10 - 16:30Political CornerPlenary
16:30 - 20:00ecoplus Lower-Austria EveningSocial
16:30 - 17:30Rankings and Reality – Austria’s Economic Competitiveness Put to the TestPartner
16:30 - 18:30InEquality from a Female PerspectivePartner
18:30 - 20:00The Entrepreneurial Economy – How to Become a Champion?Plenary
20:00 - 21:00Illuminating AlpbachSocial
20:30 - 21:30Young Talents – Late Night ConcertCulture

02.09.2015

06:00 - 07:0015th management club Business BreakfastPartner
06:00 - 07:00Digital Technology: From Inequality to Inclusion – Peter Drucker Breakfast ClubPlenary
07:00 - 08:10Growing Disparities in Wealth and Income – Is (More) Redistribution Necessary?Plenary
07:30 - 08:30The Throwaway SocietyPartner
08:10 - 08:30Political Corner2Plenary
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 01: The Welfare of Nations in the 21st CenturyBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 02: Being Family Friendly – Cosmetic PR or a Successful Route to Equality of Opportunity?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 03: Intergenerational Justice and Economic OutcomesBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 04: Peripheral Business Locations – Disadvantage or (Underestimated) Potential?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 05: Win-Win?! The Symbiosis of Big Business and StartupsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 06: How Can Europe Overcome Disparity due to the Digital Revolution?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 07: Economic and Financial Education – What Has to be Done?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 08: Value Networks as a Key to a Successful Business LocationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 09: Leading Organisations – What Next?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 10: Tackling Social Injustice in EuropeBreakout
11:30 - 12:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 11: All the Same – All Different?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 12: The Pension System – Unfair Rather than Equitable?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 13: Better Decisions through ParticipationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 14: Care as a Gender Political and Economic ChallengeBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 15: New Technologies – Old InequalitiesBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 16: Energy Supply in Transformation – Inequality in Access to Markets and Political PowerBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 17: Equality – Location Dependent?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 18: Disabled Employees – Opportunities for Growth & InnovationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 19: More Equal than Others? Modern Management between Leadership and ParticipationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 20: The Investment Gap in Europe – How to Kick-start Growth?Breakout
16:00 - 17:30Shifting the Perception – Solutions to Combating InequalityPlenary
19:15 - 20:45Young Talents – Maja Osojnik BandCulture

02.09.-01.09.2015

Magenta NightSocial

03.09.2015

06:00 - 07:00Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with Dan ShechtmanBreakout
06:00 - 07:00Breakfast Club 02: In Conversation with Angelika KreschBreakout
06:30 - 07:30“Kater” Breakfast – Back to NormalityPartner
07:00 - 08:30Beyond Clichés – China’s Political and Economic StrategiesPlenary
09:00 - 10:20How to Grow or Not to Grow – that is the Question!Plenary
10:20 - 10:35ClosingPlenary
14:45 - 18:00Economic DialoguePartner