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Making Finance Meet the Real Economy’s Requirements

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What is the stakeholders and external observers view on the relationship between the real economy and finance? Are codes of ethics and corporate responsibility enough to reduce excessive risk appetite and moral hazard? How can we prevent the creation of bubbles on asset markets?

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, voestalpine AG, Linz
Country Executive Germany, Austria & Switzerland, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Frankfurt
Journalist and Author, Vienna
Former Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Germany; Lawyer, GSK Stockmann + Kollegen, Munich
Editor-in-Chief, ORF III - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna Chair

Dr. Wolfgang EDER

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, voestalpine AG, Linz

Studies of Law, University of Salzburg, PhD in 1976 Joining (former) VOEST-ALPINE AG Member of the Board, successor company voestalpine AG Member of the Board, voestalpine AG; Chief Executive Officer, Steel Division Deputy Chairman of the Board; Chief Executive Officer, Steel and Automotive Divisions


Country Executive Germany, Austria & Switzerland, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Frankfurt

Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG, Vienna Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt Union Bank of Switzerland (Deutschland) AG, Frankfurt Various positions, Credit Suisse First Boston (Europe) Limited

Robert MISIK

Journalist and Author, Vienna

Redakteur und Ressortleiter Außenpolitik, Arbeiterzeitung, Wien Deutschlandkorrespondent, profil, Berlin Redakteur, profil, Wien Leitender Redakteur, Format, Wien

Dr. Theodor WAIGEL

Former Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Germany; Lawyer, GSK Stockmann + Kollegen, Munich

Erstes Juristisches Staatsexamen Promotion und Zweites Juristisches Staatsexamen Persönlicher Referent des Staatssekretärs im Bayerischen Staatsministerium der Finanzen Persönlicher Referent des Bayerischen Staatsministers für Wirtschaft und Verkehr, Hr. Anton Jaumann Rechtsanwalt in der Kanzlei GSK Stockmann + Kollegen, München Landesvorsitzender der Jungen Union Bayern Vorsitzender der Grundsatzkommission der CSU Vorsitzender des CSU Bezirksverbandes Schwaben Vorsitzender der CSU Mitglied des Kreistages Krumbach Mitglied des Deutschen Bundestages Vorsitzender der CSU-Landesgruppe im Deutschen Bundestag und 1. stellvertretender Vorsitzender der CDU/CSU-Fraktion
 Studium der Rechts- und Staatswissenschaften in München und Würzburg
 Parteipolitische Ämter:
seit 1999
 Öffentliche Ämter:

Christoph TAKACS

Editor-in-Chief, ORF III - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

Redakteur/Moderator (Radio & TV), ORF OÖ, Wien Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, ORF OÖ, Wien Stv. Leiter, ORF TV-Magazin "Willkommen Österreich", Wien Stv. Leiter, ORF TV-Magazins "THEMA", Wien Leiter, ORF Informationssendung "HEUTE IN ÖSTERREICH", Wien

Economic Symposium

show timetable


12:00 - 12:20OpeningPlenary
12:20 - 13:30Finance and the Real Economy: Together or Apart?Plenary
13:30 - 13:50Political CornerPlenary
14:50 - 16:30Making Finance Meet the Real Economy’s RequirementsPlenary
18:30 - 19:30Miha Pogacnik: What Businesses can Learn from MusicPlenary
19:30 - 20:30Smart Blue Hour hosted by IBMSocial


06:00 - 06:45management club Business Breakfast “Integrationsfall Europa”Partner
06:00 - 06:45Sustainable Entrepreneurship – Book Presentation on the Business Model of the FuturePartner
07:00 - 08:10The Future of Corporate FundingPlenary
08:10 - 08:30Political CornerPlenary
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 01: The Real Economy and Finance in the “Network of Responsibility”Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 02: Business, Society and Politics: Assigning Responsibility for ResultsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 03: What Happens to Our Values if Computers Learn how to Think?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 04: Touch the Future – Security and Identity in a Digital WorldBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 05: Living with Risk and SpeculationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 06: The Pension System as a Ponzi Scheme?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 07: Workforce Diversity: Living with and Managing Demographic ChangeBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 08: Implementing the New World of Work, a Progress ReportBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 09: Design Thinking as a Tool for InnovationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Working Group 10: New Energies for Europe – Between Cooperation and CompetitionBreakout
11:30 - 12:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 11: Connected Learning, Connected SchoolsBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 12: Financial Literacy, Decision-Making in Complex SituationsBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 13: Our Life After the Digital RevolutionBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 14: Prosperity for All? Austria’s Top Managers in Dialogue with Ludwig ErhardBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 15: Rethinking Capitalism: The Future of Our Economic ModelBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 16: Alternative Sustainable Economic ConceptsBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 17: From Goodwill to Financial Company ValueBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 18: Back to the Real Economy – Towards a New Industrial Policy for EuropeBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 19: Industrial Production in the City of the FutureBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Working Group 20: Rating Agencies Between Governments and BusinessesBreakout
16:00 - 17:30Peter Drucker Special Lecture: Leadership and Values in a Complex WorldPlenary
19:30 - 21:30get2gether hosted by T-MobileSocial


06:30 - 07:00“Kater” BreakfastPartner
07:15 - 08:15The New Role of Central Banks in Crisis-ManagementPlenary
08:45 - 10:20New Growth in Europe?Plenary
10:20 - 10:30ClosingPlenary
14:45 - 18:00Generali 3 Banken Business Dialogue “Experiences and Values”Partner