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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?

Member, Supervisory Board, 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

Member, Supervisory Board, voestalpine AG, Linz

1978 Entry, VOEST-ALPINE AG, Linz
1995 Member, Board, voestalpine AG, Linz
1999 Member, Board and Chief Executive Officer, Steel Division, voestalpine AG, Linz
2001-2004 Deputy Chairman, Board and Chief Executive Officer, Steel and Automotive Divisions, voestalpine AG, Linz
2004-2019 Chairman, Board and Chief Executive Officer, voestalpine AG, Linz
since 2019 Member, Supervisory Board, voestalpine AG, Linz


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

1986-1995 Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt
1995-1998 Union Bank of Switzerland (Deutschland) AG, Frankfurt
1998-2005 Various positions, Credit Suisse First Boston (Europe) Limited
since 2005 Country Executive Germany, Austria & Switzerland, The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Markets & International Banking and Chief Executive Officer of the Management Board of RBS (Deutschland) AG

Robert MISIK

Journalist and Author, Vienna

1992-1998 Deutschlandkorrespondent, profil, Berlin
1998 Redakteur, profil, Wien
1998-2002 Leitender Redakteur, Format, Wien
seit 2002 Freelance Writer, ua. für profil, Falter, Der Standard, Die Tageszeitung, Der Freitag, Die Zeit, Neue Zürcher Zeitung etc.

Dr. Theodor WAIGEL

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

 Studium der Rechts- und Staatswissenschaften in München und Würzburg
1967 Promotion und Zweites Juristisches Staatsexamen
1969-1970 Persönlicher Referent des Staatssekretärs im Bayerischen Staatsministerium der Finanzen
1970-1972 Persönlicher Referent des Bayerischen Staatsministers für Wirtschaft und Verkehr, Hr. Anton Jaumann
seit 1999 Rechtsanwalt in der Kanzlei GSK Stockmann + Kollegen, München
 Parteipolitische Ämter:
1971-1975 Landesvorsitzender der Jungen Union Bayern
1973-1988 Vorsitzender der Grundsatzkommission der CSU
1987-1988 Vorsitzender des CSU Bezirksverbandes Schwaben
1988-1999 Vorsitzender der CSU
 Öffentliche Ämter:
1966-1972 Mitglied des Kreistages Krumbach
1972-2002 Mitglied des Deutschen Bundestages
1982-1989 Vorsitzender der CSU-Landesgruppe im Deutschen Bundestag und 1. stellvertretender Vorsitzender der CDU/CSU-Fraktion
1989-1998 Bundesminister der Finanzen

Christoph TAKACS

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

1998-1999 Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, ORF OÖ, Wien
1999-2004 Stv. Leiter, ORF TV-Magazin "Willkommen Österreich", Wien
2004-2006 Stv. Leiter, ORF TV-Magazins "THEMA", Wien
2007-2010 Leiter, ORF Informationssendung "HEUTE IN ÖSTERREICH", Wien
seit 2010 Chefredakteur, ORF III; Gastgeber der TV-Formate "60 Minuten Politik" und "Das ganze Interview", 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