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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

1972-1976 Studies of Law, University of Salzburg, PhD in 1976
1978 Joining of (former) VOEST-ALPINE AG
1995 Member of the Board of successor company voestalpine AG
1999 Member of the Board of voestalpine AG and Chief Executive Officer of Steel Division
2001-2004 Deputy Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Steel and Automotive Divisions
since 2004 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Managing Board of voestalpine AG, responsible for Group Development, R&D, Strategic HR-Management, Group Communication, Investor Relations, Legal Affairs/M&A/Compliance and Chief Executive Officer of Steel Division


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

1984-1986 Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG, Vienna
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

1989-1991 Redakteur und Ressortleiter Außenpolitik, Arbeiterzeitung, Wien
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
1963 Erstes Juristisches Staatsexamen
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
 Parteipolitische Ämter:
seit 1999 Rechtsanwalt in der Kanzlei GSK Stockmann + Kollegen, München
1971-1975 Landesvorsitzender der Jungen Union Bayern
1973-1988 Vorsitzender der Grundsatzkommission der CSU
1987-1988 Vorsitzender des CSU Bezirksverbandes Schwaben
 Öffentliche Ämter:
1988-1999 Vorsitzender der CSU
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

1990-1998 Redakteur/Moderator (Radio & TV), ORF OÖ, Wien
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


14:00 - 14:20OpeningPlenary
14:20 - 15:30Finance and the Real Economy: Together or Apart?Plenary
15:30 - 15:50Political CornerPlenary
16:50 - 18:30Making Finance Meet the Real Economy's RequirementsPlenary
20:30 - 21:30Miha Pogacnik: What Businesses can Learn from MusicPlenary
21:30 - 22:30Smart Blue Hour hosted by IBMSocial


08:00 - 08:45Sustainable Entrepreneurship - Book Presentation on the Business Model of the FuturePartner
08:00 - 08:45management club Business Breakfast "Integrationsfall Europa"Partner
09:00 - 10:10The Future of Corporate FundingPlenary
10:10 - 10:30Political CornerPlenary
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 01: The Real Economy and Finance in the "Network of Responsibility"Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 02: Business, Society and Politics: Assigning Responsibility for ResultsBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 03: What Happens to Our Values if Computers Learn how to Think?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 04: Touch the Future - Security and Identity in a Digital WorldBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 05: Living with Risk and SpeculationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 06: The Pension System as a Ponzi Scheme?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 07: Workforce Diversity: Living with and Managing Demographic ChangeBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 08: Implementing the New World of Work, a Progress ReportBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 09: Design Thinking as a Tool for InnovationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 10: New Energies for Europe - Between Cooperation and CompetitionBreakout
13:30 - 14:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 11: Connected Learning, Connected SchoolsBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 12: Financial Literacy, Decision-Making in Complex SituationsBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 13: Our Life After the Digital RevolutionBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 14: Prosperity for All? Austria's Top Managers in Dialogue with Ludwig ErhardBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 15: Rethinking Capitalism: The Future of Our Economic ModelBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 16: Alternative Sustainable Economic ConceptsBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 17: From Goodwill to Financial Company ValueBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 18: Back to the Real Economy - Towards a New Industrial Policy for EuropeBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 19: Industrial Production in the City of the FutureBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 20: Rating Agencies Between Governments and BusinessesBreakout
18:00 - 19:30Peter Drucker Special Lecture: Leadership and Values in a Complex WorldPlenary
21:30 - 23:30get2gether hosted by T-MobileSocial


08:30 - 09:00"Kater" BreakfastPartner
09:15 - 10:15The New Role of Central Banks in Crisis-ManagementPlenary
10:45 - 12:20New Growth in Europe?Plenary
12:20 - 12:30ClosingPlenary
16:45 - 20:00Generali 3 Banken Business Dialogue "Experiences and Values"Partner