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Growth in Central and Eastern Europe –

How permanent is it? 9 - 10:30 am

What happens after the economic catching-up process? How can

the European Union support permanent economic growth? Who are

the losers of the structural changes? Future economic scenarios

will be presented and discussed focusing especially on the social

impact in the region.

Miroslav Beblav´y, State secretary of the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic

Andreas Brandstetter, UNIQA Versicherungen AG, Member of the Board

Hans Martens, European Policy Center, Chief Executive

Regina Ovesny-Straka, Slovenská sporitel’`ńa, Chairman of the Board and General Manager

Georg Winckler, University of Vienna, Rector

COFFEE BREAK 10:30 - 10:50

Georg Winckler University of Vienna

The sustainability of the economic growth in CEE can

only be guaranteed if research and innovation are

being encouraged.

Competition among

business locations 10:50 am - 12:30 pm

Good training, flat tax, low wages, extensive infrastructure – what

attracts international and local entrepreneurs to Central and

Eastern Europe? And for how long? What are the decisive criteria

for companies? Are human resources a key factor of competition?

The discussion will focus on those regions benefiting more and

those benefiting less.

Rudolf Hamp, Opel Hungary, CEO

Mladen Kasagic, Neumann International, Managing Director East and Southeast Europe

Michael Landesmann, WIIW - The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, Director of Research

Jo`´ze Mencinger, University of Ljubljana, Rector

Rainer Reich, The Boston Consulting Group Austria, Vice President and Managing Director

Anton Wais, Austrian Post AG, CEO

LUNCH BREAK 12:30 - 2:00

South East Europe –

Tomorrow's Tiger economies? 2 - 3:30 pm

Investors are searching the Balkans. Companies are transferring

their production units to the region. What are the legal and political

uncertainties, and what are the infrastructural obstacles companies

have to cope with? What is the strategy of the EU commission

to combine economic growth with greater social cohesion in the

pre-accession phases of Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia? How will

Serbia’s future develop in this context? And does enlargement end


Franz Ceska, Austrian Ministry for Economic Affairs and Labour, Ambassador

Gabriela Dragan, European Institute Romania

Martin Essl, bauMax, CEO

Stefaan Hermans, Directorate General of Employment and Social Affairs, European Commission

Andrei Marga, Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, former Rector

Boris Nemsic, mobilkom austria, CEO, Telekom Austria, COO Wireless

COFFEE BREAK 3:30 - 3:50

Anton Zeilinger University of Vienna

The future of a country depends on the

opportunities given to the youth.

Research as an engine for growth? 3:50 - 4:50 pm

Is research really the main growth engine for Central and Eastern

Europe? What kind of role does it play for the business locations

strategies? How important is fundamental research for permanent


Vladimír Bu`´zek, Slovak Academy of Science, Head of Department of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Physics

Ulrich Santner, Anton Paar GmbH, Chairman of the Board

Anton Zeilinger, University of Vienna, Head of Department of Experimental Physics

TEA BREAK 4:50 - 5:15

Peter Huber CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz

Within a very short period the implementation of

large portfolio privatisations in some CEE jurisdictions

has reached unexpected levels of


Andreas Brandstetter UNIQA Versicherungen AG

Given that only those countries that experience economic

growth should be entitled to talk about it, it's a

good feeling to have Austrian participants at this


„Gold rush“? What are the effects

of recent privatisations? 5:15 - 6:45 pm

What are the effects of privatising on economic growth? Which sectors

have been privatised in the new EU member states so far?

Which sectors are still to be privatised? Which privatisation models

have been the most successful ones and where has the supply

been put at risk?

Peter Goldscheider, EPIC, Managing Partner

Peter Huber, CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz, Partner

Vratislav Kulhanek, SKODA, CEO

Dennis Müller, University of Vienna, Department of Econmics

Ivan Sou`ćek, `Ćeská rafinérská, CEO


Vratislav Kulhanek Skoda auto

„The traditional brand without a future has become a brand of the

future with a tradition“. This sentence is the most apt description

of the transformation that we, and subsequently our partners as

well as the whole region, underwent in the last decade.

bauMax AG · Kommunalkredit Austria AG

Richter Schuhe · Wiener Börse AG


I Regional development and

business location strategies 9 am - 3 pm

Is the competition among business locations actually favourable to

the continuing setting-up of businesses? What can regions do to

become more attractive for companies? Why do companies select a

particular city or region and how to they decide on headquarter locations?

In this discussion the results of the joint study of The Boston

Consulting Group and the University of Vienna will be presented.

Eugen Antalovsky, CENTROPE - Europa Region Mitte, Managing Director

Wolfgang Emmerich, Böhler-Uddeholm, Corporate Strategy Manager

Stefan Kossev, Piccadilly Supermarkets, Managing Director

Jennifer Langenreither, HQ Austria, Deputy Chairman and CEE Hauska & Partner, Managing Director

Alf Netek, Richter Schuhe, CEO

Rainer Reich, The Boston Consulting Group Austria, Vice President and Managing Director

Gerhard Riemer, Federation of Industry, Education, Innovation & Research

Bernd Rießland, Vienna Business Agency, Executive Managing Director (to be confirmed)

Michaela Roither, ecoplus, Division Manager Cross Border and Interregional Products

Martina Trnková, Czechinvest, Enterprise Development Division

Andreas Wagener, University of Vienna, Department of Economics

Josef Windsperger, University of Vienna, Center for Business Studies

Regina Ovesny-Straka Erste Bank Group

Modern financial services are the lubricant of the economic motor.

Therefore, Erste Bank is firmly committed to the robust growth in

Central and Eastern Europe. As a consequence of our significant market

share, we are well equipped to support this continuing process.

II I've got ninety thousand pounds in my

pyjamas… How well have financial

markets developed? 9 am - 12:30 pm

What is the role of financial markets in connection with economic

growth and how are they developing? How much do Central and

Eastern European Countries depend on international investors? Are

the new financial markets being effectively used? Are they transparent

enough? Has the regulation of the financial markets been a

success? What kind of financial centres have been established in

the region and will the centers co-operate more closely?

Hannes Bogner, UNIQA Versicherungen AG, Member of the Board

Jan Bures, Charles University Prague, Institute for European Policy

Vladimír Dohnal, Symsite Research, CEO

Erszébet Kovács, Budapest University of Economic Sciences

Pavel Kysilka, `Ćeská spo`´ritelna, Chief Economist

Viktor Levkani`ć, Slavia Capital, Director of investment banking division

Alexander Stomper, University of Vienna, Department of Business Administration

Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy, Budapest Stock Exchange, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Ján Tóth, Comenius University, Bratislava

Dra`´sko Veselinovi`ć, Ljubljana Stock Exchange, CEO

Barbara Wösner, Wiener Boerse AG, Head of Marketing & Acquisition

III Between ivory tower and factory floor:

How to promote the co-operation between

science and economy? 9 am - 4 pm

How much does the co-operation between science and economy

contribute to economic growth in real terms? What needs to be

done on a European level in order to promote such co-operations?

Which co-operation models have been particularly successful?

What new co-operation models can we think of? How is the cooperation

fostered by public subsidies? How to reduce bureaucracy?

What are the structural conditions that support co-operation?

How join forces to stop the brain train?

Ádám Angyal, Dunaferr, Member of the board of directors and Corvinus University of Budapest, Department of Management and Organization

Markus Arndt, University of Vienna

Czeslaw Cierniewski, Center of Excellence in Molecular Medicine Lodz, Director

Andreas Ebert, Microsoft, Regional Technical Officer

Wolfgang Ernst, Graz University of Technology

Rudolf Greger, gp gregerpauschitz, Design Manager

Thomas Klemenschits, mobilkom austria group services, Head of Group Technology

Peter Líska, Vúje Trnava, Director

Markus Posch, Philips Austria, Head of the Innovation and Human Resources Department

Bogdan Radomski, SGH (warsaw business school), Head of the department international cooperation

Michael Rauhofer, INITS, Managing Director

Thilo Sauter, University of Vienna

Andrzej Sobkowiak, Rzeszow University of Technology, Vice-Rector for General Affairs

Elisabeth Sorantin, CEEPUS, General Director

Andreas Stingl, Femtolasers, General Manager

Georg Wöber, woeber.management.consulting GmbH, Managing Director

IV Privatisations:

Sell-out or growth factor? 9 am - 12:30 pm

During the past 15 years state-owned inistitutions, involved managers

and advisors have gained wide experience and specific knowhow

in privatisation processes. Which privatisations have been successful,

which ones haven't and why? To what extent have the productivity

and efficiency of a company increased after its privatisation?

What legal requirements are crucial in this process? Which

social plans have been most successful in alleviating the effects of

redundancies? How can stakeholders from government, science,

NGOs and industry co-operate to create a favourable long-term

business environment?

Pavel Ezekiev, Bulgarian Foreign Investment Agency, Director (to be confirmed)

Gregor Famira, CMS Reich Rohrwig Hainz, Partner CEE and head of CMS Zagreb office

Colin Hewett, Emerging Markets Partnership (Europe) Ltd., Managing Director

Peter Huber, CMS Reich Rohrwig Hainz, Partner

Radivoje Petrikic, CMS Reich Rohrwig Hainz, Partner CEE and head of CMS Belgrade office

Dmitri Piskounov, UNIDO, Director

Anita Ryng, Polish Ministry of the Treasury, Director of the European Integration and Foreign Relations Department

Karin Svoboda, Erste Bank, Head of CE Coordination

Johannes Weyringer, VIVIGO consulting ltd, Managing Partner



V Energising, mobilising

and communicating 2 - 6 pm

Developments and liberalisation processes in the moving

infrastructural markets – Workshops on telecommunication,

infrastructure and energy

How much has the liberalisation of the infrastructural industries

progressed in Central and Eastern European countries? What are

the benefits of the developments in the infrastructural markets for

customers and for economic growth? How will these markets look

like in 2010? Who will dominate the sectors? What are the consequences

of price dumping? How well has the competition law of

the European Union been implemented?

András Balogh, Matáv, Chief strategist

Ferenc Banhidi, National Communications Authority, Hungary, Member of the Board of Directors

Bedana Bapuly, Academy of Science, Vienna

Gabriel Berdar, `Ćesky Telecom, CEO

Roland Haidner, mobilkom austria, Business Developement, Head of International Projects

András Inotai, Institute for World Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Science (to be confirmed)

Tomá`´s Je`´zek, University of Economics, Prague

Petr Kousal, `Ćeské dráhy, CEO

Miroslav Majoro`´s, Slovak Telekom, CEO

Christian Mandl, Sky Europe Airlines, CEO (to be confirmed)

Mario Puleo, EconGas, Head of Distribution

Csaba Székely, Raab-Ödenburg-Ebenfurter Eisenbahn AG, CEO

Heimo Tomann, MOL Group, Retail Manager Region North

Wieslaw Wi´sniewski, Liberty, CEO (to be confirmed)

Rainer Reich The Boston Consulting Group

Understanding the key drivers and limitations of

growth in CEE is prerequisite for shaping a sustainable

and profitable growth strategy for the coming


VI Human capital as a growth factor 2 - 6 pm

Neumann International Workshop: Human capital

due-diligence in cross-border M&A projects

How can companies make the best use of their staff and senior

management when merging with other companies? And how can

companies support good co-operation of staff in both companies in

the long run? How can two different company cultures merge into

one? How important is social capital as a part of human capital?

Mirjana Benic, mobilkom austria group services, Head of Group HR

Rupert Dollinger, Erste Bank, Head of Human resources

Uwe Dulleck, University of Vienna, Department of Economics

Zuzana Dvo`´ráková, University of Economics Prague, Department of Human Resource Management

Rudolf Hamp, Opel Hungary, CEO

Holger Heller, Federation of Industry, Project Manager

Richard Johnson, Goodyear Slovenia, CEO (to be confirmed)

Mladen Kasagic, Neumann International, Managing Director East and Southeast Europe

Cedric MacKellar, Central European University, Graduate School of Business

Kai Portugall, EON Energie, Corporate Human Resources (to be confirmed)

Thierry Raickman, Neumann International, Leader of Executive Consulting

Ján Rudy, Comenius University Bratislava, MBA Programme Director

Cliff Rumbold, Philip Morris Serbia, Director Human Resources (to be confirmed)

Marec Béla Steffens, Siemens Germany

Mladen Kasagic Neumann International

Especially the new generation of young CEE executives

has already raised the level of their management

skills to western standards.

VII How do companies

organise their growth in CEE? 2 - 6 pm

How much responsibility lies with the headquarters, how much

independence is necessary for the subsidiary?

Is it necessary for the overall strategy to have centralised control

mechanisms in the radically changing Central and Eastern markets?

Expanding multi-national companies have to decide how

much responsibility to cede to their subsidiaries and how much

central control to keep. Together with companies that are active

throughout Europe, we will explore which type of organisation best

ensures long-term growth.

Juraj Borovsk´y, Comenius University Bratislava

Helmut Duhs, mobilkom austria group services, Director

Mario Grassl, Holcim, Marketing and sales director

Wolfgang Kindl, UNIQA Assurances SA, CEO

Roman Ko`´stialik, MATADOR, a. s., Strategic planner

Anna Kubí`ćková, Holcim, Director Human Resources

Rudolf Lukacka, Elas Prievidza, General director

Boris Majcen, Institute for Economic Research Slovenia, Director

Roland Nagy, Contrast, Competence Centre CEE

Franz Silbermayr, University of Vienna, International Strategy and Organization

VIII Trends in transition – Social change

in the era of economic miracles 2 - 6 pm

15 years after the change: Which cultural influences are decisive

when it comes to consumer trends in Eastern Europe? What are

the needs behind these trends? To what extent are consumer decisions

being influenced by the historic experiences of communism?

How does the society react to marketing strategies coming from

the „old Europe“? Are the citizens in the Central and Eastern

European countries less susceptible to propaganda?

Christine Böhler, Erste Bank, Deputy Head of Group Sponsoring

Petra Cadez, mobilkom austria group services, Head of Products & Services

Jiri Mikes, AKA - Association of Communications Agencies, Director

Michael Minkov, International University Sofia

Alois Schober, Young & Rubicam Vienna GmbH, CEO

Petr Vyhnalek, Globus, General Manager

Jarek Ziebinski, Leo Burnett, Poland, Managing Director



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