Luncheon & Opening Keynote:
Ewald Nowotny, ECB Governing Council Member & Governor, Austrian Central Bank
Claus J. Raidl,, Spokesperson for 21st Austria & President of the Austrian Central Bank
Michael Friedl, Austrian Trade Commissioner for the US
Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-President European Investment Bank
H.E. Wolfgang Waldner, Austrian Ambassador to the US
Chaired by Jana Randow, Federal Reserve Reporter, Bloomberg

Roundtable discussion 1: Outlook on Central and Eastern Europe
with Michael Landesmann, Director of Research, Vienna Institute for International Economics (wiiw)
Chaired by Sherle Schwenninger, World Economic Roundtable

Roundtable discussion 2: Europe & Innovation: The Model of Hidden Champions‘ for all of Europe?
with Lucio Vinhas de Souza, Head of Economics Team at the European Policy Strategy Center (EPSC)
Chaired by Polya Lesova, Deputy Editor, The Wall Street Journal

Roundtable Input:
Karl Aiginger, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) and coordinator of “Welfare, Wealth and Work for Europe”
Introduced by Patrick Sagmeister, Head of Operations, Advantage Austria, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

Roundtable discussion 3: European Pressure Points: Immigration, Energy and Trade
with Jürgen Roth, Vice President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
and Demetrios G. Papademetriou, President, MPI (Migration Policy Institute)
Chaired by Stephen Ceurvorst, Managing Partner, Lord Capital LLC

Roundtable discussion 4: Investing in Europe – A Portfolio Manager’s Perspective with
Cedric Scholtes, Head of Global Rates, Fischer Francis Trees & Watts
and Herbert Stepic, Senior Advisor to the Board, Raiffeisen Bank International
Chaired by Johanna Lasker, Head of Official Institutions, Fischer Francis Trees & Watts

H.E. Hans Jörg Schelling, Minister of Finance, the Republic of Austria
Reply by Dietmar Hornung, Associate Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Group
Moderated by Michael Friedl, Austrian Trade Commissioner for the US

Wrap up Statement
Claus J. Raidl, Spokesperson for 21st Austria & President of the Austrian Central Bank

Conference Ends