Shifting Gears into Growth?

A Dialogue for a new European Economic Agenda

Tuesday, May 5th

8:45 a.m. Registration and coffee
9:00 a.m. Conference opening and welcome

Michael Friedl, Austrian Trade Commissioner for the USA
Claus J. Raidl, President of the Austrian Central Bank and Spokesperson for 21st Austria
Hans Peter Manz, Austrian Ambassador to the United States

9:30 a.m. Keynotes

Thomas Wieser, President, Euro Working Group
Adam Posen, President, Peterson Institute for International Economics

10:30 a.m. Roundtable Discussions

Track I: CEE
“Banking and Investing in the CEE region”

Herbert Stepic, Senior Advisor and former CEO, Raiffeisen Bank International
Franz Hörhager, Founding Partner, Mezzanine Management

Track II: Focusing on quality and growth
“The future of manufacturing”

Wolfgang Eder, CEO voestalpine AG

11:15 a.m. Coffee Break
11:30 a.m. Roundtable Discussions

Track I: CEE
“Cockpit to the CEE region and update on Ukraine and Russia”

Peter Havlik, Research-Economist, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw)
Mario Holzner, Deputy Director, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw)

Track II: Focusing on quality and growth
“Privatization–a road to growth in Europe?”

Günter Leonhartsberger, Head of Division, ÖBIB (Austrian State Holding)

12:00 p.m. Lunch Registration and Reception
12:30 p.m. Lunch

Welcome

Michael Friedl, Austrian Trade Commissioner for the USA

Keynotes

Thomas Barrett, Director of the EIB Office / Minister of the European Delegation to the United States
Robert Kahn, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

2:00 p.m. Investor Update in partnership with the World Economic Roundtable, New York

Harm Bandholz, Chief US Economist, UniCredit Group
Michael Buhl
, Joint CEO, Vienna Stock Exchange