Kongress-Programm

16. Vienna Congress com·sult 2019

Ehrenschutz durch Bundeskanzler Sebastian Kurz und Bürgermeister und Landeshauptmann Dr. Michael Ludwig

29. Jänner 2019, Haus der Industrie, Schwarzenbergplatz 4, Wien-1030

Moderation durch den Tag: Bernd Winter – Chefredakteur, Internationale Wochenzeitung „VERKEHR“

Technologische Veränderungen, gesellschaftlicher Wandel und die Zunahme globaler Unsicherheit erfordern aktive politische Gestaltung und neue Leadership.

Der Wiener Kongress com.sult 2019 beschäftigt sich mit zwei zentralen Gestaltungsaufgaben für Politik und Wirtschaft: der Zukunft der Europäischen Union nach dem Brexit und der erfolgreichen digitalen Transformation. Internationale Entscheidungsträger aus Wirtschaft und Politik sowie hochkarätige Wissenschafter erörtern, wie wir Europa sinnvoll weiterentwickeln und die Digitalisierung zu einer Erfolgsgeschichte für Standort und Menschen machen können.

Die Rückkehr der Macht- und Interessenpolitik auf internationaler Ebene erfordert neue Strategien für wirtschaftlichen und politischen Erfolg. Beim Wiener Kongress com.sult werden sie auf den Punkte gebracht.

Über den Wiener Kongress com.sult

Als Think tank für Standort und Region beschäftigt sich der Wiener Kongress com.sult schwerpunktmäßig mit Gestaltungsaufgaben für,

  • Exzellenz in Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft
  • Wachstum durch Infrastruktur und Innovation
  • Sicherheit und Wettbewerbsfähigkeit in Europa.

Der Wiener Kongress com.sult zeigt auf, wo und wie offensive politische Gestaltung neue Handlungsspielräume schafft, die Wachstum, Wohlstand und Sicherheit stärken.

07:30     Admission


08:15 08:35 Opening of the 16. Vienna Congress com.sult 2019 

Welcome and Opening Words


08:35 08:45 Voting | Vienna Congress Agenda 2019


08:45 09:20 Expert dialogue | Innovation

Michela Magas, “European Women Innovator of the Year 2017” and Founder of Music Tech Fest (MTF)

in conversation with

Dan Shechtman, Nobel Prize laureate in Chemistry and professor at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Moderation: Mathias Del Campo, Associate Professor, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, USA


09:20 09:30 Introductory note | Dan Oryan, Director of the Balkan Derartment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, State of Israel


09:30 09:40 Introductory note | Erion Veliaj, Lord Mayor of the City of Tirana


09:40 09:55 Introductory note | Majlinda Bregu, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council


09:55 10:10 Introductory note | Dhurata Hoxha, Minister of European Integration, Republic of Kosovo


10:10 10:30 Coffee Break


10:30 10:40 Introductory note | Zita Gurmai, President of PES Women (Party of European Socialists)


10:40 10:55 Introductory note | Behgjet Pacolli, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo


10:55 11:10 Introductory note | Ron Prosor, former General Secretary of the Israel Foreign Ministry and Ambassador to the UN, Head of Abba Eban Institute of International Diplomacy


11:10 11:25 Introductory note | Norbert Hofer, Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Republic of Austria


11:25 11:40 Introductory note | President Václav Klaus, former President of the Czech Republic


11:40 12:35 Panel | Europe at the crossroads: Where are we heading?

Brexit, elections, nationalist trends – 2019 will be a pivotal year for the EU. Which political trends will prevail? Should we aim for “more” or for “less” European integration? Who will be the central figures shaping the continent? What can and must they do to increase competitiveness and security? How should they approach partner countries like Israel and Turkey? In this panel, political experts gather to evaluate the EU’s priorities after Brexit and elections. In addition, they will attempt to develop a 2019 agenda for Europe based on a survey among participants of the 16th Vienna Congress com.sult.

Moderation: Hedvig Morvai, Manager European Strategies, ERSTE Stiftung

Panelists:

Barbara Kappel, Member of the European Parliament

Václav Klaus, former President of the Czech Republic

Martin Meyer, former Deputy Prime Minister of Liechtenstein; CEO ITW Group, Liechtenstein

Behgjet Pacolli, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo

Ron Prosor, Head of the Abba Eban Institute of International Diplomacy at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC); former Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations


12:35 14:00 Lunch


14:00 14:15 Introductory note | N.N.


14:15 14:30 Introductory note | Yair Engel, CEO of Kayama, Center for Sustainable Design in Israel


14:30 14:45 Introductory note | Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Experimental Particle Physicist ; former Director General of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)


14:45 15:00 Introductory note | Ada Yonath, Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry


15:00 15:15 Introductory note | Kurt Wüthrich, Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry


15:15 16:15 Panel | Striving for excellence: Innovation and success

With the economies of countries like China and India on the rise, global competition for knowledge, technological innovation and human resources becomes fiercer. Achievements in education, science and research are important but insufficient factors for developing attractive business locations. In an increasingly interconnected world, prosperity can only be achieved through excellence. In this panel, Nobel laureates and other leading experts discuss the central characteristics of excellence, political pre-conditions and areas, in which excellence is vital in order to stay competitive and prosperous.

Moderation: Sierd Cloetingh, President Academia Europaea; President COST Association

Panelists:

Yair Engel, CEO of Kayama, Center for Sustainable Design in Israel

Rolf Heuer, Experimental Particle Physicist ; former Director General of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

Eva Kondorosi, Vice-President European Research Council

Michela Magas, European Women Innovator of the Year 2017; Founder and Creative Director of the Music Tech Fest (MTF)

Kurt Wüthrich, Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry

Ada Yonath, Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry


16:15 16:30 Coffee Break


16:30 16:40 Introductory note | N.N.


16:40 16:55 Introductory note | Tibor Szanyi, Member of the European Parliament


16:55 17:10 Introductory note | Daniel Risch, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economic Affairs of Liechtenstein


17:10 17:25 Introductory note | Andreas Reichhardt, General Secretary at Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology


17:25 18:00 Expert dialogue | Cyber-Security

Alexander Klimburg, Director of the Global Commission on Stability of Cyberspace Initiative

in conversation with

Merle Maigre, the former Director of NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence and Executive Vice President for Government Relations at CybExer Technologies

Moderation: N.N.


18:00 18:15 Coffee Break


18:15 19:30 Workshop I | The art of self-promotion

Kleiner Festsaal (1.Floor) | (in English language)

How to sell my own hard work? How to draw people’s attention to my achievements? Whether you are an entrepreneur, political figure or researcher – strategic self-branding and self-promotion are necessary in any career development. In this workshop, internationally successful innovators and scientists discuss the best strategies for building a public image and promoting your own work.

Moderation: Mathias Del Campo – Associate Professor, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, USA

Panelists:

Yair Engel, CEO of Kayama, Center for Sustainable Design in Israel

Michela Magas, European Women Innovator of the Year 2017; Founder and Creative Director of the Music Tech Fest (MTF)

Howard Moskowitz, Market Researcher and Psychophysicist; Chief Scientist, Mind Genomics Advisors, LLC; Recipient of the Charles Coolidge Parlin Marketing Research Award

Daniel Oppenheimer, Professor of Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, Winner of the Ig Nobel Prize in Literature

Dan Shechtman, Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry


18:15 19:30 Workshop II | Infrastructure needs new protection measures in the digital age

Ludwig Urban-Saal (1.Floor) | (in English language)

In light of the rapidly progressing digitalization of our lives, cyber security has become a focal issue. Without sufficient protection of our critical infrastructures, our measures for digital transformation may not succeed or could even backfire. Meeting security threats in the cyber space has become a major driver of competition. This workshop shows what can make our infrastructures less vulnerable to respective cyber threats.

Moderation: N.N.

Panelists:

Alexander Klimburg, Director of Global Commission on Stability of Cyberspace Initiative and Secretariat

Merle Maigre, Executive Vice President for Government Relations at CybExer Technologies, former Director of NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence

Daniel Risch, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economic Affairs of Liechtenstein

Tibor Szanyi, Member of the European Parliament

Erion Veliaj, Lord Mayor of the City of Tirana

N.N.


19:30 19:45 Reception | Coffee Break


19:45 20:15 In Dialog with

Howard Moskowitz, decorated market researcher and psychophysicist, Recipient of the Charles Coolidge Parlin Marketing Research Award

in conversation with

Daniel Oppenheimer, Professor of decision sciences and psychology at Carnegie Mellon University and winner of the Ig Nobel Prize in literature

Moderation: Mathias Del Campo – Associate Professor, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, USA


20:15 20:40  In Dialog with

Ada Yonath, Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry

Moderation: David Ungar-Klein – Initiator of the “Vienna Congress com.sult”


20:40 21:00 Golden Arrow Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 Ceremony


21:00 23:00 Dinner Buffet and Networking