Previous Alumni Symposia

8th Symposium - November 12th, 2015
20 Years of Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned

Panel:

Moderator: Dr. Eric Frey, Managing Editor at Der Standard

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7th Symposium – November 24th, 2014
Closing the Gender Gap – Old Challenges, New Approaches

Panel:

Moderator: Dr. Eric Frey, Managing Editor of Der Standard

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6th Symposium – November 5, 2013
Where is Europe’s “Google”? Entrepreneurship and Innovation in an International Context

Panel:

Moderator: Dr. Eric Frey, Managing Editor of Der Standard

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5th Symposium – November 13, 2012
Corporate Social Responsibility: Morality or Necessity?

Keynote: Mr. Lee A. Brudvig, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Vienna

Panel:

  • Ms. Dorothea Wiplinger, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Strategy & Group Development, Borealis AG
  • Mag. Claudia Handl, Director Public Affairs, Pfizer Corporation Austria
  • Mr. Thomas Lutz, MBA, Lead PR & Corporate Affairs, Company Spokesman, Microsoft Austria
  • Ms. Doraja Eberle, Member of the Board, ERSTE Foundation
  • Dr. Elisabeth Menasse-Wiesbauer, Director, ZOOM Children's Museum
  • Mag. Andreas Schneider, Managing Director, Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award

Moderator: Dr. Eric Frey, Managing Editor of Der Standard

4th Symposium – November 7, 2011
Diversity versus Conformity: Finding a Balance that's Right for Business

Panel: 

  • Dr. Benjamin Ola. Akande, Dean, George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, Webster University
  • Prof. Thomas Hintze, Managing Director, UPC Austria
  • Mr. Felix Thun-Hohenstein, Managing Director, 3M Austria and Switzerland
  • Mr. Erno Karl, IBM Intellectual Property Licensing, Europe
  • Mag. Doris Tomanek, Head of HR Austria and CEE, Member of the Board, UniCredit Bank Austria
  • Ms. Samantha Yarwood, Marketing Director, Switzerland & Austria, Starbucks Coffee Company

Moderator: Dr. Eric Frey, Managing Editor of Der Standard

3rd Symposium – November 15, 2010
Where do we go with Ruble & Co? Strategies for Russia’s Recovery

Panel: 

  • Dr. Maximilian Burger-Scheidlin, Executive Director of the International Chamber of Commerce, Austria
  • Mag. (FH) Anton Chirkovski, BBA, Senior Portfolio Manager Kommunalkredit Austria & Owner of BFE Group
  • Dr. Mikhail Davydov, Strategic Advisor to CEO of Invest AD in UAE & Advisor to Chairman of Summa Capital in Russia
  • Dipl.-Kfm. Evgenij Minkin, Head of Capital Markets of VTB Bank Austria
  • KommR Otto Ordelt, CEO of Knauf GmbH
  • Nenad Pacek, MA, President of Global Success Advisors, Author of the book "Emerging Markets"
  • Dr. Sergey Shuklin, President of the Russian-European Chamber of Commerce

Moderator: Dr. Benjamin Ola. Akande, Dean, George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, Webster University

2nd Symposium – November 24, 2009
Effective Leadership in Challenging Times

Panel: 

  • Dr. Gustav Dressler, Executive Director, 3 Banken-Generali Investment-GmbH & Generali Capital Management GmbH
  • Gerald Grohmann, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board, Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment AG
  • Dr. Michael Schaude, Vice President, Österreichischer Gewerbeverein, Managing Director, Bender MedSystems
  • Mag. Clemens J. Stockreiter, Finance Director Bag Converting, Mondi
  • Mag. Silja Tillner, Managing Partner, Architects Tillner & Willinger ZT GmbH
  • Dr. Wolfgang Wein, Executive Vice President, Global Business Unit Oncology, Member of the Executive Management Board, Merck Serono, Merck KGaA Germany

Moderator: Dr. Benjamin Ola. Akande, Dean, George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, Webster University

1st Symposium – November 13, 2008
Mergers & Acquisitions – How to be successful?

Panel: 

  • Dr. Benjamin Akande, Dean of the School of Business and Technology, Webster University St. Louis
  • Michael Fortier, Executive Vice President, Erste Group Bank
  • Dr. Sascha Hödl, Partner, Schönherr Rechtsanwälte GmbH
  • Wolfgang Horak, Managing Director, Fujitsu
  • DDr. Manfred Moschner, Partner, ACS Acquisition Services Moschner & Co GesmbH
  • Mag. Wolfram Senger-Weiss, Member of the Management Board of Gebrüder Weiss Holding AG.

Moderator: Dr. Michael Fembeck, Senior Editor, Gewinn Magazine