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Conference Day 1 | 26. September 2022

4.00 p.m.

Opening and welcome speech

Gerald Braunberger, Publisher, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Jörg Rocholl, President, ESMT Berlin 

4.25 p.m.

Introductory Keynote

Solidarity, ability to act and with a policy of quick decisions – that is the future for Europe!

Dr. Anton Hofreiter, Chairman of the Committee on Europe Union Affairs, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen

5.10 p.m.

Interactive Digital Panel

Europe 4.0 – What about the digital future of Europe?

  • Which technologies are the gateway to the new, truly digital decade?
  • Which developments are the key to a sustainable European economy?
  • Which demands on the European legislator to increase European competitiveness must be proclaimed?
  • How can digital infrastructures be protected against manipulation and attacks?

Kimon Zorbas, Head of Public Affairs, DATEV eG

  • What now? Requirements on European legislators to increase German and European competitiveness

Stefan Groß-Selbeck, Global Managing Partner, BCG Digital Ventures

  • The digital 20s – which technologies are pointing the way to a sustainable and digital Europe? Which digital business models are the key to a future-proof European economy?

Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Director, Institute for the Digital Society, ESMT Berlin

ModerationAlexander Armbruster, Head of Department for Economy Online / Digitec, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

6.10 p.m.

Break

6.40 p.m.

F.A.Z. Editor Interview

What is in store for the European economic area?

  • Winter is coming – is there enough energy in the EU?
  • Corona bottlenecks and consequences of the Ukraine war – are there still ways out of this double burden for the economy?
  • What political support does the European economy need now?

Siegfried Russwurm, President, BDI

Interviewer: Gerald Braunberger, Publisher, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

7.15 p.m.

Closing keynote of the first day followed by an opportunity for questions

Christian Lindner, Federal Ministry of Finance

7.45 p.m.

End of the first day and get-together

Conference Day 2 | 27. September 2022

9.00 a.m.

Welcome address for second day

Heike Göbel, Head of the Economic Policy Department, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

9.05 a.m.

Introductory

The EU as a guarantor of prosperity and guarantor of an ecological, viable and sustainable European economy

Günther H. Oettinger, President, United Europe e.V.

9.20 a.m.

Keynote

Politics in Times of Constant Change

Lars Klingbeil, Party Chairman, SPD

10.00 a.m.

F.A.Z. Economist Interview

Daniel Gros, Director of the Brussels Think Tanks „Centre for European Policy Studies“ (CEPS) 

Prof. Dr. B. Jacobs, Professor of Public Economics, School of Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

Interviewer: Gerald Braunberger, Publisher, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

10.30 a.m.

Keynote – Artificial Intelligence

How can Europe catch up with China and the US

Europe is at a crossroads. If we miss the opportunity to digitize our industry with the help of artificial intelligence, it will have serious consequences for the long-term competitiveness of the continent. But it’s not too late to catch up.

Michael Brigl, Head of BCG Germany, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Hungary

11.00 a.m.

Coffee Break

11.45 a.m.

Interactive Mobility Panel

Innovation and climate protection – Europe’s opportunities in an era of climate protection and energy shortages

  • How important is environmental protection in the corporate strategy?
  • How can Europe step up its efforts and accelerate the transition to climate neutrality?
  • How should the European mobility strategy be designed and implemented in order to be able to compete internationally?

Mars Geuze, Chief Commercial Officer, Hardt Hyperloop

Dr. Stephan Peters, Member of the Management Board of Rhenus SE & Co. KG

Maria Röttger, CEO & President, Michelin Europe North

Moderation: Johannes Pennekamp, Head of Department, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

12.30 p.m.

Interview

Energy supply 2030 – how the EU can secure energy supply economically and ecologically in the future

Kerstin Andreae, Chairwoman of the Executive Board and Member of the Executive Committee of the BDEW

Moderation: Johannes Pennekamp, Head of Department, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

1.00 p.m.

Politics Talk

The European economic policy panel of the F.A.Z. editorial team

  • Ukraine War, Corona Pandemic, Inflation and Energy Crisis – Can Europe Cope with the Unprecedented Global Challenges?
  • Can we fight energy dependency, ensure a smoothly functioning internal market and implement the digital and green transformation in Europe?
  • Is there a real turning point in a common European economic policy?

Gonzalo García de Andrés, Secretary of State for Economy and Support to Businesses, Spain

Adonis Georgiadis, Minister of Development and Investments, Greece

Prof. Dr. Justus Haucap, Director of the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics

S.E. Ramūnas Misiulis, Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania

Klaus Regling, Managing Director of the European Stability Mechanism (EMS)

Moderation: Heike Göbel, Head of the Economic Policy Department, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

2.00 p.m.

Concluding addresses followed by lunch 

3.15 p.m.

End of event

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Chairperson of the Executive Board
and Member of the Executive Committee of the BDEW

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Kerstin Andreae

Ressortleiter Wirtschaft-Online / Digitec,
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

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Alexander Armbruster

Minister of the Economy and Innovation, Lithuania

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Aušrinė Armonaitė

F.A.Z. Publisher

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Gerald Braunberger

Leiter des BCG-Geschäfts in Deutschland,Österreich, Polen, Schweiz,Tschechien und Ungarn

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Michael Brigl

Vize-Präsidentin und Ministerin für Wirtschaft und digitale Transformation, Spanien

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Nadia Calviño

Minister of Development and Investments, Greece

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Adonis Georgiadis

Chief Commercial Officer, Hardt Hyperloop

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Mars Geuze

Leiterin Ressort Wirtschaftspolitik, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

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Heike Göbel

Mitglied des Vorstands und Distinguished Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies

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Daniel Gros

Global Managing Partner, BCG Digital Ventures

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Stefan Gross-Selbeck

Director, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)

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Prof. Justus Haucap

Vorsitzender des Ausschusses für die Angelegenheiten der Europäischen Union, Fraktion Bündnis 90/Die Grünen

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Dr. Anton Hofreiter, MdB

Professor of Public Economics, School of Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Prof. Dr. Bas Jacobs

Parteivorsitzender der SPD, MdB

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Lars Klingbeil

Bundesminister der Finanzen, MdB

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Christian Lindner

CEO, DATEV eG

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Prof. Dr. Robert Mayr

Präsident, United Europe e.V.

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Günther H. Oettinger

Ressortleiter, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

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Johannes Pennekamp

Member of the Management Board of Rhenus SE & Co. KG

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Dr. Stephan Peters

Managing Director, European Stability Mechanism

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Klaus Regling

Präsident, ESMT Berlin

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Jörg Rocholl

CEO & President, Michelin Europe North

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Maria Röttger

Präsident, BDI

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Siegfried Russwurm

Direktorin, Institut für Digitale Gesellschaft, ESMT Berlin

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Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar

Kimon Zorbas, Head of Public Affairs, DATEV eG

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Kimon Zorbas