Conference Day 1 | 14 June 2023

4.00 p.m.

Opening and welcome speech

Gerald Braunberger, Publisher, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Jörg Rocholl, President, ESMT Berlin 

4.15 p.m.

Introductory Keynote

Lars Klingbeil, Party Chairman, SPD, Member of the Bundestag

4.45 p.m.

European impulses from Liechtenstein

Dr. Daniel Risch, Head of Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein

5.00 p.m.

The F.A.Z. Economist Interview

Climate neutrality

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Chief Economist, IWF

Prof. Moritz Schularick, Institute for Macroeconomics and Econometrics of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University Bonn

5.40 p.m.


6.00 p.m.

The political conversation

with Gerald Braunberger, Publisher, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Dr. Robert Habeck, Federal Minister of Economics and Climate Protection

6.40 p.m.

Change-Your-Opinion-Panel – How competitive is the European energy supply?

  • How do we shape the future of energy supply in view of the turning point in the supply of fossil fuels? How will prices develop in the coming months?

Prof. Dr. Lion Hirth, Professor of Energy Policy at the Hertie School

Markus Krebber, CEO, RWE

Christian Kullmann, Chairman of the Executive Board, Evonik Industries AG

7.20 p.m.

AI and other frontier technologies

Prof. Dr. Ing. Reimund Neugebauer, President, Frauenhofer Gesellschaft

7.40 p.m.

Digitex-Walk – Cybersecurity & Co. – What is Europe facing and how do we protect ourselves?

Prof. Dr. Haya Shulman, Professor of Computer Science at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt, Head of the Research Department for Cybersecurity Analytics and Defenses at the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT in Darmstadt, Member of the Board of Directors of the National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity ATHENE

8.15 p.m.

End of the first day and get-together

Expand your network and meet long-standing partners over a good drop of wine and culinary delights in the historic setting of ESMT Berlin.

Conference Day 2 | 15 June 2023

9.00 a.m.

Welcome to the second day by the moderator

9.05 a.m.

Opening impulse

Günther Oettinger, President, United Europe

9.30 a.m.

Political Keynote

10.00 a.m.

Impulse with subsequent audience discussion

Security of supply

  • How resilient are European supply chains and how sustainable do they need to be?
  • How can signals from China be interpreted?

10.30 a.m.


11.00 a.m.


Mobility Europe 2035

  • Can a climate-neutral change in transport actually be implemented by 2035?
  • What role does e-mobility play in this and what other technologies are coming into focus in Europe?

Uwe Hochgeschurtz, Chief Operating Officer Enlarged Europe, Stellantis

Hildegard Müller, President, German Association of the Automotive Industry

11.40 a.m.

The European financial policy panel discussion

The F.A.Z. publisher team discusses the current financial challenges in the European economic area and possible solutions with European finance ministers

Dr. Magnus Brunner, Minister of Finance, Austria

12.20 p.m.

Joint conclusion followed by lunch

2.00 p.m.

End of the event

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