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    Danube Macro Region Business Week 2019

    Closing Gaps Now!

    07-13 October 2019
    Vienna/Budapest/Belgrade/Novi Sad

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    About

    What is DMRBW2019?

    For sure, Europe has different regions, but concerning the general, international and global development we have to be aware, that all our regions are connected and depending on each other. If we are looking beyond of supply chain design and the necessary logistics in our time of mobility, we are depending on a right strategy how the different marketplaces can come together. Even under the auspices, that it might be one market place. This situation has already accelerated and we have to prepare ourselves, that we are doing the right decisions on development of added value chains, investment and finance. By closing and making gaps we also have to have the capacity to organize it politically in the best way possible. This is not the question of the future, it is a challenge for now, here and today. Therefore I am once again extremely grateful to all the contributors to this, for the speakers, sponsors, those, who are planning and hopefully also completing this task. We are moving forward step by step, but also have made sure, that the next planned steps at least until 2020 can follow.

     

    Sincerely,

    Erhard Busek, fmr. Vice-Chancellor, Republic of Austria | Coordinator, SECI | President, Senate of  Economy Austria (SDW) | Chairman, Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM)

    Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

     

    It is our honor and we are proud to announce, that the Danube Macro Region Business Forum will take place in the format of a Business Week (DMRBW 2019) in Vienna/Budapest/Novi Sad/Belgrade, from 07th till 13th of October 2019. Thanks to the Hosts like the South-East Cooperation Initiative (SECI), the European Commission in Austria (EC), Budapest Airport, or the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, we are able to improve the Institutional Conference Capacity for 2019 to bring the STRATEGY UP TO BUSINESS WITH FOCUS ON THE PRIVATE SECTOR. Thanks also to our Global Heralds and Contributors from China, India, UAE, Russia and Iran for their reliability and friendship, and to our Content Partners as the German Purchasing & Logistics Association (BME), the U.S. Council of Supply Chain Professionals (CSCMP) from U.S. with their 100+ Roundtables, and the UAE based Supply Chain and Logistics Group (SCLG).

     

    Kind regards,

    Ernst Schmied, Chair DMRBW 2019

    Week Overview 2019

    Monday, October 7th 2019, Hofburg/SECI, Vienna     

    Event#1

    SOUTHEAST EUROPEAN COOPERATIVE INITIATIVE (SECI)

    The Brain Drain: International Migration of Skilled Human Capital from

    CEE and SEE to Western Europe

    Tuesday, October 8th 2019, Vienna (tba)

    Event#2

    BRAINSTORMING | EXPO2020

    The Danube Macro Region and Expo2020 in Dubai/UAE

    Tuesday, October 8th 2019, AGES, Vienna

    Event#3

    PROJECT REVIEW | BIOECONOMY

    Bio-Economy in the Danube Region | R&D Collaboration

    Tuesday, October 8th 2019, Vienna

    Event#4

    DANUBE FINANCE DIALOG | OWWF

    Connecting Europe/Danube Region and Asia | Reinventing Bretton

    Woods (2018)

    Tuesday, October 8th 2019, Vienna

    TBA

    EVENING DINNER RECEPTION (by invitation only)

    Special Host Embassy (tba)

    Wednesday, October 09th 2019, IDM, Vienna

    Event#5

    WORKSHOP | INSTITUTE FOR THE DANUBE REGION AND CEE (IDM)

    EUSDR | Governance as Regional Service for the Private & Public Sector

    Wednesday, October 09th 2019, Haus der EU, Vienna                   

    Event#6

    RULE OF LAW DIALOG | WORKSHOP

    Rule of Law, Good Governance and Law Enforcement as Ingredients for

    Success in the Danube Region

    Thursday, October 10th 2019, Budapest

    Event#7

    BUSINESS DIALOG | BUDAPEST AIRPORT

    Air Cargo | Courier Express Parcel | Internationalization & Infrastructure

    Thursday, October 10th 2019, Budapest

    Event#8

    BUSINESS DIALOG | MAHART CONTAINER CENTER

    Containerization | Digitalization & IOT | Innovation & Venture Capital

    Friday, October 11th 2019, Belgrade

    Event#9

    BUSINESS DIALOG | CHAMBER OF COMMERCE-INDUSTRY SERBIA

    Food Supply Chain | Digitalization from Seed & Soil to Table & Beyond

    Saturday, October 12th 2019, Novi Sad

    Event#10

    BUSINESS DIALOG | DL-R

    Connectivity Smart Danube Cities Infrastructure

     
     
     
     

    Program Modules 

    Monday, October 7th 2019, Vienna

    Event#1

    CONFERENCE | SOUTHEAST EUROPEAN COOPERATIVE INITIATIVE (SECI)

    The Brain Drain: International Migration of Skilled Human Capital from CEE and SEE to Western Europe

    0930-1045: Welcome and Opening Remarks

    Patronage

    H.E. Alexander van der Bellen, President of the Republic of Austria

     

    Welcome

    Michael Fazekas, Executive Coordinator, Southeast European Cooperative Initiative (SECI)

     

    Opening Remarks 

    H.E. Thomas Greminger, General Secretary, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

    Erhard Busek, Special Coordinator, Southeast European Cooperative Initiative (SECI)

    Keynote Remarks: The Brain Drain: Benefit or burden – what’s the reality?

    H.E. Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations

    H.E. Rosen Plevneliev, Former State President, Republic of Bulgaria

    H.E. Edi Rama, Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania (tbc)

    1045-1215: Sustaining Economic Development, Peace and Stability throughout Regions

    Gerald Knaus, Chairman, European Stability Initiative (ESI)

    Argentina Szabados, Regional Director for SEE, Eastern Europe & Asia, International Organization for Migration (IMO)

    Heinz Koller, Ass. Director-General / Regional Director for Europe, International Labour Organisation (ILO)

    Linda van Gelder, Regional Director, Western Balkans, The World Bank

    1315-1445: Human mobility and its socio- and macroeconomic impacts on business and society

    Michael Fazekas, Executive Coordinator, Southeast European Cooperative Initiative (SECI)

    Andreas Bierwirth, CEO, Magenta Telekom GmbH

    Andreas Brandstetter, CEO, Uniqa Insurance Group AG

    Andreas Treichl, CEO, Erste Bank Group AG

    Martin Mayer, CEO, Iventa Group Holding GmbH

    1515-1645: Perspectives on shaping new policies - renewing cooperation and collaboration

    Video Message from H.E. Guenther Oettinger, European Commissioner for Budget & Human Resources

    H.E. Edi Rama, Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania (tbc)

    Erhard Busek, Special Coordinator, Southeast European Cooperative Initiative (SECI)

    H.E. Rosen Plevneliev, Former State President, Republic of Bulgaria

    Wilhelm Molterer, Director General, European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)

    1645-1715: Conclusion

    Erhard Busek, Special Coordinator, Southeast European Cooperative Initiative (SECI)

    Tuesday, October 8th 2019, Vienna

    Event#2

    BRAINSTORMING | EXPO2020

    The Danube Macro Region and Expo2020 in Dubai/UAE

    Tuesday, October 8th 2019, Vienna

    Event#3

    PROJECT REVIEW | BIOECONOMY

    Bio-Economy in the Danube Region | Reverse-Engineering along Value-Chains | R&D and Education | Transition Challenges | Collaboration Challenges

    1300-1500: Collaborative R&D Cooperation | Bio-Economy & Material Sciences | Applications

    Moderator: Dominik Schmied, Representative Europe, QIBiotech Limited, Hong Kong/Vienna

    Thomas Yun, President & CEO, AIP Global Inc., South Korea/USA

    Ting Ho, President, Sustainable Agrotech Association, CEO QIBiotech Limited, Hong Kong

    Rupert Wimmer, Professor, Bio Resources & Technology, BOKU, Vienna

    Mark Reinders, CEO, HempFlax Group, Netherlands (via video) (tbc)

    Norman Schlatter, Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES)

    Tuesday, October 8th 2019, Vienna

    Event#4

    DANUBE FINANCE DIALOG (DFD) | OWWF

    Connecting Europe and Asia | Reinventing Bretton Woods (2018)

    1600-1615: Welcome and Opening Statement

    Hermann Pönisch, Managing Vice-President, OWWF, Bavaria (tbc)

    Stephan Barisitz, Senior Economist, OeNB (tbc)

    Ernst Schmied, Chair, Danube Macro Region Business Week 2019

    1615-1700: Sustainability: Trade, Currencies, Infrastructure: View China, EAEU, GCC, ECO

    Franz Nauschnigg, Founder, Danube Finance Dialog, Vienna

    Ting Ho, Committee Member, Advising Council to the Government of Guangdong, China

    Samuel Jeffson Johnson, Executive Director, St. John Group, India (tbc)

    Alex Krainer, Hedge Fund Manager at Altana Wealth S.A.M. (tbc)

    Arian Shahrabi, Senior Consultant, A&A Associates, MENA Region

    1700-1745: Connectivity between Macro-Regions | Multilateral Relations & New Multipolar World

    Alexey Grom, President, United Transport and Logistics Company (UTLC), Moscow (tbc)

    Igor Hribar, Head of DB Schenker Rail Services – Regional Director, Vienna

    Shashi Shekhar, President, Supply Chain and Logistics Group, Dubai (tbc)

    Tuesday, October 8th 2019, Vienna

    TBA

    EVENING DINNER RECEPTION | Embassy to be disclosed

    Wednesday, October 9th 2019, Vienna

    Event#5

    WORKSHOP | INSTITUTE FOR THE DANUBE REGION AND CENTRAL EUROPE (IDM)

    EUSDR Governance: As Regional Service for the Private & Public Sector

    0730-0745: Welcome

    Silvia Nadjivan, Deputy Managing Director, Institute for the Danube Region, Vienna

    Robert Lichtner, EUSDR DSP Coordinator, Austria (tbc)

    0745-0900: Governance as Regional Service for the Private & Public Sector

    Moderator: Silvia Nadjivan, Deputy Managing Director, Institute for the Danube Region, Vienna

    Johann Sollgruber, fmr. Head of Representation EC in Austria, Trade Counsellor of the EU

    Roland Arbter, National Coordinator, EUSDR NC Austria (tbc)

    Mario Holzner, Executive Director, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, Vienna

    Herfried Leitner, Chairman, Pro Danube International (PDI)

    0900-0915: Concluding Remarks

    Roland Arbter, National Coordinator, EUSDR NC Austria (tbc)

    Ernst Schmied, Chair, Danube Macro Region Business Week 2019

    Wednesday, October 9th 2019, Vienna

    Event#6

    WORKSHOP | RULE OF LAW DIALOG 

    Rule of Law, Good Governance and Law Enforcement as Ingredients for Success in the Danube Region

    0930-0945: Welcome and Opening Statement

    Johann Sollgruber, fmr. Head of Representation of the European Commission in Austria, Trade Counsellor of the EU, Vienna

    0945-1045: Law Cases | Opportunities and Risks

    Tamás Forizs, Attorney at Law, Founder DanubeLaw-Research, Vienna

    Wolfgang Price, Economist and Physicist, Council for a 21st Century Progressive Economy

    Jiří Kratochvíl, Law Case River Elbe, Čspl, A.s.

    Herfried Leitner, MD, Transport Trade Services (TTS), Austria

    1045-1100: Closing Remarks

    Johann Sollgruber, fmr. Head of Representation EC Austria, Trade  Counsellor of the EU, Vienna

    Tamás Forizs, Attorney at Law, Founder DanubeLaw-Research, Vienna

    Thursday, October 10th 2019, Budapest                 

    Event#7

    BUSINESS DIALOG | BUDAPEST AIRPORT

    Air Cargo | Courier Express Parcel | Internationalization & Infrastructure

    0900-0945: Welcome and Opening Statement

    József Kossuth – Head of Cargo, Budapest Airport (introduction Budapest Airport Cargo Development Strategy)

    Erhard Busek, Chairman, Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM)

    Video Message from VP Vazil Hudak, EIB

    0945-1030: Session 1: Role of Hungary and Budapest Airport in the connectivity of the Danube Region & Central Eastern Europe – development opportunities

    György Firbás – Representation from Ministry of Innovation and Technology

    Soóki-Tóth, Gábor Csaba M.Sc. MRICS – Airport Development Cluster

    Wolf Péter – advisor to president – Pest County Municipality

    Ádám Fucskó – manager international business – Hungarian Post

    János Pekár – secretary of Hungarian Freight Forwarder Association

    Moderator: József Kossuth, Head of Cargo Budapest Airport

    1045-1145: Session 2: Recent challenges for Air cargo, effect of global economic, development opportunities – E-commerce business as a main driver

    Andrey Zimin, Senior Operations Planning Manager at Amazon, Luxembourg (tbc)

    Ting Ho, President, Sustainable Agrotech Association, CEO QIBiotech Limited, Hong Kong

    Ali Al Jallaf, Chairman Air Cargo Trader LLC, Dubai

    Samuel Jeffson, Director, St. Johns Freight, Chennai/India (tbc)

    René Droese, Director Properties, Budapest Airport

    Moderator: Ferenc Kovacs, President - R-Bag Group

    1145-1200: Summary, Conclusion of morning session

    René Droese, Director Properties, Budapest Airport

    1145-1230: Visit Air Cargo Terminal, Greenfield Investment & Future challenges

    József Kossuth, Director Air cargo Budapest Airport

    Thursday, October 10th 2019, Budapest                  

    Event#8

    BUSINESS DIALOG | MAHART CONTAINER CENTER

    Containerization | Digitalization & IOT | Innovation & Venture Capital

    1330-1430: Visit Mahart Container Center

    Zoltán Fábián , Managing Director Mahart Container Center

    1430-1530: Session 3: Smart Connectivity via Containerization and Digitalization a.o.

    Igor Hribar, Head of DB Schenker Rail Services – Regional Director, Vienna

    Andreas Stepan, President, Austrian Ship-Brokers Association

    Moderator: Zoltan Fabian, Managing Director Mahart Container Center, Csepel

    1530-1700: Session 4: Trade, Infrastructure, Finance & Promotion (& RoL)

    Franz Nauschnigg, Founder of DFD (DanubeFinanceDialog)

    Hannes Sollgruber, EC Brussel, Trade Development & Agreements

    Zoltán Kozlovszky  Logistics Centres/HIPA / Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency

    Palágyi Adrián – Cargo and Property Marketing specialist                                                                        

    Tamas Forizs, DanubeLaw-Research                                                                                                             

    Moderator: Dominik Schmied, Program Director, DMRBW2019

    1700-1730: Conclusion & Summary

    Ernst Schmied, Chair DMRBW2019 & H. Poenisch (OWWF) and J. Raizner (Steinbeis)

    Friday, October 11th 2019, Belgrade

    Event#9

    BUSINESS DIALOG | CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY SERBIA

    FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN | Digitalization from Seed & Soil to Table & Beyond

    0930-1000: Welcome and Opening Statement

    Marko Čadež, President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (CCIS)

    Zoran Radojičić, Mayor, City of Belgrade

    Erhard Busek, Chairman, Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM)

    Video Message from VP Vazil Hudak, EIB

    1000-1100: Session 1: Facilitating Connectivity of Serbia in the Danube Region and beyond

    Ivana Davidović, Head of the Group for Transnational Programs and Macro Region Strategy EU

    Miodrag Poledica, State secretary,Transport and Infrastructure (tbc)

    Milica Dubljević, secretary of the  Association of Transport, CCIS

    Sradjan Popovic, Adviser of the President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia

    Tamara Dundjerovic, Head of Centre for Support Programs in Commerce and to SMEs, CCIS

    Moderator: Olaf Holzgrefe, VP International Relations, BME Eschborn/Frankfurt/M

    1115-1230: Session 2: Food Supply Chain in a Digital World: from Seed and Soil to Table

    Ting Ho, President, Sustainable Agrotech Association, CEO QIBiotech Limited, Hong Kong

    Henri Bankers, Trader, VAIT Intertrading

    Ali Al Jallaf, Chairman Air Cargo Trader LLC, Dubai/UAE

    Thomas Schlipköther, Member of the Board, COO & CTO, Duisburg Hafen AG

    Moderator: Juergen Raizner, Director, Steinbeis Danube Center, Vienna

    1330-1430: Session 3: From Trade Agreements to Infrastructure, Finance & RuleOfLaw

    Johann Sollgruber, European Commission Brussels, Status Trade-Agreements

    Franz Nauschnigg, fmr. OeNB & Founder DFD

    Samuel Jeffson, Director, St. John Freight, Chennai/India (tbc)

    Tamas Forizs, Founder, Danube-Law Research, Vienna

    Arian Shahrabi, Senior Consultant, A&A Associates, MENA Region

    Moderator: Dominik Schmied, Program Director, DMRBW2019

    1500-1615: Session 4: Smart Transport Equipment facilitating secure Food Chains

    Andreas Stepan, President, Austrian Ship-Brokers Association

    Nemanja Živanović, Managing Director, Transagent doo.

    Zarko Acinger, AGCT, Commercial Manager, Rijeka (tbc)

    Ivan Loizeau, Director Intermodal and Logistics Services CEE & SEE, CMA CGM

    Moderator: Igor Hribar, Head of DB Schenker Rail Services – Regional Director, Vienna

    1615-1645: Summary, Conclusion, Next steps and Schedule for DMRBW2020/2021

    Jelena Jovanović, Director of International Economic Relations Division, CCIS

    Mislav Kovač, Ministry of Regional Development and European Funds of Croatia

    Ernst Schmied, Chair DMRBW2019  with H. Pönisch, (OWWF) & J. Raizner (Steinbeis)

    Saturday, October 12th 2019, Novi Sad

    Event#10

    BUSINESS DIALOG | ROUNDTABLE

    Connecting Smart Danube Cities & Infrastructure

     

     
     

    Speakers (tba)

    Michael Fazekas
    SECI
    René Droese
    Budapest Airport
    Vazil Hudak
    EIB
    Marko Čadež
    PKS
    Hannes Sollgruber
    European Commission
    Olaf Holzgrefe
    BME
    Franz Nauschnigg
    OENB
    Erwin Huber
    CSU
    Eberhard Sinner
    OWWF Bavaria
    T. Schlipköther
    duisport
    W. Szymulewicz
    ICTSI Rijeka
    Aleksey Grom
    UTLC
    Silvia Nadjivan
    IDM
    Samuel Jeffson
    St. John Group
    Ting Ho
    QiBiotech
    Andreas Stepan
    Austrian Shipbrokers
    Shashi Shekhar
    SCLGME
    Jürgen Raizner
    STM
    Wolfgang Ernst
    OMV
    Wolfgang Haider
    Borealis
    József Kossuth
    Budapest Airport
    Achim Rauber
    CVI
    F. Willershausen
    Creon Capital
    Gordan Ban
    Luka Koper
    Clement Chandon
    Iveco
    Manfred Seitz
    ProDanube
    Igor Hribar
    DB Schenker
    Gennady Bessonov
    CCTT
    Ali al Jallaf
    ACT Dubai
    W. Scheibenpflug
    Vienna Airport
    Hermann Pönisch
    OWWF Bavaria
    Harald Leupold
    IHK
    Tamás Forizs
    Attorney-at-Law
    Werner Auer
    Ennshafen
    Herfried Leitner
    TTS
    Otto Hawlicek
    CTS+CTE
    Thomas Resl
    BMLFUW
    Rupert Wimmer
    BOKU
    Arian Shahrabi
    A&A Associates
    Dominik Schmied
    QBT
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