Danube Macro Region Business Week 2020

Innovative Danube Region!

05-11 October 2020
Munich/Ruse/Giurgiu/Constanta

PROGRAM COMING SOON!

About

What is DMRBW?

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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