European Forum Wachau 2024

20.06.2024 - 22.06.2024

The 28th Wachau European Forum 2024 will take place from 20 to 22 June 2024 at Göttweig Abbey and Campus Krems. Under the title "Rebooting Europe" After the European elections in 2024, we plan to discuss the necessary developments within the European Union and highlight important European visions for the future together with outstanding personalities from politics, business, culture, media and diplomacy. It is particularly important to us to provide impetus for a common European path in order to give Europe new momentum.

Locations

20.06.2024

Campus Krems
3500 Krems an der Donau

21.06.2024 – 22.06.2024

Göttweig Abbey
3511 Furth near Göttweig

Program

Day 1 - Thursday, 20 June 2024

8.00 a.m. - Accreditation at the Campus Krems

9.00 a.m. - Joint Opening event
"Rebooting Europe"

Moderation: Sandra Thier

Opening and welcome speeches
Martin Eichtinger, President of the
European Forum Wachau

Margit Göll, President of the Federal Council

Johannes HahnEuropean Commissioner for Budget and Administration

Martin PolaschekFederal Minister for Education, Science and Research

Christina EgelundMinister for Higher Education and Science, Denmark

Harald MahrerPresident of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

Round Table Talk
Topic 1:
The importance of knowledge transfer as the foundation for our prosperity
Topic 2: Bright minds on the move - International Careers in Science & Research

12.15 p.m. - Lunch

1.45 p.m. - Thematic focus: Invest in Health 
Topic: Rebooting healthcare policy

Moderation: Sebastian Mörth, Principal Government Affairs Specialist Austria & Switzerland at Medtronic

Interview
Friedrich FaulhammerRector of the University for Continuing Education Krems
Ulrike Prommer, Head of University Management, IMC Krems
Rudolf MallingerRector of the Karl Landsteiner Private University

Impulses & discussion
Michael Zettel, Country Managing Director Accenture Austria & Health Lead EMEA

4.00 p.m. - Wrap up, short summaries in plenary

6.30 p.m. - "Economic Salon Europa-Forum Wachau" at the Campus Krems

Opening and welcome speeches
Kari OchsnerPresident of the Federation of Austrian Industries Lower Austria

Impulses
Michael GlatzManaging Director H&PS & Products Accenture Austria

Round Table Talk
Thematic focus:
Invest in Aerospace
Graham Turnock, Special Advisor to the European Space Agency, United Kingdom
Günther OfnerMember of the Management Board of Flughafen Wien AG
Karl DandlerChief Financial Officer Malta International Airport

Networking event

Day 2 - Friday, 21 June 2024

9.00 a.m. - Accreditation at Göttweig Abbey

10.00 a.m. - Opening and welcome speeches
Martin Eichtinger, President of the
European Forum Wachau
Johanna Mikl-LeitnerGovernor of Lower Austria

Moderation: Nina Kraft

10.15 a.m. - Award Ceremony
"Dr Alois Mock Europe Prize" for
Josep Borrell, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission for a Stronger Europe in the World, Spain

Plenary Session

Moderation: Nathalie Tocci, Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali, Italy

Alexander Schallenberg, Federal Minister for European and International Affairs with international guests of the Western Balkans & Friends of the Western Balkans

1.00 p.m. - Reception hosted by Johanna Mikl-LeitnerGovernor of Lower Austria

4.30 p.m. - "Danube Salon Europa-Forum
Wachau" on the MS Dürnstein

5.00 p.m. - Reception 10 Ambassadors of the Danube Region

Moderation: Sebastian SchäfferManaging Director, Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe

Opening and welcome speeches
Johanna Mikl-LeitnerGovernor of Lower Austria
Karoline Edtstadler, Federal Minister for the EU and Constitution with the network of "The Next Generation is Female"

6.15 p.m. - Round Table Talk
Topic: Change the point of view - Women's Insights into the Future of Europe
Welcome speeches

Focus panel
Marina RožićSecretary General Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Croatia
Brigitta Triebel, Head of the KAS Office in Molova, Germany

Dinner and Networking event

Day 3 - Saturday, 22 June 2024

9.00 a.m. - Accreditation at Göttweig Abbey

10.00 a.m. - Opening and welcome speeches
Martin Eichtinger, President of the Europa-Forum Wachau
Johanna Mikl-LeitnerGovernor of Lower Austria

Moderation: Nina Kraft & Roland Adrowitzer

Keynote speech
Theresa MayFormer Prime Minister, United Kingdom

Round Table Talk
Topic:
The Future of Europe

Theresa MayFormer Prime Minister, United Kingdom

Sigmar GabrielFormer Minister of Foreign Affairs, Germany

Global panel
Topic:
Europe between the Sino-American relations

Huiyao WangPresident of the Center for China and Globalisation, China

Daniel Gros, Director of the Institute for European Policymaking at Bocconi University, Italy

David O. Shullman, Senior Director at the Global China Hub, USA

Plenary Session
Topic: The Next Generation is Female

Karoline Edtstadler, Federal Minister for the EU and Constitution

Anna LührmannMinister of State for Europe, Germany

Andreja Metelko-Zgombić, State Secretary for Europe, Croatia

Daniela Grigore Gîtman, State Secretary, Romania

Elena Shekerletova, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bulgaria

Marilena Raouna, Deputy Minister for European Affairs, Cyprus

Svetlana TikhanovskayaPresident of the Coordination Council, Belarus

Closing words

12.30 p.m. - Reception
hosted by Federal Chancellery

Margit Göll

Margit Göll

Präsidentin des Bundesrates

Alexander Schallenberg

Alexander Schallenberg

Außenminister, Bundesminister für europäische und internationale Angelegenheiten

Karoline Edtstadler

Karoline Edtstadler

Bundesministerin für EU und Verfassung

Martin Polaschek

Martin Polaschek

Bundesminister für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung

Martin Eichtinger

Martin Eichtinger

President Europa-Forum Wachau

Theresa May

Theresa May

Mitglied des Parlaments des Vereinigten Königreichs

Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel

Vorsitzender der Atlantik-Brücke e.V.

Kari Ochsner

Kari Ochsner

Präsident Industriellenvereinigung Niederösterreich

Harald Mahrer

Harald Mahrer

Präsident der Wirtschaftskammer Österreich

Kambis Kohansal Vajargah

Kambis Kohansal Vajargah

Head of Startup-Services und Deputy Head of Founder-Services (Gründerservice) der Wirtschaftskammer Österreich

Daniel Varro

Daniel Varro

Universitätsprofessor für Steuerrecht und nachhaltige Steuerpolitik

Martin Hetzer

Martin Hetzer

Präsident und CEO des Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA)

Alexandra Lieben

Alexandra Lieben

Präsidentin ASciNA (Austrian Scientists and Scholars in North America), stellvertretende Direktorin des Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations, University of California Los Angeles

Florian Krammer

Florian Krammer

Virologe und Impfstoffforscher mit Fokus auf RNA Viren mit pandemischen Poten al

Friedrich Faulhammer

Friedrich Faulhammer

Rektor der Universität für Weiterbildung Krems

Ulrike Prommer

Ulrike Prommer

Vorsitzende Hochschulleitung, IMC Krems

Rudolf Mallinger

Rudolf Mallinger

Rektor der Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität für Gesundheitswissenschaften

Milena Kadiev

Milena Kadiev

Managing director, DA Foundation – united against violence

Marina Rožić

Marina Rožić

Secretary General of the Croatian Chamber of Economy (CCE) and chair of the Eurochambers Women Network (EWN)

Cristina Chiriac

Cristina Chiriac

President of the National Confederation for Women Entrepreneurship (CONAF)

Sebastian Schäffer

Sebastian Schäffer

Geschäftsführer, Institut für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa

Sophia Beiter

Sophia Beiter

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Institut für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa

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