MES 2015: Review from 21 May - 22 May 2015

14TH MUNICH ECONOMIC SUMMIT

Competitiveness and Innovation - The Quest for Best

21 May - 22 May 2015

To stay ahead, Europe needs to be nimbler and innovative: relying on the way that first made it prosperous will not be enough. Its companies must crank up product and process innovation, its member countries must provide infrastructure and governance to allow individuals and companies to unfold their talents, and its societies must develop entrepreneurial solutions to social challenges.

Can Europe regain its zest? The 14th Munich Economic Summit has taken an in-depth look into these issues and examined avenues for fostering both productive and social innovation.

PROGRAMME

Thursday, 21 May 2015

by Invitation of theCity of Munich, Atrium

Welcome Address

Dieter Reiter

Lord Mayor of the City of Munich

Welcome

Michael Schaefer

Ambassador (ret.); Chairman of the Board of Directors, BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, Berlin and Munich

Introduction

Hans-Werner Sinn

Professor of Economics and Public Finance, University of Munich; President, Ifo Institute, Munich

Keynote Addresses

Valdis Dombrovskis

Vice-President, Euro and Social Dialogue, EU Commission, Brussels

Manuel Valls

Prime Minister, French Republic

Discussion

Coffee break

EU Competitiveness
What Has Gone Right, What Has Gone Wrong

In the run-up to the euro crisis, some EU countries became highly competitive, such as Germany, while others became woefully uncompetitive, such as those most deeply affected by the crisis itself. What is behind this divergence? What must be done to restore the balance? Why did Ireland and the Baltics pull it off, while others are still in the doldrums? What should the EU’s strategy be?

Chairman

Paul Wallace

European Economics Editor, The Economist, London

Introduction

Daniel Gros

Director, Center for European Policy Studies, Brussels

Speakers

Martina Dalic

Vice President of the Budgetary and Finance Committee, Croatian Parliament

Thomas Rodermann

CEO, UBS Germany, Frankfurt

Discussion

by Invitation of the Bavarian Minister-President, Vierschimmelsaal

by Invitation of the Bavarian Minister-President, Vierschimmelsaal

Presentation Speech

Andy Goldstein

Executive Director, LMU Entrepreneurship Center; Board Member, Social Entrepreneurship Akademie, Munich

Kaisersaal

Welcome

Ilse Aigner

Bavarian State Minister of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology; Deputy Minister-President of Bavaria

PROGRAMME

Friday, 22 May 2015

EU and the World
Out-Innovating the Competition

Innovations have a way of spreading around, becoming quickly part of the mainstream. So, one may never let up: the pace of innovation must be relentless. How can we nurture the innovation culture in business and society? What institutional underpinnings are sine qua non?

Keynote Address

Günther H. Oettinger

Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, EU Commission, Brussels

Chairman

Quentin Peel

Contributing Editor, Financial Times, London

Introduction

Hermann Simon

Chairman, Simon-Kucher & Partners Strategy & Marketing Consultants, Bonn

Speakers

Jan Mládek

Minister of Trade and Industry, Czech Republic

Ken Hu

Deputy Chairman of the Board, Rotating CEO, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Shenzhen

Sami Mahroum

Academic and Executive Director, INSEAD Innovation and Policy Initiative, Abu Dhabi

Hans J. Langer

CEO and Founder, EOS Group, Munich

Discussion

Coffee break

Economy and Civil Society
How innovation drives change

Ideally, the main actors in competitiveness and innovation – economy, the state, society and individuals – should cross-pollinate. What is the proper role for the state in this regard: catalyst, facilitator, regulator, or should it simply step aside and let those who can, do? Should companies participate in shaping social changes, rather than merely reacting to them? What is their share in developing entrepreneurial solutions to social challenges? On the other hand, what can civil society contribute and how can it drive change in the corporate world, society and state?

Chair

Katinka Barysch

Director of Political Relations, Allianz SE, Munich

Introduction

Dietmar Harhoff

Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich

Speakers

Charles-Edouard Bouée

CEO, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Shanghai, Munich and Paris

Bill McDermott

CEO, SAP SE, Waldorf

Arko van Brakel

CEO and Chairman, deBaak, Noordwijk

Hedda Pahlson-Moller

Founder and CEO, Omnisource International (OMSINT/TIIME), Luxembourg

The available speeches of the Munich Economic Summit 2015 can be downloaded here. However, please keep in mind that the valid word is the spoken word.

Valdis Dombrovskis

pdf

Daniel Gros

pdf

Dietmar Harhoff

pdf

Jan Mládek

pdf

Dieter Reiter

pdf

Thomas Rodermann

pdf

Hermann Simon

pdf

Manuel Valls

pdf / pdf (German)

MES 2015 Video

Aigner, Ilse

Bavarian State Minister of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology; Deputy Minister-President of Bavaria

Albrecht, Hellmut K.

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Hugo Boss AG, Munich

Alsaleh, Tarek

Bidna Capoeira, Founder, London

Ammerlahn, Nicole

Associate Partner (Family Office), Peters, Schönberger & Partner mdB, Munich

Anton-Grönemeyer, Beatrix

Managing Director, Allianz Global Investors, Frankfurt/Main

Arend, Claude

Senior Client Relationship Manager, Compagnie de Banque Privée, Luxembourg

Augustin, Stephan

Project Manager, Innovation Projects EMobility, BMW Group, Munich

von Au, Günter

Vice Chairman of the Board, Clariant AG, Munich

Barbosa, Eva-Maria

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Munich

Barysch, Katinka

Director of Political Relations, Allianz SE, Munich

Bastiani, Adriano

Head of Casualty Facultative, Munich RE, Munich

Beauvillard, Alain

Administrator, European Patent Office, Munich

Beckmann, Oliver

Head of Qualification, Social Entrepreneurship Academie, Munich

Behr, Wolfgang

Managing Director and Founder, Aventin Film Production, Munich

Belabassi, Yamina

Head of Technology Transfer Office, Institut Telecom - Télécom ParisTech, Paris

Berger, Roland

Honorary Chairman, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Munich

Bieberbach, Florian

Chief Executive Officer, Stadtwerke München, Munich

Blumkin, Tomer

Professor of Economics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

Bohnen, Johannes

Partner, Bohnen Kallmorgen & Partner; Founder and Member of the Executive Board, Atlantic Initiative e.V., Berlin

Borggreve, Hendrik

Member of the Supervisory Board, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Frankfurt/Main

Bortenlänger, Christine

Chief Executive Officer, Deutsches Aktieninstitut, Frankfurt/Main

Bouée, Charles-Edouard

Chief Executive Officer, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Shanghai, Munich and Paris

van Brakel, Arko

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, deBaak, Noordwijk

Brosius, Barbara

Vice Chairman, UBS Germany, Frankfurt/Main

Brunet, Jean-Claude

Consul General, Consulate General of France, Munich

von Büdingen, Georg

Director, European Patent Office, Munich

Ceyssens, Jan

Member of Cabinet, European Commission, Brussels

Chan, Roy

Office Managing Partner, DLA Piper, Shanghai

Chapalapalli, Sapthagiri

Director Central Europe, Tata Consultancy Services Deutschland GmbH, Frankfurt/Main

Chrobog, Jürgen

State Secretary (ret.); Chairman, Foxhall Group, Berlin

Comberg, Ellen

Chairwoman of the Advisory Board, Global Female Leaders Summit, Frankfurt/Main

Coupek, Milan

Consul General, Consulate General of the Czech Republic, Munich

Dalic, Martina

Vice President of the Budgetary and Finance Committee, Croatian Parliament, Zagreb

Dieter, Heribert

Senior Fellow, Research Unit Global Issues, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin

van Dijk, Theon

Chief Economist, European Patent Office, Munich

Dombrovskis, Valdis

Vice-President, Euro & Social Dialogue, EU Commission, Brussels

Domnik, Dominik B.

Head of Business Development, Social Entrepreneurship Academy, Munich

Dornak, Jiri

Deputy Department Director, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic, Prague

Doucet, Louis

Political Chancellery, Consulate General of France, Munich

Drews, Manuela

Managing Director, pro.mara consulting, Hamburg

von Ehrlich, Maximilian

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Bern

Ehweiner, Günter

Head of Family Office, Roland Berger Family Office, Munich

Erlen, Hubertus

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Robert-Koch-Foundation; Former Deputy Chair of the Supervisory Board, Bayer Pharma AG, Berlin

Fabricius, Michael

Founder and Managing Director, Fabricius Vermögensverwaltung GmbH, Frankfurt/Main

Fargel, Yasmin

Professor of Human Resource Management and Organization, Technical University Nuremberg; Member of the Advisory Board, Semikron International GmbH, Nuremberg

Felbermayr, Gabriel J.

Professor, University of Munich; Director, Ifo Center for International Economics, Munich

Fidrmuc, Jarko

Professor, Zeppelin Chair for International Economics Theory and Policy, Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen

Flossmann, Uwe

First Vice President, Bayern LB, Munich

Friedrich, Ingo

President, European Economic Senate, Munich; Former Vice President, European Parliament, Brussels

Gebhardt, Christiane

Vicepresident, Malik Management Zentrum St. Gallen AG, St. Gallen

George, Alexander

Director, Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers KGaA, Munich

Glencorse, Blair

Founder and Executive Director, Accountability Lab, Washington, DC

Goldstein, Andy

Executive Director, LMU Entrepreneurship Center; Board Member, Social Entrepreneurship Academie, Munich

Grossmann, Volker

Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Fribourg

Gros, Daniel

Director, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels

Harhoff, Dietmar

Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich

Harks, Enno

Deputy Director External Affairs Germany, BP Europa SE, Berlin

Hashimoto, Takuma

Senior Economist, Mitsui and Co. Benelux, Brussels

Heilmann, Dirk Hinrich

Managing Partner, Handelsblatt Research Institute, Düsseldorf

Heinzel, Claudia

Managing Director, Claudia Heinzel Consulting, Weihmichl

Heinze, Christine

Vice President and Senior Regional Manager Asia, BayernLB, Munich

Heise, Michael

Chief Economist, Allianz SE, Munich

Heker, Anja

Owner, Anja Heker - Event Management & Consulting, Munich

Hellström, Mats

Former Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden; Former Governor, County of Stockholm

Hesse, Dominik

Managing Partner, Cannonball Capital GmbH, Munich

Hieber, Otto

Assessor jur., Munich

Hofmann, Jürgen

Secretary General, Wirtschaftsbeirat der Union e.V., Munich

Huber-Strasser, Angelika

Managing Partner, KPMG, Munich

Hueck, Thomas

Chief Economist, Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart

Hüfner, Martin W.

Chief Economist, Assenagon GmbH, Munich

Hu, Ken

Deputy Chairman of the Board, Rotating CEO, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Shenzhen

Irmen, Andreas

Professor of Macroeconomics and Applied Microeconomics, University of Luxembourg

Irwin, Fred B.

Honorary President, American Chamber of Commerce in Germany, Frankfurt/Main

Ivancic, Ivo

Director of the Board Office, VERN’ University of Applied Sciences, Zagreb

Janas, Christian

Head Munich Branch, UBS Germany AG, Munich

Jungen, Peter

Chairman, Peter Jungen Holding GmbH, Cologne; Governing Board Member, Institute for New Economic Thinking, New York; Chairman, Project Syndicate, New York

Kallmorgen, Jan-Friedrich

Founder and Partner, Bohnen Kallmorgen and Partner; Founder and Member of the Executive Board, Atlantic Initiative e.V., Berlin

Kaps, Carola

Head of Press and Public Relations, Aktivsenioren Bayern e.V., Munich

Kaps, Franz H.

Chairman, Partnership for Transparency Fund e.V., Washington DC; Former Senior Partnership Advisor, Europe and Central Asia Region, World Bank, Munich

Karbjinski, Ulrike

Digital Transformation Unit, E.ON SE, Berlin

Karboul, Amel

Founder and President, Change, Leadership & Partners, London

Kaspar, Martin G.

Head of Business Development, Fränkische Industrial Pipes, Würzburg

Kasper-Claridge, Manuela

Head of Business and Science Department, Deutsche Welle, Berlin

Keitel, Stefan

Chief Investment Officer, Berenberg, Frankfurt/Main

Kerber, Daniel

Founder, morethanshelters GmbH, Hamburg

Kilian, Axel

Head UHNW Germany & Austria, UBS Germany, Frankfurt/Main

Klaiber, Christian-Titus

General Director, Louis Leitz GmbH & Co. KG, Stuttgart

Kocenda, Evzen

Professor of Economics, Center for EconomicResearch and Graduate Education, Charles University, Prague

Koers, Martin

Head of Economic and Climate Protection Policy, German Association of the Automotive Industry, Berlin

Kornblum, John C.

Chairman, Lazard & Co. GmbH, Berlin

Kortüm, Franz-Josef

Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Webasto SE, Stockdorf

Köthenbürger, Marko

Head of Public Economics Group, KOF, ETH Zurich

Kozikowski, Michael

Co-Founder, fiduCon Consulting and Coaching, Munich

Kraemer, Marita

Member of the Executive Board, Zurich Group Germany, Frankfurt/Main

Krass, Volker

Founder and Chairman of the Board, Krass Capital Group AG, Gräfelfing

Kremer, Gerd

Managing Partner, GLL Real Estate Partners GmbH, Munich

Krocke, Ingo

Chief Executive Officer, AUCTUS Capital Partners AG, Munich

Krumbach, Horst

Founder and Chairman, Generationsbrücke Deutschland, Aachen

Kübel, Moritz

Chief Executive Officer, PERPETUAL Management GmbH, Munich

Kuhnert, Felix C.

Partner, Automotive Industry Leader Germanyand Europe, PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Stuttgart

Laarmann, Martin

Chief Executive Officer, Make Germany GmbH / Make, Munich

Lady Judge, Barbara

Chairman, UK Pension Protection Fund, London

Langer, Hans J.

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, EOS GmbH, Munich

Lauk, Kurt J.

President, Wirtschaftsrat der CDU e.V., Berlin

Leeb, Thomas

Head of Munich Office and Senior Manager, BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, Munich

Legrand, Jean-Christophe

Patent Examiner and Project Manager, European Patent Office, Munich

Leiter, Josef

Managing Director, Pratus Eins GmbH, Grünwald

Leiter, Stefanie

Managing Director, Pratus Eins GmbH, Grünwald

Lessmann, Christian

Professor of Economics, Institute of Economics, Technische Universität Braunschweig

Leuchtenberger, Rolf

Member of the Supervisory Board, European Economic Forum (EWiF), Hamburg

Liebfried, Rolf

Director, Management & Administration and Corporate Development, ADCURAM Group AG, Munich

Li, Lina

Consultant, ECOFYS Germany, Cologne

Lipowsky, Ursula

Managing Director, CEO Office, Swiss Re, Munich

Mahroum, Sami

Academic and Executive Director, INSEAD Innovation and Policy Initiative, Abu Dhabi

Maihöfer, Rolf D.

Owner, MaihoeferConsulting, Frankfurt/Main

Mair, Stefan

Member of the Executive Board, Federation of German Industries (BDI), Berlin

Martinsohn, Udo

Former Member of the Board, Swiss Re Europe Holdings SA, Unterföhring

Martin, Johannes Peter

Chief Executive Officer, Kaut-Bullinger & Co. GmbH & Co KG, Taufkirchen

Martin, Maximilian

Founder and Managing Director, Impact Economy SA, Geneva

Martin, Peter

Director, The European Commission Representation, Munich

McDermott, Bill

Chief Executive Officer, SAP, SE, Walldorf

Mellinghoff, Michael C.

Managing Director, Sharewise GmbH, Frankfurt/Main

Meyer, Michael

Executive Director, Meyer & Meyer Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Osnabrück

Michels, Jürgen

Chief Economist and Head of Research, BayernLB, Munich

Milberg, Joachim

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, BMW AG, Munich; Member of the Board of Trustees, BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, Berlin and Munich

Mládek, Jan

Minister of Trade and Industry, Czech Republic, Prague

Moeller, William E.

Consul General, Consulate General of the United States of America, Munich

Mosdorf, Siegmar

CNC Communications & Network Consulting AG, Partner, Berlin

Muendler, Marc-Andreas

Associate Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of California, San Diego

Müller, Eva

Editor, Manager Magazin, Munich

Müller, Irene

Managing Director; Member of Executive Board; Market Head Germany Domestic, UBS Deutschland AG, Frankfurt/Main

Müller, Kay

Chief Financial Officer, Allianz Real Estate GmbH, Munich

Naef, André

Head Germany Onshore, Coutts & Co AG, Zurich

Nagel, Jens

Managing Director Foreign Trade, Federation of German Wholesale, Foreign Trade andServices, Berlin

Negel, Michael

Chief Executive Officer, HPI AG, Munich

Netter, Martin

Associate Partner Family Office, Peters, Schönberger & Partner mbB, Munich

Northoff, Thomas

Managing Partner Deloitte Legal GmbH, Deloitte & Touche GmbH, Munich

von Oetinger, Bolko

President Board of Trustees, Eberhard von Kuenheim Foundation, Munich

Oettinger, Günther H.

Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society, European Commission, Brussels

Ogorkiewicz, Anya

Managing Director, The Keryx Group, Warsaw

Pahlson-Moller, Hedda

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Omnisource International (OMSINT/TIIME), Luxembourg

Pearson, Clare

Manager, DLA Piper UK LLP, Beijing

Peel, Quentin

Contributing Editor, Financial Times, London

Potrafke, Niklas

Professor, University of Munich; Director, Ifo Center for Public Finance and Political Economy, Munich

Potrafki, Birgit

Vice President, Bosch GmbH, Gerlingen-Schillerhöhe

Poutvaara, Panu

Professor, University of Munich; Director, Ifo Center for International Institutional Comparisons and Migration Research, Munich

Prusina, Srecko

Chairman of the Board, Croatian Statehood Foundation, Zagreb

Purainer, Harald

Chief Financial Officer, Schattdecor AG, Thansau

Radeke-Pietsch, Ursula

Head of Global Capital Markets, Siemens AG, Munich

Radulescu, Doina Maria

Member of the Board of Directors, Center of Competence for Public Management, Bern

Raettig, Lutz

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Morgan Stanley Bank AG, Frankfurt/Main

Rahman, Eirliani Abdul

Diplomat, Singapore Foreign Service

Rall, Wilhelm

Chairman Board of Trustees, University of Tuebingen

Rathgen, Matthias

Chief Information Officer, Lotus AG, Grünwald

Rault, Christophe

Professor of Economics, Université d’Orléans

Rebollar, Fernando

Embassy of Spain, Berlin

Reich, Hans Werner

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Citigroup Global Markets Deutschland AG & Co. KGaA, Frankfurt/Main

Reisach, Ulrike

Professor for Business Administration, Management and International Corporate Communications, Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Neu-Ulm

Reiter, Dieter

Lord Mayor, City of Munich

Richter, Frank-Jürgen

Chairman, Horasis: The Global Visions Community, Zurich

Robion, Pierre

Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of France, Munich

Rodermann, Thomas

Chief Executive Officer, UBS Germany, F rankfurt/Main

Roesing, Dirk

Managing Director, Scopus Capital GmbH, Munich

Saavedra, Julio

Member of the Executive Board, CESifo GmbH, Munich

Schachtner, Johann

Head of Department for International EconomicRelations and Industry, Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology, Munich

Schaefer, Michael

Ambassador (ret.); Chairman of the Board of Directors, BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, Berlin and Munich

Schenk, Dieter

Partner, Lawyer, Accountant, Noerr LLP, Munich

Schleicher, Hans

Executive Vice President, LfA Förderbank Bayern, Munich

Schmidt-Jortzig, Edzard A.

Attorney-at-law and Founding Partner, Schmidt- Jortzig Petersen Penzlin, Hamburg

Schnappauf, Werner

Former Bavarian State Minister of theEnvironment and Consumer Protection; Senior Advisor, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Berlin

Schneider, Michael

Former Chairman of the Management Board, BayernLB, Germering

von Schoeler, Jennifer

Lawyer, Sonntag & Partner, Munich

Schreckenberg, Stephan

Head Risk Research Relations, Swiss Re, Zurich

Schuermann, Franz-Josef

Country Head Germany, Infosys Limited, Frankfurt/Main

Schü, Joachim

Managing Partner, Consileon Business Consultancy GmbH, Karlsruhe

Schwannecke, Holger

General Secretary, Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks e.V., Berlin

Seeger-Regling, Sabine

EU Correspondent, VDI Nachrichten, Brussels

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