Opening Session

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

09.00 - 10.30 h Opening Session 1

Welcome and keynote:

  • Willi Sieber, ERSCP Chairman
  • Karl-Heinz Rüdisser, Regional Minister for Economic Affairs
  • Hans-Guenther Schwarz, Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology
    "Sustainability reloaded: The Grand Challenge of Urbanisation" - Presentation
  • Wolfgang Burtscher, Deputy Director General, Research and Innovation DG, EU-Commission
    "The future of sustainability research in Europe" - Presentation
  • Heinz Leuenberger, Director Environment Management Branch, UNIDO
    "Green industry strategy" - Presentation

11.00 - 12.30 h Opening Session 2

Round Table "Research and Industry":

  • Helga Weisz, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Chair Research Domain II
  • Michaela Reitterer, Owner Boutique-Hotel Stadthalle Vienna (Europe's first plus-energy hotel)
  • Han Brezet, TU Delft, Head Design for Sustainability Institute
  • Hubert Rhomberg, CEO Rhombergbau Bregenz

Open Fish-bowl discussion:
free chairs at the round table for audience participation

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