Conference & Exhibition

08:30 – 09:00  Registration


09:00 – 09:15 Welcome and Opening


                     - KommR DI Dr. Gerhard Hrebicek, President, iconvienna

                     - Dr. Hans Jörg Schelling, Vice-President

                       Austrian Federal Economic Chamber


09:15 – 11:15

PANEL I: Challenges and Opportunities for Smart Cities - Introduction

Strategy Europe 2020 - Priority Projects – Innovation & Resource Eficiency - Vision Vienna 2025 - Social Components - Energy efficiency


- Dr. Johannes Hahn, EU-Commissioner for Regional  Policy

  (Video message)


Keynote Speech

- Ing. Tomas Malatinsky, Minister of Economy of Slovakia


Panel Discussion Smart City/ Twin City

Panel Chair:

Mag.ª DI Brigitte Bach, MSc Head of Energy Department AIT


Impulse Statement

- Paola Migliorini, Policy Officer, DG Environment, Unit Eco-Innovation and Circular Economy, European Commission



- Dipl. Ing. Andreas Trisko, Head of Urban Development and Planning, City of Vienna

- Dipl.–Ing.Arch. Ingrid Konrad, Chief Architect, City of Bratislava

- DI Dr. Michael Fuchs, Energy Policy, Federation of Austrian Industry

- Dkfm. Christian Stiglitz, Managing Director European Institute of Environmental Economics

- Dr. Ilse Stockinger, Research Coordinator, Wiener Stadtwerke


11.15 - 12.15

PANEL II: Financing Models for innovation - focus on SME


Moderation: Stefan Petters, Managing Director guo-Business Development


Impulse Statement:

- Stefan Adamec, Advisor Ministry of Finance Slovakia



- Andreas Kettenhuber, Director Infrastructure & Finance Kommunalkredit Austria

- Mag. Edeltraud Stiftinger, Managing Director Austria Wirtschaftsservice

- Dr. Klaus Pseiner, Managing Director Austrian Research Promotion Agency

- Stefan Adamec, Advisor Ministry of Finance Slovakia

12.15 - 13.30

Lunch break & Networking


13.30 - 14.30

PANEL III: Innovation and Infrastructure for Smart Cities and Regions - outlook for the next 10 years



Warren Karlenzig, President Common Current, California


Panel Chair:

KommR DI Dr. Gerhard Hrebicek, President iconvienna



 - Anette Solli, Mayor of Akershus County (Oslo)

- Denisa Zilakova, Directorate General for Operational Program Transport, MInistry of Transportation, Construction and Regional Development of the Slovak Republic

- Milan Bandic, Mayor of Zagreb (tbc)

- Ing. Mag. (FH) Andreas Matthä, Member of the Board of Management ÖBB Infrastruktur

- Dr. Klaus Schierhackl, Member of the Board ASFINAG

14.30 - 15.30

Best Practice: Transformation of research into products

Short Presentation of the examples and parallel exhibitions


Impulse Statement:

Dr. Gerhard Burian


- Argos Railway Technology

Walter Weilinger, Managing Director HBM Österreich

Ing. Wolfgang Zottl, Head of Research & Development, ÖBB Infrastruktur

- LISI Haus

Ass. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn Karin Stieldorf, TU Wien

- Smart Grids - Modellregion Salzburg

Dr. Sara Ghaemi, Scientist AIT

DI Antony Zegers, Business Unit Energy Systems AIT

- Austrian Industry - Slovak Academy Collaboration

Prof. Pavol Sajgalik, Slovak Academy of Science

15.30 - 16.00

Coffee Break & Networking

16.00 - 17.30

innovate or die - who will lead the future?

Europe, USA or Asia?

On this international innovation panel, the future challenges for smart cities and on global competitivness in general - with special focus on SME - will be discussed considering the young leaders perspective.


Panel Chair:

Representative youLEAD, iconvienna

Unni Krishnan, Indian European Business Agency INEBA



- Dr. Johannes Gadner, MSc Deputy Managing Director Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development

- Arch. DI Doris Österreicher, Head of Business Unit Sustainable Building Technologies AIT

- Dr. Gerald Ganzger, Lansky, Ganzger & Partner

- Warren Karlenzig, President Common Current, California


Program subject to change


Reception on occasion of the 10th Anniversary iconvienna


Wirtschaft braucht Zukunft - Zukunft braucht Phantasie

was haben Wirtschaft und Kunst gemeinsam?



Palais Palffy, Phantastenmuseum, 18:30 Uhr.

Invitation only!

Einladung Phantasten.pdf
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