The European Forum Alpbach is the ideal platform to address important current challenges and identify future topics. Therefore, we are again partner of the forum with our board member Angelika Sommer-Hemetsberger participating in two sessions.
OeKB is partner of the European Forum Alpbach
OeKB Group has been a partner of the European Forum Alpbach for a long time. "This year we are particularly pleased to support the EFA because it focuses on fundamental issues - the social foundations of democracy, societal cohesion, solidarity and diversity. The Corona crisis has shown us impressively how quickly our social and economic coexistence can change from one day to the other. Therefore, it is even more important to focus on the essentials again," says Angelika Sommer-Hemetsberger, member of OeKB's Managing Board responsible for capital market activities.
Disruption as an opportunity for companies
During OeKB's breakout session, Angelika Sommer-Hemetsberger will discuss with business representatives the subject "That nothing is certain is certain - how companies remain successful." How do companies recognize the risks of disruptive changes and take advantage of their opportunities? How do you become more resilient, innovative and flexible? Due to the special event conditions, the breakout session will take place without an audience. A recording will be made available.
Hope for a "Green Recovery"
Another focus of OeKB within the European Forum Alpbach is sustainability. Angelika Sommer-Hemetsberger takes part in a panel of the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection. Under the title "Green New Deal. A Just Transformation & Recovery”, Leonore Gewessler, Federal Minister for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, as well as other high-ranking experts from politics, business and research will examine the necessity and the opportunities of a "green" reconstruction of the economy.
OeKB at the European Forum Alpbach - why?
With our products and services we strengthen the international competitiveness of Austrian companies and foster Austria's position as an attractive economy. Of course, we are also a reliable partner for exporters during the Corona pandemic. With our COVID-19 aid programmes, we support the restart of the Austrian economy together with the Republic of Austria and, as a service provider for the capital market, make a significant contribution to maintaining the financial strength of our country.
For us, the EFA is an ideal platform for addressing important current challenges and identifying future topics. This is where we take a closer look at our stakeholders’ points of view, form a comprehensive picture together and elaborate success and risk factors – and integrate the results into our strategic and operational work.