Programme

 

08.15

REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE

 

08.45

INAUGURAL ADDRESS

Prof. Dr. Joseph Deiss, former minister of economy and former President of Switzerland

09.00

KEYNOTE SESSION - REGIONAL COMPETITIVENESS THROUGH CLUSTER INITIATIVES

Prof. Dr. Christian Ketels, Principal Associate, Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School

Prof. Dr. Örjan Sölvell, Director of the Center for Strategy and Competitiveness, Stockholm

 

10.30

COFFEE BREAK

 

11.00

SESSION 2 - HOW TO MAKE CLUSTER INITIATIVES SUCCESSFUL?

 

Elisabeth Waelbroeck-Rocha, Partner, BIPE, Paris

Prof. Dr. Matthias Kiese, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Olten 

Dr. Alessandro Minello, CA' Foscari University of Venice, Venice

 

Lucia Seel, Clusterland Oberösterreich GmbH, Austria

 

12.40

LUNCH - NETWORKING

 

14.00

SESSION 3 - MANAGING CLUSTER INITIATIVES

Christoph Beer, tcbe.ch - ICT Cluster, Bern, Switzerland

Dr. Christian Tidona, Managing Director, BioRN, Heidelberg

Rüdiger Hintze-Schomburg, Hamburg - The Place for Aviation, European Aerospace Cluster Partnership (EACP)

Fred van Eenenmaan / Pablo Collazo, Nyenrode Business University

15.40

SESSION 4 - THE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE ECONOMIC POLICY

Ambassador Dr. Eric Scheidegger, Deputy Director, Head of the Promotion Activities Directorate, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO

 

16.10

END OF THE CONFERENCE

More details regarding sessions 2 and 3 will soon be available.