Welcome & Opening

Patrick Sagmeister, Deputy Director General, Advantage Austria, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

Engines of growth for Central and Eastern Europe – Market-creating innovations, agile organizations and motivated people

Arnold Schuh, Director, Competence Center for Emerging Markets & CEE, WU Vienna

Introduction Session 1 – Market-creating innovations

Arnold Schuh, Director, Competence Center for Emerging Markets & CEE, WU Vienna

TWISTO - How buy now pay later disrupts traditional lending models

Pavel Prucek, Head of Product, Twisto, Prague


Lászlo György Dellei, CEO, Kerubiel, Budapest


Robert Agnič, CEO, Plastika Skaza, Velenje

Discussion / Q&A

Maria Derler, Deputy Commercial Counsellor/AC Prague; Konstantin Bekos, Commercial Counsellor/AC Warsaw

Introduction Session 2 – Agile organizations and skilled & motivated people

Moderation: Manfred F. Berger

CODECOOL - We bridge the tech talent gap in Europe

Sigrid Hantusch-Taferner, Country Manager, Codecool, Austria

VIAR – Digital transformation with video work instructions

Blaž Zafošnik, Co-Founder, Viar, Celje

Cultural Transformation – The future key to top performance

Gaby Deussen, Vice President Financial, Henkel Eastern Europe, Vienna

wecanbeheroes.io – How to match startups and talents

Maria Baumgartner, Founder, Speedinvest Heroes, Vienna


Wilhelm Nest, Commercial Counsellor/AC Ljubljana; Jürgen Schreder, Commercial Counsellor/AC Budapest

Session 3 – Bringing innovations, people and learning together

Rudolf Dömötör, Director, Entrepreneurship Center, WU Vienna; Andreas Nemeth, CEO & Managing Partner, UNIQA Ventures, Vienna; Günther Tengel, Managing Partner & Owner, Amrop Jenewein, Vienna