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Convoco Forum 2018

28/07/2018

On Saturday, 28 July, the Convoco Forum 2018 on "The Multiple Futures of Capitalism" gathered 290 guests from economics, academia, politics, and culture at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg.

The founder of Convoco, Dr. Corinne Michaela Flick, opened the conference with her introductory speech in which she emphasized the impact that today’s electronic globalization has on capitalism. She demonstrated that markets were living institutions that were shaped by historic, cultural, and normative circumstances and that they were therefore civilization products. After the introductory speech, the former Chief Economist of the World Bank, Prof. Justin Yifu Lin, PhD. (Beijing University) held the keynote on "The Rise of China and Its Implications for the World". He spoke about different versions of capitalism – including the Chinese one – and about the impact that China’s rise has on the world.
In the following panel discussion, which was presented by the economic historian Prof. Dr. Albrecht Ritschl (LSE London), China was also a crucial topic: The entrepreneur Prof. Dr. h.c. Roland Berger, Dr. Stefan Oschmann (Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Merck), and the economist Prof. Dr. Monika Schnitzer from the LMU Munich discussed the topic "Capitalism in a Globalized World".
Prof. Dr. Herbert Reitsamer (Professor of Neurophysiology and Sensory Physiology, University Salzburg) concluded the first part of the Forum with his lecture on "The Physiology of Greed". He showed how greed is physiologically formed in human beings and he raised the question of what will happen when there are no more natural limits to the desire for more in the age of digital capitalism.

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Dr. Corinne Michaela Flick - The Multiple Futures of Capitalism

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Dr. Corinne Michaela Flick - The Multiple Futures of Capitalism

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Prof. Justin Yifu Lin, PhD. - Keynote

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Panel Discussion - Capitalism in a Globalized World

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Prof. Dr. Herbert Reitsamer - The Physiology of Greed

After the break, Prof. Dr. Lucio Baccaro (Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies) described "The Politics of Growth Models" in his lecture. He compared the different growth schemes of the countries Great Britain, Germany, Sweden and Italy. Prof. Dr. Stefan Korioth (LMU Munich) presented the following panel discussion: Dr. Wolfgang Fink, CEO of Goldman Sachs Germany and Austria, Prof. Jörg Rocholl, PhD. (ESMT Berlin), and Prof. Dr. h.c. Rudolf Mellinghoff, President of the Federal Fiscal Court, discussed the topic "Capital and Market". They underlined the need for growth, analysed the interdependencies of the public sector and the market and spoke about the tasks that banks have in a market system.
The next item on the agenda was the Convoco Art Conversation with the international curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and the documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis on the topic "The Plague of Stability: What Prevents Us from Having Visions of the Future?". They emphasized the importance of visions for the society and stated that there were not enough visons – to the detriment of the acceptance of capitalism among the broader population.
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Schön (Director of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance) held the last lecture of the conference with the title "The Digital Capitalism and its Fiscal Consequences". He underlined the extent to which the fiscal system has changed through digitalization and he spoke of the challenges that the system now has to face. In the final panel discussion, the participants were asked about their own visions for capitalism. With Prof. Dr. h.c. Roland Berger as presenter of the panel, the Director at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance Prof. Dr. Kai A. Konrad, Dr. Carl Benedikt Frey (Co-Director Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment), and the CEO of Klöckner & Co SE Gisbert Rühl spoke about their own "Ideas for the Future of Capitalism".

Convoco thanks Vöslauer and Audi for the generous donations.

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Prof. Dr. Lucio Baccaro - The Politics of Growth Models

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Prof. Dr. Lucio Baccaro - The Politics of Growth Models

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Paneldiskussion - Capital and Market

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Hans Ulrich Obrist and Adam Curtis - The Plague of Stability: What Prevents Us …

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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Schön - Digital Capitalism and its Fiscal Consequen…

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Panel Discussion - Ideas for the Future of Capitalism

Convoco Forum 2018: Prof. Justin Yifu Lin, PhD.
Convoco Forum 2018: Dr. Corinne Michaela Flick
Convoco Forum 2018: Prof. Dr. Herbert Reitsamer
Convoco Forum 2018: Hans Ulrich Obrist and Adam Curtis
Convoco Forum 2018: Panel Discussion
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Convoco Forum 2018: Jazz Band
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Convoco Forum 2018: Prof. Justin Yifu Lin, PhD. and Dr. Corinne Michaela Flick
Convoco Forum 2018: Panel Discussion
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Convoco Forum 2018: Convoco Edition
Convoco Forum 2018: Guests
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Convoco Forum 2018: Prof. Justin Yifu Lin, PhD.
Convoco Forum 2018: Dr. Corinne Michaela Flick
Convoco Forum 2018: Prof. Dr. Herbert Reitsamer
Convoco Forum 2018: Hans Ulrich Obrist and Adam Curtis
Convoco Forum 2018: Panel Discussion
Convoco Forum 2018: Participants
Convoco Forum 2018: Mozarteum
Convoco Forum 2018: Jazz Band
Convoco Forum 2018: Participants and Guests
Convoco Forum 2018: Guests
Convoco Forum 2018: Guests
Convoco Forum 2018: Guests
Convoco Forum 2018: Guests
Convoco Forum 2018: Guests
Convoco Forum 2018: Prof. Justin Yifu Lin, PhD. and Dr. Corinne Michaela Flick
Convoco Forum 2018: Panel Discussion
Convoco Forum 2018: Guests
Convoco Forum 2018: Participants and Guests
Convoco Forum 2018: Guests
Convoco Forum 2018: Convoco Edition
Convoco Forum 2018: Guests
Convoco Forum 2018: Guests

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