Thu 08 March 2018
- Thu 08 February 2018
Dornbirn, Austria
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Announcment & invitation: BIFOCAlps will be present at the Business Summit 2018 held at the Vorarlberg Universtiy of Applied Science in Dornbirn and will perfom poster presentations.

The purpose of the Business Summit is to inspire thinking, show new perspectives, provide exciting impulses and, of course, entertain you. The Business Summit also offers you numerous opportunities for interesting conversations with personalities from business, science and academia or with talented students, for example at the informal business summit get-together with Food & Drinks after the event. To ensure that the Business Summit can be easily integrated into your working week, we will start on Thursday, 8 March 2018 at 14:00 hrs. We look forward to welcoming you and 200 other pioneering thinkers to the Business Summit, the leading event of the business management division at the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences.

In addition to keynotes and keynote speeches, four innovative business ideas are presented by young start-ups and you can use live voting to decide which of the ideas will win the Business Summit Audience Award.

More information:


13:30 - 14:00 Check-In Business Summit
14:00 - 14:30 Thoughts on the Business Summit of the FH Vorarlberg:"Rethink. Challenge. Innovate." by MMag. Thomas Metzler and Prof. (FH) Dr. Markus Ilg, FH Vorarlberg.
14:30 - 15:30 Keynote on the topic "Thinking Tools of the Highest Performers" by Dr. Gerhard Wohland, DynamikRobust. com
15:30 - 16:30 Startup Pitch Contest: Four startups present their innovative business ideas. (Apply to Pitch now! Deadline: February 15,2018)
16:30 - 17:00 Break: Coffee, Snacks & Talks
17:00 - 17:30 Keynote speech on "Digitisation in the Industry" by Dipl. -Wirtsch. -Ing. Thomas Spitzenpfeil, CFO Carl Zeiss AG
17:30 - 18:00 Keynote speech on "Development of new business models at Zumtobel" by Florian Reithmeier, Executive Vice President Zumtobel Group Services
18:00 - 18:30 impulse lecture on the topic "New organizational forms, agile teams, artificial intelligence... do we still need leadership?" by Dr. Marianne Grobner, university lecturer FH Vorarlberg
18:30 - 19:00 Break: Drinks & Talks
19:00 - 20:00 Keynote on the topic "Technolution - The Co-Evolution of Technology and People" by Matthias Horx, trend and future researcher
20:00 - 20:15 Video Wrap up & Award Ceremony, FH Vorarlberg
from 20:15 Business Summit get-together with Food, Drinks & Music