European Regional Meeting of the Trilateral Commission: Vienna, Austria, October 26-28, 2007

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(31st Meeting of European Group)

2007 European Regional Conference Booklet (pdf 976kb/99pp)
The publication includes the 2007 Conference Programme, Session Executive Summaries and Remarks.

At the InterContinental Hotel and the Haus der Industrie, Vienna, Austria

Conference Chairman: Peter Sutherland Chairman, BP p.l.c.; Chairman, Goldman Sachs International, London; Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Migrations; former Director General, GATT/WTO; former Member of the European Commission; former Attorney General of Ireland; European Chairman, Trilateral Commission
Host Country Chairman: Guido Schmidt-Chiari, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Constantia Group; former Chairman, Creditanstalt Bankverein, Vienna; Chairman, Austrian Group, Trilateral Commission

Friday, October 26

19h30
Opening reception and dinner in the Konzerthaus
Speaker: Karel Schwarzenberg, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic

Saturday, October 27

09h00-10h30
SESSION I: AUSTRIA
Chair: Guido Schmidt-Chiari, Chairman, Austrian Group
Panel:
Alfred Gusenbauer, Federal Chancellor, Austria
Martin Bartenstein, Federal Minister of Economics and Labour, Austria
Andreas Treichl, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Erste Bank der Oesterreichischen Sparkassen, Vienna

10h45-13h00
SESSION II: FUTURE PROPSECTS FOR THE WEST BALKANS AND/IN THE EU
Chair: Andrzej Olechowski, Founder, Civic Platform; former Chairman, Bank Handlowy; former Minister of Foreign Affairs and of Finance, Warsaw; European Deputy Chairman, Trilateral Commission
Panel:
SETTING THE BALKANS SCENE: Tim Judah, Independent Journalist and Balkan Correspondent, The Economist, London
STATE OF THE EU/US/RUSSIA "TROIKA" NEGOTIATIONS ON KOSOVO:
Wolfgang Ischinger, EU Member of Troika and German Ambassador to UK
KOSOVO: Veton Surroi, Member, Kosovo Assembly; Head, ORA Reformist Party; Publisher, Koha Ditore, Pristina
SERBIA: Goran Slivanovic, former Foreign Minister; Chair WT I on Democratisation and Human Rights, SE European Stability Pact, Belgrade

13h00-14h30
Luncheon
THE ORGANIZATION FOR SECURITY AND COOPERATION IN EUROPE
Speaker: Marc Perrin de Brichambaut, Secretary General, OSCE, Vienna

14h30-17h00
SESSION III: TOPICAL SESSION ON THE EU: THE FINANCIAL SCENE, FROM A SURGE IN GLOBAL LIQUIDITIES TO CREDIT CRUNCH
Chair and Moderator: Hervé de Carmoy, Chairman, Almatis, Frankfurt-am-Main; former Partner, Rhône Group, New York & Paris; Honorary Chairman, Banque Industrielle et Mobilière Privée, Paris; former Chief Executive, Société Générale de Belgique; European Deputy Chairman, Trilateral Commission
Panel:
Lucas Papademos, Vice President, European Central Bank, Frankfurt-am-Main; former Governor, Central Bank of Greece
Jacob A. Frenkel, Vice Chairman, American International Group (AIG), New York; Chairman, Group of Thirty (G-30); former Governor of the Bank of Israel
Alessandro Profumo, Chief Executive Officer, UniCredit Group, Milan
Nout Wellink, Governor of the Central Bank of The Netherlands, Amsterdam
Rudi Bogni, Director of Old Mutual and Prospect Publishing, London and Basel; Chairman of the International Advisory Board of Oxford Analytica; former Chief Executive of Private Banking for UBS

19h30
Reception and dinner at the Palais Museum Liechtenstein
Speaker: Ursula Plassnik, Federal Minister for European and International Affairs, Austria

Sunday, October 28

9h00-12h30
SESSION IV: A RESURGENT RUSSIA AND EUROPE
Chair: Peter Sutherland, European Chairman, Trilateral Commission
ENGAGING WITH RUSSIA: NEXT STEPS
Panel:
Presenter/moderator: Sir Roderic Lyne, former British Ambassador to the Russian Federation; London
Russia respondent: Sergei Karaganov, Dean of the School of World Economics and International Affairs of the State University-Higher School of Economics; Chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy; Chairman of the Editorial Board of Russia in Global Affairs, Moscow
U.S. respondent: Robert D. Blackwill, President, Barbour Griffith & Rogers International, Washington; former U.S. Ambassador to India; and former Member of the National Security Council

12h30
Informal closing buffet luncheon

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