November 10th 2022

Entrepreneurship, Networking & Klitschko: Sold-out Tyrolean Economic Forum 2022

‘Unternehmen statt unterlassen - Technologie. Innovation. Standort. Werte.’ | Sold-out event at Congress Innsbruck | Live call-in with Wladimir Klitschko

For the 31st time, top-class entrepreneurs, decision-makers and more met within at this year's Tyrolean Economic Forum. In the sold-out Dogana at Congress Innsbruck, more than 400 visitors came to participate in presentations, exchange of ideas and networking in line with the motto ‘Unternehmen statt unterlassen - Technologie. Innovation. Standort. Werte.’ (engl. Act instead of neglect – Technology. Innovation. Location. Values.). Renowned speakers, valuable input, and plenty of opportunities for contacts and dialog, as well as a live feed from former professional boxer Wladimir Klitschko, made the event the highlight of the year.

Right before the event, a "Business Breakfast" invited to already participate in casual exchange and networking with customers, partners and friends. Meanwhile, visitors had the opportunity to get in touch with start-ups and young entrepreneurs from the region in the foyer to talk about future partnerships and investments. Another highlight offered the team of the Tyrolean start-up Holo-Light, which introduced the guests to the fascinating world of augmented reality.

After Anton Mattle, Governor of the Tyrol, officially opened the event at the podium, Alois Vahrner, Editor-in-Chief of the Tiroler Tageszeitung, hosted an exciting day of cutting-edge presentations and captivating discussions. This year again, the Industriellenvereinigung Tirol, together with its partner MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®, was able to gather top-class international speakers for the event:

  • Hanna Hennig | Chief Information Officer, Siemens AG, Muncih
  • Axel Paeger | Founder & CEO, AMEOS Gruppe, Zurich
  • Karl Lamprecht | Chairman of the Board, ZEISS Gruppe, Oberkochen
  • Georg Kofler | Media entrepreneur, main shareholder & chairman, Social Chain AG, judge & investor of the German TV show ‘Die Höhle der Löwen’, Berlin & Munich
  • Hans-Lothar Domröse | General and NATO Commander (ret.), Brunssum
  • Hans-Holger Albrecht | Chairman of Storytel, Stockholm / VEON Ventures, Amsterdam / Scout24, Munich and Deezer, Paris

A gripping panel discussion on "Entrepreneurship in Tyrol" with Susanne Haspinger, co-founder and CFO of Holo-Light, entrepreneur Georg Kofler, and MCI Rector Andreas Altmann allowed up-close insights into the start-up scene and rounded off the rich program at the podium.

Another highlight of the event was the digital live streaming of several-time world champion Wladimir Klitschko as a guest. Countless viewers on site and online followed the moving interview in which he described the devastating effects of the Russian attack on his home country and Europe.

Tyrolean Economic Forum

For more than 30 years, the Tyrolean Economic Forum has been the annual meeting place for internationally outstanding experts, decision-makers and leading figures from business, politics, science and society. In addition to inspiring panel discussions and lectures by top speakers, it offers the ideal opportunity for discussions and personal contacts with business partners, extending far beyond the Tyrol. The event is organized annually by the 'Industriellenvereinigung Tirol' and MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®.


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