LBS students had the opportunity to participate in an online panel discussion on “Pharmaceutical Industry and the Economic Recovery” co-organized by the LBS Student Union (ÖH) and Lauder Business School. The panelists were two renowned speakers; the Head of Governmental Affairs at MSD, Mag. Walter Hatzenbichler M.E.S, and the General Secretary from the Ministry of Digitalization and Economics, Mag. Florian Frauscher. The discussion was in light of the pandemic outbreak and its consequences, during which Mag. Hatzenbichler led the topic from the viewpoint of the pharmaceutical industry and R&D of vaccinations, and Mag. Frauscher from the standpoint of the government and re-allocations of the budget to combat the pandemic economic consequences.
On March 17 we were happy to co-host the “Tech Up Your Business” webinar together with Green Fox Academy live on Facebook and Zoom. Our renowned speakers from Microsoft, SAS and Emarsys discussed the importance of tech skills for business professionals in various industries, as well as achieving a certain level of familiarity with contemporary technologies to succeed in the business world of today.
On August 31, Lauder Business School students participated in the panel discussion “Resetting the agenda: Boosting the CEE economy post COVID-19” within the frame of the European Forum Alpbach 2020 supported by the Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI). Challenged and united by the same opponent, COVID-19, leaders of the financial and governmental institutions discussed recovery plans for life after the pandemic as well as redefining their economies on sustainable and digitally fit grounds.
On November 21 we were honoured to host Dr. Andreas Bierwirth, CEO of Magenta Telekom, in the Lauder Business School ballroom. He inspired both the attending students and lecturers with his fireplace talk on courage and decisions, the role they played in his career path and the challenges facing the telecommunications industry as well as the leaders of tomorrow.
On June 28 we were pleased to welcome numerous families and friends to the Lauder Business School campus for a graduation celebration. In his welcome address our Executive Director Alexander Zirkler congratulated the graduates and introduced our Guest of Honor, the US Ambassador to Austria – his Excellency Trevor D. Traina.
On April 4 we were pleased to welcome Ing. Josef Simon, Director of Production and Technology at NÖM, the largest Austrian private milk producer with 1.2 million liters of fresh milk per day and a turnover of 400 million euros per year. NÖM’s portfolio includes a wide range of dairy products of which 45% are exported to other European countries.