The Alpbach Congress Centre during the Güntner Symposium 2019.
The lecture series was opened with a keynote speech by professor Klemens Skibicki, economic historian and university instructor, on innovation and digital business models in B2B-SME. He focused on changes in framework conditions for customers and companies in the digital age and how these conditions can regulate the establishment of future-proof corporations.
The lectures that followed ranged from discussions on innovation management at Güntner, to technical aspects such as the current situation in CO2 applications with a view to future scenarios.
Visitors were offered an additional presentation platform in the form of the new Innovation Plaza. The 11 stages offered talks with direct insights into a wide range of areas as well as previews of upcoming innovations. Attendees could give direct feedback on topics and discuss concepts and ideas with contacts usually found working behind the scenes.
This focus on direct interaction was the key theme in the introductory address by Robert Gerle, chief sales officer of the executive board of A-HEAT AG, who commented that it is personal contact between the company and the customer which forms the basic requirement for a successful future.
The evening event was held at the Imperial Tower of Kufstein Fortress, leading up to the Saturday’s activities.