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Press release

Berlin, June 13, 2013

ESMT Annual Forum 2013: CEOs discuss “The Future of Jobs” with international academics and policymakers

  • Challenges of the future working environment
  • Mario Draghi receives ESMT Responsible Leadership Award


ESMT European School of Management and Technology in Berlin is holding the ESMT Annual Forum on “The Future of Jobs” today from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. The one-day conference gives opinion leaders from business, academia, and politics a platform to discuss future challenges of employment and the labor market.

As part of the event, Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, will receive the ESMT Responsible Leadership Award at 5:30 p.m. “It is a great honor to receive this award. For the European Central Bank, its price stability mandate was, is, and will continue to be its first priority. Especially in times of challenge such as we are currently experiencing in Europe, it is important to always remain aware of the great responsibility leaders carry for citizens and states,” said Mario Draghi.

Mario Monti, 54th prime minister and senator-for-life of the Republic of Italy, will hold the laudatory speech. Benoît Cœuré, member of the executive board of the European Central Bank, will accept the award on behalf of Mario Draghi. Past recipients include the co-founder and chairman emeritus of Infosys Technologies N.R. Narayana Murthy; Güler Sabancı, chairman and managing director of Turkey’s Sabancı Holding; and Mario Monti.

Keynote speakers at this year's ESMT Annual Forum are Michael Diekmann (Allianz), Maria Åsenius (European Commission), and Daniel Stelter (The Boston Consulting Group). Other panel members include Ramu Damodaran (United Nations), Monika Hamori (IE Business School), Heinrich Hiesinger (ThyssenKrupp), Norbert Sack (Egon Zehnder), Johannes Teyssen (E.ON), Angela Titzrath (Deutsche Post), and Nicolas von Rosty (Siemens).

CEOs of leading global companies, together with renowned academics and policy makers, will debate the impact of migration on future jobs, job creation and growth in Europe, demands placed on managers, and the role of entrepreneurship in businesses and careers.

Jörg Rocholl, president of ESMT, said, “For this year's Annual Forum, we have brought together a variety of top experts to discuss solutions to urgent economic and socially relevant challenges. ESMT will continue to foster this discussion and provide a platform for international exchange in the future.”

About ESMT

ESMT European School of Management and Technology was founded in October 2002 by 25 leading global companies and institutions. The international business school offers a full-time MBA, an executive MBA, and open enrollment and customized executive education programs. ESMT focuses on three main topics: leadership and social responsibility, European competitiveness, and the management of technology. Additionally the business school provides an interdisciplinary platform for discourse between politics, business, and academia. ESMT is based in Berlin, Germany, with an additional campus in Schloss Gracht near Cologne, where USW Netzwerk runs the German-speaking executive education programs of the business school. ESMT is a private business school, accredited by the German state, AACSB, AMBA, and FIBAA.