Business & Government Executive Meeting on Cross-border eCommerce Development in eRegion

June 6, 2006
14:00 - 17:30
Hotel Golf - Concordia Hall

The objective of the Executive Meeting is to contribute to an accelerated cross-border exchange of e-documents between business and government organizations in the emerging eRegion of the neighboring countries. It is assumed that the region may become more competitive by innovative implementation of eTechnologies in business processes.

From a geographic perspective, eRegion is defined as an area of some 200-500 kilometers around a point of observation. In the eRegion business and government organizations extensively use eTechnologies for doing business. The eRegion relates to crossing of the European Transport Corridor No. 5 (Lisbon – Kiev) and No. 10 (Hamburg – Istanbul & Thessalonica).

In preparations of the Executive Meeting the ALADIN universities are involved. ALADIN – ALpe ADria INitiative is the Universities’ Network: Universities of Corvinus Budapest, Hungary; Karl-Franzens Graz, Austria; Košice, Slovakia; Maribor, Slovenia; BW München, Germany; Novi Sad, Serbia & Montenegro; Prague, Czech Republic; Rijeka, Croatia; and Trieste, Italy

The Embassies are informed about the Bled eConference program.

14.00 – 15.30
Government Involvement in the Cross-border eRegion Development


Jože Zrimšek
, Director General, Head of Delegation
Directorate for Information Society, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, and Technology, Slovenia

Otto Peperna
, Head of Unit, Head of Delegation
International Innovation and Technology, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Labour, Austria


Constantin Andropoulos, Head of Unit
Iordana Eleftheriadou, Principal Administrator
Technology for innovation; ICT industries and e-business, Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General, European Commission
Rosalie Zobel, Director, Directorate G: Components and Systems
Information Society and Media Directorate-General, European Commission
Rolf Hochreiter, Head of Division VII B 4, Head of Delegation
Information Industry, Application of Information Technologies, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Germany
Robert Kromer, Consultant
IT Consulting & Coaching GesmbH, Program Coordination "digital economy-ICT", Ministry of Economic Affairs and Labor, Austria
Peter Sonntagbauer, Management Consulting
Austrian Federal Computing Center, Austria
Matjaž Janša, Director General
Directorate for Electronic Communications, Ministry of Economy, Slovenia
Dušan Kričej, Deputy Director General
Directorate for eGovernment and Administrative Processes. Ministry of Public Administration, Slovenia
Miroslav Marenčik, Head of Trade and Economic Section
Embassy of the Slovak Republic to the Republic of Slovenia
Denisa Žiláková, Director General for Information Society
The Ministry of Transport, Posts and Telecommunications of the Slovak Republic

16.00 – 17.30

Business Involvement in the Cross-border eRegion Development


Ivan Žerko
, President
SRC.SI, Systems Integration, Slovenia

Gerhard Laga
, eCenter Manager
Department Strategies, The Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Austria


Milan Jelovčan,
Member of the Management Board & Director of Organization and Informatics
Merkur - Trade and Services, Slovenia
Cinzia Spagno, ICT Department Head
Hospital-University Enterprise “Ospedali Riuniti” of Trieste, Regional Health Service, Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy
Darko Bohnec, Vice Governor & President, Payment Services Committee
Bank of Slovenia, Slovenia
Sonja Klopčič, Director
Oria Computers, Slovenia
Andreas Kolb, Prokurist & Head Product Management and Sales
EBPP Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment GmbH, Austria
Lothar Winkelbauer, ebConsultant
Project Coordinator, AustriaPro, Austria
Georg Krauchenberg, Commercial Counsellor
Embassy of the Republic Austria to the Republic of Slovenia
Christian Becker, Head Legal Department
German Chamber of Commerce in Slovenia, Germany
Bernhard R. Katzy, Professor & Founder of CeTIM GmbH
University BW München
Christian Kittl, Head, Business Models Unit
evolaris eBusiness Competence Center, Austria
Paolo Inchingolo, Professor & Director, Higher Education in Clinical Engineering (HECE)
Chairman, IHE Transnational Committee for Central and Eastern Europe & Delegate, ALADIN – ALpe ADria INitiative Universities Network, University of Trieste, Italy
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