The Vienna Economic Forum invited to a plenary session within the framework of the 16th Vienna Future Dialogue under the motto “Economy meets Politics – On the road to the market economy – 30 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain” at the Novomatic Forum. Amb. Dr. Elena Kirtcheva, Secretary General and Member of the Board of Vienna Economic Forum, Mag. Harald Neumann, CEO of Novomatic AG, Vice-President of Vienna Economic Forum and Honorary Consule of Romania, Tatjana Sterjova, PhD, Director of Brand Association at Regional Chamber of Economy of North Macedonia and DI Dr. Günther Rabensteiner, President of Vienna Economic Forum and Representative of Verbund AG opened the session, the impulse statement came from former Austrian President Dr. Heinz Fischer. Dr. Sonja Sagmeister, Author and Journalist of the ORF, moderated the talk, which was followed by a podium discussion with participants from the international political and economic field. Amb. Victor Jackovich, President of Jackovich International USA and Member of the Board of Vienna Economic Forum took over the moderation and also led through the Annual Award Ceremony of Vienna Economic Forum.