Prestigious award for Advantage Austria
ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA – the foreign trade promotion organisation of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ) – was recently named the best trade promotion organisation in the developed country category at the 9th TPO Network World Conference & Awards (the global conference of foreign trade organisations) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. France and Lithuania came second and third. The prestigious award is presented by the International Trade Center (ITC) based in Geneva, a joint agency of the World Trade Organisation and the United Nations.
“We have proved yet again that we give our members excellent support abroad, thereby making an important contribution to our country’s continuing export success”, said Chamber President Christoph Leitl, expressing his pleasure at the award. The excellent performance of the Chamber network was singled out for special praise – with over 115 foreign trade centres in more than 70 countries, it is the second largest of its kind after the USA.
ProMexico was chosen as the best trade promotion organisation of a developing country and Uganda (UEPB) won the award in the least developed country category.