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EXPO 2008 - The Perfect Stage for Water Technology "Made in Austria" Zaragoza/Spain, June 14 - September 14, 2008 

Landscape with lake © Österreich Werbung/Diejun

© Österreich Werbung/Diejun

17. June 2008

Austria is one of more than 100 countries participating in the EXPO 2008 which is held at Zaragoza, Spain, from June 14 to September 14, 2008. The theme of the EXPO 2008 is “water and sustainable development”, a theme that is tailored for Austrian enterprises which are leading in water technology and sustainable development world-wide.

Austria is one of more than 100 countries participating in the EXPO 2008 which is held at Zaragoza, Spain, from June 14 to September 14, 2008. Six million visitors are expected, nine billion Euros have been invested in this world exhibition. The theme of the EXPO 2008 is “water and sustainable development”, a theme that is very important for the survival of mankind.

According to the general secretary of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Anna Maria Hochhauser, the theme is also tailored for the Austrian enterprises which are leading in water technology and sustainable development world-wide. The EXPO 2008 is the perfect stage and platform for the presentation of water, wood and environmental technologies “Made in Austria ” and of the Austrian expertise in renewable energy solutions.

Austria presents an attractive mixture of information and entertainment, shows innovative technologies, trend-setting developments and creative ideas. By interactive water landscapes, the Austrian program demonstrates the quality, the expertise, and the beauty of the country with its abundance of water.

Austria ’s participation is aiming at strengthening the Austrian image as well as the economic relations on international level. The EXPO 2008 offers many chances to present the charme and culture of Austria . During the coming three months, events like the design symposium “Liquid Sky”, concerts of the DJ Madrid de los Austrias , and – as a musical highlight – a concert of the quintett of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra will take place.

The Austrian EXPO project is coordinated and financed by the Federal Ministry of Economy and Labour together with the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and realized by the Expo Office of the Austrian Foreign Trade Organization (AWO).

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