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Austria Connect Gulf 2014
20. November 2014

ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA, the Foreign Trade Promotion Organization of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ) proudly presents the regional conference

Austria Connect Gulf 2014

Date: Sunday, 16th of November 2014
Venue: Raffles Hotel Dubai, Ballroom
Time: 08.30 am to 04.30 pm, followed by an evening reception

The Commercial Counsellors based in Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Teheran, Erbil, Muscat and Doha discussed this year’s topic “Rethink GCC/Gulf – Peak Oil and Beyond”.
A keynote speech by Adnan Shihab-Eldin, Director General of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science and former Acting Secretary General of OPEC highlighted the “Changing World Energy Landscape and its Geopolitical Challenges and Opportunities”. This was followed by presentations and discussions dealing with the topics of future industries, developments in the project business & the construction sector in the Gulf Region as well as breakout sessions featuring Iran, Iraq and Pakistan.
A parallel panel touched upon the topic of how to grow in the GCC from the perspective of successful Austrian companies. The Austrian Commercial Counsellors from Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Tehran, Erbil, Muscat and Doha presented recent developments in their countries and were available for 1-on-1 meetings.

An exclusive Dubai Creek Dhow Cruise allowed all participants to meet the experts and network with the Austrian business community throughout the evening.

Program & detailed Information
Please click [pdf, 807.7kb]

We have provided all presentations of the day for you to download here: 
Presentation "Innovative for Austria" [pdf, 1,414.5kb]
Presentation "The Changing World Energy Landscape" [pdf, 2,579.5kb]
Presentation "Long-term trends in the GCC" [pdf, 548.7kb]
Presentation "GCC Projects Market" [pdf, 1,925.7kb]
Presentation "Saudi Arabia" [pdf, 1,649.1kb]
Presentation "Iran" [pdf, 839.9kb]
Presentation "Iraq" [pdf, 312.2kb]
Presentation "Oman" [pdf, 354.1kb]
Presentation "Recent Developments Qatar" [pdf, 582.3kb]
Presentation "Iran's Petrochemical Industry" [pdf, 3,306.3kb]
Presentation "Iraq Diversifying the Economy" [pdf, 365.1kb]
Presentation "Iraq National Development Plan" [pdf, 1,458.4kb]
Presentation "Pakistan" [pdf, 523.7kb]

To see the list of all participants, please click here:
 list of participants [pdf, 355.8kb]

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