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Austria Connect – Australia / New Zealand (22nd and 23rd of March, 2018)

27 March 2018

First conference for directors of Austrian companies in the region concludes successfully in Sydney

More than a hundred participants from all over Australia, New Zealand as well as Austria, joined by distinguished members from the political and economic landscape of Australia and renowned experts made the conference a great success for all.

An official opening was followed by a series of panels addressing topics of relevance for all industries such as the EU-Australia FTA, the quest for talent, visa and tax issues, responsibilities of company directors and corporate law, as well as fascinating glimpses into the world of logistics, innovation, technology and research in Australia. Representatives from New Zealand joined the discussion on managing regional markets from Australia, and vice versa. The presentation slides for day 1 and day 2 are available here [pdf, 4,216.1kb] and here [pdf, 3,863.5kb] respectively. 

A policy paper with suggestions made by Austria Connect participants will be circulated among Australian government officials and other decision makers. Please click here [pdf, 207.8kb] for a summary.

To round off this one and a half day conference, plenty of networking opportunities allowed participants to mingle, amongst a series of delicacies ranging from Austrian wines with a Sydney Harbor view all the way to an Aussie Style Barbecue with barefoot lawn bowling. 

Photos are available under the following links:

Austria Connect – Conference Opening 

Austria Connnect Evening Reception & Wine Tasting


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29 March 2018