The largest networking event for the North American-Austrian business community is back as an IN-PERSON LIVE EVENT!  Join us in Denver/Colorado between December 9 - 11, 2021 for the 14th Annual Conference.

Thriving in the new normal

After more than one year of Zoom calls, travel restrictions and social distancing measures, we are truly excited to announce that the Austria Connect North America, the largest Networking event for the North American-Austrian business community, is BACK as an in-person live event in 2021! 


The world has changed in unexpected and dramatic ways. The world economy has been disrupted, industries have been affected in unforeseen ways and our lives have been turned upside down. Hence, this year's conference theme will not come as a surprise. The 14th edition of the AUSTRIA CONNECT NORTH AMERICA (from Dec. 9 – 11, 2021 in Denver) will examine how to 'thrive in the new normal'. Speaking of new normal, also the conference itself will be held in a different format. Be prepared and expect the unexpected. 

On Thursday, we will kick-off this year's conference with a reception at the Western Union HQ, hosted by Western Union President and CEO Hikmet Ersek, followed by the conference day on Friday. After the conference on Friday afternoon, we will head out to Beaver Creek for the optional weekend program. We have planned for a day of skiing and snowboarding with surprise guests and professional winter sport guides. The conference will conclude with a fireside chat with the Austrian Honorary Consul Hikmet Ersek and a special guest.  

Get ready for inspiring and insightful presentations from top-speakers across a variety of industries. Here is quick glimpse into some of this year's speakers and topics:

·         Robyn O'Brien - Co-founder of rePlant Capital, a financial services firm that aims at transitioning farmland to regenerative and organic agriculture. Robyn is a trusted food industry advisor, strategist, and public speaker.

·         Ernesto Sirolli - Founder of the Sirolli Institute, author and highly sought after speaker. Ernesto is a leading consultant in the field of economic development.

·         Martin Keller - Martin has served as director of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory since 2015. In this capacity, he has developed a three-pronged strategy for ENREL that has led to game-changing scientific outcomes.

Please use the following link to access the preliminary conference program with more details on conference speakers, accommodation and the optional Saturday program.

Register for the Austria Connect North America 2021!  

For questions and comments, please contact us at mailto:losangeles@advantageaustria.org. We are all very much looking forward to seeing you in Colorado!  

The event will be held within the scope of go-international, a joint initiative of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs and the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber. 

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