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11 Austrian creative businesses at the “blickfang” in Copenhagen

16. November 2012

First design fair blickfang in Copenhagen – a great success also for Austrian participants

The Austrian creative industry is growth driver with a high export rate. With revenues of 18.5 billion euro, the Austrian creative industry plays an essential role in the domestic economy. Its export rate of 26% is also a clear indicator of its road to success on the international market. The creative industry has become an important factor for success and a growth driver for Austria as a business location. Within the past five years the number of companies operating in creative industries has increased significantly - 10% of all domestic companies are already part of the creative industry and every second company is also working for international clients.

For the first time ever, the well-known design fair, blickfang, took place in the Danish capital from November 9th to 11th, 2012. Around 5,500 visitors attended blickfang. According to jury member Poul Madsen, CEO at the Danish design enterprise Normann Copenhagen, the Danish capital is in need of blickfang.

The following Austrian designers and companies were part of blickfang Copenhagen 2012:

· Ina Kent
· Lothar Daniel Bechtold
· Milch
· Maronski
· Milch
· Milk
· Nolz ,
· ruins of modernity
· Wienzwoelf
· Wild things

Due to positive feedback from jury members, exhibitors and visitors, who described the atmosphere at the fair as unique, inspiring and enjoyable, the organizing team feels confident to have reached its ultimate goal. That is, providing an attractive sales exhibition based on high quality. The organizers are convinced that their concept for this design fair will work out in Scandinavia. With blickfang as a platform, upcoming designers can be promoted and are able to use the fair as a possibility for a demonstration of their products and thus talents. The next blickfang will take place in Copenhagen from November 8th to 10th in 2013.