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Be a part of the most exclusive Austrian business conference in the GCC.  AUSTRIA CONNECT GULF 2021 & evening reception of the AUSTRIAN NATIONAL DAY Thursday, 18. November 2021 at 10:00 AMJW Marriott Marquis Hotel | Dubai Ballroom      National Day: 19:00 - Jumeirah Emirates Towers | Outdoor Terrace  ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA is proud to host the 10th edition of our signature conference around the theme  “EXPO 2020 AND BEYOND – ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION AND GROWTH” Dr. Alexander Van der Bellen, Austrian Head of State – Federal President, Dr. Margarete Schramboeck, the Austrian Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairsand Dr. Harald Mahrer, President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and President of the Austrian Central Bank, will participate in our flagship event.  Meet and mingle with Austrian Commercial Counsellors from across the region including UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Jordan, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Pakistan and Israeland get latest insights as well as an overview of opportunities and challenges in the region. Every registered attendee of the conference is invited to join this year’s Austrian National Day celebration following the conference - yet another highlight with manydistinguished guests and an auspicious program - taking place at the “Terrace between the Towers”, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel (shuttle service will be provided). Only a limited number of tickets are available - be part of this exclusive event and register now!  ·         Click here for a detailed program·         Conference participation fee of AED 1,750 per person for full day conference and            evening reception of the Austrian National Day·         Register here latest by 18th October 2021 (kindly note that registration and payment           are done in one go with TELR payment link)

International alumni network of TU Graz (Graz University of Technology)

An increasing number of graduates of TU Graz are pursuing a career abroad. Thanks to the establishment of branches, or chapters, in Zurich, Munich, Berlin, Shanghai, Maribor, Ljubljana, Zagreb and Istanbul, we are now able to offer TU Graz graduates and interested parties from various fields of science, business and politics a first personal point of contact abroad and a platform for networking. In order to stay in touch with and inform interested parties in all other areas of the world where we do not yet have a contact point, we have launched a new event series - StayINFORMEDonline. StayINFORMEDonline is a digital event series organised on an annual basis, which informs interested parties about the latest issues, ongoing activities and news from TU Graz on a selected general topic, regardless of their location.  The kick-off event on the topic of ‘TU Graz - Digital Transformation’ took place on 14 October 2021. All details can be found in our homepage at: You are also welcome to get in touch with us by email at

Austrian Business News October 2021 

Read the latest edition of ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA Teheran's AUSTRIAN BUSINESS NEWS, OCTOBER 2021.

New Austrian Ambassador in Tehran

Dear Business Partners and Friends of ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA!Having arrived only recently in Tehran it is an honour to introduce myself as Austrian Ambassador to Iran.  I have served in various diplomatic functions in Asia and Europa, from 2010 until 2015 as Austrian Ambassador to Ukraine and in 2017 as the OSCE Special Representative for the Transdniestrian Conflict Settlement Process. Most recently I was Head of Management of Global Real Estate and Infrastructure at the Austrian Foreign Ministry.Our bilateral relations have seen numerous high level interactions since President Raisi assumed his office and the new Iranian Government has been confirmed by the Parliament. Our Heads of Government and Foreign Ministers have conversed already several times and Austrian Foreign Ministry Secretary General Peter Launsky has visited Teheran on October 16 to hold comprehensive consultations with FM Amir Abdollahian and other senior interlocutors, covering bilateral and multilateral matters and, of course, nuclear non-proliferation issues. Vienna will soon host the next round of negotiations of the JCPOA with a view to having the conditions in place to see US sanctions removed and facilitating commercial exchanges and re-establishing direct financial interactions in the near future. Bilaterally, the Austrian Government has donated 1 Mio. doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Iran in September, supporting the vaccination campaign at a critical moment. While the overall situation has improved we are still not back to normal routines after the onslaught of the pandemic. We hope to see further progress, with more and more people being vaccinated in both our countries.I would like to thank you for your interest in Austrian-Iranian relations and can assure you that my team at the Austrian Embassy in Tehran and I are looking forward to working closely with the business community in both our countries.Best regards, Wolf Dietrich Heim

International Mobility Days 2021: virtual conference, 13–15 December

Austria is one of the top nations in the field of mobility. The three-day virtual event informs about the latest trends and innovations.

Born Global Champions: Austria honours its trendsetters

Awards have gone to 27 recently founded Austrian firms that have pursued a strategy of internationalisation ever since their foundation.

EuroSkills 2021: Austria’s young professionals are the best in the EU

Team Austria achieved an impressive haul of 33 medals at the European professional championships held in Austria last week.

Austria is strengthening itself as a business location and promoting climate protection

Federal government presents cornerstones of its eco-social tax reform

Greentech from Austria is promoting climate action worldwide

With their environmentally friendly and ecologically compatible solutions, companies from Austria are in the vanguard of efforts to enable sustainable use of our resources.


Medical technology from Austria encompasses everything from diagnostic devices and dental instruments to building and managing large hospitals.