• Denver, Colorado (CO)

The largest networking event for the US-Austrian business community is back as an IN-PERSON LIVE EVENT! 

More than 100 local subsidiaries already registered!




                                         Video message from Trade Commissioner Ammann


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 US-Austrian business community, is BACK as an in-person live event in 2021!


  • Thursday
    VIP Cocktail Reception with Fortune 500 CEO
  • Friday
    Conference Day
    Transfer to Vail
  • Saturday
    Skiing and Snowboarding in cooperation with Red Bull
    Exclusive Fireside Chat with Hikmet Ersek, President, CEO Western Union and Karlheinz Muhr, Executive Vice Chairman Bank of America Merrill Lynch


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 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 Corporate 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 Vail 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 (PDF, 0.7MB) to access the preliminary conference program with more details on conference speakers and the optional Saturday program in Vail. Please also refer to the conference program (PDF, 0.7MB) for information on your accommodation both in Denver and Vail, where to purchase your ski pass and how to book a shuttle back to Denver.  


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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