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Austria Connect 2016 North America

September 22, 2016 - September 24, 2016


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22. September 2016 - 24. September 2016B.00;T.13;T.17Austria Connect 2016 North America

Staying relevant in rapidly changing times

The 9th edition of “Austria Connect North America” – the Annual Conference for Executives of Austrian Subsidiaries in the U.S. and Canada – took place from September 22 to 24, 2016 in Atlanta, GA.

Here is a brief introduction for those who have not yet been part of the prime networking event of the Austrian Business Community in the US:

Austrian direct investment in the US amounts to approximately 11.5 billion US-Dollars and has tripled between 2008 and 2015. There are approximately 700 Austrian subsidiaries in the US, mainly in sales and distribution. However, 200 of them manufacture in the US and are of substantial size. AUSTRIA CONNECT is a yearly conference for executives of Austrian subsidiaries in the United States. The conference is organized by the Austrian Trade Commissions in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington D.C.

In the past Austria Connect was held in Washington, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. This year’s event in Atlanta held 120 participants and was completely sold out.

We hope that our participants were able to make use of this opportunity to expand your professional network and personally exchange information with other participants and experts. We further hope that the expert-talks provided them with new inspiration and ideas concerning the future of robotics, manufacturing, fintech and payments, politics and branding – in short, the future of everything!

Finally we would like to take the opportunity once again to also thank our sponsors. Austria Connect 2016 would not have been possible without the generous support and commitment of: ALPLA Inc., Blum Inc., Palfinger, voestalpine, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, UniCredit Bank Austria, Erste Bank der österreichischen Sparkassen AG, Rödl & Partner, Austrian Airlines, Plansee USA LLC/Global Tungsten & Powders and MIBA.

Special thanks also to Mr. Jörg Leichtfried, the Austrian Federal Minister of Transport, Innovation and Technology and Jürgen Roth, Vice-President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, for their participation and key-note addresses.

We look forward to hopefully welcoming you again next year at the Austria Connect 2017. The specific date and event location will be decided within the next weeks – we will be happy to keep you updated, to stay connected please also visit our Facebook (@advantageaustriaUS ) and Twitter (@Austria_in_US ) channels.

Pictures and videos of this year's conference:

Pictures  Austria Connect Atlanta 2016

Video Austria Connect Atlanta 2016

Conference Documents  Austria Connect Atlanta 2016

Special thanks to our generous sponsors [pptx, 1,371.5kb] 2016!

Check out the videos and pictures of the past conferences:

Pictures Austria Connect Chicago 2015 

Video Austria Connect Los Angeles – Rand Corporation: 

Video Austria Connect Los Angeles - Jonathan Beach Club: