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US-A-Biz Award 2013: The countdown begins

October 23, 2012

Concurrently to the (film)-Oscars the Austrian Trade Commission Los Angeles will be awarding the US-A-Biz Award 2013 'for excellent performance of Austrian companies in the USA’.

It is with excitement that we are awaiting the announcement of the 85th Nominations of the Academy Awards at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on January 10th in Hollywood (05:30 AM local time), in the hope that the Austrian nominee - Michael Haneke's film, Love '- will be nominated for the Oscar 2013 in the category 'Best Foreign Film '. Concurrent to this announcement there are other exciting nominations being made public: the Austrian Trade Commission Los Angeles of the Federal Economic Chamber of Austria (WKO) announces the nominations of the US-A-Biz Award 2013, the economic Oscar for outstanding entrepreneurial achievements by Austrian companies in the USA.

"Now in its third year, the US-A-Biz Award, e.g. the economy Oscar of AUSSENWIRTSCHAFT AUSTRIA for outstanding achievements of Austrian companies in the U.S. market, will be awarded at the same time as the film Oscars" says Rudolf Thaler, Austrian Trade Commissioner in Los Angeles. The aim of this award is to bring successful Austrian companies present in the U.S. market, the largest and most challenging in the world, to the red carpet and in the media spotlight.

The nominees for the ‘US-A-Biz Award 2013 ' will be announced by the Austrian Trade Commission Los Angeles on January 10th 2013, the winners on the day of the Oscars (February 24th 2013).

Registration for the US-A-Biz Award 2013 can be submitted directly to the Austrian Trade Commission Los Angeles. Registration deadline is December 10th.

The winners of 2012 were:
Category ‘Start Up’: Lixto Software GmbH
Category ‘Market Entry’: PIDSO Propagation Ideas & Solutions GmbH
Category ‘Trendsetter’: S.O.L.I.D. Society for Solar Installation and Design GmbH
Category ‘Innovation’: FACC AG
Category ‘Investment’: austriamicrosystems AG
Category ‘Spectacular’: Lenzing AG

Applications and inquiries:
ADVANTAGEAUSTRIA - Austrian Trade Commission Los Angeles
Rudolf Thaler
Tel: (310) 477 99 88