Opening hours

Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Our office is closed on the following U.S. holidays:

New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Day
Presidents' Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Thanksgiving Day
Veterans Day
Christmas Day

as well as on October 26 of each year (Austrian National Holiday).

Parking is available at the Hotel Intercontinental located across the street at a discounted rate. Visitors can get their tickets validated at the security desk in the lobby of 500 N. Michigan Ave. Rates 2014: 0 - 4 hours: USD 15 / 4 hours or more and out by Midnight: USD 20

Our services

We are your local link to Austrian companies, products and services and Austria as an investment location in the heart of Europe. As an official trade representative, we are a reliable information source and help you to reduce time, cost and risk of doing business with Austrian companies.

Our experts in Chicago and other U.S. offices can assist you in: Identifiying and pursuing business opportunities Sourcing products and services from Austrian companies Participating or exhibiting at trade shows and events and Investing in Austria

Each of our offices is responsible for specific industries and services. The Austrian Trade Commission in Chicago covers the following sectors:

Automotive Mr. Julius Bosak
Construction, Greenbuilding & Infrastructure Ms. Maja Seferovic  
Environmental TechnologyMs. Maja Seferovic
Machinery, Metals and Metal Processing Mr. Anders Benson
Paper, Printing, Packaging  Ms. Maja Seferovic
Plastics, ChemicalMs. Maja Seferovic

With a network of more than 100 offices in 70 countries ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA is uniquely positioned to consult and guide Austrian businesses worldwide.

We also work with Austrian companies which have invested or would like to invest or require local support in the Midwest and some Southern states. 

Geographic coverage

The states we cover are: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

Our team in Chicago

Servicecenter Team
Peter is a graduate of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. He previously served as Head of Corporate Communications at ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA in Vienna, the official Trade Promotion Agency of the Republic of Austria. Prior to that, he was posted as Commercial Attaché in Riyadh, Moscow and Stockholm as well as Commercial Counselor at the Austrian Embassy in Ankara. His most recent posting as Commercial Counselor at the Austrian Embassy in Stockholm ended in August 2012.
Anders covers the advanced manufacturing sector(machinery) as well as metals and metal processing.
Julius covers the automotive sector.
Maja covers the construction, greenbuilding  Infrastructure sectors as well as environmental technologies as well as the plastics and chemical industries and social media.
Our team in Chicago .... let us know how we can help you!
Our team in Chicago .... let us know how we can help you!