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Specific Industry Coverage

The Austrian Trade Commission in New York is your point of contact for product specific information of the following sectors:

  • Pharmaceutical Products
  • Consulting & Engineering
  • Consumer Goods & Lifestyle
  • Food & Beverages
  • Health Care & Medical Technologies
  • Interior Design
  • New Technologies (Biotechnology, Genomics, Nanotechnology, Robotics, New Materials)
  • Textiles, Apparel & Leather
  • Automotive & Mobility Concepts
  • Chemicals and Plastics
  • Paper and Packaging
  • Metalworking Industry
  • Plant Manufacturing & Smart Factory
  • Building Technology and Interior Construction
  • Building Construction and Building Materials

Healthcare, Medical Industries & Pharmaceuticals

New Technologies (AI, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Robotics, New Materials) 

Ms. Valentina Marino-Melan

Interior Design & Creative Industries

Food & Beverages (Wine & Alcoholic Beverages)

Ms. Verena Erhart 


Banking & FinTech

Ms. Victoria Liedl


Mobility Concepts

Mr. Viktor Volvach

For further information, please contact us via email at newyork@advantageaustria.orgor call us at +1 212-421-5250.

Geographic coverage

The Austrian Trade Commission in New York covers the following US states:
Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia as well as Puerto Rico, US-Virgin Islands, Bahamas, and Bermuda.


Servicecenter Team

Peter Hasslacher is an international business professional with management experience in the private sector as well as at Advantage Austria.

He previously served as Head of our Offices in Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Croatia. Peter holds a doctorate degree from Vienna University of Economics and Business and is fluent in several Slavic languages.

As a passionate tennis player, Peter is always on the lookout for a good game; he'd love to meet you on the court!

Stefan Stantejsky studied law at Vienna University and later earned a Master's degree at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.

Prior to joining Advantage Austria, he worked for different public sector organisations in various countries around the world. Before coming to New York, he served as Deputy Head of our Offices in Poland and most recently Taiwan.

Stefan loves to learn foreign languages, do sports and get outdoors to enjoy nature. As a big Tea Lover he is always happy to share a cup of fine Oolong tea with his guests. 

From journalism to politics to the Austrian Trade Commission. Petra has worked in two interesting and dynamic fields in the United States and Austria before joining Advantage Austria New York.

Petra has a M.A. in Communication/Journalism from the University of Wyoming. At Advantage Austria she is in charge of office administration, accounting and human resources.

Valentina is an internationally trained medical doctor who is passionate about smart (healthcare) innovations and technologies. She possesses previous experience in various healthcare systems, including in Austria and the U.S. and has an entrepreneurial as well as creative spirit. Moreover, she is a soon-to-be MSc Public Health graduate from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  

At Advantage Austria she covers health, technology and innovation issues. Valentina is also in charge of our collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Verena is a huge foodie and avid home cook, craft beer and wine lover and therefore, being in charge of food & beverage at Advantage Austria was somewhat meant to be. Aside from that, she is also in charge of interior design and creative industries – areas which go hand in hand with the culinary field.

Her studies and previous jobs have allowed her to spend time in Spain, China, Saudi Arabia and eventually brought her to New York, where she´s lived for the past ten years.

 She graduated from the University of Vienna with a degree in communications, development studies and anthropology. Whenever she cannot travel the world, she likes to bring various country´s dishes to the table.

Victoria gathered working experience at major Austrian and international banks before coming to New York in 2019 to work at a startup in the field of multilingual meetings. Victoria is part of the Advantage Austria New York team since August 2021 and covers the following industries: startups, fintech, creative industries and social media. 

She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management & Entrepreneurship from the University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication in Vienna and a Master’s degree in International Relations from Queen Mary University in London. 

Viktor studied at Alfred Nobel University in Ukraine, where he earned a Master's degree in Marketing and Business Management.

With experience in marketing, media and business development in Europe as well as the US, and a passion for cars produced on both sides of the Atlantic, he is a great match for the position of Automotive Sector Manager at Advantage Austria in New York.   

Viktor enjoys learning foreign languages, outdoor activities and exploring new restaurants.