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Austria – a Dynamic Business Hub in Central Europe

  • Helsinki Hall, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, 2nd floor 00100 Finland (map)

Austria is the fourth richest country in the EU and has a well-developed market economy, skilled labor force, and high standard of living. Its economy is closely tied to other EU economies, especially Germany’s. Austria’s economy features a large service sector, a sound industrial sector, and a small, but highly developed agricultural sector. Surrounded by eight neighboring countries, Austria’s central location makes it an ideal place to conduct business both within Western Europe and into Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Already more than 1000 global companies coordinate their activities from Austria.

This seminar is targeted to companies interested in increasing their knowledge about the Austrian market and consider expanding their activities in Central and Eastern Europe.

The event is co-organized by Business Finland, Finland Chamber of Commerce, Finnish-Austrian Economic Forum, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, and Enterprise Europe Network.

Wednesday 18 April 2018 at 8:30-12:00

Helsinki Hall, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, 2nd floor,
Kalevankatu 12, 00100 Helsinki


08:30 Coffee and Registration
09:00 Welcome Words
Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Europe Network
09:10 Economic Outlook of Austria
Albrecht Zimburg, Commercial Counsellor, Embassy of Austria, Helsinki
09:30 Austria, a Small Country with Great Potential
Johannes Axnix, President, The Finnish-Austrian Economic Forum
10:15 Doing Business in Austria: Case Lumon
Juhani Raitinpää, Export Manager, Lumon International Oy
10:35 Doing Business in Austria: Case Planmeca Group
Jan Moed, Managing Director of Planmed Oy and Member of the Executive Board of Planmeca Group
10:55 Q&A Session
11:10 Networking
12:00 End of the event                      

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The event is free of charge and language of the event is English.