Austria - a Dynamic Business Hub in Central Europe 18.4.2018


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

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

Presentations

Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Europe Network
Johanna Niemistö, Senior Advisor, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise 

Economic Outlook of Austria
Albrecht Zimburg, Commercial Counsellor, Embassy of Austria, Helsinki

Austria, a Small Country with Great Potential 
Johannes Axnix, President, The Finnish-Austrian Economic Forum

Doing Business in Austria: Case Lumon
Juhani Raitinpää, Export Manager, Lumon International Oy

Doing Business in Austria: Case Planmeca Group
Jan Moed, Managing Director of Planmed Oy and Member of the Executive Board of Planmeca Group

 

An article on Austria in Kauppakamarilehti.fi: Economic outlook of Austria today – and what are the future prospects for the country?