Australian Embassy and Permanent Mission to the United Nations
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia

Exploring an ABIE Austria Chapter

What do challenges have in common? They usually mean potential.

In today’s world of constant change and taxing global challenges, such as COVID-19 and climate change, commercial opportunities may seem limited and the resilience of businesses tested. In such an environment, business networks remain critical to discovering commercial opportunities and expanding into non-traditional markets.

A new FTA will boost cooperation between Austria and Australia.

The Free Trade Agreement currently under negotiation between the EU and Australia will see an expansion of new business relationships between Austria and Australia. The deal will provide for expanded market access, new business partnerships and increased investment opportunities.

Setting up a members’ driven network.

In this context, we want to explore the value of establishing an Austria Chapter of the Australian Business in Europe (ABIE) network. ABIE currently has 17 country chapters in Europe including in Germany, France, Spain and the UK. It brings together multiple organisations across Europe and Australia with the shared objective of growing and strengthening trade, investment and business ties.

An ABIE Austria chapter would operate as an independent and members’ driven platform bringing together Austrian and Australian businesses and organisations. Its objective is to provide an informal forum for businesses to share knowledge, learn from others’ experiences in dealing with current challenges, collaborate between and across industries, create new or strengthen existing networks and, ultimately, generate business opportunities.

We want to hear from you.

At the 31 March event, Australian Ambassador Richard Sadleir introduced the proponent of an ABIE Austria chapter, Mr Anton Fischer, LL.M, an internationally experienced lawyer and networker.

Anton Fischer invites your views and suggestions on what this new network should look like and achieve via this mock-up webpage.