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On September 30th 2004, the Austrian Trade Commission organized a conference entitled:

Vienna – Gateway to Business Opportunities in the Expanded European Union

Some members of the A-AA were privileged to attend this event held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston as reported here by the Austrian Trade Commission in New York:
Keynote speakers opening the presentation included: Walter Nettig - President of the Vienna Economic Chamber, Mark Trusheim - President of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, Friedrich Donner - Executive Board Member at BaxterAG, and Leo Klimt - Manager of Natl. & Global Operations IBM Integrated Supply Chain. The opening presentation was followed by two breakout sessions:
'Vienna's Biotechnology Initiative' and 'Vienna - Gateway for US Companies Expanding in the European Union'
The speakers for the first session represented these companies: Gilead Science - Inc., IBM, Ferskos LLC, Austrian Science Fund, and Eli Lilly. The other session was represented by: PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Generali Group, GLL Real Estate Partners, and Wolf Theiss.

There is already a positive development to report following this event: the US company Therion Biologics Corporation, specializing in therapeutic vaccines for cancer patients, is considering opening a facility in Vienna.
Members of the press estimated that around 200 people participated in this event.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Austro-American Association of Boston for their great support, whose assistance allowed us to secure high attendance and helped to make this event a huge success."
Mag. Bruno Freytag, Austrian Trade Commissioner, NYC

For information about starting a business in Austria contact the Austrian Trade Commission in NY, or the Austrian Business Agency.

From left to right: David Acker, A-AA President Traude Acker, Martha Stasa, 1, Trade Commissioner Mag. Bruno Freytag

From left to right: 2, 3, Nettig, 4

From left to right: Mag. Andreas Stauber, Otto Prohaska, Martha Stasa, 5, David Acker, 6

From left to right: 7

From left to right: 8, 9, Mag. Bruno Freytag, Veronika Demers, Cornelia Demers

From left to right: Otto Prohaska, Martha Stasa, 10

From left to right: Martha Stasa, 11, A-AA President Traude Acker

From left to right: David Acker, Traude Acker, Martha Stasa, 12, Austrian Trade Commissioner Mag. Bruno Freytag

From left to right: Austrian Trade Commissioner Mag. Bruno Freytag, Martha Stasa, 13

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