On September 22, 2017, Austria Connect North America brought together around 100 executives of Austrian subsidiaries in the U.S. and Canada. The annual one-day conference, now in its 10th year, is organized by the Austrian Trade Commission and was held at the prestigious Stanford University in California.
From September 18-21, Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz was in New York City for the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
On September 19, 2017, the National Defense University (NDU) in Washington D.C. inducted five alumni into the NDU International Hall of Fame. Among the honorees was Lieutenant General Franz J. Reissner from Tulln in Lower Austria.
"Reconsider Austrian Wine. It' s not at all sweet. It’s not all whites, either. And there’s more than grüner veltliner." Meet the sommelier, who distributes selected wines from Austria in the United States.
The Austrian steel conglomerate, which runs its largest foreign investment on the Gulf Coast of South Texas, announced on August 28, 2017 that it will provide several hundred thousand Dollars in financial support to help affected employees and the region.
Egger Group, a global, family-owned company founded in 1961 in Tyrol, Austria, announced plans to build a wood-based materials plant in Lexington, North Carolina. The announcement was made on July 24, 2017, during an official meeting with company officials and the Governor of North Carolina, Ray Cooper.
The University of New Orleans International Summer School in Innsbruck, Austria, celebrated the 10,000th student participating in the program this year. The summer school, one of the largest of its kind in the United States, brings some 300 faculty and students from various U.S. universities to the heart of the Alps each summer and is currently in its 42nd year.
The Salzburg Festival in the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is one of the largest festivals in the world. Traditionally, it kicks off with the performance of the play Jedermann ("Everyman"). Learn more about its rich history, especially on the instrumental role of the US in re-establishing the festival after World War II.
The Austrian delegation, lead by Secretary General Thomas Schmid, visited Washington D.C. from July 13 to 15, 2017. They met with U.S. Senator Orring Hatch (R-Utah), who serves as Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.