Austrian Leadership Program Goes West

The ninth edition of the Austrian Leadership Programs (ALPS) organized by the Austrian Foreign Ministry took place in Austria from March 11-16, 2018. 28 executives and opinion leaders from around the world – including one from the U.S. – were introduced to Austria’s industrial, economic and cultural assets, with a focus on the State of Vorarlberg.

The 2018 Austrian Lecture Series

The Austrian Lecture Series is a speaker and discussion series jointly organized by the Embassy of Austria, the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University's SAIS and other partners on the occasion of the 180th anniversary of U.S.-Austrian diplomatic relations, the Commemorative Year 2018 (including the centenary of the founding of the Republic of Austria), and the Austrian presidency of the European Union 2018.

A Visit to New Ebenezer, GA

March 12, 2019 will mark the 285th anniversary (1734) of the landing of 37 protestant families in Savannah GA following their expulsion from Salzburg by Prince-Archbishop Firmian: The Salzburgers, who finally settled 25 miles upstream in New Ebenezer GA, thus constitute the oldest Austrian community on American soil.

"Autopilot Living" from Austria

Loxone, the Austrian smart home automation specialist and global market leader from the small town of Kollerschlag, provides over 150 integrated products to build a smart home from start to finish. Its founders, Martin Öller and Thomas Moder have been building the company from a small three man - team in 2009 to a company with 260 employees today. 

Doppelmayr Opens the World’s Longest Ropeway

On February 4, 2018, Doppelmayr opened the world’s longest ropeway. With a length of 7,899.9 meters, the Hòn Thơm 3S beats the record previously held by another 3S lift in Vietnam, the Fansipan Legend, by almost one and one-half kilometers. The route of the new tricable gondola lift crosses the sea and connects the vacation islands Phú Quốc and Hòn Thơm in the south of Vietnam.