From September 18 - 19, 2014, Austria Connect, the annual conference for executives of Austrian subsidiaries in the U.S. and Canada, took place in Boston, MA. The renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston served as the prestigious conference location for this year's event entitled "Blueprints for the Future." MIT's think tank and its long-term approach to revitalizing the manufacturing sector in North America was presented by top experts. Leading economists gave an outlook on the business environment as well as forecasts concerning the U.S. and Canadian economic situations. Around 100 executives from both sides of the Atlantic attended the conference, making it the prime networking event of the year of Advantage Austria.