On March 14, 2019, the Austrian Embassy in Washington, DC hosted its Annual Economic Forum on the occasion of the University of Salzburg Business School’s foreign study trip. The school’s Executive Dean, Gerhard Aumayr, was accompanied by roughly 60 MBA students with a background mainly in public and health management.
The students gained insights into the versatile work of the Embassy’s Economic Department, Advantage Austria (the Austrian trade representatives), OSTA (Office of Science and Technology Austria) and learned from the experience of successful Austrians living in the United States.
The speakers on this evening included Thomas Meth, Co-Founder and Excutive Vice President of the Maryland-based company Enviva, the world’s largest producer of wood pellets, as well as Guenther Schoenleitner, Executive Director at the Board of the World Bank Group, Andreas Stauber, Head of Advantage Austria Washington, Clemens Mantl, Director of OSTA, and Simon Ellmauer-Klambauer, Senior Economic Advisor of the Austrian Embassy.
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