Meet the Market: Austria Skype Surgery

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Friday, 25 May, 2018 - 09:00 to 13:00

Meet the Market: Austria Skype Surgery


One of the best parts of exporting is the chance to travel the world, growing your business while you're at it. Of course, visiting a market and meeting face to face with new contacts is one of the best ways to develop a successful business relationship - but we realise that this isn't always possible.

That's why we are working with our network of contacts based at British Embassies around the world arranging for them to visit the West Midlands, giving businesses the chance to meet commercial specialists on their doorstep at an event or via a 1:1 Skype meeting.

Find out if your product or service will sell in Austria - request a free 20-30 minute on-line chat with one of DIT’s Trade Advisers based at the British Embassy in Vienna...

These sessions are open to companies from the following sectors:

  • Defence and Security
  • Rail
  • Financial and Professional Services
  • Chemicals
  • Life Sciences

Why Austria?

Austria is considered an easy market for UK companies to do business in. If your product or service is successful in the UK, there’s a good chance you could be successful in Austria but as most companies there are in long-lasting supplier relationships, your product or service must have unique selling points (USPs) or advantages to have a strong chance of finding market share. Austria has the fourth highest per capita GDP in the EU and though a small country, over 48 million people living within a 250 mile radius of Vienna. The country is therefore an ideal starting point for access into central and eastern European markets.

DIT Austria is working to win government contracts for UK businesses, on accessing supply chains of leading Austrian manufacturers, and to find distributors in Austria for UK companies looking to do business in the country.

How to request a meeting:

To request a meeting, please click on the registration link and answer the questions giving as much detail as you can on your experience and interest in the market. Our team in Austria will then review your request and if they believe you have potential in the market, will confirm your meeting with the appropriate sector specialist who will send you a link to join an online meeting at the agreed time.

Please note:

As this event is paid for by West Midlands Chambers of Commerce’s ERDF SME International Growth Project, we require applicant firms to complete and submit this simple online form unless your firm has done so. We will then check your eligibility and can count the time towards our project outputs. Your meeting will last up to 30 minutes and can be requested between 9 and 1.

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