A business delegation comprising around 20 Austrian companies accompanied the Federal President of Austria H.E. Dr Heinz Fischer on his State Visit to Malta to explore the business environment in the country and learn about the trade and investment opportunities that Malta offers.
While in Malta, the Austrian businesses participated in a business forum organised by Malta Enterprise together with the Embassy of Austria in Malta during which presentations were delivered by Malta Enterprise, the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, FinanceMalta, as well as the GRTU.
On their part, representatives of the Economic Chamber of Austria gave details about opportunities their country offers to Maltese companies wishing to grow their business abroad.
The business forum was followed by a series of one-to-one meetings with a view towards enhancing the commercial relations between the two countries. Around 150 meetings were held with about 40 Maltese companies.
The Austrian companies – which operate in sectors such as ICT, consulting services, environmental technology and renewable energy, machinery and equipment for the food and hospitality industries, as well as packaging – also participated in a networking reception hosted by the Federal President of Austria in the evening.