Update: 18 October 2017





9th Arab-Austrian Economic Forum & Exhibition


Focus on:

Energy – Infrastructure – New Technologies – Food & Agriculture



Monday, 27 November 2017, 10:30 - 16:00 hrs
Hotel Marriott, Parkring 12a, 1010 Vienna







Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC)



The rising population, climate change, pollution, rising demand for energy, increasing need for food and other aspects make it a necessity to focus on sustainability in the planning of various aspects of future projects. Austria has an extensive experience in environmentally friendly technologies, infrastructural planning, public transport, renewable energies, agro-food industries and many other state of the art innovations.



The Arab countries have ambitious projects in construction, water, energy, public transport, rail, industry, agriculture, food industry and all kinds of innovative developments. More than 150 projects ready for investment and implementation will be presented.



Both sides can benefit from each other's experiences in the fields of:


  • Environmentally friendly projects
  • Fossil and renewable energy
  • Construction
  • Transport (public transport, railways, etc.)
  • Agriculture
  • Industrialization (agro-food industries and various new industries)
  • Water supply and treatment


This forum aims to:


  • Outline the current energy situation and future trends
  • Present innovative methods and technologies in all these fields
  • Exchange know-how in the implementation of new technologies
  • Share experiences in the ways to overcome challenges and difficulties
  • Introduce financing tools and possibilities for planned projects


Exhibition & Networking



A display of companies, enterprises and international institutions in various fields together with the diplomatic representations of Arab countries in Austria, offering special opportunities to meet with the business community and establish personal contacts.






Monday, 27th November 2017






10:00 – 10:30                     Registration



10:30 – 10:45                     Opening of the EXHIBITION






11:00 – 11:15                     Opening of the FORUM


Welcome address by H.E. Dr. Wolfgang BRANDSTETTER,

Vice-Chancellor & Minister of Justice of the Republic of Austria


11:15 – 12:30                     Session I



12:30 – 13:30                     Lunch break



13:30 – 14:30                     Session II



14:30 – 14:45                     Coffee break



14:45 – 16:00                     Session III



16:00                                 End of Forum & Exhibition





  • H.E. Univ. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang BRANDSTETTER, Vice-Chancellor and Minister of Justice of the Republic of Austria
  • H.E. Senator Nael AL-KABARITI, President Union of Arab Chambers
  • H.E. Senator Dr. Richard SCHENZ, President Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce
  • Mr. Mohamed Abdulkarim RAIED,President General Union of Libyan Chambers
  • Mr. Tariq ALNASSAR, Acting Assistant Director General, Private Sector and Trade Finance Operations Department, OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)
  • Mr. Mohamed BEN YOUSIF, Managing Director, Euro-Arab Business Council for SME
  • Mr. George KATINIS,Deputy Managing Director, Euro-Arab Business Council for SME
  • Mr. Mohamad SHABAREK, Program Development Expert, Euro-Arab Business Council for SME



  • Union of Arab Chambers (UAC)
  • Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO) & Regional Chambers Vienna Economic Chamber (WKW)
  • Arab LeagueArab Embassies in Austria / Council of Arab Ambassadors in Austria
  • Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
  • General Libyan Union of Chambers
  • Euro-Arab Business Council for Small & Medium Enterprises
  • Arab Ministries & Official Institutions
  • Austrian & Arab Companies
  • OPEC
  • OFID (OPEC Fund for International Development)
  • European Union (EU) / European-Mediterranean Assemblies for Energy, Environment and Water (EUROMED)
  • Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)
  • Vienna Business Agency / Wirtschaftsagentur Wien
  • Austrian Institute for Europe and Security Policy (AIES)
  • Others



  • Borealis
  • Wirtschaftsagentur Wien / Vienna Business Agency
  • ILF Consulting Engineers Austria GmbH
  • Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan
  • N.N.





The event is open to interested visitors free of charge. Registration is required at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .






For detailed information contact us by phone +43 1 513 39 65, or email to mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .




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