Events 2018

 

Secretary General meets the designated Mayor of Vienna

 

ludwig1On 13 March 2018, the Secretary General of the AACC Eng. Mouddar KHOUJA had a welcome meeting with the new designated Mayor of Vienna H.E. Dr. Michael LUDWIG in his office at the Vienna City Hall.

During their very constructive meeting, H.E. Dr. LUDWIG and Mr. KHOUJA discussed several topics. Throughout the past years, Vienna has been establishing itself as a hub and headquarters for many international organisations and institutions, Mr. KHOUJA acknowledged and referred to organisations like OPEC and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), the world’s second largest development finance institution for soft loans after the World Bank.

 

The Secretary General also mentioned the AACC’s close cooperation with the Vienna Economic Chamber and its President Eng. Walter Ruck, as well as with the Vienna Business Agency and others, to promote Vienna and Austria as an ideal business location for Arab companies and partners. At the same time, the AACC would also engage to promote cooperation and friendship agreements with other Arab cities and capitals.

The designated Mayor of Vienna H.E. Dr. Michael LUDWIG referred to very positive personal experiences in Arab countries and acknowledged the Middle East and Arab countries as a region with huge potential, even more than media would reflect. He reaffirmed the importance of strong cooperation with institutions like the Vienna Economic Chamber, the Vienna Business Agency and others, to promote and intensify the relations with Arab countries and to strengthen Vienna’s position as a centre for diversity and internationalism.


 

 

Celebrating Arab Mother’s Day at Domisol

 

 

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On 15 March 2018, the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC) and AACC member company Domisol jointly invited Arab diplomats, AACC members, family and friends to celebrate together on occasion of the coming “Arab Mother’s Day” which is celebrated on 21 March. Domisol is a unique multibrand‑shop for luxury merchandise right in the heart of Vienna.

 

 

Among the guests were representatives from Arab embassies, international organisations (like OPEC and OSCE), and from international NGOs (“Human Relief”), together with AACC member representatives from Ritz-Carlton Hotel Vienna, and affiliates, staff and friends of the AACC.

 

 


 

Coordinative Meetings for Bank Cooperation Iraq - Austria

 

 

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Between 6-8 March 2018, the AACC coordinated several meetings with Austrian banks and experts on the Austrian Financial Market Authority, for possible cooperation in the banking sector between Austria and Iraq. Participants were H.E. Dr. Khaled Al Juboory from the Embassy of Iraq, and Mr. Mohammed Qasim.

 

 


 

 

 

Cooperative talks between AACC and Regional Center for

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RECREEE)

 

 

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On 26 February 2018, the Secretary General of the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC) Eng. Mouddar KHOUJA received Dr. Ahmed BADR, Executive Director of the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RECREEE), together with Eng. Ashraf KRAIDY, Planning Director and Ms. Noha GAMAL EL DIN, Members States Relations and Operations Manager of RECREEE for coordinative talks in Vienna.

 

 

RECREEE informed the AACC that they were awarded by the European Commission to be the Animator of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Platform under the Union of the Mediterranean, which in they are preparing to launch an “Euro-Mediterranean High Level Policy Dialogue” between Europe and the Arab region to stimulate the investments in the sustainable energy field. The focus of the dialogue is on “Fostering Climate Change Mitigation Measures for the Deployment of Renewable Energy”.

 

 

In this context, RECREEE approached the AACC to discuss a potential role for AACC and the different Arab-Joint chambers in Europe in this dialogue, as key players in the investment and commerce markets drivers between the north and the south.

 

 

 


 

 

AACC welcomes the President of Strategic Marketing
Management Group for cooperative meetings

 

 

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From 22-23 February 2018, Mr. Dawood AL SHEZAWI, President of Strategic Marketing Management Group paid a visit to Austria for coordinative meetings with the AACC, the Vienna Business Agency and the Institute for Economic Promotion of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WIFI). The visit was initialized and coordinated by the AACC.

 

 

Strategic Marketing Management Group, based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is a leading marketing, trade, exposition and conference organizer with offices in different regions. Among its most popular events is the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy of the United Arab Emirates, the Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition, the Future Cities Show and many more.

 

 


 

AACC Delegation at

“Kuwait International Conference for

Reconstruction of Iraq”, 12-14 February 2018

 

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From 12 – 14 February 2018 the State of Kuwait hosted the high-level “Kuwait International Conference for Reconstruction of Iraq” with over 2500 participants from official institutions and the private sector from all over the world.

 

 

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The AACC, headed by its President Senator Dr. Richard SCHENZ and Secretary General Eng. Mouddar KHOUJA, organized a delegation trip for interested companies and representatives to participate in these important events.

 

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