Events & Activities 2012
AACC Events & Activities 2012
 
 
10-11 October 2012:
6th Arab-Austrian Economic Forum / International Conference in Vienna: Sudan & Europe – Prospects of Cooperation for Regional Peace and Development
 
Sudan
 

On October 10th 2012 the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC) had its annual highlight with its "Event of the Year", the 6th Arab-Austrian Economic Forum. This Forum was held in Vienna at the Hotel Hilton Vienna City and was visited by approximately over 500 people concerned with and interested in Arab-Austrian economic relations in general and in meeting leading personalities from both, the Republic of Austria and the Republic of the Sudan, in particular.

This year's Forum was under the banner of "Sudan & Europe: Prospects of Cooperation for Regional Peace and Development". The Forum's speakers came from both, Austria and Sudan and included several top-level personalities, among many others H.E. Dr. Michael SPINDELEGGER, Vice-Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Republic of Austria, and H.E. Mr. Ali Ahmed KARTI, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Republic of the Sudan. Several Arab Ambassadors accredited to Austria, businesspeople from Sudan and Austria and numerous interested persons also participated in this event.

 

Full report in English

Full Documentation


 

12-13 November 2012:

AACC participates in 1st Arab-Hungarian Economic Forum

 

Ungarn


From the 12th to the 13th November 2012, the Vice President of the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC), KommR. Nabil KUZBARI, and the AACC's Secretary General, Eng. Mouddar KHOUJA, participated in the 1st Arab-Hungarian Economic Forum, which took place in Budapest, Hungary.

The main aim of the Forum was to create an efficient platform for strengthening Arab-Hungarian economic cooperation and promoting business links in both the public and the private sectors. In the course of the event it was agreed to try to implement investment projects, above all in the fields of finance, renewable energy, tourism, agriculture, food industry, etc.

 

Full report in English

 


1-3 December 2012:
AACC welcomes FGCCC delegation in Vienna

 

FGCCC


From 1st until 3rd of December 2012, the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC) was honoured with the visit of H.E. Mr. Abdulrahim NAQI, Secretary General of the Federation of Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (FGCCC), along with his delegation comprised of Mr. Saleh SHARQI, Deputy Secretary General of the Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and Mr. Basil AL-AWAMI, Director of External Relations at the FGCCC.

 

Full report in English

 


 

13 November 2012:
AACC visits the 15th Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference 2012 (ADIPEC)

 

ADIPEC


On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC) paid a visit to the 15th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), the region's largest oil & gas event.
Under the patronage of the President of the United Arab Emirates, H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed AL NAHYAN, the ADIPEC 2012 was held with the special focus on "Sustainable Energy Growth: People, Responsibility and Innovation". Stretched across a gigantic floor area of some 38.000 m2 with 15 exhibitors' halls, this outstanding and impressive event represented over 1600 exhibitors – companies and institutions - from over 90 countries.

 

Full report in English

 


 

5 November 2012:
Visit of Mr. Mohamed DOWEIDAR to AACC

 

DOWAIDAR


On the 5th November 2012 the Secretary General of the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC), Eng. Mouddar KHOUJA, had the honour and pleasure to welcome the new Egyptian Commercial Councillor, Mr. Mohamed DOWEIDAR, at the AACC's premises in Vienna. The aim of the meeting was the introduction of Mr. DOWEIDAR and Eng. KHOUJA and also to further strengthen the cooperation between the Egyptian Commercial Councillor Office and the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce.

 

Full report in English

 


 

5 November 2012:
Governor of Khartoum pays another visit to Vienna

 

KhartumWien


On the 5th November 2012 the Governor of the State of Khartoum, H. E. Dr. Abdulrahman AL-KHIDIR, and his esteemed delegation from Sudan again arrived in Vienna. In the course of the three-days stay, the Sudanese delegation met with several high-level representatives from Austria, among others with H.E. Dr. Michael HÄUPL, Vienna's Mayor, and many more. Moreover they visited some of Austria's leading companies and many governmental departments.

 

Full report in English

 


 

16 October 2012:
In Turkey Eng. KHOUJA presents advice and precautions for foreign investors in Arab countries

 

SG Türkei


The Secretary General of the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC), Eng. Mouddar KHOUJA, received an invitation from the company Constantia Flexible specialized in packaging technology in the fields of medicine and nutrition, to visit Turkey on October 16 2012, to participate in the company's annual meeting under the presence of 50 heads of the company's branches from all over world. Eng. KHOUJA gave a presentation on the opportunities and challenges of establishing new projects and investments in the Arab world, as well as on the relationships between the European and Arab countries and their bilateral commerce.

 

 


 

21 September 2012:
SG meets H.E. Dr. BISHRI

 

Bishri Sudan

 


On Friday, the 21st September 2012, the Secretary General of the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC), Eng. Mouddar KHOUJA, had the great pleasure and honour to meet with H.E. Dr. Issa BISHRI, Minister of Communications and Science in the Republic of Sudan, at the premises of the AACC in Vienna. In the course of their meeting the AACC's Secretary General presented the chamber's various activities in the Republic of Austria and the Arab countries. Sudan's Minister of Communications and Science, in turn, expressed Sudan's great interest in new technologies primarily in the field of biofuel production by making use of corn stalks.

 

 


 

15 – 20 September 2012:
AACC delegation to Khartoum, Sudan

 

Karti


From the 15th to 20th September 2012 the Secretary General of the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce, Eng. Mouddar KHOUJA, and the President of the Political Academy of the Austrian People's Party (PolAk), Dr. Werner FASSLABEND, went on a working trip to Khartoum, Sudan. In the course of their stay they had numerous meetings with high-level representatives from several Sudanese companies, chambers and governmental authorities.

 

 


 

25 July 2012:
H.E. EL WAZER receives offer for water desalination in Gaza

During a meeting at the premises of the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC) on Wednesday, the 25th July 2012, the Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of Palestine, H.E. Dr. Zuheir EL WAZER, met with Eng. Franz NEUBACHER, Director General of the Austrian company UV & P Environmental Management and Engineering which is a member of the AACC.
Eng. NEUBACHER made an offer by which UV & P is trying to apply the most recent technology in the field of alternative energy for the desalination of the seawater in the Gaza Strip.

 


9 July 2012:

H.E. Eng. AL-MOBTY: AACC’s important role in Saudi-Austrian Business Council

On the 9th July 2012 a delegation of the Council of Saudi Chambers under the direction of H.E. Eng. Abdullah S. AL-MOBTY who was accompanied by members of the Council and Saudi-Arabian businesspeople came to Austria on a working visit to further develop and promote the trade and economic relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Austria.
The Chairman of the Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce and Industry, H.E. Eng. Abdullah S. AL-MOBTY, praised the important role of the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC) in promoting trade and economic relations between the Republic of Austria and the Arab States.

 
 


2 – 7 July 2012:
AACC organises Training Seminar for Secretaries General of Arab Chambers

From the 2nd to the 7th July 2012, the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce organised its bi-annual Training Seminar for Secretaries General and Directors General of the Arab Chambers with the goal to deepen the relations between the Arab Chambers and to improve communication.
This year’s intensive training was completed by participants from Syria and Kuwait. The comprehensive programme included several presentations by leading representatives from the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO) who offered the participants the opportunity to get to know the activities of Austria’s Federal Chamber by providing specific information and to gain an insight into the activities of the economic sector in the Republic of Austria, the organisational structures and services and also into the already existing cooperation between the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and the European economic zones as well as the trade relations on international level.

 
 


6 July 2012:
Austrian printing technology knocking at Jordan’s doors

On the 6th July 2012 a delegation of the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC) led by Prof. Reinhart GAUSTERER, Vice President of the AACC and Director General of the Austrian company “Österreichische Staatsdruckerei” (OeSD Group), and accompanied by Eng. Mouddar KHOUJA, Secretary General of the AACC, visited Jordan’s capital Amman. There they met with several officials and visited companies to discuss the possibilities of bringing Austria’s advanced technologies in the field of safe printing to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Moreover they talked about possible cooperation with the OeSD Group. The delegation of the AACC also discussed future Austro-Arab partnerships with Jordanian companies in the field of smart chip cards.

 
 


25 June 2012:
Press release of the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce:Elections of the General Assembly on 11 June 2012

Within the scope of the 21st General Assembly of the Austro-Arab Chaber of Commerce on the 11th June 2012 elections were held concerning the members of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors at the premises of the Austrian Society of Engineers and Architects. The current President of the AACC Senator Dr. Richard SCHENZ (who has been in office since 2010), the current Vice Presidents KommR. Nabil R. KUZBARI and Mr. Henry HAFEZ and the AACC’s Secretary General Dipl.-Ing. Mouddar KHOUJA all were unanimously re-elected for another four-year term.
Also in consensus were the elections for Prof. Reinhart GAUSTERER (OeSD Group) as new Vice President and Mr. Wolfgang KABUREK (auditor; Grant Thornton) as Treasurer of the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce , both new members of the Executive Committee.
 


23 June 2012:

AACC trying to promote scientific and technological relations between Austria and Iraq

In the course of the AACC’s efforts to improve the economic and trade relations between the Republic of Austria and the Republic of Iraq, on the 23rd June 2012 a delegation of the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC) led by Prof. Reinhart GAUSTERER, Vice President of the AACC and Director General of the Austrian company “Österreichische Staatsdruckerei” (OeSD Group), and accompanied by Eng. Mouddar KHOUJA, Secretary General of the AACC, travelled to Iraq for a three-days stay.
The delegation members had talks with high-level Iraqi representatives and discussed the possibilities of improving the relations between Austria and Iraq, above all in the field of safe printing and e-Government.

 


25 May 2012:
Vice-President KommR. KUZBARI meets the Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq in Austria, H.E. Dr. Surood NAJIB

On 25 May 2012, KommR. Nabil KUZBARI, the Vice President of the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce had the great honour and pleasure to welcome H.E. Dr. Surood R. NAJIB, the Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq in Austria, at the premises of his company VIMPEX. Dipl. Ing. Mouddar KHOUJA, the AACC’s Secretary General was also present.
In the course of this meeting they talked about the good feedback concerning the high-ranking visits of H.E. Dr. Abdulkerim Yaseen AL-SAMMERAI, Minister of Science and Technology of the Republic of Iraq (in May), and H.E. Dr. Salah Abdul RAZAQ, the Governor of Baghdad (in February). The AACC’s Vice President and the Iraqi Ambassador emphasised the importance and significance of further cooperation between Austria and Iraq in order to strengthen the economic and trade relations between the two countries.


 
 


22 May 2012:
Visit of H.E. Dr. Gerhard WEINBERGER , designated Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to the Republic of Tunisia, to AACC

On 22 May 2012, the designated Ambassador of the Republic of Austria in the Republic of Tunisia, H.E. Dr. Gerhard WEINBERGER, paid a visit to the Secretary General of the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce Dipl. Ing. Mouddar KHOUJA at the AACC headquarters. On his own initiative, H.E. Dr. WEINBERGER asked for the meeting to exchange information about the possibilities for cooperation between Austria and Tunisia, above all in the fields of renewable energy as for example waste-to-energy, wind and solar power. They agreed on a close cooperation between the AACC and the new Austrian Ambassador in Tunisia in order to be able to jointly support and promote the projects between the two countries.



9 – 11 May 2012:
Cooperation between Saudi E-Government Programme “Yesser” and AACC:

Visit of Mr. Ali AL SOMA, Advisor to the Saudi Minister of Communications and IT in Vienna
From the 9th to the 11th May 2012, Mr. Ali AL SOMA, Advisor to the Minister of Communications and IT in Saudi Arabia and Director General of the Saudi E-Government Programme “YESSER”, and his esteemed delegation came to Vienna, Austria. The delegation consisted of Mr. Mustafa KHAN, Director of the Centre of Excellence for Research & Development, and Mr. Abdulkareem AL ZUMAI, Director of Media, PR & Awareness. The Saudi Arabian delegation came to Vienna primarily in order to talk about the Austrian technology in the field of e-government, which ranks among the best practices in the whole Europe.


 


30 April – 4 May 2012:

Official visit of H.E. Dr. Abdulkerim Yaseen AL-SAMMERAI, Minister of Science and Technology of the Republic of Iraq, in Vienna


From the 30th April to the 4th May 2012, H.E. Dr. Abdulkerim Yaseen AL-SAMMERAI, the Minister of Science and Technology in the Republic of Iraq, and his esteemed delegation came to Vienna, Austria, on an official visit. The delegation consisted of Mr. Emad R. FAHMY, Director General of the Department for Research and Technical Development, Mr. Ali HASAN TARESH, Director General and Member of the National Council for Public Governance Government and Representative of the Ministry of Defence, Mr. Majeed Sadoon JASIM, Director General and Member of the National Council for Public Governance, Mr. Hasan Abdulkareem SHAKIR, Director of the Data Processing Centre, Mr. Yahya Ghazi ABED, Chief of Cabinet of the Minister of Science and Technology, and further members.


Full report in English
Full report in Arabic


24 April 2012:
Visit of Ing. Kurt WIMMER, Principal of the district “Margareten”, at the AACC


On the 24th April 2012 Ing. Kurt WIMMER, Principal of Vienna’s fifth district “Margareten”, paid a visit to Dipl. Ing. Mouddar KHOUJA, Secretary General of the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce, at the AACC headquarters. On his own initiative Ing. WIMMER asked for this meeting to get to know the AACC and its field of activities and also to present his own portfolio. In the course of their interesting discussion Ing. WIMMER emphasised the great advantages of the district “Margareten” by mentioning its attractive infrastructure. 



1-4 April 2012:
Visit of H.E. BETTAIEB, State Secretary for Investment and I
nternational Cooperation of the Republic of Tunisia

From 1st til 4th April 2012 the State Secretary for Investment and International Cooperation in the Republic of Tunisia, H.E. Alaya BETTAIEB, paid an official visit to the Republic of Austria. In the course of his three days stay in Vienna, the State Secretary had several meetings with high-ranking Austrian representatives from different fields.


 


12 March 2012:

60t Anniversary of the General Union of Chambers of Commerce,
Industry and Agriculture for Arab Countries, Beirut 
 

Under the patronage of the Lebanese President, Mr. Michel SULEIMAN, the General Union of Arab Chambers celebrated its 60th anniversary on the 12th March 2012.

On this occasion the Lebanese President gave a speech under the presence of Prime Minister, Mr. Najib MIKATI, and the spokesman of Parliament, Mr. Nabih BERRI, in which he talked about the great achievements of the General Union including the creating of the so called “Road Map” suggested by the General Union for a joint Arab market.

 
 


16 March 2012:
Eng. KHOUJA discussing transfer of Austrian technology to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The Secretary General of the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC), Eng. Mouddar KHOUJA, visited the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry where he met with the Vice-Secretary General of the Chamber, Eng. Mohie Eddin HAKAMI during his stay in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on 17 March 2012.

Both sides discussed about future cooperation and the strengthening of the bilateral relations as well as about the opportunities of increasing investments between the Republic of Austria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.





14-19 February 2012:
Visit of H.E. Dr. Salah Abdul RAZAQ, the Governor of Baghdad in Vienna

From 14th til 19th February 2012, the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC) had the great honour to welcome H.E. Dr. Salah Abdul RAZAQ, the Governor of Baghdad, and his delegation from Iraq in Vienna. On occasion of the high-ranking visit, the AACC and the City of Baghdad signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

 

  


23 January 2012:
Agreement on the development of relations between the AACC and UNIDO

On Monday, 23 January 2012, the Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), H.E. Mr. Kandeh K. YUMKELLA, welcomed the Vice President of the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce, Commercial Advisor Mr. Nabil KUZBARI and AACC’s Secretary General, Engineer Mr. Mouddar KHOUJA, at the VIC in Vienna.
16 January 2012:
AACC Vice-President KUZBARI proposed strengthening the economic relations between Tunisia and Austria

On January 16th 2012, the Vice-President of the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce Commercial Advisor Mr. Nabil KUZBARI went to Tunis for a business trip where he was welcomed by the Minister of Investment and International Cooperation H.E. Mr. Riad BELTAIB. 
 

 

 
 
 
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