AACC coordinates Company Visit for Arab Ambassadors & Diplomats
at Beyond Gravity Austria
4 October 2023 – Vienna, Austria
On 4 October 2023, Arab Ambassadors and Diplomats were invited for an exclusive company visit and tour at Beyond Gravity Austria, initiated and coordinated by the Austro‑Arab Chamber of Commerce. The visit was honoured by a high number of Arab Ambassadors to Austria, among them H.E. Mr. Hamad Alkaabi, the Ambassador of United Arab Emirates and Current President of the Arab Ambassadors Council in Austria; H.E. Dr. Osama Abdulhadi, the Ambassador of the State of Libya; H.E. Mr. Magdi Mofadal Elnour, the Ambassador of the Republic of the Sudan; H.E. Mr. Azzeddine Farhane, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco; in addition to diplomats from Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, GCC, Oman, Qatar and Tunisia. From AACC, Secretary General Eng. Mouddar Khouja and Member of the Board Dr. Ernst Huber were present, accompanied by the chamber’s office director.
Beyond Gravity Austria’s CEO DI Kurt Kober paid a warm welcome to the high-level delegation and presented the company’s profile and key facts as Austria’s leading space company, and a branch of Beyond Gravity based in Switzerland with headquarters in all over Europe and the US. The company is leading the European market for navigation receivers, and for thermal insulation for satellites, which protects the satellite against cold and heat in space. Other areas of competence are mechanisms for satellites, embedded spaceflight software and containers for the safe transport of satellites on Earth.
Further details on the company’s product portfolio and business units were shared by Mr. Martin Auer, Director Project Management; Mr. Andreas Derntl, Director Marketing & Sales; and Mr. Adrian Girschik, Product & Portfolio Senior Manager Navigation & Payloads. Several program managers and directors of different work units were also present and later introduced their specific work area during the company tour.
After the presentations and an informative exchange with Q & A, the delegates were invited for specific inspections of the cleanrooms and workshop units to gain a deeper on‑site understanding of the company’s production sites and work areas.
The half-day visit programme was rounded up by a generous lunch invitation hosted by Beyond Gravity Austria with Arab buffet and delicacies, served by AACC member Momen Food.