Update: 17 November 2017



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9th Arab-Austrian Economic Forum & Exhibition


Focus on:

Energy – Infrastructure – New Technologies – Food & Agriculture



Monday, 27 November 2017, 10:00 - 16:30 hrs



Vienna City Hall (Rathaus), Festival Hall (Festsaal)
Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1, 1010 Vienna

ENTRANCE: Lichtenfelsgasse





Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC)



Vienna Business Agency (City of Vienna)



Austria and the Arab countries share a long tradition of good economic relations. Today, some Arab countries are facing major changes and challenges. This situation opens new opportunities for Austria to re-build and expand its economic ties and trade cooperation.
The upcoming Forum will gather high-ranking delegations from Libya, Iraq, Kuwait, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and other countries to discuss aspects of energy, infrastructure, new technologies, food and agriculture.

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.

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.

VIP Guests & Official Opening 

  • H.E. Senator Dr. Richard SCHENZ, President Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce
  • H.E. Kommerzialrat Nabil KUZBARI, Founder & Arab President Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce
  • H.E. Dr. Ahmad MAITEEQ, Vice-President of the Government of National Accordance, Libya
  • H.E. Dr. Heinz FISCHER, Former Federal President of the Republic of Austria 
  • 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




Monday, 27th November 2017





08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 10:00 General Assembly


09:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:30 Opening of the EXHIBITION


10:30 – 11:15 Official Opening of the FORUM

Welcome addresses by VIP guests

  • H.E. Senator Dr. Richard SCHENZ
  • H.E. Senator Nael AL KABARITI
  • H.E. Vice-Chancellor & Minister Prof. Dr. Wolfgang BRANDSTETTER
  • H.E. Vice-President Dr. Ahmad MAITEEQ

11:15 – 12:30 Session I

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 – 14:45 Session II

14:45 – 15:00 Coffee break

15:00 – 16:15 Session III

16:30 End of Forum & Exhibition





  • H.E. Dr. Auday KHAIRALLA, President of the Arab Ambassadors' Council in Austria, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq
  • H.E. Dhia Hujaam, Minister Counsellor for Energy Affairs, Ministry of Oil of the Republic of Iraq
  • H.E. Mohamed Abdulkarim RAIED, President General Union of Libyan Chambers
  • H.E. Shaykh Khalifa Bin Jassim AL THANI, Chairman Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • H.E. Jaafar Al-Hamadani, President of the Federation of Iraqi Chamber of Commerce
  • H.E. Mr. Abdullah Sultan AL-OWAIS, President - Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • H.E. Issa MURAD, Chairman Amman Chamber of Commerce
  • H.E. Mr. Osama MUSTAFA, President Chamber of Commerce of Damascus Countryside
  • H.E. Mr. Abdul Wahab M. AL-WAZZAN, Second Vice Chairman Kuwait Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Mr. Rabah Abdulrahman AL-RABAH, Director General Kuwait Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • 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
  • Mr. Hatem ABOU-OLLO, Founder & President Global Entrepreneurs / Global Ruwad





  • Union of Arab Chambers (UAC) & Chambers of Commerce in Arab countries
  • Vienna Business Agency / Wirtschaftsagentur Wien
  • Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO) & Regional Chambers
  • League of Arab States
  • Arab Embassies in Austria / Council of Arab Ambassadors in Austria
  • Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
  • Euro-Arab Business Council for Small & Medium Enterprises (sponsored by EUROMED Invest)
  • 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)
  • Others



  • Arab Embassies
  • Borealis
  • Domisol
  • Eplan Software & Service GmbH
  • Herdin Media Design & Marketing GmbH
  • ILF Consulting Engineers Austria GmbH
  • Islamic International Bank
  • Leda Shipyard
  • N.A.B. Fellinger AG
  • Noble Soap Co.
  • OMV
  • Rauch
  • Red Bull
  • Royal Jordanian
  • TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology)
  • VATECH Wabag GmbH
  • Vienna Business Agency/ Wirtschaftsagentur Wien
  • Vimpex HandelsgmbH
  • WKO Aussenwirtschaft Austria
  • Technical University Vienna
  • N.N.





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