E-Newsletter 1/2014, 4 February


AACC News & Reports

New Members



AACC News & Reports





Thursday, 22 May 2014


25th Anniversary


of the
Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce

Under the Patronage of the

President of the Federal Republic of Austria
H. E. Dr. Heinz Fischer

supported by
H. E. Dr. Michael Häupl

Mayor and Governor of Vienna

and the esteemed cooperation with

Dr. Christoph Leitl
President of the Federal Economic Chamber of Austria

H. E. Minister Adnan Kassar
President of the General Union of Arab Chambers of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture

The Council of Arab Ambassadors to Austria


Festsaal of the Vienna City Hall





Public Events Programme:


(1)  7th Arab-Austrian Economic Forum

Focus on:

  • Essential Infrastructure": Energy – Water – Transport -Construction
  • "Food & Agro-Industry


(2) Exhibition & Networking Area:


Display of Arab Embassies; Institutions & Companies


Please save the date in your calendar - more information will follow soon!





The Austrian Company STRABAG hosts Arab Diplomats


On Wednesday, January 22, 2013, the Austrian construction company Strabag AG, hosted a group of members of the Arab diplomatic corps in its main headquarters in Vienna to introduce the company, which is one of the largest construction companies in Europe, and its contributions and strategic projects in the Arab region. This meeting was held upon the initiative and coordiation of the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC).



Members of the Arab diplomatic corps in a commemorative snapshot with the management of Strabag


The Arab guests were: H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mikhail WEHBE, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Yousif EL KORDOFANI (Sudan), Counsellor Mohammad MADANI (Saudi Arabia), Minister pp. Mr. Mohamed ALARWY (Yemen), Counsellor Hazem SHABAT (Palestine), Counsellor Labib Al-Khudiry (Iraq), Commercial Counsellor Mr. Mohamed DOWEIDAR (Egypt), Counsellor Wissem MOATEMRI (Tunisia), Counsellor Mahmood AL HASNI (Oman), Attaché Ms. Imen CHERBAL (Algeria) and Mr. Abdulmalek DEBABESH, Second Secretary at the Mission of the League of Arab States in Vienna.


The hosts were the board members of Strabag AG Eng. Theodor KLAIS and Mr. Franz URBAN, in addition to Eng. Günter KÖBER, Mr. Heinz SUMPER, Eng. Walter BURGER and Eng. Omar AL-RAWI.


At the beginning Mr. Franz URBAN welcomed the attendees, and gave a brief about the company and its role in the field of building and construction in many countries of the world. He pointed out that the company has been established since 1835, making it one of the oldest construction companies in the world. Mr. Urban explained that the area of ​​Central and Eastern Europe is the main market for Strabag, in addition to strategic projects in the Arab region, such as the UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, where Strabag is operating since more than 30 years, and Oman in which the company has projects since more than 20 years.


Mr. Urban stressed that Strabag relies on quality in the completion of their projects. He made a presentation about some reputable projects in Vienna, where Strabag managed to revitalize some of the famous old Austrian buildings as Sans souci, the Park Hotel Schönbrunn, Sofitel, the alteration of Burggasse 2 and the building of the new central station.


He also mentioned that the management of Strabag works on the basis of "social partnership"; especially since the company has projects and branches in multiple states which requires a special type of communication between the management and employees.






The Secretary General of the Austro-Arab Chamber Eng. Mouddar KHOUJA thanked the Strabag management for hosting this important meeting, to introduce one of the most prestigious European construction companies with an investment volume amounting to about 600 million Euros in the Arab region alone.


He stated that compared with other cities, Vienna managed to obtain its old flair and glamour through the renovation and restoration of the old buildings by maintaining their original features. This was mainly achieved with the know-how of the Austrian companies, especially Strabag. The Secretary General explained that this was the main and core topic of this visit.


Eng. Khouja then mentioned that the initiative of the Austro-Arab Chamber to call for this meeting was based on its role in supporting and promoting economic and trade relations between the Arab countries and Austria, and to reflect the importance of its presence as a platform for Arab countries in Austria representing the Arab interests in the economic aspects, as an institution operating under the umbrella of the Arab League and the supervision of the General Union of Arab Chambers (UAC).


Eng. Khouja gave some several historical facts about the Arab region, mentioning that the Kingdom of Morocco is one the oldest kingdoms in the world, the world's oldest civilizations were in Iraq, Syria and Egypt and that Oman is located on the oldest trade routes in the world. Eng. Khouja added that the Arab countries have more than 30% of the world reserves of oil and gas and that there are multiple opportunities available for development and joint action between the Arab countries and Austria. This could contribute in raising the trade volume between the two sides, which reached about 4.6 billion Euros in both directions in 2012.


Eng. Omar AL-RAWI, speaking as Chairman of the Employees Representative Union at Strabag, mentioned that Strabag has the highest level of performance and quality, especially with regard to dealing within the institution and with the employees. He added that the Union represents the company’s employees and workers in all parts of the world and expresses their problems, concerns and demands. Strabag also invests in the implementation of social projects, especially in Eastern Europe, and obtains about 50% of the construction projects in Austria.


In a speech on behalf of the current President of the Council of Arab Ambassadors, H.E. Salah ABDEL SHAFI, Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Austria, Counsellor Hazem SHABAT thanked the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce for the initiative to communicate with the Austrian important institutions.





Mr. SHABAT also commended the outstanding performance of Strabag, calling at the same time for the expansion of the scope of projects implemented by the company in the Arab countries; a trend supported by the Arab ambassadors to Austria.


The members of the diplomatic corps asked a number of questions concerning the company's activities in the Arab region and in Eastern Europe.


At the end of the meeting, the public relations manager of Strabag accompanied the guests on a tour through the company, introducing the different sections and the company’s interest in arts, represented in the annual competition it organizes and the permanent exhibition at the Strabag Art Lounge, located at the top floor of the company’s representative headquarters.




The Director General of UNIDO receives AACC delegates


On Thursday, January 9th, 2014 the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Mr. LI Yong, received in the organization's headquarters in Vienna, the President of the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC), Senator Dr. Richard SCHENZ, and its Secretary General, Eng. Mouddar KHOUJA to find ways to strengthen and consolidate the relations between UNIDO and the AACC. They discussed the possibility of cooperation in the fight of unemployment in the Arab world, the support of entrepreneurship, education, development, vocational training, the preservation of the environment, and the fields of energy and renewable energy.

UNIDO 2014


The AACC delegates made a presentation of the activities of the Austro-Arab Chamber and its mission to build bridges of positive relations between the Arab and Austrian side. They also gave a glimpse of the vast network of relations of the AACC through its connection to the General Union of Arab Chambers, the Arab Chambers and the Joint Arab Chambers, in addition to various public, private and official institutions in many countries of the world. They highlighted the role of the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce in the promotion of economic and trade relations between Austria and the Arab countries and its contribution to the strengthening of the Austrian-Arab relations in all fields.



The Austro-Arab Chamber expressed the desire to organize a joint event in cooperation with UNIDO focused on the discussion of the role of the private sector to provide employment opportunities and how to intensify the public-private cooperation.



Eng. KHOUJA pointed to the efforts made by the Chamber in the field of preservation of the environment, and the existing consultations with the Parliamentary Committee for the Mediterranean in the fields of energy, renewable energy, environmental protection and water. He expressed his belief that new opportunities in these fields can be found through cooperation between the AACC and UNIDO.



Mr. LI Yong welcomed the intention to intensify the relations between UNIDO and the AACC, especially through activities focused on reducing unemployment, creating job opportunities for young people, the development of vocational training and education.



Mr. Li Yong, who took over as Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in June 2013, has had an extensive career as a senior economic and financial policy-maker. As Vice-Minister of Finance of the People's Republic of China and member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank for a decade, Mr. LI was involved in setting and harmonizing fiscal, monetary and industrial policies, and in supporting sound economic growth in China. He pushed forward financial sector reform, and prompted major financial institutions to establish corporate governance, deal with toxic assets and strengthen risk management. Mr. LI gave great importance to fiscal and financial measures in favor of agricultural development and SMEs, the cornerstones for creating economic opportunities, reducing poverty and promoting gender equality. He played a key role in China's cooperation with multilateral development organizations, such as the World Bank Group and the Asian Development Bank.





 AACC visits OFID Director-General Al-Herbish


The Director-General of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), H.E. Mr. Suleiman AL-HERBISH, welcomed the Secretary General of the Austro-Arab Chamber of Commerce Eng. Mouddar KHOUJA and Eng. Omar AL-RAWI, Member of Viennese Parliament and spokesman of the Committee for Urban Development in Vienna on Tuesday, December 17th 2013 in the famous headquarters of OFID in the heart of Vienna.


2013 OFID Dec1


The talks focused on the outstanding development and achievements of the organization during the past ten years under the leadership of its Director-General Mr. AL-HERBISH. The guests commended the outstanding performance of the organization in support of humanitarian and development work in developing countries, and the help submitted to the poorest groups around the world through the implementation and financing of sustainable development projects.


They also discussed the possibilities of presenting the work and achievements of OFID through a piece of art to be placed in the Austrian capital.


During their meeting, Mr. AL-HERBISH gave his guests a brief about the history of the famous OFID building, the which was the residence of Archduke Wilhelm Franz Karl (1863 -1894) and then became the residence of the Grand and German Masters of the Order of the Teutonic Knights until 1923. From 1945 until 1974, it was used as the headoffice of the Vienna Police. Some years later, the Palais was bought by OFID and became its headquarters since 1982.


Speaking about OFID’s activities, the Director-General pointed out that since its founding OFID has allocated 9 billion USD since for the financing of development projects. He stressed that humanitarian and development projects managed or funded by OFID are done without regard to color, race or religion of the beneficiaries. OFID also provides grants, technical assistance and emergency relief.


The Director-General of OFID Mr. Suleiman AL-HERBISH was honored by many countries including Austria in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the development work and in supporting developing countries. He also played a big role in preventing the transfer of the headquarters of "OPEC", the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries from Vienna in 1983, which was considered for several reasons at that time.


Mr. AL-HERBISH has a long list of accomplishments, starting from his contributions in the implementation of Saudi oil policy, through his work in numerous leadership positions. He also served as the governor of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the OPEC Council. In 2003, Mr. Al-Herbish became President of the Council of Ministers of the OPEC Fund for International Development OFID. Since then, his presidency has been extended three times in appreciation for his continuous efforts and achievements.


 2013 OFID Dec2


Vice-Chancellor Michael Spindelegger and OFID Director-General
Suleiman J. Al-Herbish



On August 12, 2013 Mr. Suleiman AL-HERBISH, was conferred with the Austrian Grand Decoration of Honor in Silver with Sash in recognition of his services to the developing countries and the Republic of Austria. The Director-General disclosed that OFID had provided close to 50 grants to support the activities of Austrian NGOs and other entities that are working both at home and in the developing countries. 


Mr. AL-HERBISH has received similar decorations in recognition of his services and support for humanitarian action from Morocco, the Ivory Coast, Armenia, the Philippines, Monaco, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Sudan and Palestine, in addition to the donor’s award of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in form of an olive tree planted in his name in Palestine.



New Members 

The AACC is honoured to welcome and introduce its NEW MEMBERS from December 2013 until January 2014:




Our mission is to deliver high quality projects within target time and budget. We work together with our clients following principles of quality, service, sustainability and safety. Key to AHE’s business  approach is creativity, exploration and imagination’


We are able to serve clients through all stages of their projects (Planning, Design, Construction and Maintenance) with our in-house design services, our ability to offer turn-key solutions and post-contract facilities management services. At the core of our business are our people and we are grateful to have talented staff with solid reputations. Our team consists of highly qualified professionals with international experience and distinguished track record in the region.


• Grade 1 (One) general construction company approved  by Central Tenders Committee ( CTC)


• Al Hamad Engineering W.L.L is a Grade A contractor for  Fire fighting and Fire alarm systems approved by Qatar  Civil Defence (QCDD)


• The company was established with the aspiration to be   a leader in construction excellence for the region from our  head office in Doha, Qatar.


جوهر اهتمام شركة الحمد الهندسية هو  تقديم مشاريع ذات جودة عالية  في الوقت المحدد والميزانية المستهدفة.


ونحن نعمل جنباً إلى جنب مع عملائنا لإتباع  مبادئ الجودة  والاستدامة والسلامة فإن غايتنا الابداع في العمل.


تتمثل قدرتنا في خدمة العملاء خلال جميع مراحل مشاريعهم ( التخطيط ، التصميم ، البناء ،الصيانة ) بالإضافة لخدمة التصميم الداخلي فنمتلك القدرة على تقديم حلول تسليم المفتاح وخدمات ما بعد العقد.


ومن  صميم اهدافنا هو طاقم عملنا ونحن فخورون بما نمتلكه من كوادر فنية وإدارية عالية و ذو السمعة الطيبة، حيث أن فريق عملنا مؤهل تأهيلاً عالياً من ذوي الخبرة الدولية والخبرة المتميزة في المنطقة.


-         شركة الحمد الهندسية مصنفة كمقاول عام  درجة أولى (معتمد من لجنة المناقصات المركزية القطرية).

-         شركة الحمد الهندسية مصنفة  كمقاول درجة أولى في مجال مكافحة الحريق وأنظمة انذار الحريق
(معتمد من الدفاع المدني القطري).

تأسست الشركة لتكون رائدة في التميز في مجال البناء بالمنطقة.


Al Hamad Engineering W.L.L.
Al Jazeera Petrol Station Bldg. 26, Salwa Road
PO Box  31731

Doha - QATAR
Telefon: +97444242777
Telefax: +97444369944
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Mag. Muna Duzdar is an independent Austrian Lawyer with her Office in Vienna. She studied Law at the University of Vienna and made her Master Degree in International Law - Law of the Arabic Countries in Paris at the Sorbonne University. She is of Arabic Origin and speaks fluently Arabic, furtermore English and French. She works particularly in the field of  Private Law (Real Estate, International Private Law, Family Law) and Public Law (Administration, Foreigner Act Law, Penal Law).


Mag. Muna Duzdar, MA
Florianigasse 1/6
1080 Wien
Tel: +43 1 406 50 30
Fax: +43 1 406 50 30 - 22
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EDVO Handels GMBHEdvo


EDVO Handels GMBH is a trading company. We take care of the product WAVEEX by the company Vital Energy. In this specific case, EDVO is responsible for initial shipments for the mentioned company. If these shipments are passed into routine, they are then carried out directly by Vital Energy (visit also www.waveex.eu ).


Mr. Wolfgang VOGL
tel +43 664 157 6364
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The long-established Wilfried Heinzel AG forms the foundation of the current Heinzel Group and is the parent company of the Heinzel Sales business area. We number among the world's largest pulp and paper trading houses and sales organizations.


Our company is represented in 21 countries via own offices and partnerships, and in addition to the European market we specialize mainly in international trading with newly industrialized nations and emerging markets. Our international sales network offers customers an excellent global service and at the same time long-term supplier contacts. Moreover, the group's own production facilities ensure optimum resource management. In 2011, Heinzel Sales' turnover came close to EUR 1 billion and we delivered to customers in 83 countries.


We strongly believe in the future growth potentials in Eastern Europe, Russia and the Southern hemisphere and focus a lot of our attention on developing our business in those areas.


We strive for tailor-made solutions for our suppliers and customers in the international markets, based on our strong company values: entrepreneurship, respect and excellence.



Wilfried Heinzel AG / Heinzel Group
Wagramer Strasse 28-30, P.O.Box 57
1220 Vienna - AUSTRIA
Tel: +43-1-260 11-0
Fax: +43 -1 - 263 63 63

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Website: www.heinzelsales.com






Hilton Vienna is Austria's largest hotel. It is ideally located in the city centre within walking distance to St. Stephen's Cathedral. The hotel features 579 guestrooms and suites, a restaurant, a bar, meeting and event rooms as well as a fitness centre with spa. "Wien Mitte – The Mall", the largest shopping centre in downtown Vienna, is located opposite the hotel. The adjacent City Airport Train terminal provides a direct link to Vienna International Airport in just 16 minutes.


Experience unique facilities and a high standard of comfort and amenities at Hilton Vienna. Unwind in the spacious lobby and savour traditional Viennese pastries and coffee specialties. All 579 rooms and suites are decorated in bright and friendly beige and honey tones. We offer connecting rooms and suites with up to three bedrooms and kitchenette. Room amenities include: High speed wireless internet access (surcharge), 40" LED HD Flatscreen TV, a large desk with an ergonomic chair as well as tea & coffee making facilities. Furthermore the hotel provides a praying room in summer, Arabic speaking personnel, 24 hour room service, a concierge service and an in-house SIXT limousine service.


We offer complimentary high speed wireless internet in public areas and at our connectivity stations in the Lobby and in the Business Centre. The Executive Floors and Lounge, which are located on the top floors, offer a superior level of comfort and service.


Choose one of our 11 flexible meeting rooms, infused with natural daylight for your corporate meeting. Use the built-in screens and LCD projectors to make the best of your presentation. Ergonomic chairs provide the necessary comfort, while high speed wireless internet (surcharge) and A/V equipment cater for the necessary technical support. The multifunctional 825m² Park Congress Centre can cater for up to 840 people and provides state-of-the-art technology. It is the ideal venue for conferences, exhibitions/trade fairs and product presentations. The elegant Klimt Ballroom on the first floor offers 573 m² of space for 460 people. Our professional business centre team is on hand to ensure your meeting is a success. Individual packages for various events can be arranged.

We are looking forward to host your meeting at the Hilton Vienna.



Hilton International Wien GmbH - Hilton Vienna
Address: Am Stadtpark 1 | 1030 Vienna | Austria
Telephone: +43 (0)1 717 000
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Website: : www.vienna.hilton.com
Contact: Mr. Daniel Walder, Corporate Sales Executive



KAPSCH CarrierComKapsch



Kapsch CarrierCom is a dynamic partner for companies operating in the evolving world of telecommunications.
We are a global system integrator and supplier of end-to-end telecommunications solutions for fixed and mobile network operators, railway operators, urban transport organizations and companies seeking real-time asset management solutions. By providing the full set of professional services alongside mission- and business-critical telecommunications, Kapsch CarrierCom is the trusted partner for clients around the world. Strategic partnerships and a strong focus on innovation in nine R&D centers in Europe and Asia, make Kapsch CarrierCom a market specialist in telecommunications.

We are always where you need us. Our headquarters are located in Vienna, Austria, but we are present around the globe - with more than 20 subsidiaries.



Kapsch CarrierCom AG
Am Europlatz 5
1120 Vienna
Tel.: +43 50 811 0
Fax: +43 (0)50 811 3201
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Your Partner for Transfers, Business Trips, Sightseeing, Conferences and Events.



If you want to keep your trip at nothing less than first class quality, just sit back and enjoy being chauffeured with a car equipped with the latest technologies through the city, to the airport, to your holiday destination, an event or to your business meetings in one of our most comfortable limousines.



Our chauffeurs are trained not only to provide a pleasant and secure trip, but also to fulfill any of your wishes by showing you around Vienna, Austria and Europe, making restaurant recommendations or helping you with any other service you may need.



Scar Limousines GmbH

Löfflergasse 45/12

A-1130 Wien

Tel: +43 1 877 95 95

Fax: + 43 1 877 95 96

Mobile: + 43 676 842926100

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Website:  www.scar.at



Dr. Ing. Michael KOUBA (Individual Member)


Platform "Investments in Energy"



Dr. Ing. Michael Kouba

Teinfaltstraße 8 Floor 4 TMF
1010 Wien

Mobile: +43 664 46 182 47

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Announcement by the Embassy of the People's Democratic Algerien
Republic of Algeria in Austria


Fourth Edition International Exhibition Hassi Messaoud, Suppliers of Products and Services

4 - 7 March 2014 | Hassi Messaoud, Ouargla Algeria



This event will bring together more than 22,000 professionals and visitors, and over 350 National & International Exhibitors from 26 countries. Technical and business workshops conferences will also be on the sidelines of the show.


Who is participating ? All operators in the oil and gas sector and all Suppliers Products and Services related to the energy sector.


Who is attending ? All professionals in the oil sector will be invited to visit the exhibition and participate in conferences and business workshops.

Profile visitors: CEO, COO, Directors, Chief Fields, Directors and Managers of contracts and purchases, QHSE, Finance, IT & Telecom Services, Maintenance, Drilling, General Services, Support Services, Civil Engineering, Construction, Frames of industry oil and gas, refinery staff, buyers, developers, consultants and engineers, managers and technicians ...


Petroleum Industry Communication


06 Route de Sidi Youcef Beni Messous , Alger-Algérie.
Site Web : www.expo-hassi-messaoud.com
Tél : + 213 770 61 08 61    

        + 213 550 46 88 98 

        + 213 550 49 60 61 

        + 213 770 61 11 00

        +213 770 41 61 61
Fax : + 213 21 90 21 72
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 Announcement by the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in AustriaIrak n

Tender No 4/ 2014, by the Ministry of Reconstruction and Housing, Iraq:


State Corporation for Roads and Bridges advertises Tender for Maintenance of Safwan / Um Qasir Road of 17 km length in Basrah Governorate


Closing date to obtain tender documents: 16/2/2014, 12:00 hrs

Closing date to submit bids: 17/2/2014, 12:00 hrs



Announcement by the Kuwait Chamber Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry
of Commerce and Industry (KCCI)


The Kuwait Chamber of Commerce & Industriy is pleased to introduce one of their member firms:


Solajan General Trading & Contracting Co.

Po Box 5688 Safat, 13057 Kuwait

Tel: +965 - 257 20809

Fax: +965 - 257 40710

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Website: www.alsolajan.com


Solajan General Trading & Contracting is interested to export "Jeragh Lighting" products and is inviting interested potential partners get in contact.


For more information about "Jeragh Lighting" products please open the following link.



Announcement by the Embassy of the Kingdom of SAudi
Saudi Arabia in Austria


Riyadh International Exhibition (First Edition) |
Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center

5 - 8/05/2014 |Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Under the auspices of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz
&  Under The Supervision of the Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Alagat Co. for International Exhibitions is pleased to invite your country to participate in this
exhibition with a pavilion for your country in this unique and unprecedented exhi the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Riyadh had never witnessed such exhibition before.


The objectives of this Expo are the following:
1- To show the investment trade and business opportunities offered by the Saudi economy to your business community.
2- To develop the level of the economic exchange between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and your country and to higher levels.
3- To create new markets in the Kingdom for current and new products and services from your country.
4- To create a venue for further contacts and cooperation between our two business communities.
5- To deepen the international cooperation in all areas, enhance relationships and to bring views
of exporters and importers closer through direct meetings at the exhibition.

To contact the organizers, please call:

Tel : +966 11 46 212 75 - 00966114602893
Fax : + 966 11 46 48 952
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Website: www.riyadhinterexpo.com



Announcement by the General Secretariat of Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah International Prize For Entrepreneurship




Based on our deep belief in the importance of entrepreneurship and its significant role in the progress and development of society, The Centennial Fund has launched the second annual "HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah International Prize for Entrepreneurship" - considered the first award of its type in the world for entrepreneurship. The Prize is offered for those entrepreneurs who have unique and creative ideas, and we have developed criteria and mechanisms for evaluation that are in line with best international standards. The award's sum is equivalent to $270,000 USD. Please note that all the logistic costs (including transportation, ticket, and hotel accommodations) for the winners to collect their respective prizes will be fully covered by the Prize.


The Prize consists of six main categories:

1. Best Existing Project Prize
2. Best Business Plan Prize
3. Best Project Idea Prize
4. Best Female Mentor Prize
5. Best Male Mentor Prize
6. Best Entrepreneur Prize


Interested entrepreneurs and mentors are invited to apply for the prize through our website (www.abdulazizprize.org.sa ) from 15th of December 2013 to 30th of March 2014.

For further queries or details regarding candidate nomination and participation, please don't hesitate to contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   .



Dr. Abdulaziz bin Hamoud Al-Mutairi
General Secretariat of Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah International Prize For Entrepreneurship
Phone: +966112253100 Ext: 1001

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Arabic - بالعربية

شركة شتراباج النمساوية تستضيف دبلوماسيين عربا

أعضاء السلك الدبلوماسي العربي في لقطة تذكارية مع إدارة شركة شتراباج


بمبادرة من غرفة التجارة العربية النمساوية استضافت شركة شتراباج STRABAG النمساوية للإنشاء والتشييد يوم الأربعاء 22 يناير 2013 بمقرها الرئيسي في مدينة فيينا وفدا من السادة أعضاء السلك الدبلوماسي العربي للتعريف بمكانة الشركة كأكبر شركة إنشاءات في أوروبا وإسهاماتها ومشاريعها الاستراتيجية في المنطقة العربية.


وحضر اللقاء من الجانب العربي كل من السادة: السفير الدكتور ميخائيل وهبه – السفير الدكتور يوسف الكردفاني (السودان) – الأستاذ محمد المدني (المملكة العربية السعودية) – الأستاذ محمد العروي (اليمن) – الأستاذ حازم شبت (فلسطين) – الأستاذ لبيب الخضيري (العراق) – الأستاذ محمد دويدار (مصر) – الأستاذ وسام معتمري (تونس) – الأستاذ محمود الحسني (سلطنة عمان) - الأستاذة إيمان شربل (الجزائر) – الأستاذ عبد الملك دبابش (بعثة الجامعة العربية لدى فيينا).

ومن إدارة شركة شتراباج شارك كل من أعضاء مجلس الإدارة السيد فرانس أوربان Franz Urban والمهندس تيودور كلايس Theodor Klais، وكذلك حضر كل من السيد جونتر كوبر Günter Köber والمهندس فالتر بورجر Walter Burger والسيد هاينز سومبر Heinz Sumper، والمهندس عمر الراوي رئيس مجلس العاملين بالشركة.


في بداية اللقاء رحب السيد أوربان بالحضور، وقدّم تعريفا بالشركة ودورها في مجال البناء والإنشاءات في العديد من دول العالم. كما استعرض مكانة الشركة مشيرا إلى أنها تأسست منذ عام 1835، لتكون بذلك من أعرق شركات الإنشاءات في العالم. ولفت أوربان إلى أن منطقة وسط وشرق أوروبا تعد السوق الرئيسية لشتراباج، بالإضافة إلى مشاريعها الاستراتيجية في المنطقة العربية، مثل الإمارات وقطر والسعودية التي تعمل فيها شتراباج منذ أكثر من 30 عاما وسلطنة عُمان والتي تنفذ فيها الشركة مشاريع منذ أكثر من 20 عاما.

وأكد أوربان على أن الجودة هي الاعتماد الرئيس للشركة في إنجاز مشاريعها، وتقوم إدارتها على أساس "الشراكة الاجتماعية"؛ خاصة وأن للشركة مشاريع وفروع في دول متعددة تتطلب تواصل من نوع خاص بين الإدارة وجميع العاملين.

ومن جانبه وجه المهندس مضر الخوجه، الأمين العام لغرفة التجارة العربية النمساوية الشكر لرئاسة شركة شتراباج على هذا اللقاء الهام الذي يلقي الضوء على أعرق شركات التشييد الأوروبية، والتي تبلغ قيمة استثماراتها في المنطقة العربية وحدها نحو 600 مليون يورو.

وأكد الخوجه على أن مبادرة الغرفة بالدعوة لهذا اللقاء قائم على حقيقة أن دورها دعم وتعزيز العلاقات الاقتصادية والتجارية بين الدول العربية والنمسا، لتجسد أهمية وجودها كمنبر للدول العربية في النمسا لتحقيق المصالح العربية في الجوانب الاقتصادية، كمؤسسة تعمل تحت مظلة جامعة الدول العربية وإشراف من الاتحاد العام للغرف العربية.




ولفت الخوجه إلى عدة حقائق تاريخية عن المنطقة العربية، من بينها أن أقدم الممالك في العالم هي المملكة المغربية، وأقدم حضارات العالم في كل من العراق وسوريا ومصر، كما أن عُمان تقع على أقدم طرق التجارة في العالم. وأضاف الخوجه أن الدول العربية لديها أكثر من 30% من احتياطي العالم من النفط والغاز. ومن هذا المنطلق تتوفر فرص متعددة للتنمية والعمل المشترك بين الدول العربية والنمسا بما يسهم في رفع مستويات التبادل التجاري بين الجانبين، والتي بلغت في عام 2012 نحو 4.6 مليار يورو في الاتجاهين.

وبدوره قال المهندس عمر الراوي إن شركة شتراباج لديها أعلى مستوى من الأداء والجودة، وخاصة فيما يتعلق بالتعامل داخل المؤسسة ودور العاملين فيها. وأضاف أن مجلس الموظفين بالشركة يمثل موظفين وعاملين في مختلف بقاع العالم والتعبير عن مشاكلهم واهتماماتهم ومطالبهم. وعلى صعيد متصل فإن شتراباج تستثمر مبالغ كثيرة في تنفيذ مشاريع اجتماعية وخاصة في منطقة شرق أوروبا، علاوة على أن شتراباج تتحصل على نحو 50% من مشاريع البناء والتشييد في النمسا.




وفي كلمة باسم رئيس مجلس السفراء العرب الحالي، السفير صلاح عبد الشافي، سفير دولة فلسطين لدى النمسا، قدم المستشار حازم شبت التحية لغرفة التجارة العربية النمساوية على مبادرتها الهامة بالتواصل مع المؤسسات النمساوية. كما أثنى شبت على الأداء المتميز لشركة شتراباج، داعيا في الوقت ذاته إلى توسيع رقعة المشاريع التي تنفذها الشركة في الدول العربية، وهو التوجه الذي يدعمه سفراء الدول العربية لدى النمسا.
كما طرح السادة أعضاء السلك الدبلوماسي عددا من الأسئلة المتعلقة بنشاطات الشركة في المنطقة العربية وفي شرق أوروبا.

وفي نهاية اللقاء قامت مسؤولة العلاقات العامة بشركة شتراباج باصطحاب ضيوف الشركة في جولة تعريفية بأقسام الشركة والاهتمام بالفنون الذي تبديه الشركة والمتمثل في المسابقة الفنية السنوية التي تقيمها وكذلك المعرض الدائم الموجود بمقر الشركة.


مدير يونيدو يستقبل وفد الغرفة

استقبل مدير منظمة الأمم المتحدة للتنمية الصناعية (يونيدو)، لي يونج بمقر المنظمة في فيينا يوم الخميس 09 يناير 2014، رئيس غرفة التجارة العربية النمساوية، السيناتور دكتور ريتشارد شينتس، وأمينها العام، المهندس مضر الخوجه؛ حيث تمت مناقشة سبل مواصلة تعزيز وتوطيد العلاقات بين المنظمة الأممية والغرفة. كما تم التباحث بشأن إمكانية التعاون في مجال مكافحة البطالة في الوطن العربي والتأهيل المهني، وفي مجال المحافظة على البيئة، ومجالات الطاقة والطاقة المتجددة.



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وقدمت الغرفة عرضا تعريفيا بأنشطتها ورسالتها الرامية إلى بناء جسور من العلاقات الإيجابية بين الجانبين العربي والنمساوي. وكذلك لمحة عن شبكة العلاقات الواسعة التي تتميز بها الغرفة، والتي تربطها بالاتحاد العام للغرف العربية والغرف العربية والعربية المشتركة، بالإضافة إلى المؤسسات الرسمية والحكومية والخاصة في العديد من دول العالم. وتم إبراز الدور الذي تؤديه غرفة التجارة العربية النمساوية في مجال تعزيز العلاقات الاقتصادية والتجارية بين النمسا والدول العربية، وكذلك إسهاماتها في الارتقاء بمستوى العلاقات العربية النمساوية في كافة المجالات.

وأبدت غرفة التجارة العربية النمساوية رغبة بالتعاون مع منظمة التنمية الصناعية (يونيدو)، لإقامة فعالية مشتركة تخصص لمناقشة الدور المنوط به القطاع الخاص لتوفير فرص العمل.

وتم خلال اللقاء الإشارة إلى الجهود التي تقوم بها الغرفة في مجال المحافظة على البيئة، والتشاور القائم مع اللجنة البرلمانية من أجل المتوسط في مجالات الطاقة والطاقة المتجددة وحماية البيئة والمياه.

ومن جانبه أبدى لي يونج ترحيبا بتوطيد العلاقات بين المنظمة الأممية والغرفة، ومتابعة الفعاليات التي تركز على تقليص معدلات البطالة وتوفير فرص عمل للشباب وتطوير التأهيل المهني.


ويتمتع السيد لي يونج، الذي تولى منصب مدير عام منظمة الأمم المتحدة للتنمية الصناعية (يونيدو) في شهر يونيو 2013، بخبرات مهنية واسعة؛ حيث يعتبر أحد صناع السياسة الاقتصادية والمالية العليا من خلال منصبه السابق كنائب لوزير المالية في جمهورية الصين الشعبية وعضو لجنة السياسة النقدية للبنك المركزي لمدة عشر سنوات. كما شارك السيد لي في وضع وتنسيق السياسات المالية والنقدية والصناعية ودعم النمو الاقتصادي في الصين. كما لعب لي دورا رئيسيا في التعاون بين الصين والمنظمات الإنمائية المتعددة الأطراف، مثل مجموعة البنك الدولي وبنك التنمية الآسيوي.




الغرفة في ضيافة رئيس "أوفيد"

استقبل المدير العام والرئيس التنفيذي لـ"أوفيد" (صندوق أوبك للتنمية الدولية) السيد سليمان الحربش، الأمين العام لغرفة التجارة العربية النمساوية، المهندس مضر الخوجه، والمتحدث باسم لجنة التخطيط العمراني بمحافظة فيينا، عضو البرلمان المحلي للعاصمة النمساوية المهندس عمر الراوي.

ودار الحوار خلال اللقاء الذي انعقد يوم الثلاثاء 17 ديسمبر 2013 بمقر "أوفيد" العريق بقلب فيينا، حول ما شهدته المنظمة التنموية الدولية من نقلة نوعية وطفرة تنموية جسدتها إنجازات المنظمة برئاسة الحربش، بين عامي 2003 و2013. وأثنى ضيفا "أوفيد" على الأداء المتميز للمنظمة في دعم العمل التنموي والإنساني في الدول النامية، والعطاء المتميز المقدم للفئات الأكثر فقرا حول العالم من خلال تنفيذ وتمويل مشاريع التنمية المستدامة.

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كما تناول اللقاء إمكانيات إظهار العمل الذي تقوم به "أوفيد" وإنجازاتها على مدار الأعوام الماضية من خلال عمل فني تحتضنه العاصمة النمساوية. وفي هذا الإطار أعطى الحربش إضاءات عن تاريخ المبنى التاريخي، والذي كان مقر إقامة الأرشيدوق فيلهلم فرانس كارل، قائد الفوج العسكري لفرسان تيتون، وظل مقرا لمن يشغل هذا المنصب في الفترة بين عامي (1870 – 1923). ثم شغلت المبنى بين عامي (1945 – 1974) الإدارة المركزية للشرطة في العاصمة. وأصبح المبنى مقرا لرئاسة أوفيد اعتبارا من عام 1982.


وحول الإنجازات التي تقوم بها أوفيد، أشار الحربش إلى أنه تم تخصيص 9 مليار دولار منذ تأسيس أوفيد، تم إنفاقها على تمويل المشاريع التنموية. وأكد في الوقت ذاته أن المشاريع الإنسانية والتنموية التي تقيمها أو تمولها أوفيد تتم دون النظر إلى لون أو جنس أو دين من يحصل على المساعدات. كما أن أوفيد تقدم المنح المتمثلة في المساعدات التقنية ومعونات الإغاثة في حالات الطوارئ.


أما مدير عام "أوفيد" نفسه، السيد سليمان جاسر الحربش فقد تم تكريمه من مختلف دول العالم، ومن بينها دولة النمسا تقديرا لإسهاماته البارزة في العمل التنموي ودعم الدول النامية. كما كان للحربش دور في عام 1983 في تغيير فكرة انتقال مقر منظمة الدول المصدرة للنفط "أوبك" من فيينا، وهي الفكرة التي تم تداولها أكثر من مرة داخل أروقة أوبك لعدة أسباب آنذاك.

كما أن للحربش قائمة طويلة من الإنجازات بداية من مساهماته في تنفيذ السياسة النفطية السعودية من خلال عمله في العديد من المناصب القيادية والتي كان آخرها منصب محافظ المملكة لدى مجلس أوبك. وتولى الحربش رئاسة المجلس الوزاري لصندوق الاوبك للتنمية الدولية "أوفيد" بداية من عام 2003 وتم تمديد رئاسته للمنظمة ثلاث مرات تقديرا لما يقوم به من جهود وإنجازات متتالية.


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نائب رئيس وزراء النمسا يقلد الحريش وسام الشرف الفضي


وفي أغسطس 2013 منحت النمسا السيد الحربش وسام الشرف الكبير الفضي رتبة وشاح، تقديرا لخدماته ودعمه للعمل الإنساني في أكثر من 130 دولة نامية، وتنويها بترسيخ أواصر التعاون بين أوفيد وجمهورية النمسا. وسبق أن حصل الحربش على أوسمة رفيعة مماثلة تقديرا لخدماته ودعمه للعمل الإنساني، فحصل على الوسام العلوي الملكي من درجة قائد من المغرب، كما تقلد وسام الشرف الوطني من درجة قائد من ساحل العاج، وحصل على وسام أنانيا شيراكاتسي التقديري من أرمينيا، وتسلم ميدالية الكونجرس للإنجازات من الفلبين. كما حصل الحربش على جائزة بري دي لا فاوندايشون من موناكو، ووسام الشرف الوطني من درجة فارس من بوركينا فاسو، ووسام التقدير الوطني من موريتانيا، ووسام النيلين من الدرجة الأولى من السودان، وميدالية الاستحقاق والتميز الذهبية من فلسطين، وجائزة الأونروا للمانحين المميزين، والتي تتمثل في غرس شجرة زيتون باسمه في فلسطين.


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