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Austria FAM Trip

As a business location, Austria is very profitable for international investors. It offers optimal access to the growth markets of Eastern and Southeastern Europe, a highly educated and motivated workforce, ultra-modern infrastructure, and a high-tech environment. Moderate corporate taxation, attractive research incentives and efficient public services create the framework for the economic success of companies, both foreign and native to Austria. The country's key industries are: chemical, automotive, mechanical engineering, electronics, mechatronics, life sciences, logistics, telecom, IT, tourism and environmental technologies.


Bastian was invited by the government of Austria to be part of a week-long FAM research trip to Austria. She was one of just six journalists/editors representing national and global business magazines focused on economic development. Bastian enjoyed five-star treatment while exploring the many key industries of Austria via trips to federal government offices and various company headquarters throughout Austria representing diverse fields. Lisa spent day trips in five of the nation’s major cities., and a few smaller municipalities. Many of the firms visited showcased state-of-the-art R&D activity. Personal highlights included a night of opera at the magnificent Vienna Opera House, a tour of the HQ of crystal company Swarovski (perched high up in the Tirolean mountains), meeting the Swarovski artist who created the firm's iconic crystal rose and parrot sculptures, and visiting Admont Abbey, the world’s largest monastery-library. 


Interviewing, research, writing, high-level interpersonal communications with federal govt. and local government officials, and C-suite executives.

Admont Abbey
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