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1 Shalom and Welcome to the Austrian Israeli Chamber of Commerce AICC
2 Objectives of the AICCGaining reconnaissance of the business location Austria and of the resultingpotentials for cooperation between organizations from Austria and IsraelEstablishing business contacts between both countriesNetworking & lobbying between members and partners of the AICC in Austria and IsraelTransfer of know-how between Austria and Israel for Austrian added valueCreation of a bilateral R&D poolAustro-Israeli incubator in Israel
3 General AssemblyExecutive CommitteeGeneral SecretaryStructure of the AICCThe AICC essentially consists of the following organizational structure:The General AssemblyThe board (Executive Committee)The main office (Secretary General)The members
4 Executive committeeThe executive committee (Board) of the AICC is the managing board of the Austrian Israeli Chamber of Commerce.Elected by the general assembly for four years, the committee is incumbent on guiding the fortune of the AICC. The current committee has been elected in March 2007 and stays in office until 2010.
5 General OfficeThe AICC general office is the coordination centre for all concerns of the Austrian Israeli Chamber of Commerce.Our secretary general is available for your questions at any time.
6 AICC ServicesThe AICC defines itself as a coordination center for Israeli companies, exporters, and young entrepreneurs interested in settling, expanding or searching for cooperation in Austria and CEE/SEE countries.
7 Direct services Organization of press conferences and events Creation of market surveysMailingsSeminars and ConventionsOrganization of one-to-one meetingsOrganization of promotion toursStart-up screenings
8 Services of the AICCMarket research in Austria and CEE/SEE and finding Cooperation PartnersArrangement of appointmentsBusiness Class Check-In / DAN Lounge / Special Airport Transfer / Special Hotel arrangementsExhibition Service / Event Management / Office ServiceLegal, business and tax consulting / banking servicesEconomy Information
9 Become a member of the AICC As a member of the Austrian Israeli Chamber of Commerce, you can enjoy several benefits, which may have a positive effect on your business development. Use the AICC’s unique service and network, receive current news about economical developments and get informed about possible business partners in Austria and CEE/SEE countries.You will receive information about conventions and will be able to access requests from Austrian companies online or directly submit your inquiries to them.Take advantage of the benefits of an AICC membership!
10 Membership feesThe AICC distinguishes between the following categories:CategoryMembership fee per yearIndividual/Single membershipEURSmall and medium sized companiesEURLarge companiesEUR
11 Doing business in Austria Austria, with a population of 8.2 million, is one of the world's richest nations with excellent export opportunities and an attractive investment market for Israeli companies of all sizes.Located in the center of Europe, Austria is on the frontier of the changing European landscape and offers Israeli companies the advantage of a growing market with direct access to the European Union as well as to Central and South Eastern Europe.
12 Balance of Trade Austria– Israel 1948 to 2007 Result 2007€ 153,5 M.ImportsExportsTrade Volume Austria-Israel in thousand euro
13 Central locationAustria’s central geographical position provides ideal access to the emerging markets of Central & Eastern Europe. For instance, Vienna is just 266 km from Budapest and 299 km from Prague. Therefore all areas of Central & Eastern Europe are quickly reachable from Austria.DistanceFlight timeBudapest266 km45 minWarsaw738 km60 minCracow445 km40 minPrague299 km
14 Austria the new gateway to Europe Thanks to Austria’s membership in the European Union the country’s role as a crossroad between North and South, East and West provides strategic advantages for companies involved in international trade.Apart from its ideal geographical location, Austria has the additional advantage to serve as a center for a large number of service companies with outstanding Central & East European know-how.The Austrian banking sector is also exceptionally familiar with the region. The banks‘ financial experts have a great deal of in-depth knowledge of the markets in question, and they have built up strong networks of branches throughout the transitional countries.
15 Stability and Security Austria is one of the most secure nations in the world:hard currencybusiness climatelow crime ratestable legal systempolitical stabilityAccording to a study by the well-known financial magazine Euromoney, Austria has been ranked on 6th place in an international comparison regarding the following criteria: economic performance; political risk; promptness of payment; credit worthiness; access to bank financing; access to short-term finance; access to capital markets.
16 Key Sectors The most important sectors in Austria are: Tourism Food and Drink industryMechanical and Steel EngineeringChemical and Automotive industryElectrics and Electronics industry andWood, Pulp and Paper industryThe majority of Austrian goods exports comes from these industrial sectors.
18 Network of the AICCWe believe in the philosophy that major success can only be reached with the right partners. Therefore we chose the most reliable, experienced and professional partners to work with in the following branches:Legal experts: Lansky, Ganzger + partner, Attorneys at Law, ViennaLaw Office Adv. & Notary Michael Pappe, HaifaTax consultant: Heller Consult Tax and Business Solutions GmbH, ViennaBusiness consultant: ASP Consulting Group, ViennaFinances: Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG (RZB), Vienna
19 Lansky, Ganzger + partner Lansky, Ganzger + partner is one of Austria’s leadinglaw firms with a large European and worldwideoperating network. The main office in Vienna consists of65 employees working in the following legal fields:PrivatisationMergers & AcquisitionsCompany lawBusiness & Trade LawInfrastructureRailway LawBanking LawReal Estate LawLabour LawContract LawEuropean LawEnvironmental Law
20 Legal Network of the AICC LANSKY, GANZGER + partner disposes for years over an excellent network in Israel, which includes its Partner office Attorney at Law and Notary Michael Pappe, Law Firm in Haifa as well as political and economical decision-makers in the „Silicon Valley of the Middle East“.Moreover Senior Partner Dr. Gabriel Lansky is the President of the Austrian-Israeli Chamber of Commerce (AICC) since 2002 and has been re-elected until 2010.
21 Legal Network of the AICC Due to exact knowledge and permanent evaluation of the Israeli Market,LANSKY, GANZGER + partner (LGP) provides practical legal solutions and efficient representation in Israel.LGP supports Israeli companies whose aim is expansion to Austria and CEE/SEE countries as well as cross border projects between Israel and Austria.First class diplomatic, economic and political contacts in Austria guarantee practical and efficient legal solutionsLGP provides counsel on M & A, international financings, real estate acquisition,hi- tech and telecommunication, capital market law as well as all other civil and corporate law matters.
22 Thank you! ! תודה רבה Austrian Israeli Chamber of Commerce Country Manager Israel: Julia AndrasT: – 52 –M: