Texas – European Union Business Summit Helps Texas Companies Access the World’s Largest Economic Zone
The World Affairs Council of Austin will present the 9th annual Texas-EU Business Summit on May 12, 2020 at the University of Texas. The Summit brings trade promotion experts and business decision-makers from European Union nations to Austin for panels and meetings with the Texas business community. The event is a unique face-to-face opportunity for Austin corporate representatives to make connections and learn about current inbound and outbound business opportunities with Europe.
Highlights of previous Summits include remarks by the Texas Secretary of State, Rolando Pablos; European Union Ambassador to the USA, David O’Sullivan; Communications Specialist, Loxley Browne; President of Blank Media Games, Frank Coppersmith; CEO of Blue Lance, Umesh Verma; Senior VP of SAP, Vivek Bapat; Author and Futurist, Dr. Liz Alexander; Deputy Chief of the Belgian Mission to the USA, Thomas Lambert; Business Development Manager of K.U. Leuven Research & Development, Dr. Martin Hinoul; President of the Greater San Marcos Partnership, Adriana Cruz; Honorary Consul of France, Liz Wiley; and the Consul General of Ireland, Adrian Farrell.
Summit partners include: the U.S. Export Assistance Center of Austin; the International Business Institute at Austin Community College; the City of Austin; the Center for European Studies at the University of Texas at Austin; the Kozmetsky Center for Excellence in International Finance at St. Edwards University; the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas; the World Affairs Councils of America; and the Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America.
The 27 nations of the European Union represent a combined economy of $16.7 trillion (compared with $16.2 trillion for the United States and $8.2 billion for China) [IMF 2012] and a market of more than half a billion people.
Event presenters have included representatives of:
The Center for European Studies, the University of Texas at Austin,
The City of Austin, the State of Texas, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce,
The Consulate General of Ireland in Austin, IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland,
The U.S. Commercial Service Austin Export Assistance Center,
The McCoy College of Business at Texas State University,
The Kozmetsky Center of Excellence at St. Edwards University,
The International Trade Center, the University of Texas at San Antonio,
Austin Community College,
and the Greater San Marcos Partnership.