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Hilton Akron/Fairlawn


Austria Today — Beyond “The Sound of Music”

Dr. Wolfgang Renezeder, Head of Press & Information Service, Embassy of Austria, Washington, D.C.


Dr. Wolfgang Renezeder will discuss how Austria has reinvented itself since WWII, through its own efforts and favorable external factors: peace in Europe, an expanding European Union, the collapse of communism and growing global prosperity.

Dr. Wolfgang Renezeder will focus on

  • How, since the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989, Austria has become one of the most important investors in the emerging markets of the new democracies of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).
  • Austria’s continuing its legacy as mediator and peacekeeper in regions of conflict, accepting many asylum-seekers from regions of conflict while serving as headquarters of the UN in the EU.
  • Austria’s national programs that address the Holocaust and compensate victims of the Nazi regime. The Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service sends its youth to other countries to serve at Holocaust institutions focused on remembrance.
  • Austria’s operational center coordinates opportunities for U.S. Companies conducting their business in Eastern Europe.
  • As a pioneer in the field of energy efficient building, how Austria is moving towards collaboration in U.S. markets on environmental technology.

Dr. Renezeder will also acknowledge the significant economic aid provided by the U.S. following WWII that provided an essential foundation for Austria’s moving ahead both economically and politically.

We invite you to attend this important event and extend your welcome and your questions and comments to
Dr. Renezeder.

Hilton Akron/Fairlawn | map
3180 West Market Street - Fairlawn
(Across from Summit Mall — Ghent Road Exit from I-77)

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Dinner and Program with Q&A Session

6:00 p.m. Registration
6:45 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Formal Program, followed by Questions & Answers and Discussion

Individual Registrations
Members - $35
Non-Members - $45

Formal Program Only

7:15 p.m. Registration
7:30 p.m. Formal Program, followed by Questions & Answers and Discussion

Individual Registrations
Members - $12
Non-Members - $15

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Registrations are due no later than Friday, April 16, 2010.

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ACWA - P.O.Box 5300 - Akron, OH 44334


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