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Successful meeting: Austria in Brainport: “Politics meets Sports”

A high-level round table session took place on 21 February 2019 in SX Center for Sport, Marketing & Media in Eindhoven. The following attended:

  • Mr. Peter Louwers (President Corps Consulaire of the Province of Noord-Brabant www.cc-nb.nl)
  • Mr. John Jorritsma, Mayor of Eindhoven
  • Mr. Bert Pauli, Governor of the Province of Noord-Brabant for Economy and Internationalization
  • H.E. Heidemaria Gürer, Ambassador of Austria to The Hague
  • Mr. Camil Smeulders, Honorary Consul of Austria in Noord-Brabant and board member Orange Sports Forum
  • Mr. Peter Janisch (Embassy of Austria in The Hague)

The meeting was well attended and offered a good insight into the market opportunities in Austria as well as existing collaborations in the field of sport and innovation. Keynote speakers were the organizer of the Alternative Elfstedentocht, the Weissensee Event in Austria and the TU/e (Eindhoven University of Technology) about the collaboration with the University of Graz.