The Austrian Chamber of Commerce surely did a nice job in bringing together Latin American and Central European companies. According to Christian Gessl from WKO, on the first day there were 340 people from 37 countries. B2B meetings were intense, with 700 meetings booked.
In past years many Brazilian companies settled in Austria, stimulated by good double tax agreements and of course, the unquestionable Austrian charm, that mingles Germanic pragmatism and Latin sympathy. Among those companies: Brazil Foods, TAM, Banco do Brasil.
WKO promises to invite again Latin American companies to the Danube conference, which will focus on environment and sustainable energy issues.