Thank you for your interest in the 2013 Texas-EU Summit. The event was a wonderful success and we look forward to seeing you next year.
Please mark your calendar now for May 1, 2014!
Featured presentations from the 2013 Summit
Adeline Hinderer, Deputy Head of the EU Delegations, Trade and Business Section
Adeline Hinderer Presentation
Opportunities and Best Practices in Scandinavia
Denmark Industry Opportunities
Mary Paul Smith Jespersen, Senior Commercial Adviser, Royal Danish Embassy, Washington, DC
Mary Paul Smith Jespersen Presentation
Roadmap for Business Success in Europe’s Fastest Growing Markets
Hungary Industry Opportunities
Katalin Csorba, Head of the Hungarian Economic Representatives in the U.S. Hungary Embassy
Katalin Csorba Presentation
Leading Export Sectors for Western Europe
UK Industry Opportunities
Gray Hancock, Head of Trade and Investment, UK Trade & Investment
Gray Hancock Presentation
Spain Industry Opportunities
Mario Buisan, Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Spain, Miami, Florida
Mario Buisán Presentation
Accessing the European Market
Karen Parker, Director, Austin U.S. Export Assistance Center/US&FCS/ITA U.S. Dept. of Commerce
Karen Parker Presentation
Texas-EU Summit 2013 in the News
Denmark gives advice to small businesses at Texas-EU Summit
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
Hungary is Among the Featured Countries at the 2013 Texas-EU Summit
Embassy of Hungary, Washington, D.C.
Description of Texas-EU Summit
The 2013 Texas-EU Summit will provide small businesses, policymakers and economic development professionals with an overview of how to target trade and expansion business opportunities in Europe.
Texas is the second-largest exporting state to the EU. The summit will focus on promoting and building the international trade capacity of Texas-based small businesses and economic development organizations while creating greater awareness regarding the benefits of exporting.
A few quick facts:
- Total Texas export to the EU in 2012 exceeded $36.3 billion an increase of 9.8 billion in the past two years.
- Top Texas exports consisted of petroleum and coal products – 31.7%, chemicals – 21.1%, computers and electronics – 13.9%, machinery – 10.3%, and all others 23%
- The Netherlands, UK, and France are the leading FDI sources in Texas.
The 2013 Texas-EU Summit sessions will be led by international trade policy experts, political and business leaders, and officials from various EU countries’ chambers of commerce.
Manager, Health Robotics, Robotdalen
Deputy Head of the EU Delegations, Trade and Business Section
Vice President Global Corporate Recruitment, Austin Chamber of Commerce
Area Director, Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA)
Acting Economic Development Manager, City of Austin
Commercial Attaché to the US, Republic of Turkey
Consulate General of Italy, Houston
Consul of the Netherlands, President of Global Marine Transport, Regional Director Port of Rotterdam
Head of Trade and Investment, UK Trade & Investment
CEO, President and Chairman, Value-Optimized Solutions, Inc.
Senior Manager for Global Public Policy and Government Affairs, Dell Inc.
Mayor, City of Torrijos in the province of Toledo, Spain
Managing Director, German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern US, Inc.
Head of the Hungarian Economic Representatives in the U.S, Hungarian Embassy
Consul General of Germany, German Consulate General, Houston
CEO, Hannover Fairs USA
Director, International Trade Center – Small Business Development Center
Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Spain
Senior Commercial Adviser, Royal Danish Embassy in Washington, DC
Chairman and CEO, Energy Allied International Corporation
Acting International Economic Development Program Manager, City of Austin
Senior Vice President, Global Operations, Thermon Manufacturing, Inc.
Brand Developer and Manager, Aliseo Foods
Director, HANNOVER MESSE Worldwide Events, Hannover Fairs USA, Inc.