The Texas-EU Business Summit | 2015
April 22 & 23, 2015
Funding primarily provided by grants from the European Union and the U.S. Dept. of Ed.
In its 4th year, the Texas-EU Business Summit is the premier event for Texas businesses, entrepreneurs and economic development professionals seeking to expand their footprint in Europe.
This year’s summit has been expanded to include two days.
Day one, April 22, 2015 will provide Texas businesses, entrepreneurs, policymakers and economic development professionals with an overview of trade and expansion business opportunities in Europe as well as information and connections to make the most of those opportunities. For additional program topics and information see agenda.
Day two, April 23, 2015 will facilitate networks and matchmaking among firms and technology incubators in Central Texas and Portugal and is designed for entrepreneurs, venture capital professionals, and incubator directors interested in actionable knowledge about doing business in Central Texas and the EU, with a special emphasis on opportunities in Portugal and in Austin. For additional program topics and information agenda.
Texas is already the largest exporting state to the EU. The summit builds on that footprint, focusing on promoting the international trade capacity of Texas businesses and economic development organizations while creating greater awareness regarding the benefits of exporting.
Texas-European Union quick facts:
- Total Texas export to Europe in 2013 exceeded $37.4 billion, an increase of 41% since 2010.
- In 2013, the Top Five Texas exports to Europe by sector were petroleum and coal products – 31.7%, chemicals – 20.2%, computers and electronics – 13.0%, machinery – 10.4%, and transportation equipment 7.2%
- The Netherlands, UK, and France are the leading FDI sources in Texas.
- If the TTIP, a proposed US-EU trade agreement, comes into effect, Texas is placed to be a major beneficiary.
The Texas-EU Business Summit sessions are led by business leaders, trade and investment officials from EU countries, trade policy experts and political officials.
2015 Participating Partners