Texas-EU Business Summit 2016
Access to Trade, Investment and Innovation
May 10, 2016
In its 5th 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. The summit provides Texas businesses, entrepreneurs, policymakers and
target businesses with an overview of trade and expansion business opportunities in Europe as well as information and connections to make the most of those opportunities.
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 2014, 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.
2016 Participating Partners
Funding primarily provided by grants from the
European Union Delegation to the USA and the U.S. Dept. of Ed.