2016 Summit

Texas-EU Business Summit 2016
Access to Trade, Investment and Innovation

May 10, 2016

Hilton Austin


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:

  1. Offers business access to a diverse market of 500 million people with a GDP of $18.5 trillion.
  2. Texas exports to the European Union in 2015 exceeded $27 billion.
  3. In 2015,  the Top Five Texas exports to Europe by sector were: petroleum and coal products – 22.7%, chemicals – 22.7%, computers and electronics – 15.0%, transportation equipment – 10.0%, and machinery 8.1%
  4. The UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, and Spain are leading sources of FDI in Texas.
  5. Texas is poised to be a major beneficiary of the proposed US-EU (TTIP) trade agreement.

The Texas-EU Business Summit sessions are led by business leaders, trade and investment officials from EU countries, trade policy experts and political officials.

This years event will be held at the Hilton Austin, 500 E 4th Street., Austin TX 78701


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Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Welcome Letter


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2016 Agenda

2016 Presenters

2016 Featured Countries

2016 Summit Advisors

2016 Photographs