2018 Summit

Texas-EU Business Summit 2018
May 8, 2018
University of Texas, Austin
San Jacinto Residence/Event Hall
309 E 21st Street
Austin, TX 78705

In its 7th 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. The UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, and Spain are leading sources of FDI in Texas.

4. 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%

5. 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 University of Texas at Austin San Jacinto Resident/Event Hall 309 E 21st , Austin TX 78705

Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Welcome Letter

Ambassador of the European Union to the United States
David O’Sullivan’s Welcome Message

2018 Agenda

2018 Presenters

2018 Summit Advisors