Advantage Austria celebrated its 50-year association with Irish business and the travel trade at a party at the Austrian Embassy, Commercial Office, in the Merrion Centre, Dublin.
Wilhelm Nest, Commercial Counsellor, Austrian Embassy, and Walter Koren, Director General, Advantage Austria, welcomed guests from across trade, media, travel and Ambassadors from many parts of the world to the celebrations and emphasised the close relationship between Ireland and Austria. Both looked forward to the special friendship continuing well into the future.
H.E. Helmut Freudenschuss, recently appointed Austrian Ambassador to Ireland, has been settling into his new position and is enjoying getting to know Ireland.
Energy Globe Awards
Since 1999, the Energy Globe Foundation from Upper Austria has been awarding projects that “make careful and economical use of resources and employ alternative energy sources”. The winners are selected by a panel including members from the UNIDO, the World Bank and the European Renewable Energy Council.
The Energy Globe Awards are an initiative by Austrian engineer and environmentalist Wolfgang Neumann and have developed from a national to a worldwide initiative. Every year, Advantage Austria offices worldwide present the awards to the national winners.
The Irish winners were Dr Mark Kelly, Department of Building & Civil Engineering, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, in co-operation with Jan Gottsche, BAM Ireland, for the development of a Construction Phase Resource Efficiency Toolkit.