Vienna native Christian Frey thinks there is no better way to broaden your horizons than by meeting people from all over. As Vienna Business Agency’s Director of International Business, he uses his expertise and love of international exchange to make others aware of the city’s many offers and opportunities.
As a born Wiener, what makes Vienna special?
Vienna is so much more than meets the eye. Beyond tourism and culture, the city is highly innovative, always reinventing itself. Over the last twenty years, I’ve watched it become truly colourful and cosmopolitan, while still retaining its local charm. From the diverse business landscape to the high quality of life, Vienna is a city of opportunities.
What does Vienna offer to international businesses looking to expand or relocate?
An international hub in the heart of Europe, Vienna is an ideal market test market for the DACH region and a great launch pad for the rest of the continent. The city offers a dense funding network for both startups and researchers, well-connected business communities, and vast opportunities for enterprises. Beyond an innovative ecosystem and a growing, multi-skilled and multilingual talent pool, Vienna is, simply put, a well-functioning city. Especially for those relocating with their families, there is something special about doing business in a place that is safe, smart, and beautiful.
How do you and your team support expats?
My team offers a full-service package that is tailored to the specific needs of the companies or individuals looking to settle in Vienna. Based on their current situation and requirements, we are able to put together a bespoke plan. From office space and laboratories to advice on residence, labour law or navigating the public authorities, we have the right resources in place to make things happen. What’s more, we’re supported by a great network of lawyers, tax advisors, and experts who can consult in different languages. We offer personal support from experts, for you.