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Business Development Visit to Graz, in association with AVL RACING

02 May 2017

Location: Graz, Austria

Business Development Visit to Graz,
in association with AVL RACING

Tuesday 2nd May – Thursday 4th May 2017
Graz, Austria

Meet leading Austrian companies to discuss real business opportunities


GROW YOUR BUSINESS - join the MIA and AVL RACING, for our NEW two-day visit to Graz, the heart of Austria’s fast-growing high performance engineering and motorsport industry. At the Red Bull Ring you will meet and showcase your company to four leading companies, and others from the Styrian Automotive Cluster, one of Europe's leading regions for R&D and production.

AVL – you will tour and meet the world’s largest developer of systems for powertrain (hybrid, ICE, transmissions, electric, battery), simulation, instrumentation and testing, with over €1.3billion in sales and 8,000 employees.

PANKL– manufacturers of engine and drive systems and lightweight chassis components using high-grade, innovative materials for racing, high performance cars and aerospace - 2016 sales were €180 million.

KTM – “ready to race” - 180,000 bikes sold make KTM Europe’s largest motorcycle manufacturer. Exceptional performance is their cornerstone with 15 Dakar wins amongst their many victories. Substantial investment in R&D, with over 500 dedicated employees, part of 2,500 in the group, which enjoyed over €1billion of sales in 2015.

MAGNA – the largest, most diversified automotive supplier in the world with 155,000 employees and virtually every OEM as a customer, including building the 'I-Pace', Jaguar’s first battery electric vehicle for delivery in 2018. R&D and innovation is central to their success, with funding support and collaboration given to innovative SME’s. 

AUSTRIA is home to extensive research in developing sustainable future concepts of automotive mobility, from alternative drive systems to energy-saving lightweight vehicles. Their automotive and motorsport suppliers have a good and reliable reputation which in 2015 produced 104,000 vehicles and 2.4 million engines and transmissions.


  Morning Afternoon Evening
2nd May
Travel from UK 
arriving midday at hotel in Graz 
Visit AVL for tour and networking  Informal networking dinner with AVL executives
3rd May
Showcase at Red Bull Ring 
with executives from AVL / AVL RACING, Magna, Pankl, KTM and the Styria Automotive Cluster
Networking lunch followed by continuing showcase  Networking dinner in Graz for UK and Austrian friends 
4th May
Morning departure to the UK  


  MIA Member Non-Member
One Delegate £750 + VAT £850 + VAT

Your package includes:

  • Group transport from airport to hotel, from hotel to scheduled visits and final return to airport 
  • Two nights’ accommodation and breakfast at the Hotel Mercure Graz City 
  • Lunch and dinner provided on the Tuesday and Wednesday
  • A showcase area (table-top) for your display at the Red Bull Ring circuit on Wednesday
  • MIA staff to provide full support and assistance both prior to and during the visit 

Please Note - flights are NOT included - please find options below:

  • Direct flights from Birmingham International on Monday 1st and Thursday 4th May
  • Flights, with change in Munich, from London Heathrow on Tuesday 2nd and Thursday 4th May

For more information please contact Charlotte White on +44 (0)2476 692600
or email charlotte.white@the-mia.com

*Programme is subject to change
**Terms & Conditions apply