Congress Organizers

Congress Organizers

The GROW EAST CONGRESS is a project initiated and organized by Prof. Arnold Schuh, Director of the Competence Center for Emerging Markets & CEE at WU Vienna, and Dr. Manfred Berger, NEUSICHT Think Tank. The Aussenwirtschaft Austria, the international arm of the WKO (Austrian Federal Economic Chamber), is our congress partner. 


Dr. Manfred Berger

Prof. Arnold Schuh

The main goal of this congress series that started in 2007 is to provide insights into the current developments in the emerging Europe and highlight the challenges that international and local firms face when expanding into and competing in CEE markets. In this way, we help profiling Vienna and Austria as a “knowledge-hub” in CEE business in the geographic center of this region. GROW EAST offers a platform for the exchangeThe GROW EAST CONGRESS is a project initiated and organized by Prof. Arnold Schuh, Director of the Competence Center for Emerging Markets & CEE at WU Vienna, and Dr. Manfred Berger, NEUSICHT Think Tank. The Aussenwirtschaft Austria, the international arm of the WKO (Austrian Federal Economic Chamber), is our congress partner.  of ideas and experiences between representatives of firms operating in CEE, academics and business students interested in the markets and economies of this region.

Congress Partners