CHICAGO - On June 5, 2017 Reinhold F. Krammer, Austrian Honorary Consul and Principal at Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd. and Peter Sedlmayer, Austrian Trade Commissioner in Chicago, hosted a reception on "smart cities" for Renate Brauner, Vienna's State Minister of Finance, Economy & International Affairs and Gerhard Hirczi, Managing Director of the Vienna Business Agency. The event was held in Masuda Funai's downtown Chicago office and included about 30 executives from the Vienna Business Agency and Austrian business community. Renate Brauner was also in Chicago to attend the Chicago Forum on Global Cities 2017, organized by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Financial Times.
In his remarks, Mr. Krammer said "It was a privilege to host Renate Brauner and other top executives from the Austrian business community. Events like this allow relationships to develop and strengthen ties to focus on important government legislation." Mr. Krammer has been the Austrian Honorary Consul for the past 3 years.