Austin, Texas’ state capital is the second largest capital in the US. Founded in 1839 and named after Stephen F. Austin, the ‘Father of Texas’, today, Austin is an important administrative, educational, and cultural center.
Why exhibit there?
Austin is considered to be a major center for high tech with tech giants such as 3M, Apple and Amazon, amongst many others, having operations there.
Such is the proliferation of technology companies that it has led to the region's nickname, ‘Silicon Hills’, and has been the catalyst that has spurred development greatly expanding the city.
Take the Capital Metro route 20 bus service from Austin Bergstrom International Airport and be downtown in just 35 minutes.
Restrictions on what you can bring into the country
Follow the FAA’s Pack Safe guidelines and you won’t go far wrong.
Main exhibition venues
Exhibitions we have supported
Services we provide
- Booth Host/Hostess
- Lead Generator
- Crowd Gatherer
- Product Demonstrator
- Hospitality Staff
- Brand Ambassador
- Team Leaders
- Event Managers
Key tourist hotspots
Completed in 1888, the State Capitol, modelled on the one in Washington DC, and the Austin Visitor Centre are worth a trip around.
But if you’re after a green space, Austin's 351-acre Zilker Park is a favorite recreation area that sits alongside Lady Bird Lake and offers tourists many things to do.
- Biderman’s Deli brings sandwiches and bagels to the Northwest Hill. The delicatessen serves up classic bagels loaded with cream cheese, lox, whitefish, and more.
- Dai Due menu includes everything from heavier dishes like giant rib-eyes, fried chicken, and wild boar confit, to lighter fare, like empanadas.
- Local currency - US dollar.
- Language - English.
- Visa requirements. You will require a visa to enter the USA. What kind that is depends on where you have come from and what you are planning on doing there. The first step you have to take in order to start your US visa application, is to figure out under what kind of visa you are permitted to enter the United States. After you have selected the visa type you need to apply for, you should check the requirements and start gathering the documents that are required for that visa.
- Plug sockets in the USA are the standard two pin plugs.
- Cultural sensitivities. The USA is a real patchwork of cultures, identities and customs, however there aren’t any real cultural sensitivities to be aware of, but points worth noting:
- Most Americans move to a first name basis pretty quickly.
- Americans have no etiquette when it comes to giving and receiving business cards.
- Arrive on time for meetings as time and punctuality are very important to Americans.
- Use statistics to backup your claims - most Americans are impressed by hard data and evidence.