The Carinthian International Club is excited about its second base in Carinthia! On November 9th the CIC opened an office in Klagenfurt in the middle of the old town. A large number of members, friends, neighbours and guests of honour celebrated with them.
Many languages intermingled on this evening and, attracted by the great atmosphere, the supporting musical contributions and international buffet, a few passers-by decided to celebrate too, spontaneously invited by the CIC team.
The mayor Maria-Luise Mathiaschitz spoke with enthusiasm about the opening of a CIC office in Klagenfurt that will contribute to more internationalism. The new office in Burggasse 7 is set to become a meeting place according to Rosalia Kopeinig. As per CIC chairman Roland Graf it is no longer possible to imagine Carinthia without the Carinthian International Club.
The CIC unites people from 74 countries and promotes intercultural exchange. From now on, we will be able to make use of the range of what the CIC has to offer not only in the Villach office but also in Klagenfurt.
The international buffet in the evening produced a variety of culinary pleasures. Guests were able to enjoy different sweet and spicy delicacies from all over the world, prepared by CIC members. Gabriel and Natalia Pacheco Guerrero thrilled the public with their musical performance. Later than planned, the opening event reached its conclusion. Many thanks to the numerous people who partied with us!
The Carinthian International Club has a lot to celebrate this year with the opening of its second office. Since ten years, the CIC has been an important organization for industries and expats living in Carinthia. Through their principle of “providing information, services, and an active working network” for members, the CIC has established itself as a community leader in Carinthia. With more than 1,000 members, it's easy to understand why the CIC opened a new office in Klagenfurt.
CIC by the numbers
● 74 nationalities are represented in the CIC
● 1,423 members and growing
● 36 partner companies, univeristies and institutions
● More than 2,700 participants at over 270 CIC events 2018
● 2 offices to serve members and partner companies
● 5 employees
CIC continues to grow
It is an exciting time for the CIC as its organization continues to grow. The high technology industry in Carinthia is expanding and more international employees are anticipated in the region. With more international people moving to Carinthia, the CIC is growing to meet their needs. After the success of the CIC Office in Villach, it made sense to open a second office in Klagenfurt. With two offices, the CIC can now effectively help members throughout Carinthia in two of its busiest cities.
In the past, the CIC was a mobile organization that used community spaces throughout Carinthia to meet with members and host events. Since the first CIC office opened in 2017, the CIC has expanded and improved its services for members. At the CIC Office in Villach, members can take German courses, attend job service workshops, and enjoy a variety of engaging events. The CIC team has plenty of ideas for the CIC Office in Klagenfurt and plans to replicate the success of the Villach location.
Since 2009, the CIC has helped establish a thriving international community in Carinthia. For many of its members, CIC membership is more than an opportunity to network. From recreational activities to childcare, the CIC provides services that have been fundamental for its members.