The Office of the President and the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber WKÖ invited Juwelier Wagner to take part in the state visit. This was the second such invitation, the first being in 2006 on a visit to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
The delegation consisted of Health Minister Alois Stöger, Finance Minister Dr. Reinhold Mitterlehner, former Federal Minister Dr. Rudolf Scholten and WKÖ Vice President KR Dipl. Ing. Dr. Richard Schenz, and also included representatives of Austrian organisations, selected Austrian businessmen, leading personalities from the academic world and selected journalists.