Prof. Dr. Reinhard Kainz is the director of the Trade and Crafts Section of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and thus represents the interests of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Austria and the European Union. Training offers and standards that meet the needs of SMEs are particularly important to the Vienna-born expert. For Kainz, standards are "the foundation of positive economic and social development and, thus, for growth, jobs and quality."
The legal expert has been active in decision-making and control functions in the organization of agricultural markets for more than 20 years and authored numerous specialist publications on this topic. Reinhard Kainz teaches European food law at the University of Vienna and the University of Veterinary Medicine, sits on the supervisory body of AMA Marketing and is a member of the Presidential Council of Austrian Standards.