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Welcome to Austria!

Austria has long been regarded a leading destination for meetings. Traditional Austrian hospitality combined with an innovative, future-orientated convention scene and high professional standard sets Austria apart from its competitors. Excellent infrastructure, safety and its prime location at the heart of Europe make Austria the destination of choice for meetings, incentives, conferences and events.

News from the Austrian Convention Industry

14th 'Tagungsmesse ' in Graz

Steiermark Convention looks forward to welcome you at the 14th Tagungsmesse in Graz!

Meet over 40 professional meeting suppliers, many of them new members, from all Styrian regions. Discover the latest trends in incentives and side events throughout the diverse and breath-taking regions of Styria. Be there when the brand new ‘Genussvoll tagen’ meeting planner’s guide will be presented and delight in the flying buffet ‘from Amsterdam to Birmingham’ as well as in Styrian delicacies.

Register now for a delightful and successful evening with Steiermark Convention!

4 April 2017
4 pm – 8 pm
at Graz Airport

Steiermark Convention

Vienna's Meeting Statistic Reached An All Time High in 2016

Top results for Vienna’s meeting industry in 2016

In 2016 the number of events increased by 11 %, the resulting number of overnight stays by 2 % and the thereby generated added value listed a plus of 3 %, putting it over the 1 billion Euro mark for the second time since 2015.

Vienna hosted 4.084 congresses, corporate events and incentives last year, 11 % more than in 2015. 1.320 (- 5 %) of those events were congresses, off that 581 (- 10 %) national and 739 (- 1 %) international ones as well as 2.764 corporate events and incentives (+ 21 %), off that 1.095 (+ 4 %) national and 1.669 (+ 34 %) international  ones.

The number of overnight stays generated by around 1.567.000 conference participants amounts to 718.000, a 2 % increase compared to 2015. Overnight stays generated by participants of meetings, congresses and incentives make up a 12 % share of Vienna’s overall tourism result 2016. In other words, the meeting industry generates every eighth overnight stay in Vienna.

Read more (press release in German)

Austria Center Vienna Unveils Latest Upgrades: Higher Capacity and Enhanced Look and Feel for Hall N

Even more space, contemporary architecture, better acoustics: Hall N on Level 1 has been completely transformed over the past few months

When the halls at ACV were built, they came with their own interpreting booths, in line with the venue’s primary function as a meeting location for the neighbouring UN. As English has long since established itself as the lingua franca at congresses, those facilities are no longer required and fewer and fewer customers are ordering interpreting services. As a result, the decision was taken to remove the cabins and dark wooden panelling to free up additional space and give the hall a more contemporary feel.  The capacity of Hall N has now increased from 237 to 370.

Creating a functional space where people would feel at home was key: Large windows let more daylight into the foyer and the new lounge areas are perfect for relaxing and recharging your batteries during congress breaks.

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Austrian Convention Bureau Welcomes New Members

Austrian Convention Bureau welcomes 4 new members

The Austrian Convention Bureau’s (ACB) network is growing steadily and is pleased to welcome 4 new meeting professionals. Impulsquartier Loipersdorf increases the number of convention centres within the network, Courtyard Marriot Vienna Prater/Messe the ones of the congress and conference hotels.

WMA Kongress GmbH joins as a new PCO (professional congress organiser) partner and IML Messe Logistik GmbH further strengthens the business line of congress suppliers with its business know how.

Press release  (available in German only)

ACB

Mondial Location Finder - KnoWhere! Forum 2017

Record visitor numbers at Modial’s KnoWhere Forum 2017

For the 4th time Modial’s KnoWhere! Forum, organised by the Location Finder team, took place at Palais Niederösterreich in Vienna. More than 500 meeting professionals and 65 suppliers from the meeting industry attended the event.

Exclusive networking, entertainment and informative talks marked the evening: a hash tag printer printed photos, which were posted on social media, in real time with the Mondial design. In his keynote speech Leo Hilinger revealed how he turned his parent’s wine-growing estate into one of the most successful ones within the German speaking countries and the importance of persisting in the face of setbacks.

The KnoWhere! Forum was a huge success with guests and suppliers and promises another record in visitor numbers for 2018.

More about KnoWhere! Forum  (article available in German only)

Mondial

 

 

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