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News from the Austrian Convention Industry

Conventa 2018

From 24 – 25 January 2018 you will be able to visit more than 30 meeting professionals from Austria at the 10th edition of Conventa in Ljubljana, Slovenia!

Conventa 2018

Awards for hotels

On the web page “Die 222 besten Hotels Österreichs” (“The 222 best hotels in Austria”), published by the Connoisseur Circle, the following hotels – who work together with the Austrian National Tourist Office also in the convention sector – finished first:

Category Design Hotels: Gradonna Mountain Resort

Category Honeymoon Hotels: Schloss Fuschl, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

Category City Hotels: Hotel Sacher Vienna

Die 222 besten Hotels Österreichs (mostly in German)

Snow & MICE Forum in Kitzbuehel

The Snow & MICE Forum will take place in Kitzbuehel from 18 – 21 March 2018. It will be an exceptional M&I Forum, offering the possibility of networking with industry-leading suppliers and discovering a unique MICE destination.

Hotel Kitzhof Mountain Design Resort will be the host hotel, K3 KitzKongress the meeting venue.

Snow & MICE Forum


Hotel Kitzhof Mountain Design Resort

K3 KitzKongress

Best Convention Centers 2017

Five Austrian Convention Centers are (partly ex-aequo) on the list “Best Convention Centers of 2017” (Meetings Star Award 2017 / Kongres Magazine).

We congratulate the following winners:
Austria Center Vienna, Salzburg Congress, Congress Center Villach, Congress Schladming, Messe Congress Graz.

Best Convention Centers 2017

IMEX Key Trends of 2018

IMEX predicts:
Turning the focus back towards humanity will be central to 2018 trends.

Trends 2018

Austrian National Tourist Office with 48 Partners at IBTM World 2017

The 30th edition of IBTM World, a leading global event for the meetings, events and incentives industry, took place in Barcelona from 28 – 30 November 2017. The Austrian National Tourist Office was present with 48 Austrian Partners – Convention Bureaux and Destinations, Venues, Event Locations, Hotels, DMCs & PCOs as well as traffic carriers.

The next IBTM World will take place from 27 – 29 November 2018 at Fira Barcelona Gran Via.

IBTM World

Convention4u 2018 takes place in Burgenland

For the first time in 2018 Burgenland will host the Convention4u from 2 to 3 July 2018

For two days meeting professionals from the Austrian convention industry are going to discuss the challenges and current trends of the industry.

Austrian Convention Bureau

Convention Burgenland

Chill & Grill at Hernstein Palace

Convention Bureau Lower Austria celebrates the end of summer at conference hotel Palace Hernstein

160 clients enjoyed preparing their dinner at their very own cooking and grill stations in the beautiful gardens of Hernstein Palace, former hunting seat of the Habsburgs. Adi Matzek, two times BBQ world champion and a native Waldviertler, moderated the successful event. More than 15 top convention partners looked after the wellbeing of the guests who enjoyed an exclusive tour through the historical location and the magical atmosphere at the lake of the palace gardens.

Edith Mader, head of Convention Bureau Lower Austria, and Christoph Madl, general manager Tourist Office Lower Austria, welcomed the guests: ‘There is a reason why client events like ours gain more and more popularity’, said Mr Madl. ‘In times where we have to communicate digitally most of the times, more emphasis is laid on personal interaction and networking.’

Convention Bureau Lower Austria