Vienna Convention Bureau

New Vienna Meeting Fund for 2022-2024 opens 1 July

In May 2021, the City of Vienna and the Vienna Convention Bureau at the Vienna Tourist Board contributed €4m to the Vienna Meeting Fund 2021-2023, helping the city’s meetings industry to restart post-Covid. More than 500 applications have been submitted since the Fund opened and, already, 392 congresses and corporate meetings scheduled to take place in Vienna until 2023 have received the full or a...

Vienna calling

The Vienna Convention Bureau (VCB) will be out in force at IMEX Frankfurt (stand E160), together with many of its city partners. The team says it is a lot to talk about, including Vienna’s new Ariana event location. Situated at Seestadt Aspern, one of the largest urban development projects in Europe, Ariana boasts 1,300sqm of flexible event space suitable for all kinds of meetings for up to ...

Christian Mutschlechner joins Board of jwc consultancy

Christian Mutschlechner (pictured), former CEO of the Vienna Convention Bureau and ICCA president, has joined international trade fair and conference industry consultancy jwc as a Board member and senior advisor. In his role as CEO of the Vienna Convention Bureau from 1991 to 2019 Mutschlechner was instrumental in developing Vienna to one of the leading conference destinations globally. From 2009 ...

Vienna Meeting Fund doing the business

Five months on from the announcement of the Vienna Meeting Fund, which provided €4m (US$4.6m) to support national and international organisers host meetings in the Austrian capital, there are early positive signs for the scheme. Two hundred and forty-two congresses and corporate conferences have already received preliminary funding approval from the Vienna Convention Bureau (VCB), amounting to nea...

Organisers start to benefit from €4m Vienna Meeting Fund

The City of Vienna and Vienna Tourism’s €4m Meeting Fund 2021-2023, a scheme launched in May to support Vienna’s meeting industry and tourism during the restart has seen conference organisers make use of the first million euros. The hope is that meetings benefitting by the funding will generate added value of €126m by 2023. “The Vienna Meeting Fund 2021-2013 is proving to be a successful project s...