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Austria Center Vienna Sails into the future on the back of record returns

Austria’s largest congress centre has posted a record year (2018) for the third time, while 2019 will be marked by the venue’s major danubeSAIL modernisation project.

Austria Center Vienna records most successful year to date

Austria’s largest congress centre has posted a record year (2018) for the third time, while 2019 will be marked by the venue’s major danubeSAIL modernisation project. The 136,000 international participants who attended events at the venue last year induced an economic impact of €527m, the centre’s management reveals. Paris is the only city in the world to host more large-scale events in 2018 than ...

ECR to celebrate 25th anniversary in Vienna

The European Congress of Radiology (ECR) is set to celebrate its 25th anniversary in Vienna. The ECR, which opens 27 February and runs for four days, has grown to become one of the largest medical gatherings in the world. Hosted at the Austria Center Vienna each year, the congress attracts 28,000 participants from more than 130 countries and is very important for Austria from an economic and resea...

Fond farewell: Changing of the guard in Vienna

Christian Mutschlechner, the long-serving head of the Vienna Tourist Board’s Vienna Convention Bureau, received a special send-off at Palais Wertheim, at an event, 1 February, that also introduced his successor, Christian Woronka. Woronka, who was part of the team that founded the Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB), has managed the CCB since 2012. Doyen of the CVB world leaders, Mutschlechner s...

ERS gets fifth wind in Vienna

The international congress of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) will return to the Austrian capital for a fifth time in 2020. Around 20,000 pulmonary and respiratory experts will meet at Reed Messe Wien for the congress’s 30th edition, 5-9 September 2020. The annual ERS congress is the world’s largest scientific get-together for physicians, researchers and other specialists working in the fie...