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Vienna, Austria: A Pleasure Doing Business

A culturally rich, sustainable European meetings and incentives destination, Vienna offers lots of unique advantages that are well worth talking about.

As a meeting planner, you can take your cue from the typically Viennese blend of efficiency and enjoyment, while seeing for yourself how unparalleled infrastructure provides the foundations for success in the world’s greenest city. Draw on the expertise of the second-largest university city in the German-speaking countries and harness the creative potential offered by Vienna – ranked number 1 in the Smart City Index published by Roland Berger.

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Gathering at Burrgarten ©Vienna Tourist Board, David Payr

Vienna — a global and cultural leader — welcomes you

Your meeting is in great company. It’s no coincidence that the UN, UNIDO, IAEA, OPEC and OSCE are all headquartered in Vienna. While the city’s geographical location and optimal connections — including to new CEE growth markets — positions it in great standing, Vienna is also famous for its open-mindedness and harmonious, multicultural way of life — the perfect place to welcome participants from all over the world.

Whether it's a meeting, event or conference: Meeting Destination Vienna can offer fantastic locations for events of every kind. And there’s a constant stream of new things. These include innovative new-build projects that take into account the lessons learned from the pandemic, as well as the “fastest event hall” in Austria.

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Market research at Vienna Naschmarket ©Vienna Tourist Board, David Payr

Easy access

Located in the heart of Europe, Meeting Destination Vienna is a lot closer to home than you might think – as Austrian home carrier and part of the Lufthansa Group, Austrian Airlines is bringing Vienna and the USA back closer together again. Every week there are 16 direct flights to choose from.

Vienna is very easy for its guests to reach, and scores well locally as a city of short distances. The city is therefore naturally appreciated by meeting organizers and participants for its geographical location and outstanding transport infrastructure. The world’s highest quality of life is within easy reach. Vienna is a compact city with a huge selection of meeting venues. Everything is just a moment away, and every trip is a voyage of discovery. Perfectly relaxed.

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Board meeting ©Vienna Tourist Board, Paul Bauer

Incentive ideas and transformative experiences

One great way to connect with other people and to grow for yourself is to discover something new: recreating specialties from the canon of Viennese cuisine or learning to waltz at one of the city’s best-known dance schools, going on a treasure hunt at the Kunsthistorisches Museum or trying your hand as an artist under the keen eye of a graffiti master. Vienna offers no end of opportunities to get moving and be creative outside the meeting rooms. The enduring memories are all part of the service.

Organize a meeting in Vienna and receive funding

Vienna is supporting organizers of congresses and corporate events through the Vienna Meeting Fund 2021-2023. Set up by the City of Vienna, the EUR 4 million fund is aimed at domestic and international organizers who are planning meetings to be held in Vienna before 31 December 2023. Applications are possible until three weeks before the starting date of the event.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit vienna.convention.at