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Filling those Shoes: Continuing Vienna’s Christian Mission

Events industry guru Christian Mutschlechner (above right) has now retired as head of the Vienna Convention Bureau after 27 years. 250 people attended a farewell event in Vienna, some from as far afield as the USA and Uruguay, both to celebrate his career and welcome successor Christian Woronka. From editor’s blog at Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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12 September 2019

15th TourMIS Users’ Workshop & International Seminar 2019,...

The 15th TourMIS Users’ Workshop and International Seminar is organised by the European Travel Commission, European Cities Marketing & MODUL University Vienna on September 12-13, 2019. Both events are directed toward managers, academics, as well as consultants and representatives of governments and international organisations dealing with tourism. Participants are invited to register for both days or can choose to participate…

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Congress’ Knowledge Valued Close to €1bn

The monetary value of information presented at this year’s European Congress of Radiology in Vienna, amounted to €813m, according to a groundbreaking report. The total was arrived at by adding up the professional time spent compiling, and the research funding associated with, the content of the 3,331 papers presented. From AMI Intellectual Capitals…

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Putting a Price on the Knowledge Imparted at Events and Meetings

Can the knowledge imparted at a congress really be worth close to €1 billion? That’s the claim made by the European Society of Radiology and Vienna Convention Bureau about the European Congress of Radiology held in Vienna earlier this year. What does it say about the way we value knowledge? From editor’s blog at Association Meetings International…

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Vienna’s Mutschlechner Retires from CVB

The man who made Vienna a leading destination for international association meetings is retiring as director of its convention bureau after almost three decades in the post. Christian Mutschlechner served the Austrian capital’s CVB for 27 years, during which time Vienna has consistently been a top-three convention city. From Association Meetings International…

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Mutschlechner: Thought Leader and Game Changer

The retirement of Christian Mutschlechner from the Vienna Convention Bureau next year may, or may not, mean he is departing from the wider industry. But the fact Vienna consistently out-performed bigger cities, and has become one of the world’s top convention destinations, owes a great deal to him. From editor’s blog at Association Meetings International…

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Cape Town: Hosting the 2024 IAU General Assembly

At the recent General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union in Vienna, it was announced that Cape Town in South Africa will host the 2024 event. With huge projects including the MeerKAT, Square Kilometre Array, and Southern African Large Telescopes, the continent is now a knowledge hub for cutting-edge multi-wavelength astronomy. From the Event…

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EPCA Set for Annual Meeting in Vienna

In October the EPCA Annual Meeting for the international petrochemical business community will see around 3,000 participants from all over the world gathering in Vienna. This year the event will examine “Petrochemicals and the Low-Carbon Economy: Versatile Solutions for Greater Sustainability”. It will also hold the European Youth Debating Competition. From Boardroom…

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Vienna: Can “Liveability” Attract Conferences?

Vienna is the world’s most “liveable” city. That’s according to the annual Economist Intelligence Unit Global Liveability Index. It’s also the first city in Europe to top the survey: Melbourne had lead for seven years previously. But what is the link between “liveability” and actually attracting conference delegates? From editor’s blog at Association Meetings International…

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Austria Center Vienna Ready for European Council

In the second half of 2018 Austria will again hold the rotating presidency of the European Council. Most ministerial conferences and meetings attended by Council functionaries will take place at the Austria Center Vienna. These events will be held in areas that are separated from the venue’s day-to-day conference activities. From Boardroom…

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International Congresses Prove Crucial for Vienna

The Vienna Convention Bureau’s end-of-year results have underlined how crucial international association congresses are to a city’s balance sheet. Such events accounted for just 20 percent of meetings. But the segment represented 51 percent of the participants, 74 percent of the overnights and 79 percent of the €1.2 billion impact. From Association Meetings International…

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South Korea Builds Conference Business on the Winter Olympics

Building on the success of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Korea Tourism Organisation is organising a series of roadshows across Europe and America to promote South Korea as a conference and meeting destination. Vienna, Brussels, New York, Washington and London are on the itinerary, and several of Korea’s convention bureaux are exhibiting. From Association Meetings International…

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