Vienna sees 11% rise in meetings in 2016

Vienna has seen an 11% rise in the number of meetings held in the city, equating to an economic impact of €1.072 billion, and increase of 3%.

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In 2016 the city hosted 4,084 conferences, corporate events and incentives around with around 567,000 participants during the year.

Commenting on the increase in meetings in 2016, president of the Vienna Tourist Board and the Vienna City councilor for finance, economic and International Affairs Renate Brauner, said: "Compared with 2015, which exceeded the one billion mark for the first time, the contribution of Vienna’s meetings industry to the national economy increased in 2016 by additional 3% to EUR 1.072 billion.

"Vienna’s meetings industry once again proved to be a dependable employer, securing more than 19,700 year-round jobs nationwide." Brauner noted. "The records set in 2015 were surpassed with gains in all key indicators, with performances mirroring those of the capital’s thriving tourism sector in 2016."

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