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%.

Image @istockphoto.com
Image @istockphoto.com

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."

See more:

Three of the best... European ski incentive destinations

Moulden Marketing partners with DMC for Germany and Austria

• For more in-depth features, as well as case studies and breaking news, sign up to C&IT Magazine's daily Newstracker here

 


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
Top agencies speak out amid warnings the coronavirus response came ‘too late’

Top agencies speak out amid warnings the coronavirus response came ‘too late’

With reports that another key congress may be cancelled, agencies explain how they have been taking stock.

Smyle forecasts 50% turnover growth in 2020

Smyle forecasts 50% turnover growth in 2020

Agency features on the Sunday Times International Track 200 and predicts big things for the year ahead.

Deadline extended for A-List 2020

Deadline extended for A-List 2020

We’ve extended the deadline for entering this year’s awards celebrating 35 incredible event professionals under 35.

In pictures: The Mayfair Townhouse to open September 2020

In pictures: The Mayfair Townhouse to open September 2020

Iconic Luxury Hotels' new London property will have 172 rooms, a bar, a private gym and event spaces.

Incentive review: An action-packed countryside weekend at Gleneagles

Incentive review: An action-packed countryside weekend at Gleneagles

A luxury Scottish escape with whiskey tastings and outdoor activities including clay-pigeon shooting and archery.

DRPG acquires London agency Firehouse

DRPG acquires London agency Firehouse

Global agency’s acquisition of communications specialists Firehouse continues its recent growth.

C&IT redesigns magazine and website

C&IT redesigns magazine and website

Same great content but now with even more essential insight for event planners, says editor Calum Di Lieto.

‘At 11am we had nothing - by 7pm guests were walking into an awards ceremony’

‘At 11am we had nothing - by 7pm guests were walking into an awards ceremony’

Dan Broadberry discusses being on the 2019 A-List and how a ‘catastrophic’ storm may have helped him get there.

Exclusive: GPJ comments on Mobile World Congress coronavirus cancellation

Exclusive: GPJ comments on Mobile World Congress coronavirus cancellation

MWC in Barcelona will not go ahead, as one senior agency planner says brands took action after consulting chief medical officers.

Noisettes vocalist stars at Americana Music Association UK Awards

Noisettes vocalist stars at Americana Music Association UK Awards

London’s Troxy hosted the ceremony for 1,500 guests, featuring performances from special guests including Shingai Shoniwa.

LATEST JOBS