Vienna lands 30,000-delegate AIDS event

Vienna has won the right to host the world’s largest HIV/AIDS conference in 2010. Some 30,000 delegates are expected to attend the XVIII World AIDS Conference, generating an estimated 100,000 overnight stays for the Austrian capital. Taking place from 18-23 July 2010 at Reed Messe Wien, the event will also attract an additional 25,000 lobbyists and experts as well as 2,500 journalists. The event will be organised by the International Aids Society (IAS) with support from the Austrian government, business and community partners and the United Nations. Christian Mutschlechner, head of the Vienna Tourist Board’s Vienna Convention Bureau, said he was able to convince the IAS of the merits of Vienna during two site inspections last year. The main factors behind the decision included the excellent infrastructure, Vienna’s decent treatment of people suffering from AIDS and HIV (particularly the lack of restrictions on their freedom of movement) and the city’s strategic Eastern European focus, Mutschlechner added.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
Case study: PPA Festival at Tobacco Dock

Case study: PPA Festival at Tobacco Dock

The Professional Publishers Association held an education festival in May 2018 with guest speakers including politicians and actors.

Loganair to take over cancelled Flybmi routes

Loganair to take over cancelled Flybmi routes

Glasgow-based company Loganair has stepped in start flying five of Flybmi's routes from next month.

How to increase your sustainability credentials

How to increase your sustainability credentials

Sustainability can be achieved with simple actions, says Elizabeth Thomas from the International Corporate Governance Network.

London venues hosted 37% more events in 2018

London venues hosted 37% more events in 2018

Year-on-year increase from Unique Venues of London shows strong demand for events in the capital.

Why you should design human-centric experiences

Why you should design human-centric experiences

At EMEC19 in The Hague, Kim Myhre of MCI Experience gave an insightful talk on design-thinking in events.

New event producer for HGA

New event producer for HGA

Becky Jones-Williams has previously worked at Event Concept and will work for clients in a range of sectors.

Stagestruck adds event producer to team

Stagestruck adds event producer to team

Sarah Saward is joining the business as a group account director, with responsibility for a portfolio of blue-chip clients.

Incentive review: Club Med Plantation d'Albion

Incentive review: Club Med Plantation d'Albion

With dinner and champagne on a paradise beach, the white sands and the turquoise coral sea ocean of Mauritius are hard to beat.

Premier Events acquires Collective Minds

Premier Events acquires Collective Minds

Acquisition of Leicester-based events agency is part of growth plan to reach £5m turnover and 50 staff.

3 reasons to run wellness incentives

3 reasons to run wellness incentives

Endellion King, incentives account director at Top Banana, makes the business case for incorporating wellness into incentives.

LATEST JOBS