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Global Austria

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Günter Bischof
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Fritz Plasser

I. Austria and the World

Konferenzplatz Wien: Vienna as an International Conference Site

Eric Frey

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They are a common sight in downtown Vienna: groups of men and women in business suits with badges around their necks. They are part of the flourishing convention industry that attracts hundreds of thousands guests to the Austrian capital every year.

Since 2005, Vienna has led the worldwide ranking of cities that attract international meetings that is published by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). In 2009, the last year for which figures are available, Vienna recorded 160 major international meetings, with Barcelona (135) and Paris (129) as runners-up.1 Using a broader definition, the city government counted 882 national and international conventions in 2009 and a total of 2,569 events, including company meetings. The city is particularly popular for medical conventions that make up a fifth of all meetings and regularly attract several thousand, sometimes tens of thousands, participants.2

According to city figures, there were 1.373 million overnight stays by...

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