A congress with global standards at the heart of Europe – Drawing on Vienna’s long tradition as a location for high-profile international conferences. Prominent figures come together to discuss Europe’s key economic challenges and prospects. The Vienna Congress com·sult represents a network of highly respected leaders and decision makers, and as one of the most renowned international economic congresses, it has become a fixture within the region.
Top international speakers have transformed the Vienna congress com·sult into a highlight within Europe and made it the most important economic congress in Austria.
Its guests have included many well-known personalities: From Bill Gates (2004) to Jack Welch (2005), Francis Ford Coppola and Shimon Peres (2006), Joschka Fischer and Michael Eisner (2007), Steve Forbes and Mark Spitz (2008), Jimmy Wales (2009), Buzz Aldrin, Martin Eberhard and Howard Dean (2010), Václav Klaus, Mohamed El-Baradei, Jeremy Rifkin, Phillip Blond & Moritz Leuenberger (2011), the legendary politicians Lech Walęsa and Hans-Dietrich Genscher as well as the the Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Israel Avigdor Lieberman and Super(market Tesco)-CEO Sir Terry Leahy in 2012 and finally H.S.H. Hans Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein, former President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek, the author Robert Menasse in 2013, Nobel Peace Laureate FW de Klerk (2015), President Hashim Thaçi (2015), President Atifete Jahjaga (2014), Gregor Gysi, Mario Monti and Nobel Prize Laureate Dan Shechtman (2016) and many more …
The Vienna Congress com·sult offers a platform for communication between high-profile managers, politicians, media specialists and consultants. The crème de la crème of Austria’s business community and political arena come together to exchange expert opinions with international star guests in panel discussions, workshops, fireside chats, private roundtables and one-on-one sessions.
Each year, upward to 1,600 decision makers and top managers from Austria and around the world meet in Vienna for the Vienna Congress com·sult, which has become a highly attractive “calling card” for Vienna as a location. The congress actively promotes the successful location policy of the city and the country as a whole.