Heldenplatz: Heldenplatz, Hofburg

Review and sneak preview – impressive variety

The number of participants physically present at events will decline in future due to possible additional travel restrictions and distancing requirements, meaning that demand for space will also fall. The flexible layouts and innovative technologies available at the Hofburg Vienna will help to slow visitor flows and keep group sizes to a minimum.

This was confirmed at the Western Balkans Summit, which brought interior ministers from 18 European countries to the Hofburg Vienna in the second half of July. Representatives of Romania and Bulgaria who were unable to attend in person due to travel restrictions joined via a video stream alongside six other ministers from the Western Balkans. State-of-the-art technology helps to broaden the digital horizons of local events.

“On 2 September 2020 we welcomed the annual marke[ding] fair to the state rooms, where it celebrated its 10th anniversary. At Austria’s largest trade fair for promotional marketing, the 130 exhibitors presented the latest global trends in advertising materials and visual communications,” confirmed Managing Director Alexandra Kaszay.

“We really appreciate being able to organise a fair in such a unique location and knowing that, particularly in these testing times, we can count on the spirit, professionalism and expertise of the Hofburg Vienna team. As an event organiser, this leaves us enough leeway to come up with a format that is aligned with the current circumstances,” reported marke[ding] CEO Martin Zettl.

The autumn schedule will also feature a number of scientific congresses and trade fairs. Leading experts got together for the Vienna Tourism Conference 2020. The Art & Antique fair will be back in November with plenty of unusual exhibits. In December, the delegates of the 2020 ÖGDV Dermatology Meeting will once again be our guests at the Hofburg Vienna state rooms. All those who cannot participate on-site or who rate the risk of personal participation as too high, have the opportunity this year, to follow the ÖGDV annual conference via live streaming.