In 2017, the editorial board of Kongres Magazine had the chance to speak to some of the most important players of Carinthia’s congress industry scene. They gave us some special insight into different fields, in which they have been mastering their craft and promoting Carinthia as a first-class congress destination.
Irene Grünbacher, Congress and Event Manager at Congress Centre Villach
The only combined Hotel and Congress Centre in Austria
What is really important is to offer an excellent service to our clients. We are trying to give more to our clients and to live up to the expectations of our main slogan, which is: ‘you get more’.
Gundolf Schlender, Penthouse Butler at Holiday Inn Villach
Loyalty and Commitment are the keys to success
“In my job, I take care of the younger colleagues as they come to me for advice, when they start working in this hotel. I am like a big dad for all of them. I like my work, because every day is a new day and you get to know new interesting people from all over the world.”
Helmuth Micheler, Head of Klagenfurt Tourism Bureau
Every meeting destination is more or less interchangeable – except for its stories
“The advantages of Klagenfurt are the short distances, the really good sports infrastructure, the southern lifestyle and a good range of traditional restaurants.”
Hotel with the most stunning view
“Schlosshotel Velden is the ideal setting for celebrations and meetings, with its luxurious, modern, and perfectly equipped rooms, complemented by a panoramic terrace.”
Life Is A Game Be A Part Of It!
“I would like to be 17 again. Because you are still a teenager, but you want to be an adult and you still have some restrictions which you would like to try to the limit.”
Guido Schwengersbauer, CEO of Landhotel Seppenbauer
Landhotel Seppenbauer is the perfect getaway from work
“Our main mission right now is to spread the word about us and the undiscovered potential of the entire area. We have seen that we have to use our director’s name and the story behind his family to open up people’s minds.”
The Key To Success Are Always The Employees
“Our goal is to bring even more congresses and events to the city, as there still is potential, although we already had about 400 events with more than 110,000 visitors in 2016.”