Interview with Mag. Andreas Griessler, Managing Director at Kärnten Convention & Mitgesellschafter GesbR
Q: Have you always wanted to work in the meeting industry?
It just popped up years ago – the best thing that could happen.
Q: Why is your destination/country the best in the world?
Carinthia/Austria is set amidst alpine incentive destinations that are amongst the most attractive anywhere in the world. The prestige hotels and excellent culinary offer are where Carinthia really shines and its incentive packages with numerous programmes put us at the very top of the offer in Europe.
Q: What would be the first thing you would show every visitor to your country?
From Pyramidenkogel, the tallest wooden observation tower in the world, our guests have a splendid view over our Carinthian lakes.
Q: What has been your star moment so far and your favourite project with which you would praise yourself?
Lighting the Mercedes star in Carinthia, Carinthia Convention this autumn succeeded in bringing Daimler’s Global Training Experience X-Class to Carinthia. Over 5,000 Mercedes dealers from more than 50 countries had the opportunity to test the first Premium-Pick-up from Mercedes in a training event for the market introduction. It was a great success for Daimler and the Carinthian MICE industry.
Q: What motivates you most at work?
Warmhearted colleagues with a great sense of humour.
Q: In what way do you deal with stress?
Balancing myself in nature.
Q: What will be new in your business in 2018?
An innovative, new type of international event, taking place in Carinthia for the first time. It will be really creative with a lot of fun.
Q: Where will you spend this year’s holiday and why?
Hiking & Culinary Tour through Austria, Italy and Slovenia – multicultural, great hospitality, delicious food.
Q: If there were no time or financial constraints, where would you go?
Experiencing the magic energy of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Q: What would be the title of your autobiography?
“A road movie about life, love and freedom”.