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HOFBURG Vienna offers ample space for meeting organizers to comply with distancing measures. The key to success in this “new normal” is to maintain an unwavering focus on participants’ needs. And this involves putting the safety of visitors and staff members first.

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 who were unable to attend in person due to travel restrictions joined via a video stream. 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 staterooms, 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 organize 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 organizer, 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 will get together for the Vienna Tourism Conference 2020 at Zeremoniensaal, additionally, a Live-Webstream is offered for digital participation. The Art & Antique fair will be back in November with plenty of unusual exhibits. The annual meeting of the Austrian Society of Anaesthesiology, Reanimation and Intensive Medicine will also see real-time interaction between participants on-site and online. In December, the delegates of the 2020 ÖGDV Dermatology Meeting will once again be guests at the Hofburg Vienna staterooms.