- Location advantages
- Establishment, law & taxes
Vienna is and remains a leading city for congresses
In the brand-new ranking of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) for the year 2022, Vienna was once again ranked number one in the world, following in the footsteps of its top rating in 2021.
A total of 162 congresses were held in Vienna last year. This was followed by Lisbon with 144 congresses and Paris with 134 such events. In line with international trends, physical meetings are being increasingly held again. The latest ICCA ranking only refers to meetings which are held on site in the congress cities.
On a country basis, Austria places 11th in the world in the overall ICCA ranking. The list of the top congress and convention destinations is led by the USA (690), followed by Spain (528) and Italy (522).
- Interested in an in-person meeting with our experts? Have a look at our upcoming events
Attractive research and innovation location27. February 2024
ABA’s INVEST in AUSTRIA business area coordinated the handling of 1,354 inquiries on the part of international companies in 2023 and ended up overseeing 496 ongoing business location and expansion projects.
Novartis invests about € 500 million in its Austrian facilities27. February 2024
The investment strengthens the Tyrolean Kundl/Schaftenau campus as a leading biotech location in Europe and helps accelerate the continuous supply of biopharmaceuticals from Austria. The Schaftenau plant is scheduled to be fully operational in the summer of 2024, whereas the Kundl facility will be operational in the autumn of 2025, creating 350 new high-skilled jobs on campus.