iconvienna in brief

Launched by the European Brand Institute in 2005 the event is held in April 2019 for the 15th time, gathering participants and partners throughout various fields of interest and from around the world.


iconvienna - Brand Global Summit established itself as an exclusive Business & Networking Event, promoting business contacts between Austrian and international companies and regions encouraging project and investment business. 


Following the motto “Make Contacts to Contracts”, top-level national and international decision makers from politics and economy, international experts and representatives of regions meet at the forum. We deliver value to participants and partners through personal contacts with executives, entrepreneurs, government officials, project partners, as well as concrete business opportunities at the forum.

Conference Language - EN


Expert Panels

During the day, national and international experts present and discuss contemporary key issues that are vital to Europe’s integration and sustainable development.



Project and Region Exhibition

Enterprises and regions present best practice projects and opportunities. This is an excellent chance to network, attract investors and to acquire new business partners.



High Ranking Participants

CEOs, entrepreneurs, top politicians, representatives of regions, international organisations and science meet at the iconvienna forum. Including side events, participants from approximately 50 different countries join each forum.


Vision & Mission


iconvienna Brand Global Summit - the appealing platform in the center of Europe for the effective promotion of economic and social integration.



iconvienna offers an appealing, promoting and effective environment including the features of the city of Vienna such as:  

•Vienna as a secure hub for the international Project-Businesses

•a mix of effective business and social events, as well as cooperation with public institutions, business, media


iconvienna emblazes the background for a successful integration, especially 

•the actual economic development within regional "Priority"-Projects

•Best Practice experiences of regions and companies, as well as  brand, environmental, resource and financial questions


iconvienna provides an effective and efficient international contact platform, in which

•targeted contacts to experts and decision makers can be established

•the business network can be of use year-round; equity financing, growth capital and advancing across partners can be provided

Facts and Figures

Patronage:             Dr. Michael Ludwig, Mayor and  

Regional Governor of Vienna

Chairman :             KR Dr. René Alfons Haiden


President:               KR DI Dr. Gerhard Hrebicek, MBA

Foundation:            2004

First Forum:            2005

Target Groups:     CEOs, entrepreneurs, top politicians, representatives of                                             regions, international organisations and science, media


Motto:                    Make Contacts to Contracts

Countries of origin since 2005: Participants from 80 countries

Previous Focus Areas:

  • Innovation needs Branding - Branding needs Innovation (2018)
  • Brand together (2017)
  • Innovative Entrepreneurship (2016)
  • East-West Summit on Regional Cooperation through Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2015)
  • East-West Summit on Innovation and Smart Cities (2014)
  • East-West Summit on Innovation and Infrastructure (2013)
  • East-West Summit on Innovations for Growth in the Danube Region (2012)
  • East-West Summit on Innovation and Sustainability (2011)
  • East-West Summit on Energy and Sustainability (2010)
  • East-West Summit: New opportunities through East-West Cooperation (2009)
  • Challenge Russia - Europe-Russia: New Opportunities (2008)
  • Future Investments for Europe (2007)
  • Sustainable Solutions for the Information Society (2006)
  • Information and Consulting (2005)

Previous Key Topics:

  • International Clusters and Branding
  • Regions and Investments in Branding
  • Brand Investments for Growth
  • Future cities as hubs for growth
  • International opportunities through investments in innovation and brands – on the occasion of World IP Day
  • European Competitiveness in the global context
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Financial services, project financing and PPP
  • Growing up an economy for innovations
  • Industrial, building and construction opportunities,  investments for tourism and sports
  • IT-Public Sector/Industries
  • Regional development and investments
  • Energy efficiency and environmental technology
  • Smart Cities & Regions 2020
  • Innovation & Technology
  • International Finance & Projects
  • Branding & Europe
  • Energy & Infrastrucure


Previous Guest Regions:

  • Bucharest, Romania
  • Ivanovo, Russia
  • Miskolc, Hungary
  • Central Bohemia, Czech Republic
  • Moscow, Russia
  • Novgorod, Russia
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • South Moravia, Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
  • Diplomatic Corps for Latin America and Caribbean
  • China

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