"Worldwide, activities broadly related to creativity, including branding, account for almost 10% of global GDP. To enhance the capacity of developing countries to benefit from global trade, UNIDO provides support to its member states to strengthen the production of national and regional products.  Branding has been of increasing importance as it enhances competitiveness and drives economic growth."

Li Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) 

(c)BMDW/Christian Lendl
(c)BMDW/Christian Lendl


"Die Marke symbolisiert den Wert eines Unternehmens und ist daher nicht nur für die produzierten Güter, sondern dadurch auch für die Menschen, die Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter von essentieller Bedeutung – sie ist der bestimmende Wertfaktor eines Unternehmens." 

Margarte Schramböck, Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs


"The forum makes us all better prepared to face future challenges and recognize upcoming opportunities."
Sebastian Kurz, Federal Chancellor, Austria

"Important conference at Vienna UN Conference Centre on “Brands Create Prosperity”. Honored to be invited as a panelist, talking about Nation Branding and Branding of International Organisations such as UNESCO. Congrats to the Organizers Gerhard Hrebicek, President of the European Brand Institute and his team."

Ernst-Peter Brezovszky, Head of UNESCO-Unit, Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs

(c) Veronica Acosta
(c) Veronica Acosta

n behalf of the Government of the Dominican Republic, I wish hereby to express my gratitude to iconvienna Brand Global Summit 2019, for this important event, which allows us to exchange economic and commercial strategies, experiences, as well as opportunities to promote our countries in the cultural, 
touristic and commercial sector."

H.E. Lourdes Victoria-Kruse, Ambassador of the Dominican Republic to Austria

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