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iconvienna - Dr. Michael Häupl - KR Dr. René Alfons Haiden - KR DI Dr. Gerhard Hrebicek, MBA - Make Contacts to Contracts

Patronage:             Dr. Michael Häupl, Mayor and Regional
                                  Governor of Vienna


Chairman of the
Advisory Board:
      KR Dr. René Alfons Haiden

 President:                KR DI Dr. Gerhard Hrebicek, MBA

Foundation:            2004

First Forum:            2005

Target Groups:      National and international Top Decision-Makers
                                  from international Organisations, Politics,
                                  Economy, Science and Media
                                  Representatives of Regions from Russia,
                                  Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America
                                  and USA

Motto:                      Make Contacts to Contracts

Participants since 2005: around 8300

Countries of origin since 2005: Participants from 87 countries

Speakers since 2005: around 620



Previous Focus Areas:

  • 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:

  • 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


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