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Join us for the 30th IFABC General Assembly, September 27th to 29th 2022, in Vienna, Austria

The ÖAK is looking forward to an interesting and important meeting in the heart of Europe. The leisure program offers a very good overview. The conference participants also get to know Vienna and its diversity.

Tuesday
2022-09-27
CONFERENCE
FREETIME ACTIVITIES
EVENING PROGRAM
Wednesday
2022-09-28
CONFERENCE
FREETIME ACTIVITIES
EVENING PROGRAM
Thursday
2022-09-29
CONFERENCE
FREETIME ACTIVITIES
EVENING PROGRAM
Friday
2022-09-30
FREETIME ACTIVITIES
CONFERENCE
FREETIME ACTIVITIES
EVENING PROGRAM
CONFERENCE
FREETIME ACTIVITIES
EVENING PROGRAM
CONFERENCE
FREETIME ACTIVITIES
EVENING PROGRAM
FREETIME ACTIVITIES
14:00 - 14:20
Welcome, agenda and meeting expectations
14:00
Depart Hotel am Stephansplatz
14:00
City Walk

and visiting the most famous coffee houses of Vienna.  We will get to know the different coffee specialties and will also enjoy a coffee.

The history of Viennese coffee house culture is closely linked to the end of the Siege of Vienna in 1683. Legend has it that the Viennese citizen Georg Franz Kolschitzky (1640 – 1694) was the first to obtain a licence to serve coffee in the city following his heroic actions during the Siege of Vienna. The coffee beans left behind by the Turks were the basis of his success.

The first coffee houses already had several of the characteristics that are still typical of a Viennese-style coffee house today. Waiters served a glass of water with every cup of coffee.

In 2011, Viennese coffee house culture was included by the UNESCO in the national inventory of intangible cultural heritage.

14:20 - 14:40
Welcome to Austria and overview of Austrian ABC
14:40 - 15:45
IFABC Regional Meetings
  • IFABC Iberoamerican Regional Meeting
  • IFABC Europe Regional Meeting
  • IFABC Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting
15:45 - 16:15
Coffee Break
16:15 - 17:00
External presentation about the media market in Austria
16:30
Return to Hotel am Stephansplatz
18:00
Depart Hotel am Stephansplatz
18:00
Sightseeing by bus to Marchfelderhof
19:30
Dinner at Marchfelderhof

An unforgettable sightseeing tour to one of the most legendary restaurants with a history dating back to 1843. The motto of the restaurant: Every guest is emperor.

Dinner at Marchfelderhof

Dresscode: smart casual

23:30
Return to Hotel am Stephansplatz
09:00 - 09:30
General Assembly Meeting and Opening Ceremony

by Simon Redlich  (IFABC President/United Kingdom)

  • Member approval and action items
09:00
Depart Hotel am Stephansplatz
09:00
Highlights of Vienna

We explore the highlights of Vienna:

Please make sure you wear comfortable shoes.

09:30 - 10:30
Review of developments and trend in the last two years
  • Ways of working
  • Success stories from around the globe
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:50
Global trends – WAN-IFRA
11:55 - 12:30
Global trends – IAB Tech Labs
12:30 - 13:45
Lunch at Café Central

Café Central is a traditional Viennese café in the first district of Vienna. The café occupies the ground floor of the former Bank and Stockmarket Building, today called the Palais Ferstel after its architect Heinrich von Ferstel.

12:30 - 13:45
Lunch at Café Central

Café Central is a traditional Viennese café in the first district of Vienna. The café occupies the ground floor of the former Bank and Stockmarket Building, today called the Palais Ferstel after its architect Heinrich von Ferstel.

14:00
Shopping at Kärntner Straße

Opportunity for shopping at Kärntner Straße – website

14:00 - 15:00
Global trends presentations
  • WFA and project Origin
  • P&G an advertising view
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:45
Discussion

The role of IFABC and how do we best serve our members.

16:15
Return to Hotel am Stephansplatz
17:05
Depart Hotel am Stephansplatz
17:15
City walk to Tanzschule Elmayer
18:00 - 19:00
Viennese waltz

Elmayer – the most famous dancing school in Vienna. There we have the opportunity to learn the Viennese waltz (UNESCO cultural heritage)

19:00
Depart from Tanzschule Elmayer to a “Heuriger”
20:00
Dinner at a typical Viennese “Heuriger”

We go by bus to a a typical Viennese “Heuriger” (wine tavern).

There we enjoy a delicious buffet and the special flair.

DRESSCODE: casual

23:30
Return to Hotel am Stephansplatz
09:00 - 10:00
Annual General Meeting
  • Minutes of last meeting
  • Finances
  • Election of Executive Board
09:30
Vienna “Art inside out”
09:30
Depart Hotel am Stephansplatz
10:00 - 10:10
Short break
10:10 - 10:40
Announcements
  1. Board Election Results
  2. Nominations for President
  3. Election of President of the Board
  4. General Assembly Location
10:40 - 11:10
Coffee Break
11:10 - 11:50
Other considerations – climate change
11:50 - 12:35
Other considerations – cyber security
12:30
Lunch at Glacis Beisl

In the 7th district of Vienna, nestled between the Volkstheater, Spittelberg, Mariahilferstrasse and the Museumsquartier, the Glacis Beisl is a refuge for everyone who needs a little distance from the hustle and bustle of the city.

12:35 - 13:50
Lunch at Hotel am Stephansplatz
13:50 - 14:30
Focus on new developments
14:30 - 15:00
Elected Executive Board Meeting
15:00
Return to Hotel am Stephansplatz
16:00
Depart Hotel am Stephansplatz
16:30
Belvedere – a UNESCO World Heritage

We go by bus to Upper Belvedere – a UNESCO World Heritage. Baroque Palace and most visited art museum in Austria – with highlights by Klimt, Schiele, Funke, Monet, and van Gogh.

We are welcomed with an aperitif.

17:00 - 18:00
Guided Tour Gustav Klimt

Guided tour of the exhibition Gustav Klimt

18:00
Short walk from Upper Belvedere to Lower Belvedere

We have a short guided tour and learn interesting facts about the castle.

19:00
Gala Dinner Lower Belvedere

Gala dinner at Lower Belvedere.

The Lower Belvedere impresses with the Baroque splendor of its staterooms. Originally, it was the residence of Prince Eugene. Celebrate in the unique ambience of its former ceremonial rooms: the Hall of Grotesques, the Gold Cabinet, and the Marble Gallery, the latter of which offers direct access to the intimate Privy Garden, once a private area and retreat for Prince Eugene.

Dresscode: informal

23:00
Return to Hotel am Stephansplatz
09:15
Depart Hotel am Stephansplatz
10:00
Schönbrunn Castle

We take the bus to Schönbrunn. Then we have a Guided Highlight Tour in the Schönbrunn Palace (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Schönbrunn Palace is one of Austria’s most important cultural assets.

 

13:00 - 14:45
Lunch at Café Restaurant Kaiserpavillon

We will enjoy our lunch at Café Restaurant Kaiserpavillon.

1751 a menagerie was constructed consisting of thirteen animal enclosures arranged radially around a central pavilion. It forms the visual emphasis of the great diagonal axis connecting the centre of the palace and the pavilion. We have lunch at the central single-storeyed pavilion, where the imperial couple occasionally took breakfast.

15:00
Highlight Tour Zoo Schönbrunn

Afterwards lunch we experience the unique combination of imperial ambience and modern animal husbandry in the best zoo in Europe and the oldest zoo in the world. we start with a Highlight Tour (UNESCO World Heritage Site), it is indeed an unforgettable experience.

16:30 - 17:30
Free time at the Tiergarten Schönbrunn
18:00
Return to Hotel am Stephansplatz
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