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The sky's the limit: 40,000 m² of space, right in the centre of town, at Innsbruck Exhibition Centre.

Fine frames make fine pictures

If the most important thing in art is the frame, then in the congress business it's the location. The themes provided then are the painted picture, but it's the chosen surroundings that show it to its best advantage. Let it have an effect. And once you are aware of this, you suddenly realise you'd prefer to stage every congress, every event in Tirol.

The backdrop of mountains never fails to impress and conveys a feeling of pioneering spirit and freedom. State-of-the-art architecture of the five congress centres and another 50 venues in the region. Staying with experienced, warm-hearted and professional hosts; at more than 2,000 hotels in 3*, 4* and 5* quality, which have been rated as having the best facilities in an international comparison. Whether in a central location in towns or municipalities or in the heart of inspiring, unspoilt nature - Tirol offers everything for conferences, congresses, trade fairs, speeches, incentive events and business events. Regardless of whether the get-togethers focus on sharing knowledge, discussions, finding a strategy or a team building exercise.

Let's start in Innsbruck: Vascmed 2015, ÖGN Annual Conference 2016, Three-Country Congress of Ultrasound Societies, International Caritas Symposium, International Conference and Congress on Hydropower or International Passive House Conference. The crème de la crème of medicine and science come together at the venues managed by Congress Messe Innsbruck GmbH. Having three locations and 39 rooms for 20 to 3,000 people as well as five exhibition halls, it is the ideal venue for international events in the science location Innsbruck. Where participants can quickly get to the venues from the airport or main railway station in Innsbruck.

The Congress Centre Alpbach is the second academic hotspot in the heart of the Tirolean lowlands. About 4,000 international scientists, politicians and business representatives come together at the "Village of Thinkers" every August und September. When the European Forum Alpbach takes place in a magical location to discuss the issues of the day and to network. And sustainably, too: the congress site has been awarded the international Green Globe certificate as well as the Austrian Eco-Label for Green Meetings.

Igls, Seefeld, Kitzbühel, Kufstein, Mayrhofen in the Ziller valley. The list of locations with congress centres on the pulse of the times doesn't stop here. Architecture: certainly imposing and gives wings to visitors thoughts. It's not without reason that Congress Zillertal is also referred to as the "Jewel in the Mountains". And it gets even more unusual. For example, at about 2,000 metres above sea level at the "Freiraum on the Ahorn". Awarded the Austrian Building Developer's Prize in 2011, the nearly free-floating platform with extensive conference rooms and panoramic views of the Ziller valley is a unique location for new thoughts and ideas. Or in the White Lounge next door for exclusive events in a really "cool" atmosphere where visitors can enjoy an unforgettable experience by staying at its igloo hotel. Or again at 1,800 m above sea level at arlberg 1.800, the brand new contemporary art and concert hall belonging to the hotelier Florian Werner from the Arlberg Hospiz Hotel.

So many mountains full of ideas for events, which can ultimately be realised with the support of the Tiroler Sommerbahnen cable cars. Because small seminar huts such as the Simonalm (Hochsöll) or the one at Filzalmsee (Brixen im Thale) also provide an exclusive environment, making it easy to get away from it all and find new paths. New paths, which teams can strike impressively by doing activities together such as climbing, rafting or canyoning, etc.

In Tirol you can experience plenty of emotional spaces, pictures and experiences that make the congresses, conferences and events unforgettable. You only have to know where to find them. And if you are considering the mountains in Tirol, the infrastructure and hospitality for your upcoming event, we recommend you contact the Convention Bureau Tirol. The specialists at Tirol Werbung know all of the possibilities and the local scene like the back of their hands and they even function as location scouts, free of charge.

The best support you could get so you can put your picture of a congress or conference onto an impressive Tirolean frame.

Planning tip

Are you thinking of having Tirol as the frame for your picture of an event, but you still don't know what the design looks like?

The Convention Bureau Tirol - a Tirol Werbung organisation - gives neutral and free advice on the best locations in the region:

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