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Vienna: Protective shield provides planning security


The Austrian guarantee gives event planners much needed planning security. For Vienna’s meeting industry, this means that organizers who intend to hold an event in Vienna are covered and can plan their events even in these uncertain times . The protective shield is the key to offering event organizers a reasonable amount of flexibility despite the numerous pandemic-related uncertainties.

Starting January 18, 2021, applications can be submitted via the Austrian Hotel and Tourism Bank (ÖHT) (German only). The first eligible event date is March 1, 2021. Applications can be submitted through June 15, 2021. They will be processed by the Austrian Hotel and Tourism Bank (ÖHT).Protective shield also covers international organizers

Organizers from outside Austria can also apply for a grant. The prerequisite is that the event is held in Austria. The protective shield applies if an event is canceled or restricted for reasons objectively related to COVID-19. An event is considered restricted if more than 30% of the participants cannot take part in the event due to COVID-19. All details and information on the protective shield can be found here (German only):

All details on the protective shield can be found in our download file.

If you have any additional questions on the protective shield please send an email to .

Practical tips from the Vienna Convention Bureau

In addition to this financial assistance, organizers planning a meeting in Vienna receive committed support from the Vienna Convention Bureau. The Vienna Convention Bureau provides comprehensive advice, ranging from practical tips on necessary safety and hygiene concepts to hybrid events. Meeting planners can find all the information they need in the chapter Event Planning.

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