Vienna is supporting domestic and international organizers of (association) congresses through the Vienna Convention Fund 2024+. It is set up to provide funding for international congresses to be organized in Vienna between January and April, and in July, August, November and December from 2024. Applications are already open.
For many years, Vienna has ranked among the leading congress destinations worldwide. Congresses drive innovation, are an important economic asset and play a key role in promoting the internationalization of the city. The Vienna Convention Fund 2024+ assists organizers by providing funding for the costs that occur when actually hosting the event in the city.
What is covered by the fund?
The Vienna Convention Fund 2024+ provides funding for congresses that take place in the city from 1 January 2024. Funding is only available for international congresses hosted in Vienna between January and April, and in July, August, November and December. The fund supports (association) congresses & meetings – for which the (registered) participants are known to the organizer – that add value for Vienna as an innovation hub and a location for business.
Funding is available for variable costs related directly to organization of the event which are paid to third parties. Examples include costs associated with the event location and for other service providers such as accommodations, A/V companies and caterers.
More information about funding possibilities, the funding guideline and the portal to make applications can be found on the website of the Vienna Convention Bureau.