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Top ranking for Vienna – fifth spot worldwide in the 2016 UIA Congress Statistics

Of the international congresses hosted in Vienna, 270 complied with the criteria for inclusion in the UIA ranking. This was enough to merit fifth spot for Vienna in a list led by Brussels (902). Second, third and fourth place went to Singapore (811), Seoul (473) and Paris (280), respectively. Vienna finished ahead of Tokyo (206) in sixth place, followed by Bangkok (195), Berlin (169), Geneva (162) and Barcelona (139). This latest international success reflects the growth achieved by Vienna's meetings industry in 2016. At EUR 1,072 million, Vienna’s contribution to nationwide induced economic impact passed the one-billion-euro mark in 2016 already for the second time (first time in 2015). Meetings and congresses in Vienna also set a great record for overnight stays, at 1.7 million (+2%) bednights for the year.

Broken down by country, Austria claimed 9th place with 333 events. This particular category was led by Belgium (949), followed by Korea (838), Singapore (811), USA (659), France (439), Japan (412), Germany (356) and Spain (355). 10th place was taken by the Netherlands (293). Vienna accounted for 81% of the Austrian total.

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